10 Feb 2011

How To Get To Gateway Mall and Araneta Coliseum

  • 10 Feb 2011
  • Lag alag


  • Gateway Mall and Araneta Coliseum are the main destinations in Araneta Center Cubao. Araneta Center is a 35 hectare commercial land owned by Araneta Family that links MRT-2 and LRT-2 making it the most visited hub in Metro Manila with an estimated 1 million visitors per day.


    Gateway Mall, a world class shopping center, having won international awards such as shopping mall of the year for 2006-2007, among others, opened to the public in 2004. Araneta Coliseum, on the other hand, opened as the world’s biggest indoor arena in 1960, with seating capacity of 15,000.

    Parking areas in Araneta Center are located in strategic locations. Four parking entrances located around Araneta Coliseum, one parking entrance to the basement parking of Gateway Mall, one parking entrance each for SM Cubao and Ali Mall, a parking lot outside Shopwise with another one parking entrance to the covered parking area for its shoppers. There's also parking lot between Farmers Plaza and Farmers Market.

    Here are the routes to take in going to Araneta Center Cubao by car:

    Route #1

    From south of Metro Manila, e.g. Alabang, Pacita, Sucat, Muntinlupa, Paranaque, Metropolis Starmall, SM Bicutan, SM South Mall, Festival Mall, Filinvest City and southern Tagalog provinces such as Laguna, Batangas, Quezon and nearby areas along the way. Take the skyway or President Osmena Highway also known as SLEX and drive all the way to Makati. Once in Makati, turn right onto EDSA via the flyover in Makati interchange going to EDSA Ayala and Cubao.

    Stay to the middle of EDSA and drive all the way to Quezon City, passing through Ayala tunnel, Guadalupe Bridge, EDSA-Shaw underpass, Ortigas flyover and Santolan-EDSA flyover. After passing through Santolan, turn right onto the next street which is Main Avenue. There's a Shell Gasoline Station at the corner of EDSA and Main.

    In Main Avenue, turn left on the fourth street with EDSA being the first. That street is 9th Avenue. In 9th Avenue, next intersection is P. Tuazon. Cross P. Tuazon. Once you cross P. Tuazon, you're already inside Araneta Center and the road you're taking is General Aguinaldo Avenue. To get to Araneta Coliseum or Gateway Mall parking areas, stay to the middle of General Aguinaldo Avenue and cross General Mc Arthur Avenue. No U-turn along General Aguinaldo, so turn right onto street next to Shop Wise. This street is General Roxas Avenue. Make a U-Turn to get back towards Gateway Mall. Turn left on General Aguinaldo. Now, you're in your destination. Entrance of basement parking of Gateway Mall is located just before the Araneta Coliseum. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance. There are four entrance parking around the coliseum.

    Route #2

    From north of Metro Manila, e.g. Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Balintawak, Roosevelt and provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga. Take EDSA and drive all the way to Quezon City, passing through EDSA-Quezon Avenue flyover and EDSA-Kamuning flyover.

    Avoid getting onto the Cubao underpass, take the ground level lane of EDSA. Turn left on Aurora Boulevard. In Aurora Boulevard, cross the first intersection which is General Araneta. You'll pass through the elevated station of MRT-3 Araneta Center, then, turn right onto the next street which is General Aguinaldo. You're now in Araneta Center. After crossing General Malvar and General Roxas Avenue, respectively, gazebo of Gateway Mall appears. Next to it is the entrance to the basement parking of Gateway Mall. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance.

    Route #3

    From Manila areas, e.g. Ermita, Malate, Roxas Boulevard, Taft, Recto, Quiapo, T.M. Kalaw, Maria Orosa, Padre Burgos, Intramuros, Padre Faura, SM City Manila, Robinson's Place Manila, Pedro Gil and areas along the way such as Santa Mesa, Legarda, etc. Take Roxas Boulevard or Taft towards Padre Burgos, the road that borders Manila City Hall. Drive all the way to Quiapo, crossing Pasig River via Quezon Bridge. Avoid getting onto the Quezon underpass, take the ground level lane of Quezon Boulevard. Turn right onto C.M. Recto and turn left on Legarda. Stay on Legarda Street and pass through Ramon Magsaysay flyover. After that, keep driving underneath the elevated tracks of LRT-2. Road name changes to Aurora Boulevard once you get to Quezon City. Drive all the way to Cubao. Cross EDSA. Next intersection after EDSA is General Araneta, followed by General Aguinaldo. Cross General Araneta and turn right onto General Aguinaldo. You're now in Araneta Center. After crossing General Malvar and General Roxas Avenue, respectively, gazebo of Gateway Mall appears. Next to it is the entrance to the basement parking of Gateway Mall. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance.

    Route #4

    From Quezon City, e.g. Fairview, Commonwealth, U.P. Diliman, Philcoa, Project 6, Tandang Sora, Congressional Avenue, Mindanao Avenue, North Avenue, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Quezon City Hall and nearby areas along the way. Head towards Quezon City Memorial Circle. Take the Elliptical Road. Turn right onto Kalayaan Avenue, the street next to Quezon City Hall. Drive all the way to Kamias Road. Turn right onto Kamias. There's Petron and Caltex at both opposite corners of Kalayaan and Kamias. In Kamias, you will pass by a road that runs to the left. This road is K-I. Next to K-I is K-H. K-H has an opposite street to the right of Kamias which is Maliksi Street.

    Turn left on K-H. Drive all the way, passing a small bridge and a colony of informal settlers. Turn right onto New York Street. In New York Street, turn left on the next street which is Imperial. Drive all the way up to Aurora Boulevard intersection. Once you cross Aurora Boulevard, the street becomes General Aguinaldo and you're already in Araneta Center.

