How to Pay Tolls

The various types of toll lanes on the Dulles Toll Road and the types of payments accepted at each.


Various payment options are available when you arrive at a toll plaza on the Dulles Toll Road. The following describes each lane type and forms of payment accepted in each lane:

E-ZPass Only:  To use these lanes you must have an E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex transponder. 

Exact Change:  The machines will ONLY accept coins. Acceptable coins include quarters and one dollar coins. E-ZPass and E-ZPass Flex transponders are also accepted. 

Full Service:  The Main Plaza is staffed 24/7. The Ramp Plazas are staffed from 5:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. Outside the staffed hours on the Ramp Plazas, you must have coins only or an E-ZPass/E-ZPass Flex transponder.

The following forms of payment are not accepted: bills over $20, $.50/half-dollar coins, checks, money orders, travelers checks, credit cards and foreign currency.

Key to signal lights within each toll collection lane:

  • GREEN = Toll Paid/E-ZPass Paid 
  • YELLOW = Low Balance=

For complete information about E-ZPass or to manage your account, visit