Heading south of Metro Manila for the coming holidays? You'll be able to enjoy toll-free driving along the South expressways.

Manila Toll Expressway Systems Inc (MATES), along with Skyway O&M Corporation and STAR Tollway Corporation, are once again giving motorists a special treat this holiday season.

Come this year's Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, the tollway operators will be waiving fees on December 24 – December 25, 2018 and from December 31, 2018 – January 1, 2019.

From 10:00 PM until 6:00 AM the following day, there will be no collection of toll fees on the following roadways:

  • NAIA Expressway (NAIAX)

  • South Luzon Expressway (SLEX)

  • Skyway

  • STAR Tollway

The waiving of toll fees by the companies has become a yearly tradition and it serves as their way of saying thank you to their loyal patrons throughout the years. However, the toll operators are advising motorists to plan their departures / journeys accordingly as traffic is expected to become heavy on the previously mentioned expressways.

At NAIAX and Skyway, the main toll plazas, including the Alabang on-ramp, Merville, Sucat and Binan northbound and southbound exits could become heavy with traffic. Meanwhile, along SLEX, both the northbound and southbound exits in Calamba, Cabuyao Interchange, Carmona, Eton, Greenfields and Santa Rosa will be riddled with traffic. As for STAR Tollway, they announced that the following exits and entrances may experience slow traffic this coming weekend: Santo Tomas, Tanauan, Malver Balete, Lipa, Ibaan and Batangas City.