4 Feb 2013

NAIA Bus From MRT/LRT To T-3 & Vice Versa Still Operational

  • 4 Feb 2013
  • Lag alag


  • The bus that serves as NAIA Shuttle from Taft in Pasay Rotunda to Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport still operates. Take it from me as I have done the thing that others don't and that is to check it myself. To get the real score, I went to Pasay Rotunda on board a MRT-3 train on the afternoon of Feb 3, 2013, Sunday. I've seen two buses as they entered the Genesis Bus Terminal in Pasay Rotunda one after another with an interval of around 30 minutes. I was on the second floor of Chowking, having a fast meal, and the buses went past below me. There are only some changes. So, it's important to read this article for your convenience in commuting especially from T3 to Pasay Taft Rotunda where you can ride a train to distant location of Metro Manila in a breeze.

    Taking The Shuttle To T3

    After my snack, I went inside the terminal and there the two buses are, as usual, being filled with passengers. I got on the bus and soon a conductor collected Php 20 fare.

    What Are The Changes Then?

    There are just some major changes on the way the bus operates. Here they are:

    1. For passengers from Taft To T-3: The bus no longer takes airport bound passengers inside NAIA-3 ground. Instead it stops at designated area on the sidewalk of Circulo Del Mundo Andrews Ave roundabout which is near the gate of NAIA Terminal 3. The driver announces Terminal 3 and you shall see this mammoth sculpture monument. From drop-off, you just enter the airport gate and walk towards the airport building.


    Note: Circulo del Mundo was demolished, the structure in the photo no longer exists.

    2. For passengers from T-3 to MRT/LRT Stations in Taft: No more buses bound for Taft from bus bays inside Terminal 3. But you can still ride the bus to Taft. You just need to walk from arrival exit to the Circulo del Mundo Andrews Ave roundabout. As soon as you come out of the terminal building, go left, walk past Bay 4, 3, 2 and 1 until you're outside of the terminal complex. Wait for the bus and as soon as it arrives, ride. Say to the driver "MRT Taft". It's understood. Important: I am not sure if this is temporary. So, if I were you check first the former location of Bus Stop at T-3 ground. Look at the photos below. If you see the first photo, then go to Andrews Ave roundabout. If you see the second photo, then you can wait for the bus to arrive. You see they just covered the original sign with a white material.



    Things To Remember

    1. Don't be impatient while waiting the bus at Circulo del Mundo Rotunda Andrews Ave roundabout. You might wait for 30 minutes or longer. Important thing is, it will arrive.

    2. The bus from Circulo del Mundo Andrews Ave roundabout will not go directly to Taft. It will make a stopover at its terminal in Newport City. If you come to think of it, the bus is no longer called NAIA Shuttle but Resort World Manila Shuttle from Taft as there are a lot of passengers getting off the bus at Newport City. Maybe that's the reason they removed terminal at T-3.

    3. If you're in a hurry to get to your destination in Metro Manila upon your arrival, don't take the bus. But if you are a budget traveler, still this bus is the most convenient yet economical transport from T-3 to train stations at Pasay Rotunda. Not to mention safe.

    4. If you are a flying passengers and want to use this bus from MRT/LRT, you must allocate ample time allowance so that you don't get late on departure time.

    5. If you don't want to walk from Arrival Exit, you can also ride the NAIA Shuttle bus bound for NAIA terminals 1, 2, and 4 which is just outside Arrival Exit. If you choose this, you will be dropped off at Petron Station where you will ride a jeepney bound for Pasay Rotunda. This is just an alternative. But if I will be asked, the bus from Circulo del Mundo Rotunda Andrews Ave roundabout is much better - for safety and convenience.


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    54 comments:

    1. Thank you very much for taking time to do this. I really appreciate it.

      I just have a question though: how long would it take to walk from Circulo del Mundo to Terminal 3 building, or vice versa? How safe would it be to walk at night?

      Sorry, I'm not very familiar with the area. ^_^;;

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    2. @ water-bottles. It's okay. It's safe, very near to security officers which are deployed at the gate. But then, just watch your back as bad elements strike anywhere.

      It takes around 5-10 minutes depends on your luggage weight, very near.

      You are welcome. By the way, would you mind if I ask you to check my newly launched blog. Kindly click this -> Things Worth To Buy

      Thank you so much.

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    3. Thank you very much for your help!
      I'll check out your other blog. Cheers!

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    4. Hi Lagalag,

      Thank you for sharing this. Glad that I read this before my flight to Manila. Now I won't be surprise if I didn't see any shuttle bus from there.

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    5. @ Rade. You are welcome.
      @ water-bottles. The pleasure is mine. Hope you do.

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    6. May I ask if there are any Jeeps from Pasay Rotunda to NAIA Terminal 2? Thanks!

