Tolls

Basic information

Toll rates on the Metropolitan Expressway varies by the vehicle classification and payment method. Toll gate lanes are divided based on payment method.

Vehicle classification

Vehicles traveling on the Metropolitan Expressway are divided into the following five types, and the toll is determined based on the type.

Compact size vehicle, motorcycle

  • Compact size vehicle
  • Small special motor vehicle
  • Motorcycle (excluding 125cc or less, including those with sidecars)

Standard size vehicle

  • Small size vehicle (excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with a sidecar)
  • Standard size passenger vehicle
  • Light towing motor vehicle and vehicle connected to towed motor vehicle (1 axle)

Middle size vehicle

  • Standard size truck (total vehicle weight less than 8t and maximum load less than 5t with no more than 3 axles or a tractor with 2 axles for semitrailers not connected to a towed vehicle)
  • Minibus (from 11 to 29 passengers, total vehicle weight less than 8t)
  • Light towing motor vehicle and vehicle connected to towed motor vehicle (2 axles or more)
  • Standard size towing vehicle and vehicle connected to towed motor vehicle (1 axle)

Large size vehicle

  • Standard size truck (total vehicle weight 8 t or greater or maximum load 5 t or greater with no more than 3 axles, 4-axle vehicles with a total vehicle weight and length at or below the limits stipulated in Article 3, Paragraph 1, Item 2 (i) of the Cabinet Order on Vehicle Restrictions, and a tractor with 3 axles for semitrailers not connected to a towed vehicle)
  • Bus (Buses with 30 and over passengers or route buses totally weighing 8t and over and buses totally weighing 8t and over with no more than 29 passengers with a vehicle length less than 9m)
  • Middle size towing vehicle and vehicle connected to towed motor vehicle (2 axles or more)
  • Middle size towing vehicle and vehicle connected to towed motor vehicle (1 axle)
  • Large size towing vehicle (2 axles) and vehicle connected to towed motor vehicle (1 axle)

Extra large size vehicle

  • Standard size truck (4 axles or more, other than those falling under normal trucks classified as large vehicles)
  • Middle size towing vehicle and vehicle connected to towed motor vehicle (2 axles or more)
  • Large size towing vehicle and vehicle connected to towed vehicle, with a total of 4 axles or more
  • Connecting vehicle towed by an Extra large size vehicle
  • Large size special motor vehicle
  • Bus (at least 30 passengers, or a total vehicle weight of at least 8t (fixed-route buses excluded))

Toll gates(payment method)

Customers have to use different lanes at toll gates on the Metropolitan Expressway based on their payment method. Check your route in advance and use the correct lane because driving in wrong lanes may cause accidents or traffic jams.

  • ETC lane

    ETC lane

    This is a wireless ETC exclusive lane. The passage toll is automatically paid when a vehicle passes through the gate.

  • ETC/cash shared lane

    ETC/cash shared lane

    This is a shared lane. Payments may be made either through wireless ETC or cash.

  • Cash lane

    Cash lane

    Lane for paying with cash only.
    Credit cards cannot be used for paying road tolls.

If using ETC

ETC stands for the Electronic Toll Collection System, which a system for paying tolls without stopping at a toll gate. Please see the "ETC guide" for details.

The basic toll rate for ETC equipped vehicles is calculated in 10 JPY increments according to toll distance per 0.1km. Furthermore, upper toll limits and lower toll limits have been set (as a drastic easing measure). The upper toll limit for standard size vehicles is 1,300 JPY, and the lower toll limit is 300 JPY.

Basic toll rates

The basic toll by vehicle type is specified in the table.
*The toll amount is valid from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2021.

Vehicle classification Toll amount (upper to lower amount)
Compact size vehicle, motocycle¥270 ~ 1,070
Standard size vehicle¥300 ~ 1,300
Middle size vehicle¥310 ~ 1,380
Large size vehicle¥390 ~ 2,040
Extra large size vehicle¥460 ~ 2,600

Toll distances

The toll distance is the distance between entry and exit points specified by us to determine the basic toll.

