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Old 06-14-2016, 06:46 PM   #1
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Tolls in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada?

When we visited St. John in 2009, I recall a toll on the St. John through-way near the downtown area. Not sure if it was a bridge or just a road toll. I am planning a trip to PEI this summer and the routing through St. John is shorter but I am not sure how to pay the toll with the coach and how much it would be. Hoping someone can provide more up to date information. Maybe the toll is gone as I am having trouble finding it on Google Maps.

In general, is this a toll road all the way similar to Garden State Parkway?
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We spent last summer on PEI and I am puzzled by your choice of going through St. John as the shorter route. It might, in fact, be shorter but I seriously doubt if it is faster than taking Highway 2. Clearing customs in Houlton/Woodsotck is easy and I can attest to there being no tolls all the way to PEI.

I assume you realize that there is toll or a ferry charge that has to be paid to LEAVE PEI, but none to go there. The bridge toll for our 40' MH and car is $60 (CDN). If you want the experience of the ferry, make sure to ride it to PEI so you can pay the cheaper bridge toll leaving.

Your post asks how are you supposed to pay the toll? The simple answer is by using Canadian currency (or credit cards) through the window of your MH. We have paid tolls in lots of jurisdictions; it's not that difficult.
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Coming up route 95 through Bangor, ME I am being routed through St. John. To continue on 95 north to pick up route 2 in New Brunswick is a longer trip, or am I missing something.

Wasn't sure if you could use a credit card on the bridge so that is good information.
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Coming up route 95 through Bangor, ME I am being routed through St. John. To continue on 95 north to pick up route 2 in New Brunswick is a longer trip, or am I missing something.

Wasn't sure if you could use a credit card on the bridge so that is good information.
Are you looking at distance or at time? I'm pretty sure the time will show as being about the same for both routes. I always look at the routes using Google Maps so I can change the routing and look at the difference. A GPS or Google Maps or Mapguest often recommends routes that are only slightly shorter than the alternatives. But if the shortest route involves traffic lights and towns I often opt to find a different one.

I've been on the coastal route and it's fine, but it's not particularly fast. Maybe you should take it at the beginning of your trip and take the faster one on Hwy 2 on your way home.
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Will look at it again. I only drove part of the St. John throughway in 2009 but as I recall it was a four lane highway similar to route 95. I don't recall much congestion other than right in St. John, which is to be expected.
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