The Ultimate Guide to Car Rental Tolls Across the U.S.

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Cashless tolls are becoming more and more common on U.S. roads with the ability to gain travel data from transponders and the benefit of increased profits from unmanned toll plazas.

It’s not just the road companies who are profiting from these tolls — rental car companies have also spotted an opportunity to make money, quite often from unaware drivers who don’t read the small print or those that haven’t checked out the toll situation for their journey.

How Cashless Toll Roads Work

Forget throwing your quarters in the basket or handing them over to a booth attendant — cashless tolls work with electronic payments only, and this doesn’t mean payment with a credit card. Vehicles are billed by reading a transponder on the car or by scanning a license plate as vehicles drive through an open lane.

Transponders are often the cheapest option, and drivers need to register an account to benefit from these reduced toll rates. License plate scanning often has higher toll rates, with a bill sent to the registered keeper’s address, which also often comes with an admin fee.

Car Rental Companies and Toll Charges

Car rental companies have different policies for how they handle toll payments. Some charge flat fees for each day of the rental, regardless of whether you pass through a toll or not. Some charge a daily fee for every day that you use tolls, and both of these options also charge for the cost of the tolls, of course.

The third option is an all-inclusive rate that is charged every day of your rental that includes the toll fee and any administrative charges.

For some policies, you will need to opt-in, and for others, you will need to opt-out, so be sure to read the small print and inquire with the company when booking or picking up your car, so you don’t get caught short.

Policies and Fees for Individual Rental Car Companies

Car Rental CompanyPolicy
AdvantageRenters can purchase an E-Z Toll package for a daily fee which varies by location. If a toll package isn’t purchased, then in addition to the actual tolls, an administrative fee of $15 per day (up to a maximum of $90) will be charged. [See full policy]
Alamo/Enterprise/NationalFor most areas of the U.S., $3.95 is charged for every day that an electronic toll is used, in addition to the actual tolls. The charge is up to $19.75 per rental period.

In the Chicago Metropolitan Area, a fee of $9.99 per rental day is charged for rentals from airport locations, and $7.99 per rental day at non-airport locations. This covers the use of the transponder and the toll fees incurred. Read the full policies for Alamo, Enterprise, and National.

Avis/BudgetWith e-Toll, $3.95 per rental day is automatically charged when the vehicle passes through an electric tolling system. The charge is up to $19.75 per rental month plus the cost of the tolls at the cash rate.

Renting in Florida, Georgia, or Texas, customers can select from 2 toll options and must opt-out if they choose not to participate:

  • Standard: $5.95 per rental day up to $29.75 per rental period (no to exceed 30 days), plus the cost of the tolls.
  • Unlimited: $11.99 per rental day up to $59.95 per week covering the use of the transponder and the toll fees incurred.

Read the full policies for Avis and Budget.

DollarWith PlatePass, an all-inclusive daily rate is charged, which varies by tolling region and covers all toll usage. If renters choose not to opt-in, then they will be charged the cash rate toll plus a $15 fee per occurrence ($9.99 in Boston and Florida) up to the maximum limit of $90. [See full policy]
E-Z Rent A CarWith EZ-Toll, an all-inclusive daily rate is charged, which varies by tolling region and covers all toll usage. If renters choose not to opt-in, then they will be charged the cash rate toll plus a $15 administrative fee per rental day up to the maximum limit of $90. [See full policy]
FoxWith PlatePass, a daily fee covers Fox renters for all tolls and admin fees. These all-inclusive packages are available for $8.99 per rental day from Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Fort Myers (maximum $134.85,) $7.49 per rental day from Orlando (maximum $112.35,) and $6.99 from Tampa ($104.85). Renters that do not opt-in to the all-inclusive package will incur an admin fee of $15 per toll occurrence plus the cost of the toll (maximum $90). [See full policy]
HertzWith PlatePass, renters are charged the cash rate for the toll plus a $5.95 daily fee for each day that a toll is incurred. [See full policy]
PaylessWith e-Toll, renters from all states apart from Florida, Georgia, and Texas are charged an admin fee of $2.95 per day of rental (maximum $14.75) plus the actual fees.

