How Do I Pay My Toll as a Visitor?

Do not stop at the Toll Plaza. Equipment at the Toll Plaza reads FasTrak toll tags and license plates to process toll charges. As a visitor there are a few easy toll payment options for you:

FasTrak Account

FasTrak is the Electronic Toll Collection system in California for the Bay Area’s eight toll bridges and Express Lanes (I-580, I-680, and SR 237), as well as the toll roads in Southern California. If you have your FasTrak toll tag in your vehicle, the toll is automatically charged to your FasTrak Account. Click here for more information on Bay Area Express Lanes.

One-Time Payment

You can make a One-Time Payment up to 30 days before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge or within 48 hours after crossing. A One-Time Payment can be made using a credit card or cash/check/money order. There are no extra fees when you make a One-Time Payment. Either:

  1. Make a One-Time Payment online using a credit card at
  2. Make a One-Time Payment using a credit card over the telephone by calling 877-BAY-TOLL (877-229-8655), outside California at 415-486-TOLL (415-486-8655). Click here for hours of operation.
  3. If you prefer to use cash, you can make a One-Time Payment at a convenient Cash Payment Location.

Toll Invoice

If you do not have a FasTrak Account and you do not make a One-Time Payment, a Toll Invoice will be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle for the amount of the toll – with no added fees. You will have 21 days to pay the Toll Invoice. If the Toll Invoice isn’t paid within 21 days, you will be issued a Toll Violation notice which attaches a $25 penalty to any portion of the unpaid Toll Invoice. If the first Toll Violation notice goes unpaid, a second Toll Violation notice is issued (with increased penalties) and if it goes unpaid, the amount due is referred to the DMV who will withhold your vehicle registration until the penalties are paid. For out-of-state vehicles, the matter is referred to a collections agency.

If you are using a rented vehicle, discuss how the toll will be billed to you with the rental car agency.

Learn more about rental vehicles and toll payment options.