17 Mar 2011

How To Commute To Greenhills

  • 17 Mar 2011
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  • When we say Greenhills, we refer to Greenhills Shopping Center, a 16 hectare commercial complex in San Juan City, Metro Manila. Located here are different malls, cinemas and a concert venue such as Annapolis Carpark Square, The Jewellery, Connecticut Carpark, Bridgeway Shops, The Shops, Lifestyle Center, Beauty Central, McKinley Arcade, The Strip, Theater Mall, Promenade, Music Museum, Shoppesville Arcade and V Mall.


    Greenhills is accessible by public transportation such as jeepneys and buses through Ortigas Avenue, a popular road that also intersects EDSA, the only main highway of Metro Manila where major buses ply the route from north to south and vice versa. This makes commuting to Greenhills simple for Metro Manilans. Either from north or south by bus, they just alight at the intersection of Ortigas Avenue and EDSA, then ride a jeepney or bus to go to Greenhills.


    The nearest train station to Greenhills is MRT-3 Santolan-Annapolis Station. Going to Greenhills by MRT is faster. Just get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station, walk a little bit along southbound lane of EDSA up to Annapolis Street, then ride a jeepney that plies the route of EDSA Annapolis-Greenhills Shopping Center San Juan and vice versa.


    Here's how to get to Greenhills by public transport system from different parts of Metro Manila including nearby provinces.


    Route #1

    From Cavite, Tagaytay, Bacoor, Imus, Alabang-Zapote Road, South Mall, Paranaque, Baclaran and other areas near to these locations.


    Option 1. By bus. Ride a bus or jeepney going to Baclaran. In Baclaran, along service road of Roxas Boulevard and near gate of Redemptorist Church, there's bus terminal. You can ride a bus here or along Roxas Boulevard. Ride a bus with any of these signs: "Monumento Ortigas Ilalim", "Malanday Ortigas Ilalim" or "Fairview Ortigas Ilalim". Don't ride a bus if it's not passing through Ortigas Ilalim. Otherwise you will walk too far. Make sure the sign contains Ortigas Ilalim. If you're in doubt ask the conductor if it will pass through Ortigas Ilalim. Alight at Ortigas Ilalim where Robinson's Galleria and EDSA Shrine is located.

    Use the pedestrian overpass and walk towards opposite side of Ortigas Avenue and ride a jeepney with "San Juan Unimart Greenhills" sign or bus with "Quiapo San Juan Greenhills" sign. Any bus or jeepney bound to San Juan or Quiapo passing through Ortigas Avenue will stop by Greenhills. Pay minimum fare and ask the driver to drop you off there.

    Option 2. By train. From Baclaran, alight at Pasay Taft Rotonda and ride an MRT-3 train bound for North Avenue. Get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Use the pedestrian overpass that runs above the station to get to the opposite side of EDSA. Walk southward along EDSA towards row of tall buildings that you see to your left while in the overpass. Those tall buildings lined the street called Annapolis. Walk along Annapolis and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.


    Route #2

    From Mall of Asia or MOA, Pasay Taft Rotonda, Harrison Street, Libertad Street in Pasay, Ayala Avenue, Estrella, JP Rizal, Fort Bonifacio, Market Market, Bonifacio High Street, Boni and other areas particularly near MRT.


    Ride a bus or jeepney going to the nearest MRT-3 Station such as Taft Station if you're from MOA, Harrison or Libertad. There's the Magallanes Station in Mantrade or Pasong Tamo aka Chino Roces, Ayala Station, Buendia Station and Guadalupe Station if you're from Fort Bonifacio, Market Market and High Street. Boni Station is near to Boni Avenue and Robinson's Pioneer.

    Ride a train going north and alight at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Use the pedestrian overpass connected to the MRT station to get to the opposite side of EDSA. Walk southward along EDSA towards row of tall buildings that you see to your left while in the overpass. Those tall buildings lined the street called Annapolis. Walk along Annapolis and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.


    Route #3

    From Marikina, Santa Lucia East, Robinson's Metro East, SM City Marikina, Santolan Pasig, Katipunan, Anonas, Project 4 and areas near to these locations.


