City of Manila Transportation

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  • NAIA, Manila, Philippines
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City of Manila Transportation

  • Ride around Manila

    To make things easier as a tourist in Manila, you must know the name of the place where you want to go and pronounce it clearly and slowly (less british accents pls.) Since the city is big, its endless to drive around. Be sure where to go. Taxis are available but avoid the rush hour at 7am and 5pm. its hard to get a cab. Check if the meter is on....

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  • Airlines going to/from Metro Manila

    If you wish to fly from any point of Luzon (Metro Manila, Makati City, etc) to Visayas (Cebu City) or Mindanao (Davao), you can choose to ride a ship, airplane or a bus.The most common is by airplane since it saves time, convenient but the cost is a little pricey. You can book online for airlines locally and internationally through...

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  • getting around the Metro

    Jeepney is our local transportation in getting around the city of Metro Manila and in all of the provinces in the country, due to its cheap fare, 8.50Php being the minimum fare for 5-10 km. It’s also a practical way to spend money especially if the distance you need to reach is just a few blocks away.When you wish to ride a jeepney, you just have...

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  • Pedicab: 3 wheeled public transportation

    Pedicab is a 3 wheeled public vehicle that’s more commonly seen on the streets of Manila and in the provinces. It's like the manual version of a tricycle that goes around only for a short distance.Maximum capacity: 3 paxThe fares vary in locations. In Taft Avenue, Manila, pedicab fare ranges from 10-20Php per pax. Just beware of the pedicabs around...

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  • Tricycle

    Tricycles are comparable to the tuk-tuks of Thailand. Tricycles can only travel in a short distance so you can only see these vehicles in the corners of streets or subdivisions & these are commonly seen in the provinces.Usually tricycle drivers, wait for passengers to occupy all the seats of the vehicle before the passengers are sent to their...

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  • Airport Metered Taxis

    The airport taxis, yellow colored ones, has an initial flag rate of 70Php which is very far from the regular flag down rate of ordinary taxis, 40Php.If you’re on a budget, you can take a taxi from the airport- NAIA terminal 2, up in the upper level of the arrival area, ordinary taxis are available there (ordinary taxis available 630am-8pm).from...

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  • Metered Taxis

    People usually take a cab especially if they're late going to work, meetings, or appointments and sometimes when they aren't sure of the road to take to go in a certain place.Flag down rate starts at 40Php.But this isn't the practical way get around the city especially on rush hours (7-10am, 5-8pm), you'll just get yourself stuck in traffic.Please...

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  • Non-Aircon & Aircon Bus

    Usually people who want to be comfortable would take the aircon buses or FX or the UV express services. The often disadvantage of the aircon buses is that if your travel time is allotted for 15mins only, taking the aircon bus will double your travel time. This happens because the bus drivers and conductors (these are the people that seems like the...

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  • Taking the subway

    We have 3 trains going around the metro- MRT3, LRT1 & LRT2MRT3 is the busiest and the most crowded train you’ll ever see… especially on weekdays! A lot of people exert effort and try to ride the MRT since it’s the cheapest mode of transportation. Minimum fare is 11Php, Maximum fare south to north bound, only 14Php. The end points- South and North...

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  • UV express service & FX

    The FX and the UV express services are also another convenient way to get to your destination. It’s air conditioned and like a personal service car but a little expensive. These vehicles can be found in terminal stations, they have specific location going to and you can also ask the driver to drop you off at a certain place. Fares vary from...

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  • Safe airport taxi

    For foreign visitor who arrive at the airport's Terminal 1, if you need a ride to anywhere in Manila and you did not arrange for any airport transfer beforehand, the best and safest way to go around is by the yellow airport taxi. They're admittedly not the cheapest but to avoid the risk of being cheated by regular taxis who might charge you more...

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  • Plane Travel to and around the...

    Philippine Airlines (PAL) is the country's flag carrier and flies from major cities around the globe and into key cities in the Philippines (Baguio, Puerto Princesa, Cebu, Bacolod, Kalibo, Iloilo, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Gen. Santos). Only PAL planes use the modern and new Centennial airports. Other airlines use the old NAIA airport.Cebu...

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  • Getting Out of Manila's Airport on a...

    If you're in Manila on a tight budget, here are some low-cost ways of getting out of the airport. Taxis in Manila's airport are as a whole rip-offs especially the ones waiting in line at the arrival area.Mind though that airport in Manila (strictly speaking it's not on Manila but on nearby 2 cities) has 4 functioning terminals. (1) Old Domestic -...

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  • Light Trains - Best Way Around the City

    The best way to go around Metro Manila is via the 3 light rail lines - (1) the Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT-1; yellow line), north/south, (2) Metro Rail Transit (MRT-2; blue line), travels along EDSA, around Metro Manila somewhat circumferentially, and (3) Light Rail Transit 2 (LRT-2; purple line), east to west. They are interconnected at some...

