If you’ve tried the recently opened Skyway Stage 3, then you’re probably amazed at just how quick you can now make it from north to south. What used to be a several hour long journey, has been shortened to just a little over an hour. On top of this, heading from north to south and vice versa no longer requires the use of EDSA or C5–both of which are notorious for heavy traffic, and poor road conditions.
A couple of weeks ago, the initial pricing structure of Skyway Stage 3 was revealed. Unsurprisingly, it received mixed reactions from motorists. Some of which complained at the fact that you could easily spend north of P500 for a round trip. On top of this, several motorists contested that with toll fees that high, a lot of drivers would prefer to slug it out on EDSA, as opposed to shell out the hefty sum. On the other hand, many motorists found the P274 one way toll fee to be rather reasonable, considering the fact that they’d save a lot of time, as well as money on fuel and maintenance, by opting to take the Skyway.
“The TRB has not yet issued its approval to authorize toll collection for Skyway Stage 3. Their petition is still in process and the review and validation is ongoing,”
All this taken into consideration, the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) has yet to approve the proposed pricing structure of Skyway Stage 3. That being said, access to Skyway Stage 3, one of the world’s longest elevated tollways continues to be free of charge. The Skyway Stage 3 was opened on December 31, 2020, and effectively connects the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX).