What is Liber-t?

Liber-t is the French national télépéage scheme for light vehicles operated by the members of ASFA, the association of French motorway operators on behalf of the French government. The scheme operates across the entire autoroute network and a Liber-t tag can even be used to pay for parking at some car parks.  The Liber-t scheme is for light and intermediate vehicles and motorcycles only (i.e. vehicle classes 1, 2 and 5). Vehicles over 3.5t GVW* and more than 3m tall are not eligible for the Liber-t scheme but are covered by the TIS-PL (Télépéage Poids Lourds) scheme. Unfortunately, Sanef Tolling UK are unable to supply tags for the TIS-PL scheme. We are working with our sister company Eurotoll to try and come up with a service for consumers (not commercial) who have class 3 and 4 vehicles (e.g. large motorhomes) but at the moment this is not possible.

Vehicles Eligible for the Liber-t Télépéage Scheme

Vehicle Class Vehicle Type Description
1 Class 1 Vehicles

Light Vehicles

  • Vehicle with overall height under 2 metres and GVW* not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
  • Train with overall height under 2 metres and GVW* of towing vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
  • Cars with roofloads such as roofboxes or bicycles are still Class 1 even though they may exceed 2m
  • Only Class 1 vehicles may use the height restricted lanes
  • Class 1 vehicles may also use the non-height restricted lanes
2  Class 2 Vehicles

Intermediate Vehicles

  • Vehicle with overall height from 2 to 3 metres and GVW* not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
  • Train with overall height from 2 to 3 metres and GVW* of towing vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
Please Note: Class 2 vehicles that have been adapted for disabled passengers are entitled to be charged at Class 1 rate
5 Class 5 Vehicles

Motorcycles

  • Motorcycle
  • Motorcycle with sidecar
  • Tricycle
Please note: The use of a Liber-t tag on a motorcycle is somewhat restricted.  In order to be charged at the Class 5 rate, you must use the manual lane and hand your tag over to the operator to be scanned.  You will be billed as normal.  This is still better than fumbling for cash or payment card with gloves on.  If you do use the automated lane, you must use the non-height restricted lane. The tag can usually be read through a motorbike jacket if it's the correct way round in your pocket.  Motorcyclists using the 2 meter height restricted car only lane would be charged at the Class 1 car rate.

* GVW = Gross Vehicle Weight

Vehicles NOT Eligible for the Liber-t Télépéage Scheme

Vehicle Class Vehicle Type Description
3 Class 3 Vehicles

HGV or bus with two axles

  • Vehicle with overall height of 3 metres or more
  • Vehicle with GVW* of more than 3.5 tonnes
4 Class 4 Vehicles

HGV or bus with three or more axles

  • Vehicle with more than two axles and height of 3 metres or more, or GVW* of more than 3.5 tonnes
  • Train with overall height of 3 metres or more
  • Train with towing vehicle having GVW* of more than 3.5 tonnes

 * GVW = Gross Vehicle Weight

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