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Easytrip vs Autosweep: What’s the difference?

Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, utilizes electromagnetic fields to identify and track tags attached to a variety of objects. RFID is used in a lot of systems, such as events, concerts, possessions, and more. In 2015, RFID tollway tags began replacing the obsolete ePass system as an electronic collection system in Luzon. Did you know that the tollways in Luzon use two different electronic collection systems? We have Easytrip and Autosweep. Read about them here!

Easytrip is an electronic tollway collection system provided by the Metro Pacific Tollway company. The Easytrip RFID is for vehicles traversing the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX). An Easytrip tag is fixed to the windshield of a vehicle, allowing users to drive through cash-free into designated (or mixed) Easytrip toll lanes. The lanes’ sensor will then read the Easytrip tag, automatically debiting the toll fee from your account.

Easytrip offers three kinds of RFID products, namely a tag, an RFID sticker, and an EasyDrive RFID sticker tag. The Easytrip tag and RFID sticker can be used in NLEX, SCTEX, and CAVITEX, while the EasyDrive sticker can only be used traversing through CAVITEX. To subscribe for an Easytrip RFID, here are the steps to follow:

  • Register for an RFID subscription through Easytrip’s website 39
  • Print out and present the reference number at Easytrip RFID installation sites located at NLEX, SCTEX, and CAVITEX (for a complete list, click here 22.)
  • Pay the initial load required
  • Customers must bring their vehicle at Easytrip/EasyDrive installation sites 24 hours after sending their online subscription.

An Easytrip RFID sticker requires PHP 500 as an initial load, while the Easytrip RFID tag requires a payment of PHP 2,000 (inclusive of the PHP 300 initial load). On the other hand, EasyDrive requires a subscription fee of PHP 400 (inclusive of the PHP 200 initial load). Checking your current Easytrip balance can be done through Easytrip’s website 20 or their Android app. To reload your Easytrip, visit reloading stations at NLEX Toll Plaza, CAVITEX, Easytrip head office, Petron gasoline stations, Shell gasoline stations, SM business centers, and more. For a complete list, see here 10.

As for those traveling via Skyway, South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), NAIA Expressway (NAIAX), and Apolinario Mabini Superhighway, there’s the Autosweep system. Similar to Easytrip, Autosweep is an electronic tollway collection system that utilizes RFID for users to pass through the mentioned expressways smoothly and cash-free. Autosweep uses a sticker placed on the windshield of a vehicle. The toll fee is automatically debited from the driver’s account once they pass through Autosweep RFID lanes, similar to how Easytrip works.

To get an Autosweep RFID, here are the steps:

  • Download the Autosweep subscription form 29 from the website
  • Print out the accomplished form and present it at any of the Autosweep registration stations along with a valid ID
  • Pay the initial load
  • Wait for Autosweep to be activated after 2 to 12 hours

Autosweep registration stations are at the Skyway office, Ayala Greenfield toll plaza, Sta. Rosa Southbound toll plaza, Petron SLEX, TPLEX main office, and more. For a full list, see this page 41. Autosweep requires PHP 500 for Class 1 vehicles and PHP 1,000 for Class 2 and 3 vehicles. To check your balance, visit Autosweep’s website. Users can also check their balance through SMS through the following steps:

  • Text AUTOSWEEP<space>BALINQ<space>Plate Number
  • Send through 09178608655 for Globe or 09188608655 for Smart

Reloading Autosweep can be done via Petron stations, Shell stations, Bayad Center, SM Bills Payment Centers, and a whole lot more. For a complete list, click here 10.

Overall, here’s a summary of the two services:

NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEXSLEX, NAIAX, Apolinario Mabini Superhighway
RFID tag
RFID sticker
EasyDrive sticker
RFID sticker
PHP 500 (RFID sticker initial load)
PHP 2,000 (RFID tag, inclusive of PHP 300 initial load)
PHP 400 (EasyDrive sticker, inclusive of PHP 200 initial load)
PHP500 (Class 1 vehicles)
PHP 1,000 (Class 2 and 3)
Balance can be checked via website or Android appBalance can be checked via website or SMS

Although the Department of Transportation (DoTR) has initiated the Toll Interoperational Project in 2017, the project is still on its first phase. It’s still recommended to have both Easytrip and Autosweep if you frequently use the mentioned expressways.

