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Toll Rates and Carpools

Golden Gate Bridge Toll Rates

Tolls are collected in the southbound direction only (into San Francisco). The rate for two-axle vehicles and motorcycles with cash is $5 and $4 with FasTrak (this electronic toll collection system is accepted on Golden Gate Bridge as well as all seven Bay Area Bridges operated by Caltrans). For vehicles with more than two axles, the toll rate is $2.50 per axle.

FasTrak Information

Carpool Policy for the Golden Gate Bridge

Carpool vehicles with three or more persons, motorcycles, and buses receive free toll passage between the hours of 5 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm, weekdays, except on these observed holidays: New Year's Day; Washington's Birthday (third Monday in February); Memorial Day (last Monday in May); Independence Day (July 4); and Labor, Thanksgiving, and Christmas days. Two-seater vehicles do not qualify as a carpool on the Golden Gate Bridge. Carpools require three or more persons for two primary reasons: to help alleviate traffic congestion and to remain within the budgetary requirements of the Bridge District. Vehicles with dual tires are NOT eligible as carpools.

Click here for important information for carpools or motorcycles and FasTrak

Hybrid Vehicles on the Golden Gate Bridge

With the passage of  the Federal Transportation bill on July 21, 2005, and Assembly Bill 2628 on September 23, 2004, qualifying  hybrid vehicles are allowed access to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes (carpool lanes) even when occupied by a single person with the required sticker. To get HOV carpool lane stickers for a hybrid car in California, visit http://hybridcars.about.com/od/politics/ht/hybridsCAHOV.htm.

The legislation does not provide, however, for any reduction in tolls. On the Golden Gate Bridge, as there are no restricted HOV/carpool lanes, hybrid vehicles must still pay the toll. Tolls can be paid using FasTrak or cash.  To qualify for toll-free passage as a carpool, the standard carpool rules (see above) apply.

DMV Clean Air Vehicle Program

Since January 2, 2003, the Golden Gate Bridge has participated in the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DVM) Clean Air Vehicle Program. Only Clean Air Vehicles registered by the DMV and displaying the official DMV decal are allowed toll free passage during carpool hours. For information about qualifying vehicles and DMV registration, contact the Information Hotline at (800) 242-4450 and/or visit: www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg1000.htm