Rentals from Florida, Georgia, and Texas are charged a $6.99 admin fee per day (maximum $34.75) plus the actual tolls, or you can opt for e-Toll Unlimited for $11.99 per rental day (maximum $59.95 per week) that includes admin fees and the cost of the tolls themselves. [See full policy]

SilvercarTolls incurred will be billed, in addition to an admin fee of $4.95 per reservation. [See full policy]
SixtSixt does not have an open policy regarding its toll charges. They do offer an all-inclusive daily package but say that the rate differs per state. The only fee they disclose is a $5 admin fee per toll when not opted in to their all-inclusive package.
ThriftyWith PlatePass, an all-inclusive daily rate is charged, which varies by tolling region and covers all toll usage. If renters choose not to opt-in, then they will be charged the cash rate toll plus a $15 fee per occurrence ($9.99 in Boston and Florida) up to the maximum limit of $90. [See full policy]

How to Avoid/Reduce Toll Fees

Avoid Toll Routes

This may seem like an obvious option, but in some situations, you may only be saving a matter of minutes by taking the toll route. If you’re traveling for pleasure, non-toll roads will often offer a more exciting or scenic drive, so enjoy the road trip and avoid the nasty bill.

Mapping systems such as Google Maps allow you to define your route options with the choice to avoid tolls.

Google Maps Toll Avoidance
Avoid tolls in Google Maps. Image Credit: Google Maps

Pay Cash Where You Can

Paying cash won’t always get you the cheapest toll rate possible, but it will be a lot cheaper than incurring a possible admin fee per day or even per toll from the rental car company.

Make sure you approach the toll plazas at a reasonably slow speed so that you can establish which lane you need to pass through to pay cash.

Use Your Own Transponder

Some toll roads accept multiple transponders, so it’s worth doing your research beforehand to see if your personal transponder is accepted.

A particular region often works with the same system for electronic payment, so if you’re planning a road trip around the likes of Florida, then you’ll have no problem using the same SunPass transponder throughout your journey.

SunPass transponders can be purchased from CVS Pharmacy, Publix Super Markets, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, Sedano’s Markets, and Walgreen’s. You will purchase a mini transponder (which won’t work again once removed from the windshield) or a portable device.

Disable the Car Rental Company’s Transponder

If you’re using your own transponder or another method of payment, then be sure to close the box for the car rental company’s transponder. This should prevent the signals from being read, but to be extra safe, you can also use a mylar/antistatic bag to cover the transponder.

Pay Tolls Directly Where You Can

This is not possible in all cases, but there are some roads and bridges that allow you to pay your tolls directly. California’s State Routes 73, 133, 241, and 261 allow payment 5 days before or after traveling on that road. Crossings of the Golden Gate Bridge are also directly payable up to 30 days before travel or up to 48 hours after.

Choose a Rental Company With the Most Suitable Pricing Structure

As you will have seen within the information above, car rental companies can charge wildly different fees. Map out your route to see how many tolls you will encounter, as you may want to go with a company that offers an all-inclusive package versus a company that charges an admin fee per day of usage.