    Option 1 (Recommended). Ride a jeepney bound for Araneta Center in Cubao. Walk towards MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station. This station is connected to Farmers Plaza. Ride a train bound for Taft and get off at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Walk southward along EDSA up to Annapolis Street. Walk along Annapolis and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.

    Option 2. Ride a train going to Recto and alight or get off the train at V. Mapa Station. Exit the station via South Exit. Along Magsaysay Boulevard, just in front of the stairs of LRT-2 V. Mapa Station, G Liner Bus passes through and they stop to pick up passengers right there. The sign of these buses is "Taytay" and they are colored green. Ride one of these buses, pay minimum and ask conductor to drop you off at Greenhills. If for some reason they don't stop below the V. Mapa Station, then walk towards the direction they're heading and turn right onto Araneta Avenue, the main road intersecting Magsaysay Boulevard and the one that borders SM Centerpoint to the north east. These buses turn right onto Araneta Avenue from Magsaysay Boulevard and they stop for a while near corner to wait for more passengers.

    From Araneta Avenue, this bus turns left on N. Domingo Street, then right onto Pinaglabanan Street, then Santolan Road and finally turn right onto Ortigas Avenue where your destination which is Greenhills is located approximately 1 kilometer away from Santolan Road corner Ortigas Avenue.

    Along the way before it gets to Greenhills, this bus will pass by some important places and institutions that might be also your destination in the future. Here they are in order of their locations from the corner of Araneta and N. Domingo Street: Puregold Agora and Agora Public Market, San Juan Medical Center, White Cross Children's Home, The Orange Place Hotel, RONAC Arts Center and Avalon Condominium - both located along Ortigas Avenue near corner Santolan Road, and along Ortigas near Greenhills are LIMKETKAI Bldg, Grace Bldg and State Condominium IV. Opposite Greenhills Shopping Center, at the corner of Wilson Street and Ortigas Avenue, is the Zirkoh Greenhills.


    Route #4

    From Pampanga, Subic, Bulacan and other province in the north.


    Ride a bus or FX bound to any of the following: Balintawak, SM City North EDSA or Trinoma. If you choose Balintawak as your first stop in Metro Manila, ride a bus along EDSA going to Baclaran or Alabang. Get off the bus at Annapolis Street. For fast travel, get off the bus at North Station of MRT-3, ride a train bound for Taft and alight at Santolan-Annapolis Station.

    If you ride FX and alight at either SM City North EDSA or Trinoma, walk up to North Station of MRT-3. Ride a train bound for Taft and get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station.

    Walk southward along EDSA up to Annapolis Street. Walk along Annapolis and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.


    Route #5

    From Quiapo, Santa Crus Manila, Lawton, Intramuros, SM City Manila, Escolta and nearby areas.


    Ride a jeepney going to Quiapo. In Quiapo near the pedestrian flyover, wait for G Liner bus with "Taytay" sign or RRCG bus with "Cainta" sign. Ride one of these buses and ask the driver to drop you off at Greenhills. This bus will turn right onto Recto Avenue, then turn left on Legarda on the way to Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard and will take the route mentioned in Route #3 Option 2. So if you're going to places mentioned in Route #3 Option 2 from Quiapo, just follow the direction there.


    Route #6

    From Divisoria, Binondo, Recto Avenue, Tondo, SM City San Lazaro and areas near to these locations.


    Go to Recto Station of LRT-2. Ride a train going to Santolan Station and alight at V. Mapa Station. Take the South Exit and go down the Station.

    Along Magsaysay Boulevard, just in front of the stairs of LRT-2 V. Mapa Station, G Liner Bus passes through and they stop to pick up passengers right there. The sign of these buses is "Taytay" and they are colored green. Ride one of these buses, pay minimum and ask conductor to drop you off at Greenhills. If for some reason they don't stop below the V. Mapa Station, then walk towards the direction they're heading and turn right onto Araneta Avenue, the main road intersecting Magsaysay Boulevard and the one that borders SM Centerpoint to the north east. These buses turn right onto Araneta Avenue from Magsaysay Boulevard and they stop for a while near corner to wait for more passengers.

