An Exhaustive Guide in Setting up your RFIDs (AutoSweep, EasyTrip) and Reload in GCash

The pandemic, with all its effects on society, has also provided a great catalyst for societal change. There is no other motivator that has really accelerated all manner of online shopping, virtual meetings, and cashless payments until now. We can even see its effect on transportation, as we see jeepneys setting up seating barriers and bicycle lanes popping up on many major roads.

In this post, I’ll try my best to offer an easy-to-digest guide in setting up and reloading RFIDs using GCash.

Initial Setup

What’s the difference between AutoSweep and EasyTrip?

AutoSweep, operated by San Miguel Corporation, is the cashless service deployed to SLEX (South Luzon Expressway), SKYWAY, NAIAX (NAIA Expressway), STAR Tollway (Southern Tagalog Arterial Road), TPLEX (Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union Expressway), and MCX (Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway).

EasyTrip is operated by Metro Pacific Tollways and is the cashless service for CAVITEX (Cavite Expressway), C5 Link, NLEX Harbor Link, CALAX (Cavite Laguna Expressway), NLEX (North Luzon Expressway), SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway).

Where can I get AutoSweep and EasyTrip tags?

AutoSweep Installation

Currently, for AutoSweep, there are no self-serve installations. You just need to queue at toll booths that offer the service.

AutoSweep Installation Sites
LocationTimeSite
SLEX24 hours– SLEX After Calamba Entry Toll Gate
– SLEX ETON Plaza Northbound
SLEX6:00AM – 10:00PM– Sta. Rosa Toll Plaza Southbound
– Cabuyao Toll Plaza Northbound
– Southwoods Toll Plaza Northbound
SLEX6:00AM – 5:00PM– Total SLEX Northbound
SLEX6:00AM – 6:00PM– Alabang Entry Toll Gate Southbound
– Petron Silangan (KM.44) Southbound
– Mamplasan Toll Plaza Northbound/Southbound
– Filinvest Toll Plaza
– Caltex MCX
– Caltex Mamplasan Northbound
SLEX8:00AM – 5:00PM– Ayala Greenfield CSC
– Southwoods CSC Northbound
– Sta. Rosa CSC Southbound
– Cabuyao Toll Plaza Southbound
– Susana Heights Toll Plaza Southbound
– Calamba CSC Northbound (After Toll Gate)
– Petron San Pedro Southbound
– Shell Mamplasan Northbound
– Shell Putatan Southbound
– Southwoods Mall Terminal 1
Skyway/NAIAX24 hours– C5 Customer Service Center Southbound
– Old NAIAX Drive-Thru Westbound
Skyway/NAIAX6:00AM – 10:00PM– Bicutan Toll Plaza
– Nichols Toll Plaza
– Skyway Runway Toll Plaza Northbound
– Sucat Southbound Exit
Skyway/NAIAX6:00AM – 6:00PM– NAIAX Main Toll Plaza A&B
Skyway/NAIAX8:00AM – 5:00PM– C5 Toll Plaza Northbound
– Petron Dasmarinas
STAR Tollway6:00AM – 6:00PM– STAR Tollway Lipa Customer Service (Tambo Exit)
– Sto. Tomas Drive-Thru Northbound
– Lipa Southbound Drive-Thru
– Batangas Drive-Thru Southbound
– Petron Lipa Northbound
– Petron Malvar Southbound
STAR Tollway8:00AM – 5:00PM-Petron Ibaan (KM86)
TPLEX24 hours– TPLEX Tarlac Main Office Northbound
TPLEX7:00AM – 4:00PM– Tarlac Toll Plaza
– Victoria Toll Plaza
– Pura Toll Plaza
– Carmen Toll Plaza
– Urdaneta Toll Plaza
– Rosario Toll Plaza
TPLEX8:00AM – 5:00PM– Petron Pura Northbound
– Petron Pura Southbound

EasyTrip Installation

For EasyTrip, there are three ways of registering — by setting an appointment, by going to any installation site, or by buying a self-serve kit in Shopee or Lazada.

