Florida Toll Roads
Florida is rightfully one of the most visited states in the U.S. due to its warm climate, many attractions, and well-developed infrastructure. Florida's toll roads are 734 miles long, including bridges, making the state a leader in this segment. When traveling in Florida, it is important to be aware of tolling options, as well as rates, conditions, and other nuances.
Major toll roads
Florida's toll roads include several dozen highways, levees, bridges, and trails. Several of the most sought-after and popular ones can be singled out due to connections, length, equipment, and other features.
Also called the Ronald Reagan Highway. It is the largest toll road in the state, a major connection hub. It consists of a network of major roads, with developed infrastructure.
SR 91 and Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (SR 821)
Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach (parallel to I-95), and Orlando
Type of rate
Varies depending on the chosen route, the number of axles of transport, the duration of the trip
SunPass and SunPass Pro, E-Pass, E-ZPass, Florida toll by number, cash
To improve traffic flow between SR 44 and I-75, the north end of the Florida Turnpike (intersection with Interstate 75) was rebuilt with additional lanes and new overpasses. All work was completed in 2020.
The I-95 express lanes currently operate in Miami-Dade County from the Golden Glades interchange to downtown Miami. Their use reduces travel time in Miami as well as providing comfort. Toll road pricing in Florida also depends on the time of day: after-hours toll discounts are available.
Downtown Miami and the Golden Glades
Type of rate
Dynamic variable rate depending on current traffic conditions and time of day
Minimum and maximum cost
$0.5 and $10.5, respectively
You can only enter the express lanes in designated areas. If you mistakenly enter I-95 Express, you will have to drive to the Golden Glades interchange. The following categories of vehicles do not have to pay the toll and do not need a SunPass transponder:
- three-seat cars;
- hybrid vehicles registered with FODT;
- South Florida's official vans;
Florida's Gator Alley Toll Road, also known as Everglades Boulevard, opened to traffic in 1968 and is the most controversial road ever built in the state. The name was given by the American Automobile Association during the planning stage because it was thought it would never be used. Since actual alligators often visit the road and waterways near it, the name caught on and became official.
Alligator Alley (Everglades Parkway)
Naples with Miami
Type of rate
Fixed-rate depending on the axle, weight, distance traveled
Minimum and maximum cost
$2.94 and $3.25, respectively
Alligator Alley is a scenic road that runs through much of the Everglades and provides a link between Florida's Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. Drivers have the opportunity, especially in the early morning or late evening during the winter and spring months, to see a wide variety of birds and animals.
Peculiarities of payment of tolls
Most cashless toll roads in Florida are equipped with electronic toll collection systems. You can pay tolls using traffic transponders such as SunPass and E-Pass throughout the state. Note that some transponders do not work everywhere, and some toll booths can only accept cash. A special app can help you find out if there are toll roads in Florida and where they are located.
Many state highways no longer offer motorists the option of paying in cash. Roads that currently do not accept cash:
- Florida Turnpike from Exit 1 to 47;
- I-95 (express lanes);
- State Road 953, 924, 878, 876, 874, 821, 618, 91;
- some sections of I-75 and I-92.
In the lanes with cashier terminals, you must pay the tolls before crossing the toll booth so that you do not accidentally miss and receive a fine. It is recommended that you mark toll roads and toll booths in Florida on your map in advance for payment control.
If a toll is missed or there is no active transponder that is suitable for a particular highway, the Toll-By-Plate system will be activated. The owner of the vehicle will receive a toll bill in the mail with detailed information about the traffic violation and the fine.
The optimal way to pay the fee
To take care of your tolls in advance and avoid fines, it is recommended that you install Uproad, a simple and affordable app that allows you to automate this process thanks to your own account with a personal account. The app will recognize the payment points, notify you of the amount to be charged, and then the money will be withdrawn from your account. You can use Uproad to pay for driving on the following Florida toll roads:
Northwest part of the state (Panhandle):
- Pensacola Beach Bob Sikes Bridge;
- Spence Parkway;
- CR-344 Orchard Pond Parkway;
- Garcon Point Bridge;
- Mid-Bay Bridge.
The central part of the state:
- I-295 Express Lanes;
- CR-522 Osceola Parkway;
- Sunshine Skyway Bridge;
- Pinellas Bayway Bridge;
- SR-23 First Coast Expressway;
- SR-408 East-West Expressway;
- SR-414 Apopka Expressway;
- SR-417 GreeneWay/Seminole Expressway;
- SR-417 Southern Connector Extension;
- SR-429 Wekiva Parkway;
- SR-429 Western Beltway;
- SR-538 Poinciana Parkway;
- SR-570 Polk Parkway;
- SR-589 Suncoast Parkway;
- SR-589 Veterans Expressway;
- SR-618 Selmon Expressway.
The southern part of the state:
- SR-453 Wekiva Parkway;
- SR-528 Beachline Expressway;
- SR-551 Goldenrod Road Extension;
- SR-821 Florida Turnpike Homestead Extension;
- SR-836 Dolphin Expressway;
- SR-869 Sawgrass Expressway;
- SR-874 Don Shula Expressway;
- SR-878 Snapper Creek Expressway;
- SR-913 Rickenbacker Causeway;
- SR-922 Broad Causeway;
- SR-924 Gratigny Parkway;
- Midpoint Memorial Bridge;
- Sanibel Causeway;
- Cape Coral Bridge;
- Card Sound Bridge;
- Venetian Causeway Bridge;
- I-4 Selmon Expressway Connector;
- I-595 Express Lanes;
- I-75 Everglades Parkway;
- I-75 Palmetto Express Lanes.
Every vehicle owner who uses a transponder to pay tolls can install the app. All fares are as transparent and favorable as possible. There is an online calculator, as well as new maps of Florida toll roads, which allows you to plan your trip in advance. The Uproad app can be downloaded through the App Store or Play Store.