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Houston- known for NASA’s Space Center - is one the largest cities of the US. There are fifteen toll roads in the Houston area including the Fort Bend Parkway which is considered one of the most expensive toll roads in the USA.

Toll booth locations on the Fort Bend Parkway of Houston connecting Sienna Plantation to US 90A.
Toll booths of Fort Bend Parkway

Read on to learn about all toll roads of Houston, toll rates, Houston toll tag, Houston toll map and more.

Calculate tolls for trips across Houston and other toll facilities of Texas using Houston Toll Calculator.

Toll roads in Houston

Following is the list of all toll roads, tollways and HOT lanes in the Houston area of Texas:

  • Westpark Tollway[1]
  • Fort Bend Parkway & Extension[2]
  • Grand Parkway: Fort Bend County, TxDOT[3]
  • Hardy Toll Road[4]
  • Hardy Airport Connector[5]
  • Sam Houston Ship Channel[6]
  • Sam Houston Tollway[7]
  • SH 242[8]
  • Tomball Tollway[9]
  • Katy Freeway Managed lanes I-10 QuickRide and US 290[10]
  • US-290 (Northwest Freeway) HOT Lanes[11]
  • US-59 North (Eastex Freeway) HOT Lanes[12]
  • US-59 South (Southwest Freeway) HOT Lanes[13]
  • I-45 North (North Freeway) HOT Lanes[14]
  • I-45 South (Gulf Freeway) HOT Lanes[15]

How much are the toll roads in Houston TX

Toll costs for toll roads in Houston depend upon the toll facility, toll payment- EZ TAG or cash, and vehicle axle count.

Tolls for major toll roads in Houston for 2-axle cars and motorcycles
Toll Road Toll Plaza EZ TAG Toll Rate (in USD)
Sam Houston Tollway Wilson Road $0.50
SH 99 Grand Parkway Colonial Parkway $0.48
Fort Bend Parkway Extension Mainlane to 90A $1.50
Hardy Toll Road Hardy North Plaza $1.50
Westpark Tollway Cook Road $1.20
Tomball Tollway Tomball Tollway Mainlane $1.50

Refer to the HCTRA toll rate table[16] and TxDOT Houston Area tolls[17] for more toll rates.

Alternatively, use the Houston Toll Calculator to calculate tolls between any locations in Houston.

How do you pay for toll roads in Houston

Main Article: How to pay toll in Texas

In Houston all toll roads are equipped with electronic toll collection system except for a handful in Sam Houston Tollway that accept cash. You can pay Houston tolls with an EZ TAG. Other tags valid across Houston toll facilities are:

How do I get a toll tag in Houston

Main article: EZ TAG for Houston, Texas

You can get a toll tag in Houston both online- on HCTRA website and offline at EZ Tag store. EZ Tag in Houston can be activated for free with the required prepaid toll deposit.

Houston toll roads for visitors and rental cars

Visitors or out of state drivers are also required to pay tolls just like the locals in Houston, Texas. The toll payment methods for them are also the same - toll tags or cash (wherever accepted).

If you take a rental car, they usually come with a toll tag program. If you don’t want to take it, use a valid Texas Toll Tag and link the rental car’s license plate for as long as you drive it. Pay by Mail does not work for rental cars.

Houston Toll Agencies

The toll roads in Houston are managed and operated by various tolling agencies. For any queries related to toll payment methods or toll bill, please get in touch with the respective agency.

  • Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority (FBCTRA)[18]
  • Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA)[19]
  • Montgomery County Toll Road Authority (MCTRA)
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO)[20]

Calculate tolls for Texas and other states in the US

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