Over-the-Counter Installation via Appointment

Here are the steps in applying for a tag using an appointment:

  1. Set an appointment using this site. You will be receiving a QR code and also an email with your appointment details.
  2. Go to the installation site on your appointed date.
  3. Show the QR code to the EasyTrip attendant.
  4. Pay the Php 200 fee.
  5. Have the RFID sticker applied to your car.

Over-the-Counter Installation without appointment:

Here are the steps in applying for a tag without appointments:

  1. Go to the installation site on your appointed date. It would be preferable to go there as early as possible, or go to a site that is not as popular.
  2. Fill up their application form. There is no need to submit OR/CR photocopies.
  3. Pay the Php 200 fee.
  4. Have the RFID sticker applied to your car.
EasyTrip Installation Sites: Expressway
LocationTimeSite
NLEX24 hours– NLEX Balintawak Lane N10
– NLEX Bocaue Barrier Lane X01 (Expansion)
NLEX6:30AM – 10:00PM
(Monday-Saturday)
– Mindanao Lane, Easytrip Tent Lane N02
NLEX8:00AM – 5:00PM
(Monday – Saturday)
– Karuhatan Lane
– Philippine Arena Southbound Toll Plaza Entry
– Petron Marilao Northbound
– Shell Balagtas Northbound
– Petron Balagtas Southbound
– NLEX Drive & Dine Southbound
– Mindanao Toll Plaza Easytrip POS Tent
NLEX8:00AM – 5:30PM
(Monday – Saturday)
– Balagtas Lane, Easytrip POS Tent before entry
NLEX8:30AM – 5:30PM
(Monday – Sunday)
– Balintawak AOVP, After Balintawak Toll Plaza
– Angeles Toll Plaza before exit
– San Fernando Customer Service Center
– Tabang Customer Service Center
– Balintawak Customer Service Center
– Philippine Arena Northbound Exit Lane 04
– Tipo Easytrip Tent Parking
– Marilao Lane SB Toll Plaza Entry Parking
– Porac Toll Plaza
– Dau Interchange Northbound/Southbound
– Mabiga Northbound/Southbound
– Sta. Rita Northbound Lane X05
– Pulilan Northbound Lane X03
NLEX9:00AM – 4:00PM
(Monday – Saturday)
– Tarlac Easytrip Tent
– Petron Lakeshore
NLEX10:00AM – 5:00 PM
(Monday – Saturday)
– Angeles Easytrip Tent
NLEX6:30AM – 6:00PM
(Monday – Sunday)
– Balagtas Tent Easytrip POS tent on TSB Parking
CAVITEX24 hours– CAVITEX CIC Northbound Ambulant
– CAVITEX CIC Southbound Ambulant
CAVITEX6:00AM – 3:00PM
(Monday – Friday)
– Kabihasan Toll Plaza
CAVITEX8:00AM – 5:00PM
(Monday – Friday)
– Longos Bacoor Northbound
CAVITEX6:00AM – 3:00PM
(Monday – Sunday)
– Kawit Northbound Toll Plaza
C5 Link Expressway24 hours– C5-LINK Merville Toll Plaza
– C5-LINK Taguig Toll Plaza
C5 Link Expressway8:30AM – 5:30PM
(Monday – Saturday)
– C5 Customer Service Center
CALAX24 hours– CALAX Mamplasan Greenfield Customer Service Center
– CALAX Laguna Boulevard Plaza A
– CALAX Laguna Boulevard Plaza B
– CALAX Laguna Technopark Toll Plaza
CALAX8:00AM – 5:00PM
(Monday – Sunday)
– Santa Rosa Toll Plaza
Buying a self-serve kit in Shopee / Lazada

You can also buy your own RFID in Shopee and Lazada and have it registered on the EasyTrip site. We can follow these steps to get our own RFID kit:

  1. Buy the RFID from Lazada or Shopee (look for “EasyTrip stick-it-yourself RFID” keywords). Price is around Php 500, excluding the delivery fee.
  2. Once ordered, take note of the order number as we need to input it in the self-register site.
  3. Go to the EasyTrip self-register site to register the RFID tag.

Reloading your RFID accounts

How do I reload my AutoSweep account?

