A Florida Toll Road Survival Guide

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Florida. The Sunshine State. Famous for its beach resorts, amusement parks, the Florida Keys, and … alligator-riddled toll roads? No, we aren’t kidding (but we’ll come back to that).

Did you know that Florida has over 734 miles of toll roads? More than any other state in the US. So, if you're driving through Florida for work or vacation - you’ll want to make sure you know how to navigate these tolls to avoid fines (and alligators).

Here’s a crash course on how to navigate toll roads in Florida.

Major Toll Roads in Florida

As we mentioned, Florida has many toll roads. With around 120 million visitors to the sunny state every year, tolls are a way of making sure the traffic in Florida flows efficiently.

Toll roads allow you to reach those Florida beaches quicker!

Instead of covering every toll road in Florida (because none of us have time for that!) - we’ll just cover the major tolls and turnpikes you may drive on.

Paying for Tolls in Florida

Many toll roads in Florida have gone cashless. This includes the Miami section of the Florida Turnpike and all tolls in Palm Beach County and Treasure Coast.

So, how do you pay for tolls in Florida?

Uproad is your best bet - the app is the most convenient way to pay for tolls.

Yes - we may be a little biased - but Uproad makes paying tolls super easy (as easy as Key Lime Pie!). Sign up, and you'll be ready to drive in 24 hours or less. You can use any form of payment - debit, credit, Venmo, PayPal, Google Pay or Apple Pay. And the best part - you can use Uproad in almost every state that has toll roads (19 states!) No more worrying about how you'll pay for tolls when you're on a roadtrip.

And the best part - all you need is your cell phone.

With transponder, you'll have to wait to get it in the mail, then wait to set up your account. You also won't be able to see all your transactions in real-time. And who wants to block the view from your windshield ;)

Download the Uproad app, set up your account, and you’re good to go! Hit the road and go see what Florida has to offer!

Paying Florida Tolls with a Rental Car

Most major rental car companies in Florida offer the option of paying tolls with a rental car SunPass transponder - but usually with lots of additional fees.

Make sure you read the fine print. Some rental car companies will charge you a daily fee - regardless of whether you use a toll road each day or not. Some rental car companies can charge an extra $5 a day for these fees.

Are there toll roads from Miami to Key West?

The quickest route from Miami International Airport to Key Largo, Key West, involves driving via the Ronald Reagan Turnpike - a paid toll road. The entire journey is about 70 miles and takes around an hour and a half.

If you want to avoid the toll road altogether, you can take the US-1 from Miami all the way to Key Largo.

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