18 Apr 2012

How To Commute Fast To SM Mall of Asia Arena Aka SM Arena

  • 18 Apr 2012
  • Lagalag

  • For Driving Directions To SM Arena, click here.

    The 16,000-seat SM Mall of Asia Arena is located to the southern part of the entire MOA Complex alongside SMX Convention Center. There are two public transport terminals located at MOA, North Terminal which is in front of North Parking Bldg with Hypermart at Ground Level and South Terminal which is in front of South Parking Terminal with SM Department Store at Ground Level. In going to the exact location of SM Arena, you must know that the jeepney you're riding from train station is headed to the right direction - South Terminal which is adjacent to SM MOA Arena.

    SM Mall of Asia Arena

    Obviously, the fastest way to commute to SM MOA Arena from any point of the metropolis is via train of our LRT and MRT Lines.

    Warning: Riding train in Metro Manila is not safe for high-end gadget owners. That's the fact. I have experienced it and so did countless of others. A group of criminals who steal phones by playing noisy, happy, and talking to destruct attention of passengers away from their phones are always on the look out for easy prey. So, please make sure that your iphone, samsungs galaxy and other smartphones are secured in your pocket with your hand holding it. Believe me, it's not enough to put your phone on your pocket. Hold it with your hand inside your pocket. Here's a classic example of their modus operandi: click here.

    Back to our topic.

    By MRT-3, alight at Taft Station, then ride a jeepney from Malibay bound for MOA. You should see "SM MOA" wordings on its front. Look at one side of the jeepney and check if there's a "Malibay" wording on it. The loading area is along EDSA's southbound lane before MRT-3 EDSA Station.

    By LRT-1, alight at EDSA Station and walk towards loading area along EDSA,s southbound lane. Confirm to driver if he's going to south terminal. Because there are some drivers that don't take passengers to the terminal. They just head back to Malibay after passing through Globe Rotunda at the middle of MOA frontage. If that happens, you need to walk a little bit far and you might be late.

    How To Get To SM Mall of Asia Arena From Different Locations By Train?

    Route #1

    Marikina, Antipolo, Cainta, Katipunan, Anonas, Project 4 and other areas nearby.

    Take LRT-2 bound for Recto. Nearest stations are: Santolan, Katipunan and Anonas. Alight at Recto Staion. Ride another train of LRT-1 bound for Baclaran at Doroteo Jose Station. Follow direction to LRT-1 inside LRT-2 Recto Station. Alight at EDSA.

    Route #2

    Araneta Center Cubao, Gateway Mall, Farmers Plaza, part of Project 4 near to Araneta Center, Eastwood City-Libis, Quezon Avenue-EDSA, Centris, Timog, Tomas Morato, Kamias, Kamuning, Project 2-3, Project 6, SM City North EDSA, Trinoma, East Ave, Philcoa, Fairview, Quezon City Memorial Circle, UP-Ayala Technohub and other areas nearby.

    Ride a jeep or bus bound for EDSA and take train bound for Taft at any of these MRT-3 stations: North, Quezon, GMA Kamuning and Araneta Center Cubao. Alight at Taft Station. From Eastwood, ride a jeepney with "Cubao" sign. Read related post, go to Jeepney Route Bound For Eastwood City Libis

    Route #3

    Pasig, Ortigas Center, Greenhills, Mandaluyong, Robinsons's Galleria, SM Mega Mall, EDSA Shangri-la, Tiendesitas, Kalentong, Boni, Guadalupe, Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Power Plant Mall Rockwell Center, J.P. Rizal Makati, Ayala Ave, Glorietta, Greenbelt, Estrella-EDSA ang areas nearby.

    Ride a jeep or bus that will pass by EDSA such as jeep to "Quiapo" from Pasig, "Rosario-San Juan" jeep from Tiendesitas, shuttle bus to EDSA from Market Market, jeep with "Guadalupe' sign from J.P. Rizal and Rockwell Center, jeepney to EDSA Santolan from Greenhills, etc. Ride train bound for Taft at any of these MRT-3 stations: Santolan, Ortigas, Shaw, Pioneer, Guadalupe, Buendia and Ayala. Alight at Taft Station.

    Route #4

    Project 7-8, Munoz, Roosevelt Ave, Congressional Ave, San Francisco del Monte, Bagong Barrio, Balong Bato, A. Bonifacio Ave, Novaliches, Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Tondo, SM City Tayuman, UST, FEU, Legarda, Lacson Ave, Divisoria, Ongpin, Binondo, Escolta, Carriedo, Quiapo, Manila City Hall, SM City Manila, Intramuros, Robinson's Place Ermita, Paco, DLSU Taft, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and other areas nearby.

    Ride a jeepney bound for nearest LRT-1 station. Depending on your location, here are the LRT stations that dotted the whole stretch from Project 7-8 to Malate: Roosevelt, Balintawak, Monumento, R. Papa, 5th Ave, Jose Abad Santos, Blumentritt, Tayuman, Bambang, Doroteo Jose, Carriedo, Central Terminal Station, U.N. Ave. Pedro Gil, Quirino and Vito Cruz. Ride train bound for Baclaran and alight at EDSA Station.

    For other locations going to SM Mall of Asia Arena, please read How To Get To Mall Of Asia Or MOA. Click here.

    SM Mall of Asia Arena location map in MOA Complex.


    1. hi.. how does one get here from NAIA T3? which Route is applicable? (sorry not very familiar. cebu-based kasi.)

      thanks. thanks.

    2. @ piecingpuzzles. You can take the NAIA Shuttle, just ride the one bound for MRT/Taft Ave. Once the bus reached its terminal in Taft, cross EDSA via MRT station and ride a jeepney with "Malibay MOA" wordings on its sides and "MOA" sign on its front. The terminal of these jeepneys in MOA is very near to SM Arena.

    3. For clarifications, the same question as above, how to get there in SM MOA areana from NAIA terminal 3? And is there any taxi from naia term to sm moa. How much is the fare? Thanks. I'm from CDO. Anyway. :)

    4. @ Janima Ali. The best way is to get taxi outside departure area. Rate is not fixed. Just make sure that the meter is being used while the driver is taking you to your destination.

    5. Hi from naia 2 is it possible to take the mrt?

    6. Hi from naia 2 is it possible to take the mrt?