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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[1], followed by Oklahoma, New York and Pennsylvania. The most expensive toll road in the US (and in the world)[2] 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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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:

US states, district and territory
Alabama Kentucky North Dakota
Alaska Louisiana Ohio
Arizona Maine Oklahoma
Arkansas Maryland Oregon
California Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Puerto Rico
Connecticut Minnesota Rhode Island
Delaware Mississippi South Carolina
District of Columbia Missouri South Dakota
Florida Montana Tennessee
Georgia Nebraska Texas
Hawaii Nevada Utah
Idaho New Hampshire Vermont
Illinois New Jersey Virginia
Indiana New Mexico Washington
Iowa New York West Virginia
Kansas North Carolina Wisconsin

How to pay toll in the US

There are multiple ways to pay tolls. You can pay by:

  • transponder (primary, secondary)
  • cash
  • 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:

All the toll passes of US states
Alabama Freedom Pass E-ZPass NH Good To Go!
AutoExpreso E-ZPass NJ I-Pass
BreezeBy E-ZPass NY K-Tag
E-Pass E-ZPass OH Leeway
E-ZPass E-ZPass PA NationalPass
E-ZPass DE E-ZPass RI NC Quick Pass
E-ZPass IL E-ZPass VA NexPress® tag
E-ZPass IN E-ZPass WV Palmetto Pass
E-ZPass KY ExpressToll Peach Pass
E-ZPass MA EZ TAG PikePass
E-ZPass MD FasTrak RiverLink
E-ZPass ME GeauxPass SunPass
E-ZPass NC GO-PASS TollTag

Following are some of the common toll passes in the US:

E-ZPass or EZ Pass

The passes of E-ZPass group are accepted across 17 of the East coast states and some parts of Florida.


SunPass is valid across Florida, Georgia and North Carolina.


FasTrak only works on California toll roads, bridges, tunnels etc.


TxTag works for the entire Texas along with Kansas and Oklahoma.

Which states do not have toll roads

Currently, 15 of the US states and the District of Columbia do not have any toll road:

All the US states without toll roads, toll bridges or other tolled facilities
Arizona  Idaho New Mexico
Arkansas Iowa North Dakota
Connecticut Mississippi South Dakota
District of Columbia Montana Tennessee
Hawaii  Nevada Wisconsin

What states have toll booths

Currently, the following 36 US states and territories have toll booths or toll roads:

All the US states with toll roads, turnpikes, toll bridges, toll tunnels or other tolled facilities
Alabama Maine Oklahoma
Alaska Maryland Oregon
California Massachusetts Pennsylvania
Colorado Michigan Puerto Rico
Delaware Minnesota Rhode Island
Florida Missouri South Carolina
Georgia Nebraska Texas
Illinois New Hampshire Utah
Indiana New Jersey Vermont
Kansas New York Virginia
Kentucky North Carolina Washington
Louisiana Ohio West Virginia

Following are some of the states with toll roads:

California toll roads

California has several toll roads including the 91 express lanes or toll roads 91. You can use FasTrak to pay the toll here. Refer to the California page for more details.

Tennessee toll roads

Currently, there are no toll roads in Tennessee. Read more information here.

Utah toll roads

The Adams Avenue Parkway is the only toll road in Utah. Learn more about it here.

Missouri toll roads

Missouri does not have any toll road but has one toll bridge: The Lake of Ozarks Community Bridge. Learn more about it here.

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.

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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