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Costa del Sol toll roads cost more in 2023

Costa del Sol toll roads will be more expensive in 2023 after operators of the AP-7 and AP-46 motorways in Malaga announced price rises

Autopistas (AP) in the province of Malaga in Spains Costa del Sol will rise by 4% this year. The two toll roads in Malaga, which were already some of the most expensive in the nation, increased their prices for drivers by 4% on January 1.

The corporations that run the roads are also receiving an additional 4% compensation from the Spanish government to make up for losses.

The three tolls on the AP-7 Costa del Sol motorway between Fuengirola and Manilva will increase from 10 euros to 10.60 euros in the low season and from 16.60 to 17.20 euros in the high season for drivers of light vehicles (motorcycle, car, van, or minibus) (June to September, and Easter).

The low season weekday fee on the Las Pedrizas AP-46 road has increased from 3.55 euros to 3.70 euros. The weekend and high season pricing (May to October and Easter) has increased from 5.40 euros to 5.60 euros. The toll road will remain open-access at night (between midnight and 6am for light vehicles, and between 10pm and 8am for heavy vehicles).

‘Increase in tariffs are cumulative’

The Ministry of Transport, led by Minister Raquel Sánchez, said, ‘We must not forget that the increase in tariffs is cumulative, hence the need to pass on to users the difference they do not pay in 2023, a year when the increase due to inflation is expected to be around 8.38%. Even if this is done bit by bit, so that it can be accepted by citizens in better circumstances,’ adding is to “help citizens cope with the current scenario of high energy prices”. 

Other expensive routes in Spain can be found on the Costa Brava between Alicante and Murcia, which racks up a charge of €8.30. These prices make Spanish toll motorways more expensive on average than in the UK or Germany.

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