If you will be driving on the South Bay Expressway / 125 Toll Road in the San Diego area, you have multiple options for paying your tolls as you go, or for paying a missed toll after the fact. These include paying with:
- Cash: Use bills or exact change to pay your toll. No change is given, so if you overpay, you won’t get change back.
- Credit Card: You can pay with any MasterCard, Visa, American Express or Discover card, including gift cards that have the logo of one of those networks.
- FasTrak: A good option for those who use San Diego & California toll roads often. Open an account and deposit money to get a transponder that you put on your windshield and have tolls deducted automatically without having to stop and pay tolls. This can be a cheaper option if you use local toll roads often enough. (See Fastrak fees here.) You can open a FasTrak account online or download and mail/bring the completed application to 1129 La Media Road, San Diego, CA 92154. You can also get FasTrak transponders at 2 local Costco locations.
- Pay By Plate (For Missed Tolls): Pay for missed tolls online using your license plate number, or mail your payment to 1129 La Media Road, San Diego, CA 92154 or by calling 619-661-7070. You will pay an extra $2 if you miss a toll and have to use Pay By Plate, and you only have 4 business days to make up for any missed tolls or a $40 fee will be assessed (which goes up to $100 if not paid in 21 days).
Note also that if you received a Toll Violation notice, you can pay that online as well.