Where You’ll Encounter Tolls in Washington and How to Save $$$
Where Do You Pay Road Tolls in Washington State?
The Summer months mean vacation time for the kids and time to get away and see more around Washington State. This also could be a time that you unexpectedly come across Tolls at Highway/Tunnel or Bridge crossings.
In this article, We’ll list for you:
- Tolls you'll encounter in Washington State.
- Mention an easy way and HUGE way to save money on tolls.
TOLLS YOU’LL ENCOUNTER IN WASHINGTON STATE
The I-405 Express Lanes
Located Between Bellevue and Lynwood. Hours you'll need to pay a toll are weekdays from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free on weekends and overnight (from 7pm to 5am.) and all major holidays.
How much are the 405 Express Lane tolls? - Toll rates change based on real-time traffic conditions. The pay rate ranges between 75 cents to $10 for drivers with a Good To Go! pass. You'll see the signs that indicate the current toll rate.
SR 167 high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes
Located between Renton and Puyallup. The HOT lanes operate from 5am to 7pm, 7 days a week & are free to use overnight: 7pm to 5am.
How much are the SR 167 high occupancy toll (HOT lanes?) - Based on real time traffic conditions, and range between 50 cents and $9.
Solo drivers who choose to use the HOT lanes must install a Good To Go! pass in their vehicle and have an active Good To Go! account. -WSDOT
SR 520 Bridge
Located between Montlake/UW and Kirkland. Tolls are collected 7 days a week.
How much to do you pay to cross the 520 Bridge? - Tolls vary depending if you're traveling on the weekday or weekend, plus the time of day. Click here to see the chart.
SR 99 Tunnel
Located under what used to be Downtown Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct. Tolls are collected 7 day per week.
How much to do you pay to us the SR 99 Tunnel? - Tolls vary depending if you're traveling on the weekday or weekend, plus the time of day. Click here to see the chart.
Tacoma Narrows Bridge
The bridge that connects Tacoma with the Kitsap Peninsula on SR 16. Tolls are 7 days per week and are ONLY collected southbound on trips from Gig Harbor/Kitsap Peninsula to Tacoma.
How much do you pay to cross the Tacoma Narrows Bridge? - As mentioned earlier, Northbound trips from Tacoma to Gig Harbor & the Kitsap Peninsula are free. You are required to pay, when traveling southbound from Gig Harbor/Kitsap Peninsula to Tacoma. Rates vary in relation to the amount of axels you have on your vehicle and if you use the toll booth or choose to receive your bill in the mail. Currently (as of May 2023,) you'll pay $5.50 at the Tacoma bound - toll booth for a normal 2 axle vehicle.
Save money on every toll with a Good To Go! account.
My daughter lives on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle. The easiest/fastest way to get to her place is by using the 99 Tunnel (which requires a toll). I save two dollars per use when using my Good To Go! toll device on my windshield. I'm charged $1.20 per usage of the tunnel versus $3.20 as a non Good To Go! member.
Get a "Good To Go!" Pass and pay less when using the various toll roads/tunnels/and bridges in Western Washington. Click this link to find out which pass works for you.
INFO SOURCE: WSDOT.com