The Express Pass is a prize given out to teams that arrive first on certain pre-determined legs early in the race, often the first leg. The Express Pass can then be used to completely skip any task that the team does not wish to complete. It can be used on a Detour, Roadblock, or additional Route Info task, but cannot be used on a Fast Forward. It can be used to skip the second Detour task if a team has been U-Turned.
It is almost always given on the first leg of the race, but may be given on the second or third leg if other prizes exist for the first leg.
In most editions, it is stated that the Express Pass cannot be used past the 8th leg of the race. However, in some editions this limitation is not stated. It is unknown if it exists for these versions. More specifically, there is no limit in The Amazing Race Vietnam, and the limit in The Amazing Race Australia 3 is only leg 5, due to the shortened race length.
In The Amazing Race 22, a second Express Pass was introduced. This second Pass cannot be used by the team that arrived first and won it. It instead must be given to another team before the third leg of the race ends, later extended to the fifth leg. This was featured again in The Amazing Race Canada, the fifth version of The Amazing Race (Latin America) and The Amazing Race Australia 3.
During The Amazing Race 25, the Express Pass was hidden during the Second leg, and teams would have to take the time to search for it while racing. This practice was repeated in The Amazing Race Canada 3 with the double Express Pass.
In The Amazing Race 27, the rules of the pass were changed again. Only one pass was given out as a prize on the first leg, with the winning team being permitted to use it before the end of the 5th leg. However, after the pass is used, it must then be given to another team. This second team will only have an opportunity to use it on the following leg.
In The Amazing Race 29, the Express Pass was randomly given out to one team as a reward during the Starting Line Task.
The Amazing Race Canada 5 featured three Express Passes, all of which were hidden on the Roadblock site on Leg 2 and could be picked up by any team that found them. Teams were still limited to only using one of the Express Passes for themselves, and had to give away any others to other teams.
|Ledbury||Eastnor Castle||Jill & Thomas||Riksgränsen||Vassijaure Train Station||Beds||5thε||The Amazing Race 17|
|Manly||Shelly Beach||Gary & Mallory||Shilin Yi||Stone Forest||Gary's Roadblock||2ndε||The Amazing Race 18|
|Taipei||Martyrs' Shrine||Ernie & Cindy||Salima||Lake Malawi||Lugout||2ndε||The Amazing Race 19|
|Cafayate||Patios de Cafayate Winery||Rachel & Dave||Asunción||Universidad Nacional de Asunción||Strung Out||6thε1||The Amazing Race 20|
|Surabaya||Pasar Pabean Market||Natalie & Nadiya||Moscow||Agricultural Academy||Natalie's Roadblock||3rdε||The Amazing Race 21|
|Motu Toopua||Motu Café||Jessica & John||Eliminated||The Amazing Race 22|
|Motu Mute||Bora Bora Airport||Dave & Connor||Windwhistle||Windwhistle Plains||Reel it In||1stε|
|Iquique||Teatro Municipal de Iquique||Tim & Marie||Gdańsk||Long Market||Pose||1stε||The Amazing Race 23|
|Trondheim||En-Route Ferry||Nicole & Travis||Al Ain||Al Jahili Fort||Detour||1stε|
|Guangzhou||Guangzhou Opera House||Jet & Cord||Bagnoregio||Civita di Bagnoregio||Donkey Build||2ndε||The Amazing Race 24|
|Guangzhou||Eday Town||Caroline & Jennifer||Guangzhou||Eday Town||Caroline's Roadblock||3rdε|
|Oxford||Bear Inn||Adam & Bethany||Birgu||Birgu Harbour||Flag||1stε||The Amazing Race 25|
|Tokyo||Akihabara UDX Parking||Jelani & Jenny||Erongo||Snake Bend Pan||Play||4thε||The Amazing Race 26|
|Rio de Janeiro||Arpoador Lookout||Tanner & Josh||Livingstone||Batoka Aerodrome||Josh's Roadblock||2ndε||The Amazing Race 27|
|Victoria Falls||Roses of Charity Orphanage||Denise & James Earl||Victoria Falls||Crocodile Cage Diving||Crocs||1stε|
|Garni||Temple of Garni||Brodie & Kurt||Palm Jumeirah||Aquaventure||Brodie's Roadblock||1stε||The Amazing Race 28|
|Los Angeles||F&M Gallery||Becca & Floyd||Not Used||The Amazing Race 29|
|El Calafate||Glaciarium||Felipe & Alejandro||San Pedro de Atacama||Puritama Hot Springs||Searching Task||5thε||The Amazing Race 3 (Latin America)|
