Road trips are one of the most anticipated things to do, especially when you’ve recently purchased a brand-new car. If you live in Metro Manila, one of the quickest destination to test drive your car and have a good time with your family or friends is Tagaytay. Who would say no to bulalo, tawilis, and extra rice, right? However, before you get hungry and start driving down south, you should first know the South Luzon Expressway’s (SLEX) toll fee rates. Why so? Well, knowing the toll fee rates in advance will result in a smoother road trip.
SLEX is a highway that connects Metro Manila to CALABARZON ( Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon). As such, you need to drive through SLEX in order to reach Tagaytay or any further destination down south. You can also pass through the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) then enter SLEX to reach your destination. On the other hand, you can also take the Skyway up to Alabang, which has a relatively lesser volume of cars under normal circumstances, and then enter SLEX.
Toll fee rates are adjusted in accordance to the entry-exit points and vehicle classification. To put things in perspective and in a nutshell, there are three vehicle classifications in SLEX—these are labeled as Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3. Cars, motorcycles, pickups, SUVs, and jeepneys are under Class 1, while buses and light trucks are under Class 2, and heavy trucks are under Class 3.
Here are the SLEX Toll Fee Rates:
Knowing the SLEX toll fees will result in a smoother road trip. However, aside from knowing the toll fees, it’s also best to take note of the emergency hotlines—it’s better to be prepared than sorry. Here are the essential hotlines if you’re driving through SLEX:
SLEX: (0917) 687 7539
SKYWAY: (0917) 539 8762
MCX: (632) 795 1629
With all these info in mind, all that’s left to do is for you to start your road trip down south and munch on that hot bulalo, tawilis, and extra rice…lots of extra rice. Have a fun trip and always remember to drive safely and courteously.