How To Pay Bay Area Bridge Tolls

ggbridgetollThere are 8 toll bridges in the San Francisco Bay area. The Golden Gate Bridge has its own toll system, while the rest of the bridges fall under the Bay Area Toll Authority. Here’s how to pay those tolls:

The Golden Gate Bridge has about a zillion options, but none of them include paying your toll in cash on the bridge itself, so listen up:



  • FasTrak Account: Go to to sign up for an account and get a toll tag to attach to your vehicle. A FasTrak account requires you to have a prepaid balance that tolls are debited from. It also offers you a discount on tolls. (FasTrak is the required payment method for carpools.)
  • License Plate Account: Go to to sign up for an account. If paying by credit card, tolls are automatically charged to the card associated with your license plate. You can also choose to prepay and have tolls debited. You do not get a toll discount with this option.
  • One-Time Online Payment: Go to https://bayareafastrak.org/en/howitworks/oneTime.shtml to pay either before you cross the bridge or within 48 hours of crossing.
  • Toll Invoice: If you don’t pay your toll, you will be billed via Toll Invoice. Pay it online here, or by mail at FasTrak Invoices, P.O. Box 26879, San Francisco, CA 94126. You can also pay by phone at 877-229-8655 (the phone number is 415-486-8655 if you’re outside of the United States). Or in person at the Bay Area FasTrak Customer Service Center at 375 Beale Street, San Francisco or at a cash payment location.

Now, if you’re talking about one of the other Bay Area Bridges — the Bay Bridge, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the Carquinez Bridge, the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, the Dumbarton Bridge, or the Antioch Bridge — these are your toll payment options:

  • FasTrak Account: Open an account at . A FasTrak account requires you to have a prepaid balance that tolls are debited from. As noted above, this is also an option for the Golden Gate Bridge, so it is the easiest method if you’re crossing multiple Bay area bridges often.
  • Cash: Pay your toll on the spot using a lane staffed by a Toll Authority employee. No credit cards, debit cards, or checks accepted.

FAQ

Can I pay Bay Bridge toll online?

Online using a credit card: Complete an application online at www.bayareafastrak.org. By phone using a credit card: Toll free (877) BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655), outside California 415-486-8655.

How do I pay the Bay Bridge toll?

Payment of tolls on the state-owned toll bridges can be made electronically using FasTrak®. For more information about FasTrak®, go to www.511.org or call the FasTrak® Customer Service Center at 877-BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655). For all other tolling questions, visit the MTC website's Toll Information page.

Is Bay Bridge toll cash only?

You can: On all Bay Area toll bridges, except the Golden Gate Bridge, pay cash tolls.

Can I pay toll by plate online?

Pay By Plate toll invoicing is an option to “pay as you go” and choose to forgo the benefits of E-PASS toll rates. ... Three Ways to Pay Your Pay By Plate Invoice: Online using a credit card. By phone using a credit/debit card: 1-800-353-7277 or 407-823-7277.

How do I pay the San Mateo Bridge toll?

Payment of tolls on the state-owned toll bridges can be made electronically using FasTrak®. For more information about FasTrak®, go to www.511.org or call the FasTrak® Customer Service Center at 877-BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655). For all other tolling questions, visit the MTC website's Toll Information page.

How do I pay my bridge toll online?

Make a One-Time Payment using a credit card online at www.bayareafastrak.org or over the telephone by calling 877-BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655), outside California at 415-486-TOLL (415-486-8655). Click here for hours of operation.

Can I pay Bay Bridge toll online?

Online using a credit card: Complete an application online at www.bayareafastrak.org. By phone using a credit card: Toll free (877) BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655), outside California 415-486-8655.

How do I pay California tolls online?

Paying Tolls Visitors and infrequent drivers can pay tolls within 5 days before or 5 days after driving The Toll Roads using our free app or online at TheTollRoads.com. If you are visiting family or friends, find out if they have a FasTrak®* account with The Toll Roads.

How do I pay the San Francisco Bay Bridge toll?

Payment of tolls on the state-owned toll bridges can be made electronically using FasTrak®. For more information about FasTrak®, go to www.511.org or call the FasTrak® Customer Service Center at 877-BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655). For all other tolling questions, visit the MTC website's Toll Information page.

Can I pay cash toll on Bay Bridge?

You can: On all Bay Area toll bridges, except the Golden Gate Bridge, pay cash tolls. ... In express lanes on I-680 Sunol, travel toll free as a carpool.