How to drive the
Express Lanes

Works with FasTrak®

The 405 Express Lanes will utilize electronic tolling to keep traffic flowing and there will be no cash payments or toll booths. FasTrak® transponders will be required for customers to use the express lanes.

If you have an existing transponder and active account from any toll agency in California, there’s nothing more needed to use the 405 Express Lanes.

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Where do the 405 Express Lanes travel?


New lanes traveling in each direction


Corridor cities


Miles of Express Lanes

Northbound (NB) Lanes
Southbound (SB) Lanes
Express Lanes Entrance and Exit Points
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When are tolls charged?

The tolls can vary by hour, day of the week and direction of travel. Traffic volumes are continuously monitored and if warranted, tolls are adjusted quarterly.

Peak Hours* Toll
Non-peak hours** Toll
2 Person
Peak Hours* Toll
Non-peak hours** Free first 3 ½ years after the Express Lanes opens. Tolls charged after 3 ½ years.
3+ Person
Peak Hours* Free
Non-peak hours** Free
Designated Veterans License Plate
Peak Hours* Free
Non-peak hours** Free
Disabled Person / Disabled Veteran License Plate
Peak Hours* Free
Non-peak hours** Free

* Peak Hours
Weekdays: 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.; 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Weekends: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

**Non-Peak Hours
Weekdays: 10 a.m. to 1:59 p.m.; 7 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.
Weekends: 12:00 a.m. to 12:59 p.m.; 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Clean Air Vehicles
Customers with a clean air vehicle with a valid, unexpired decal are eligible for a 15% discount off the posted toll rate. Learn more.
All vehicles, including motorcycles, must have a transponder. Motorcycles are allowed free travel at all times.