U.S. Cashless Toll Locations

City/RegionRoad/RouteElectronic Toll SystemFee (For a Standard 2 Axle Car)
California
Costa MesaState Route 73
from I-405 in Costa Mesa to I-5 in San Juan Capistrano
FasTrakFasTrack: $6.65-$8.65
One-time payment: $8.65
depending on time of day
Los AngelesI-10 Express Lanes
from the 605 to Alameda St. Downtown
FasTrakDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion. Payment only through a FasTrak account.
Los AngelesI-110 Express Lanes
from the Artesia Transit Center to Adams Blvd.
FasTrakDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion. Payment only through a FasTrak account.
MilpitasI-680 Sunol Express Lanes
from State Route 84 south of Pleasanton to State Route 237 in Milpitas
FasTrakDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion. Payment only through a FasTrak account.
Orange CountyState Route 91 Express Lanes
from the SR-55/SR-91 interchange in Orange County to McKinley in Riverside County
FasTrak$3.25-$28.10
dependent on direction, time of day, and public holidays
Orange CountyState Route 133
from I-405 near Laguna Beach to I-241
FasTrak$2.04-$7.59 dependent on distance
Orange CountyState Route 241
Oso Parkway (South Terminus) to Freeway 91 at Anaheim
FasTrakOne-time payment: $10.76
FasTrack: $9.82-$10.31 dependent on day/time
Orange CountyState Route 261
from Jamboree Rd. in Irvine to Santiago Canyon Rd.
FasTrakOne-time payment: $3.19
FasTrak: $2.59-$3.19 dependent on day/time
Pleasanton, LivermoreI-580 Express Lanes
from Hacienda Drive in Pleasanton to Greenville Road in Livermore
FasTrakDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion. Payment only through a FasTrak account.
San DiegoI-15 Express Lanes
from State Route 78 in
Escondido to State Route 163 in San Diego
FasTrakDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion.
San FranciscoGolden Gate BridgeFasTrakFasTrack: $7.35
License Plate Account: $8.20
One-time payment: $8.20
San RamanI-680 Contra Costa Express Lanes
Northbound from Alcosta Boulevard. to Livorna Road; Southbound from Rudgear Road to Alcosta Boulevard
FasTrakDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion. Payment only through a FasTrak account.
Colorado
BroomfieldNorthwest Parkway
from I-25 (north of 144th Avenue) to US 36 in the west
ExpressToll
GoPass
ExpressToll or auto-bill GoPass:
Mainline plaza: $4.10
Ramp gantries: $1.35
Non-auto-bill customers:
Mainline plaza: $5.10
Ramp gantries: $2.35
BroomfieldUS 36 Express Lanes
from Federal Boulevard in Westminster to Table Mesa Drive in Boulder
ExpressTollExpressToll: $0.35-$8.30
License Plate Account: $0.25-$10
dependent on direction/distance/day/time
DenverE-470
from the I-25 Interchange in Lone Tree to the I-25 Interchange with Northwest Parkway
ExpressTollExpressToll: $14.25
License Plate Account: $22.55
DenverInterstate 25 Express (Central)
from Downtown Denver (20th Street) to US 36
ExpressTollDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion. Payment can be made with an ExpressToll account or through License Plate Account billing.
DenverInterstate 25 Express (North)
from US 36 to 120th Avenue
ExpressTollExpressToll: $1.05-$5.89
L
icense Plate Account: $3.79-$7.15
dependent on day/time
DenverInterstate 70 Express
from Empire through the Veterans Memorial Tunnels to Idaho Springs
ExpressTollDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion. Example pricing:
ExpressToll: $3-$15 dependent on time
License Plate Account: $6.75-$25
Florida

