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Sanibel Causeway Toll Changes

8 Sep 2021
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The Sanibel Causeway toll booths continue to be unmanned. What does this mean to you as a visitor to Sanibel & Captiva Islands? Tolls can be paid using a compatible prepaid transponder or through the pay-by-plate system. When you pass through the Sanibel Causeway toll plaza, there is no need to stop to pay your toll. If the system detects a compatible transponder, your prepaid account will be billed. If the system does not detect a transponder on your vehicle, a bill will be mailed to you using the pay-by-plate technology.

It is important to note that starting on 10/1/21 there will be a $3.00 surcharge on top of the $6.00 toll for pay-by-plate. If you are in a rental car we encourage you to check to see what their billing process is and if they offer a transponder rental program. This will help save you money, depending on the # of trips you plan to make onto the island during your stay. 

For all the details on the toll process visit the links below. 

Lee County Tolls

Lee County Tolls FAQ's


Many of our guests find they go over the Sanibel Causeway twice.....once when they get here and again when it's time to leave. This is due to the fact that Sanibel and Captiva Islands has all the services and amenities you will need while visiting our area. We have 2 full service grocery stores, liquor stores, many shops, tons of restaurants and just about every other service you might need!