Manila–Cavite Expressway

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Manila–Cavite Expressway
Coastal Road
Aguinaldo Boulevard
Manila — Cavite Coastal Road
View of the expressway extension in Bacoor Bay
Route information
Length: 14.0 km (8.7 mi)
Existed: 1998[1] – present
Major junctions
North end: N61 (Philippines).svg Roxas Boulevard (N61) in Parañaque)
South end: Tirona Highway (N62)/Antero Soriano Highway (N401) in Kawit, Cavite)
Major cities:
Towns: Kawit
Highway system
Highways | Expressways
Manila–Cavite Expressway looking northbound near Zapote in Las Piñas
CAVITEX approaching the terminus at NAIA Road in Tambo, Parañaque

The Manila–Cavite Expressway, also known as Coastal Road/CAVITEx, is a 14-kilometre (8.7 mi) long limited-access toll expressway linking Manila to the southern province of Cavite in the Philippines. It is designated as Expressway 3 (E3) of the Philippine highway network and a component of Radial Road 1 (R-1) of Manila's arterial road network. It is owned and operated by the Public Estates Authority Tollway Corporation (PEATC), a government owned corporation and a subsidiary of the Public Estates Authority, an office under the Office of the President..

At the north end, it feeds into and from Roxas Boulevard in the city of Parañaque in Metro Manila, also part of R-1. At the south end, it splits into two terminii, both along the north coast in Kawit, Cavite. One feeds into the intersection of Tirona Highway and Antero Soriano Highway. Left backtracks through Binakayan back to Bacoor, straight proceeds on Soriano towards the Cavite Economic Zone, and right proceeds towards the highway's other terminus on Tirona Highway near the Aguinaldo Shrine heading towards Noveleta.

In 2011, the extension going to Kawit, Cavite was opened to the public, where it will eventually connect to C-6, the now-under-construction Bulacan-Rizal-Manila-Cavite Regional Expressway and to the proposed Cavite-Laguna Expressway. In 2015, the C-5 Road was extended south to connect to the northbound lanes of the expressway in Las Piñas. Since December 2016, Coastal Road also links to the elevated NAIA Expressway at its north end providing access to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Skyway. It will be the street alignment of the Manila LRT-1 South Extension when completed in Parañaque. It will have 2 stations, namely: Asia World and Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The expressway features a limited number of interchanges. The original south terminus of the expressway in Bacoor has been converted into a full trumpet interchange. There are two toll barriers on the expressway: the original barrier at Las Piñas and the extension barrier in Kawit. Vehicles are charged a flat toll rate based on class. PEATC has also incorporated a near-field communication prepaid card it calls E-TAP. The Expressway is now also accepting an electronic toll collection system called Easydrive set up by Easytrip Serivices Corporation, which currently manages ETC for the North Luzon Expressway (however, Easydrive is currently not cross-compatible with the NLEX's Easytrip).[2]


Originally conceived as one of 3 expressways emanating from Manila, Coastal Road is proposed since the Marcos era, however, it was not constructed. Manila-Cavite Expressway started as a 6.6-kilometre (4.1 mi) expressway built on reclaimed land in 1998. [1] On 2011, a 7-kilometre (4.3 mi) extension to Kawit, Cavite is opened.[1]

On December 28, 2016, the access ramps connecting Coastal Road and NAIA Expressway has been opened to all motorists coming from Cavite and Las Piñas City for easier access to NAIA Terminals 1, 2 and 3 and vice versa.


C5 South Link[edit]

C-5 South Link Expressway is a 7.7-kilometer, six-lane road which will connect C-5 road from Taguig to Coastal Road. It entails the construction of a flyover between the C-5 Road in Bicutan, Taguig and the C-5 Road extension in Merville, Parañaque over the South Luzon Expressway. The second phase includes the completion of the C-5 Road extension from Merville to Las Piñas and the construction of an interchange with Coastal Road. The ₱9.5B Cavitex C5 South Link project is expected to be completed by 2019.[3]

Technical specifications[edit]

  • Name: Manila–Cavite Expressway or CAVITEX
  • Concession holder: Cavite Infrastructure Corporation
  • Operator: Cavite Infrastructure Corporation
  • Concession starting date: 1996
  • Concession ending date: 2023
  • Length: 14 km
  • Highway exits: 3
  • Lanes: 4 Lanes (2 Lanes each direction)
  • Toll plazas: 2
  • Rest and Service Areas: none
  • Minimum Height Clearance on Underpasses:


Las Piñas Toll Barrier

Tolls are assessed in each direction at each barrier, based on class. In accordance with law, all toll rates include a 12% Value-Added Tax.

Class Las Pinas Kawit
1 24.00 ₱64.00
2 ₱48.00 ₱129.00
3 ₱72.00 ₱194.00


Current exits[edit]

This exit list includes all exits, and also exits under construction.

Region Province City/Municipality Km Mi Destination Notes
Metro Manila Parañaque 8 NAIA Road Start of expressway. Road continues as Roxas Boulevard going to the capital city of Manila.
? NAIA Expressway Access to Skyway, Newport City and Terminals 1, 2 and 3 from the northbound lane.
10 Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard Traffic light intersection. No right turns from southbound lane.
Las Piñas 13 Las Piñas Toll Plaza
14 C-5 Road Extension Right-in/right-out exit for C-5 Road Extension.
Calabarzon Cavite Bacoor 15 Zapote Trumpet interchange. Former terminus
Kawit 23 Kawit Toll Plaza
24 Kawit, Naic At-grade intersection. End of expressway. Road continues south as Antero Soriano Highway. Link with the future Cavite-Laguna Expressway.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
Distances are measured from Kilometer Zero.

Future Exits[edit]

Kilometer No. Exit Interchange type Location Remarks
TBA CAVITEx-BRMCRex TBA Bacoor, Cavite It connects Bulacan–Rizal–Manila–Cavite Regional Expressway and Cavitex
TBA Sangley Point TBA Las Piñas, Manila It connects Coastal Road to the Airport on Cavite City. This is an underwater road with Light Rail Transit.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Land Development". Philippine Reclamation Authority. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Frequently Asked Question - Cavitex". Easytrip Services Corporation Philippines. Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  3. ^ Amojelar, D.G. (1 February 2017). "FF Cruz to build Cavitex C5 link". The Standard (Philippines). Retrieved 7 February 2017. 
  4. ^

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°28′10″N 120°57′27″E / 14.46944°N 120.95750°E / 14.46944; 120.95750