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E-ZPass Discount Plans

Standard E-ZPass NY rates apply to only E-ZPass tag issued by New York E-ZPass*.  Non-NY E-ZPass tags will receive the out of State E-ZPass rate. All video transactions (license plate) will pay the Tolls by Mail rate. Anyone, regardless of residency, can become a New York E-ZPass customer. Visit www.ezpassny.com for more information or call 1-800-333-TOLL (8655) to use our automated system for account inquiries and general E-ZPass® New York information.

*E-ZPass NY includes MTA Bridges and Tunnels, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York State Thruway Authority, the Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority (Peace Bridge), and New York State Bridge Authority.

Basic Plan

New York State Thruway: No minimum use is required. Passenger and commercial vehicles will receive a 30% discount on Thruway Tolls (discount applies to E-ZPass NY tag transactions only).

Commercial Volume Discount

Commercial vehicle operators do not need to carry cash to pay for tolls. View specifics regarding this discount plan.

Special Commuter Plans

The following discount plans are intended for frequent users of the New York State Thruway. These discounts can only be obtained with a valid E-ZPass account. Other rules may apply.

  1. Account Specific Discount Plans (discount applies to all tags on account - only passenger vehicles (2L) may receive the discount.)
    • Thruway Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Commuter Plan: Receive a $3.68 discount per trip ($3.15 versus $6.83 Tolls by Mail rate) on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. A minimum of 20 trips per month is required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $3.15 for each trip not taken.
    • Thruway Grand Island Commuter Plan: Receive a $0.96 discount per trip ($0.28 versus $1.24 Tolls by Mail rate) on the Grand Island Bridges. A minimum of 20 trips per month is required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $0.28 for each trip not taken. If this plan is selected, the $25 required prepayment in Box B of application is waived.
    • Thruway New Rochelle Commuter Plan: Receive a $1.06 discount ($1.10 versus $2.16 Tolls by Mail rate) at the New Rochelle gantry. A minimum of 20 trips per month is required. If fewer than 20 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $1.10 for each trip not taken.
    • Thruway Yonkers Commuter Plan: Receive a $0.99 discount ($0.55 versus $1.54 Tolls by Mail rate) at the Yonkers gantry. A minimum of 35 trips per month is required. If fewer than 35 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $0.55 for each trip not taken.
    • Thruway Harriman Commuter Plan: Receive a $0.99 discount ($0.55 versus $1.54 Tolls by Mail rate) at the Harriman gantry. A minimum of 35 trips per month is required. If fewer than 35 trips are taken per month, you will be charged $0.55 for each trip not taken. Discount does not apply when traveling north from Harriman onto the Thruway.
  2. Tag Specific Commuter Discount Plans
    • Thruway Annual Permit Plan: An annual fee covers the toll for the first 30 miles or less per trip on the Thruway system, except when you cross the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge, where a $0.62 surcharge is applied.

      Terms and Conditions: Provisions Governing Issuance and Use of the ANNUAL PERMIT (TAP-504) PDF 

      Prepay the following amount for each tag depending on which month you sign up:

      Discounts:
      • January - $88
      • February - $81
      • March - $74
      • April - $67
      • May - $60
      • June - $53
      • July - $46
      • August - $39
      • September - $32
      • October - $24
      • November - $16
      • December - $8


      Note: For the next calendar year, $88, available after December 7th.

      Use our Annual Permit Calculator to calculate your savings.

    • Thruway Motorcycle Discount Plan: Proof of motorcycle registration is required to receive special motorcycle tag. Motorcycles will be charged 50% off the Tolls by Mail rate.
    • Thruway Motorhome Discount Plan: Proof of motor home registration is required to receive the special motorhome discount. Motorhomes will receive the passenger vehicle rate based on the number of axles on the motorhome. If you are towing you may be eligible for a special discount towing tag.
    • Thruway Special Discount Towing Plan: Pickup truck towing a “5th Wheel” or “Gooseneck” trailer will receive a discounted rate. Tag specific plan for towing vehicle combination only. If you are towing a car, trailer, camper or boat and want to use a dedicated E-ZPass lane to reduce your travel time you can get a special tag. The tag is programmed for the tow vehicle and trailer combination. The tag must only be used with the vehicle towing combination. You must first have established an E-ZPass account with the New York E-ZPass Customer Service Center. Complete the form below to request your special tag.
    • Green Pass Discount Plan: Offers a special 10% discount to Hybrid vehicles getting at least 45 miles to the gallon and meeting certain emissions standards. View specifics regarding this discount plan.
    • Special Commercial Discount: The Special Commercial Discount (S-Discount) will only be given to qualified tags issued by the E-ZPass New York Customer Service Center.  The S-Discount (the special additional E-ZPass discount primarily for 48’ non-tandem commercial vehicles [5H, 6H and 7H]) will only be available to those customers with a New York Customer Service Center issued tag.

      Examples of qualified vehicle types include:
      • Tractor Trailer Combinations with trailer less than or equal to 48 feet  
      • Auto Transporters  
      • Single Unit Trucks
  3. Resident Discount Plans
    • Thruway Grand Island Resident: Receive a $1.15 discount per trip ($0.09 versus the Tolls by Mail rate$1.24 per trip) on the Grand Island Bridges. Proof of Grand Island residency required. No minimum usage is required. Residency status is subject to periodic review. A copy of either a driver’s license, utility bill or lease agreement AND a copy of a vehicle registration showing your Grand Island address for each E-ZPass Tag requested is required. No minimum usage is required.
    • Thruway Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Resident Plan: Receive a $2.08 discount per trip ($4.75 versus Tolls by Mail rate $6.83 per trip) on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge (passenger vehicles only). This plan is assigned to a specific E-ZPass Tag and must have an associated vehicle registered in Rockland or Westchester County. Click for more information. Residency status is subject to periodic review.