    From Araneta Avenue, this bus turns left on N. Domingo Street, then right onto Pinaglabanan Street, then Santolan Road and finally turn right onto Ortigas Avenue where your destination which is Greenhills is located approximately 1 kilometer away from Santolan Road corner Ortigas Avenue.

    Along the way before it gets to Greenhills, this bus will pass by some important places and institutions that might be also your destination in the future. Here they are in order of their locations from the corner of Araneta and N. Domingo Street: Puregold Agora and Agora Public Market, San Juan Medical Center, White Cross Children's Home, The Orange Place Hotel, RONAC Arts Center and Avalon Condominium - both located along Ortigas Avenue near corner Santolan Road, and along Ortigas near Greenhills are LIMKETKAI Bldg, Grace Bldg and State Condominium IV. Opposite Greenhills Shopping Center, at the corner of Wilson Street and Ortigas Avenue, is the Zirkoh Greenhills.


    Route #7

    From Novaliches, Fairview, U.P. Diliman, Ayala U.P. Technohub, Philcoa, East Avenue, Elliptical Road and areas near to these locations.


    Option 1 (slow). Ride a bus bound for south, e.g. "Baclaran", "Alabang", "FTI", "Ayala Leveriza LRT". Alight at Annapolis Street. Walk along Annapolis Street and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the building situated at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis Street.

    Option 2 (fast). Get off the bus at EDSA-Timog intersection and ride an MRT-3 train bound for Taft at GMA-Kamuning Station. Get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Walk along EDSA's southbound lane until you get to Annapolis Street. Along Annapolis Street, next to Deco Centrum, the building located at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis, is jeepney loading area. Wait for a jeepney to arrive and ride this jeepney.

    Route #8

    From Caloocan, Monumento, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Bagong Barrio, 5th Avenue and areas near to these locations.


    Ride any bus going to Baclaran or Alabang. Alight at North Station of MRT-3. A lot of passengers get off the bus at North Station of MRT to ride the train there. Conductors also inform passengers once the bus is approaching that station.

    In MRT-3 North Station, ride a train bound for Taft Station and alight at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Walk along EDSA's southbound lane up to Annapolis Street. Along Annapolis Street, just next to Deco Centrum, the building at the corner of EDSA and Annapolis, is loading area of jeepneys with "Greenhills Shopping Center-Annapolis" sign. Wait for a jeepney to arrive and ride.


    Route #9

    From Alabang, Metropolis Starmall, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, provinces of Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, and other areas near to these locations.


    Option 1 (slow). In Alabang, near Metropolis, ride a bus with "Ortigas Ilalim" on its sign. Don't ride a bus with "Ortigas Ibabaw" on its sign. If in doubt, ask the driver or conductor if the bus will pass through Ortigas Ilalim. It will be a long travel to Ortigas Avenue, approximately 22 kilometers from Alabang to Ortigas Avenue. You will alight at Robinson's Galleria Mall, together with other passengers. There are many commuters going to Ortigas, and the bus stops there a little bit longer.

    You will see a pedestrian walkway. Climb up this footbridge and go to the other side of Ortigas Avenue. Along Ortigas Avenue near corner EDSA, ride a jeepney with "San Juan Unimart Greenhills" sign or bus with "Quiapo San Juan Greenhills" sign. Any bus or jeepney bound to San Juan or Quiapo passing through Ortigas Avenue will stop by Greenhills. Pay minimum fare and ask the driver or conductor to drop you off there.

    Option 2 (fast). Ride any bus bound for north of Metro Manila, e.g. "Monumento", "Malanday", "Valenzuela", "Fairview", etc. Get off the bus at MRT-3 Magallanes Station. Ride a train bound for North Station and get off the train at Santolan-Annapolis Station. Use the overpass located at the station and cross EDSA. Walk along EDSA's southbound lane towards row of buildings that you see to the left while in the overpass. The buildings lined the road called Annapolis Street. Walk along Annapolis Street and wait for a jeepney at the loading area next to Deco Centrum, the first building on Annapolis Street. The jeepney sign is "Greenhills Shopping Center Annapolis Gate 5".

