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Plus, LDP, DUKE, MEX, NPE Highway: Guide To Major Highway Toll Fares In Malaysia

Toll fares go up to more than RM100 for one-way travel.

 

Malaysia boasts an extensive network of 31 highways, featuring over 170 toll plazas, making it commonplace for many Malaysians to travel outstation or even commute daily to work. Using these highways could reduce travel time and help avoid traffic congestion.  

The cost of tolls on these highways can range from approximately RM1 to over RM100 for one-way travel, depending on factors such as the distance travelled and the type of vehicle. 

While highways are classified as public roads, the government has the authority to grant private companies the right to build and operate these roads. This includes managing the highways and collecting toll fees, which can accumulate to billions of ringgits annually. This privatisation allows for the maintenance and expansion of the highway infrastructure, albeit at a cost to the users.  

How Does The Malaysia’s Highway Toll System Work?  

In Malaysia, highway toll plazas employ a barrier system, and toll payments are typically made in a cashless manner using a Touch ‘n Go card, RFID, or credit/debit card. There are two main types of toll systems: the open toll system and the closed toll system. 

In the open toll system, drivers pay a fixed rate at toll booths located at specific sections along the highway. Conversely, in the closed toll system, drivers are charged upon exiting the highway, with toll fares calculated based on the distance travelled or the time spent on the highway. Some highways incorporate a mixed toll system, which combines both the open and closed systems along different segments of the road. 

Toll charges also vary depending on the type of vehicle. Generally, heavy vehicles incur higher toll rates, whereas taxis and buses benefit from lower toll rates. 

There are typically five vehicle classes, which are the following: 

The Penang Bridge, which is built over the ocean, has the following vehicle classification: 

Source: Plus Malaysia 

Major Highway Toll Fares 

North-South Expressway (NSE) 

The North-South Expressway (NSE) links the country’s northern and southernmost states, Kedah and Johor, making it the longest expressway in Malaysia at around 750 km. 

Operated by Plus Malaysia Berhad, a subsidiary of government linked-company UEM Group Berhad, the NSE took seven years to be completed and was opened to road users in 1994. 

Toll fares for users on the NSE differ depending on the driving distance. You can use Plus’s toll calculator here to find out how much you need to pay by inserting your entrance and exit toll locations. 

For example, if you’re travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, you would enter the NSE from the Kota Damansara toll plaza and exit through the Juru toll plaza. This would cost you the following toll charges: 

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  34.85 
Class 2  63.70 
Class 3  85.00 
Class 4  17.47 
Class 5  26.16 

East Coast Expressway (LPT) 

The East Coast Expressway (LPT) connects drivers to states on the east coast, spanning from Gombak, Selangor to Jabor, Terengganu at a length of 174 km.  

There are two parts of the LPT, which are the KL-Karak Expressway (KLK) and the East Coast Expressway Phase 1 (LPT1), an extension from the KLK. 

LPT is operated by Anih Berhad, which also manages other expressways such as the KL-Seremban Expressway (KLS). 

Toll fares for LPT vary depending on your driving distance. You can use the toll calculator on LPT’s website to find out the toll rates.  

If you’re travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Terengganu, you can enter the KLK at the Gombak toll plaza. Then, you may take the LPT1 from Karak toll plaza to Jabor toll plaza. 

Toll Fares At Gombak 

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  6.00 
Class 2  12.00 
Class 3  18.00 
Class 4  3.00 
Class 5  5.00 

Toll Fares From Karak to Jabor 

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  21.00 
Class 2  42.10 
Class 3  63.10 
Class 4  10.50 
Class 5  21.00 

Penang Bridge 

The Penang Bridge connects drivers from Penang Island to the mainland on the west coast of Malaysia, stretching 13.5 km over the ocean. 

Managed by Plus Malaysia Berhad, the iconic Penang Bridge was completed and opened to road users in 1985. 

There’s only one entrance on the Penang Bridge and the following toll fares apply:    

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  0.00 
Class 2  5.74 
Class 3  12.00 
Class 4  20.50 
Class 5  45.00 
Class 6  60.00 
Class 7  75.00 

Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) 

The Damansara-Puchong Expressway (LDP) provides accessibility to major townships in the western part of Klang Valley such as Damansara and Puchong through links to other expressways. 

