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How Do You Travel? 

Rules of the Road, Just for You

What you need to use the Express Lanes depends on your choice of travel.

I Drive Myself

I Drive Myself

You can use the Express Lanes anytime.

All you need is an E-ZPass® to pay your tolls. You do not need a switchable E-ZPass® unless you plan to carpool.

I Drive a Hybrid

I Drive a Hybrid

You can use the Express Lanes anytime.
Per Virginia law, for a toll-free trip you need
three or more people in your car.

You need an E-ZPass to pay your tolls.
If you plan to carpool, you need an E-ZPass Flex.

I Ride a Motorcycle

I Ride a Motorcycle

You can use the Express Lanes anytime
without paying a toll.

You do not need an E-ZPass® for your motorcycle.

If you already have an E-ZPass on your motorcycle, you can leave it in place when you travel the 495 Express Lanes. The system will detect that you're traveling via motorcycle and not charge you a toll.

I Drive a Taxi

I Drive a Taxi

You can use the Express Lanes anytime.

You need an E-ZPass® FlexSM to drive on the lanes toll-free when you have three people (including you) in your taxi. If you have less than three people in the taxi, you will pay the current toll.

I Operate a Bus

I Operate a Bus

You can use the Express Lanes without paying a toll anytime, although you need to have an E-ZPass® in your bus.

Learn more about operating a bus in the Express Lanes.

I Ride in a Carpool

I Ride in a Carpool

You can use the Express Lanes for free as long as there are three people (including you) in the car.

You need an E-ZPass® FlexSM to let us know you are carpooling so we do not charge you.

I'm in a Vanpool

I'm in a Vanpool

You can use the Express Lanes for free as long as there are three or more people (including you) in the vehicle.

You need an E-ZPass® FlexSM to ensure you are not charged a toll.

Learn more about vanpools in the Express Lanes.