Tolls & Traffic
Toll Schedule for State-Owned Toll Bridges
BRIDGES AND TOLLS
2 AXLE VEHICLES
- Antioch Bridge, Benicia-Martinez Bridge, Carquinez Bridge, Dumbarton Bridge, Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and San Mateo-Hayward Bridge
- 2 axle vehicles— regular toll: $5.00
- San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
- 2 axle vehicles between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m., between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and from 7 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday—$4.00
- 2 axle vehicles between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday—$6.00
- 2 axle vehicles between 12:01 a.m. Saturday and midnight Sunday— regular toll: $5.00
- Toll is based on the total number of axles on the roadway in a vehicle combination. Tolls that vary by time of day are determined by the time clock or time keeping device at the toll collection point.
- Motorcycles are classified as 2 axle vehicles.
- Tolls are collected eastbound only on Antioch Bridge, Benicia-Martinez Bridge, and Carquinez Bridge and westbound only on Dumbarton Bridge, Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and San Mateo-Hayward Bridge.
FasTrak® ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION (ETC)
- Payment of tolls on the state-owned toll bridges can be made electronically
- For more information about FasTrak®, go to www.511.org or
call the FasTrak® Customer Service Center at 877-BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655).
COMMUTE BUS AND VANPOOL VEHICLES
- A commute bus or a vanpool vehicle may cross toll-free at any time in designated lane(s), in accordance with Authority operational procedures. Passage through staffed lanes requires a toll-free commute bus ticket or non-revenue FasTrak® toll tag issued by the Authority, or an axle-based toll will be charged.
- A commute bus is a vehicle that is:
- designed, used or maintained for the transportation of more than 10 persons including the driver;
- operated across a state-owned toll bridge on a route commencing and terminating within a radius of 50 miles from the toll collection point of such bridge; and
- operated on a regular schedule for any municipal or public corporation, transit district, public utility district, political subdivision or private company for the nonprofit work-related transportation of its employees or by any transportation company operating under a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued by the California Public Utilities Commission.
- A vanpool vehicle is a vehicle that is operating under the provisions of current ridesharing laws and regulations, and designed for carrying more than 10 but not more than 15 persons including the driver, that is maintained and used primarily for the nonprofit work-related transportation of persons for the purpose of ridesharing.
- The Bay Area Toll Authority grants reduced-rate passage on the above bridges for vehicles classified by it as high-occupancy vehicles that use FasTrak® to pay the toll.
- The reduced rate is 50 percent of the regular toll: $2.50.
- The reduced rate applies only as follows: between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on all bridges.
- The following vehicles are classified as high-occupancy vehicles:
- Two-axle vehicles (without trailer(s)) carrying three or more persons;
- Two-axle vehicles (without trailer(s)) carrying two or more persons crossing the Dumbarton Bridge or the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge; and
- Two-axle vehicles (without trailers(s)) designed by the manufacturer to be occupied by no more than two persons, carrying two persons.
- Tolls that vary by time of day are determined by the time clock or time keeping device at the toll collection point.
- To qualify, high-occupancy vehicles are required to use designated carpool lanes.
- If designated staffed lanes are provided for use by high-occupancy vehicles on any bridge, the high-occupancy vehicles must make cash payment of the reduced-rate passage toll in those lanes.
- So long as it is permitted by law, hybrid vehicles displaying an eligible sticker issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles may use the carpool lanes on the bridges during designated carpool hours at the reduced rate for carpools.
- The Bay Area Toll Authority grants reduced rate passage on the above bridges to inherently-low-emission vehicles with DMV-issued decals, such as electric cars, that use FasTrak® to pay the toll.
- The reduced rate is the same as the reduced rate for high-occupancy vehicles and applies only during the hours when the reduced rate applies to high-occupancy vehicles.
PEDESTRIANS AND BICYCLISTS
- Any bridge that has lanes or pathways designated for pedestrian or bicycle use may be crossed toll-free by pedestrians and bicyclists in those lanes or pathways in accordance with Authority operational procedures.
VEHICLE DEFINITIONS FOR BRIDGE TOLL ASSESSMENT
- "Motorcycle" means any motor vehicle having a seat or saddle for the use of the rider, with up to four wheels in contact with the roadway, two of which are a functional part of a sidecar.
- "Seating capacity"- if individual seats are provided, the number of such seats shall be used in determining the seating capacity. If individual seats are not used, seating capacity shall be determined on the basis of 17 inches of seat width per person.
- "Vehicle combination" shall include any combination of motor-driven and drawn vehicle(s). Toll assessment will be based on the total number of axles on the roadway in the total combination.
- "Trailer" means any vehicle, including semi-trailer, designed for carrying persons or property and for being drawn by a motor vehicle.