  • The toll distance differs from the actual driving distance.
  • The toll distance between individual entry and exit points can be verified in Route And Toll Guide.
  • The exit in the direction of travel may not be available even if the combination of entry and exit are geographically close, on grounds of road structure or restrictions based on the Road Traffic Act. Therefore, the distance between the entry point and nearby exit point may differ from the toll distance.

Route selection

If there are multiple routes connecting the interval from start location (point where use of Metropolitan Expressway starts) to the destination (point where use of Metropolitan Expressway ends), the toll distance will be the distance of the shortest route using only the Metropolitan Expressway, regardless of the customer's actual travel route. Moreover, if a different route is taken on the way back, the distance of the shortest route out of the outward route and return route will be the toll distance.

Special case in which the Tokiwabashi or Yaesu entry/exit point are the start location or destination

When the Tokiwabashi entry/exit point or Yaesu entry/exit point is the start location or destination, if the shortest route passes through the Metropolitan Expressway, continuing along the Tokyo Expressway, then connecting to the Metropolitan Expressway is the shortest, the distance on the Tokyo Expressway is not included in the toll distance.

See "ETC Guide" for how to use ETC and details on use.

If using cash

Basic toll

Customers using cash will be able to use all routes on the Metropolitan Expressway if they pay the basic toll given in the table at the first toll gate passed after getting on the Metropolitan Expressway (henceforth "initial toll gate").

  • *Some sections apply rates other than that of the basic toll rates. See "Sections where basic tolls do not apply".
  • *If after passing through the initial toll gate you pass through another toll gate without getting off the Metropolitan Expressway, show your receipt to use it at the basic toll. See "consecutive use" for details.
  • *Customers who wish to use cash and are driving an ETC equipped car should use the cash lane or ETC/cash shared lane with the ETC card removed (if the ETC card is inserted, the ETC toll may be charged at a later date).
Vehicle classification Toll amount
Compact size vehicle, motocycle¥1,070
Standard size vehicle¥1,300
Middle size vehicle¥1,380
Large size vehicle¥2,040
Extra large size vehicle¥2,600

Zones that do not fall under basic toll

A toll other than the basic toll applies to some zones. The following table indicates toll gates where a toll other than the basic toll applies.

Toll gate name Section (example) Standard size vehicle
Honcho (outbound) Honcho -> Iriya ¥300
Eifuku (outbound) Eifuku -> Takaido (Chuo Expressway connection)
Sugita (to the west) Sugita -> Namiki (Yokohama Yokosuka Road connection)
Shintoshin (outbound) Shintoshin -> Saitama Minuma
Shintoshin Nishi (outbound) Shintoshin Nishi -> Saitama Minuma
Shin-Yokohama (outbound) Shin-Yokohama -> Yokohama Kohoku JCT (Daisan Keihin connection)
Yashio Minami (outbound) Yashio Minami -> Joban Expressway/Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway connection ¥310
Bandobashi Bandobashi -> Yokohama Yokosuka Road connection
Shingo (outbound) Shingo -> Tohoku Expressway/Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway connection ¥320
Adachi iriya Adachi Iriya -> Tohoku Expressway/Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway connection ¥360
Ikejiri Ikejiri -> Yoga (Tomei Expressway connection) ¥370
Urayasu (to the east) Urayasu -> Higashi Kanto Expressway connection/Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway connection
Hatsudai Hatsudai -> Takaido (Chuo Expressway connection) ¥380
Kishiya Namamugi (outbound) Kishiya Namamugi -> Yokohama Kohoku JCT (Daisan Keihin connection) ¥400
Kinshicho (outbound) Kinshicho -> Keiyo Expressway connection ¥410
Kinshicho (inbound) exit Keiyo Expressway connection -> Kinshicho
Urawakita Urawa Kita -> Saitama Minuma ¥420
Kasai (to the east) Kasai -> Higashi Kanto Expressway connection/Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway connection ¥470
Shikahamabashi (outbound) Shikahamabachi -> Tohoku Expressway/Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway connection ¥490
Gaien (outbound) Gaien -> Takaido (Chuo Expressway connection) ¥500
Sankeien Sankeien -> Namiki (Yokohama Yokosuka Road connection) ¥510
Ogi-ohashi (inbound) Ogi-ohashi -> Tohoku Expressway/Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway connection ¥600
Urawa Minami Honsen Toda/Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway -> Saitama Minuma
Urawa Minami Exit Toda/Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway -> Urawa Minami Exit
Itabashi Honcho (outbound) Itabashi Honcho -> Saitama Minuma ¥960

