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    Are There Any Toll Roads in Canada?

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    Yes, there are a number of toll roads and bridges in Canada. If you are planning on traveling in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island you may be required to pay a toll on certain roads. Here is a list of some of the main toll roads in the country:

    • Autoroute 30, Quebec
    • A25 Bridge (north of Montreal)
    • Confederation Bridge (linking New Brunswick to Prince Edward Island)
    • Rainbow Bridge, Queenston-Lewiston Bridge and Whirlpool Rapids Bridge, Ontario (Niagara Falls border crossings)
    • Border crossings including the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge, Thousand Islands Bridge, Three Nations Crossing and more
    • Ontario Highways 407 and 412
    • Cobequid Pass, Nova Scotia
    • The MacKay and Macdonald toll bridges in Halifax

    How to pay tolls in Canada

    Generally, you can pay for toll roads in Canada online, or over the phone. You can commonly pay with Visa, Mastercard or American Express. You will also have to pay a toll for each border crossing into the United States and back into Canada. At some border crossings, you may be able to pay in cash for the toll.

    Toll Policy and Fee

    Note that you are responsible for the charges resulting in the use of any cashless toll road or bridge (i.e. 407 ETR or the Golden Ears bridge​). To avoid confusion, VroomVroomVroom has put together a quick guide below.​

    Car Rental CompanyToll Policy and Fee
    Alamo logoThe TollPass Program is offered in different ways, depending on where you rent. Please note that TollPass Products are not available at all locations operated by a Licensee. Make sure to refer to your rental locations policies and/or offerings for toll products to determine the availability of Toll Pass programs.
    Avis logoBe aware of roads that may be cashless tolls. Drivers on these roads are not able to pay cash once they have entered these roads. You automatically opt into their e-Toll service program and will be charged $17.00 plus GST/HST per rental, plus incurred tolls at the maximum prevailing rates posted by the toll authority. Charges may take 4-8 weeks after the rental.
    Budget logoDrivers will be charged $17.00 plus GST/HST per rental, plus incurred tolls at the maximum prevailing rates posted by the toll authority once they go for their e-Toll service program. Charges can take approximately​ 4-8 weeks after the rental.
    Dollar logoIf you incur tolls on the 407 ETR or the Golden Ears bridge (which do not accept coins or cash), you can be charged CAD14.00 per rental, plus the incurred tolls and any taxes, about 1 month after your rental closes.
    Enterprise logoKeep in mind that TollPass Products are not available at all locations operated by a Licensee. Refer to your rental locations policies and/or offerings for toll products to determine the availability of Toll Pass programs.
    Hertz logoYou can be charged for any toll violation charges incurred, plus administrative fees. Should you incur tolls on the 407 ETR or the Golden Ears bridge, you will be charged CAD14.00 per rental, plus the incurred tolls and any taxes, about 1 month after your rental closes authorizing Hertz to release your billing/rental information to American Traffic Solutions, Inc. to process and bill such charges.
    National logoNote that National's TollPass Program is their electronic toll collection program which permits their renters to drive through electronic toll lanes and pay tolls electronically, without having to stop and pay cash. In addition, many toll plazas have converted to all electronic tolling and removed the option for travelers to stop and pay cash at toll plazas.
    Thrifty logoYou will be charged CAD14.00 per rental if you incur tolls on the 407 ETR or the Golden Ears bridge, plus the incurred tolls and any taxes, about 1 month after your rental closes.

    *Toll prices listed above are subject to change without notice. Please contact our Customer Care Team​ for more information.

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