TRB approves toll increase for NLEX

Riders of big bikes will have to pay a little more upon entry into NLEX.

The Toll Regulatory Board has approved a toll increase effective Wednesday, November 25, 2020. It amounts to an additional P4.00 upon NLEX entry in Balintawak up to Marilao, and an additional P0.06/ kilometer afterwards.

According to NLEX Corporation, the toll increase was supposed to be implemented earlier, right after the completion and opening last June of the P7-Billion NLEX Harbor Link – a 2.6 -kilometer elevated section between the new Caloocan Interchange at C3 Road/5th Avenue and the new Navotas Interchange along R-10/Mel Lopez Boulevard.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, it was deferred to a later date.

NLEX is composed of two toll areas: the first open system (from Balintawak to Marilao) is where a flat rate is charged per entry. It includes Quezon City, Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, Malabon City, Navotas City, Meycauayan City and Marilao, Bulacan. Under the new toll fee matrix, motorists traveling anywhere within the open system will pay an additional PhP 4.00 for Class 1 vehicles (regular cars, motorcycles 400cc up and SUVs), Class 2 vehicles (buses and small trucks) will pay an additional PhP 10.00, and Class 3 vehicles will pay an additional PhP11.00.

For end-to-end travel, vehicles traveling from Metro Manila to Mabalacat City in Pampanga and further will be charged an additional toll of Php 9.00, Php 20.00, and Php 25.00 per class.