The 40-km LDP, which started operations in 1999, is managed by Litrak Berhad, a company associated with infrastructure and property conglomerate Gamuda Berhad. 

The LDP highway has the following fixed toll rates at four toll locations which are Penchala, Petaling Jaya, Puchong Barat and Puchong Selatan: 

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  2.10 
Class 2  4.20 
Class 3  6.30 
Class 4  1.10 
Class 5  1.60 

Maju Expressway (MEX) 

Maju Expressway (MEX) provides the shortest route from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya, Cyberjaya and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. 

Operated by conglomerate Maju Holdings Berhad, which provides infrastructure and property services among others, the 26-km long MEX has been opened to users since 2007. 

You can use the MEX at four points of locations which are Putrajaya, Salak Selatan and Seri Kembangan at the following charges: 

Toll Fares At Putrajaya    

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  3.50 
Class 2  7.00 
Class 3  10.50 
Class 4  1.80 
Class 5  2.50 

Toll Fares At Salak Selatan   

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  2.00 
Class 2  4.00 
Class 3  6.00 
Class 4  1.00 
Class 5  1.50 

 Toll Fares At Seri Kembangan 

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  2.20 
Class 2  4.40 
Class 3  6.60 
Class 4  1.10 
Class 5  2.20 

Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway (DASH) 

Built to connect the western and eastern regions of Klang Valley, the Damansara-Shah Alam Elevated Expressway (DASH) starts from Puncak Perdana and ends at Penchala.  

Spanning 20.1 km, the elevated expressway also provides motorists with alternative routes to Persiaran Surian in Damansara and Subang Airport.  

The DASH Highway is operated by Projek Lintasan Kota Holdings Sendirian Berhad (Prolintas), an investment holdings company that oversees the construction and management of several expressways. 

The DASH Expressway can be accessed from three locations, which are Denai Alam, Kota Damansara and Kwasa Damansara at the following fixed toll rates: 

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  2.30 
Class 2  4.60 
Class 3  6.90 
Class 4  1.20 
Class 5  2.30 

Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) 

The Duta-Ulu Kelang Expressway (DUKE) connects road users traveling from the west to the east parts of Kuala Lumpur and to Kuala Lumpur city center.   

Duke is operated by a consortium, Kesturi Sendirian Berhad, which is a subsidiary of property developer Ekovest Berhad. 

You can enter the 18-km long Duke highway at several points of locations which include Ayer Panas, Batu, Segambut, Sentul Pasar and Sentul Pasar Tambahan and pay the following fixed toll rates:  

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  2.50 
Class 2  3.80 
Class 3  5.00 
Class 4  1.30 
Class 5  1.30 

New Coastal Highway (NPE) 

A major highway in the Klang Valley region, the New Coastal Highway (NPE) connects drivers from Subang Jaya and Bandar Sunway to Kuala Lumpur city center. 

Property and construction conglomerate IJM Corporation Berhad built the 19.6km long NPE Highway, which has been in operation since 2004.   

The NPE Highway has three entrances from Pantai Dalam, Petaling Jaya Section 2 and Petaling Jaya Section 5 and charges the following toll rates: 

Toll Plazas At Pantai Dalam and Petaling Jaya Section 5 

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  2.30 
Class 2  4.60 
Class 3  6.90 
Class 4  1.20 
Class 5  1.60 

Toll Plazas At Petaling Jaya Section 2 

Vehicle   Toll Fares (RM) 
Class 1  1.00 
Class 2  4.60 
Class 3  6.90 
Class 4  1.20 
Class 5  1.60 

Alternative Routes To Your Destination 

Whether it’s driving in the city or to another state, it’s common for Malaysians to rely on highways to access certain locations and for better road infrastructures.     

When taking the highway, drivers will need to pay toll fares, which can get quite costly, depending on the travel distance.  

If you’re taking the highway for interstate travel that covers long distances, you may want to prepare and calculate the toll fares beforehand. 

 

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