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Old Yesterday, 11:12 AM   #1
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How much should I budget for tolls?

We are coming from about 20 minutes north of Barrie, Ontario and taking the border across Detroit and then driving the I75 the whole way. How much should I budget for tolls? We've never driven before and I want to make sure I have enough for both ways.

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When we drove in May, I don't recall it being huge amounts. I think the border was $5, and then nothing much until we got to the Florida turnpike, and then it was less than $5 or so I'm pretty sure.
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Old Yesterday, 10:04 PM   #3
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Would love to hear how your drive goes. We are also 20 min north of Barrie but worried about how long the drive is.
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Old Today, 08:19 AM   #4
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I am from Barrie. Last time we drove was 2011 and took I-75. If memory serves me correctly, we left Barrie on Thursday around 5 am. Car was fully gassed up an ready to go and snacks and drinks were in the cooler in the back with DD. Took 407/401/402 and crossed at Sarnia Blue Water Bridge around 8:30 or 9 - yes we made FANTASTIC time and beat all rush hour traffic. We had no wait at the border. Stopped 3 or 4 times for gas/pee/snack/stretch breaks. If we had to do one, we tried to do them all. Finally stopped in Clinton, TN for the evening around 5 or 6 pm. Swim, dinner, sleep and back on the road around 4:30 am. We took a slower pace because we were TIRED but were checked into our hotel room and sitting by the pool eating pizza before 6 p.m. When we go this year we are taking an extra day though to do the drive down and to account for traffic and bad weather.

I don't remember spending a lot of money on tolls at all. I think I had $20 worth of American change in my little coin purse I kept in the car for just tolls and we didn't use it all.

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Old Today, 10:00 AM   #5
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I'm from the Barrie area too . Not sure we are brave enough to drive it yet. But maybe when the kids are older and we can explore things on the way too
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I tried to post last night but it didn't work ( some error came up). Then I posted this morning and both posted appeared. Sorry for the double post LOL.
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Old Today, 02:22 PM   #7
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We rented a car in Orlando, stayed in Disney for a week and then spent a week in Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The car rental agency recommended we rent a device that auto-pays the tolls, and they would just pass the charge on to us. She said there were lots of tolls and that this would save us a lot of time because we can just drive through, plus we didn't need to worry about exact change.

We went through 1 toll the entire time. We weren't driving from Ontario, but still, we didn't encounter any tolls.

If I had to guess, I would say that a budget of $50 ($25 each way) would be plenty.
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