Generally, motorway tolls in Turkey are dealt with electronically and you will not have to pay in cash at the time. Rather, you must enroll in the HGS automatic toll system so that you have an electronic-chip sticker or toll transponder mounted on the upper middle of your windscreen. This applies to privately owned Turkish cars, non-Turkish cars and rentals alike.
HGS stands for “Hızlı Geçiş Sistemi”, literally "Fast Pass System”. The toll will automatically be charged to your HGS account. If you do not have an HGS account, the car’s owner will receive a fine, usually ten times the applicable toll.
You can enroll in the HGS system at the post office, banks or at some Shell service stations, as well as add credit to your HGS account (minimum 30TL).
To enroll in HGS, you will need original versions and copies of the vehicle registration, your passport and turkish residence permit. If you have not registered, you will usually be able to choose a secondary road to avoid the toll.
You can find a list of toll-roads and prices at this website:
Disclaimer: The information on this site is provided as a general guide. Information published to YellAli is confirmed by official government departments in Turkey. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the site is up to date and accurate, information may be subject to change at any time. YellAli does not accept any responsibility or liability for inaccuracies in this information.
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