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Old 05-20-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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I driving to Miami Beach from Philly and I haven't taken this trip in years by car. Does anyone know how much tolls are? Can I avoid the turnpike in Fl.?
Leaving beginning of JUne so quick response is apprecitated.
moe
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Old 05-20-2008, 03:08 PM
 
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My best guess is that you would only pay tolls in PA, DE, MD and FL. Perhaps you could check out the highway authority of each of these states for more specifics. I-95 is probably the most direct route but you may be able to avoid Balt-Wash traffic by going down through DE and MD, cross that looooong bridge over to VA and picking up 95 somewhere west of the Hampton Roads area.
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Old 05-21-2008, 06:01 AM
 
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It'll cost about $7-9 (can't remember the exact amounts) to get south of Baltimore. After that, there are no tolls until Florida. You can probably look up the highway authority down there to see what tolls you might be looking at.

The DE/MD backroads are fun and pretty, but if you're driving through at night, I don't know if I'd do it, since there's nothing there (all your preference, but for me it's creepy at night). Another way is to take the Harbor Tunnel in Baltimore, and hop on 295/Balt-Wash Pkwy from there. It parallels 95 and runs into 495, so you'll have a little less time on the Beltway (always a good thing).
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:46 AM
 
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You can avoid the FL Turnpike by taking I-95, which takes the same amount of time. It is great until you get to West Palm Beach, then it gets urban and somewhat annoying, but at that point, you're basically there. If you drive on 95 from Philly, you can get out at the Newark DE exit for SR 273 towards Newark. Continue on 273 until you reach sr 4. Go West on 4, which will be SR 4 / SR 2. Turn left on Elkton RD, which is 2, but becomes 279 in MD, and that will take you to 95. This way, you save $4 in tolls and it will not take you much longer time wise, especially since the construction on 95 slows traffic down. Enjoy Miami.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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You can avoid the FL Turnpike by taking I-95, which takes the same amount of time. It is great until you get to West Palm Beach, then it gets urban and somewhat annoying, but at that point, you're basically there. If you drive on 95 from Philly, you can get out at the Newark DE exit for SR 273 towards Newark. Continue on 273 until you reach sr 4. Go West on 4, which will be SR 4 / SR 2. Turn left on Elkton RD, which is 2, but becomes 279 in MD, and that will take you to 95. This way, you save $4 in tolls and it will not take you much longer time wise, especially since the construction on 95 slows traffic down. Enjoy Miami.
Thanks for the info I always took the turnpike and I think it cost alot. Tell me when I get into fl is there a sign I95 or Turnpike?
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:32 PM
 
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Actually, you will be on 95 coming into Florida. I think if you get directions, it advises to get on the Turnpike around St-Lucie. Simply stay on 95, which parallels the turnpike.
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