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Car Rental

Car Rental – due to the chaotic traffic in Manila, experienced visitors there usually advise first-time travelers not to rent a car (at lease if they’re simply trying to get around Manila). However, if one intends on traveling outside of Manila at some point, then a rental car many be handy after all. Here are […]

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TAXIS

TAXIS – there are two types of taxis operating in Manila: the yellow taxis (which charge P70 for the first 500 meters of travel, P4 for every 300 meters after), and White taxis (P40 for first 500 meters of travel, P3.50 for every 300 meters after). Compared to other international metropolises, Manila’s taxi rates are […]

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JEEPNEY

JEEPNEY – these colorful long-wheel-base jeeps (reminiscent of rainbow-colored buses in Colombia) are an alternative means of transportation in Manila. Even though they post their destinations on their windshields, jeepney drivers tend to go whichever direction they see fit (depending on where the other passengers are going as well). For this reason, only the more […]

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BUSES

BUSES – there are various private bus lines that negotiate their way through the chaotic traffic in Manila, running on major roads like Taft Avenue, but also into less familiar parts of Manila. For this reason, visitors prefer either the rail line (since they run on a fixed set of destinations), or taxis (for more […]

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Light Rail Transit

Light Rail Transit (LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3) – this is Manila’s elevated rail system, which has three lines: LRT-1 (yellow)(running north to south), LRT-2 (purple)(running west to east), and MRT-3 (blue)(running north to south along EDSA). Passengers can transfer from one rail link to another, but there is a separate fare for each line. Fares […]