Easytrip RFID Guide: How to Get One, Use It, and Reload It

Venus Zoleta

Venus Zoleta

Last updated September 18, 2023

Using tollways is a major convenience for motorists. But you can enjoy an even smoother trip when you use the Easytrip RFID. There’s no need to stop at the toll booth for a long time to settle your transaction with cash. All it takes is one quick scan of your RFID, and you’re good to go. 

If it’s your first time using an Easytrip ID, you probably have a lot of questions. You may be wondering where to get one, how to install it, and how to reload it. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to answer all these questions and more. Let’s roll!

What is Easytrip RFID?

The Easytrip RFID is a government-recommended radio frequency identification sticker attached to a vehicle's windshield or headlight for use in contactless and cashless toll fees

When you approach the Easytrip RFID lane at the toll plaza, a unique sensor will read your sticker, automatically lifting the toll barrier.[1] There’s no need to queue at the cash lane and rummage through your wallet or coin holder to get money.

Easytrip RFID Coverage

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Two tollway operators operate the different expressways in Luzon: the Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and San Miguel Corporation (SMC) Infrastructure.

The MPTC manages NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, C5-Link Flyover, and CALAX, while SMC Infrastructure is in charge of SLEX, Skyway, NAIAX, STAR Tollway, MCX, and TPLEX.

Each of these tollway corporations implements its own RFID system. MPTC uses Easytrip, while SMC uses Autosweep. This means Easytrip RFID is for expressways managed by MPTC. Likewise, the Autosweep RFID is for SMC Infrastructure-operated tollways.

See the table below for a better comparison of Easytrip coverage:

Expressway Accepted RFID
South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) Autosweep
Metro Manila Skyway System Autosweep
NAIA Expressway (NAIAX) Autosweep
Southern Tagalog Arterial Roads (STAR) Tollway Autosweep
Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) Autosweep
Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway (MCX) Autosweep
North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Easytrip
Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) Easytrip
Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway (CAVITEX) Easytrip
Cavite-Laguna Expressway (CALAX) Easytrip
C5-Link Flyover Easytrip

However, if you enroll your Easytrip RFID to Autosweep, you can use it at SMC tollgates. This is made possible by the toll interoperability project implemented by the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB). 

Easytrip RFIDs with the Neology stickers (RFID Duo) can be read by the Autosweep System. This means you can use SLEX, NAIAX, STAR Tollway, and TPLEX and pay using your Easytrip RFID.[2]

Enroll your Easytrip RFID to Autosweep at the following sites. Make sure to bring your car and a valid ID.

  • Skyway
  • SLEX
  • STAR
  • C5 Office
  • Petron Commerce
  • Petron Dasmariñas
  • Petron La Vista
  • Shell Magallanes
  • Calamba CSC
  • SLEX Greenfields
  • Southwoods NB
  • Sta. Rosa NB
  • Petron KM 44 NB
  • Petron San Pedro
  • Mamplasan SB Exit
  • Star Toll Lipa CSC
  • Petron Lipa
  • Petron Malvar
  • RFID TPLEX Office
  • Petron Pura SB/NB


Where Can I Get an Easytrip RFID?

You can get an Easytrip RFID through walk-in and drive-thru installation sites for free. Just head over to any of the Easytrip stations found along NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, C5 Link, and CALAX. This is a convenient option, as you don’t need to submit any complicated documents and you can use your Easytrip RFID right away.

👉 How to Get Your Free Easytrip RFID

To get your free Easytrip RFID, you need to follow a few quick steps: 

  1. Download and fill out the registration form found at the official Easytrip website: www.easytrip.ph.
  2. After filling out the form, drive to the nearest Easytrip station. Again, stations are found along NLEX, SCTEX, CAVITEX, C-5 Link, and CALAX. 
  3. At the station, pay the initial load.* Remember that the amount may vary, depending on the station. If you get an Easytrip RFID at a South station, you’ll need to pay ₱200. For Easytrip RFIDs installed at North stations, a ₱500 fee is required. 
  4. Have the sticker installed onto your car.** Wait for your car to be tested. 

*The Easytrip load is consumable and has no expiry.
**Easytrip implements a “No Vehicle, No Installation” policy. Bring your car to avail of the free installation service.

Easytrip Balance Inquiry Guide

There are three easy ways to check your Easytrip account balance: through the Easytrip website, the MPT DriveHub mobile app, or via SMS.

👉 How to Check Easytrip Balance via Website

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You don’t need to log in to your account on the Easytrip website to check your balance. Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. Go to www.easytrip.ph.
  2. A hovering Quick Balance Inquiry Card will prompt you to key in the following: account number and additional information (plate number, email, or contact number). 
  3. Click the Check Balance button.

👉 How to Check Easytrip Balance via the MPT DriveHub App

The MPT DriveHub is branded by the MPTC as the all-in-one travel companion app for motorists. Through this app, you can check your balance and even reload your Easytrip RFID account. 

Here’s how to check your Easytrip RFID balance on the MPT DriveHub app: 

  1. Download the MPT DriveHub app from Google Play or the App Store. Skip this step if you already have the app. 
  2. Sign in to your MPT DriveHub account. You can also log in to your Google or Apple account to automatically create a DriveHub account. 
  3. Tap the RFID icon and add your Easytrip account to check your load and other details. 

👉 How to Check Easytrip Balance via SMS

In case you don’t have an internet connection, you can still check your Easytrip RFID balance via SMS. Just text BAL<space>12-digit Easytrip account number and send it to 09191601553. 