For more information on Easytrip and Autosweep, visit their respective websites:

Do you use both RFID tags, or do you prefer to queue and pay by cash in tollways? Let us know!

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12 Responses

  1. Avatar for Carlos Padrigan Carlos Padrigan says:

    For all the geniuses of this screwed up system, ETC, AUTOSWEEP. Do something to alliavate your customer frustrations. I know there’s a lot of geniuses here, perhaps all they do is NGANGA.

  2. Avatar for Pablo Congzon Pablo Congzon says:

    Easy trip/Auto sweep Pagisahin na Lang for the sake and convenience of 100 million users (sobra yata Dami). Good price for convenience ok yan. at paki ayos naman ang mga daanan. Super Highway dapat Super Kinis din ang kalsada.

  3. Avatar for Mary Grace Tabago Mary Grace Tabago says:

    Sana po isang system na lang for all the express ways natin … Nakakalito and inconvenient talaga yung iba-iba pa for nlex, slex, sctex, tplex, etc…

  4. Avatar for Tirso Gomez Libaton Tirso Gomez Libaton says:

    Mam meron lng po ako itatanong tungkol po sa RFID , ang autosweep po ba pangkalahatan na, oh kilangan pa po ng easy Trip paki help nmn po kung meron ako easy trip pwd na ako makadaan sa nlex sctex at tiplex

  5. Avatar for Adorinda Peregrino Adorinda Peregrino says:

    Suppose I only have the Easytrip
    RFID stickers because I live in Cavite and normally passes thru Cavitex but sometimes I need to pass thru NAIAX, can I pass by paying cash? Thanks

  6. Avatar for Amado Ocampo Marquez Amado Ocampo Marquez says:

    I have 2 kinds of expressway card the Easytrip Card for cavitex and NLEX and Sweep RFID for SCTEX are all these cards are the same ?

  7. Avatar for Lorenz Lorenz says:

    In NLEX, there are toll lanes which hardly read / sensor the rfid chip. Why is this so?

    Kelangan pang imano-mano para ma-validate yung account. Sobra naman sa Php 1,000.00 ang laman at ang babayaran lang ay P54. Bakit po ganun?

  8. Avatar for Jonathan Jonathan says:

    I’m always hesitant to pass thru any of the cashless lanes because I’m not sure what are the difference. I know that my sticker works for ETC lanes BUT I mainly use it in TPLEX but not NLEX. And we travel north a lot and it’s becoming hassle queueing thru the cash lanes every time. Can someone please help me — in NLEX, what is the difference between RFID (the orangy font) lanes vs the EC lanes vs the Easytrip lanes because I tried passing thru the EC lane one time and I was so embarrassed it did not work. It only works for ETC lanes. What do I need to do for it to work for RFID lanes especially in NLEX. There’s not enough information on the website. It’s really confusing and frustrating knowing that you have a sticker but only works for ETC lanes and not with RFID lanes which are in NLEX tollgates, so I often choose Cash. F*ck this system. So they are different companies?

  9. Avatar for steph steph says:

    I was hesitant to pass thru RFID lane vs Easytrip lane recently since I’m not familiar with it. I’m hoping for centralize system so it will be easier for those who travel from South to North and north to south. hopefully soon it will be possible. so that we’ll be having one account or sticker/card for an easier reloading sytem.

  10. Avatar for Jem Jem says:

    can we put them together and have just one sticker and account/.card?

  11. Avatar for Ross Ross says:

    2 rfid avail ko sa motor ko convinient mag rfid konti ang naka pila.

  12. Avatar for Anonymous Anonymous says:

    Heard there’s disappearing load on both rfid systems.

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