Toll Regulatory Board approves NLEX toll rate hike

Motorists that frequently take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) will have to shell out more when they use the expressway.

Just recently, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) approved the toll rate adjustment for NLEX. Starting June 15, 2023, an additional PHP 7.00 in the open system and PHP 0.36 per kilometer in the closed system will take effect.

Under the new toll fee matrix, motorists traveling anywhere within the open system will pay an extra PHP 7.00 for Class 1 vehicles. On the other hand, Class 2 vehicles (buses and small trucks) will have to shell out an additional PHP 17.00 while Class 3 vehicles (large trucks) will need to pay an extra PHP 19.00.

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Motorists traveling from end-to-end between Metro Manila and Mabalacat City under the closed system will have to pay an additional PHP 33.00 for Class 1, PHP 81.00 for Class 2, and PHP 98.00 for Class 3. However, public utility jeepneys (PUJs) that are part of the NLEX Pass-ada and Tsuper Card discount and rebate programs will still be able to continue to pay the old rates.

According to NLEX Corporation, the new rates underwent thorough regulatory reviews and approvals, and are part of the authorized NLEX periodic adjustments due in 2012, 2014, 2018, and 2020. In addition, TRB allowed NLEX to collect this year the fourth and last tranche of the 2012 and 2014 periodic adjustments and only half of the 2018 and 2020 increases to help “curb the existing inflationary situation and cushion their impact on the users of the expressway.”

For those that have a trip on June 15 and onwards, don’t be surprised to see if the toll rates on NLEX will be higher.