|# OF AXLES||PEAK TIMES 4am - 8pm||OFF-PEAK TIMES 8pm - 4am|
|7 or more||$41.20||$29.40|
How to Pay
Currently, the methods of payment accepted at the Chicago Skyway Toll Plaza are cash, major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, etc.), and E-ZPass/I-PASS toll transponders. Each method of payment will be clearly marked by signage while approaching the plaza and by electronic signs directly above each lane. Check Toll Road 101 for more information.
CASH is ONLY accepted in designated "CASH" lanes located on the right side of the toll plaza. Skyway only accepts United States currency up to $100 bills (foreign currency will NOT be accepted).
Designated CREDIT CARD lanes are located in the center lanes of the toll plaza.
E-ZPASS/I-PASS ONLY lanes DO NOT accept cash. These lanes are located on the left side of the toll plaza, however E-ZPass/I-PASS customers can use ANY toll lane!
Click here for information on E-ZPass or I-PASS transponders
Missed Toll Violations
If you are without sufficient funds to pay your toll, do not back your vehicle out of the toll lane – it is unsafe. The toll collector or automated payment machine in your lane will issue a toll violation notice to you with payment instructions and customer service information so you can pay your toll within 7 days of the notice date. ALL MISSED TOLL PAYMENTS MUST INCLUDE THE TOLL VIOLATION NUMBER AND LICENSE PLATE NUMBER SO YOUR VIOLATION CAN BE PROPERLY RELEASED.
If you make your missed toll payment online, by mail, or in person at our office, within the 7-day grace period, no additional fees will be assessed for the related violation. Please, pay on time to avoid additional fees!
Debt Collection Service
**Starting June 15, 2017, if you fail to pay your missed toll within the grace period, Skyway will send your violation to our debt collection partner. Once your violation is sent to debt collection, you will be assessed the following collection fees in addition to your original unpaid toll, and you must pay the debt collector directly:
Collection Administrative fee $3.00
Collection service fee $25.00
Total collection fees $28.00
*(optional) Debt Collector’s online/phone payment convenience fee $4.95
The E-ZPass® system is an electronic toll collection (ETC) method that makes travel through participating toll facilities faster and more convenient, helping reduce traffic congestion for everyone.
Conventional toll collection methods require you to deposit coins or tokens, pay a cashier, swipe credit cards, or process tickets at toll plazas. This reduces highway capacity because the number of vehicles that can be processed at toll plazas is limited. E-ZPass customers travel through toll plazas in specially designated lanes where the toll is paid electronically from a pre-paid account through use of an E-ZPass/I-PASS transponder.
The E-ZPass system includes three basic components: a toll transponder issued to each customer that is mounted inside a vehicle; an antenna near the entrance to a toll plaza or lane, which reads the transponder and authorizes a deduction to the related account for the toll; and toll lane video cameras to confirm the transponder is being used with the right vehicle and to help identify toll evaders.
The E-ZPass system is currently used in Delaware, Illinois (I-PASS), Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.
For a list of toll roads, bridges and tunnels in states that offer E-ZPass, click here.
Skyway is currently not issuing transponders, but it will soon. You can open an account through an E-ZPass member agency and use your new E-ZPass/I-PASS transponder throughout the E-ZPass network!
The benefits of using the E-ZPass system include:
- Ability to avoid waiting in cash or credit card lanes for transactions to be processed, saving time, fuel expense, and minimizing vehicle emissions
- Less traffic congestion through available open road or “E-ZPASS-ONLY” designated toll lanes on most member agency roads
- Seamless, accurate, interoperable toll collection and transfer through member toll authorities
- Discounts available to E-ZPass account holders through some member agencies
- Easy access to your account information (e.g., transponder usage, account balance, replenishment authorization)
- No need to retrieve/present toll tickets or fumble for cash or credit cards