The toll system in the Algarve is complicated and confusing, How does it works for holiday makers with rental car or with your own car?
18 September 2018: UPDATE
Toll payments on-line!
Nowadays it is possiblE to pay the motorway tolls on line via the CTT website. IF you use the motorways and do not have a device, you can check at www.ctt.pt what tolls which are currently awaiting payment by clicking on the PORTAGENS-tab and typing the registration number of the vehicle in the box PORTAGENS EM DIVIDA.
The payment of tolls by Multibanco is only available for cars withPortuguese licence plates, with no device, and travelling on highways with electrocic tolls. The details of the tolls are available 48 hours after their use and you can also choose your language (Portuguese, English, Spanish or French).
To pay tolls at a Multibanco please follow the steps below:
Request on the CTT website a Multibanco reference online or by SMS. INdicate your tax identification number if you wish to include it in the invoice. Select PAGAMENTOS and then PAGAMENTO DE SERVICOS, at the ATM or throught Homebanking.
Insert the following data:
a. Entidade: 21154 (CTT Correios de Portugal SA)
b. Referencia: xxx xxx xxx (reference given by CTT to each car plate)
c. Mntante: xx,xx euros (amountincludingthe amount of tolls plus the administrative costs).
You will receive an SMS confirmation of the payment and the number necessary to obtain the invoice on teh CTT website. This information I have from the AFPOP!