Yesterday, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) announced that starting July 12, Skyway 3 will no longer be toll-free. After 7 months of free use, motorists that want to use the elevated expressway will have to pay a fee starting next week.

As of yesterday, the exact toll fees have yet to be announced. However, we did have an idea how much will it cost as the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) approved a lower toll matrix-free for Skyway 3. But are those toll rates already final or will there be any changes?

Here are the final toll rates for Skyway 3 image

After announcing their plans to charge motorists next week, the final approved toll rates for Skyway 3 have been revealed. Class 1 vehicles that wish to travel on the 18-km elevated expressway will need to pay between PHP 105 to PHP 264. Vehicles part of the Class 1 category include cars, vans, AUVs, SUVs, and jeepneys.

For Class 2 vehicles that want to enter Skyway 3, they will need to shell out between PHP 210 and PHP 528. Vehicles that are under this category are passenger buses, delivery vans, small trucks, and Class 1 vehicles with trailers.

Here are the final toll rates for Skyway 3 image

As of July 2, the following ramps on Skyway 3 are open to traffic:

Northbound

-Buendia

-Quirino

-Nagtahan

-Quezon Avenue

-A. Bonifacio - Sgt. Rivera

-Balintawak

-NLEX

Southbound

-NLEX

-Balintawak

-A. Bonifacio - Sgt. Rivera

-Quezon Avenue

-E. Rodriguez

-Nagtahan

-Plaza Dilao

-Buendia

With SMC set to charge motorists next week, can motorists with EasyTrip RFID use it when driving along Skyway 3? According to SMC, integration of the RFID systems is now ongoing so as to provide a seamless driving experience for those heading towards NLEX or SLEX. They are reminding Autosweep RFID users to make sure they have sufficient balance on their account to avoid any inconvenience.

For motorists that frequently take Skyway 3, will the toll rates result in fewer vehicles taking the 18-km elevated expressway? Will more vehicles take EDSA and C-5 anew in order to avoid having to pay the toll? Let us know what you think in the comments below.