How much does it cost to take the Downtown Tunnel?
To calculate a toll for your trip, use the Toll Calculator below.
If you are traveling the Downtown Tunnel, the following tolls currently apply for the vehicle classes shown.
▷ Toll as of January 1, 2022.
Reg. Plate $5.81
Reg. Plate $6.37
Reg. Plate $9.67
Reg. Plate $13.85
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.
Calculate your trip on the Downtown Tunnel using our Toll Calculator. It is always free to use for all toll roads on TurnpikeInfo.com.
NOTICE: Toll calculators are continually updated and checked for accuracy. We make every effort to provide the most current, accurate, official tolls for the roadway you are traveling.
Data source: DriveERT.com
The following is a synopsis of the Downtown Tunnel
► Major Destinations:
► TOTAL DISTANCE MEASURES DRIVING DISTANCE BETWEEN STARTING AND ENDING EXITS FOR THIS ROADWAY
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.
NOTICE: Toll calculators are continually updated and checked for accuracy. We make every effort to provide current, accurate, official tolls for the roadway you are traveling.
The primary toll pass for the commonwealth of Virginia is the E-ZPass
The following transponders are accepted on the Downtown Tunnel. Any toll pass/transponder with a logo matching those shown below will be compatible with the network on the Downtown Tunnel
▷ Visit the Virginia toll pass page for complete information about compatible passes on the Downtown Tunnel.
Be aware that discount tolls, those given for using a toll pass or transponder, may be restricted or otherwise limited to only that specific pass issued by Virginia. Compatible passes issued by states other than Virginia may not qualify for discount tolls, although the transponder will work on the Downtown Tunnel.
The following class or axle definitions will apply for your travel on the Downtown Tunnel. A list of compatible toll transponders is shown below.
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.
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: