VIRGINIA TOLL CLASSES / PAYMENTS & VIOLATIONS

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Toll Information for Virginia

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Use our toll calculators to learn how much your trip will cost. Calculate tolls for cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, RVs, commercial vehicles and tractor-trailers.

Virginia vehicle classes and definitions are shown below, along with information to pay missed tolls.

For toll pass and electronic payment information, see the section about toll passes.

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DRIVING TOLL ROADS IN VIRGINIA

Any driver that uses a toll road in Virginia is expected to pay the toll for that roadway. In Virginia, the tolls are set by the Virginia Department Of Transportation, usually abbreviated, "VDOT".

See below for additional information about toll classes and paying violations.

MISSED TOLL/WRONG LANE?

Missed Tolls

Virginia has a page for you to either pay or dispute your toll violation.

To speak to someone in the toll violation center, call 877-762-7824 and choose option 3 to initiate payment of your missed toll. Call this number in the event you pay a toll and there is a mechanical malfunction or you get a red light after paying your toll.

Dulles Greenway

The Dulles Greenway is a private toll road connecting the Dulles Toll Road with the Washington, D.C. suburbs of Lessburg and Ashburn.

For violations on the Dulles Greenway, only, call 703-668-0033.

PAYING TOLLS IN VIRGINIA

When you use Virginia's toll roads, you may pay with pay with cash or use an E-ZPass or IPass transponder.

Cash Payment System

The cash payment system speaks for itself. When you pay by cash, you are responsible for having sufficient cash funds to pay for your tolls while driving on Virginia toll roads.

In Virginia, toll plazas that operate on the mainline of any toll road will include 24-hour full-service lanes, with staff. However, most plazas on the on-ramps and off-ramps will only have staff during daytime hours, typically from 5:30 a.m. until about 9:30 p.m. Payments made at automated toll booths must be exact change. You will not get change at automated booths.

If you are unable to pay your toll, you will receive a ticket for the amount of the unpaid toll, plus an administrative fine.

Virginia E-ZPass

Virginia is part of the E-ZPass system; therefore, you may use an E-ZPass and IPass on toll roads in Virginia.

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E-ZPass Compatibility

Virginia is on the E-ZPass electronic toll collection network, so any transponder that displays the E-ZPass or IPass logo will be accepted in Virginia. If you have an E-ZPass issued in any state, or Illinois' IPass, you may use the E-ZPass lanes.

Make sure you have adequate funds in your E-ZPass account before making your trip; otherwise, you will be assessed a toll violation and fine.

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VEHICLE CLASSES

Counting Axles

counting axles quick reference

This graphic provides general information about how to count the number of axles on your vehicle. See the information below for detailed information for Virginia.


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About Vehicle Classes

The classification system is simple in Virginia. Tolls are calculated based on the number of axles your vehicle has. Any trailers that are towed behind your vehicle will also have the axles counted, so when you count the axles on your vehicle, be certain to add the number of axles on the vehicle and the trailer to get your total.

Motorcycles count as a car, including motorcycles with a sidecar. Motorcycles with a trailer would count two axles for the motorcycle, plus the number of axles on the trailer, to get a total.

Axle Classes

  • 2-Axle class includes a car, van, SUV, motorcycle or pickup truck
  • 3-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 4-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 5-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer
  • 6-Axle class includes the axles on the vehicle plus any trailer

In Virginia, there is no class of vehicle higher that the 6-Axle class. If you have seven or more axles, use the 6-Axle Class.

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