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    7. @ Steven. You can take two jeepney rides from Pasay Rotunda to NAIA Terminal 2. First, ride a jeep with "Baclaran Redemptorist" sign at Genesis Bus Terminal. Get off the jeep at Airport Road corner Quirino Ave in Baclaran. Right there is the terminal of jeepneys bound for NAIA Terminal 1 that also pass by T-2. Ride that jeep and ask driver to drop you off at T-2.

      Alternatively, you can take PUB with "MIA" or "NAIA" sign and ask the driver to drop you off at T-2.

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    8. Thanks so much. May I ask how long does it take for the bus ride from EDSA to NAIA T-2? and how much is it?

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    9. @ Steven. Please click here. There's also an update there for all flying passengers.

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    10. OH sorry, I mean the bus with "MIA" or "NAIA" sign =]

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    11. @ Steven. The sign has been removed, sir. Please follow this link

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    12. Can i still ride this shuttle if i want to go to Cebu Pacific Training and Devt Center? Not familiar with that area po. Salamat.

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    13. Nonono, I mean those public bus on EDSA with "MIA/NAIA: sign...Thanks!

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    14. @ Steven. Oh that one... Yes, you can take any bus with "MIA/NAIA" sign from EDSA to Terminal 2.

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    15. @ Kenneth Advento. Please give the exact address so that I can give you accurate answer.

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    16. Hi! I just want to know how long would it take to travel from MRT Taft Station to NAIA T3??

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    17. @ jdtjetjzet. 20 to 30 mins depends on traffic situation. Please read previous posts about NAIA Shuttle Bus, thanks.

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    18. i never knew of this... thanks for sharing :)

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    19. @ mountains-and-beyond. Your are welcome. You might like to read other posts about NAIA Shuttle. Start here.

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    20. Good pm! How can I go to Makati Shangri-la from Taft ave?
      and from Monumento?

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    21. @ JAYSON UY. Just ride a bus from Taft Ave with "Ayala" sign and ask driver to drop you off at the unloading area nearer to Makati Shangri-la.

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    22. I don't get it. I've heard that there are direct buses from NAIA 1 to LRT Baclaran. Is this false?

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    23. @ André Devecseri. False when you said "to LRT Baclaran." To make it right, I will say "there are direct buses from NAIA 1 to LRT Pasay Rotunda."

      Please read NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals to get complete details. Please make sure you read the entire article to get complete direction from NAIA 1 to LRT EDSA Station and MRT Taft Station which is located in Pasay Rotunda. Hope my guides and directions help you.

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    24. If I take this bus route, where should I go down to reach MOA? Im sorry if you find it irrelevant. Iam not just familiar with the place. Thank you. :))

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    25. @ twisted girl addiction. There are lots of buses and jeepneys with "MOA" sign along south bound lane of EDSA Pasay Rotunda. Just get off the shuttle bus at its terminal and get across EDSA via MRT pedestrian walkway.

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    26. da2an ba ung genesis na bus sa PAGS Center? export wing? manga2ling ako edsa(lrt) huhuhu 1st time ko at bukas q need magpunta dun.. help pls...

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    27. pls. which way is d easiest? I'm going to terminal 1, at export wing to be exact near PAGCOR and wondering which is the most convenient way, btw I'm from LRT-TAFT/Edsa.. thanks!

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    28. @ clarice padilla. I am sorry for very late reply. Ang bus po na galing Genesis Terminal ay hanggang Terminal 3 lang at lilipat po kyo ng bus sa loob ng Terminal 3 going to Terminal 1. Pero kung ang destinasyon po ninyo ay ang PAGCOR at PAIR-PAGS Center NAIA Complex na nasa kahabaan po ng Ninoy Aquino Ave, hindi po dapat eto ang sakyan nyo kundi ang mga jeep na may signs sa magkabilang gilid na pag binasa ay eto "Sucat Ninoy Aquino Ave". Pakitingnan nyo po kung may ganung jeepney sa Genesis Terminal. Kung wala po ay sa NAIA Rd na lang po kyo sumakay para mas mapabilis. Mula EDSA-Taft sakay po kyo bus na ang sign sa harap ay may "NAIA 1" or "MIA Tambo". Baba po kayo paglagpas ng bus sa intersection ng Roxas Blvd at NAIA Rd at dun npo kyo magabang ng mga jeep at pakisabi sa driver na ibaba kyo ng PAGCOR. Halos katapat lang po nun ang PAIR-PAGS Center NAIA Complex, sa unahan ng konti. Sana po ay makatulong to.

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    29. Hello! I'd like to ask from what time are the shuttle buses available?

