Calculate toll charges online at sites such as TxTag and The Toll Roads. Alternatively, use smartphone applications such as the Tolls Calculator USA app made by Cost to Drive or the Tolls Calculator USA & Canada app by Tollsmart.
To determine toll charges using the calculator at The Toll Roads, select the road, choose entry and exit points, and indicate the number of axles on the vehicles. Similarly, the calculator at TxTag requires information such as the starting point, destination and number of axles on the vehicle in order to generate results.
Prior to embarking on a trip, scrutinize the intended route on an online map in order to determine the number of cashless toll roads along the way, advises CreditCards.com. Where free alternatives are available, avoid toll roads. If toll violations occur attempt to settle charges as soon as possible in order to avoid additional charges. For instance, The Toll Roads typically halts the violations process if offenders pay within 48 hours.
Do not assume that the cost of travel on each toll road is the same. The price varies considerably, sometimes even on the same road. As of May 2015 the toll for the Emerald Mountain Expressway in Alabama is $1.75, while the toll for southbound vehicles on the Golden Gate Bridge is $6, states Cost to Drive. The toll for those traveling to Delaware through the Delaware Memorial Twin Bridges is $4, while the Chicago Skyway charges $3.50.