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Carpool Lanes and Express Lanes

All Bay Area bridges have carpool lanes, and several Bay Area corridors have designated express lanes allowing carpools, other qualified vehicles and solo-occupant vehicles that pay a toll to bypass traffic congestion. Express lanes are usually identified with white pavement markings as well as signage above and next to the lanes. Carpool lanes are identified with white diamonds on the pavement and signage above and alongside the roadway.

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FasTrak offers toll discounts to carpools, motorcycles and eligible clean air vehicles during designated commute hours on all Bay Area bridges and toll-free travel for carpools and other qualified vehicles in express lanes throughout the day. Learn more about carpool requirements for Bay Area bridges and express lanes.

Carpool Discounts During Commute Times on Toll Bridges for 2-Axle Vehicles
Bridge Commute Hours
(Monday through Friday)
Number of People Required Carpool Toll Rate
(with FasTrak)
Regular Toll Rate(with FasTrak)
Antioch 5:00 am to 10:00 am
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
3+ $3 $6
Benica - Martinez 5:00 am to 10:00 am
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
3+ $3 $6
Carinquez 5:00 am to 10:00 am
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
3+ $3 $6
Dumbarton 5:00 am to 10:00 am
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
2+ $3 $6
Golden Gate 5:00 am to 9:00 am
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
3+ $5.70 $7.70
Richmond - San Rafael 5:00 am to 10:00 am
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
3+ $3 $6
San Francisco - Oakland Bay 5:00 am to 10:00 am
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
3+ $3 $7
San Mateo - Hayward 5:00 am to 10:00 am
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
2+ $3 $5 (Monday through Friday)
$6 (Saturday through Sunday)


Clean Air Vehicles (CAVs) with current DMV-issued decals(opens in a new window) and a FasTrak toll tag are eligible to travel toll free or at a discounted rate on Bay Area express lanes and state-owned bridges in the carpool lane (excluding the Golden Gate Bridge). Learn more about discounts available to clean air vehicles.

Qualifying Vanpools with 11–15 passengers that are registered with 511 Rideshare can also cross bridges toll free. For more information on how to qualify, visit 511 Rideshare(opens in a new window) or call 511, say "Rideshare" and ask to speak with a vanpool consultant. You can also become part of a vanpool through RideMatch(opens in a new window) .