Passing Tarlac Pangasinan La Union Expressway (TPLEX) is a great experience specially when you are going to Northern Luzon. It will save you more time and less hustle than passing through the main road.
To begin with, most private vehicles passing through this route are Class 1 vehicles (Cars & Jeepneys, Including Taxis, Vans, Pick-Ups, etc. or Vehicles with 2 axles and an Overall Height of up To Feet). It will take you more or less 45 minutes of long travel at an average speed of 95KPH (100KPH maximum) from La Paz, Tarlac to Urdaneta, Pangasinan with a toll fee that cost around 235 Pesos (As of February 2017) .
TPLEX Map (courtesy of DPWH)
Will I pass here or not?
If you are planning for a long travel like Manila to Baguio or any point in Northern Luzon via TPLEX and vice-versa, I suggest you pass this route. The price of the toll fee will offset the price of the fuel compared to the longer and conventional route. It is also advantageous on your part because you cut-off a portion of your traveling time and improve the safety factor and road hazards.
If you planning for a short travel, avoid this route. The entry/exit points of the expressway will give another extra distance going to the main road. Use the main road instead.
Visit the link link below for more updated information about Toll Fees and Vehicle Classification.
Hotline/Emergency Number: 09178880715
Total Distance: 88.85 kilometers
- La Paz
- Rosario (Under construction)
Update: (As of February 2017), the route is until Pozzorobio entry/exit only. Rosario entry/exit is under construction.
How to get to Baguio via TPLEX
After passing Pozzorubio Exit, take Kennon Road for a shorter trip or via Marcos Highway. Please see this Kennon Road Guide for more information.
Since Rosario Exit is not yet complete, Take the Urdaneta Exit instead of Binalonan Exit when your route is going to the north or vice-versa. You will save 19 pesos of toll fee because the time covered between the two is virtually the same.