As you know Joseph some toll roads accept cash/cards others not so. I always recommend that if you rent a car in Portugal and know that you need to use the Motorway, rent a Via Verde Transponder from your hire company. It is simple and worthwhile.The costs (Portugal tolls are cheap as chips) are simply added to your credit card.
But if you haven’t a Via Verde and leave a M’way at an unmanned /non cash/non card booth you must pay after 48 hours and before 5 days at a Post Office or Multibanco machine. (see below) and some say that you need a Portuguese Bank Account to use the service Take care though,I have never had to do that, so I cannot guide users through the process because as a Portugal regular I know in advance whether I would use a M’way and usually refuse the transponder. For instance when I am in Tavira I would always travel via the N125 East to West as far as Amancil. The M’way is irrelevant to me. But if I were travelling West from Faro to ,say, Lagos or Sagres I might use the A22 and therefore would have a transponder.
Next month I’m travelling to Celerico do Basto from Porto and will be visiting Vila Real, Guimaraes and Braga so I am almost certain to use the M’ways. So a transponder it is!!
To pay using Multi Banco.
You can request a MB reference number online or via SMS. You will have to provide your NIF number if you want this to reflect on your invoice.
You can SMS the number 68881 with the text, “CTTMB followed with your vehicle registration number and your NIF” e.g. CTTMB XX-YY-ZZ NIFNUMBER-
Your will then receive an SMS showing the Toll Fee Owed data and the deadline for making payment. The cost of the SMS will be €0.30 plus VAT at the current rate.
When making payment by Online Banking or at an ATM: Select Payments followed by Payment of Services. Enter your data in the respective fields.
- The Entity: 21154 (CTT Correiois de Portugal SA)
- The reference number provided by CTT for each licence plate
- The amount to be paid in € (which will include tolls plus administration charges)
- You will recieve a confirmation of payment SMS within 48 hours with reference number to obtain an invoice.