Bus Transfers To and From Manila Airport
Buses from Manila Airport with Bus Routes and Times
There are several different ways to transfer from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Metro Manila. By bus is one of them. While the city buses and the jeepney are mostly used by the locals and not recommended for travelers with large luggage, the option is still there.
There are nine local city bus routes servicing the airport and Manila city, but these routes are mostly used by locals as they go to very specific locations within the city and they are not wildly recommended for tourists, especially when travelling with large luggage.
One of the nine lines run via Circumferential Road 5 (C-5) and the other eight run via Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA). These routes do not stop at every terminal, but there is a free airport shuttle servicing the different airport terminals, so if your bus does not stop at your terminal you can transfer there via this shuttle service.
City Bus route 2 is an option used by some travelers as it will take them from or to Terminal 3 to the EDSA-MIA at Milano Airport to Baclaran Station where they can transfer to the LRT, the Light Rail Transit System.
Bus tickets are sold on the bus and a single ticket fare is 20 PHP.
The Ultimate Bus Experience
UBE Express is a shuttle bus servicing five different routes between MNL Airport and Metro Manila hotels.
These routes are as follow:
- Araneta Center Route – to Araneta Center and Cubao.
- Entertainment City Route – to Entertainment City and Mall of Asia, the express shuttle stops at all major hotels and casinos in the area.
- Grand Prix Route – to Grand Prix Hotel/Victory Liner Pasay and Kabayan Hotel
- Makati Route – to Parksquare Ayala Center.
- Robinsons Route – to various hotels in the Metro Manila area.
Bus stops and schedules at the Airport:
- Terminal 1 – Main Arrivals Area – From 8.00 am to 10.00 pm.
- Terminal 2 – Arrivals Bay 17 – From 8.00 am to 10.00 pm.
- Terminal 3 – Arrivals Bay 14 – 24/7
- Terminal 4 – Arrivals Exit – From 8.00 am to 10.00 pm.
The buses depart from their different locations every 30 minutes. Traffic in Manila can be chaotic at times so the trip can take more than an hour depending on the time of day of the trip.
Tickets are sold at the UBE Express counters inside the terminals or online through their website https://www.ubeexpress.com/
The fare is a fixed rate of 100 PHP for the Araneta Center Route and 150 PHP for the other four routes.
There are a few jeepney lines servicing Manila airport, although this is not a recommended transportation for anyone with large luggage as they are often crowded and your luggage might not be safe. The lines service Pasay and Parañque, and not Metro Manila, and they are as follows:
- Domestic Airport-Baclaran-South Pier
Airport shuttle service
There is also a free shuttle service transporting travelers between the different terminals of the airport available on both air and landside.