Broward County

Interstate 595 Express
from the Sawgrass Expressway to the Florida Turnpike
SunPassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
HomesteadHomestead Extension (HEFT)
from the South Dixie Highway to Miramar Plaza
SunPassSunPass: $0.54-$4.01
Toll-By-Plate: $0.80-$5.09
JacksonvilleFirst Coast Expressway (SR 23)
from I-10 in Duval County to Blanding Boulevard in Clay County
SunPassSunPass: $0.20-$2.20
Toll-By-Plate: $0.45-$3.45
dependent on distance
JacksonvilleI-295 Express Lanes
from I-95 to Buckman Bridge
SunPassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Only SunPass holders may use the lanes. No Pay By Plate is available
Key LargoCard Sound Bridge (CR 905A)SunPassSunPass: $1.54
Toll-by-plate: toll + $2.50 administrative fee
MiamiAirport Expressway (SR 112)
from NW 21st Street to NW 12th Avenue
SunPassSunPass: $0.33-$0.66
Toll-By-Plate: $0.66-$1.32
dependent on distance
MiamiBroad/Harbor Island CausewaySunPassSunPass: $1.25
Toll-by-plate: $2
MiamiDolphin Expressway (SR 836)
from Downtown Miami to Miami International Airport
SunPassSunpass: $0.28-$2.26
Toll-By-Plate: $0.56-$4.52
MiamiDon Shula Expressway (SR 874)
from the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike in Three Lakes to the Palmetto Expressway
SunPassSun Pass: $0.23-$0.93
Toll-By-Plate: $.46-$1.86
Miami, Fort LauderdaleInterstate 95 Express
from the junction of I-95 and SR836 to Broward Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale
SunPassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
MiamiRickenbacker CausewaySunPassSunPass: $2.25
Toll-By-Plate: $3
MiamiVenetian CausewaySunPassSunPass: $2.25
Toll-By-Plate: $3
Miami-DadePalmetto Expressway
from W. Flagler Street to NW 154 Street and along I-75
from the Palmetto Expressway to NW 170 Street in
Miami-Dade County
SunPassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Mt. PlymouthWekiva Parkway (SR 429)
Kelly Park Road interchange to State Road 46
E-PassE-Pass: $2.02
Pay By Plate: $3.11
Opa-LockaGratigny Parkway (SR 924)
From Miami Lakes to Biscayne Park
SunPassSun Pass: $0.47-$0.94
Toll-By-Plate: $0.94-$1.88
PoincianaPoinciana Parkway (SR 538)
from US 17-92 and Kinny Harmon Road to Cypress Parkway in Polk County
E-PassE-Pass: $0.50-$2.05
Pay By Plate: $0.70-$2.25
South MiamiSnapper Creek ExpresswaySunPassSunPass: $0.46
Toll-By-Plate: $0.92
Spring Hill, TampaSuncoast Parkway/Veterans Expressway
from US 98 to the I-275 in Tampa
SunPassSunPass: $0.26-$5.08
Toll-By-Plate: $0.54-$6.91
dependent on distance
SunriseSawgrass Expressway
from the junction of I-75 and I-595 in Sunrise to SW 6th Avenue in Deerfield Beach
SunPassSunPass: $2.14
Toll-By-Plate: $2.68
TallahasseeOrchard Pond Parkway
from Old Bainbridge Road in Northwestern Tallahassee
to to North Meridian Road in Northeastern Tallahassee
SunPassSunPass: $1.19
Pay By Plate: $1.69
TampaLee Roy Selmon Expressway
from the Brandon Parkway to US-92
SunPassSunPass: $0.61-$4.87
Toll-By-Plate: $0.86-$7.59
dependent on distance
Georgia
AtlantaI-85 Express Lanes
from Chamblee Tucker Rd. to Old Peachtree Rd. in Gwinnett County
Peach PassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Atlanta, MariettaI-75/I-575 NW Corridor Express Lanes
from Akers Mill Rd. to Hickory Grove Rd. and along I-575 from I-75 to Sixes Rd.
Peach PassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Atlanta, StockbridgeI-75 South Metro Express Lanes
from McDonough Road (State Route 155) in Henry County to Stockbridge Highway (State Route 138) in Clayton County
Peach PassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Illinois
ChicagoI-294/I-57 Interchange
from Lansing to Deerfield
I-PASSI-PASS: $0.75
Online payment: $1.50
ChicagoJane Addams Memorial Tollway
from the Kennedy Expressway to the Wisconsin State Line
I-Pass/E-ZPassI-Pass/E-ZPass: $0.45-$3.95
Online payment: $0.90-$7.90
ItascaElgin O’Hare Expressway
from Lake Street to I-290
I-PASSI-PASS: $0.20-$1.25
Online payment: $0.40-$2.50
Kentucky
LouisvilleAbraham Lincoln BridgeRiverLinkRiverLink: $2.10
