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Old 09-05-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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planning trip in Florida and understand there are several toll roads. Are the expensive, easy to pay etc? Will be traveling in HM with toad.

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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I have been through a few of them around the Tampa Bay area...they were at the Big Skyway bridge going across. A few years ago it was only a dollar to go across. A few in the downtown area of Tampa..just a few quarters.. I know they have several in the Orlando area. I was in our car though...No toll roads going down I-75 from the north to Tampa etc. As long as you are on the interstates, no problem from what I have experienced. I think a keyword is Turnpike.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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planning trip in Florida and understand there are several toll roads. Are the expensive, easy to pay etc? Will be traveling in HM with toad.

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Depends on your route. I4, I10, I75 & I95 are all toll free, the tolls are expensive as far as I'm concerned which has been only for short distances.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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On the east side of the state from Jax (I95) on down there are no toll roads. Maybe when you get to Miami. Anytime you get around Orlando you'll be lucky not to hit a toll, they're everwhere. I was in Tampa a few years ago and about a month after I got back I received a bill for driving on a toll road for $9. I didn't even remember getting on a toll road, but sure enough there was a picture of my truck on that road. I guess you have to look real close to see the toll road signs.

If you have an Atlas it will show the toll roads.

Edit: Here's a toll road map. http://www.floridasturnpike.com/tool...p_image004.gif
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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https://www.oocea.com/ that is the link to the Orlando and Orange County Toll Authority. Most of the toll booths have both EPASS lanes and pay as you go lanes. How long you going to be in Fla? THe tolls can be pricey depends on the roads. If you are going to be here for a long time I would recommend getting an EPASS Transponder. It is usuable on most if not all the toll roads in Fla. Also EPASS users get a break on some tolls.

If there are specific areas you are going to let me know either here or private message and I will tell you what I know.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #6
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I4 from Daytona thru Orlando to Tampa is toll free. The Florida Turnpike which runs from Leesburg to west of Orlando to Miami is expensive, but every where we've run into it the last 5 yrs, it is well marked at the entrances at least around the Kissimmee area where we've camped the last 5 winters. We avoid it after getting on it once or twice.
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All of the Toll roads in the Orlando/Sanford Greater metro area are well marked. I4, I75, and I95 are not toll roads. The Florida Turnpike starts in Wildwood near Ocala and cuts across the state and then runs parrell to I95 down to Miami. So you have a choice of I95 or tolls I will pay the tolls any day. I95 is a nightmare a lot of the times with wrecks and backups.

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Old 09-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #8
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Last year when we left the Orlando area headed north towards Pensacola we were hit with $20.00 in tolls. Not sure how far it was but it seemed a little steep.....BUT.....I also live in Oklahoma...The land of toll roads going out of Tulsa.
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As a FL resident I can confirm previous posts stating that All interstate highways are toll free. Most toll roads are either cross town in major cities (i e Tampa, Orlando) or turnpike from Orlando to Miami).

They can be avoided with other options. Most FL residents have a transponder to record tolls. The problem for visitors is that some have toll booths and take $$$ and some don't. If no booth, vehicles are charged with transponder or by picture of license tag resulting in bill by mail.
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If at all possible plan your route around them. sure it may take and extra 15-30 min., but you will save alot and get better mileage driving at a slower speed.
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