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Home to New York City[1], one of the most famous cities in the world, New York[2] is a very popular tourist destination. Many landmarks in New York are well known, including a few of the world's most-visited tourist attractions: Times Square, Central Park, Niagara Falls, Grand Central Terminal, and Statue of Liberty. At the same time, long-ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads, bridges, and tunnels in the US, New York is also one of the most talked-about states by commuters, travelers, and businesses when it comes to the tolls. At a high level, the tolls in New York could be categorized as:

  • New York State Thruway system
  • New York toll bridges
    • MTA bridges and tunnels
    • New York State Bridge Authority toll bridges
    • Port Authority of NY and NJ bridges and tunnels
    • International toll bridges connecting to Ontario, Canada
    • Other toll bridges within New York
  • New York toll tunnels


As the toll network in New York is so extensive, if you are visiting New York and plan to drive, it is highly likely that you will have to pay tolls. As many of the toll facilities in New York are turning to Cashless Tolling [3], you would not be able to pay tolls with cash at most of the toll roads, tunnels, or bridges. One option would be to pay tolls later using Toll By Mail. But it can be more expensive. But it can be more expensive. If you wish to avoid receiving costly toll violation fines incurred when you end up using high-speed toll lanes without a toll tag, getting E-ZPass would be a good idea. Below you will find details about the toll facilities, toll locations, applicable toll rates, toll payment options, and how to pay missed tolls in New York.

New York state thruway

main article: New York State Thruway or NY Thruway toll

The New York State Thruway or The Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway [4] is a controlled-access highway spanning over 500 miles within the US state of New York. It extends from the New York City line at Yonkers to the Pennsylvania state line at Ripley by way of Albany, Syracuse, and Buffalo, and is considered as the fifth busiest toll road in the United States.

New York State Thruway or NY Thruway toll details different toll sections on the New York State Thruway, the tolling system for each of the sections, toll rates, and how to pay tolls.

New York toll bridges

main article: New York toll bridges

Toll Bridges of New York connect New York with New Jersey, across the boarder with Ontario and metro areas within New York. At a high level toll bridges in New York can be categorized as:

  • MTA toll bridges
  • New York State Bridge Authority toll bridges
  • Port Authority of NY and NJ bridges and tunnels
  • International toll bridges connecting to Ontario, Canada
  • Other toll bridges within New York


Learn more about each of the New York toll bridges here including how to pay tolls.

New York toll tunnels

main article: New York toll tunnels

Toll tunnels in New York connect New York with New Jersey and other metro areas within New York. For the tunnels that connect New York with New Jersey, tolls are only collected why entering New York. No tolls are collected while entering New Jersey. Following are the toll tunnels in New York:

  • Port Authority of NY and NJ bridges and tunnels
    • Holland Tunnel
    • Lincoln Tunnel
  • MTA toll tunnels
    • Hugh L Carey Tunnel (Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel)
    • Queens Midtown Tunnel


Learn more about each of the New York toll tunnels here including how to pay tolls.

Toll rates for New York bridges and tunnels

main article: Toll rates for New York toll bridges, tunnels, and NY Thruway

Toll charges for travel on toll bridges, tunnels, and NY Thruway vary depending on no. of axles on the vehicle, vehicle type (personal, cab/taxi, TNC, commercial), occupancy (HOV2/HOV3, Taxi-pool), time of travel (peak/off-peak), mode of payment, and direction of travel on certain bridges and tunnels. Refer to Toll rates for New York toll bridges and tunnels for detailed toll rates for 2-axle cars and the accepted toll payment methods. The page also details which toll bridges and tunnels in New York are one-way or both ways.

Alternatively, you could use New York Toll Calculator to calculate tolls for cars and other vehicles such as trucks, trailers, buses, RVs and motorcycles for all of the New York bridges, tunnels, and toll roads.

Truck toll in New York NYC

main article: Truck toll in New York NYC

Toll charges for trucks on New York toll bridges, tunnels, and NY Thruway vary depending on no. of axles on the truck, time of travel (peak/off-peak), mode of payment, and direction of travel on certain bridges and tunnels.

Refer to Truck Toll in New York NYC for detailed toll rates for 5-axle trucks and the accepted toll payment methods.

Refer to Toll rates for New York toll bridges, tunnels, and NY Thruway for details on which toll bridges and tunnels in New York are one-way or both ways.

