The Golden Gate Bridge links the City of San Francisco with the County of Marin along U.S. Route 101. Drivers pay tolls in the southbound direction, on the south end of the bridge.
- $7.70 FasTrak
- $8.40 Pay as you go (license plate account and one-time payment account)
- $8.70 Toll invoice
- $5.70 Carpool rate
The above costs are valid for 2-axle vehicles as of July 2020. Tolls for vehicles with additional axles can be found in the table below.
|No. of Axles||FasTrak Rate (all hours)||One Time Payment/License Plate Account Rate (all hours)||Invoice|
Ways to Pay
A FasTrak toll tag may be used as payment in any lane when crossing this bridge. You may also use pay-as-you-go license plate accounts and one-time payment accounts in any lane. Cash is only accepted at FasTrak retail locations with a cash payment kiosk. There is no stopping to pay tolls at this bridge.
A FasTrak toll tag saves $1 on each toll crossing. Tolls are deducted from your FasTrak account. FasTrak is the preferred choice for commuters and others who cross this bridge frequently. Carpools must have a toll tag to receive discounted tolls. Learn more about how to obtain a FasTrak toll tag.
License Plate Account
If you travel over Bay Area bridges regularly and do not want a toll tag, consider opening a License Plate Account. This type of account is now eligible to pay tolls at all bridge toll facilities. License Plate Accounts are not recommended for rental vehicle users. Learn more about opening a License Plate Account.
Another pay-as-you-go option is a one-time payment. You have 48 hours to pay a toll after crossing the bridge. Payments can be made online, over the phone or in person by contacting the Customer Service Center. Short-term one-time payment accounts also receive a discount. This is a good choice for rental vehicle users. Learn more about opening a short-term one-time payment account.
If no account exists when a toll crossing is made, FasTrak will send an invoice to the vehicle's registered owner. No extra fees will be added to the toll invoice if it is paid within 21 days. Unpaid toll invoices will escalate to toll evasion notices with additional penalties and fees. Learn more about how to pay an invoice.
Qualifying carpool vehicles will receive a reduced-price toll during the hours of 5:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday (holidays excluded). To receive this rate, you must have a FasTrak toll tag and use the designated carpool lane. The following vehicles qualify for the discounted rate:
- 2-axle vehicles carrying 3 or more people
Eligible vehicles must have a valid FasTrak toll tag and an account in good standing to receive a discounted toll. Vehicles with dual tires are not eligible as carpools.
Find others to carpool with by registering with Merge (opens in a new window). You will be matched with others along your route, can agree on days to carpool and can keep that same carpool partner as long as you like. There are no built-in charges to register or use the service.
Clean Air Vehicles (CAV)
CAVs are not eligible for reduced tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge.
Driving in a Rental?
Learn more about the various ways to pay for a toll at the Golden Gate Bridge when driving a rented vehicle.
Golden Gate Bridge information
For more information about tolling on the Golden Gate Bridge, visit GoldenGate.org(opens in a new window).