New Hampshire Toll Roads

Thinking of heading to New Hampshire for vacation or work?


Visited by millions of people each year, the Granite State never fails to disappoint. With its stunning mountains, lakes, and beaches, New Hampshire is one of the most beautiful states in the country.


And, unless you’re hiking the Appalachian Trail, the best way to experience New Hampshire is by car.


New Hampshire has some incredible scenic routes to explore (see list below), but of course, we’re here to tell you about the slightly less exciting toll roads. Fortunately, there are only three major toll roads in New Hampshire.


Let’s look at them so that you are prepared for your New Hampshire adventure.


Toll Roads in New Hampshire


The three major toll roads in New Hampshire are all operated by the New Hampshire DOT Bureau of Turnpikes.


The three toll roads you may encounter are:




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  1. Central New Hampshire Turnpike (F.E. Everett Turnpike)
    The Central New Hampshire Turnpike is 44 miles long. It extends from the Massachusetts state line in Nashua to Exit 14 in Concord.
    There are two tolled sections – one in Bedford and one in Hooksett. The first tollway begins at Exit 8 in Nashua as you head north to Bedford. The second tolled portion is along Interstate 93 from Manchester to Bow.
  2. Blue Star Turnpike (I-95)
    The portion of the I-95 that runs through New Hampshire also doubles as the Blue Star Turnpike.
    The toll road connects the states of Massachusetts and Maine and runs parallel to the coast. The Blue Star Turnpike is a major road for tourists visiting the New Hampshire coast.
    The toll road extends from the Massachusetts state line in Seabrook and connects to Portsmouth.
  3. Spaulding Turnpike
    The Spaulding Turnpike runs for 33.2 miles and doubles as NH16.
    The toll road runs from Portsmouth to White Mountain Highway in North Milton.
    The Dover and Rochester toll booths on this turnpike are currently undergoing construction to improve safety, reduce noise, and cut down emissions. The toll booths will be demolished, and the system will switch to all-electronic tolling (AET). This was prompted by several vehicles crashing into the toll booths over the years.

Now that you know where the toll roads in New Hampshire are, let’s see how you can pay for them.

How to Pay for New Hampshire Tolls

There are three main ways to pay for New Hampshire tolls.


Uproad


Download the Uproad app to easily pay for any of the New Hampshire toll roads.


Uproad is the most convenient way to pay for the New Hampshire turnpikes and many other tolls across the country.


Simply download the app via the Apple Store or Google Play, set up an account and payment plan, and hit the road!


Uproad allows you to pay for New Hampshire road tolls as you drive. If you drive on any of the three turnpikes listed above, the appropriate toll amount will be deducted from your account.


You won’t have to worry about missing a toll payment again.


Transponder


E-ZPass is the best transponder to use for New Hampshire tolls, but it will not work on all toll roads across the United States as other toll roads use different systems.


A transponder is a small device that attaches (usually) to your vehicle’s windshield. Every time you pass an electronic toll gantry, the device will be read, and your account charged the toll amount.


You can sign up for an E-ZPass transponder on their website. The windshield device costs $6.69. Alternatively, the license plate tag costs $13.08.


Keep in mind that it could take a while to arrive. So, plan ahead.


Or download Uproad J.


The problem with transponders is that there isn’t a nationwide system. If you’re planning a road trip, or frequently travel across different states, you’ll likely need several different transponders belonging to different operators.


Cash


Although the Spaulding Turnpike will soon switch to AET, you can currently still pay cash for all of New Hampshire’s toll roads.


However, not all toll booths are always staffed.


New Hampshire toll roads are a convenient way to travel in New Hampshire and allow you to explore more of what the beautiful Granite state has to offer.


But back to the scenic routes we promised to tell you about.


Here are some of the most beautiful driving routes in New Hampshire:


Scenic Driving Routes in New Hampshire


Snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes, incredible waterfalls, and historic towns – New Hampshire is truly stunning. Here are some of the most scenic routes in the state of NH:







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Sep 16, 2022
Serge Lypko

Serge Lypko

BDM and tolling expert

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