Alternatively, you could use New York truck Toll Calculator to calculate tolls for all the truck types for all of the New York toll bridges, tunnels, and toll roads.

How to pay toll in New York

main article: How to pay toll in New York

Tolls on New York thruway, expressways, tunnels, bridges, and roads can be paid by any one of the following methods. Please note, not all payment options are available at every toll location.

  • Pay toll with toll tags or toll passes
    • E-ZPass
    • NexusCard
    • ExpressPass
    • NationalPass
  • Pay toll with cash
  • Pay toll later using Pay by Mail

Travelers ask thousands of queries every week from TollGuru about EZ Pass coverage, such as the following:

  • Does E-ZPass work in Illinois?
  • Is Ezpass accepted in Florida?
  • Does EZ Tag work all over Texas?
  • Can I use EZ Pass on PA Turnpike?

E-ZPass (or widely termed as ez pass) has a wide acceptance across 17 states in the United States. If you already have an E-ZPass from any of these states, you are good to go.

E-ZPass is accepted in New York. New Jersey, Central Florida and other states with I-Pass, E-Pass NCQuickPass and RiverLink

The table below lists the states where E-ZPass is accepted for toll payment:

Delaware Florida (only in Orlando region) Illinois
Indiana Kentucky Massachusetts
Maine Maryland North Carolina
New Hampshire New Jersey New York
Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island
Virginia West Virginia
Click on the state’s name in the table to see details of the state-specific E-ZPass toll tag.

How to pay toll in New York explains in detail each of the toll payment options.

Toll Payment options for visitors in New York

If you are visiting New York and plan to drive, and are travelling on any cashless tolling road, the best option would be to:

  • Get an E-ZPass
  • E-ZPass® On-the-Go
  • Plate Pass

Toll Payment options for visitors in New York explains in detail each of the toll payment options.

How to pay missed toll in New York

main article: How to pay missed toll in New York

If you are a traveler in NY who doesn't have E-ZPass mounted on the vehicles or E-ZPass customers who do not properly mount their E-ZPass tag (which results in their tag not reading properly while traveling on the Thruway), will miss paying for tolls on all-electronic/cashless toll plazas in the New York. For this missed toll, you will be charged the Tolls by Mail toll rate.

  • Pay online
  • Mail your toll payment
  • Pay your Toll Bill at a walk-in E-ZPass Customer Service Center


How to pay missed toll in New York described in details each of these missed toll payment methods.

What is E-ZPass

Main article: What is E-ZPass

An E-ZPass is a small electronic transponder that is used to pay tolls for trips on thruways, tunnels and bridges in New York and other toll roads where it is accepted. You don’t need to stop to pay a toll. The transponder is mounted on your vehicle’s windshield. When you travel on any toll road, thruway, tunnel, or bridge, the transponder charges your E-ZPass account for the appropriate toll.

Learn all the following details about E-ZPass at the E-ZPass toll tag page:

  • Do I need E-ZPass in New York?
  • Where can I use E-ZPass?
  • How to install E-ZPas?
  • Types of E-ZPasss
  • How to get an E-ZPass?
  • E-ZPass for tourists

New York Toll Calculator


New York Toll Calculator – Calculate tolls and gas expenses with E-ZPass rates for all the toll roads, bridges, tunnels and thruways in New York

How to calculate tolls for New York

Calculate tolls, fuel costs, and optimized routes for your travel by car, truck, taxi, bus, caravans (with or without a trailer) for NY Thruway and other toll bridges and tunnels in New York and nearby states using NY 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 cost estimation and post-trip toll reconciliation in the New York area and the rest of the US.

New York turnpike and other tolling facilities agencies and contacts

For any questions about your toll bill please get in touch with one of the following agencies:

  • New York State Thruway Authority[5]
  • E-ZPass Group[6]
  • E-ZPass New York[7]
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority[8]
  • New York State Bridge Authority[9]
  • Port Authority of NY and NJ[10]
  • Nassau County Bridge Authority[11]
  • Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority[12]
  • Niagara Falls Bridge Commission[13]
  • Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority[14]
  • Thousand Islands Bridge Authority[15]
  • Seaway International Bridge Corporation[16]
  • Whiteface Lake Placid[17]
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