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    30. @ razaleigh jumawan. Pakibasa po ang mga posts na to para malaman nyo ang NAIA Shuttle Bus Schedule:

      NAIA 1-2-3-4 Shuttle Bus Updates
      NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals

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    31. good day! Manggagaling kasi ako ng Terminal 2 and from I've read here I need to ride the bust from T2 to T3 and then ride another bus to MRT Taft. Is it still operational until now? Thanks a lot.

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    32. @ rommel. Sa akin po kaalaman ay operational naman po. Pki follow nlng po ang mga guide na isinulat ko sa artikulo na to kung paano po kyo sasakay ng bus from T3 to MRT Taft. You can also take 1 bus ride direct to MRT Taft kung wala kyo mbigat na bagahe. Labas lng kyo ng T2 at abang ng public bus na "Fairview-NAIA" ang ruta. Sana po makatulong.

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    33. How many minutes from NAIA 3 to Taft? Is it better to ride the shuttle bus/take a cab/jeepney?

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    34. @ RNteractive. If money is not an issue, go for cab. Make sure to ride only outside departure. Taxis outside arrival charge too much.

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    35. hi sir,
      ive heard soon there will be a bus from edsa going to t4-t2-t1. bus will take tramo then right to andrews to domestic rd then miaa rd then imelda ave. vice versa

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    36. @ James Wong. That would be great. Where did you hear about that sir?

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    37. Hi! I just wanted to ask. If I were to ride this bus and intend to go to RWM, will the bus stop by Circulo del Mundo Rotunda first or will it stop by Newport City first? I want to have this cleared up because reminder no. 2, as I understood it, is for the bus that is headed for Taft already. Thanks!:)

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    38. @ ARC. The bus from Pasay Rotunda stops at NAIA T3 first. Then it goes to Newport City. If your destination is RWM, don't alight at T3. Please wait for the bus to arrive at its Newport City terminal.

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    39. hello sir ung PUB with "MIA" or "NAIA" sign meron po b sa cubao nun? dumadaan po b ng terminal 1 un? and kung pabalik po ng cubao gling ng terminal 1 ano po sasakyan? ung budget friendly lng po sir. :) tnx & have a good day!

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    40. @ oyoboy patrick. Yes meron po, para mas madali dun kyo magabang sa loading area bago ang Farmers kc marami sa kanila ay umiilalim. Terminal 1 po talga ang destinasyon nun. Pabalik po Cubao ay kung saan kyo bumaba ay dun din po kyo sumakay. Antay lang po kyo dun.

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    41. @ Schizoprano. You are welcome.

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    42. i am taking the last fight going to manila as i have to arrive early like before 7am in up diliman campus on a monday April 20, 2014. is it the traffic the same even if its summer? what's the economical and best way to reach up diliman from naia 3? any suggestions?

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    43. @ Jen R. Traffic in Metro Manila is always horrendous especially nowadays that there are lots of road repairs going on everywhere. All things considered in this particular case, taxi is the best one that must be suggested.

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    44. ask ko lang po sana paano magcommute from bulacan going to naia terminal 1? thanks po

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    45. @ sarah jane capule. How to commute to NAIA-1 from Bulacan? First ride bus or fx or jeepney that will bring you to their terminal located along EDSA preferable near any MRT Station. Ride a MRT train to Taft Station and ride the NAIA Shuttle at Genesis Terminal. Just transfer at Terminal 3 to a shuttle headed to T-1.

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    46. ask ko lang po kung ano pwd sakyan papuntang naia T-2? if mag mrt po ako from cubao? san po ako dapat bumababa ang anong sakyan ko na jeep after na dumedertcho na po ng T-2? thanks!

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    47. @ CristineMae Villaflor. Pki basa po ang kelangan nyo na direksyon sa NAIA 1-2-3-4 Shuttle Bus Updates. Pki click din po ang link ng isa pang post ko dun para mas mkuha po nyo ang detalye. Marmi po salamat.














      NAIA 1-2-3-4 Shuttle Bus Updates

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    48. hi! thank you for your very helpful blogs. anyway, how does one go to MRT Taft from the Domestic Airport? Thanks! :-)

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      1. Hi! Were you able to figure out the answer to your question because I am also interested to know and it seems no one has updated this blog. :(

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      2. Take the NAIA Loop, transfer to another NAIA Loop bus at T3 to MRT Taft.

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    49. Hi! Were you able to figure out the answer to your question because I am also interested to know and it seems no one has updated this blog. :(

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    50. Attention to all commuters to and from NAIA 4. For you to get needed directions, you should read all posts about NAIA Shuttles now known NAIA Loop. Read this full article and read other articles about NAIA Shuttles/Loop. That's because T1, T2, T3, T4 and MRT are all interconnected by network of NAIA Loop/shuttles. If you wait for my answer, you might wait forever. While if you read, you would get the answer immediately. Thanks for understanding.

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