    After crossing General Malvar and General Roxas Avenue, respectively, gazebo of Gateway Mall appears and the big dome of Araneta Coliseum stands alongside. Next to gazebo is the entrance to the basement parking of Gateway Mall. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance.

    Route #5

    From Libis and Eastwood. Take Boni Serrano Avenue and turn right onto 9th Avenue. In 9th Avenue, drive all the way, crossing Liberty, Main Avenue and P. Tuazon. Once you cross P. Tuazon, you're already inside Araneta Center and the road you're taking is General Aguinaldo Avenue. To get to Araneta Coliseum or Gateway Mall parking areas, stay to the middle of General Aguinaldo Avenue and cross General Mc Arthur Avenue. No U-turn along General Aguinaldo, so turn right onto street next to Shop Wise. This street is General Roxas Avenue. Make a U-Turn to get back towards Gateway Mall. Turn left on General Aguinaldo. Now, you're in your destination. Entrance of basement parking of Gateway Mall is located just before the Araneta Coliseum. If you want to park your car on the open parking around the coliseum, just get straight ahead until you see a parking entrance. There are four entrance parking around the coliseum.


    How to commute to Gateway Mall and Araneta Coliseum

    Since Araneta Center is located where two mass transit systems are linked, the best way to commute to Araneta Center is by LRT and MRT.

    However if you're from south of Metro Manila like Alabang, then you can have one bus ride all the way. Get off exactly at Araneta Center. Just remember, the sign of the bus must contain "Cubao Ibabaw" route. Alternatively, you can get off at Magallanes and ride a MRT north bound and get off at Araneta Center Station.

    From Province of Cavite and other parts of Metro Manila in Paranaque, you can take a bus to Baclaran, ride a jeepney with "Nichols" sign along Roxas Boulevard, get off at Pasay Rotonda and ride an MRT north bound. Get off at Araneta Center.

    If you're from north of Metro Manila like Caloocan, Malabaon, Navotas and Valenzuela, ride a bus to North Avenue Station of MRT. Ride a train right there and get off at Araneta Center.

    From Manila and Marikina as well as Santolan Pasig. You have the option of taking a jeepney to Cubao or just ride a train in any LRT-2 Station nearest to your location.

    Once you're already in Araneta Center, you can easily get to Gateway Mall and Araneta Coliseum as they're connected to both MRT-3 and LRT-2.


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    12 comments:

    1. how to get around kamias road? i have an appointment at CRM Bldg along this road. thank you.

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    2. @ kayee, from araneta center, take times square ave, the road between shopwise and araneta bus terminal. cross aurora blvd, road name becomes campridge. drive all the way past columbia, new york and garcia ave until road name becomes k-h. kamias is the first intersection with traffic lights along k-h. hope this direction helps you. :-)

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    3. how do i get to 825 E delos Santos Ave, EDSA, QC? its between GMA Kamuning and QAVE MRT station daw :(

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    4. @ ktz, hi, to give you answer, can you please specify your mode of transportation - by driving or commuting? thanks.

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    5. hello Lagalag.. thank you for the reply. I wanted to get to 825 E. delos Santos Avenue from UST Espana by commuting. Can I take Project2-3 Kamuning jeepney? or is there any other better options?

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    6. @ ktz. Mas malapit po ang lalakarin nyo kung ang sasakyan nyo ay jeep na ang byahe ay "Fairview MRT Hiway". Baba po kyo ng EDSA, then lakad lakarin nyo na po ang EDSA toward Cubao. Lagpasan nyo po ang Mother Ignacia at ang Lopez, then andun na po ang 825 EDSA. Malayo kung Project 2-3.

      Kung natulungan ko po kyo ay pki PLUS ONE nyo po ang post na to sa pamamagitan ng pagclick sa PLUS 1 button na nasa ibaba ng title ng post na to. Salamat po.

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    7. thanks a lot, lagalag.. :) ang laki po ng tulong ng reply nio.. :)

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    8. Need ur help pls..asap
      paano po mg commute from CHED in UP diliman papunta ng araneta center kung saan my bus terminal going to batangas..salamat pi

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    9. Please help! :O Can you give me directions to Cubao, coming from Greenhills Shopping Center? I know I can get to Cubao from MRT Santolan but distance from the mall and the station is too far for my liking. :/ And I dont know if there are any jeepneys that pass along that route (if there is, I dont even know where to wait for one XD). It would a lot more solid if can directly direct me to V. Luna from Greenhills, though Cubao would still be okay if you dont know. Thanks! Added you on my following circle so please reply. XD Thanks a lot! :D

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    10. @ Vespatitius Maximillion Vega. Inside VMall aka Virra Mall which is located at the back of Greenhills Shooping Center connected by an open space where chapel is situated, go to the opposite exit/entrance. Immediately outside is street where motorists and commuters get off. It's one way. Wait for the public jeepney there. There's a sign on its side that reads "Greenhills Shopping Center Annapolis Gate 5". You don't have to walk far, you're still inside Greenhills Shopping Center complex. It is very near. Fare is minimum. All passengers will get off the jeepney at its terminal few meters from EDSA. Walk to EDSA and you will immediately see MRT Santolan Station there. Take a MRT train at the opposite side (bound for North Station) and alight at the next station which is "Araneta Center Cubao."

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    11. Help po pano po pumuntang p tuazon cubao quezon city from dasmarinas city cavite po thanks

      Ps has an interview at trinity manpower does anyone know this agency?

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      1. Bus/jeepney to Southwest Integrated Terminal. Bus with "Cubao Ibabaw" sign. Get off at Tuazon. Thanks.

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