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California Toll Roads & Express Lanes

Save time and experience the convenience of Orange County and California’s extensive toll road and express lane networks. FasTrak California is the preferred electronic payment method, while also having the option of pay by plate and cash at select tolls, allowing for easy travel to your next destination.

Start exploring all the California toll roads for your next road trip.

California Toll Roads

Southern California Toll Roads & Express Lanes


Orange County Toll Roads

The Toll Roads of Orange County Website | Tolls Roads App
Closure & Detour Updates
Download the Orange County Toll Road Map.


91 Express Lanes (Orange County/Riverside)

91 Express Lanes Website

There are three entry points and three exit options for both eastbound and westbound travel. Exiting or entering the 91 Express Lanes at points other than those designated is illegal.

Rates vary and Express Lanes are free for eligible individuals and vehicles:

  • Carpools with 3 or more occupants
  • Motorcycles
  • Pure zero-emission vehicles
  • Disabled Person License Plates
  • Disabled Veteran or Special Recognition License Plates

405 Express Lanes (Orange County/Los Angeles)

405 Express Lanes Website

OCTA’s new 16-mile 405 Express Lanes will stretch from the 605 Freeway to the 73. The 405 Express Lanes utilize electronic tolling and FasTrak transponders are required to use the express lanes. If you have an existing transponder and active account from any toll agency in California, there’s nothing more needed to use the 405 Express Lanes.

  • 3 + Persons – Free.
  • 2 + Persons – Fee for peak hours. During non-peak hours free for first 3 ½ years after the Express Lanes open (December 2023). Tolls charged after 3 ½ years (approximately June 2027)
  • 1 Person – Peak and non-peak hour fees.
  • Designated Veterans License Plate – Free.
  • Disabled Person License Plate – Free.
  • Clean Air Vehicles – Receive a 15% discount with a transponder.
  • Motorcycles – Free but must have a transponder.

Riverside 15 Express Lanes

RiversideExpress Website

Use of the 15 Express Lanes requires a FasTrak transponder issued by any of the California toll agencies.

You can enter the 15 Express Lanes at SR-60 from the north, at Cajalco Road from the south, or from the general purpose I-15 lanes at dashed line entry points, between each of the 4 segments.

You can also access the 15 Express Lanes southbound from the 91 Express Lanes eastbound.

A future connector to and from the north will be finished in 2023. Until then, exit the 15 Express Lanes southbound at Sixth Street to use the 91 westbound general purpose (non-tolled) lanes.


Los Angeles Metro ExpressLanes

Metro ExpressLanes Website

Metro ExpressLanes on the I-10 and I-110 are managed lanes where toll prices are based on real-time traffic conditions and vary according to the level of congestion using dynamic pricing.


San Diego Express Lanes

SANDAG FasTrak Website

I-15 Express Lanes

I-15 Express Lanes provide 20 miles of flexible travel between State Route 78 in Escondido and State Route 163 in San Diego.

San Diego Southbay Expressway

The private 10-mile toll road begins at SR 905 in Otay Mesa and provides fast and convenient access to and from Mexico and connections to East County, Downtown, and points north. 


Northern California


Northern California Express Lanes

Bay Area FasTrak Website
Download the Bay Area Toll Road Map.

  • Designated lanes that can be used during heavy traffic to bypass congestion. Express lanes are usually located on the far-left side of select major freeway corridors (described below) and are usually identified with white pavement markings as well as electronic signage above the roadway and next to the lanes.
    • Interstate 580 Express Lanes
    • State Route 237 Express Lanes
    • Interstate 680 Sunol Express Lanes
    • Interstate 680 Contra Costa Express Lanes
    • 101 San Mateo Express Lanes
    • 101/SR-85 Santa Clara Express Lanes:
  • Interstate 880 Express Lanes: Northbound between Dixon Landing Road and Lewelling Blvd. Southbound between Hegenberger Road and Dixon Landing Road.​

Northern California Toll Bridges

  • Antioch Bridge: Crosses the San Joaquin River, linking the cities of Antioch and Rio Vista along State Route 160 (SR-160). Drivers pay tolls in the eastbound direction on the south end of the bridge.
  • Benicia-Martinez Bridge: Crosses the Carquinez Strait along Interstate 680 (I-680) and connects the cities of Benicia and Martinez. Drivers pay tolls in the northbound direction at the toll plaza on the south side of the bridge.
  • Carquinez Bridge: Spans the Carquinez Strait at the northeastern end of the San Francisco Bay along Interstate 80 (I-80) and links the cities of Crockett and Vallejo. Drivers pay tolls in the eastbound direction, after crossing the bridge.
  • Dumbarton Bridge: Crosses the San Francisco Bay along State Route 82 (SR-82) and links the cities of Fremont and Menlo Park. Drivers pay tolls in the westbound direction at the toll plaza on the east side of the Bay.
  • Richmond-San Rafael Bridge: Crosses the San Francisco Bay along Interstate 580 (I-580) and links the cities of Richmond and San Rafael. Drivers pay tolls in the westbound direction, on the eastern side of the bridge.
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bridge: Links the cities of Oakland and San Francisco and crosses the San Francisco Bay along I-80. Drivers pay tolls in the westbound direction at the eastern side of the bridge.
  • San Mateo-Hayward Bridge: Crosses the San Francisco Bay along State Route 92 (SR-92) and links the cities of Foster City and Hayward. Drivers pay tolls in the westbound direction on the eastern side of the bridge.
  • Golden Gate Bridge: Links the City of San Francisco with the County of Marin along U.S. Route 101. Drivers pay tolls in the southbound direction, on the south end of the bridge.

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