Driving on the 91 Express Lanes and the The Toll Roads (State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261) in Southern California can help cut your daily commute time.
Toll Road Payment
Both the 91 Express Lanes and The Toll Roads accept FasTrak® for payment. FasTrak is an electronic toll-collection system used on tollways in California that allows drivers to drive through designated “FasTrak” only lanes without stopping. The toll is automatically deducted from a prepaid account using a transponder that is mounted on the inside of your windshield. FasTrak may be used to pay tolls on all California toll roads, toll lanes and toll bridges. Get a FasTrak Account.
Cash is only accepted on 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads. There are staffed toll booths at all mainline toll plazas and automatic coin machines at each toll booth along the network.
The 91 Express Lanes
The 91 Express Lanes
is a 10-mile toll road built in the median of State Route 91 between the Orange and Riverside County line and State Route 55 (Costa Mesa Freeway).
Since 1995, the 91 Express Lanes, operated by OCTA, have carried more than 64 million vehicles, saving customers more than 32 million hours of commuting time. If you are traveling between Riverside and Orange counties you can take the 91 Express Lanes for a smooth, clear ride.
You can pay your toll with FasTrak on the 91 Express Lanes. Tolls cannot be paid manually. If you drive through the 91 Express Lanes without a FasTrak transponder, you may receive a violation notice. Each violation transaction is assessed a $47.50 processing fee in addition to the toll amount due.
Tolls on the 91 Express Lanes are value priced to ensure a congestion-free trip. Tolls range from $1.25 to $4.25 traveling westbound, and up to $9.50 traveling eastbound.
Be sure to check the toll on message signs before entering the 91 Express Lanes. Toll schedules are subject to change without notice. Tolls vary to optimize traffic flows. Tolls are for one-way travel during the times and days shown.
The Toll Roads (State Routes 73, 133, 241, and 261)
The Toll Roads are the largest toll road network in California, totaling 51 miles. Developed and operated by the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA), the network is comprised of the San Joaquin Hills (73), Foothill (241) and Eastern (241/261/133) Toll Roads and accounts for more than 20 percent of the limited access highways in Orange County. Although TCA built The Toll Roads and operates the toll collection system, Caltrans owns the roads and maintains them as part of the state highway system.
Every weekday, 250,000 vehicles use The Toll Roads, significantly reducing local traffic and improving regional mobility.
You can pay your toll with FasTrak or cash.
FasTrak is an electronic toll-collection system used on tollways in California that allows drivers to drive through designated “FasTrak” only lanes without stopping. The toll is automatically deducted from a prepaid account. You can establish a TCA FasTrak account with a credit card or cash. For more information about FasTrak and how to sign up, visit Get FasTrak.
You can also pay your toll with cash. There are staffed toll booths at all mainline toll plazas on the 73, 133, 241 and 261 Toll Roads in addition to automatic coin machines at each toll booth along the network.
Toll rates range from $1.00 to $5.75 depending on the distance and time of day you travel. You can use The Toll Roads’ trip calculator to calculate the toll rate for your next trip.