Is there an easy way to calculate the total cost of tolls for a trip within the United States?
Is there a convenient way to calculate the cost of tolls between two arbitrary points within the United States? I'm planning to take a trip along the Eastern seaboard and will be passing through multiple states with different toll-collecting authorities. The mapping and trip planning resources I've found so far will only indicate whether a particular section of road has tolls, not the price of those tolls. I'm aware that the various toll-collecting authorities post their rates online, but these charts are often difficult to use if you're not already familiar with the area. Isn't there an easier way?
viamichelin.com seems to cover the US, only that every route I try, only mentions $0 in toll. Could either be that I just chose arbitrary roads with no tolls, or that this site does not include toll prices. Hence the comment over a real answer
@Andra I noticed this as well. I checked routes that definitely have tolls, so viamichelin.com is not accurate. :-(
Any chance you could list all the states? I'm finding some calculators but they seem to be per-state only, eg http://www.massdot.net/user-cgi/tollcalc.cgi for Massachusetts...
@MarkMayo I found those as well. Part of my trip will take me through MD, DE, PA, NJ, and NY. I've learned that several states (DE and NY, for example) even have different toll-collecting authorities for the different routes. I was hoping to find a single calculator that would be able to compute the cost based on the portions of the route I will be using, but I suppose it's just a dream.
Illinois has a virtual tollway site that will compute total tolls on a given route, but it doesn't seem to provide a way to export the toll locations and prices for use in other apps. @AndrewGrimm I imagine Google Maps would include it only if they could get up-to-date toll prices from *every* tollway provider on demand.
17-Mile Drive Toll: $9.25 Location: Scenic drive through Pebble Beach, CA Operator: Pebble Beach Corporation
Golden Gate Bridge Toll: $6.00 (Southbound ONLY) Location: Spans San Francisco Bay connecting San Francisco to Marin County, CA Operator: Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District
Riverside Freeway (SR-91) Toll: Variable Location: An east-west freeway in Southern California linking Orange and Riverside counties Operator: Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA)
Eastern Transportation Corridor Toll: $3.50 (East Branch) $3.25 (West Branch) Location: Orange County, CA Operator: Foothill/Eastern Transportation Corridor Agency
South Bay Expressway Toll: Variable Location: Beginning at Otay Mesa, provides access to/from Mexico and across San Diego Operator: South Bay Expressway, L.P.
The Antioch Bridge Toll: $5.00 (Northbound ONLY) Location: Spans the San Joaquin River linking Antioch, CA with Sacramento County, CA Operator: Bay Area Toll Authority Metropolitan Transportation Commission
The Benicia-Martinez Bridge Toll: $5.00 (Northbound ONLY) Location: Spans the Carquinez Strait linking Benicia, CA to Martinez, CA Operator: Bay Area Toll Authority Metropolitan Transportation Commission
you get the idea.
Mark Mayo - The above linked website is ¿now? only half way towards the ideal/what i believe the OP is asking for (automatic calculation of tolls based on route). The information that is available on it only goes one better than the lists of prices already available via toll agencies/organisations website, by collating them onto one site (hopefully being updated regularily). As an aside, if you are open to edit suggestions, I have 2: 1) Re-word the preluding sentence to the yellow box, to make it seem to some less like the following is auto calculated, but instead just self-compiled.
Actually there is a cool app "TollGuru" that can tell you toll cost for all possible routes in United States. It calculates cheapest, fastest and other route options based on total cost (gas and toll cost) and time of your drive based on current traffic. And best part is that you can customize it for your vehicle. It covers all toll roads and bridges in United States.