Member since 01 Sep 2017
Total posts 1
Any kind advice for getting around Manila airport and out to Makita city? What sort of travel time do I need between airport and Makita?
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 31 Jan 2013
Total posts 38
I just got back from a trip to Manila. There are coupon taxis available after you leave the terminal, follow the signs. They cost a little bit more but I recommend these over the metered taxis because at least you know what you are getting. There is also Grab (like Uber), which is what I used. My colleague did the coupon taxi and it was less hassle than the Grab car I took, so I will try a coupon taxi next time.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 14 Feb 2017
Total posts 77
Depends time of day. I was there last year and landed on a Friday at around 7pm and took us 3hrs to get to Makati. Traffic is congested all times of the day so best of luck!
I lived in Makati for a year, and worked near the airport so hopefully this info should be of help!Â
Member since 02 Mar 2013
Total posts 7
I'm in MNL right now, having arrived yesterday (thankfully a holiday here and virtually no traffic). I always stay in Makati and concur with the earlier poster that travel times are variable depending on the traffic. I arrived into T1 yesterday and took a Grab car into Makati. P179 (AUD$4-50). It was a near new Toyota Vios (similar to a corolla). There is a Grab stand just outside the arrivals exit door (look across the road to the right). I usually go to the Grab stand, order the vehicle through the app and wait a few minutes for the vehicle arrival at the Grab stand. Seamless and much easier IMO than any other option at MNL T1.
Member since 04 Oct 2016
Total posts 13
If you have a choice of airlines, avoid any arriving into T1 if you can. The trip from T3 is much easier. Most times it will be well under an hour, but as people have warned any traffic hiccup or bad weather can easily turn it into 3 hours. The section of road out to T1 is worst affected by bad weather.
Member since 06 Jan 2017
Total posts 3
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