US Toll Guide: Tolls, Toll Roads and Toll Payment Methods for Each State
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The majority of the states in the United States - 38 of them - have toll roads, toll bridges, express lanes or other toll facilities. As the United States is transitioning to electronic payments, you can pay tolls on most toll roads using a transponder.
Most of the toll facilities are on the east coast. Florida has the most number of toll roads, followed by Oklahoma, New York and Pennsylvania. The most expensive toll road in the US (and in the world) is the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Read further to learn
- how tolls work in the US
- which states do not have toll roads and which do
- how to pay toll
- toll tags accepted in the US and more.
You can calculate tolls to travel across the US using the US Toll Calculator.
How do tolls work in the USA
There are three types of tolling systems in the US:
- Barrier system or Open System: Every time you pass through the mainline toll booth or ramp toll plaza, you pay a fixed time-based toll.
- Ticket system or Closed System: Similar to traveling on a subway, you pay a toll based on your entry toll gantry and exit toll gantry combination. New York State Thruway, New Jersey Turnpike, Kansas Turnpike and other toll roads are ticket systems or closed systems.
- Distance-based system: You pay a toll for the distance travelled on the designated toll road.
On electronic toll collection (ETC) systems, when you cross an electronic toll pass plaza without a valid toll pass, it is counted as a toll violation. Cameras near toll booths register your license plates and send a bill to the vehicle owner via the Video toll or Pay-By-Bill system.
The US toll system is fragmented. Over 90 tolling agencies, 12 interoperable groups and 20 tolling brands are active. Click on state names to see state-specific tolling details:
How to pay toll in the US
There are multiple ways to pay tolls. You can pay by:
- transponder (primary, secondary)
- license plate or video
- credit card
- prepaid card
If you have a choice, buy a transponder. It offers the most discounts. The E-ZPass network on the east coast, SunPass network in Florida, TxTag in Texas and FasTrak in California are some of the major toll passes. Refer to the list of all the toll passes and their states for more information.
Can I pay US tolls with a credit card
Yes, but not on most toll facilities. You can recharge your toll tag or transponder using a credit card. You can also pay the missed toll later using a credit or debit card.
Toll pass for all states in USA
Tolling agencies issue their own toll tag. The toll tags are not interoperable.
Click on the toll tag’s name below to learn about their state coverage, how to get it and more:
Following are some of the common toll passes in the US:
E-ZPass or EZ Pass
Which states do not have toll roads
Currently, 15 of the US states and the District of Columbia do not have any toll road:
|District of Columbia||Montana||Tennessee|
What states have toll booths
Currently, the following 36 US states and territories have toll booths or toll roads:
Following are some of the states with toll roads:
California toll roads
Tennessee toll roads
Utah toll roads
Missouri toll roads
Calculate tolls and fuel cost to travel across US
Calculate routes, tolls and fuel costs for your travel by car, truck, taxi, bus, caravans (with or without a trailer) and EV in the US 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. When you choose EV, you can see the charging stations along your way and their connector type, cost, contacts etc.
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