Registered Plate: $3.16
Unregistered Plate: $4.20
LouisvilleJFK Memorial BridgeRiverLinkRiverLink: $2.10
Registered Plate: $3.16
Unregistered Plate: $4.20
LouisvilleLewis and Clark BridgeRiverLinkRiverLink: $2.10
Registered Plate: $3.16
Unregistered Plate: $4.20
Maryland
Montgomery, Prince George’s CountyIntercounty Connector MD 200
from Gaithersburg in Montgomery County to Laurel in Prince George’s County
E-ZPassE-ZPass: $0.40-$3.86
Video Toll: $1.40-$5.78
Massachusetts
BostonCallahan and Sumner TunnelsE-ZPassMassachusetts issued E-ZPass: $1.50
Non-Massachusetts issued E-ZPass: $1.75
Pay By Plate: $2.05
BostonMaurice J. Tobin Memorial BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $1.25
Pay By Plate: $1.75
BostonTed Williams TunnelE-ZPassE-ZPass: $1.25
Pay By Plate: $1.55
Chicopee, Framingham, BostonMassachusetts Turnpike
from the New York state line to Boston
E-ZPassMassachusetts issued E-ZPass: $0.25-$7.45
Non-Massachusetts issued E-ZPass: $0.30-$9.35
Pay By Plate: $0.60- $13.55
dependent on distance
New Jersey
BayonneBayonne BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $10.50-$12.50
Tolls by Mail: $15
New York
ElizabethGoethals BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $10.50-$12.50
dependent on time
Tolls by Mail: $15
Grand IslandGrand Island BridgesE-ZPassE-ZPass: $0.95
Toll by Mail: $1.00
HarrimanHarriman Toll BarrierE-ZPassVehicles under 7 feet 6 inches
Tolls by Mail: $1.25
E-ZPass: $1.18
Vehicles 7 feet 6 inches or greater
Tolls by Mail: $2.00
E-ZPass: $1.90
New York CityBronx-Whitestone BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $6.12
Tolls by Mail: $9.50
New York CityCross Bay Veterans Memorial BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $2.29
Tolls by Mail: $4.75
Rockaway Resident E–ZPass: $1.49
Rockaway Resident E-Token: $2.05
New York CityHenry Hudson BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $2.80
Tolls by Mail: $7.00
New York CityHugh L. Carey TunnelE-ZPassE-ZPass: $6.12
Tolls by Mail: $9.50
New York CityMarine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $2.29
Tolls by Mail: $4.75
Rockaway Resident E–ZPass: $1.49
Rockaway Resident E-Token: $2.05
New York CityQueens-Midtown TunnelE-ZPassE-ZPass: $6.12
Tolls by Mail: $9.50
New York CityRobert F. Kennedy BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $6.12
Tolls by Mail: $9.50
New York CityThrogs Neck BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $6.12
Tolls by Mail: $9.50
Staten IslandOuterbridge CrossingE-ZPassE-ZPass: $10.50-$12.50
dependent on time
Tolls by Mail: $15
Staten Island, BrooklynVerrazano-Narrows BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $12.24
Tolls by Mail: $19.00
Staten Island Resident E–ZPass: $5.50
Staten Island Resident E-Token: $9.80
Staten Island Resident Carpool HOV E-ZPass (E-Ticket): $3.40
Westchester CountyNew Rochelle Toll BarrierE-ZPassVehicles under 7 feet 6 inches
Tolls by Mail: $1.75
E-ZPass: $1.66
Vehicles 7 feet 6 inches or greater
Tolls by Mail: $3.50
E-ZPass: $3.32
Westchester CountyTappan Zee BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $4.50
Tolls by Mail: $5.00
YonkersYonkers Toll BarrierE-ZPassVehicles under 7 feet 6 inches
Tolls by Mail: $1.25
E-ZPass: $1.18
Vehicles 7 feet 6 inches or greater
Tolls by Mail: $2.00
E-ZPass: $1.90
North Carolina
CharlotteI-77 Express Lanes
from I-277 (Exit 11) in Charlotte and N.C. 150 (Exit 36), in Mooresvill
NC Quick PassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Durham CountyTriangle Expressway
from Durham County to the NC540 in Wake County
NC Quick PassNC Quick Pass: $0.38-$3.37
Tolls by Mail: $0.58-$5.17
dependent on distance
MonroeMonroe Expressway
from Stallings to Marshville in Union County
NC Quick PassNC Quick Pass: $0.25-$2.54
Tolls by Mail: $0.29-$3.92
dependent on distance
Pennsylvania
Bucks CountyScudder Falls BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $1.25
Tolls By Pate: $2.60
Burlington CountyDelaware River BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $4.75
Tolls by Mail: $5.00