Other uses

Consecutive use

Consecutive use is when after passing through the first toll gate after getting on the Metropolitan Expressway (henceforth "initial toll gate"), the customer passes through another toll gate without getting off the Metropolitan Expressway. After passing through the initial toll gate on the Metropolitan Expressway, the customer may sometimes pass through a toll gate on the Expressway or exit toll gate (henceforth "consecutive use toll gate") again. In this case, the customer can pass through without paying the toll again by presenting the receipt received at the initial toll gate. Consecutive use toll gates are indicated in the table. Consecutive use is not applyed once the customer has gotten off the Metropolitan Expressway or if the customer cannot present the receipt.

Consecutive use toll gates Eligible vehicles
Route 5 Ikebukuro LineRoute 5 Ikebukuro Line Shimura Tollgate Vehicles coming from the Saitama direction
Saitama Omiya RouteSaitama Omiya Route Urawa Minami Tollgate Vehicles coming from the Tokyo direction
Saitama Omiya RouteSaitama Omiya Route Urawa Minami (outbound) exit
Kanagawa Route 1 Yokohane LineKanagawa Route 1 Yokohane Line Daishi Tollgate Vehicles coming from the Tokyo direction
Kanagawa Route 1 Yokohane LineKanagawa Route 1 Yokohane Line Daishi (outbound) exit

Steps for consecutive use

1. Receive receipt at the initial toll gate.

Take the receipt at the initial toll gate, and make sure not to lose it. During the consecutive use, customers need to present their receipt to the toll gate personnel at consecutive use toll gates.

2. Present receipt at consecutive use toll gates.

Customers should present their receipt to toll gate personnel at consecutive use toll gates. Presenting it allows them to pass through without paying another toll. If a customer cannot present their receipt, or have gotten off the Metropolitan Expressway, consecutive use is not possible. The customer needs to pay another passage toll.

Example: Consecutive use from Saitama -> Tokyo -> Kanagawa

Presenting the receipt at a consecutive use toll gate allows customers to pass through without paying another toll.

Example: Consecutive use from Saitama -> Tokyo -> Kanagawa

Example: If consecutive use is not possible

If you pass through a consecutive use toll gate after having gotten off the Metropolitan Expressway, it will be considered as an initial journey, and the receipt of the earlier consecutive use section will not be valid. (the customer will have to pay the toll again).

Example: When continuous use is not possible

Precautions during consecutive use

  • You can pass through consecutive use toll gates until the consecutive use expiration date noted on the receipt. If the consecutive use expiration date has passed or the receipt cannot be presented without a legitimate reason, the customer shall pay a toll at consecutive use toll gates.
  • Only the vehicle to which the receipt has been handed can use it for consecutive use. Consecutive use does not apply to Metropolitan Expressway toll gates other than consecutive use toll gates, or to toll gates on expressways managed by NEXCO such as the Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway and the Chuo Expressway. Moreover, a customer that uses the Metropolitan Expressway again via the Tokyo-Gaikan Expressway is not eligible for consecutive use.
  • Customers using the Metropolitan Expressway by directly handing over their ETC card should drive to their exit without inserting the returned ETC card into the in-vehicle ETC equipment. Present your receipt at consecutive use toll gates during the consecutive use.
  • If you wrongfully avoid paying a toll, you will pay the avoided toll as well as a sum equivalent to twice the avoided amount as extra charges.

