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    • rogersimon493
    • By rogersimon493 8th Jul 17, 3:52 PM
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    Florida Tolls 8th Jul 17 at 3:52 PM
    We are off to Flordia in a couple of weeks and can't work out if it is cheaper to pay for the road tolls as we pass them or if there is a cheaper pass we could buy before we arrive.

    Can anyone help us? or at least point us in the right direction.
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 8th Jul 17, 4:05 PM
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    It's likely you'll end up with automated tolls linked to the hire car and get charged a week or so after you return the vehicle.
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    • By cuddlymarm 8th Jul 17, 4:11 PM
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    It depends on how many times you will be travelling on the toll roads. A lot of the roads around the Disney area aren't toll.
    Most hire cars come with a toll reader in the car. Usually if you use the reader there is a blanket amount per week over which you don't pay ( you would need to ask though ) also a small charge for the days you use it.
    We find it easier than making sure you have change and having to call at the toll booths. The charge goes on a credit card.
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 8th Jul 17, 5:21 PM
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    https://www.sunpass.com/rentalcar
    If you pay the tolls in cash it's cheaper, how much depends on the hire company. Whether it's worth the hassle of stopping every couple of miles to save a few dollars is up to you.
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    • By pollypenny 8th Jul 17, 6:08 PM
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    Just keep change and pay in cash unless you use a toll road very regularly.
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 8th Jul 17, 6:11 PM
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    It depends on where you're going and how much long distance driving you're planning to do.

    The majority of roads, once you're away from the airport, are not toll roads, so if you're staying in the same area you're only likely to use toll roads on the first and last days of your holiday. Most hire cars have a tag for the tolls but charge around $3 per day you actually use it plus the toll charge.
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    • SMURPH67
    • By SMURPH67 8th Jul 17, 6:29 PM
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    We just pay as we go through them, because a lot of the tourist attractions aren't near the toll roads. If you are driving from Orlando international airport to your resort have some change ready in the car.
    • meer53
    • By meer53 9th Jul 17, 1:47 PM
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    We pay in cash too, it's no hassle, it's usually just to and from the airport.
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    • By shaun from Africa 9th Jul 17, 3:50 PM
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    If you do decide to pay cash rather than using one of the toll transponder devices, just make sure that you have a good supply of quarter dollars in the car.
    The majority of toll booths around the area are manned and take both notes and coins but there are still a few unmanned ones that only take coin payments.
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 9th Jul 17, 4:11 PM
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    We just pay as we go through them, because a lot of the tourist attractions aren't near the toll roads. If you are driving from Orlando international airport to your resort have some change ready in the car.
    Originally posted by SMURPH67
    Yeah, same here
    We pay in cash too, it's no hassle, it's usually just to and from the airport.
    Originally posted by meer53
    And, of course, you'll drive on the same road past the airport if you drive to KSC
    If you do decide to pay cash rather than using one of the toll transponder devices, just make sure that you have a good supply of quarter dollars in the car.
    The majority of toll booths around the area are manned and take both notes and coins but there are still a few unmanned ones that only take coin payments.
    Originally posted by shaun from Africa
    And get a receipt if you can, you just have to ask. Some rental companies will try it on. We had a couple of toll charges show up on our credit card after we returned from our last visit. I emailed them a copy of the receipts showing we'd paid cash and they cancelled them without any hassle.
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    • travellerboy
    • By travellerboy 10th Jul 17, 5:59 PM
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    If your journey is in Miami definitely take the daily charge from the car hire company. Most of the tolls in the Miami area are automatic, no cash or cards and believe me the fines for using without prepayment are excessive.
    • John259
    • By John259 10th Jul 17, 6:16 PM
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    Here's a list of the toll roads in Florida:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_toll_roads_in_Florida

    This page has some information about how to pay tolls, and some other general hints regarding driving in Florida:
    http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/travel-ideas/florida-driving-rules-toll-roads.html
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    • sarah69696pink
    • By sarah69696pink 12th Jul 17, 6:16 PM
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    Depends where you're going - we recently hired through Sixt in Miami - we basically had to pay a daily charge to use their automated toll pass - $8 a day!! Wish I'd looked into this before as we actually only used the car though tolls on two days but had it for 10, as we were in Miami you had to use automated pass as tolls within Miami you can't pay cash and Sixt did not have the option to pay as you go - only to do the capped charge each day. Wish I'd booked another company.
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