ExpressRoute pricing

ExpressRoute is a service that enables you to create private connections between Azure datacenters and infrastructure that’s on your premises or in a colocation environment. ExpressRoute connections don't go over the public internet, and offer more reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and higher security than typical connections over the internet.

Metered Data plan

All inbound data transfer is free of charge, and all outbound data transfer is charged based on a pre-determined rate (listed below). Users are also charged a fixed monthly port fee (based on High Availability dual ports).

Circuit bandwidth Standard Price per month Premium price per month Inbound data transfer included Outbound data transfer included
50 Mbps $- $- Unlimited None
100 Mbps $- $- Unlimited None
200 Mbps $- $- Unlimited None
500 Mbps $- $- Unlimited None
1 Gbps $- $- Unlimited None
2 Gbps $- $- Unlimited None
5 Gbps $- $- Unlimited None
10 Gbps $- $- Unlimited None

Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours (24 hours x 31 days) of usage per month

Outbound Data Transfer pricing

Zone Price / GB
Zone 1 $-
Zone 2 $-
Zone 3 $-

Once connected to an ExpressRoute location, users can connect to other regions in the same geo without the need for the premium circuit, and at no additional cost over existing plan charges. For example, in North America, customers can send or retrieve data to or from any Azure region in North America without the need to pay an additional fee on top of their existing plan charges. Similarly, once connected to an ExpressRoute location in Europe, customers can send or retrieve data to or from any Azure region in Europe without the need to pay an additional fee on top of their existing plan charges.

Note: Customers may incur additional charges by their service providers to enable connectivity to ExpressRoute.

Unlimited Data plan

All inbound and outbound data transfer is free of charge. Users are charged a single fixed monthly port fee (based on High Availability dual ports). Note: Global Reach Pricing is excluded from the Unlimited Data plan pricing.

Circuit bandwidth Standard circuit price per month Premium circuit price per month Inbound data transfer included Outbound data transfer included
50 Mbps $- $- Unlimited Unlimited
100 Mbps $- $- Unlimited Unlimited
200 Mbps $- $- Unlimited Unlimited
500 Mbps $- $- Unlimited Unlimited
1 Gbps $- $- Unlimited Unlimited
2 Gbps $- $- Unlimited Unlimited
5 Gbps $- $- Unlimited Unlimited
10 Gbps $- $- Unlimited Unlimited

Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours (24 hours x 31 days) of usage per month

Once connected to an ExpressRoute location, users can connect to other regions in the same geo without the need for the premium circuit, and at no additional cost over existing plan charges. For example, in North America, customers can send or retrieve data to or from any Azure region in North America without the need to pay an additional fee on top of their existing plan charges. Similarly, once connected to an ExpressRoute location in Europe, customers can send or retrieve data to or from any Azure region in Europe without the need to pay an additional fee on top of their existing plan charges.

Note: Customers may incur additional charges by their service providers to enable connectivity to ExpressRoute.

ExpressRoute Premium Circuit

Please refer to the ExpressRoute Documentation for the collection of features that are enabled with the premium circuit.

ExpressRoute Direct*

With ExpressRoute Direct, customers connect directly to Microsoft’s network through a pair of 100Gbps ports to create 5Gbps, 10Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps ExpressRoute Local, Standard and ExpressRoute Premium circuits.

ExpressRoute Direct contains both a monthly Port fee and, for ExpressRoute Premium circuits, a Premium Circuit fee. Outbound data transfer is applicable to Standard and Premium circuits, and not applicable to Local circuits. ExpressRoute Global Reach Add-On and Global Reach inbound and outbound charges apply to Global Reach circuits.

For details on features included in ExpressRoute Direct, please refer to the ExpressRoute Documentation.

Port pair speed Zone 1 price per month Zone 2 price per month Zone 3 price per month US Gov price per month
10 Gbps $- $- $-
100 Gbps $- $- $- $-
Circuit bandwidth Local Circuit Price per Month Standard circuit price per month Premium circuit price per month
1 Gbps Included Included $-
2 Gbps Included Included $-
5 Gbps Included Included $-
10 Gbps Included Included $-
40 Gbps Included Included $-
100 Gbps Included Included $-

Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours (24 hours x 31 days) of usage per month

Outbound Data Transfer pricing

Zone Price / GB
Zone 1 $-
Zone 2 $-
Zone 3 $-

*ExpressRoute Direct is generally available. Billing will begin on May 1, 2019.

Global Reach Add-On*

With ExpressRoute Global Reach, you can link ExpressRoute circuits together to make a private network between your on-premises network.

