Complete Guide to NLEX, SCTEX, TPLEX, STAR, CAVITEX and SLEX Toll Fee 2019
Looking forward to your next road trip?
Expressways let you escape the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila. It is the quickest way to get to nearby provinces by bypassing various cities and winding roads. However, these convenient high-capacity roads come with a price.
Don’t forget to include the toll fees in your budget now that there is a recent increase.
Tollway Vehicle Classifications
But before you set your funds for a road trip, consider the type of vehicle you’ll use. Each toll gates vary based on your ride.
Class 1 vehicles have two axles and have an overall height limit of 7.5 feet. It includes cars, jeepneys, vans, pick-ups, and motorcycles.
Class 2 vehicles have two axles but are more than 7.5 feet tall. It includes buses, trucks, and Class 1 cars with a trailer.
Class 3 vehicles have a height of more than 7.5 feet but with at least six wheels. It includes large trucks and large trucks with a trailer.
2022 Expressways Toll Fees
NLEX Toll Fee
North Luzon Expressway is the meaning of NLEX. Since the opening of the Harbor Link, Segment 10, a ₱9 increase has been implemented (including the ₱1 rollback). It means that a fee of ₱45 becomes ₱54. This increase applies to the open system or flat rate expressway sections. As a result, class 2 vehicles, buses, and trucks will be charged an additional ₱22. Class 3 vehicles (large trucks/trailers) have to pay an additional ₱28.
However, it doesn’t stop there. Recently, there has been another increase in expressway fees. Since May 12, 2022, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) approved the following toll rates affecting NLEX toll gates and SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac). Here are the latest toll fees you must know if you drive via NLEX.
TPLEX Toll Fee
TPLEX stands for Tarlac–Pangasinan–La Union Expressway. It is a four-lane expressway stretching for 88.85 kilometers. As of March 25, 2019, the TPLEx Section 3B (which runs from Pozorrubio, Pangasinan, to Rosario, La Union) is 46.119%. But with the recent toll fee changes, here is the updated TPLEX toll fees.
SLEX Toll Fee
South Luzon Expressway SLEX is a network of two expressways connecting Metro Manila to the provinces of Calabarzon. After various delays, its extension finally started to extend its service up to Lucena City in Quezon Province. It might be challenging if you traverse Skyway-SLEX in rush hours. That’s why staying updated with the Skyway traffic advisory is best. Also, check for the latest approved SLEX toll fee.
STAR Toll Fee
Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway is a two-to-four-lane 42-kilometer expressway. It starts at the intersection with the Pan-Philippine Highway and passes through Malvar, Tanauan, Lipa, and Ibaan. It shortens your travel and lets you enjoy a quick detour in Batangas. Take a look at the recently increased STAR toll fees.
CAVITEX Toll Fee
CAVITEX or Manila-Cavite Expressway is a 14 km road. It stretches along the coast of Bacoor Bay south of Roxas Boulevard. Vehicles exit Bacoor City, Kawit, and Noveleta. Like NLEX toll gates, CAVITEX toll fees increased on May 12, 2022. Check the toll fee rates that will affect your travel going to Manila.
NAIAX Toll Fee
NAIAX (Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway) is an elevated expressway system linking the Metro Manila Skyway to NAIA and Entertainment City. Also, it gives all motorists easy access to Terminals 1, 2, and 3 if they come from the province of Cavite and Las Piñas via CAVITEX. If you travel outside the country, better prepare these NAIAX toll fees.
5 Best Ways to Drive Safe in Expressways
According to the latest Metropolitan Manila Development Authority’s Road Crash Statistics Report, 101,428 road accidents in the National Capital Region, including those heading to expressways. This figure was recorded from January to December 2018. Unfortunately, 336 resulted in deaths, while 15,520 caused non-fatal injuries.
Here are five ways to keep safe on the road.
Use hi-beam only when necessary.
Getting blinded by a car’s hi-beam is not fun and dangerous.
Masakit talaga sa mata.
In fact, glaring light can cause fatal accidents. So use it only when you are driving through a dim road or you want to warn pedestrians and fellow motorists.
Drive according to speed limits
The speed that thrills is the speed that kills.
If the sign says to maintain your speed at 100km/h, then your speed should just be 100 kilometers per hour. This tip is more vital when driving under heavy rain. Driving too fast could make you lose control and hit other motorists.
Keep a safe distance.
Safe distance has always been a preventive measure that people ignore.
One of the common road mishaps is when a motorist misjudges the distance and hits the car or other vehicles in front. Although this usually causes a minor accident, it could trigger road rage.
Check your rearview/side mirror.
Never forget to look at your rearview and side mirror whenever you change your lane. Motorists swarm the roads in NCR and the expressways.
Unfortunately, many motorists try to overtake the moment they see an opening. They take a chance as quickly as they can not, checking the rearview mirror and side mirror for incoming motorcycles and other vehicles.
This is one of the most common reasons for vehicular accidents every day.
Use proper turn signals.
Changing lanes without signaling is a perfect recipe for accidents.
It’s a very basic thing, but many are taking their turn signals for granted. Turn signals can help you communicate what you intend to do. This way, pedestrians and the vehicles around you can anticipate whether they are waiting for their turn or keep moving.
Not correctly using your turn signal can cause miscommunication and collisions. So when you need to turn, always use it to warn everyone.
Sira ang signal lights?
Naku delikado yan.