Toll collection machine

Customers need to operate the machine themselves when making payment through the toll collection machine. Toll collection machines are installed at some of the toll gates on the Metropolitan Expressway.

  • For customers who wish to pay by cash or by handing over their ETC card, please use the toll collection machine.
  • To use the machine, the customer should stop in front of the toll collection machine and follow the screen display and audio instructions to pay the passage toll.
  • If you are unclear on how to use one, please notify the toll gate personnel with the staff assistance button.
Fare adjustment machine installation example
Fare adjustment machine installation example

Toll collection machine installed example

Route name Toll gate name
Inner Circular RouteInner Circular Route Daikancho (inbound)
Ginza (inbound)
Route 1 Haneda LineRoute 1 Haneda Line Heiwajima (outbound)
Suzugamori (inbound)
Route 4 Shinjuku LineRoute 4 Shinjuku Line Eifuku (inbound)
Hatsudai (outbound)
Gaien (inbound)
Gaien (outbound)
Route 5 Ikebukuro LineRoute 5 Ikebukuro Line Kita-Ikebukuro (inbound)
Iidabashi (outbound)
Nishi-Kanda (inbound)
Hitotsubashi (outbound)
No. 9 Fukagawa Line high wayRoute 9 Fukagawa Line Shiohama
No. 10 Harumi Line high wayRoute 10 Harumi Line Toyosu
Central loop Line high wayCentral Circular Route Takamatsu (outbound)
Nishi-Ikebukuro (inbound)
Nakano-choja-bashi (outbound)
No. 1 Kanagawa  Yokohane Line high wayKanagawa Route 1 Yokohane Line Daishi (inbound)
Koyasu (outbound)
Higashi-Kanagawa (inbound)
Higashi-Kanagawa (outbound)
Minato Mirai (outbound)
Wangan Line high wayBay Shore Route Sugita (to the east)

Operation of toll gate lanes

Lanes with a toll collection machine installed are operated as a "cash lanes" or "ETC/cash shared lanes".

  • *If you have a left hand drive vehicle, notify the toll gate personnel with the assistance button for left hand drive vehicles on the left side of the lane with a toll collection machine installed.
  • *After payment, confirm that the gate has opened, and then pass through.
Operation of toll gate lanes

How to use the toll collection machine

How to use the toll collection machine

*You cannot pay using both cash and an ETC card.

*You cannot pay with a credit card.

Considerations for use

  • After passing through the initial toll gate, if you pass through a consecutive use toll gate specified in the table without getting off the Metropolitan Expressway, you will need to present the receipt at eligible toll gates, so always press the issue receipt button and take the receipt.
Consecutive use toll gates
Route name Toll gate name
Route 5 Ikebukuro LineRoute 5 Ikebukuro Line Shimura Tollgate
Saitama Omiya RouteSaitama Omiya Route Urawa Minami Tollgate, Urawa Minami Exit
Kanagawa Route 1 Yokohane LineKanagawa Route 1 Yokohane Line Daishi Tollgate, Daishi (outbound) exit
  • If you are using a disability discount, or are unclear on how to use one, please notify the toll gate personnel by pressing the staff assistance button.

What happens in this case?

If you get off the Metropolitan Expressway due to a road closure, and are using it again

If while traveling from start location A to destination D you get off the Metropolitan Expressway at a point B we specified due to a road closure caused by an accident etc., you travel along a local road and merge back onto the Metropolitan Expressway from point C bypassing the Metropolitan Expressway towards destination D, this will be counted as one passage, and no toll will be collected when merging back on from point C. Please notify the toll gate personnel in the "cash lane" or "ETC/cash shared lane" at the bypass destination C toll gate.

By using a road closure, once you go out of the capital city and use again

If you use the Metropolitan Expressway by connecting to the Tokyo Expressway

When using the Tokyo Expressway, take a connection ticket at the "cash lane" or "ETC/cash shared lane" of the junction, and when passing through a Metropolitan Expressway toll gate at the connection destination, hand over the connection ticket to the toll gate personnel in the "cash lane" or "ETC/cash shared lane".