I will be driving from Barcelona airport up into France. It's about a 3 hour drive, which I will be driving on a Sunday afternoon in early September.
Looking at google maps, it looks like the road I will be taking is a toll road (the E-15, apparently). Since I am going to be a bit tired, I would like to know exactly how the toll situation will work.
How do the tolls work exactly? I seem to have a vague recollection of taking a ticket when entering a toll roadway, and then having to show my ticket and pay when exiting the toll roadway. Is that how the tolls on this road work?
I will be crossing the Spanish/French border. Are tolls collected at the border? If so, is a new ticket issued?
About how much should I expect to pay, total? (I will be exiting near Perpignan)
How, exactly, does payment work? Do I have the option to select a manned booth for payment? Do I need to have cash, or will a credit card (Visa with a chip) be accepted?
Anything else I should know?