Are you planning on driving along the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway or more popularly known as CAVITEX? Here are some things you need to know about one of the most popular and most used expressways in the Philippines.

CAVITEX is owned and maintained by the Public Estates Authority Tollway Corporation (PEATC) and operated by Cavite Infrastructure Corporation (CIC), which is under Manny V. Pangilinan’s Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC).

This road is being used by a lot of Filipinos traveling from the South, especially from Cavite, to parts of Metro Manila and back — both for work or leisure.

Now, are you curious about other facts about this expressway? Is it your first time traveling this road? Don’t fret, because here are the things you should know about CAVITEX.


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Manila-Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX) toll fees

CAVITEX announced its new toll fee matrix effective starting May 12, 2022. Check out the updated prices below.

Class 1
Cars, pick-ups, jeepneys, vans, motorcycles
Class 2
Light trucks, buses
Class 3
Heavy and multi-axle trucks, trailers
Paranaque Toll PlazaPhp33.00Php67.00Php100.00
Kawit Toll PlazaPhp64.00Php129.00Php194.00
Merville Toll PlazaPhp22.00Php44.00Php66.00
Taguig Toll PlazaPhp22.00Php44.00Php66.00


How long is CAVITEX?

The CAVITEX is a 14-kilometer (8.7-mile) long expressway that links Manila through Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque City, to Kawit Cavite via the coast of Manila. It has two toll plazas: Parañaque Toll Plaza and Kawit Toll Plaza.

Where are the CAVITEX entrances and exits?

In its northern part, the CAVITEX starts at the Roxas Boulevard in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, which is also part of R1.

For the south end, the expressway is split into two terminals, which is both on the coast of Kawit, Cavite. The first one is near the Tirona Highway-Antero Soriano Highway intersection, while the second one is near the Aguinaldo Shrine.

How many lanes does CAVITEX have?

There are 6 lanes, with 3 lanes in each direction, in the northern portion of CAVITEX from the Parañaque Toll Plaza.

For the southern portion of the Parañaque toll plaza, there are 4 lanes with 2 lanes in each direction.

What is the CAVITEX speed limit?

The CAVITEX has a minimum speed limit of 60kph and a maximum of 80kph.


Like a lot of modern expressways, CAVITEX utilizes RFID gates for faster transactions that help eliminate bottlenecks and traffics on its toll gates.


How to get Easytrip RFID for CAVITEX?

Getting an Easytrip RFID is really easy, especially since it’s used by expressways made by the Metro Pacific Tollways Company. To learn more about how to get an Easytrip RFID, how to reload, and more, click here.

Can you use Autosweep RFID on CAVITEX?

Although CAVITEX primarily promotes the use of Easytrip RFID, owners of Autosweep RFID can still use it as long as they are enrolled in Easytrip. They can do so by contacting Easytrip Customer Service Centers.

Can you pay cash at CAVITEX toll gates?

Yes. CAVITEX have dedicated toll lanes for both cash and RFID mode of payment.

Where are the cash lanes in CAVITEX toll gates?

The cash lanes are located at the rightmost lane of CAVITEX toll gates.

What motorcycles can use CAVITEX?

Only motorcycles that have 400cc engine displacements and up are allowed to use the Manila-Cavite expressway.

Can bikes and pedestrians pass through CAVITEX?

Unfortunately, CAVITEX doesn’t come with a dedicated lane for pedestrians and bicycles. For everyone’s safety, the company behind the expressway is strictly implementing a ‘No Pedestrian’ crossing along the road.

What is the CAVITEX emergency hotline?

CAVITEX’s new emergency and customer service hotline is (02) 1-35000.

These are the major things you should learn about the Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX). If you have any questions, let us know in the comments below.

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