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What is I-Pass

I-Pass is accepted in Illinois, Chicago Skyway and Indiana along with E-ZPass

I-Pass is the electronic toll collection system for payment of toll on Illinois toll roads and bridges. I-Pass, like E-ZPass on the east coast toll roads, is an electronic tag that you can install in your windshield to zoom through electronic toll gantries. You can use I-Pass tag on toll roads that accept E-ZPass.

Discounts for I-Pass

Using I-Pass on Illinois toll roads and bridges offers a 50% discount to drivers using the Illinois I-Pass on state toll roads. Ordering an I-Pass transponder requires an initial $30 for the first transponder. Vehicles without a transponder tag attached pay the cash toll rate.

Where can I use my I-Pass

The I-Pass can be used on all Illinois toll roads and bridges. Apart from this you can also use it on the Indiana Toll Road, the Chicago Skyway and in 17 other states that use the E-ZPass system.

In which states does IPass work

I-Pass is accepted in 17 states and 29 tolling agencies in the US. 

  1. Delaware
  2. Illinois 
  3. Indiana 
  4. Kentucky 
  5. Maine
  6. Maryland
  7. Massachusetts 
  8. New Hampshire 
  9. New Jersey
  10. New York 
  11. North Carolina 
  12. Ohio 
  13. Pennsylvania
  14. Rhode Island 
  15. Virginia
  16. West Virginia. 
  17. Additionally, portions of Florida are also compatible with E-ZPass.

How much does an I-Pass cost

The I-Pass costs $30 to obtain along with a refundable deposit of $10. A further amount of $20 is to be deposited towards prepaid tolls. The minimum balance is $20 and the account auto-replenishes 10% of the average monthly usage or a minimum of $10. There is no annual fee for the I-Pass.

How do I open an I-Pass Account

You can open a new I-Pass account online at the Illinois tollway website[1] or on the phone at (800-824-7277) 1-8000-UC-IPASS (800-824-7277), in person at a customer service center and one of the 200 Jewel-Osco locations in Northern Illinois or by mail.  To open an I-Pass account, you need to:

  • Open online as www. illinoistollway.com
  • Purchase a transponder from one of the I-Pass partners, or
  • From an authorized I-Pass customer service center, or
  • At an Illinois Tollway office
  • Once the transponder is purchased, it is to be activated . Call a toll-free number to activate the transponder by providing your address, phone, license, debit/credit card numbers and vehicle information.
  • For opening the account a minimum balance of $20 is required and a $10 refundable deposit for each transponder tag that is bought.

Can I buy an I-Pass at jewels

Customers can visit any Jewel-Osco, Road Ranger or I-PASS Customer Service Center to pick up their I-PASS today! All transponders require activation, which can be done online or at any Illinois Tollway service location.

How do I install I-Pass

Place your I-Pass adjacent to your windshield’s rear-view mirror, about one to one-and-a-half inches from the top of the windshield, and about one to two inches to the left or right of the rear-view mirror.

How do I pay a missed toll in Illinois

If you travel on Illinois toll roads without an I-Pass you can pay tolls using Pay By Plate within 14 days. As the Pay-By-Plate is built on the I-Pass payment platform, it gives you a range of payment options while ensuring you avoid costly fines and fees, all without a transponder.

Can I use my Illinois I-Pass in another car

The I-Pass transponder can be shared between vehicles- cars and motorcycles, but registered to the same I-PASS account. Mount the transponder firmly on to your windshield of your vehicle you drive on the Tollway.

Can I use I-Pass in rental cars

You can use your I-Pass in rental cars. Temporarily add license plates of the rental car to your I-Pass account to pay tolls electronically and avoid violations. Remember to remove the details once your travel is through.

I-Pass for commercial and fleet vehicles

To get more information on I-Pass for commercial and fleet vehicles you can get more information by contacting them at 1-855-826-6410 or sending an email at fleets@getipass.com. I-Pass allows for electronic toll collection for commercial and fleet vehicles on Illinois tollway and E-ZPass roads but no bypass weigh station feature. 

Alternatively, you can use PrePass or PrePass plus services for toll payments on Illinois toll roads and bridges. 

  • Commercial and fleet vehicles can use PrePass a weigh station enabling vehicles to be pre-screened and bypass the weigh station without a need to stop. PrePass does not support toll payment. 
  • PrePass Plus comes with additional features of payment of electronic toll along with all the features of PrePass. The payment can be done at E-ZPass and I-Pass electronic toll collection facilities. 

To get more information on PrePass visit the PrePass website[2].

I-Pass for Government Fleet 

Government fleet vehicles may be eligible for an exempt I-Pass account in accordance to Illinois Toll Highway Act. To know whether the vehicles are eligible for exemption you can contact I-Pass customer service department for arranging I-Pass for vehicles engaged in police, fire or emergency services including public and private ambulance services. 

Calculate tolls for Illinois and other states in the US

Calculate routes, tolls and fuel costs for your travel by car, truck, taxi, bus, caravans (with or without a trailer) in Illinois and other states of the US using TollGuru Trip Calculator. It also shows the cheapest, fastest and other optimal routes to your destination along with toll plaza(s) location enroute, payment methods and more.


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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