Mackinac Bridge Fares
2012 Fares - $4.00 For Cars!


Mackinac Bridge fares are paid in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. At the toll booths only cash is accepted.

The toll is $2.00 per axle for passenger vehicles. What is a passenger vehicle? Well, the answer to that for 2012 is an automobile, van, motorcycle, station wagon, SUV, pick-up truck, and school bus. (A van is a two-axle four tire vehicle not primarily intended for carrying cargo or commercial goods.) All other vehicles pay $5.00 per axle for motor homes and commercial vehicles.

For hikers, bicyclists and snowmobilers wanting to cross the bridge the Mackinac Bridge Authority will provide transport services since they are not allowed to cross the bridge alone.

The fee for bicyclists, pedestrians or hikers is $5.00; a snowmobile and driver is $15.00 and extra passengers on a snowmobile or bike is $3.50. It is best to call beforehand to make arrangements for pick-up. The number is 906-643-7600.

The transport services are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week and are free. You will be required to sign a liability waiver form before using the transport service.

This service is also provided for any driver that has a fear of driving over the bridge. If you are on the St. Ignace side of the bridge just ask a fare collector for the service. If you are on the Mackinaw City side of the bridge there is a phone on the shoulder of I-75 just north of the Jamet Street exit near Audies Restaurant.

For more details about Mackinac Bridge fares schedule click here.

For more information on the Mackinac Bridge transport services click here.

The bridge is located in two northern Michigan towns for it spans the Straits of Mackinac which is where Lake Huron and Lake Michigan meet. In the Lower Peninsula is

Mackinaw City, which is a small village and one of the most popular tourist spots in all of Michigan; and, in the Upper Peninsula is St. Ignace, which is one of the oldest cities in Michigan. The construction of the Mackinac Bridge connected these two unique cities!


Maintenance Causes the Four-Lane Bridge

To Become Two-Lanes

Mackinac Bridge fares pay for the maintenance of the bridge which is an on-going job year round. It takes 8 years to paint the bridge with the need to begin all over again due to the tough environmental conditions in the Straits of Mackinac.

This year traffic crossing the bridge rose for the first time since 1998. Between January and October 2009, 3,400,691 vehicles have crossed the bridge. The Mackinac Bridge authority is thrilled about these additional funds due to the increasing maintenance costs for the bridge.


Who Will See the Bridge First ?


Insider Tip: If you are traveling north on I-75 after passing Indian River Exit play the game, Who Will See the Two Towers First? We always play it with the person winning getting a yummy box of fudge of their choice if we are on our way to Mackinac Island! Don't forget that Mackinac Bridge Fares are only paid by cash! Credit cards are not accepted.



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