10 Aug 2013
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
Bonifacio Global City
DFA - for passport applicants
Duty Free Philippines Fiesta Mall
EDSA Crossing Shaw
Gil Puyat Ave aka Buendia the whole stretch
La Salle Taft
Libertad TAft in Pasay
LRT-1 EDSA Station
LRT-1 Gil Puyat Station
Mabini Street Malate and Ermita
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
PGH - UP Manila
SM Mega Mall
Terminals and Loading Areas for buses and jeepneys headed to different locations:
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
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
Routes of UV Express - Lawton, Park & Ride Terminal, Manila City Hall
Mall of Asia bound Shuttle Jeepney Terminal
Routes of MOA Shuttles - SM Mall of Asia, SM Arena, Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), Macapagal Blvd, Baclaran
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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