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Thruway Tolls Increasing for First Time Since 2010

Toll rates on the NYS Thruway are going up in the New Year.

The State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved the new toll rates in September 2023 after a 10 month public process.

Beginning January 1, the base NY E-ZPass rate will increase by five percent outside of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, representing the first toll adjustment for these customers since 2010. A second five percent increase will take effect in January 2027. Standard toll rates for non-NY E-ZPass and Tolls by Mail will increase to 8.6 cents per mile for both groups by 2027. These rates will remain below the current standard rates of many other systems across the nation.

NY E-ZPass customers are the most frequent users of the Thruway and receive the steepest discounts and highest level of convenience for payment. Non-NY E-ZPass and Tolls by Mail customers pay a differential and are more infrequent users of the system. The differential covers additional processing costs and incentivizes customers to get a NY E-ZPass tag for the most convenient way to pay their tolls. Beginning January 1, non-NY E-ZPass and Tolls by Mail customers will pay 75 percent more than NY E-ZPass customers. NY E-ZPass continues to be the most affordable payment option available to all of our motorists who sign up for a tag (

Toll Rates on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
Beginning on January 1, the fixed toll rate at the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (GMMCB) for NY E-ZPass customers will increase by $0.50 each year through 2027. In 2027, the base NY E-ZPass rate for passenger vehicles will be $7.75. Commercial toll rate increases will be proportionate to the passenger rate increases. In addition, the plan preserves the 40 percent commuter discount plan and increases the resident discount from 17 percent to 20 percent for qualified Rockland and Westchester residents on the GMMCB.

Motorists can view the adjusted toll rates on the 2024 Toll Adjustment Calculator on the Thruway Authority’s website.

Motorists are encouraged to sign up for NY E-ZPass. All drivers, regardless of residency, can sign up for a NY E-ZPass account. Motorists can sign up online, or pick up an E-ZPass On-the-Go tag, located at Thruway Service Areas and more than 950  retail locations across the state including participating grocery and convenience stores, government offices, DMV offices and AAA retail stores.

The mainline of the Thruway extends 426 miles, from New York City to Buffalo (I-87 and I-90). Other elements of the system include the New England Thruway (I-95), the Cross Westchester Expressway (I-287), the Garden State Parkway Connector, the Berkshire Connector (I-90), the Niagara Thruway (I-190), and the Erie Section (I-90).