Colorado Toll Roads

Colorado has an advantageous network of toll roads that will save you time on your next trip. Some, like E-470, are especially convenient if you want to get to the Denver airport as quickly and comfortably as possible. Find out all the key facts about this and other Colorado toll roads below.

CO Toll Roads FAQs

How do I pay Colorado tolls?

You can pay electronically with an ExpressToll or Go-Pass tag. If you don’t have a tag, you will get a video toll or license place photo invoice.

How do I pay a missed toll in Colorado?

The registered owner of the vehicle will receive an invoice in the mail for video toll or license plate photo tolls. You can pay online, by mail or by phone.

What happens if I don’t pay a toll in Colorado?

If you don’t pay your toll statement by the due date, you will be sent further statements with late fees added. Failure to pay will result in collection fees, civil penalties, and possibly court fees.

How do I pay Denver tolls?

You can pay tolls for one of the roads around Denver using the electronic ExpressToll or Go-Pass tags, or with the license plate toll system.

How much are tolls in Colorado?

The toll price depends on the type of vehicle and how many axles it has, the time of day, and what road you drive on. Paying with an electronic tag is cheaper than by license plate photos or video.

Is E-ZPass accepted in Colorado?

No, E-ZPass is not accepted. You can pay via ExpressToll or Go-Pass tags, or use the license plate toll system.

Toll Roads in Colorado

I-25HOV/Express Lanes Toll Road


Toll Road Name I-25 HOV/Tolled Express Lanes, Denver, Colorado
On Which Highways Interstate 25
Connecting Cities Two reversible lanes between US 36 and 20th Street in Downtown Denver Colorado.
Cost of the Toll Road Fixed variable rate based on time of day
Auto Cost $0.50 - $5.00
Distance of the Toll Road 7 miles - 11.27 Km
How to pay ExpressToll or license plate tolling
Discounts ExpressToll users pay 25% less

How and When to Use the I-25HOV/Express Lanes

I-25 Express Lanes are open during peak travel times and provide faster and more reliable travel times. They include seven miles on I-25 between downtown Denver and US 36. Solo drivers/toll paying vehicles are not allowed to use the US 36 Express Lanes until the lanes start to merge to I-25 near Pecos. Anything west of Pecos on US 36 is for HOV vehicles only. Vehicles without an ExpressToll account and pass and those that do not meet the HOV requirements can pay through a License Plate Toll but at a higher rate than ExpressToll account holders. Starting mid-2015  Express Lanes will require an ExpressToll account and pass to travel for free as an HOV or carpool.


The I-25 Express Lanes opened on une 2, 2006

E-470 Toll Road


Toll Road Name E-470 Toll Road - Denver, Colorado
On Which Highways E- 470
Connecting Cities Denver, Douglas County, Parker, Arapahoe County, Aurora, Adams County, Brighton, Commerce City, Thorton
Cost of the Toll Road Fixed variable rate based on time of day and distance traveled
Discounts ExpressToll users save 35% on all Colorado toll roads
Distance of the Toll Road 47 miles - 75.64 Km
How to pay LicensePlateToll and ExpressToll

How and when to use the E-470

The E-470 is broken into 4 different sections making it easy to know how much you need to pay. For updated prices you can find the information here.

The main reason for this toll road is transportation to Denver International Airport it is the most direct route if coming from the North or the South. There are ways to drive to Denver International Airport without using E-470 Toll Road. However if you are running late the toll roads usually do save you some driving time.  

The great thing about the E-70 is that you do not have to stop at a toll and wait to pay. Your license plate is photographed and an invoice will be sent to your address where you will be able to pay the toll road later.  You will be able to pay online or by post. For more information about paying here.

If you drive the Toll Road very often you will be able to get a discounted rates for the route with the Express Toll. It is a sticker that can be placed on your windshield and you will be able to save up to 20% off on the toll road costs.