Mersey Gateway Bridge

The new Mersey Gateway Crossing is a tolled crossing with a free-flow tolling system that means there are no toll booths along the route, helping to reduce journey times and minimise congestion.

How much does it cost to cross the bridge?

The costs for crossing the bridge varies for different types of vehicles, and there are various special discount packages available and several ways to reduce the journey cost for regular users. The Merseyflow website explains the different options, but for cars, under 3.5 tonnes and with up to 8 seats the charge is £2 each way.

How to pay for a crossing?

All drivers are able to pay in advance of crossing the bridge or after they have crossed it. Those who choose to pay after they have crossed it, have until midnight the day after their crossing to pay, but if drivers don’t pay they will receive a Penalty Charge Notice.

There are a range of ways to pay:

  • Online at (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
  • By phone on 01928 878 878 (available 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank holidays)
  • At merseyflow’s walk-in centre at Howard Court, Manor Park, Runcorn, WA7 1SJ between 9am-7pm Monday-Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.
  • At one of 10,000 Payzone outlets across the UK, to find your nearest location CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO.
  • You can also pay for a journey you have already made by using our automated 24/7 payment system on 01928 878 878. You will need to give your vehicle registration details when you pay.

What happens if drivers don’t pay?

If drivers don’t pay by midnight the day after they cross they will get a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) which is a legal document, carries a fine of £40, and will be issued to the home address of the registered keeper. This is reduced to a discounted rate of £20 if it is paid within the first 14 days of being issued. For the following 14 days after the discount period has expired the PCN will be charged at the full rate of £40 and if the PCN has still not been paid after this 28-day period, then the fee that must be paid is increased to £60 if it is paid within the following 14 days.