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Public-images-osm logo.svg barrier = toll_booth
Toll booth.jpg
A place where a road usage toll or fee is collected.
Group: Barriers
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Status: ApprovedPage for proposal

Toll is a charge payable for permission to use a particular bridge or road.
A toll booth is a place where such charge is collected, either manually or automatically.

How to map

Simply add the tag barrier=toll_booth to the node where the toll booth is located.

The node should be on the highway the toll applies to, in order to support routing decisions.

If the toll applies only to particular type of traffic, e.g. only HGVs, add the appropriate sub-tag of toll=*, such as toll:hgv=yes in the example.

Toll bridges

As the tag is defined for both, manual and automatic toll collection, it should also be applied for "toll bridges" that trigger the automatic collection, often with free traffic flow.


German exception

An exception is the system for HGV toll in Germany (see Wikipedia-16px.png Toll Collect on Wikipedia), which operates by pre-booking and GPS monitoring.
The camera bridges over the motorways do not trigger the collection, instead they are enforcement devices checking the compliance with the system.

Consequently, they should not be tagged with barrier=toll_booth. Instead, they can be tagged as device in an enforcement relation.

The terminals where drivers can manually book a trip, often found in fuel stations, can be tagged as vending machines.

Mautbrücke01 2009-04-13.jpg

Proposed icons

  • Toll booth.svg
  • Barrier toll booth.svg


As the charge needs to be in relation to using the road, the tag should not be used for places collecting parking or admission fees.

See also

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