Pennsylvania Turnpike Tops List As Most Expensive Toll Road in the Whole World!


Pennsylvania Turnpike has taken the unenviable first position as the most expensive toll road in the world, according to a recently released report by insurance website Budget Direct, writes Anthony DiMattia for the Bucks County Courier Times.

The study determined that it costs motorists $112.91 to travel the nearly 360-mile long roadway. Its length is one of the reasons why it landed in first place on the list.

In comparison, second-placed Grossglockner High Alpine Road in Australia costs $45.43, and third-placed Rijeka – Zagreb/Split – Dubrovnik road in Croatia costs $38.42.

In the U.S., the closest road is the New York State Thruway at $28.05.

The PA Turnpike calculator puts a price for a motorist in a two-axel vehicle at $95.30 for traveling from one end of the state to the other. For E-ZPass customers, the rate would be $47.

The study’s results likely do not come as a surprise to Pennsylvania residents as the latest toll hike that came into effect on January 3 increased the price for E-ZPass customers by 6 percent. Meanwhile, Toll by Plate customers saw an overall increase of a whopping 51 percent.

Read more about Pennsylvania Turnpike at the Philadelphia Business Journal by clicking here.