Save upto 20% on French tolls

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  1. Rapide561

    Rapide561 Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    This works like "split your ticket" does on the trains in the UK

    Instead of buying a toll ticket from Calais to Reims, what the webiste advises you to do is "split the toll" by leaving at a certain junction en route and rejoining the motorway.

    Savings appear between 10 and 20 percent based on my routes I have checked.

    I think the calculator only works on the same motorway - so for example, you would have to do a Calais to Reims first, then a Reims to Strasbourg to calculate the toll for Calais to Strasbourg.

    I'm toll free all the way but someone might like this.

    Russ

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  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Good tip.. would never have though it was cheaper to get off then back on..

    just checked the trip you suggested

    Calais to Strasbourg.

    Calais to Reims first, then a Reims to Strasbourg

    Toll is for a family car.

    Direct, one off payment of £50.20

    Two stages, £18.57 + £22.25 = £40.82

    so a saving of almost £10 .. 20%
     
  3. emmitdb

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    Greetings,

    HOWEVER<

    Do your homework?

    I've just costed the part of the run to the South of France.

    Macon to Orange. Class 2 Toll €33.20
    Split ticket Macon to Valence €22.20: Valence to Orange €11.60 Total €33.80

    Perhaps Rapides suggestion only works on certain Autoroutes.
     
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    Great tip, where it works, but the price examples give a great reminder why we go toll free through France :Eeek:
     
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    We usually get 100% off tolls as we tend not to use toll roads.
     
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