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The Lincoln Tunnel is an underwater toll tunnel in the Hudson River. The tunnel is over 1.5 mile long and connects Midtown Manhattan in NYC to Weehawken, NJ. For a car it usually takes 20-30 minutes to cross the Lincoln Tunnel. Eastbound vehicles - those entering New York via the Lincoln Tunnel pay toll.

The other vehicular tunnel built under the Hudson river is Holland Tunnel. Both are operated by the Port Authority of NY and NJ[1].

The Lincoln Tunnel toll price ranks among the most expensive of US tolls along with Holland Tunnel, Detroit–Windsor Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, PA Turnpike etc.

Use the Lincoln Tunnel Toll Calculator to calculate cost of tolls for Lincoln Tunnel and other New York toll facilities.

How much is the Lincoln Tunnel toll 2021

The Lincoln Tunnel toll cost depends upon various factors - vehicle type, time of travel and payment method.

The Lincoln Tunnel toll price with E-ZPass for most common vehicles
Vehicle type Toll Tag Rate (off-peak hours) Toll Tag Rate (peak hours) Cash Rate
Car, SUV, Pickup truck $11.75 $13.75 $16
Carpool $11.75 $13.75 $16
2-axle Truck $36 $38 $44
5-axle Truck $90 $95 $110

Peak hours are weekdays 6 AM – 10 AM and 4 PM – 10 PM.
Overnight hours are weekdays 10 PM – 6 AM and Sunday 11 PM – 6 AM.

You can calculate the Lincoln Tunnel toll with or without E-ZPass for all the vehicles using Lincoln Tunnel Toll Calculator.

Do you pay both ways on the Lincoln Tunnel

No, you do not have to pay for travelling both sides of the Lincoln Tunnel. You only pay eastbound - while entering Manhattan, NY. It means that Lincoln Tunnel toll NYC to NJ is zero i.e. toll free.

How do pay for Lincoln Tunnel toll

Generally, drivers use E-ZPass NY, E-ZPass NJ or out-of-state E-ZPass for Lincoln tunnel toll payment. Currently, cash toll payment is also accepted.

Is the Lincoln Tunnel cashless

As of late 2020, PANYNJ restored cash toll payment at Lincoln Tunnel[2]. However, it is a temporary scheme as they are working on making it a completely cashless toll facility.

Lincoln Tunnel Toll by Mail

As mentioned that Lincoln Tunnel takes cash toll, Toll by Mail program is currently not available here.

Calculate tolls for New York and other states in the US

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