The Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) was first opened to the public in October 2019 by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC). It was initially free of charge and was done in order to alleviate the traffic situation during the “Undas” season.
The tollway itself is a 45-kilometer, 4-lane freeway that starts at CAVITEX in Kawit, Cavite which ends near the SLEX Mamplasan Interchange in Laguna. Although, the initial route that was open to the public was from SLEX Mamplasan up to Sta. Rosa, Laguna.
Since its opening, the motoring public has enjoyed free passage through the tollway. Now, however, that free trial is about to end. The MPTC will now start collecting toll fees on February 10, 2020.
Here is what you will have to pay in order to travel along the Cavite to Laguna expressway. Class 1 vehicles which are ordinary cars will have to pay P47. Class 2 vehicles such as busses and small commercial trucks, the will have to cough up P95. Class 3 vehicles which are large trucks or trailers will have to pay P143 in order to pass through the tollway. Electronic toll collection will be available for motorists who have Eastrip RFIDs on their vehicles for a faster and easier transaction.
MPTC has yet to confirm when the opening of the entry and exit points between the Santa Rosa-Tagaytay road and Mamplasan interchanges will happen.