Tough to even take a guess at this question without knowing which routes you plan to use -- there is more than one option for getting from NYC to the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border where I-95 becomes your best route choice if you want to avoid congested coastal villages in New Hampshire and Maine and just get to Bath as quickly as possible.... For example, sections of I-90 (the Massachusetts Turnpike) are toll roads; as are parts of I-95 in Connecticut. Both will get you to I-495 or I-95 in Massachusetts, which are not toll roads.... If you can tell us your planned route, we may be able to make an educated guess as to what your toll costs might be.
Thank you so much for your quick reply. I'm definitely interested in the I-95 and I-495 options if they indeed are the best routes for avoiding potential congestion. With that in mind, what kind of costs do you think I'll be looking at toll wise? Obviously, I'll have to look into potential travel routes a little more of course. Thanks again for your input!
From NYC your best bet is to go over one of the bridges ($6.50) and take the Hutch/Merrit to 684 to Rt 84 to Rt 90 (Mass Pike). No tools on any of those roads. The Mass Pike to Rt 495 will only cost you a little over $1.00. Next toll is in NH and I think that's $2.00. Maine from York to Portland (295) is around $3-$4. Those are all w/out EZPass which will give you some discounts.
Not a complete list but whatever tolls I can remember on this route -
* GW Bridge - Current price??
* I-95 (Rye,NY) - Don't Remember
* I-84 to I-90 - $1.70
* I-95 New Hampshire - $2.00
* I-95 Maine(Wells,ME) - $2.00
* I-295 (Portland,ME) - $1.00
All the amounts are approx, I might be off by a dollar or two.
Just want to add that EZ Pass will not only save you some money, but will usually enable you to get through the tolls much more quickly. At busy times, the lines to pay can be quite long.
You guys are incredible! Thank you so much!!!
Why not Google that toll question?
We do that drive all the time for years now and do 84 to 90 to 495 to 95 as suggested. The Mass Pike (90) no longer has toll booths and will send you a bill after your trip for each way (unless you have their transponder) and you can just pay it online. It is a bit more than $1.70 this way.
The OP won't cross the GWB leaving from NYC, and there are no tolls at all anywhere in Connecticut. Regardless of which route you choose through Connecticut, your first toll will be on I-90, the Mass Pike. You can either take that to I-290 north through Worcester and then connect to I-495, or stay on I-90 to 495. I do this drive all the time and use I-290. With an out of state EZ pass it's sixty cents. It's a cashless toll so If you don't have an EZ pass they'll bill you based on your license plate. It will be a little higher if you stay on I-90 to I-495, but not much.
Your next toll will be the New Hampshire Turnpike on I-95. That's $2.00. The Maine Turnpike will have a $3.00 toll soon after you enter Maine. If you exit at I-295 and take that up to US 1 there will be another one dollar toll. I think it's a bit higher if you stay on I-95 to the "Falmouth Spur" and use that to connect to I-295.
Both Maine and New Hampshire tolls can be paid in cash or with an EZ pass.
I should have added that if you leave NYC on I-95 you will have an additional $1.75 toll in Westchester County. I drive this route as far as Portland Maine all the time and I never use I-95 until I reach the Massachusetts-New Hampshire state line.
I much prefer the Hutchinson Parkway to Merritt Parkway to Wilbur Cross Parkway route (and they're all the same road with just a name change.) No trucks and a much prettier drive. It's all expressway, but built a long time ago for "pleasure driving." There are two lanes each way and they're somewhat narrower than on I-95 and there are more exits/entrances to be aware of. But, to me, it's a much more pleasant experience.