Toll Calculator & Gas Calculator FAQ

Cheapest and Fastest Routes FAQ

What is the cheapest route?

The cheapest route has the least combined cost (tolls + gas). It may be the fastest route. If it is not, you will see information about how much longer it will take you on the cheapest route compared to the fastest route.

Tollguru™ uses tolls that you will pay if you have a valid Tag transponder (E-ZPass, SunPass, TollTag, TxTag, FasTrak, I-PASS, PikePass, AutoExpreso, etc.) to calculate the cheapest cost. If tolls are not collected electronically, the toll calculator will use cash tolls to check the least combined cost (tolls + gas)

How do you decide on the fastest route?

The fastest route takes the least amount of time. Sometimes, but not very often, it can be the cheapest route.

Why is a toll for a route shown as

indicates that you cannot use the particular method of payment on some or all the toll collection locations throughout your route.

  • If “Tag” toll is , you cannot use Tag (E-ZPass, SunPass, TollTag, TxTag, FasTrak, I-PASS, PikePass, AutoExpreso, etc.) for some or all of the toll plazas, bridges, and tunnels on your route. However, you can see tolls for individual toll locations in the toll calculator .
  • If “Cash” toll is shown as , you cannot pay toll by Cash (or credit/debit card) at one or more locations.
  • Similarly, if the agency will not take a photo of your license plate to bill you toll on one or more locations in your route, Video toll (Pay By Plate, ZipCash, TollByPlate, Pay by Mail, License Plate Toll etc.) is shown as .
What does “Compare” screen do?

The “Compare” screen shows all the routes between your origin and destination. You can see distance, time, and cost for all the available routes. Click on the route to pick your route. You can see tolls by clicking on information. To get turn-by-turn direction, click on the “Direction” screen. It will send you to Google maps app, Apple map app, or your other favorite app service for voice-guided turn-by-turn directions.

Should I always avoid a toll road?

You will find that depending on distance on the alternate route, gas price, and fuel economy of your vehicle, using a toll road can be cheaper or only marginally expensive than toll-free route. Alternately, depending on traffic conditions, fuel economy, and gas prices toll-free route might be the fastest route.

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