Via Gcash

The simplest way is to use your GCash app. And you can also use your GCredit to pay for the biller. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to your GCash app, select Pay Bills.
  2. Under Pay Bills, select Transportation, then select AutoSweep RFID, or search for it.
  3. Enter your account number and amount. The account number is the 6 digit number behind your card, under the QR code. The minimum amount to load is Php 200. Also take note that there is a Php 10 transaction fee.
  4. Once paid, the payment will be posted real-time.

Via over-the-counter and other online partners

For AutoSweep, there are a lot of reloading partners listed on their site. However, take note that not all of them post in real-time (usually they require around an hour to credit) and may also include service fees when reloading.

Via toll booths / expressway stations

You can also reload via certain lanes in toll plazas or stations along the expressway:

SLEX Stations
  • Ayala Greenfield SB Toll Plaza
  • Santa Rosa SB Toll Plaza
  • Santa Rosa NB Toll Plaza
  • Southwoods NB Toll Plaza
  • Southwoods SB Toll Plaza
  • Carmona Toll Plaza
  • Susana Heights Toll Plaza
  • Cabuyao SB Toll Plaza
  • Petron San Pedro SB
  • Shell Putatan SB
  • Shell Mamplasan NB

STAR Tollway Stations

  • Malvar KM 75, SB
  • Petron Lipa KM 79, NB

TPLEX Stations

  • Petron Pura, NB
  • Petron Pura, SB

How do I check my AutoSweep balance?

You can either check their website or check via SMS (09178608655 for Globe, 09188608655 for Smart):

AUTOSWEEP <space> BALINQ <space> <platenumber>

Note that you can only use the mobile number and plate number registered to your account to check the balance.

How do I reload my EasyTrip account?

Via Gcash app

Again, the simplest way is to use your GCash app. Similar to AutoSweep, you can also use your GCredit to pay for the biller. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to your GCash app, select Pay Bills.
  2. Under Pay Bills, select Transportation, then select EasyTrip, or search for it.
  3. Enter your account number and amount. Take note that there is a Php 15 transaction fee.
  4. Once paid, the payment will be posted real-time.

Via over-the-counter and other partners

EasyTrip lists its partners on its site. However, crediting periods and transaction fees vary per partner.

Via toll plazas / expressway stations

EasyTrip also has a lot of reloading stations along their expressways, however, keep in mind that the credit period is not real-time. Better provide a 30 minute to 1-hour allowance before the journey.

Here are the locations:

NLEX Stations

  • Petron Marilao Northbound (NB) – 8am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Shell Balagtas NB – 8am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Petron Balagtas Southbound (SB) – 8am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • NLEX Drive & Dine – 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Petron Lakeshore – 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • San Fernando Customer Service Center (CSC) – 6:30am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Tabang CSC – 6:30am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Balagtas Lane – 8am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Karuhatan Lane  – 6am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Angeles Easytrip Tent  – 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday
  • Tarlac Easytrip Tent  – 9am to 4pm, Monday to Saturday

Cavitex Stations

  • Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation CSC NB (ambulant) – 5am to 8pm daily
  • Cavitex Infrastructure Corporation CSC SB (ambulant) – 5am to 8pm daily
  • Kawit NB Toll Plaza – 6am to 3pm daily

C5 South Link Stations

  • C5 CSC – 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday to Saturday

CALAX Stations

  • CALAX CSC – 8am to 5pm daily

Miscellaneous Questions

Will I be getting a traffic offense once I don’t have my RFID installed after the due date?

No, they have become reasonable and you can just get your RFID installed in the toll booths that support it.

Will there be a unified RFID scheme implemented soon?

Not yet, however, as a workaround, if you have an AutoSweep account, you can link it to EasyTrip by going to any EasyTrip installation site and applying for it. You just need to bring your AutoSweep card as well as take the car with the RFID tag with you.

This process is only for EasyTrip. There is currently no way to link an EasyTrip account to an AutoSweep one.

Another alternative is to apply for both if you need both RFID tags.

Summary

I’ve summarized all the steps and needed info to apply for both RFID tags, as well as how to reload once you’ve applied to them. I’ve also put in some notes, tips, and caveats for better guidance.

If you’d like to learn more about GCash, I created a how-to on the basics of GCash.

Here is a list of links if you’re interested in the main GCash features:

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