Golden Gate Bridge, Highway & Transportation District

Updated July 1, 2018

Golden Gate Bridge Toll Rates, Carpools, DMV Clean Air Decals

Golden Gate Bridge tolls are collected in only one direction, headed southbound into San Francisco. Click here for Vehicle Restrictions.

Golden Gate Bridge Toll Rates  |  Carpool Toll Rate, Eligibility, Hours, Dedicated Toll Lane  |  DMV Clean Air Vehicle Decals


Golden Gate Bridge Toll Rates

Number of Axles

(see chart)

Pay-By-Plate: License Plate Account, One-Time Payment, Toll Invoice
FasTrak Toll
2 Axles/
3 Axles
4 Axles
5 Axles
6 Axles
7 Axles or More

Carpool Policies at the Golden Gate Bridge

Carpool Toll Rate: The carpool toll rate is only available to eligible vehicles with a FasTrak Account displaying a properly mounted toll tag.

Dedicated Carpool Toll Lane is Toll Lane #2 on west (right) side of Toll Plaza: During designated carpool hours, eligible carpool vehicles must use the dedicated carpool toll lane established as toll lane #2 and be sure to always have the FasTrak toll tag mounted properly.

Dedicated Carpool Hours: 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., weekdays except seven observed holidays – New Year's Day (January 1), Presidents' Day (third Monday in February), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), Independence Day (July 4), Labor Day (first Monday in September), Thanksgiving Day (fourth Thursday in November), and Christmas Day (December 25).

Carpool Eligibility: During designated hours only, vehicles eligible to pay the carpool toll rate on the Golden Gate Bridge include:

  1. 2-axle vehicles with three or more persons;
  2. Motorcycles, as defined and designated by CA DMV, including three-wheeled motorcycles;
  3. Buses; and
  4. Vehicles with a WHITE California DMV-issued Clean Air Vehicle decal

Open a FasTrak Account online now

FasTrak Flex: Valid FasTrak Flex tags work the same as standard FasTrak toll tags on the Golden Gate Bridge. To receive the carpool discount, you must use our dedicated toll lane #2 during carpool hours. You do not have to set your tag position to declare your toll status. Tag position is not applicable on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Info for Vehicles with CA DMV Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) Decals

There are several DMV-issued Clean Air Vehicle (CAV) decals—WHITE, GREEN, RED—that allow a vehicle to be operated by a single occupant in lanes designated for High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) or carpool lanes of California's freeways. Only the WHITE CAV decal qualifies for the Golden Gate Bridge discounted carpool toll during carpool hours.

In the Bay Area, if you wish to operate a vehicle with CAV decal as a single occupant vehicle in an HOV or carpool lane, you must open a FasTrak Account in your name. Learn more:

White Clear Air Sticker

ONLY vehicles with the WHITE DMV decal qualify for the Golden Gate Bridge discounted carpool toll during carpool hours. You must have a FasTrak Account and use the dedicated carpool toll lane #2.

Green CAV decal

The DMV-issued GREEN and RED decals DO NOT qualify the vehicle for the GGB discounted carpool toll rate.

Red DMV decal