AVERAGE toll road prices are being increased in Andalucia for the first time in three years.
The Administration of the State Department has increased fees by 1.91 percent, making the changes effective as of yesterday (Monday).
This will affect three roads, the AP-4 Sevilla-Cadiz, the AP-46 Alto de las Pedrizas-Malaga and the AP-7 which runs through Malaga to Estepona and then Estepona to Guadiaro.
The average price increases are as follows:
Prices are divided into two main groups, normal and special tariffs.
Normal tariffs apply all year round to ‘habitual’ toll road users – someone who has used the road at least 60 times in the last four months – with light vehicles (motorcycles with or without sidecar, touring vehicles without a trailer or with a trailer without a twin wheel and vans) paying an average of €7.80, up from €7.65.
Heavy-duty vehicles are then broken up into a further two categories. 2.1 Class vehicles with habitual drivers – Two and three axle lorries, and cars, vans and minibuses with two axles and a single-axle trailer with twin wheels – will now pay an average of €12.58, up from €12.35.
2.2 Class vehicles – Coaches with two axles, coaches with two axles and a single axle trailer and three axle coaches – will now pay €15.49, up from €15.20 per trip. All other category two vehicles will also pay this rate.
Special tariff drivers – non-habitual drivers who use the road during the peak season – will have to pay €12.58 per trip, up from €12.35. Class 2.1 vehicles pay the same as light vehicles, and Class 2.2 vehicles will now pay €20.84, up from €20.45. Special tariffs will apply from June-September and for 17 days during Semana Santa (From the Friday of the Semana de Passion and Easter Sunday).
For the section of the AP-7 between Estepona and Guadiaro the normal and special tariff regime is also in force. Light vehicles that intend to make this journey under the normal rate system must pay €1.98 euros (previously 1€.95).
Category one heavy goods vehicles will have to pay €2.95 euros (before 2.90) and category two heavy goods vehicles will have to pay €3.88 euros (before 3.80).
The special tariff regime for this section will see light vehicles that intend to travel this section, only once, pay €3.31 euros (before €3.25), category two heavy goods vehicles pay €3.77 euros (previously € 3.70 euros) and for category two heavy goods vehicles the price will be €5.66 euros (before €5.55).
Light vehicles and two-axle minibuses (four wheels) running from this January 1 from Cadiz to Seville will have to pay €7.34 (one way), an almost 14 cent increase.
Heavy-duty vehicles are again divided into two categories, with type 1 heavy vehicles (trucks and coaches of two axles, trucks and coaches of two axes and with trailer of an axis, trucks and coaches of three axles, cars, vans, vans and minibuses) paying €12.89 for a single trip, up from €12.65.
Type 2 vehicles trucks and coaches, with or without a trailer, with a total of four or more axles, passenger cars, vans, vans and minibuses all with two axles and four wheels) will pay €14.32 instead of €14.05.
AP-46 Las Pedrizas-Malaga
The AP-46 also operates on the seasonal tariff basis as the AP-7 with light vehicles paying €3.31, up from €3.25, in the low season and €5.04 during peak months.
Type 1 heavy-duty vehicles will pay €4.58, up from €4.50 during the low season and €5.81 during peak months.
Type 2 vehicles will have to pay €6.57 per trip this year in the low season (before it was €6.45) and in the high season €8.61 euros, up from €8.45.