This service is open to all networks and to both prepaid and postpaid users. 

Easytrip Online Reloading Guide

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To avoid any hassles when traveling through the expressway, make sure you have sufficient balance in your Easytrip account. Easytrip’s payment partners, such as banks and e-wallet providers, enable motorists to top up online even while on the road.

👉 How to Load Easytrip via the MPT DriveHub App

  1. Add your Easytrip account to the app. 
  2. Under the RFID tab, tap the top-up button. 
  3. Choose the Easytrip account you want to load. 
  4. Input the amount. 
  5. Choose your payment method from the available partner merchants. For quicker payments, add your card. 

👉 How to Load Easytrip via Online Banking or E-Wallet

Here’s how to reload your Easytrip account through GCash, Maya, Bayad, Metrobank Online, or UnionBank:

  1. Log in to your online banking or e-wallet account.
  2. Click on Pay Bills or Bills Payment.
  3. Choose Easytrip as your biller.
  4. For the Subscriber/Account Number, enter your Easytrip RFID account number.
  5. Enter the amount to load.
  6. Confirm your bills payment.

👉 How to Load Easytrip via BPI

  1. Log in to your BPI mobile app. 
  2. Go to Payments/Load, and choose Load e-wallet.
  3. Supply the required details and choose an e-wallet. 
  4. Click Confirm to finish the transaction.

👉 How to Load Easytrip via 7-Eleven

  1. On the screen of the CLiQQ kiosk, tap Bills Payment then Easytrip.
  2. Enter your Easytrip RFID account number, mobile number, and reload amount. 
  3. The machine will issue a receipt. Take the receipt to the cashier and pay. 

👉 How to Load Easytrip via Text

If you're a TNT subscriber, you can reload your Easytrip RFID account via text. You may load denominations of ₱100, ₱300, ₱500, or ₱1,000.

Just text EASY[DENOM][12-digit RFID account number] and then send it to 3279.

You'll receive an SMS for each successful transaction. Expect your Easytrip RFID account to be reloaded immediately after.

Reloading your Easytrip RFID account is now quicker and more convenient, whether online or onsite. Check out the complete list of Easytrip reloading partners[3] for more information.

📌 Pay for Your Road Trip Expenses with a Credit Card

Save on your fuel and other car-related expenses with rebates, discounts, and other perks from a credit card! Check out some of your best options below:

Credit Card Features and Benefits
UnionBank Platinum Mastercard
unionbank platinum mastercard
  • 1% cashback on all purchases, including fuel purchases 
  • Free lounge access at NAIA Terminals 1 and 3
HSBC Red Mastercard
hsbc red
  • 6% rebate on your first Caltex fuel purchase; 3% fuel rebate all year round
  • Up to 4x rewards points on shopping, dining, online, and overseas spend
HSBC Gold Visa Cash Back

  • 6% rebate on your first Caltex fuel purchase; 3% fuel rebate all year round
  • 5% cash back on dining transactions
  • 1% cash back on department store and overseas transactions
  • 0.50% cash back on all other transactions
Security Bank Complete Cashback Mastercard
Security Bank Complete Cashback Platinum Mastercard
  • 4% cashback on gas purchases 
  • 5% grocery rebate
  • 3% utility rebate
  • 2% dining rebate
  • 1% shopping rebate
Petron BPI Card
Petron BPI Card
  • 3% fuel rebate at BPI-accredited stations (up to ₱15,000 fuel rebate per year)
  • Free fuel voucher worth ₱200 for new cardholders

Easytrip FAQs

Got some questions on Easytrip that weren’t covered above? You may find the answers here. 

1. Can I use my old Easytrip RFID sticker to enjoy interoperability with Autosweep?

Note that only the latest RFID Duo (Neology RFID) can be enrolled to Autosweep. Get your old RFID replaced at any Easytrip station.

2. What are the participating Easytrip toll plazas in TRB's cashless dry run? 

For two months starting September 1, 2023, cash lanes will be removed at participating toll plazas for TRB's cashless dry run. If you frequently go through these Easytrip toll plazas,[4] make sure you always have enough load in your balance:

  • North Luzon Expressway - All toll plazas
  • Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway - All toll plazas
  • Cavite-Laguna Expressway - All toll plazas
  • Manila-Cavite Toll Expressway-C5 Southlink - Taguig Toll Plaza and Merville Toll Plaza

More plazas will be added eventually, so keep your eyes peeled. 


3. What if I don't have an Easytrip RFID sticker during the cashless dry run? 

Cash lanes are still available in certain areas. However, motorists will be encouraged to install RFID stickers to ease the flow of traffic. 

Related reading: 

Final Thoughts

Getting an Easytrip RFID may sound like a hassle, but it’s actually not. Registration is free and doesn’t require complicated documents. The benefit clearly outweighs the hurdle–you get to enjoy faster trips! Register now if you have the time, so you can enjoy a smooth and fun trip with your loved ones.

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Venus has almost 20 years of combined experience in content marketing, SEO, corporate communications, and public relations. Most of her career was spent creating informative articles on personal finance and digital marketing. She also invests in stocks, mutual funds, VUL, and Pag-IBIG MP2. Venus graduated cum laude with a Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines Diliman. A hardcore Hallyu Tita, she loves bingeing Korean shows on Netflix while bonding with her cats. Follow Venus on LinkedIn.


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