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Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

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Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

Hi, picking up rental car from Avis in south beach then traveling to Naples then onto Clearwater before returning to Tampa airport. Will I have to use any roads that are cashless tolls as I don’t want/need a pass that Avis will try to sell me at the counter, replies greatly appreciated.

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1. Re: Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

Yes and no. If you go by the fastest routes, you will run across cashless tolls. If you're willing to take a slightly longer or slower route then you can avoid the tolls.

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2. Re: Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

If you want a relatively fast option without cashless tolls, take the MacArthur Causeway from south beach to I-95 north (avoid express lanes on I-95), to I-595 west near the Fort Lauderdale airport (again, avoid express lanes on I-595) to I-75 N towards Naples. I-75 does have a $3 toll, but you can pay cash.

A slower, somewhat more scenic option is the Tamiami Trail (US 41).

Edit: avoid the above options during evening rush hours.

Edited: 13 May 2018, 01:45
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3. Re: Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

Avis Sunpass program is automatic, you can’t opt out of it.

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4. Re: Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

Actually i rent Avis and it isnt.

there is an on/off switch inthe cars i've rented, and my last one didnt have one at all.

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5. Re: Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

Obviously there are exceptions to every rule, I was going off of what they say here:

https://www.sunpass.com/rentalcar

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6. Re: Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

I know, i've read that. just giving my personal experience as I rent them frequently as I usually fly BA or One world alliance (ie AA).

That is just how it has been. Once there was a sunpass but was in the glove box not attached. It had velcro to attach and just wasnt.

I have my own sunpass now and have never been double billed so far.

Edited: 13 May 2018, 06:33
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7. Re: Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

Hi, thanks for replies. Looks as though I can refuse the upsell of a pass at rental counter

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8. Re: Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

732gjsr - No upsell at the counter - as objets says technically you are automatically opted in to the toll program, but as amanx says you have still have a choice to switch the transponder off or on when you get in the car (assuming it is attached to the windscreen!).

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9. Re: Cash less tolls from south beach Miami to Naples

Had a rental from Avis back in 2016 from Orlando and it was never even mentioned, last year when picking up in Houston I was asked if I wanted the equivalent and they tried the hard upsell but I refused and had no issues going from Houston to San Antonio to Dallas in using toll roads

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