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Midtown Tunnel Tolls

Including Payment Types And E-ZPass Information

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Tolls On the Midtown Tunnel

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How much does it cost to take the Midtown Tunnel?

Traveling across the Midtown Tunnel, these tolls currently apply for the following vehicle classes:

▹ Toll as of January 1, 2024.

2 Axles - Car, SUV, Van, Pickup

E-ZPass $2.26

Reg. Plate $6.77

Invoice $6.77

PEAK HOURS

E-ZPass $3.06

Reg. Plate $7.57

Invoice $7.57

3 Axles or more - includes any trailer

E-ZPass $6.77

Reg. Plate $11.28

Invoice $11.28

PEAK HOURS

E-ZPass $12.24

Reg. Plate $16.75

Invoice $16.75

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.

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

Paying This Toll

Who collects toll payments on The Midtown Tunnel?

Elizabeth River Crossings ▹

License plate tolls allowed on this road.

How You Can Pay Tolls

cash

pass

app

plate

card

 ▹ RELATED: Plate Payments ▹ 

Compatible Transponders

These Can Be Used On The Midtown Tunnel

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

Calculate A Toll On The Midtown Tunnel

 Toll Calculator 

Data source: DriveERT.com

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Midtown Tunnel Basic Facts

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Distance, Direction & Destinations

The following is a synopsis of the Midtown Tunnel

  • ► Approximate Total Distance: 1.4 miles/2.3 kilometers
  • ► Travel Direction: Westbound and Eastbound
  • ► Starting exit and mile marker: Western Freeway / MLK Freeway at MM 0.00, in Portsmouth.
  • ► Ending exit and mile marker: Hampton Blvd / Brambleton Ave at MM 1.40, in Norfolk.
  • ► Major Destinations:

    • ▷ Portsmouth
    • ▷ Norfolk

▸ 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.
  • 1 minute @ 65 m.p.h.
  • 1 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.

Toll Reference

TOLL CLASSES IN GENERAL

The most important thing to remember when counting axles is that you count ALL axles with wheels touching the ground. If the wheel is on the ground, the axle to which it is connected is counted by the toll agency levying the charges.

The following vehicle types or classes apply for your travel on the Midtown 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 MIDTOWN TUNNEL

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

The Midtown 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 

Midtown Tunnel Snapshot

Midtown Tunnel photo
▹ Road markers direct traffic to the westbound tube of the Midtown Tunnel from Brambleton Avenue. Photo taken October 28, 2019.

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