16 Feb 2011
We have separate post on how to get to PAG-IBIG Office located at Justine Building along Gil Puyat. If that's what you're looking for, go to How To Get To PAGIBIG Justine Building. Click here.
If you want to commute to go to Makati Atrium Building and PAG-IBIG, here are the routes from different locations of Metro Manila:
If you're coming from areas of Alabang, Sucat, Pacita and southern Tagalog provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon. Ride a bus going to Cubao or Monumento or Fairview but wth "Ayala Ibabaw" sign. There are two options: Get off at Ayala Avenue or Buendia Avenue also known as Gil Puyat. I will explain later the next route or ride to take.
From Cavite, Tagaytay, Bacoor and nearby areas. Ride a jeep or bus to Baclaran. From Baclaran, ride a bus going to Cubao or Monumento or Fairview but wth "Ayala Ibabaw" sign. There are two options: Get off at Ayala Avenue or Buendia also known as Gil Puyat. I will explain later the next route or ride to take.
From Pasay Taft Rotonda and Mall of Asia or MOA. From MOA, ride a jeep to Taft. Ride a north bound train in Taft Station of MRT-3. You have two options: Get off at Ayala Station or Buendia Station also known as Gil Puyat. I will explain directions from both stations to Atrium building and make a comparison.
From Cubao, Trinoma, SM North EDSA, West Avenue, GMA-Kamuning, Quezon Avenue and Centris Walk, Shaw-EDSA, Boni and nearby areas. Ride a south bound train or train going to Taft in any MRT-3 Station e.g. Araneta Center Cubao Station, North Station or Quezon Avenue Staion. You have two options: Get off at Ayala Station or Buendia Station also known as Gil Puyat. I will explain directions from both stations to Atrium buiding and make a comparison.
Explanations and comparison:
If you choose to get off at Ayala Avenue or Ayala Station of MRT-3, walk towards the corner of EDSA and McKinley Road. McKinley is the road opposite Ayala Avenue. It's the road going to Forbes Park. Your landmark here is the Shell Gasoline Station. There's a terminal of jeepneys with "Washington-Ayala" sign at the back of Shell. Ride one of these jeepneys. Or you can ride right there at McKinley if there's a jeepney with "Washington-Ayala" sign.
Now, this one is important. There's strict ordinance in Makati. You need to get off at designated unloading zone. So, you must remind the driver that you're going to Makati Atrium Building and tell him to "Please" drop you off at the unloading zone nearest to your destination. Because if not, and you go beyond the first unloading zone, you will walk way too far.
The first unloading zone is at Rustan's or Glorietta. Get off right there. You need to walk. Here's the route to take. See the map below, then follow the direction next to the map:
Walk towards the direction of "Washington-Ayala" jeepneys and turn right onto the next small street before Peninsula Hotel, which is Fonda. Turn left on the service road which is Apartment Ridge Road. Follow the red line you see on the map until you reach the back entrance of Atrium Building.
If you get off at Buendia Avenue also known as Gil Puyat or Buendia Station of MRT-3, here's the route. Go to the terminal of jeepneys with "Washington Bel-Air MRT" sign. The terminal is located between SM Cyberzone 2 building and Shell Gasoline Station. Shell is located exactly at the corner of EDSA and Buendia. To get there from MRT, upon exit turn left and use the footbridge. From unloading station of buses, climb the stairs of MRT-3 Buendia Station, and go across EDSA. You will easily see the SM Cyborzone 2, the moment you get to the opposite side.
Ride a jeepney right there, and ask the driver to drop you off at Makati Avenue corner Buendia now known as Gil Puyat.
At the corner of Makati Avenue and Gil Puyat formerly Buendia is Petron Gas Station and opposite it is the Pacific Star Building. Ride a jeepney with "J.P. Rizal Zapote Ayala Avenue" sign along Makati Avenue, either at Petron side or Pacific Star building side. Ask the driver to drop you off at Makati Atrium Building.
In comparison, route via Buendia is better than via Ayala Station for a simple reason that you don't need to walk way too far to get to your destination.
From Gil Puyat Station of LRT-1. This is the route to take for commuters riding this train from Quiapo, Sta. Cruz, Monumento, Roosevelt, Pedro Gil, Padre Faura, U.N. Avenue and vicinity of Manila, Caloocan, Tondo, Divisoria and Pasay. Along Gil Puyat Avenue near corner Taft, ride a jeepney with "Guadalupe" or "Bel-Air MRT" sign. Get off at the corner of Gil Puyat and Makati Avenue where Pacific Star Building is exactly located. Ride a jeepney with "J.P. Rizal Zapote Ayala Avenue" sign along Makati Avenue near corner of Gil Puyat. Ask the driver to drop you off at Makati Atrium Building.
From Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, ride a jeepney along Kalayaan Avenue with "Ayala Avenue Zapote J.P. Rizal sign and ask the driver to drop you off at Makati Atrium Building.
Location Map of Atrium Building Makati
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