The Express Lanes use dynamic tolls to help manage the flow of traffic to get you to your destination on time. You will see signs in advance of Express Lanes entry points letting you know the current price to travel in the Lanes. Watch this 495 Express Lanes video or this 95 Express Lanes video to learn more.
Roadside equipment monitors traffic and toll prices periodically adjust as necessary to maintain free-flowing travel and provide value for customers. As traffic increases, the toll price goes up. This helps manage demand and keeps you moving at highway speeds. No matter when you choose to travel the Express Lanes, you can depend on a predictable trip.
When you pass under a pricing sign, you lock in your toll rate until the last exit shown on the sign. The last exit you see on the pricing sign before entering the 495 Express Lanes is the last exit you can travel to from your entry point. On the 95 Express Lanes, the last exit shown on the sign is not necessarily the last exit you can take from your entry point. Learn more about pricing on the 95 Express Lanes.
The pricing signs before an Express Lanes entrance show the cost to travel to a maximum of three upcoming exits. It's important to remember that in some cases not all available exit points will be displayed on the electronic signs. Don't see your exit? It might fall between the exits listed on the sign or you might see it on another pricing sign later during your trip. Learn more about how the read the pricing signs on the 95 and 495 Express Lanes.
Because toll prices are based on demand, it is difficult to predict exactly what the tolls will be at any given time. On the 495 Express Lanes tolls can range from as low as $0.20 per mile during less busy times, and up to approximately $1.00 per mile in some sections during rush hour.*
On the 95 Express Lanes tolls can range from as low as $0.20 per mile during less busy times, and up to approximately $1.00 per mile in some sections during rush hour.*
You need an E-ZPass or an E-ZPass Flex set to toll-mode to pay your toll. It can take up to five days for your toll to post to your E-ZPass account. You can log in to your E-ZPass account to see toll charges from the 95 and 495 Express Lanes. Before your first trip, make sure your E-ZPass is correctly mounted in your car, linked to your license plate and has sufficient funds.
Express Lanes Pricing at a Glance
*Toll rates may rise significantly above the stated typical range for periods of time in the event of unusually heavy congestion or a specific event like a traffic accident or lane(s) closure.