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Highway 407 East, 412 and 418 Toll Rates

 

UPDATED 1-28-19


Are you excited about the new toll highways in Durham Region? Did you think that a public-owned extension of the 407 would be substantially less expensive than the insanely high rates on the privately-owned 407?  Think again!


 

Toll Rates

The rates for travelling the new 407 East, 412 and 418 have been released by the Ontario Ministry of Transport.  


During peak (rush hour) periods, it will cost you 29 cents per kilometre to travel the new tollways, compared to 44.29-57.63 cents on the existing 407 - they have both peak hours and peak periods with highest rates 7-9am and 4-6pm.


During off-peak (night), the rate will be 19 cents, compared to 24.32 cents on the existing 407.  Not much of a savings!


Don't forget to add the camera charge at $4.20 per trip for those without a transponder, as well as a video account fee of $3.90.


Also, there is a $1 light vehicle trip toll charge, applied to every trip on the 407 system and a transponder lease fee of $3.95 per month (24.10/yr).


If you were to commute from Harmony Road to Brock Road in Pickering five days per week, or 20 days per month (20.3 km each way), that would cost you $235.48 per month, just for using the new tollway.  


Of course, not many people in north Oshawa would be commuting to Pickering, so add another 23.25 km to get to highway 404, or $24.41 per return trip (488.30 per month), making the commute from Harmony Road to highway 404 a grand total of $855.50 each month in toll charges (not including trip charges, transponder rental, camera fees or taxes)!


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Rates for Passenger Vehicles on the new Tollways


Toll Rates for Passenger Vehicles on 407, 412, 418
Travel DayToll Rate ($/Km)Time Period
Weekdays 
Peak Period
0.29 6:00 am – 9:59 am 
3:00 pm – 6:59 pm
Weekdays 
Midday Period
0.23 10:00 am – 2:59 pm
Weekdays 
Off Period
0.19 7:00 pm – 5:59 am
Weekends & Holidays 
Midday Period
0.22 11:00 am – 6:59 pm
Weekends & Holidays 
Off Period
0.19 7:00 pm – 10:59 am



Those with transponders for the existing 407 will be able to use them on the new tollways, and charges for using these roads without a transponder will be the same as on the 407 - $4.10 per trip.


Here's a link to the full light vehicle rate chart for the 407 - link.



Toll charges are now in effect (started February 1, 2017), according to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation news release.


The town of Whitby petitioned the Ontario government to remove tolls from highway 412. The response? Transportation Minister Steven Del Duca indicated that the province has no plans to lift tolls on either the 412 or 418.


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Comments:
Bhumika on Jan 16, 2017 2:02 PM posted:
Price for Mid day and Peak time conflicts. 3.00 to 6.59 pm and 11 to 6.59 pm... ? Peak Period 0.29 6:00 am – 9:59 am 3:00 pm – 6:59 pm Weekends & Holidays Midday Period 0.22 11:00 am – 6:59 pm
John Owen on Jan 16, 2017 2:48 PM posted:
Hi Bhumika, the chart is from the MTO, but it doesn't conflict. On weekdays, peak charges start at 6 am and run until 9:59 am. Midday charges are from 10 am until 2:59 pm, then peak charges are in effect until 6:59 pm. On the weekends and holidays, there is no peak period. The midday period is different - it runs from 11 am until 6:59 pm and off period charges are from 7 pm to 10:59 am.
Jan Munn on May 4, 2017 1:31 PM posted:
Costs are way too high---middle income families can't afford this!
Mike Dishaw on Aug 31, 2017 4:13 PM posted:
I can take Highway 90 in the U.S. for 4 hours and pay $5 but an arm and a leg to use 407 here. Ridiculous!!
Bisso on Sep 6, 2017 5:37 PM posted:
Come on people, if you dont already know, the government of Ontario is so currupt its not funny, its all about the bottom line HOW MUCH ARE WE GOING TO MAKE they dont care one ioda about us the taxpayers. If everyone boycotted the use for a week or so, the rates would go down. Next time an election comes around vote for the normal real people.
Michael on Dec 15, 2017 9:31 PM posted:
They should sell this to a Chinese owner/company. They'll sell you a $50/month pass for unlimited usage and maybe 5 cents per mile at all times. Those fucking idiots have no idea how to run anything. What kind of private owner is gonna spend billions in order to keep a highway empty. Just like the Pearson train. Charge an arm and leg and keep it empty. How stupid those government people can be.
Brian Roberts on Aug 26, 2018 9:46 PM posted:
I drove my daughter to a trial horse riding lesson and back on a Saturday morning. I used the 407, not realizing how the tolls worked. I received a bill in the mail for $15 for 16 km worth of driving. seriously. what? It's going to cost me $15 a week to drive my daughter to a lesson? that is ridiculous. A transponder could save me some money in the long run, if this becomes a regular thing, but still. that is crazy high charges for not much driving....
Peter Lucas on Feb 7, 2019 8:35 AM posted:
To sum up 407 charges, private and worse yet, government owned. One stroke balls deep dry

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