How Much Does It Cost to Buy a FASTag?

byMehak BaglaLast Updated: June 12, 2024
FASTag Joining Fees and Charges

If you want a FASTag for your vehicle, you need to know that the cost of FASTag can vary depending on where you buy it from. You may be charged INR 250 when you buy it at a toll plaza, or you may get it for INR 200 or less online. 

It varies depending on the mode of buying. Nevertheless, let’s look at a detailed guide to help you understand how much a FASTag costs for different types of vehicles.

How Much Does FASTag Cost?

The information below gives a basic idea of FASTag charges users need to pay. For exact details, it’s best to check with your FASTag provider: 

  • Tag Joining Fee: When you first sign up for FASTag, there’s a one-time fee to activate it for your vehicle.
  • Security Deposit: You’ll need to submit a small refundable deposit. This deposit can be used to cover toll charges if your FASTag account doesn’t have enough money.
  • Threshold Amount: When you activate your FASTag, you need to add a minimum amount of money to your account. This money is available right away to pay for tolls. The amount depends on the type of vehicle you have.

How Much Does NETC FASTag by NPCI Cost?

NETC (National Electronic Toll Collection) is a program developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to make electronic toll payments easier in India. It allows people to use their NETC FASTag to pay tolls at any toll plaza. NPCI manages and operates NETC, ensuring smooth functioning and collaboration among toll plazas and banks. 

Note: The cost of FASTag can change anytime, therefore, it’s important to regularly visit the official website of your FASTag issuing agency to stay updated.

What Are Paytm FASTag Charges?

You can get an HDFC FASTag through Paytm without paying extra fees. When you buy it, you’re just covering the FASTag cost levied by HDFC, which means Paytm doesn’t add any extra FASTag charges or hidden fees. In short, Paytm is just a platform that gives you the ease of buying HDFC FASTag. 

How to Buy FASTag Online?

Step 1: Visit the official website of your preferred FASTag issuer.

Step 2: Look for the option to apply for a new FASTag.

Step 3: Fill out the online application form with your personal and vehicle details.

Step 4: Upload the required documents, such as your vehicle registration certificate, KYC documents, and a passport-sized photograph.

Step 5: Proceed to make the payment for the FASTag.

Step 6: Once the payment is confirmed, your FASTag will be dispatched to your registered address.

How to Buy FASTag Offline?

Step 1: Visit any authorized FASTag issuing agency or Point of Sale (POS) location.

Step 2: Request a FASTag application form from the counter.

Step 3: Fill out the application form with your personal and vehicle details.

Step 4: Submit the completed application form along with the documents.

Step 6: Pay the applicable FASTag registration fees.

Step 7: Once the payment is made and the documents are verified, you will receive your FASTag at your registered address.

Documents Required to Buy FASTag

Disclaimer: This blog is here to make complex processes easier to understand. However, please be aware that information might become outdated or change over time, or updates may occur. As a result, there might be some differences in the information provided. We do our best to keep everything up-to-date, but we recommend verifying information on official websites for accuracy.


Is there a fee for FASTag?

Yes, there is a one-time tag joining fee which is applicable for registration and activation of the FASTag for your vehicle.

Can I get FASTag immediately?

Yes, at NHAI toll plazas, temporary booths from various issuer banks are usually available, allowing you to get FASTag immediately.

Which bank offers a cheaper FASTag?

The pricing for FASTag may vary among different banks. It is recommended to compare the charges and benefits offered by different banks to find the most cost-effective option.

Does FASTag have an expiration date?

Yes, FASTag has a validity of 5 years. Once purchased, you only need to recharge or top up the tag as per your usage.

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