    Location Map of Greenhills



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    18 comments:

    1. Hi. nice photos. matagaltagal na rin akong di nakapunta sa greenhills ah.
      thansk for posting.

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    2. Thanks, nagbalik ba alaala ng greenhills lol

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    3. laki pala ng greenhills. san ba banda dun ang bilihan ng murang cp?

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    4. Hello po, pagpasok nyo sa V-Mall mula sa chapel akyat kayo sa second floor then pasok kyo sa mga walkway sa pagitan ng mga boutique sa kanan. Pero napansin ko bakante ang mga pwesto nila at mukang abandonado na, walang tao. Baka gagawin un part na yun ng building.

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    5. hi i am from pampanga balak po namen mag punta bukas sa greenhills panu po ba un madaling transportation ?

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    6. sakay po kyo bus to cubao o khit sa kamuning. sa edsa sakay po bus to baclaran o alabang. baba po kayo sa annapolis st. malapit lang po sa cubao yun. landmark nyo mrt station ng santolan. sakay kyo ng jeep sa annapolis na papunta greenhills.

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    8. panu po mkkarating ng new horizon hotel pag galing ng fairview

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    9. @ Zhae Min. Napakadali lang po, sakay lang kyo bus to "Baclaran" or "Alabang" baba ng Boni at mkikita nyo na ang New Horizon Hotel mula EDSA, tumayo lang kyo sa may 7-11 at tanawin ang Boni kahilera ng gas station na nasa kanto ng EDSA at Boni ang hotel. Pwede din kyo mag-MRT, at baba ng Boni Station.

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    10. hi! how do i get kaya to promenade building at wilson st., san juan? accessible po ba yon by public transpo?

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    11. @ mylzie. May mga jeepney po na dumadaan mismo sa kahabaan ng Wilson St from Greenhills Shopping Center. Punta po kyo sa road sa gilid ng Greenhills Shopping Center kung saan nagbaba at nagsasakay ang mga shuttle na may nakasulat na "Wilson St" sa gilid. Kung di nyo mkita, pkitanong sa mga guard. Pagsakay nyo, pkisabi sa driver na ibaba kyo sa destinasyon nyo. Sana po ay makatulong.

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    12. Hi po. Sir mnggaling po ksi ako tayuman area. Kng sasakay po ko ng rrcg bus and g liner ppntang ortigas area (tycoon center near tektite) san po ako pwd bumaba? Or my ibng route po b mas madali ppnta sa tektite area coming from tayuman? Thanks po in advance!

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    13. @ gryz. Ah Tektite area. Agahan mo na lang po ang alis mo ng Tayuman, then kung RRCG or G Liner, baba po ikaw ng Robinson's Galleria at sakay po ng jeepney na "Ortigas Complex-Robinson's Galleria" ang nakalagay sa mga gilid. Nung ginawa ko ang post na yun ay may teminal sila sa gilid ng Galleria along Ortigas Ave. Kung wala k po mkita ay pki-ask sa mga officers kung saan ang bagong terminal ng mga jeepney na pumapasok sa Ortigas Center. Pag nakasakay k na po ay saibhin sa driver na ibaba ka sa babaan na mas malapit sa Tektite. Tatawid ka po nyan at tutumbukin mo ang Tektite. Malaking dalawang building ang Tektite kaya di ka po maliligaw at kilalang kilala ang building na yun ng mga driver. Sana po ay makatulong ang sagot ko na to.

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    14. San sir ung chapel saka ung tiangge? Salamat

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    15. @ Felix Yumul. Pagpasok po nyo sa main entrance fronting Ortigas Ave, lakad po derecho at tagos sa kabila, dun po chapel at madali nyo na din mkikita ang mga tiangge dun.

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    16. pag galing poh bang cubao may sakayan ng jeep papuntang gilmore avenue?para di na mag lrt? tnx

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    17. @ Jocelyn Ednilao. Opo ma'am, sakay lang kyo ng jeepney na may sign na "SM Sta Mesa" o "Stop & Shop", o "Divisoria" at dadaan po yan ng Gilmore na sa ilalim ng LRT-2 ang ruta.

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    18. Thanks for this preview of what was instore in the city. I bet buying a condo for sale in san juan is quite the investment.

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