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Transportation to and from Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport


What is the distance from Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport to the centre of Manila and Makati?

The distance from Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport to Intramuros, the historic centre of Manila, is 12 kilometres / 7.5 miles. Travel time is at least 40 minutes. Intramuros in Spanish means within the city walls (“intra muros”) and is the most interesting place for tourists, here you will find the sights Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church and National Museum of the Philippines. South of the historic city centre is Luneta Park (Liwasang Rizal), Manila’s Central Park. The distance from the airport to the centre of Makati is 7 kilometres / 4.3 miles, it takes at least 25 minutes to cover the distance.

From MNL Airport to Manila City centre by Taxi
12 km
40 min
PHP 600.-

Public transport

Bus and light rail / metro to Manila, Caloocan, Makati and Quezon City

There are many buses operating to and from Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport, you can choose between express buses, city buses and minibuses (“jeepney”). The most efficient way to travel is the combination of bus and light rail / metro. Bus line 18 (PITX-NAIA Loop) connects terminals T1, T2, T3 and T4 of the airport with EDSA-Taft LRT/MRT bus stop, Mall of Asia shopping center and PITX Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange. Travel time from terminals T1, T2 and T3 to EDSA-Taft LRT/MRT is 10 to 15 minutes, from Terminal 4 it takes 5 minutes. A bus ticket costs approximately 15.00 PHP per person, buses run from Monday to Sunday between 06:00 hours and 01:00 hours. At PITX Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange bus station, you can change for destinations south of Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport.

EDSA-Taft LRT/MRT bus stop is located at EDSA LRT Station (LRT Line 1 – Yellow) and Taft Avenue MRT Station (MRT Line 3). Manila and Caloocan are accessible by LRT Line 1, the journey time to Central Terminal near Intramuros in Manila is 15 minutes, you can get to Monumento in South Caloocan in 37 minutes. The price for a single ticket is 20.00 PHP to Manila and 30.00 PHP to Caloocan. Makati and Quezon City are accessible by MRT Line 3, the journey time to Ayala in Makati is 4 minutes, you can get to Quezon Avenue in Quezon City in 29 minutes. The price for a one-way ticket is 13.00 PHP to Makati and 28.00 PHP to Quezon City. Bus tickets are available from the bus driver, metro tickets can be bought at the stations, you will pay less if you’re in possession of a Beep Card.

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Manila: Old & New 4-Hour City Tour

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