10 Aug 2013

Commute Guide From South West Terminal To Different Locations

  • 10 Aug 2013
  • Lagalag


  • Update: 11 May 2017 Important: Southwest Integrated Provincial Bus Terminal has transferred to HK Sun Plaza in Pasay. Please read the new published article How to Get to Southwest Integrated Provincial Bus Terminal to get commuting direction from your location to the new terminal of buses bound for Cavite, Batangas and Mindoro. End of Update

    As the operation of South West Integrated Provincial Bus Terminal in Coastal Mall Paranaque is being improved as days pass, we have seen lapses and unintentional deficiencies over there. Lots of commuters have no idea on where to ride the next transport vehicle that will take them to their respective destinations.






    This detailed guide on how to commute from South West Terminal to different destinations in the metro is created to lessen the stress of passengers especially those who don't want to waste time in looking for terminals and loading areas. Hope this guide helps you and reduces anxiety and stress that you might experience while commuting to schools, works, etc from South West Integrated. If your destination is not listed here, just ask me through the comment form below this post. Aside from the list of destinations that I've given commuting direction, you will also know the locations of terminals of jeepneys, UV Express and city buses bound for different parts of Metro Manila. In addition to terminals, you can also use three loading areas for the city buses and jeepneys. If you are running after time, riding a bus or jeepney at any of these loading areas will definitely help you.


    Destinations that given commuting directions from South West Terminal in this post:






    (in alphabetical order)

    Ayala Ave Makati the whole stretch
    Baclaran
    Balintawak
    Bonifacio Global City
    Buendia
    Commonwealth
    Cubao
    DFA - for passport applicants
    Divisoria
    Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall
    EDSA Crossing Shaw
    Gil Puyat Ave aka Buendia the whole stretch
    Guadalupe
    Intramuros
    Julia Vargas
    La Salle Taft
    Lawton
    Libertad TAft in Pasay
    LRT-1 EDSA Station
    LRT-1 Gil Puyat Station
    Mabini Street Malate and Ermita
    Malabon

    Malanday
    Malinta
    Mall of Asia
    Manila Domestic Teerminal 4
    MH Del Pilar Malate and Ermita
    MRT-3 Taft Station
    NAIA Terminal 1
    NAIA Terminal 2
    NAIA Terminal 3
    Navotas
    Newport City
    Ortigas Center
    OWWA
    Pagcor Casino
    PGH - UP Manila
    POEA
    Shaw Blvd
    SM Mega Mall
    Sucat
    Taft
    Welcome Rotunda


    Terminals and Loading Areas for buses and jeepneys headed to different locations:


    South West Integrated Bus Terminal Commuters' Guide

    Before I give you the directions to the destinations listed above, I would like you to be fully aware of jeepneys and buses located meters away from SWIPTS.




    If you have knowledge of the routes of available jeepneys and buses located in the area, your next ride to your destination would be in a breeze.

    City Buses Terminal


    Location of city bus terminal in South West Integrated
    Also known as Bus Management Dispatch System, the huge open bus terminal is located in front of Uniwide Coastal Mall itself. Fronting Coastal Road, this city buses station is now served by provincial buses bound to South West Terminal. That means buses from Cavite and Batangas drop all passengers at city buses terminal. So if your destination is located along the route of these city buses, just alight from your provincial bus and then board an available city bus headed to your destination. The problem with this city bus terminal is that buses from here have to pass through the all four roads that encircling the mammoth Uniwide Coastal Mall instead of exiting onto NAIA Rd extension which is impossible because of non-existence of an access road leading to NAIA Rd Ext. So it takes a long time before a bus from here gets to Roxas Blvd. If you're in a hurry, riding a bus from here is not advisable. Don't worry as there are faster routes courtesy of other buses or jeepney that I will be mentioning in this sub-topic.

    Routes of buses from City Bus Terminal - Monumento via EDSA, Fairview via EDSA, Novaliches via EDSA, Baclaran, Taft, Ayala, Buendia, Guadalupe, Shaw Blvd, Ortigas, Commonwealth, Cubao, Balintawak, Navotas, Malabon, Malanday, Malinta, Lawton, Fairview via Espana

    Note: The terminal of buses bound for Lawton and Fairview via Espana is located between jeepney/UV Express Terminal and the City Bus Terminal.


    UV Express Aircon AUV Terminal


    UV Express Terminal in South West Integrated Coastal Mall
    The terminal is located in front of the main entrance of Uniwide Coastal Mall which is at the corner of Coastal Rd (Aguinaldo Blvd) and NAIA Rd Extension few meters away from the foot of pedestrian footbridge that crosses Roxas Blvd/Coastal Rd. The problem here is their lack of available transport units. The arrival of empty vans and coaches is one by one. There are times that there is none and you have to wait. Again, there are available options for you on other spots outside Coastal Mall ground.