|Brasília||Brasilia Digital TV Tower||Ana Paula & Renata||Isla del Sol||Don Carmelo's House||Detour||1stε||The Amazing Race 4 (Latin America)|
|Cartagena||Hotel Las Américas Casa de Playa||Evelyn & Jorge||Zipaquirá||Plaza del Minero||Evelyn's Roadblock||4thε||The Amazing Race 5 (Latin America)|
|Iquitos||Hacienda Acarahuasú||Astrid & Aleja||Callao||Club Universitario de Regatas||Rowing Task||7thε1|
|Quito||Cristal Palace||Stefanía & Felipe||Shell Mera||Yaicuna House||Stefanía's Roadblock||1stε||The Amazing Race 6 (Latin America)|
|Machachi||Hacienda El Porvenir||Juan & Cecilia||Machachi||Hacienda El Porvenir||Ribbon||1stε|
|Menghezhen||Drinking Horse Spring||Liu Weiwei & Lei Sheng||Nanjing||China Railway Baoji Bridge Group||Detour||1stε||The Amazing Race: China Rush 3|
|Lombok||Sunset Point||Sam & Renae||Coloane||A Ma Cultural Village||Sam's Roadblock||8thε||The Amazing Race Australia 1|
|Geraldine||Southern Alps||John & Murray||Siem Reap||Angkor Wat||Roadblock||2ndε1,2||The Amazing Race Australia 3|
|Krabi||Koh Poda||Carla & Hereni||Windhoek||Na'an Kuse Wildlife Sanctuary||Carla's Roadblock||1stε|
|Jaipur||Nahargarh Fort||Cathrine & Michelle||Bangkok||Aksara Theatre||Puppet Show||3rdε1||The Amazing Race Norge 1|
|Hanoi||National Museum of Vietnamese History||Thanh Thủy & Minh Thoa||Hoa Lu||Tam Quan Gate||Roadblock||10thε||The Amazing Race Vietnam 2012|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Saigon Opera House||Linh Chi & Nhan Phúc Vinh||Sa Pa||Rural Farm||Nhan Phúc Vinh's Roadblock||1stε||The Amazing Race Vietnam 2013|
|Yen Tu Mountain||Copper Pagoda||Sơn Ngọc Minh & Mint||Huế||Reservoir Beach||Traditional (U-Turn)||5thε||The Amazing Race Vietnam 2014|
|Ha Long||Bai Tho 1 Bridge||Nhật Anh & Ngọc Anh||Luang Prabang||Luang Prabang Night Market||Money-Making Task||5thε||The Amazing Race Vietnam 2015|
|Thác Bà||Dền Mẫu Thác Bà||Tiến Đạt & Thúc Lĩnh Lincoln||Not Used||The Amazing Race Vietnam 2016|
|Bontoc||Maligcong Rice Terraces||Marc & Kat||Subic||Tree Top Adventure||Marc's Roadblock||4th<»ε||The Amazing Race Philippines 1|
|Manila||Manila Post Office||Vince & Ed||San Fernando||Bacsil Ridge||Paintball Task||5thε>||The Amazing Race Philippines 2|
|Westbank||Quails' Gate Winery||Kristen & Darren||Eliminated||The Amazing Race Canada 1|
|Calgary||En-route Flight||Vanessa & Celina||Carcross||Bennett Lake||Detour||4thε|
|Colwood||Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site||Natalie & Meaghan||Wan Chai District||Wan Chai Sports Ground||Kung Fu Master||1stε||The Amazing Race Canada 2|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong International Airport||Pierre & Michel||Winnipeg||Whiskey Dix||Michel's Roadblock||1stε|
|Santiago||Patio Bellavista||Hamilton & Michaelia||Santiago||Plaza de Armas||Motion||1stε||The Amazing Race Canada 3|
|Toronto||Toronto Pearson International Airport||Brent & Sean||Saskatoon||Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport||Flight Time Challenge||1stε|
|Calgary||Canada Boy Vinyl||Steph & Kristen||Not Used||The Amazing Race Canada 4|
|Ho Chi Minh City||City Hall||Frankie & Amy||Hamilton||Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum||Amy's Roadblock||5thε|
|Wood Buffalo||Wild Play Park||Kenneth & Ryan||Nelson||Selkirk College||Strike It||6thε||The Amazing Race Canada 5|
|Wood Buffalo||Phoenix Heli-Flight||Karen & Bert||Nelson||Oso Negro Coffee Roastery||Delivery Task||5thε|
|Fort McMurray||Fort McMurray International Airport||Megan & Courtney||Eliminated|
|New York City||Brooklyn Bridge Park||Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang||New Delhi||Gazipur Market||Sweet Flowers (U-Turn)||6thε||The Amazing Race: Jisu Qianjin 1|
|New Delhi||Pit Stop Hotel||Zhang Tielin & Yueliang||New Delhi||Eagle Films Studio||Bollywood Task||4thε|
|Sydney||Hyde Park||Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao||Çavuşin||Göreme Valley||Water||3rdε||The Amazing Race: Jisu Qianjin 2|
|Çavuşin||Göreme Valley||Zeng Zhiwei & Zeng Baoyi||Özkonak||Özkonak Underground City||Historical Puzzle||5thε1,2|
|Athens||Athens Olympic Sports Complex||Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang||Moscow||Korston Club Hotel||Flower-like Military Dance||2ndε||The Amazing Race: Jisu Qianjin 3|
|Fujikawaguchiko||Fuji Eco-Park||Jin Xing & Heinz||Fujikawaguchiko||Fuji Eco-Park||Jin Xing's Roadblock||7thε1|