DC to Albany Are I95 tolls worth it?

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  1. TruxNSuch

    TruxNSuch Bobtail Member

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    Hi all! I'm wondering if the tolls (not sure how much it adds up to) are worth it going up 95 from DC to Albany vs going around DC through Harrisburg and Scranton etc. Any insight is appreciated.
     
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  3. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    You’ll burn the equivalent on fuel pulling the hills depending on time of day it might be a nicer ride
     
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  4. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Road Train Member

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    Run up Pa 83 north to 81 north to 78 east to 287 north to 87 north. That's the way I would run to avoid tolls on 95.
     
  5. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Many states tolls are worth it, but pa.... almost always the answer is no, you can pull double the miles on worse terrain (lower mpg) and still be money ahead because their tolls are so high
     
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  6. Dave1837

    Dave1837 Road Train Member

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    That's the route I've always ran too, but God forbid you hit 78 at the wrong time lol that traffic can be a killer
     
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Where does that typically happen?

    Around Allentown somewhere?
     
  8. Jamie01

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    87 from 287 to Albany is the tolled New York State Thruway. If you're determined to avoid tolls, you might want to stay on 81 to Binghamton, then take 88 over to Albany.
     
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  9. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    Gotta run 20 between 88 and albany then to skip that NYT toll lol


    I wouldn’t run 88 in anything on wheels. Top 5 ####tiest roads I ever travelled.
     
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  10. tarmadilo

    tarmadilo Road Train Member

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    It’s been years since I drove in that area, but 15 years ago as a coach bus driver I used to save a fair bit of toll money AND traffic congestion going US 50/301 over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and up through Delaware to pick up I-95 north of the Maryland state line.
     
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  11. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Pretty sure It’s $47 to run 87n to 90e…
     
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