Findlay Township

Toll 576 Findlay Connector
from US 22 to I-376/Pittsburgh Airport
E-ZPassVehicles under 7 feet 6 inches
E-ZPass: $1.10
Tolls By Pate: $1.60
Vehicles 7 feet 6 inches or greater
E-ZPass: $1.60
Tolls By Pate: $2.40
Lackawanna CountyKeyser Avenue and Clark Summit InterchangeE-ZPassVehicles under 7 feet 6 inches
Tolls by Mail: $2.20-$4.40
E-ZPass: $1.20-$2.00
dependent on distance
Vehicles 7 feet 6 inches or greater
Tolls by Mail: $4.40 – $8.80
E-ZPass: $2.50 – $5.00
dependent on distance
Lawrence CountyGateway Toll PlazaE-ZPassE-ZPass: $5.90
Tolls By Pate: $12.20
New CastleBeaver Valley Expressway
from PA-51 to US 422
E-ZPassE-ZPass: $1.10-$3.20
Tolls By Pate: $2.70-$7.00
dependent on distance
New StantonAmos K. Hutchinson Bypass
from US Route 119 near New Stanton to US Route 22 in Delmont
E-ZPassE-ZPass: $0.72-$5.08
Tolls By Pate: $1.25-$8.05
dependent on distance
Texas
AustinManor Expressway (US 290)
from US 183 interchange to the eastern limits east of SH 130
TxTagTxTag: $0.58- $4.08
Tolls By Pate: $0.87-$6.12
dependent on distance
AustinMoPac Expressway
from Cesar Chavez Street to Parmer Lane
TxTagDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
AustinSH 71
from Presidential Blvd to SH 130 in east Austin
TxTagTxTag: $0.91
Tolls By Pate: $1.37
AustinUS Route 183
from US 290 to SH 71
TxTagTxTag: 33% off the toll rate
Tolls By Pate: $0.65-$3.72 +$1 statement fee per bill
dependent on distance
DallasDallas North Tollway
from Hines Blvd/McKinnon St. to US 380/University Dr.
TollTagTollTag: $0.28-$5.44
Tolls By Pate: $0.53-$8.16
dependent on distance
DallasLoop 12 (TEXpress)
from SH 183 to I-35 E in Dallas
TollTagDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
DallasPresident George Bush Turnpike
from I-20 to I-30/US 67
TollTagTollTag: $0.51-$9.82
Tolls By Pate: $0.78-$14.75
dependent on distance
DallasTom Landry Freeway (TEXpress)
from Downtown Dallas to the President George Bush Turnpike
TollTagDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Dallas CountyInterstate 35E (TEXpress)
from Denton County to Dallas County
TollTagDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Dallas CountyMountain Creek Lake Toll BridgeTollTagTollTag: $0.66
Tolls By Pate: $0.99
Denton CountyLewisville Lake Toll BridgeTollTagTollTag: $1.22
Tolls By Pate: $1.98
Far North DallasAddison Airport Toll TunnelTollTagTxTag: $0.66
Tolls By Pate: $0.99
Fort Bend CountyFort Bend Parkway
from Sienna Parkway to US 90
TollTagTollTag: $0.43-$1.94
Tolls By Pate: $0.58-$2.54
dependent on distance
Fort WorthAirport Freeway (TEXpress)TollTagTxTag: $0.66 – $6.60
ZipCash: 50% more
dependent on distance
Fort WorthChisholm-Trail Parkway
from Downtown Fort Worth south to Cleburne
TollTagTollTag: $0.32-$12.74
Tolls By Pate: $0.59-$25.82
dependent on distance
Fort WorthNortheast Loop 820 (TEXpress)TollTagDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
GrapevineDFW Connector (TEXpress)
from West of SH 26 to East of International Parkway (DFW Airport)
TollTagDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Grapevine, McKinneySam Rayburn Tollway
from Freeport Parkway to SH 5/McDonald Street
TxTagTxTag: $0.29-$4.49
Tolls By Pate: $0.56-$6.74
dependent on distance
HasletInterstate 35W (TEXpress)
from I-30 to north of US 287
TollTagDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Hays CountySH 45 Southwest
1626 to the MoPac Expressway
TxTagTxTag: $1.00
Tolls By Pate: $1.50
HoustonAirport Connector
from the Hardy Toll Road to George Bush Intercontinental Airport
TollTagTollTag: $1.20
Tolls By Pate: $1.25
HoustonGrand Parkway
from I-69 in Riverpark to I-69 in Valley Ranch
TollTagTollTag: $0.39-$2.73
Tolls By Pate: $0.54-$3.78
dependent on distance
HoustonHardy Toll Road
from I-610 near central Houston to Interstate 45
EZ TagEZ Tag: $0.90-$3.00
Tolls By Pate: $1.00-$3.50
dependent on distance
HoustonWestpark Tollway
from US 69 to Westheimer Lakes
EZ TagEZ Tag: $0.50-$5.07
Tolls By Pate: $0.50-$6.02
dependent on distance
IrvingJohn W. Carpenter Freeway
SH 26 in Grapevine to SH 183 in Irving
TollTagDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
KatyKaty Managed Lanes
from SH 6 to IH 610
EZ TagEZ Tag: $0.30-$3.00
Tolls By Pate: $1.00-$3.50
dependent on distance
LeanderUS Route 183A
from RM 620 to Leander
TxTagTxTag: $0.43-$4.85
Tolls By Pate: $0.65-$7.30
dependent on distance
North DallasLyndon B. Johnson Freeway (I-635/TEXpress)TollTagTollTag: $0.59-$4.50
ZipCash: 50% higher rate
dependent on distance
Round RockSH 45 North (Central Texas Tpke)
from Ridgeline Boulevard west of US 183 eastward to SH 130
TxTagTxTag: $0.74-$4.94
Pay By Mail: $0.98-$6.57
dependent on distance
SeguinSH 130 (Segments 5 and 6)
from SH 45SE to I-10 in Seguin
TxTagTxTag: $0.49-$5.13
Tolls By Pate: $0.65-$6.82
dependent on distance
Southeast ArlingtonState Highway 360
from US 287 to Sublett Road
TollTagTxTag: $1.62
Tolls By Pate: $2.44
TomballState Highway 249 (Tomball Tollway)
from Hollister Street to Brown Road
EZ TagEZ Tag: $1.50
Tolls By Pate: $1.75
TylerLoop 49
from US 69 near Lindale to SH 110 near Whitehouse
EZ TagEZ Tag: $0.39-$8.29
Tolls By Pate: $0.59-$12.46
dependent on distance
Virginia
Alexandria95 Express Lanes
from US 236 to Aquia
E-ZPassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Alexandria West395 Express Lanes
from George Washington Memorial Parkway to Us 236
E-ZPassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
ArlingtonInterstate 66 Express Lanes
from I-495 to Route 29 in Rosslyn
E-ZPassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Chesapeake