    Routes of UV Express - Lawton, Park & Ride Terminal, Manila City Hall

    Mall of Asia bound Shuttle Jeepney Terminal


    Where to ride jeepney to different locations form South West Integrated Terminal
    Located at the same location of UV Express at the foot of pedestrian footbridge. No problem in the availability of their transport vehicles.

    Routes of MOA Shuttles - SM Mall of Asia, SM Arena, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Macapagal Blvd, Baclaran




    Jeepney Terminal


    Located in the same location of UV Express bound for Lawton and the shuttle jeeps bound for MOA. Once you see the only pedestrian footbridge outside Coastal Mall, go there and you will see lots of jeepneys.

    Routes of jeepneys here - You can take a one ride from here to the following: Quiapo, Divisoria, FTI, Alabang, Baclaran, MRT/LRT nearest stations. etc.

    Loading Area in Northbound Lane Roxas Blvd


    Although located far from South West Terminal and City Bus Terminal, it is faster to get to your destination if you choose to take the bus ride here. Buses that pick passengers here come from different locations, e.g., NAIA-1, Paranaque, Macapagal Blvd and Coastal Mall. You can go to this loading area by using the pedestrian footbridge. Once you are already in the footbridge, cross the Coastal Rd then turn left onto connected another footbridge that crosses NAIA Rd. Go down and then wait for a bus at the designated loading area.

    Routes of buses that stop at Roxas Blvd loading Area - Lawton, Ayala Ave, Monumento via EDSA, Fairview via EDSA, Novaliches via EDSA

    Loading Area in NAIA Rd Ext cor Coastal Rd


    Bus Stop for buses going to NAIA 1&2 from South West Integrated Coastal Mall
    Located just outside Coastal Mall and South West Integrated Bus Terminal. You just exit Coastal Mall ground and go to the sidewalk of NAIA Rd Ext. Wait until the traffic lights turn red so that all buses stop. Ride a bus of your choice.

    Routes of buses that stop outside Coastal Mall - NAIA Rd, NAIA Terminal 2, NAIA Terminal 1



    Jeepney Loading Area NAIA Rd cor Coastal Rd


    Use the footbridge from Coastal Mall and cross Coastal Rd. Go down at the other side. Wait for a jeepney at the loading area near KFC and 7-11 Convenience Store.

    Route of jeepney at NAIA Rd - Sucat, PAGCOR Casino, Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall, SM Sucat


    How To Commute From South West Terminal To These Locations?


    Route #1

    Baclaran, Ayala Ave (entire stretch), Cuneta Astrodome, OWWA, LRT-1 Gil Puyat Station

    Ride a bus with "Ayala Leveriza LRT" sign. Refer to Terminal and Loading Areas above. Ask the conductor to drop you off at your particular destination.

    Route #2

    Lawton, Intramuros, Manila City Hall, Park & Ride, Welcome Rotunda, Espana, Quezon Ave

    Here are your options: One, you can take a one bus ride to Lawton, Espana, Quezon Ave, Philcoa, Commonwealth Ave, etc. Ride a city bus with "Lawton Fairview" sign. Two, ride a UV Express and alight at your destination located before Lawton. Three, you can also ride a jeepney bound ror Quiapo.

    Route #3

    Mall of Asia, SM Arena, DFA (Department of Foreign Affairs), Baclaran

    Ride a MOA Shuttle that I have mentioned earlier. Ask the driver to drop you off at your destination.

    Route #4

    La Salle, PGH UP Manila, Lawton, Park & Ride, Manila City Hall

    Ride a bus with "Lawton" sign. Use the loading area located at Roxas Blvd northbound lane. Get off the bus at the unloading area near to your destination.

    Route #5

    LRT-1 EDSA Station, MRT-3 Taft Station, Ortigas Center, Julia Vargas, SM Mega Mall, Bonifacio Global City, POEA, EDSA Crossing Shaw

    Go to the terminal of jeepneys bound for Baclaran, MRT and LRT. The sign of these jeepneys is "MRT/LRT." Or you can ride a city bus with any of these signs: "Monumento Cubao", "Fairview Ortigas", "Novaliches C-5." Alight at your destination. If your destination is BGC, ride bus with "Ayala Ibabaw" sign, alight at Ayala and ride a BGC bus at its terminal. Ask the conductor for information as to which unloading area is nearer to your destination. If your destination is EDSA Crossing Shaw and POEA, make sure secondary signs that read "Crossing Ibabaw" and "Ortigas Ilalim", respectively, are present in signboards of the bus you are riding. If your destination is either LRT EDSA Station or MRT Taft Station, get off the bus at the unloading area before Taft Ave. There is no loading/unloading area located past Taft Ave. You will get too far from your destination if you don't alight before Taft Ave.

