E-ZPass

Not only is E-ZPass the best way to travel, but you can also save up to 25% on tolls at the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing.

About E-ZPass

E-ZPass is an electronic toll collection system, which eliminates the need for cash. Tolls and discounts are automatically calculated as an E-ZPass customer passes through the toll lanes. A small electronic device, called a tag or a transponder, is mounted on the vehicle’s windshield. When the vehicle passes through a toll, the tag is read, and the transaction is calculated and processed.

What do I need to sign up?

To sign up for E-ZPass, you will need:

  • The license plate number of the vehicle
  • A credit card, checking account, or other payment method (e.g., cash or check), which you will use to fund the account
  • To review the Plans & Discounts (see below) offered to find the best plan for you

How do I sign up for E-ZPass?

There are several ways to sign up for E-ZPass.

For E-ZPass New York, you can:

For E-ZPass New Jersey, you can:

Plans & Discounts

E-ZPass has many different options for its customers. Review all the options to find the best plan for you:

Port Authority Plans & Discounts

Learn about Port Authority specific Plans and Discounts for the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing:

Port Authority NY/NJ Staten Island Bridges Plan (PASI) – Available All Hours

The Port Authority New York/New Jersey Staten Island Bridges Plan (PASI) is available to Class 1, 7, and 11 vehicles with non-commercial plates and private E-ZPass accounts at E-ZPass New York or New Jersey. Enrollment is required. The Staten Island Bridges Plan toll rate is $6.25 per trip (plus $9.50 for each additional axle beyond two axles) at the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, or Outerbridge Crossing, provided at least three Staten Island-bound trips are made in a single calendar month that are not otherwise discounted by the Carpool or Green Pass Plan. If three trips are not taken, the customer pays the prevailing E-ZPass (peak or off-peak) rate. All E-ZPass tags on the account apply to the three trip minimum requirement.

Learn more about the NY/NJ SIB Plan


Port Authority Carpool Plan (PACP) - Available All Hours

The Port Authority Carpool Plan (PACP)* is available to Class 1 and 11 vehicles with non-commercial plates and private E-ZPass accounts at E-ZPass New York or New Jersey. Enrollment is required. The Port Authority Carpool Plan toll rate is $6.50 per trip (plus $9.50 for each additional axle beyond two axles), provided that there are three or more people in the vehicle and that the vehicle is not engaged in commerce or business (i.e., making or intended to make a profit, including a passenger vehicle for hire).

Customers must use a staffed “Cash/E-ZPass” lane and come to a complete stop so that the Toll Collector can verify the number of occupants in the vehicle.

To register for the Port Authority Carpool Plan, call 800-333-8655 (New York Service Center) or 888-288-6865 (New Jersey Service Center). Be sure to have your account number or tag number and PIN for account access.

* Due to the implementation of cashless tolling, the Carpool Plan was discontinued at the Goethals Bridge as of September 2019, at the Outerbridge Crossing as of April 2019, and at the Bayonne Bridge as of February 2017. The Carpool Plan will no longer be available for use at all Port Authority crossings starting January 5, 2020.


Port Authority Green Pass Discount Plan (PAGRN)

The Port Authority Green Pass Discount Plan (PAGRN) is available to eligible Class 1 vehicles with E-ZPass accounts at E-ZPass New York. Enrollment is required. The Port Authority Green Discount Plan toll rate is $7.00 per trip (plus $9.50 for each additional axle beyond two axles) during off-peak hours for vehicles on New York’s Clean Pass Program Vehicle Eligibility List that pre-register for the program.

Call 800-333-8655 to register for the Port Authority Green Pass Discount Plan. Be sure to have your account number or tag number and PIN for account access.


Port Authority Truck Volume Discount Plan

Port Authority Truck Volume Discount Plan (PATVD) offers an additional 10% discount on E-ZPass non-peak toll rates for E-ZPass customers with NY or NJ commercial accounts who make 100 or more Port Authority New York-bound trips during non-peak hours within a monthly statement cycle. Discounts will be credited directly to qualifying accounts each month without requirement to register for the program.


E-ZPass Off-Peak Discounts

All E-ZPass transactions are discounted from the cash toll rate at Port Authority crossings, but motorists save the most by traveling in off-peak hours. The discounted E-ZPass Off-Peak toll for Class 1 vehicles (two axles and single rear wheels) is $10.50. Peak hours at Port Authority crossings are weekdays from 6 – 10 a.m. and 4 – 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Trucks can save even more by traveling during weekday overnight periods, from 10 p.m. - 6 a.m. the following morning, excluding Friday and Saturday evenings. See toll chart for a full listing of toll rates for the details.

Pay Per Trip

The Pay Per Trip plan enables you to pay as you go. No money is held as a "prepaid balance" like with the other E-ZPass plans. Instead, Pay Per Trip enables you to pay for your E-ZPass tolls the same day you use them. Learn more about Pay Per Trip.

Currently, Pay Per Trip is only offered to E-ZPass New York account holders. Sign up for an E-ZPass New York account.

Customer Service

If you already have E-ZPass and need customer service, match the first three digits of your E-ZPass Tag ID number (printed on the decal on your E-ZPass tag) with the three digits listed in the E-ZPass Tag ID column in the chart below to find the name of the agency that manages your E-ZPass account. Click on the agency's name to be taken to the corresponding E-ZPass Customer Service Center.

E-ZPass Tag ID Managing Agency
005 Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
004 New York State Thruway Authority
008 MTA Bridges & Tunnels
013 Peace Bridge, New York
018 New York State Bridge Authority
022 New Jersey CSC
006 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
009 Delaware River Port Authority
010 Smart Tag, Virginia
015 Illinois State Toll Highway Authority
016 Maryland Transportation Authority
019 Delaware DOT
021 Massachusetts Department of Transportation
024 West Virginia Parkways Authority
025 Delaware River and Bay Authority
026 New Hampshire DOT
028 Maine Turnpike Authority
029 Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
030 Indiana Toll Road Concession Company
031 Ohio Turnpike Commission
032 Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority


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