Dominion Boulevard

E-ZPassE-ZPass: $1.16
Pay By Plate: $3.16
ChesapeakeVeterans BridgeE-ZPassE-ZPass: $1.16
Tolls By Pate: $3.16
Fairfax County495 Express Lanes
from the 393 Express Lanes to US 738
E-ZPassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion

Norfolk

Interstate 64 Express Lanes
from the Elizabeth River to Little Creek Road
E-ZPassDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
NorfolkMidtown TunnelE-ZPassE-ZPass: $1.79-$2.20
Registered Pay By Pate: $3.57-$3.98
Unregistered Pay By Plate: $5.35-$5.76
dependent on time of day
PortsmouthDowntown TunnelE-ZPassEZ Tag: $1.79-$2.20
Registered Pay By Pate: $3.57-$3.98
Unregistered Pay By Plate: $5.35-$5.76
dependent on time of day
South Norfolk

South Norfolk Jordan Bridge

E-ZPassE-ZPass: $2.45
Pay By Plate: $2.80
Washington

Bellevue, Lynnwood

I-405 Express Lanes
from Lynnwood to Bellevue
Good To GoDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Kent

SR 167 HOT Lanes
from Renton to south of Auburn

Good To GoDynamic pricing on toll road that changes based on congestion
Seattle

SR 99 Tunnel

Good To GoGood To Go Pass: $1.25-$4.30
Pay By Mail: $1.00-$4.25
dependent on day and time
SeattleSR 520 BridgeGood To GoGood To Go Pass: $1.25-$4.30
Pay By Plate: $1.50-$4.55
Short term account: $2.75-$5.80
Pay By Mail: $3.25-$6.30
dependent on time of day

Final Thoughts

Everyone hates getting their car rental bill and seeing unexpected charges on there, however, with a bit of pre-planning, this can be avoided.

Cashless tolls are only going to become more common on U.S. roads, so make sure you check out the policy for your prospective car rental company before booking, purchase your own transponder, or map out your journey for alternative toll-free routes.


Frequently asked questions

How much does Enterprise charge for tolls?

For most areas of the U.S., $3.95 is charged for every day that an electronic toll is used, in addition to the actual tolls. The charge is up to $19.75 per rental period.

In the Chicago Metropolitan Area, a fee of $9.99 per rental day is charged for rentals from airport locations, and $7.99 per rental day at non-airport locations. This covers the use of the transponder and the toll fees incurred.

Do rental cars pay tolls?

If you’re renting a car in the U.S. then you will be charged on toll roads. Rental car companies have different policies with some offering all-inclusive daily fees for unlimited toll usage, and others charging admin fees per day or per toll occurrence.

Do rental cars have EZ Pass?

Not all rental companies use EZ Pass. Some will charge by using licence plate scanning where the bill is sent to the rental car company and is then passed on to the customer, usually with an admin fee.

Can you take the toll road in a rental car?

Yes, you can take your rental car on a toll road, but be sure to find out what the policy is for the rental car company. This may include an admin charge per day for each day of the rental, or even per toll occurrence.

Can I transfer my EZ Pass to a rental car?

You can use your EZ Pass in a rental car but you must register the rental car to your account and the vehicle must be of the same class.

Do rental cars come with toll passes?

All major car rental companies allow car rentals to be taken on toll roads. Most companies charge using a toll pass but there are some that use pay by plate which would incur the higher cash rate.

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