FAQs

About I-4 Express

I-4 Express offers motorists the option to bypass congestion along 21 miles of Interstate 4 in Orange and Seminole counties. Non stop electronic tolling gives motorists the choice to pay to access I-4 Express when their time is worth more than the cost of the tolls. I-4 Express is the Florida Department of Transportation’s managed lanes approach to reducing congestion on I-4.
The managed lanes, known locally as I-4 Express, are in the middle of I-4 separated from the rest of traffic by a concrete barrier wall. I-4 Express begins at mile marker 75, just west of Kirkman Road in Orange County, and continues for 21 miles to mile marker 95, just east of State Road 436 in Seminole County.
The posted speed limit varies from 55 to 60 miles per hour.
I-4 Express is physically separated from the non tolled general use lanes by concrete barrier walls with limited access points allowing drivers to merge in and out of the managed lanes.
Tolls regulate the number of vehicles traveling on I-4 Express, which manages the congestion in those lanes. Tolls help ensure that motorists get the experience they are paying for.

Using I-4 Express

Vehicles with two axles are allowed in I-4 Express. Vehicles with three or more axles are not allowed unless they are designated emergency vehicles. Examples of vehicles with three or more axles may include trucks, large recreational vehicles (RVs) and vehicles pulling trailers.
Two kinds of ramps provide access to I-4 Express. There are 14 I-4 Express entrance and exit ramps where motorists can safely merge between I-4 general use lanes and the managed lanes. There are 14 I-4 Express direct connect ramps that allow direct access to and from I-4 Express via surface streets such as South Street in downtown Orlando or Central Parkway in Altamonte Springs. View a map of I-4 Express and see which ramps are available for your next trip.
I-4 Express access points are limited to improve traffic flow by reducing the number of vehicles entering and exiting the roadway. I-4 Express serves longer drives, freeing up capacity in the general use lanes for other motorists.
Depending on your destination, you may need to exit I-4 Express before you get to the main interchange. In some instances, you may need to continue past your destination and double back.
If you miss your exit from I-4 Express, do not stop. Continue to the next exit.
If you unintentionally enter I-4 Express, do not stop. Continue to the next exit.
Transit buses, school buses, and vanpools that register through Express Bus Registration may have I-4 Express tolls waived. Buses and van pools must renew their registration annually.

I-4 Express Tolling

Tolls are collected electronically via any of the six Florida-accepted transponders: SunPass, Peach Pass, LeeWay, NC Quick Pass, E-ZPass and E-PASS. Others may be added in the future. There is no cash or TOLL-BY-PLATE option.
SunPass can be purchased at all Florida's Turnpike service plazas, Florida's Turnpike gas stations, SunPass Service Centers, select Florida Welcome Centers, Visitor Centers, Rest Areas, select County Tax Collector’s Offices and thousands of retail locations throughout Florida. View a full list of locations where you can purchase a SunPass.
The pricing for tolls is not fixed; it varies based on demand for access to I-4 Express. Overhead signs guide motorists in and out of access points and clearly show the current toll.
Pricing is adjusted based on traffic volumes on I-4 Express. This helps manage congestion and keep traffic moving.
Motorists pay whatever toll rate is displayed on the overhead sign at their entry point. They will be locked into that price. In other words, their toll will not increase after entering the managed lanes. If the rate goes up once they enter I-4 Express based on increased congestion, we will not charge them the higher rate. If the rate goes down, they will pay the lesser amount.
Overhead signs display destinations and the cost to get to each destination.
There are multiple decision points along the 21 miles of I-4 Express. Motorists in the managed lanes will only pay for the portions of I-4 Express they drive. Before each entrance, you’ll see two pricing signs displaying the current toll prices for up to three destinations. Don’t see your exit? It might fall between the exits listed on the sign or you might see it on another pricing sign later during your trip. On I-4 Express, the first two destinations listed on the pricing sign are the most popular destinations from your entry point. The third destination is the farthest distance you can travel on the lanes from your entry point.
Many rental car companies offer renters an optional toll transponder. The company will charge you for any tolls you incur while driving the vehicle. If you do not have a transponder in your vehicle and choose to use I-4 Express, the rental car company will charge you for all tolls and fees you incur, including a $25 daily violation charge.
A Florida-accepted transponder is required to use I-4 Express. There is no cash or TOLL-BY-PLATE option. In addition to the tolls for the distance driven on I-4 Express, you will be billed a $25 daily violation charge.
Toll amounts are displayed on the overhead signs before entering so drivers have time to decide to use I-4 Express or travel in the non tolled general use lanes. Please visit SunPass.com to view your current activity and toll charges for I-4 Express.

I-4 Express Safety

There are 14 ramps that allow you to move between the general use lanes and I-4 Express. Use them as you would any other ramp between two highways: use your turn signal to announce your intentions; use the ramp to move between lanes; speed up or slow down to match the speed in the lane you’re entering; and when you have enough room, merge safely with traffic.
In an emergency, dial 911. For non emergency roadside assistance, dial *347 (*FHP). You can also dial 833-i4EXPRES (833-449-7737) to speak to a friendly representative.
If you experience vehicle trouble and need to pull over on I-4 Express, move to the right shoulder. Stay in your vehicle. In an emergency, dial 911. For non emergency roadside assistance, dial *347 (*FHP). You can also dial 833-i4EXPRES (833-449-7737) to speak to a friendly representative.
Road Rangers can render several services for free, including changing a flat tire, providing one gallon of gas, making minor mechanical repairs, and towing a disabled vehicle to a safe spot. To call for assistance for you or another motorist, dial *347 (*FHP).
I-4 Express has emergency access gates for first responders and service patrols to enter quickly in the event of a crash or incident on I-4 Express. Do not follow emergency vehicles through the access gates.
I-4 Express, like any other highway, requires occasional maintenance and upkeep. If the lanes are closed for any reason, messages will be posted on i4express.com, the overhead signs, and Florida’s 511 traveler information service.

Misconceptions

Tolls regulate the number of vehicles traveling on I-4 Express, which manages the congestion in those lanes. Tolls help ensure that motorists get the experience they are paying for, but do not guarantee it.
I-4 Express provides drivers with travel choices, improves safety, enhances mobility for all motorists, minimizes delays, offers more predictable travel times, and reduces fuel consumption.
No, I-4 Express benefits all drivers on I-4. Every car in a managed lane is one fewer vehicle in the general use lanes, meaning less congestion for everyone.
Tolls regulate the number of vehicles traveling on I-4 Express, which manages the congestion in those lanes. Tolls help ensure that motorists get the experience they are paying for.
There are various types of managed lanes, including express lanes and high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, both of which are in use in Florida. Florida’s various express lanes systems in use across the state all operate on the same principle of varying tolls to manage demand, but there are certain operational differences among them.
Managed lanes, and specifically express lanes like I-4 Express, are a highway within a highway that use differing toll rates to manage demand for the lanes. Toll roads are stand-alone highways that typically use a fixed toll rate.

Ramp Signals

Ramp signals control the frequency of vehicles entering I-4. They help reduce bottlenecking and create smoother merging patterns, which helps keep I-4 traffic flowing.
Ramp signals are controlled by FDOT traffic managers and may be activated during times of heavy highway congestion when I-4 traffic is experiencing slowdowns.