What tolls will we have to pay, driving from Dubrovnik to Split on the E65? Our route from Google maps indicates there are tolls but we can find no data on the location(s), amounts, or payment types accepted.
www.viamichelin.com is usually better for toll info and estimates this one under 10 euros. Plan to pay with local cash (kuna). You'll take a ticket upon entering the toll road and show it at the exit.
You should be able to pay with chip credit cards (even without PIN). In May, I paid most of my tolls with my chip credit card - no PIN or signature was required. Usually I handed my card to the attendant upon exit but at least once I paid via a machine (again, no PIN required). I don't know if they take cards without a chip. Occasionally I paid with Kunas.
I think if you're driving from Dubrovnik to Split you'll take the ticket as soon as you get on and pay when you exit. I drove that stretch in May but not that exact routing.
I don't recall the cost - but it shouldn't matter, right? Bring enough Kuna if you don't have a chip credit card - maybe 1500 Kuna to be safe. I do remember it wasn't cheap.
The RS guidebook has a good indication of how much you will pay in tolls. It varies based on the distance between toll stations and the amount of time you're on the road. Driving the highways out there is a lot of fun because you can kinda go as fast as you want (at least I did) and not worry about cops pulling you over (although, I think some people have in the past). But yeah I used the Michelin website to estimate my tolls also. You'll spend more on gas anyway, so the tolls you pay are rather insignificant to the toll costs.
I have the RS book in Kindle form but found it hard to search for this information. E.g., I got no hits on "E65" and too many hits for simply "toll."
IAC, I pulled 1900 kuna in preparation but it turned out to be only 71 kuna for the long and quite lovely stretch that comes after passing through a fertile valley (lots of fruit stands along the side of the road). We were literally the only car on the road for most of the drive - nice having an entire freeway dedicated to us !! Well worth the price.
The first part of the drive, along the single lane that winds along the coast, was beautiful (for the 'navigator' but not for the driver who had to stay focused) and slow. We made up time on the latter part, all the way to the Split turnoff.
Also, I didn't get the Michelin website to work for us. It continued to route us to Split via the ferries, even though I filtered for "no ferry" (???). And when I did manage to specify a land route it wanted us to go through Bosnia (the longer, inland road), which was a 7 hr drive, vs. our 3+ hr. one.
Glad you enjoyed your ride. I also had a similar experience driving from Rovinj to Split, partly on A1. Pretty deserted highway which made getting between the two towns quick and easy.