Free motorway travel in Perpignan – with a catch!
Did you know that you can travel free on the A9 between ‘péages’ Perpignan Sud and Perpignan Nord if you live in the *Perpignan Méditerranée area?
Project Zap allows residents of this zone to use the motorway for nothing in an attempt to ‘unconstipate’ the town centre. A slight catch is that you need to register for the télépéage which costs 2€ per month, but the actual stretch of the motorway between Pepignan north and south is not charged.
Register with ASF at the toll booth of Perpignan sud with a RIB (bank details) and proof of home address.
Liber-T badge – péage without pain
Regular users of French ‘autoroutes’, or those with right hand drive cars, may wish to invest in a “Liber-T badge”which allows you to pass through the péage without having to queue.
With this ‘badge’ your details are automatically recorded when you pass through the reserved lanes at any péage, (look out for the large T) without having to stop or collect a ticket. Visit their site for details of how to register.
Payment is 2 euros per month, or 20€ per year (with different price options available) which is only charged for months used, (ie if you don’t use it at all for one month, you don’t pay the fee) plus of course the toll itself. Charges are invoiced and taken from your credit card account once a month. There is also a refundable deposit of 30e to pay upfront in case you decide to disappear with the remote control!!
|*Communes in the ZAP zone