29 Jul 2012
|NAIA Shuttle Bus at Genesis Bus Terminal|
|NAIA Shuttle arrives at Genesis Bus Terminal|
In this article are answers to these questions:
What is the new NAIA Shuttle Bus that takes passengers to and from NAIA 1,2,3 and 4?
What are the schedules of NAIA Shuttles?
How do shuttles get to each terminal, which one comes first?
Can I now take a NAIA Shuttle from Terminal 1 even if I'm not an arriving passenger?
How do we recognize a NAIA Shuttle?
Are all NAIA Shuttles dedicated to Terminal 4?
Where is the NAIA Shuttle from Pasay Rotunda headed after dropping passengers at NAIA-3?
Where can I get off the shuttle from NAIA-3 aside from Pasay Rotunda?
How much is the fare of a NAIA Shuttle ride?
My goal is to bring you information you need to know in getting to and from each of NAIA terminals. There are factors you need to remember in riding a shuttle from one terminal to another the most important of which is don't miss your terminal destination because when you do, you might get late for your flight and that's the last thing you want to happen. It happens from time to time. I have witnessed one when I boarded the NAIA Shuttle Van while documenting the flow of shuttles for this update. As soon as we left Terminal 1, a lady asked another passenger where's the location of Terminal 2. The man told her that he boarded the shuttle at Terminal 2. It occurred that the lady didn't alight when the van made the stopover at Terminal 2 and now she would have to stay on the van as it drops passengers at Terminal 4, Terminal 3, Terminal 4 again before going back to Terminal 2. That's quite a long journey to your terminal. Tip: Ask the driver, especially of the shuttle van, what's Terminal he's just made the stop over. They always assumed all passengers are familiar with NAIA terminal locations.
EGC Transport, a newly added fleet of NAIA Shuttle now serves commuters and airline passengers. It takes passengers from one terminal to another. Upon arrival to Terminal 3 from EDSA, you can ride this bus. If this bus has not yet arrived, then you can ride a shuttle van. Read the types of NAIA Shuttles and how to recognize them. In these photos is the ECG Transport Bus:
|EGC Transport Express - a new NAIA Shuttle Bus|
|Passengers riding EGC Bus at Terminal 2|
As you can see in this photo taken from the inside of EGC Transport, the bus parks at Airport Shuttle waiting area of NAIA Terminal 2 where passengers bound for Terminal 1,3 and 4 are waiting. After passengers bound for Terminal 2 have alighted, it's their turn to board the bus. The crew of EGC Transport Express will load passengers' luggage to help them out.
|EGC Transport unloads passengers at NAIA-1|
The EGC Transport Express NAIA Shuttle Bus drops passengers outside departure lobby of NAIA Terminal 1. It will not pick up passengers there. Unlike NAIA Shuttle van that I got to board even if I was not an arriving passenger. Please read Can I now take a NAIA Shuttle from Terminal 1 even if I'm not an arriving passenger?
|EGC Bus waits for arriving passengers at NAIA-1|
|NAIA Shuttle Van arrives at NAIA-1 Departure|
The first trip of NAIA Shuttle from Genesis Bus Terminal in EDSA-Taft Pasay Rotunda to NAIA Terminal 3 is at 6 am. It serves the public up to 10 pm daily. The shuttle buses and vans that serve passengers to and from Terminal 1,2,3 and 4 start their operation at 6 am up to 2 am.
This is crucial information for those who would take a NAIA Shuttle van. They don't have specific destination. For example, you board a shuttle van at Terminal 2 thinking that it gets to Terminal 3. To your surprise, the van takes the direction to Terminal 1. Tip: When riding NAIA Shuttle van, always ask the driver about where he's headed. Please read separate post about this, click here.
|Sign of Shuttle Service for arriving passenger at NAIA-1|
|You can not ride NAIA Shuttle at Departure of NAIA-1|
|NAIA Shuttle Van has NAIA lettering and destination sign|
|EGC Bus drops passengers at Terminal 4 roadside|
No, in a sense that they don't make a stopover at Terminal 4 when there's no passengers that tell them to do so. Even if a NAIA Shuttle comes from Terminal 2 or Terminal 1 and it traverses Domestic Road lane that touches Terminal 4 ground, it won't enter the Domestic Terminal if no one is alighting there.
|Passengers from T-1 & T-2 can alight at Terminal 4|
So, if you're an arriving passenger at Terminal 4 headed to Terminal 3, expect to wait longer than ordinary. You are lucky if by chance a passenger on-board a shuttle from Terminal 1 or 2 is alighting as you get out of the old Manila Domestic Airport. Otherwise, just take a cab which are ample outside the terminal.
|NAIA Shuttle Bus Stop is located next to Star Cruise Bldg|
|Unloading areas are posted in NAIA-3 Loading Bay|
|NAIA Shuttle fare is Php 20 flat rate|
Hope this update on NAIA Shuttles answers questions that might boggling your mind. Another reason I've created this is to answer questions asked in the comment section of the post "NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals" by commuters, flying & arriving passengers and those who accompanied relatives or friends in leaving the country. And that's what I exactly did.
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