With the toll booths getting busier, the TAG IAVE is a great way to get through the toll booth faster. If you're familiar with FasTrak in California, it's a similar system. Tagholders enjoy short or no toll lines, dedicated lanes, automated payment and discounted toll rates.
Once enrolled, the IAVE office will provide a sticker, called a TAG, to attach to your windshield. As you approach the IAVE lane, it will automatically allow you to pass.
IAVE stands for Identificación Automática de Vehículos or Automatic Vehicle Identification that allows you to pay tolls electronically.
As you approach the toll booth, there are signs directing you to the dedicated IAVE lane. Between Tijuana and Ensenada, these lanes are to the right. The lanes are brightly painted and light up at night like a landing strip to be easily identified. There are other lanes that accept the IAVE as well, but they are not dedicated lanes.
There are currently three ways to pay for the IAVE. They are:
You may credit your IAVE card online or in person at one of the IAVE offices.
You may get one online at the IAVE website or you can physically.
There are two IAVE information offices along the Tijuana-Ensenada toll road:
In order to obtain an IAVE pass, bring the following with you:
Yes. The IAVE TAG may be used at the majority of toll booths around the country. Visit CAPUFE's website to view a list of toll booths. Under "¿Dónde uso mi TAG?" click on "Ver Redes Carreteras IAVE."
IAVE's adherable TAG