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Turnpike Payment Options FAQs

What credit cards do you accept?

The PA Turnpike accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, JCB, and Diners Club.

What if I lose my toll ticket?

With no toll ticket, a collector cannot determine your entry point; as a result, you will be charged the toll from the furthest entry point.

What happens if I accidentally go through an E-ZPass lane?

Keep your toll ticket and wait for the violation notice in the mail which takes approximately three weeks. Instructions for payment will be included in the violation notice. Do not send payment before you receive the notice. If you are using a rental vehicle, please contact the rental company about their tolling policy. See our Rental Car page for more information.

What happens if I don't have enough cash to pay the toll?

You may use a major credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express) at a toll booth where there is a toll collector. Unattended (coin drop) toll locations, and cashless tolling locations do not accept credit card payment. If you do not have a major credit card, ask the toll collector for a Certificate of Passage when exiting. Please go to the Make a Payment page for more information.

I passed through a PA Turnpike cashless tolling point and couldn't pay cash. What do I do?

You will receive an invoice in the mail from the PA Turnpike through the PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE system. The invoice will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.

I don't have a bank account or credit card. Can I still sign up for E-ZPass?

Yes. This option requires a $10 deposit for each transponder, an initial payment of $35 per transponder plus a $3 annual fee to open your account. You are required to replenish your account balance when it reaches a cumulative value of $15 or less per transponder. To replenish your account you may send a check, money order or pay cash at the PTC E-ZPass Customer Service Center.

I don't want to give you a credit card or my bank account information to get E-ZPass. What other option do I have?

You can still use cash at most toll plazas with a few exceptions; however E-ZPass does remain the most affordable way to travel the PA Turnpike.

What happens if I exit at Ft. Littleton (Exit 180), Willow Hill (Exit 189), or Blue Mountain (Exit 201)?

A Ticket Processing Machine (TPM) for “cashless” payments is used at these locations.

When you pull up to the TPM, simply follow these two steps:

  • Scan the barcode on your toll ticket.
  • Press the button for your transaction record.

Be sure to retain your toll ticket and transaction record. An in-lane camera will capture an image of the license plate, and the vehicle owner will be mailed a TOLL BY PLATE invoice (cash rate) within two weeks. Upon receipt of the invoice, you have 20 days to pay online, over the phone or by mail.

If you are not using E-ZPass, remember to take a toll ticket no matter where you enter the Turnpike. If you do not have a toll ticket, or if your toll ticket does not scan, press the button on the TPM to take — and retain — a Transaction Record slip.