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VIRGINIA Toll Calculators

DOWNTOWN TUNNEL

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Tolls On the Downtown Tunnel

How much does it cost to take the Downtown Tunnel?

If you are traveling the Downtown Tunnel, the following tolls currently apply for the vehicle classes shown.

To calculate a toll for your trip, use the Toll Calculator below.

2 Axles - Car, SUV, Van, Pickup

E-ZPass $1.85

Invoice $5.54

Reg. Plate $5.54

PEAK HOURS

E-ZPass $2.33

Invoice $6.02

Reg. Plate $6.02

3 Axles or more - includes any trailer

E-ZPass $5.54

Invoice $9.23

Reg. Plate $9.23

PEAK HOURS

E-ZPass $9.29

Invoice $12.98

Reg. Plate $12.98

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.

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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.

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Traveling the Downtown Tunnel

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 Calculator

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Downtown Tunnel Toll Calculator

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: 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.

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Toll Reference

DOWNTOWN TUNNEL PASS COMPATIBILITY

E-ZPassThe 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

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.

TRANSPONDERS ACCEPTED ON THE DOWNTOWN TUNNEL

  • e-zpass
  • i-pass
  • riverlink
  • quick pass
  • epass-xtra

▷ Visit Virginia's toll pass page for complete information about compatible passes on the Downtown Tunnel.

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TOLL CLASSES

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:

  •  ► 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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