Michigan toll bridges and tunnels
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There are no toll roads in Michigan. There are a few toll bridges within Michigan (Mackinac Bridge, Grosse Ile Toll Bridge). Other international toll bridges (Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, Ambassador Bridge) and a toll tunnel (Detroit–Windsor Tunnel) connect Michigan with Ontario, Canada.
Michigan toll bridges
Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
The Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge connects the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. It is the northern terminus of I-75. 2-axle passenger vehicles pay $3.50 USD (or $4.50 CAD) toll.
The Mackinac Bridge spans the Straits of Mackinac to connect city of St. Ignace on the north with the village of Mackinaw City on the south. Locally known as the Big Mac and Mighty Mac, the bridge is part of I-75 and the Lakes Michigan and Huron components of the Great Lakes Circle Tours across the straits. 2-axle cars pay $4.00 toll.
Grosse Ile Toll Bridge
The Grosse Ile Toll Bridge crosses Detroit River connecting Grosse Ile Township to the mainland in Riverview. 2-axle cars pay $2.50 cash toll and $2.00 with bridge pass.
Blue Water Bridge
The Blue Water Bridge spans the St. Clair River linking Port Huron, Michigan with Point Edward, Ontario. The Blue Water Bridge connects Highway 402 in Ontario with both I-69 and I-94. 2-axle Cars and RV pay $3.00. The tolls are in both directions.
The Ambassador Bridge connects Detroit with Windsor, Ontario. It is the busiest international border crossing in North America in terms of trade volume. Two-axle passenger vehicles pay $6.00 - whether paying by cash or NEXUS tag.
If the toll rates for the bridges are not the latest, feel free to suggest the updated toll rates. You can also refer to our toll & trip calculators and the Toll API for the latest toll rates.
Michigan toll tunnels
The Detroit–Windsor Tunnel connects Detroit with Windsor, Ontario. It is the second busiest crossing between the United States and Canada, connecting Jefferson Avenue (near I-375 and M-10) and Goyeau Street.
Toll rates for Michigan bridges and tunnels
Vehicles on Mackinac Bridge, Grosse Ile Toll Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, and Detroit–Windsor Tunnel pay tolls based on the number of axles, whether you are paying tolls with discounted toll card or cash and the currency. On Ambassador bridge trucks toll rates also vary based on the gross weight.
Refer to Toll rates for Michigan bridges and tunnels for detailed toll rates for 2-axle cars and the accepted toll payment methods.
Alternatively, you could use Michigan Toll Calculator to calculate tolls for cars and other vehicles such as trucks, trailers, buses, RVs and motorcycles for all of the Michigan bridges and tunnels.
How are tolls calculated for trucks in Michigan
Trucks on Mackinac Bridge, Grosse Ile Toll Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, and Detroit–Windsor Tunnel pay tolls based on number of axles. On Ambassador bridge trucks pay tolls based on gross weight.
Michigan Truck Toll Calculator can help you calculate tolls and gas expenses for all truck classes in Michigan. The toll calculator assumes that 2-axle trucks are in Class A, 3-axles and 4-axles trucks in Class B and 5-axles and 6-axles trucks are in Class C. The following table links TollGuru’s Michigan toll calculator calculations for trucks based on axles with calculations based on Ambassador bridge weight class.
|TollGuru Vehicle Type||Ambassador Bridge Truck Class|
|Truck 2-axles||Class A (0 – 36,000 lbs.)|
|Truck 3-axles||Class B (36,001 lbs. – 54,000 lbs.)|
|Truck 4-axles||Class B (36,001 lbs. – 54,000 lbs.)|
|Truck 5-axles||Class C (54,001 lbs. – 145,000 lbs.)|
|Truck 6-axles||Class C (54,001 lbs. – 145,000 lbs.)|
How to pay toll in Michigan
On Michigan toll bridges and tunnels, you can pay tolls using following prepaid tags:
- Nexpress® tag, Nexus tag
- Bridge Pass
You can also pay tolls by cash in both USD and Canadian dollars.
TollGuru toll calculator displays tolls in USD.
How to pay missed toll in Michigan
You can pay missed toll at Mackinac Bridge, Grosse Ile Toll Bridge, Blue Water Bridge, and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel by different methods depending upon your tag pass. Refer to how to pay missed toll in Michigan for details on who to contact and how to pay missed tolls for these tolled bridges and tunnels in Michigan.
Michigan bridge and tunnel tolling agencies
The follwoing agencies manage Michigan toll bridges and tunnels. For any questions about toll payment methods or your toll bill please get in touch with the respective agency.
Calculate tolls for Michigan 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 Michigan 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 en route, 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.
- ↑ Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge
- ↑ Mackinac Bridge
- ↑ Grosse Ile Toll Bridge
- ↑ Blue Water Bridge
- ↑ Ambassador Bridge
- ↑ Detroit–Windsor Tunnel
- ↑ Michigan Department of Transportation
- ↑ Mackinac Bridge Authority
- ↑ Grosse Ile Bridge Company
- ↑ Detroit-Windsor Tunnel LLC
- ↑ Blue Water Bridge Authority
- ↑ E-ZPass Group