Toll Fees Philippines

Because of the heavy traffic that almost all Filipinos face on a daily basis, the existence of expressways and skyways in the Philippines was one of the greatest traffic solutions that every Filipino is grateful for because expressways and skyways can really speed up everyone’s trip, especially those traveling from North to South and vice versa.

However, before you can pass through expressways and skyways, you must first pay toll fees; and we all know how expensive these toll fees can be, especially if you are traveling a long distance.

That is why we decided to write this article and walk you through it so that you may better understand and be enlightened about the new and updated toll fees in the Philippines, which include all toll fees from North to South.

To avoid missing any important information, read this article all the way through.

Without further ado, let us get started, and make sure to take notes or even snap a screenshot so you don’t miss any important information.

What are the tollway vehicle classifications?

Seven main expressways currently connect Metro Manila to other provinces by avoiding cities and highways, saving vehicles a significant amount of time on the road. 

Take note that the type of vehicle determines the toll fee; so it is very important to be aware of your vehicle’s classification.

Class 1 

Class 1 vehicles have two shafts and a maximum total height of 7.5 feet. Sedans, vans, pickup trucks, and motorcyclists are some. 

Unless you’re driving a huge vehicle like a bus or RV, you’re more likely to fall into this category.

Class 2

Class 2 vehicles have two shafts but a height of more than 7.5 feet. 

This category includes large vehicles such as buses and trucks. 

If you own a Class 1 vehicle but want to connect a trailer to it, your vehicle will be classified as a Class 2.

Class 3

This category is for huge vehicles with at least six wheels and a height of more than 7.5 feet. 

Unless you operate in the courier or transportation industry, you don’t need to be concerned with this class.

Expressway Toll Fees in the Philippines

We may proceed on to the expressway toll fees in the Philippines now that we’ve covered the tollway vehicle classifications.

This section will provide a short overview of the toll fees for various expressways in the Philippines.

Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) Toll Rates

Thinking of taking a quick trip to the north? 

Then plan on paying tolls in the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX). 

It is an 89-kilometer highway that runs from SCTEX to Rosario, La Union, with exits to cities and villages in Tarlac, Pangasinan, and La Union.

TPLEX Toll Rates – Class 1

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TPLEX Toll Rates – Class 2

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TPLEX Toll Rates – Class 3

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North Luzon Expressway (NLEX)- Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) Toll Rates 

NLEX is a major thoroughfare in the Philippines. 

It links Metro Manila to regions in Central Luzon such as Pampanga and Bulacan. 

NLEX is one of the busiest routes in the country, with an average daily traffic of 160,000 vehicles

NLEX is linked to the SCTEX, a highway that connects NLEX to Subic, Clark, and Tarlac. 

SCTEX is the Philippines’ longest expressway, measuring 93.77 kilometers in length.

NLEX-SCTEX Toll Rates – Class 1

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NLEX-SCTEX Toll Rates – Class 2

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NLEX-SCTEX Toll Rates – Class 3

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CAVITEX Toll Rates

What’s the shortest way to get from Manila to Cavite? 

The Manila-Cavite Expressway, popularly known as the Coastal Road, is the solution. 

It runs from the end of Roxas Boulevard to Kawit, Cavite, and then separates into two terminals along the North Coast.

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway (NAIAX) Toll Rates

Need a faster way to the airport? 

Thank goodness for the NAIAX. 

NAIAX connects to the Metro Manila Skyway and provides an easy connection to Entertainment City. 

Just be prepared to pay the tolls shown below.

NAIAX Toll Rates – Class 1 to 3

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Skyway-SLEX-MCX Toll Rates

The South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) is a network of three expressways connecting Metro Manila to CALABARZON.

It runs from Makati to Muntinlupa and then from Muntinlupa to Sto. Tomas, Batangas.

Skyway-SLEX-MCX Toll Rates – Class 1

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Skyway-SLEX-MCX Toll Rates – Class 2

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Skyway-SLEX-MCX Toll Rates – Class 3

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Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Toll Rates

The Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) is linked to SLEX, cutting travel time between Metro Manila and Batangas City in half. 

Malvar, Tanauan, Lipa, San Jose, and Ibaan are all accessible by STAR.

