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Tolls in Kentucky are managed by RiverLink[1] and all the toll facilities have all electronic tolling, meaning no cash booths. Payment methods include E-ZPass I-PASS or RiverLink transponder, or pay later when you receive bill in the mail. You can open a prepaid account and save one dollar for each river crossing. However, E-ZPass and RiverLink tag option is cheaper. You cannot pay using cash.

If you are planning a trip to Kentucky and already have an E-ZPass transponder that works in the E-ZPass network, you do not need to purchase RiverLink transponder for paying tolls. Here is the link to more infromation on E-ZPass Network[2]. Here is list of states/toll roads that are in E-ZPass network and accept E-ZPass for paying tolls:

  • Chicago Skyway
  • Delaware
  • Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
  • Kentucky
  • Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio Turnpike
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike
  • Rhode Island
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia Parkways

Your another option can be to get a RiverLink Retail Kit. RiverLink retail kits are available at Speedway locations throughout Kentucky and Indiana. The kit includes a RiverLink prepaid transponder, a reload card and a RiverLink customer agreement. Drivers do not need to register their transponder or their car to use the prepaid transponder. But you would need to add a minimum balance of $20 to it and there is one time $3 activation fee. There is a $1.50 reloading fee every time money is added to the prepaid transponder. Here is more information on RiverLink Retail Kit[3].

Toll payment methods in Kentucky

  • E-ZPass/RiverLink – transponders you mount in your vehicle
  • Prepaid account – if you do not have a transponder but create an account. The tolls are one dollar less than having no prepaid account. The agency takes a photo of license plate and sends you a bill.
  • No prepaid account – The agency takes a photo of license plate and sends you a bill.
  • Cash is not accepted.

You can contact the RiverLink authorities from Riverlink website[4].

If you wish to see toll costs at each toll plaza on the route that you traveled in Kentucky and nearby states, we suggest you using TollGuru Trip Calculator.

You can also download our free app from Google play store or the App Store. Both, our website calculator and apps, are totally free for all vehicles types.

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