How do I pay the Golden Gate Bridge toll when the full conversion to all electronic tolling system is made and there are no toll collectors?
With all electronic tolling at the Golden Gate Bridge, you can conveniently pay your toll(s) using FasTrak and Pay-By-Plate options which include License Plate Account, One-Time Payment, or Toll Invoice. To choose which toll payment is option best suited for your needs, you should consider how frequently you use the Golden Gate Bridge as well as the other Bay Area toll facilities where FasTrak is also accepted. Also, consider taking advantage of the added benefit at the Golden Gate Bridge—discounted toll rates are available with FasTrak. For example, if you drive a 2-axle car, the FasTrak discounted toll rate is $5, while the Pay-By-Plate toll rate is $6. Less ▲
What happens if I drive through the toll plaza and don’t do anything?
If you take no action to pay the toll with a FasTrak Account or one of the three Pay-By-Plate options, a Toll Invoice is generated (no sooner than 48 hours after your crossing) and mailed to the vehicle owner on file with the DMV. It is critically important that vehicle owner information be kept current at the DMV, as unpaid Toll Invoices escalate to Toll Violations with added penalties. To avoid the possibility and inconvenience of a Toll Invoice, take action now by going online and opening a FasTrak Account or License Plate Account, or by making a One-Time Payment.
How can I pay my toll using Cash?
Once the full conversion to all electronic tolling is made (by the morning commute on Wednesday, March 27, 2013), cash is no longer accepted at the Toll Plaza, customers can still pay their toll using cash. There are several options available:
A One-Time Payment can be made using cash at one of many Cash Payment Locations. You just need to have your license plate number with you when you go to make a payment.
You can use cash to purchase a FasTrak toll tag at select Bay Area retail locations such as Safeway, Costco or Walgreens (click for retail locations). AFTER you register the tag either online (www.bayareafastrak.org) or by phone at (877) BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655) or 415-486-8655 outside California (click here for hours of operation), you can replenish or fund your account using cash at one of many Cash Payment Locations or at the Bay Area FasTrak Customer Service Center in San Francisco. Click here for hours of operation.
You can open a License Plate Account online or by phone (877) BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655) or 415-486-8655 outside California (click here for hours of operation); then, add funds using cash to the Account at a Cash Payment Location. A cash-based License Plate Account requires a prepaid balance (the value of one toll), BEFORE crossing the Bridge.
You can pay a Toll Invoice at a Cash Payment Location or at the Bay Area FasTrak Customer Service Center in San Francisco. Click here for hours of operation.