Star Toll Rates – Class 1

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Star Toll Rates – Class 2

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Star Toll Rates – Class 3

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Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Toll Rates

The CALAX project is a high-speed road network connecting the provinces of Cavite and Laguna in the Philippines, located south of Manila.

 The Cavite-Laguna Expressway project would enhance traffic flow by reducing congestion on Governor’s Drive in Sta. Rosa, Cavite. 

Aguinaldo Highway and Rosa-Tagaytay Road It is also projected to cut the travel time between CAVITEX and SLEX from 90 minutes to around 45 minutes.

CALAX Toll Rates – Class 1 

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CALAX Toll Rates – Class 2

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CALAX Toll Rates – Class 3

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Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 (MMSS3) Toll Rates 

MMSS3 is an 18.83-kilometer-long elevated highway that connects Buendia, Makati City, to the North Luzon Expressway in Balintawak, Quezon City. 

Buendia to Sgt. Rivera corner A, 2×3 lanes. 

2×2 lanes from Sgt. Rivera corner A, Bonifacio, Quezon City. Bonifacio to NLEX Balintawak, Quezon City, and a 2×3 lane elevated highway structure connecting to the NLEX-SLEX Connector Road Project near PUP.

MMSSC3 Toll Rates – Class 1

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MMSSC3 Toll Rates – Class 2

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MMSSC3 Toll Rates – Class 3

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Can I still pay cash on SLEX?

As some of you may be wondering if cash is still accepted on expressways, particularly SLEX, the answer is yes. 

Because many vehicles have yet to acclimatize to the RFID system, cash lanes remain available on key tollways like SLEX and NLEX.

Can I still pass NLEX without RFID?

As previously stated, expressways such as the NLEX still accept cash transactions up until today.

Cash transactions, on the other hand, might put you in a long queue and lead you to delay your trip.

Thus, installing RFID is still more convenient than using cash.

 

How much is the RFID?

Tollway operators actually provide quick and free RFID installation, so you don’t have to worry about it.

The only thing that will cost you money is when you load or reload your RFID so you may use it and keep passing through any toll gate you enter.

What do I do if I don’t have RFID?

If you still do not have an RFID, the expressway operators will not penalize you. 

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has extended the deadline for motorists not to be punished for entering an expressway RFID lane without the appropriate device.

Thus, you may get your RFID installed on the spot in expressways and even gasoline stations.

Is Easytrip and AutoSweep the same?

Easytrip is an automated toll collecting system offered by Metro Pacific Tollway. 

An Easytrip tag is attached to the windshield of a car, allowing people to travel through specified Easytrip toll lanes cash-free. 

The toll fee will be automatically deducted from your account by the lanes’ sensor. 

On the other hand, Autosweep and Easydrive are also available for those driving via Skyway, SLEX, NAIA Expressway, and other expressways. 

Registration booths for Autosweep are located at the Skyway office, the Ayala Greenfield toll plaza, and Sta. Rosa Southbound Toll Plaza, Petron SLEX, TPLEX Main Office, and other locations.

Which is better: Autosweep or Easytrip?

Autosweep and Easytrip both provide different capacities on expressways and skyways.

So, to answer your question, Autosweep and Easytrip are both good and convenient to use since, as previously said, Autosweep is used in the South and Easytrip is utilized in the North.

What if I don’t have sufficient load on my RFID wallet?

When you pass through a tollway with inadequate load, you are still permitted to enter the expressway. 

You will then only be requested to reload your RFID account at the next ticket booth or to halt at the toll gate.

Do I need to reload my RFID regularly?

Load your RFID account as you see fit. 

However, tollways will impose a three-strike policy on RFID users who repeatedly pass through without enough load. 

Anyone who crosses through toll gates with inadequate load for the third time after May 15, 2021, will be fined PHP 1,000.

Toll Fees Philippines 2022

That’s definitely a lot of toll cost tables to take in. 

However, it is still very important to keep yourself updated from this kind of matter especially if you’re a driver and/or love traveling to such places in the South or North. 

You don’t want to get detained at a toll gate because your RFID account isn’t loaded sufficiently, do you? 

Having said that, always remember to have some research first to ensure a trouble-free trip with your family and friends. 

Lastly, always remember to practice safe and defensive driving at all times!

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