Choosing the Lanes

Find out why the Express Lanes are for you.

When it comes to travel in Northern Virginia, we know you have many transportation options and decisions to make. We want to make your decision to choose the Express Lanes easy.

Here are a few of the many reasons you should take the Express Lanes:

Predictable Trip

A More Predictable Trip

Enjoy a smoother, more predictable trip on free-flowing lanes

Worry Less

Worry Less

Worry less about aggressive driving thanks to fewer cars and no trucks

New Interchanges

New Interchanges

Bypass traffic with convenient new interchanges on the Beltway and I-95

Toll-Free Travel

Toll-free Travel

Travel toll-free with HOV-3+ and an E-ZPass® FlexSM set to HOV mode; motorcycles ride free and don't need an E-ZPass

Express Assist

Express Assist

Dedicated "Express Assist" safety service patrol – it's like having your very own AAA service dedicated to helping you out out while on the Express Lanes

No Toll Booths

No Toll Booths

No toll booth backups – the Express Lanes have no toll booths and only accept E-ZPass to help keep you moving

Missed a Toll

Missed a Toll

If you accidentally get on the Express Lanes without an E-ZPass, you can pay your toll – and a small admin fee – online

Regional Network

Regional Network

Together the 495 and 95 Express Lanes create a regional HOV/bus network for more than 40 miles in Northern Virginia

Ready to try the Express Lanes?

Here's what you need to do:

  • Make sure you have your E-ZPass or E-ZPass Flex to use the lanes:
    Get yours today
  • Plan your trip and learn where you can get on and get off of the Express Lanes
  • Learn more about the pricing and on-road signs
  • Find out why the Express Lanes are your best option for travel on I-495 and I-95

Find out for yourself what sets the Express Lanes apart from other roads. Try us out.

We hope to see you soon on the Express Lanes.