Downtown Tunnel Tolls And Toll Calculator

Downtown Tunnel Payment Types And E-ZPass Information

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Tolls On the Downtown Tunnel

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How much does it cost to take the Downtown Tunnel?

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Otherwise, if you are traveling the Downtown Tunnel, these tolls currently apply for the following vehicle classes:

▷ Toll as of January 1, 2023.

2 Axles - Car, SUV, Van, Pickup

E-ZPass $2.10

Invoice $6.28

Reg. Plate $6.28

PEAK HOURS

E-ZPass $2.77

Invoice $6.95

Reg. Plate $6.95

3 Axles or more - includes any trailer

E-ZPass $6.28

Invoice $10.46

Reg. Plate $10.46

PEAK HOURS

E-ZPass $11.08

Invoice $15.26

Reg. Plate $15.26

NOTE: Peak hours are weekdays 5:30 AM to 9:00 AM, and weekdays from 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM, excluding New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Tolls in the Elizabeth River Tunnels are incurred in both directions.

REGISTERED PLATE: To register your license plate, visit Drive ERT to sign up.

Use The Toll Calculator For A Specific Trip

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NOTICE: Every effort is made to provide you the official current, accurate tolls for the roadway you are traveling.

Here Are Ways You Can Pay Tolls

cash

pass

app

plate

card

License plate tolls allowed on this road.

 ▹ RELATED: Plate Payments ▹ 

These Toll Transponders Can Be Used On The Downtown Tunnel

  • Primary
  • Compatible Passes
  • E-zpass
  • E-zpass
  • epass xtra
  • i-pass
  • quick pass
  • riverlink
  • sunpass pro
  • uni

Calculate A Toll On The Downtown Tunnel

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Data source: DriveERT.com

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Calculate Tolls Here

Use of road signs, highway markers, agency insignia or other logos does not imply any affiliation or endorsement.

Only your vehicle class is required to get toll cost.

NOTICE: Every effort is made to provide you the official current, accurate tolls for the roadway you are traveling.

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Travel Reference

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Downtown Tunnel Basic Facts

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Distance, Direction & Destinations

The following is a synopsis of the Downtown Tunnel

  • ► Approximate Total Distance: 0.9 miles/1.4 kilometers
  • ► Travel Direction: Westbound and Eastbound
  • ► Starting exit and mile marker: West Side / Norfolk Naval Shipyard at MM 0, in Portsmouth.
  • ► Ending exit and mile marker: East Side / I–464 / Downtown Norfolk at MM 0.9, in Norfolk.
  • ► Major Destinations:

    • ▷ Norfolk
    • ▷ Portsmouth

► TOTAL DISTANCE MEASURES DRIVING DISTANCE BETWEEN STARTING AND ENDING EXITS FOR THIS ROADWAY

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Travel Times

  • 1 minute @ 55 m.p.h.
  • Under a minute @ 65 m.p.h.
  • Under a minute @ 75 m.p.h.

Obey all speed limits! Travel times are approximate and are based on ideal travel conditions. The times displayed here do not take into account any variations in speed, including time taken for rest stops, fuel stops, lodging, adverse traffic conditions or other delays.

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Toll Reference

TOLL CLASSES IN GENERAL

The following vehicle types or classes apply for your travel on the Downtown Tunnel. In many cases, the only defining factor for your vehicle class is the number of axles. A guide for all classes and payments for Virginia may be found on the toll payments page.

Remember, when counting axles, make certain to count all axles with wheels touching the ground. Be sure to include axles on any trailers your vehicle may be towing. That is the criteria for determining the total axles on your vehicle.

 ▹ RELATED: Toll Payments ▹ 

CLASSES ON THE DOWNTOWN TUNNEL

Tolls on the Downtown Tunnel are calculated based on the number of axles for your vehicle.

The Downtown Tunnel has 2 axle designations.

When calculating a toll, the following options will be available in the calculator's drop-down menu:

  •  ▸ 2 Axles - Car, SUV, Van, Pickup 
  •  ▸ 3 Axles or more - includes any trailer 

Downtown Tunnel Snapshot

Downtown Tunnel photo
▷ A toll gantry greets eastbound travelers entering the Downtown Tunnel. Photo taken October 28, 2019.

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