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Toll Roads – A Guide to Help Understand and Navigate the Toll Network.

What is a Toll Road?

Toll roads subject their drivers to a small fee each use.

By law, you must pay the charge when you drive on a toll road.

How do I know which roads are tolled?

Prior to entering a toll road, a sign will be visible with the words ‘TOLL’ or ‘TOLL E e’ in black letters.

The Toll roads in Sydney are:

How am I charged?

Through the E-tag system, drivers are charged automatically to their bank account which is linked to their E-tag account.

To understand in-depth about E-tags and passes read more here.

What Am I Charged for Sydney Tolls?

The below information is provided by the RMS regarding Toll charges.

Motorway Direction charges/
Tolling Method
Class Cost
Hills M2 Motorway Each direction /

Fixed

Toll Point
Class B) North Ryde (Mainline)
Class B) Pennant Hills Road
Class B) Windsor Road
Class B) Lane Cove Road
Class B) Herring and Christie Roads
Class B) M2 – NCX
$24.34
$12.18
$8.61
$7.21
$12.17
$12.18
M5 South-West Motorway Each direction /

Fixed

Class B $14.56
Westlink M7 Motorway Each direction /

Distance based

Class B) cents/kilometre
capped at
1.2504
$25.02
Eastern Distributor Northbound /

Fixed

Class B)

Northbound only

$16.42
Sydney Harbour Tunnel Southbound/Time of Day

Weekdays (6:30am – 9:30am &
4:00pm – 7:00pm)
Weekdays (9:30am – 4:00pm)
Weekdays (7:00pm – 6:30am)
Weekends (8:00am – 8:00pm)
Weekends (8:00pm – 8:00am)

Southbound only
Same rate for all vehiclesPeak period
Shoulder period
Off-Peak period
Shoulder period
Off-Peak period
Note: these charges also apply to the Sydney Harbour Bridge
 

$4.00
$3.00
$2.50
$3:00
$2:50

Cross City Tunnel Each direction /

Fixed

Class B) Main tunnel

Class B) Sir John Young Crescent

$11.80

$5.57

Lane Cove Tunnel Each direction /

Fixed

Class B) Main tunnel

Class B) Military Road E-Ramp

$11.40

$5.70

WestConnex – New M4 Each direction /

Distance based

Class B)
$4.27 flagfall + rate per kilometre
Maximum toll
$1.5798
$25.58
WestConnex – M8 Each direction /

Distance based

Class B)
$4.27 flagfall + rate per kilometre
Maximum toll 
$1.5798
$21.70
WestConnex – M5East Each direction /

Distance based

Class B)
$4.27 flagfall + rate per kilometre
Maximum toll 
$1.5798
$21.70
NorthConnex Each direction /

Fixed

Class B) All toll points $24.34

How to Avoid Tolls.

While tolls charges cannot be avoided when using Toll roads, forward planning can help minimize the need for using tolls and therefore reducing your spend.

By planning your route using GPS tools such as Google Maps or Waze, users can opt to use only toll-free roads. This can quickly minimize Toll costs.

However, many routes are considerably lengthened if Toll roads are not used meaning you must consider whether the cost of the Toll is beneficial considering the time gained.