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Dear Valued Customers,

We refer to the Government Gazette 50418, published on the 28th of March 2024 regarding the withdrawal of the toll declaration of National roads, referred colloquially as the e-toll roads. 

The above Government Gazette gives effect to the de-declaration of the Gauteng e-toll routes to non-toll.

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e-Toll FAQ's

What is GFIP?

GFIP is the abbreviation for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.  This comprises of just over 200 kilometres of highway around Johannesburg and Pretoria, and has Open Road Tolling (ORT) electronic gantries spanning across both sides of the highway, approximately every 10 kilometres in each direction.

What is an Open Road Tolling (ORT) electronic gantry?

An ORT gantry is a metal structure with two parallel frames a few metres apart that span the highway in one direction. Several cameras and e-tag readers hang from the gantries which are placed above the free flowing traffic. The cameras and readers are able to take pictures of the vehicle passing under the gantry and read any active e-tags in the vehicle. When a vehicle passes under a gantry, its details (eg: registration, vehicle model, e-tag number (if active) are sent to the Transaction Clearing House (TCH) for processing after which the e-toll payment due is either debited against an existing account or handed over for collection.

Where are the ORT electronic gantries located?

The ORT electronic gantries are spread out across Johannesburg on the Gauteng freeways.

View a map of the e-toll gantries here

How much will e-tolls cost?

Budget has spent considerable funds trying to prepare for e-tolling. It is a completely new experience for both Budget and its customers. Our current policy is to bill our customers the e-toll “standard tariff” as published in the Government Gazette, per gantry they travel under. The maximum e-toll rental charge will be set at R450. Our pricing decision will be reviewed within three months when we have more accurate information and have learnt from the implementation.

How will I be charged for e-tolls?

Your rental invoice will now include an additional line item which will reflect the total e-toll costs incurred during the rental. The details of each e-toll transaction will be available on the Budget website.  The e-toll rental query page, will also host additional e-toll information.

While we continue to encourage you to request a pro-forma invoice from our Rental Sales Agents when you return your vehicle, your e-toll charges will only be available within 48hrs.

Can I used my own personal tag?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to replace the Budget e-tag in the vehicle with your own personal e-tag as the tag is linked to a specific vehicle.  Please remember, that the e-tag in the vehicle has NO VALUE when removed from the vehicle’s windscreen and, when damaged or removed, will cause further punitive charges to be levied.