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  • Trustworthy Cabs

    if you want to take the cab, it's best to hire the taxis of the big companies like Basic, R&E, Dollar, Davis, etc. You can actually call them to fetch you. I often use basic but only for going around here. I'm pretty sure some of them can accommodate your trip whether to go to angeles or just to the bus terminal.

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  • Getting Around Manila

    Getting around manila is easy most of the people speaks english so asking someone a question is not a bad thing just a tip if you are lost ask someone especially if your preference mode of transportation is the iconic must ride jeepney. because jeepneys dont use numbers for the destination insead they have a destination infront, and streets are...

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  • See Manila in One Day, Ride A Wow...

    The ordinary jeepney has been the mode of transportation in Manila and most places in our country. I discovered by chance (after lunch w/ hubby at Harbour Square) that there is now an alternative to the ordinary jeepney or the taxi when going around Manila- the Wow Jeepneys, and I must say they are really a WOW, with their colorful body painting,...

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  • Tour Intramuros in a Tram, Kalesa or...

    Intramuros is such a small place. It is fun strolling leisurely around the area. However, you can opt to ride the tram or kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) to tour Fort Santiago, and the kalesa or pedicab to tour Intamuros, especially on a hot or rainy day.

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  • Arriving Via Clark Airbase -Angeles City

    For those arriving via Clark airbase and Do not want to waste time trying the budget way by hoping to the nearest town & thereafter Manila, Just get the Philtranco bus from the airport at 350bath/pax direct to SM Megamall Manduluyong City

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  • The Jeepney

    The Jeepney is the Philippines unique contribution to transportation. There are built from the bodies of old american jeeps and each is painted with a unique airbrush design. Although loud, hot and noisy, they are the incredibly cheap way to get around and no experience will make you feel more like a local than riding around in one of these.

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  • Jeepneys

    Manila is filled with Jeeps with routes to all corners of the city.Minimum fare as of Oct2008, is PHP8.50 for the first 4 km. Addt'l PHP1.50 for every suceeding kms. Double check the route before you go on board. Its best to actually ask the driver of some of the passengers if you have the right jeep. =)

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  • Wow Manila Sakay Na Hop On Hop Off

    There is already a "Hop On HOp Off" service in Manila called "Wow Manila Sakay Na!The vans will be moving around Makati Pasay and Manila.Patterned after Singapore’s "SIA Hop-On Bus" and Europe’s "Busabout" system, Wow Manila’s vans stop every hour at 15 designated pick-up points located near hotels, malls, and other commercial areas around the...

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  • Inside metro manila

    Getting around in Manila can be a bit tricky!Taxis are plenty but they might not always be ready to take you to places out of the downtown. Buses range from shiny airconed ones to rickety old ones with wooden seats! Not a great idea if you are not very familiar with the routes. The LRT is a good mode, it runs along the EDSA, the main arterial...

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  • Jeepney

    Jeepney or Jeep as it is often called, is the famous trademark of Manila Streets. They are fast and furious! :-) A regular Jeep can accomodate upto 16 persons but some can accomodate upto 20 persons!Jeeps, just like any other mode of transport has their own specific route. Their routes are painted on the sides of their jeeps and a small signboard...

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  • Light Rail Transit (LRT)

    Light Rail Transit or LRT has 18 stations which will take you to 3 major cities in Metro Manila - Caloocan, Manila and Pasay.LRT is considered as the fastest way from North to South. Though the speed may not be as fast as the bullet train or any train in the world still it is the most convenient way of staying away from the traffic below :-)LRT...

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  • By Plane

    Major Airlines like Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air, Asiana etc. have their daily flight schedules to and from Manila. There are 2 international terminals (as of this time) located in the boundaries of Paranaque and Pasay City.Centennial Airport is exclusive for Philippine Airlines flights while the rest...

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  • Riding a jeepney in downtown Manila

    In Bangkok, it is the tuk tuk. In NYC, the yellow cab. In Manila, it is the jeepney.Your experience in traffic congested and people everywhere's Manila is not complete without a ride in the local jeepney. I tried a few times.Difficult to know where the routes and destination and just hop on board. Ask around. If it is the wrong direction, you can...

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  • MRT along EDSA

    As EDSA (main thoroughfare in Manila) is usually clogged 24/7 (maybe not on a Sunday), just take the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) which runs from north to south of EDSA. It takes you from Pasay (South) to Quezon City (North).The MRT is elevated so you can see skyscrapers, houses, trees, and cars/buses/jeeps moving like turtles during rush hours.Here...

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  • Horse Carriages

    When you are at Fort Santiago and the Intramuros area, as well as Manila Cathedral, you will be approached by the horse carriage vendors who will pester you to ride on one of their horse carriages (just like many other cities). I did not give it a try but you could consider trying but it will not be cheap.