    Route #6

    NAIA Terminal 2, NAIA Terminal 1

    Ride a bus with "NAIA-1" sign at loading area located at NAIA Rd Ext which is just outside Coastal Mall and South West Terminal. First drop off is Terminal 2, followed by Terminal 1.

    Route #7

    NAIA Terminal 3, Newport City/Resort World Manila

    Ride a bus bound for EDSA's northern end. Get off the bus at the unloading area before Taft Ave. There is no unloading area past Taft Ave so alight before Taft. Go to the terminal of NAIA Shuttle located at Genesis Bus Transport Terminal. Board a bus bound for Terminal 3. The bus will drop off passengers first at Terminal 3 before passing by Newport City. Ask driver to drop you off at Newport City's unloading area. To get to Genesis Transport Terminal, cross Taft Ave via pedestrian footbridge. Fro more details, go to NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals

    Route #8

    Manila Domestic Terminal 4

    Follow direction given at Route #6 but alight at the unloading area before or after Domestic Rd. Cross NAIA Rd and go to loading area located along Domestic Rd. Ride a jeepney with "Baclaran" sign. Alight at Manila Domestic Airport Terminal 4.

    Route #9

    Sucat, PAGCOR Casino, Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall, SM Sucat

    Ride a jeepney with "Sucat" sign at NAIA Rd loading area near to KFC and 7-11. Alight at your destination. Ask driver to drop you off.

    Route #10

    Gil Puyat aka Buendia Ave (entire length), Libertad Taft

    Ride a bus with "Ayala LRT Leveriza" sign. Alight at Taft Ave. For any location along Gil Puyat Ave, ride a jeepney with "Guadalupe" sign. Ask driver to drop you off at your destination. For Libertad Taft, ride a jeepney with "Baclaran" or "Pasay Rotunda" sign at Taft Ave's southbound lane. Alight at Libertad.

    Route #11

    Mabini Street Malate/Ermita, MH Del Pilar Malate/Ermita

    If your destination is located along these streets, ride a bus with "Ayala LRT Leveriza" sign. Get off at Harrison St. Ride a jeepney with "Mabini" or "MH del Pilar" secondary signs and alight at your destination. You can also ride a UV Express that passes through Roxas Blvd which is paralleled to Mabini and MH del Pilar.

    Hope you find this article helpful. If you're facing a problem in commuting from South West Terminal to a destination not listed here, you can ask me via comment form below.
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    6 Aug 2013

    South-West Bus Terminal Inaugurates Today

  • 6 Aug 2013
  • Lagalag


  • Update: 11 May 2017 Important: Southwest Integrated Provincial Bus Terminal has transferred to HK Sun Plaza in Pasay. Please read the new published article How to Get to Southwest Integrated Provincial Bus Terminal to get commuting direction from your location to the new terminal of buses bound for Cavite, Batangas and Mindoro. End of Update

    South West Integrated Terminal for passenger liners bound to Cavite and Batangas (vice versa) inaugurates today, August 6, 2013. The inauguration which starts at 4:30 am finally sealed the commitment of MMDA (Metro Manila Development Authority) to ease the traffic along main thoroughfares of our metropolis.

    South West Terminal Inauguration
    The bus station with the official name of South-West Integrated Provincial Transport System is constructed with interest of the riding public in the mind of those who are responsible for its design and amenities. Firstly, it is built inside a mall where passengers can shop and dine before going home. A popular brand of grocery store for the masses is located inside of Coastal Mall where this terminal is located. Second, loading areas for city buses of different routes are very near. In fact, out-bound city buses from MMDA's "Bus Management Dispatch System" station passes through the frontage of South West Terminal. I think it is safe to assume that they will build bus bays for city buses right in that area. For now, if you ask me regarding the right spot of loading for city buses, you can ride along Diosdado Macapagal Blvd, the road that bounded the provincial terminal to the west.

    South-West Integrated Provincial Transport System
    If there are questions that you may have, like "how to get to South West Terminal", "exact location", "provincial routes of the buses", "how to get to your destination from South West Terminal", etc, please read my two previous posts about this bus terminal. Here are the links: Integrated Bus Terminal For Batangas & Cavite Buses Opens and South West Integrated Terminal & City Buses Coastal Mall Station.


    Watch for upcoming post that will discuss detailed directions from South West Integrated Terminal to various important spots like NAIA Terminals, MOA, DFA, Ortigas, etc. Furthermore, for more convenient commute I will give you the list of routes of UV Express which has their own terminal inside South West Integrated.
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