For details on features included in the Global Reach Add-On, please refer to the ExpressRoute Documentation. Global Reach can be used on both ExpressRoute and ExpressRoute Direct circuits.

Circuit bandwidth Price per month 1
50 Mbps $-
100 Mbps $-
200 Mbps $-
500 Mbps $-
1 Gbps $-
2 Gbps $-
5 Gbps $-
10 Gbps $-
40 Gbps $-
100 Gbps $-

1The add-on fee enables the Global Reach feature on an individual ExpressRoute Circuit.

Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours (24 hours x 31 days) of usage per month

Global Reach Data Transfer Pricing

Zone Global Reach inbound data transfer Global Reach outbound data transfer
Zone 1 $- per GB $- per GB
Zone 2 $- per GB $- per GB
Zone 3 $- per GB $- per GB

*Global Reach is generally available. Billing will begin on May 1, 2019.

Virtual Network Gateways

Virtual Network gateways are required to access a virtual network when using Azure Private Peering on an ExpressRoute circuit.

Gateway Type Price Bandwidth
Standard VNet Gateway $-/hour 1 Gbps
High Performance VNet Gateway $-/hour 2 Gbps
Ultra Performance VNet Gateway $-/hour 10 Gbps

Availability Zones

As with all of Azure, we are continuously innovating, upgrading, and refining our virtual network gateways to further increase reliability and availability. By adding support for Azure Availability Zones, we bring increased resiliency, scalability, and higher availability to virtual network gateways. You can deploy VPN and ExpressRoute gateways in Azure Availability Zones by using the new Zone Redundant Gateway SKUs. This physically and logically separates them into different Availability Zones protecting your on-premises network connectivity to Azure from zone-level failures.

Gateway Type Price
ErGw1AZ* $-/hour
ErGw2AZ* $-/hour
ErGw3AZ* $-/hour

Monthly price estimates are based on 744 hours (24 hours x 31 days) of usage per month

*ErGw1AZ, ErGw2AZ, and ErGw3AZ are the zone resilient versions of Standard Vnet Gateway, High Performance VNet Gateway, and Ultra Performance VNet Gateway. The bandwidth thresholds remain the same for the zone redundant gateway.

Support & SLA

  • We provide technical support for all Azure services released to General Availability, including ExpressRoute, through Azure Support, starting at $29/month. Billing and subscription management support is provided at no cost.
  • We guarantee 99.95% ExpressRoute circuit availability. Availability is calculated over a monthly billing cycle. To learn more about our SLA, please visit the SLA page.

FAQ

  • You may have additional charges from your service provider to enable connectivity to ExpressRoute. Please contact your service provider to learn about their pricing.

  • For redundancy purposes, 2 ports (on 2 routers) are included in the monthly fee shown.

  • Please refer to the ExpressRoute Documenation for ExpressRoute peering location to zone mapping.

  • ExpressRoute billing starts when a service key is issued to the customer, and it stops after (1) a customer requests a circuit to be deleted AND (2) the Exchange Provider or Network Service Provider has de-provisioned the circuit.

  • If your ExpressRoute service is active for the entire month, you will be charged the monthly fee regardless of usage. However, if you cancelled your ExpressRoute service during the month, you would only receive a prorated bill for the hours used and data transfer overage incurred.

  • You can increase the port speed at any time without any disruption. You can decrease port speed by deleting the circuit under the existing pricing plan, and re-creating it under the new pricing plan. Please coordinate with your service provider to provision the new circuit

  • While the specific answer depends on the circuit size, usage and region, the Unlimited Data pricing option would be a better choice if you have high levels of utilization, and the Metered Data pricing option would be preferable for low levels of utilization.

  • You can change your pricing plan from metered to unlimited at any time without any disruption. You can change the pricing plan from unlimited to metered by deleting the circuit under the unlimited pricing plan, and re-creating it under the metered pricing plan. Please coordinate with your service provider to provision the new circuit.

    Please refer to the ExpressRoute Technical documentation page for more details

  • Yes. Please refer to the Office 365 page for guidance, recommendations, and implementation steps for using ExpressRoute with Office 365. Office 365 license must be separately obtained. You will need to purchase an ExpressRoute Premium circuit to use Office 365 with ExpressRoute. Moreover, you will be charged for data transfer (based on consumption) if you choose the ExpressRoute metered pricing plan.

    Please refer to the ExpressRoute Technical documentation page for more details

  • No. You will be billed the ExpressRoute monthly fee (including the premium add-on monthly fee) and the Office365 subscription charge; there is no additional fee for using this service.

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