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Is there a convenient way to calculate the cost of tolls between two arbitrary points within the United States? I'm planning to take a trip along the Eastern seaboard and will be passing through multiple states with different toll-collecting authorities. The mapping and trip planning resources I've found so far will only indicate whether a particular section of road has tolls, not the price of those tolls. I'm aware that the various toll-collecting authorities post their rates online, but these charts are often difficult to use if you're not already familiar with the area. Isn't there an easier way?

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  • viamichelin.com seems to cover the US, only that every route I try, only mentions $0 in toll. Could either be that I just chose arbitrary roads with no tolls, or that this site does not include toll prices. Hence the comment over a real answer
    – user141
    Aug 27 '12 at 21:12
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    @Andra I noticed this as well. I checked routes that definitely have tolls, so viamichelin.com is not accurate. :-(
    – quietmint
    Aug 27 '12 at 21:13
  • Any chance you could list all the states? I'm finding some calculators but they seem to be per-state only, eg massdot.net/user-cgi/tollcalc.cgi for Massachusetts...
    – Mark Mayo
    Aug 27 '12 at 21:19
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    @MarkMayo I found those as well. Part of my trip will take me through MD, DE, PA, NJ, and NY. I've learned that several states (DE and NY, for example) even have different toll-collecting authorities for the different routes. I was hoping to find a single calculator that would be able to compute the cost based on the portions of the route I will be using, but I suppose it's just a dream.
    – quietmint
    Aug 27 '12 at 21:31
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    I'm kind of surprised Google Maps doesn't do it. Sep 5 '12 at 14:57
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If you know your route, you could use Tollsmart.com (paywall, $2 minimum) or their free mobile app:

Sample:

CALIFORNIA

17-Mile Drive Toll: $9.25 Location: Scenic drive through Pebble Beach, CA Operator: Pebble Beach Corporation

Golden Gate Bridge Toll: $6.00 (Southbound ONLY) Location: Spans San Francisco Bay connecting San Francisco to Marin County, CA Operator: Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District

Riverside Freeway (SR-91) Toll: Variable Location: An east-west freeway in Southern California linking Orange and Riverside counties Operator: Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)

Eastern Transportation Corridor Toll: $3.50 (East Branch) $3.25 (West Branch) Location: Orange County, CA Operator: Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency

South Bay Expressway Toll: Variable Location: Beginning at Otay Mesa, provides access to/from Mexico and across San Diego Operator: South Bay Expressway, L.P.

The Antioch Bridge Toll: $5.00 (Northbound ONLY) Location: Spans the San Joaquin River linking Antioch, CA with Sacramento County, CA Operator: Bay Area Toll Authority Metropolitan Transportation Commission

The Benicia-Martinez Bridge Toll: $5.00 (Northbound ONLY) Location: Spans the Carquinez Strait linking Benicia, CA to Martinez, CA Operator: Bay Area Toll Authority Metropolitan Transportation Commission

you get the idea.

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  • Mark Mayo - The above linked website is ¿now? only half way towards the ideal/what i believe the OP is asking for (automatic calculation of tolls based on route). The information that is available on it only goes one better than the lists of prices already available via toll agencies/organisations website, by collating them onto one site (hopefully being updated regularily). As an aside, if you are open to edit suggestions, I have 2: 1) Re-word the preluding sentence to the yellow box, to make it seem to some less like the following is auto calculated, but instead just self-compiled.
    – user66001
    Jul 30 '15 at 18:29
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Actually there is a cool app "TollGuru" that can tell you toll cost for all possible routes in United States. It calculates cheapest, fastest and other route options based on total cost (gas and toll cost) and time of your drive based on current traffic. And best part is that you can customize it for your vehicle. It covers all toll roads and bridges in United States.

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  • In addition to being a mobile app, TollGuru also has a web app! Thank you for sharing! Mar 4 '18 at 5:02
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The phone application Waze gives toll price estimates:

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When viewing alternative routes:

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  • @Willeke it's well documented that the majority of drivers don't respect the posted limits because they are too low. Therefore in practice speed traps are akin to a toll. Aug 30 at 8:43
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    I would not mind if you mentioned that the site/app will tell you about speed limits (and that there are often traps) but I do not accept you calling those limits and traps tolls. (And there might be other reasons for low speed limits you can not easily see, or on times you are not there.)
    – Willeke
    Aug 30 at 9:49
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    I don't know if this is a fairly recent addition to Waze, but it wasn't there 3 years ago when I last hit toll roads in Chicago. It did come in handy around Denver and through OK on a road trip this summer. Also, I agree with your removed comments, @FranckDernoncourt. I used to call that the "random tax". Unfortunately, the mod comment is valid - not everyone gets the sarcasm. :/
    – FreeMan
    Aug 31 at 16:33
  • @FranckDernoncourt The majority of drivers in the US don't respect speed limits because they are not enforced or only enforced capriciously. You can drive down an interstate in the US doing 10% over the limit and the cops won't even look at you (assuming not a speed blitz weekend). Compare with Australia where you can be dinged for for both instantaneous 2% over the limit, or also dinged for your average speed being too high on some highways (they image you at one spot and then compare how long it took to get to the next camera)
    – Peter M
    Aug 31 at 18:42

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