The Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminal 1 is used for international flights. The NAIA Terminal 2 Airport is the airport used by Philippine Airlines for most of their domestic and international flights. The NAIA Terminal 3 on the other hand is the hub for most budget airlines like Cebu Pacific Air and Air Phil Express. This terminal is where I usually go to for my trips to Cebu and back to Manila because of the ever helpful and cheap promo fares like that of the Piso Fare of Cebu Pacific Air. Zestair uses the old Manila Domestic Airport.
For years I wondered how to go to NAIA Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 without hiring a taxi. I have no idea on how to commute to the NAIA terminal 2 and 3. Most taxis in Metro Manila asks for an additional charge if you ask them to take you to the airports in Pasay City. Even those taxis near EDSA or those parked under the Magallanes fly-over will charge you 250 pesos for a trip to the NAIA airport.
Going out of the NAIA Terminal 3 is very expensive also. Those airport yellow taxis have a flag down rate of 70 pesos and an additional 3 to 4 pesos while be charged every 100 meters. So if you’re just bound for EDSA or Baclaran, you’ll have to pay them around 150 to 200 pesos for a very short trip.
Even if you’ve bought your airplane tickets via cheap airline promo like the Piso Fare of Cebu Pacific Air, your trip will still be expensive thanks in part of the 200 pesos NAIA terminal fee and the expensive airport taxi fare. The terminal fee is unavoidable, we have no say on that, but for the expensive tax fares, we have an affordable alternative.
How to Commute to NAIA Terminal 3?
Good thing my older brother told me a little secret about commuting to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 or NAIA 3. He said that instead of taking the yellow airport taxi, I should look out for small buses or coasters that are parked just in front of where the yellow taxis are parked.
These small air-conditioned buses are mainly used by airport employees as well as other employees whose offices are inside the airport loop, but it is also open to airport passengers looking for cheap and affordable alternatives to airport taxis. Bus fare for the airport coaster is only 20 to 25 pesos. The airport bus leaves every 15 to 20 minutes.
Airport Bus in Pasay bound for NAIA Terminal 3
From NAIA Terminal 3, the airport bus will go to Baclaran, then to EDSA and will stop and park at a bus terminal, back of Chowking in Pasay Rotonda.
From here, you can access a lot of public vehicles such as the LRT, MRT, buses to EDSA, and jeepneys going to Cavite, Divisoria, Quiapo and a lot more. Many provincial bus terminals are also near the vicinity like the Partas bus station for those going to Vigan and Laoag or those provincial bus liners going to the Bicol Region.
How to go to NAIA Terminal 3?
If you don’t want to pay expensive taxi fares going to the NAIA 3 terminal, you can ride the Airport Loop bus and coaster at their Pasay Rotonda terminal. These buses leave the terminal at 20 minute intervals. Bus fare going to NAIA terminal 3 is only 20 pesos.
Take this advice from Field Trip Boy and have extra savings for your affordable vacations thanks in part from the savings from your taxi fare going to and from the NAIA terminal 3.
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