Very few customers were using the automatic coin baskets. We’re committed to promoting alternative automated payment methods that suit how our customers choose to pay including TAG, card, contactless card and fuel card. This is so that we can continue to offer the quickest and most stress free route in the Midlands.

During weekdays our day rate applies to all journeys made between 7am – 7pm. Off-peak rates also apply during weekdays between 5am-7am and 7pm-11pm.

At the weekend our day rate applies to all journeys made between 5am-11pm.

Our night rate is applicable to all journeys made between the hours of 11pm and 5am.

For further information on our prices please click here. If you are unsure about the price you can expect to pay on the M6toll please call our Customer Services team on 0330 660 0790 (Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm).

There are three payment options:

  1. M6toll TAG (electronic pre-payment method).
  2. Card (credit and debit cards or fuel cards).
  3. Contactless card accepted, simply tap & go.

We also accept cash in attended lanes at our two mainline plaza’s only.

If you need a receipt, there’s a button for this located in all non-TAG lanes. You will not be able to get a receipt for a TAG journey as an invoice will be available via your online account.

Our road is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.  It would only ever be closed due to a police incident.

To find out where to get on or off, take a look at our maps.

Unlike other motorways in the UK, the M6toll is privately owned.  It was built and privately funded by Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL).  It will continue to be run by MEL until 2054.

The toll you pay on each journey goes towards maintaining the M6toll road. We fund everything ourselves.

The M6toll connects the M6 at Junction 3a to Junction 11a of the M6, covering a total distance of 27 miles – or 43 kilometres.

Safety on our road is our top priority. There are CCTV cameras along the route as well as emergency telephones. Using an emergency telephone will put you in touch with Highways England, who will inform our control room of your location so we can stay in regular contact with you.

Our Incident Support Units are constantly patrolling the road and will be with you as soon as possible.

If you have broken down or need our assistance a member of our highly trained staff will be with you as quickly as possible, with the aim of getting you on your way again.

If you have broken down there are emergency roadside telephones along the full length of the M6toll, which can be used to ask for assistance. Where possible our own highly trained Incident Support Units will be dispatched to you.


The M6toll is also patrolled by the Central Motorway Police Group, Warwickshire Police and Highways England traffic officers.