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Mexico has extensive toll roads, highways and other toll facilities across all its states except in Aguascalientes. The toll roads are called ‘Cuota’ while the parallel-running free roads are called ‘Libre’. The major toll roads are:

  • Highway 1D
  • Monterrey – Nuevo Laredo (Highways 85D)
  • Monterrey – Saltillo (Highway 40D)
  • Highway 101
  • Chamapa-Lechería (Highway 57D)

Click on the Federal Entity's name below to see its list of highways, toll payment methods and more.

All the Federal Entity's of Mexico
Aguascalientes Guerrero Quintana Roo
Baja California Hidalgo San Luis Potosí
Baja California Sur Jalisco Sinaloa
Campeche México Sonora
Chiapas Michoacán Tabasco
Chihuahua Morelos Tamaulipas
Coahuila Nayarit Tlaxcala
Colima Nuevo León Veracruz
Ciudad de México Oaxaca Yucatán
Durango Puebla Zacatecas
Guanajuato Querétaro

Driving on Mexico toll roads can be expensive as toll costs range from MX$ 25 to 150 MX$ (approximately US$ 2.50-15) for passenger cars.

Use the Mexico Toll Calculator to calculate tolls and gasoline cost to drive across Mexico. It can also be used to trace your route between point-to-point.

How much are toll booth cost in Mexico

The toll booth cost in Mexico varies for each toll facility and vehicle category. However, the toll cost of the 1D toll road is fixed at 40 pesos for all the vehicles.

Below is the toll cost to travel by car between some of the major cities on the fastest highway:

Toll booth costs between major cities along the fastest route
From To Tolls for Cars (MX$)
Acapulco Cuernavaca 626
Cuernavaca Mexico 122
Toluca Naucalpan 127
Pachuca Irapuato 479
Guadalajara Tepic 441
Tuxpan Tampico 176
Monterrey Nuevo Laredo 282

Refer to the SCT website[1] to see the SCT booth rates for all their toll roads, toll bridges and other toll facilities.

Alternatively, you can also use TollGuru Toll Calculator to know the toll cost for your route.

How do you pay for toll roads in Mexico

Main article: Payment of tolls on roads, bridges and tunnels in Mexico

You can pay for toll roads in cash or with an electronic tag such as:

Do note that not all toll booths accept all the 5 toll passes. U.S. dollars and credit cards are not accepted on most of the toll roads except near some tourist places.

It is recommended to keep your toll ticket during travel, as it serves as a token of insurance en route.

IAVE Pass Mexico

Main article: IAVE for Mexico

IAVE (automatic vehicle identification) tag transponder is one of the most common toll passes in Mexico. With this mounted on your vehicle, you need not stop to pay the tolls. It is primarily used on CAPUFE toll roads but is also valid on other roads. You can buy an IAVE pass online[2], over the phone or from their point-of-sale locations.

Are toll roads safe in Mexico

In Mexico, toll roads are considered a very safe way to travel to your destination. Their traffic flow is smooth and roads are well-maintained by the concerned tolling authority.

Who owns the toll roads in Mexico

Most of the toll roads in Mexico are owned either by federal or state governments. The federal agency is official, Caminos y Puentes Federales de Ingresos y Servicios Conexos (CAPUFE, a división de SCT). Some toll roads are owned by private contractors as well.

Toll roads to Monterrey Mexico

Monterrey is a Mexican tourist city with various toll roads connecting it within Mexico and to the USA as well. Some of the major ones are:

  • Highway 85D from Nuevo Laredo
  • Highway 40D from Saltillo
  • Highway 57D from Mexico City
  • Highway 45D from Guadalajara
  • Lib. Norte de la Cd. de México from Cancún
  • Highway 40D from Chihuahua

Calculate tolls and fuel cost to travel across Mexico

Calculate routes, tolls and fuel costs for your travel by car, truck, taxi, bus, caravans (with or without a trailer) in Mexico and other North American countries using TollGuru Trip Calculator. It also shows the cheapest, fastest and other optimal routes to your destination along with toll plaza(s) location en route, payment methods and more.

Rideshare, OEM, TMS, fleet companies and other transport businesses can leverage toll intelligence by integrating with the TollGuru Toll API for pre-trip calculation and post-trip reconciliation.

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