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Mexico Toll Roads

Mexico Toll RoadsThe toll roads in Mexico offer the fastest and safest way to travel in Mexico. Mexico has an extensive system of toll roads that are built and funded by Federal taxes and are built to nearly identical standards as the US Interstate Highways System. When traveling on the Toll Roads in Mexico you will need to pay a fee. These fees go to maintaining road conditions, emergency services etc. The Toll charges are based on how many axles you motor vehicle has. Most cars and motorcycles Tolls charges are usually under $3 per Toll. The tolls can be paid in U.S. currency as well as Mexican currency, however note that if you pay in pesos the will not give you American Currency as change. To find the toll roads in Mexico you should watch for the sign that says "COUTA" this word informs you that you will be paying a fee to drive on this road. If you are not on the Toll Roads you will be on the free roads or "Via LIBRE"

  • VIA LIBRE – Free Road. The free roads in Mexico are usually single lane roads that often are less maintained than the toll roads. This will make traveling in Mexico take much longer.
  • COUTA – Pay Toll Roads. The Government maintains these roads. They offer the fastest way to travel throughout Mexico.

Mexico Toll Road Fees

When traveling on the Toll Roads in Mexico you will need to pay a fee. These fees go to maintaining road conditions, emergency services etc. The Toll charges are based on how many axles you motor vehicle has. Most cars and motorcycles Tolls charges are usually under $3 per Toll. The tolls can be paid in U.S. currency as well as Mexican currency, however note that if you pay in pesos the will not give you American Currency as change. Below is an example of prices for using Toll Roads in Mexico.

  • Playas de Tijuana - $25 Pesos (around US$2.25)
  • Rosarito - $25 Pesos (around US$2.25)
  • Ensenada - $25 Pesos (around US$2.25)
  • Tijuana to Tecate - $66 Pesos (around US$6.00)

Note: The toll road toll fees listed above change on a regular basis throughout the year. The fees are alos based on single axis vehicles. Double and triple axel vehicles will pay a slightly higher toll. For up to date pricing you can visit Keep You Toll Road Ticket

While traveling on the Mexican Toll Roads you will get a ticket when you pay the toll. It is important to keep this ticket because it will be your insurance while traveling on the toll road. If you crash, or are involved in an accident your toll receipt will help you avoid paying road repair and maintenance charges also if your car should break down your ticket covers roadside assistance. The roadside assistance is provided while driving on the toll roads by the Green Angels, which are the Mexican equivalent of the AAA in the United States.

Note: Toll Receipt is not proof of Mexico Insurance. The Toll Road insurance will not cover damage to your vehicle if you are at fault, also if you get off the Mexican Toll Roads you are not covered by a Toll Receipt, only Mexican auto Insurance will cover this. Mexico Insurance can be purchased online. Mexico Insurance will cover damage to your vehicle as well as theft.

TOLL ROAD SIGNS
CARRIL IZQUIERDO SOLO PARA
Arrow LEFT LANE ONLY
REBASAR Arrow FOR PASSING
CASETA DE COBRO Arrow TOLL BOOTH
ESTACIONAMIENTO SOLO PARA EMERGENCIAS Arrow EMERGENCY PARKING ONLY
GUARDE SU DISTANCIA Arrow KEEP YOUR DISTANCE
NO TIRE BASURA Arrow DON'T THROW TRASH
TRANSITO LENTO CARRIL DERECHO Arrow SLOW TRAFFIC KEEP RIGHT
ZONA DE FALLAS Arrow LANDSLIDE AREA

 

If you would like to see the locations of Toll Roads in Mexico or areas that are patrolled by the Green Angels click here

 

 

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