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Old 01-05-2018, 09:53 AM   #1
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Do we need EZ pass in Texas?

We are heading to Galveston for a couple of months. Will we need an ez pass? Thanks!
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It's according to where you wish to go while in Galveston. If you plan to go up to Houston, your decision may change your pass/tag plans. Here's a map of toll roads, bridges and tunnels. Also, in Texas there is a TxTag and an EZ Tag, here's a video describing both.
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At one point and maybe still you could get a toll pass for no cost from one of the cities Houston or Austin. If that still holds it can't hurt to get and will keep costs down if you use it - and sometimes it might not be obvious to someone unfamiliar with the area they would up on a tollway.
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:38 PM   #4
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Texas really, really likes their toll roads. If you're spending any time there at all, get a pass - TX Tag works in most places, otherwise you'll have to pay by license plate online. There are other toll passes, so research what is most prevalent in Galveston. I wouldn't do TX without a toll pass.
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We got the Toll Tag and now never use it. Waste of $40. And for the RV and toad we would be paying for 4 axles. Plan your routes to avoid tolls but not city streets especially in rush hours in all cities over 100,000.
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If you were just passing through, I wouldn't.

The pay toll booths are generally big enough and like someone else said, you can easily route around toll roads.
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If you need route advice, ask me. I've been all over Texas
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If you were just passing through, I wouldn't.

The pay toll booths are generally big enough and like someone else said, you can easily route around toll roads.
The OP said they'd be there "a couple of months" That seems more than just passing through. It also depends on where they want to go while staying Galveston. They might never need to go near a toll road/bridge, or they may need one often, only they will be able to decide.
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The OP said they'd be there "a couple of months" That seems more than just passing through. It also depends on where they want to go while staying Galveston. They might never need to go near a toll road/bridge, or they may need one often, only they will be able to decide.
But they are driving TOO gavleston and sitting there a couple of months? There's no need to touch a toll road to get to Galveston ..

OH maybe they mean for their car while staying? Only if they were going to spend a bunch of time in Houston.
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Grew up in Houston and live in Dallas, go through Houston all the time.
Which way you going down. If 45, then you don't need toll tag to get to Galveston. Now for toad, if you are staying in and just traveling around Galveston area then again no toll tag needed. Majority of toll roads are the beltway 8 system with are north Houston, way north of Galveston. Now if your coming down through i35 then crossing over around Austin to get to Houston, will be hard to avoid toll roads, and it will cost allot, and even more if you don't have a toll tag. I'd avoid that route. If you ave to come down i35 then cross over to i45 in Dallas as they come close their then spread apart again.
Have loads of fun, Galveston is great, personally prefer port Arkansas or corpus Christie.
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Port Aransas that is, dang auto correct
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