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  • Buses

    There are many buses in Manila which offer a cheap mode of transport but you need to be familiar with the routes and be careful of safety as these buses tend to be very crowded. There are also buses from Manila to the surrounding cities and towns as well. Not advisable to take the local buses unless you have some local friends bringing you around.

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  • Jeepneys

    Jeepneys are a cheap and exciting way to travel around Manila, but provided you have a local friend to bring you around or you are very familiar with the routes. This is because there are many confusing routes of the jeepneys and they are usually very crowded and a good chance for pickpockets and theft especially when a foreigner is on board. More...

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  • Taxis

    One of the best way to travel around Manila is by taxis. Due to safety reason, it is best to get a taxi from your hotel and travel directly to the destination, although this will inevitably cost more. In this way, you can request for the taxi to pick you up again at a certain time, thereby ensuring that you have proper transportation back to your...

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  • Ninoy Aquino Airport

    The Ninoy Aquino Airport is the international airport of Manila and is located at the Pasay area of the city. In fact this airport is in the city itself and you can see the city clearly during landing. Because of security reasons, only passengers are allowed into the airport and you will notice huge crowds waiting outside the airport which create...

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  • Rent a Taxi for a day

    I don't like riding the public transpo in the Manila. It's crowded, there's too much dust, and there seems to be more people than there are spaces in vehicles. So, when I can't bring my car, I rent a cab whose driver I know and trust.Basically, renting a cab for a day would normally be cheaper than renting a car from a regular transport service....

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  • All Planes land in the Manila Airport

    If you're travelling by plane to any major province or city in the Philippines, or coming from another country chances are that it will come from Manila or land in Manila, or will connect to a flight that leads to Manila. Airphils, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, jetstar asia, Eva Air, Cathay pacific, Asian Spirit, KLM, Thai Air, Lufthansa,...

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  • feel bad, but still good to ride on

    You can see this everywhere in Manila. As soon as you walk out the door of your hostel, you will see these people waving at you, smiling and asking if you need them. they are bicycle taxies. pretty handy to get around, especially when you are lost or when it stars pouring, and usually very cheap, too. Before you hop in, you gotta talk about the...

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  • calesa around town

    Why not complete the experience of touring colonial Manila by riding the "calesa" (horse drawn carriage)? Although not really a first choice to get to where you're going, the calesa ride will make your sightseeing more interesting. They can be found in almost every street corner. Fees usually depend on verbal agreement - from P20 to P50 or even...

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  • taxi cab

    if you're a foreigner, chances are your taxi driver would NOT use the meter or arrange a plus P50 with you. in a traffic jammed area such as manila, indeed, taxi is the most comfortable way to travel but there are just too many crooked drivers out there. taxis in manila too have the option to say no to you - it's traffic there, it's too far, it's...

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  • short distance tricycle

    what is a tricycle? a motorcycle with three wheels and a small carriage attached to its side which can carry at least 2 people. one passenger may also opt to ride behind the driver. there are others which are called pedicabs because they're not motorized. these are common modes of transport around manila especially going inside villages where...

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  • FX "taxis"

    Feeling too hot? Take the airconditioned FX taxis going around various points of Manila like their more humble counterpart, the jeepney. The FX resembles a mini van which seats 2 passengers in front, 4 in the middle and 4 in the back. Although more expensive than the jeepney, it has its pros - it's airconditioned, and travel time is a little...

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  • Manila via NAIA

    All airlines except Philippine Airlines land on the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City. An option to the more expensive PAL is Cebu Pacific, but the price difference isn't that much big. However, Cebu Pacific is known to fly on time most of the time, unlike the almost always delayed PAL. This is good for Hong Kong Manila flights only...

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  • NAIA terminal 2

    Philippine Airlines is the only airline landing in NAIA Terminal 2. Nothing much is different from the original airport - the lines are still long at check in and in immigration and you'll still pass by several security checks before you get in or out of the airport. Even the same crooked airport taxi drivers are here. The only difference is the...

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  • budget airline to manila

    If you're looking for ways to save money, Tiger Airlines will make you happy. A low budget, no frills airline (meaning no free food, movies, printed tickets and seat numbers), this airline flies to the Diosdado Macapagal Airport in Clark, Pampanga - north of Manila. Hop onto to the shuttle buses to get to Manila for P300. Two hours later, you'll be...

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  • Carabao Ride in Intramuros

    Aside from jeeps and calesa, we can rely on the water buffalo for a ride. A carabao on the loose in Intramuros?Possibly only during summer months when most tourists swelter in the tropical heat and students have their summer vacation, you can enjoy a carabao ride around Intramuros.Now, you'd definitely feel like our farmers who get help from these...

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  • Calesa

    Hop in the calesa or horse drawn carriage and experience the old parts of Manila, particularly Binondo (the heart of Chinatown) and Sta. Cruz. It's a ride down memory lane!In the picture is a grander version of the calesa, specifically meant for tourists, since it travels around Fort Santiago and Intramuros.Tip: Be prepared to haggle and agree on...

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