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Highways IP2 and 6

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Highways IP2 and 6

Are these two highways still toll free? From Evora, north to the bridge crossing the Tejo and then onto the IP, what village would I reach if I drove for 3 hours from Evora?

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1. Re: Highways IP2 and 6

A6 is a "regular" highway with manual and electronic tolls, that connects Elvas to Lisboa (passing by Évora).

IP2 it's not an highway goes through the interior of Portugal, linking the north (Bragança) to the south (Faro), it goes by Évora coming from Estremoz and going to Beja.

IP6 goes from Peniche to Castelo Branco and it's more complicate, it has sections that are not highway and are not paid and others are already highway and are paid.

Exactly where do you want to go? To go from Évora to Lisboa and then continue north?

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2. Re: Highways IP2 and 6

I want to go from Evora to Covilha area for the first night of my stay.. I want to know if the part of IP2 that was a dual carriage way is still free and not been converted into a toll road. Also, is it realistic to be able to drive from Evora to Covilha in about three hours? If not about how far would I get from Evora?

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3. Re: Highways IP2 and 6

From Évora by N18/IP2 to Gardete (after crossing the river Tejo at Fratel dam) it's free (not an highway), then you enter A23 that it's an highway and it's paid (electronic tolls only) and exit at Covilhã, it takes about 3h.

If you want to avoid tolls you'll have to use the N (national roads) then it's Évora by N18/IP2 until Alpalhão then N18 direction Vila Velha de Rodão, N18 direction Sarnadas/Castelo Branco, then N3 direction Castelo Branco, then direction Alcains/Soalheira/Castelo Novo/Alpedrinha//Fundão/Covilhã, it takes about 4h30.

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4. Re: Highways IP2 and 6

As it is a rental car, I need to avoid toll roads, as has been posted here on the Portugal forums. If I use this information:

<Évora by N18/IP2 until Alpalhão then N18 direction Vila Velha de Rodão, N18 direction Sarnadas/Castelo Branco, then N3 direction Castelo Branco, then direction Alcains/Soalheira/Castelo Novo/Alpedrinha//Fundão/Covilhã.>

4h30 is too long a journey. So could you please advise a good spot to stay in after a journey of 3h-3h30.

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5. Re: Highways IP2 and 6

I suppose that you could do some stops for some sightseeing at Estremoz, a detour to Castelo de Vide and Marvão when passing by Portalegre, then a stop for the night at Castelo Branco.

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6. Re: Highways IP2 and 6

Castelo de Vide and Marvão are well worth the detours. Fill up you water bottles from superb spring water fountain just outside Castelo de Vide coming from the west.

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