27 Sep 2015

Commute Guide to Newport City Buildings & Spots via Free Shuttle Bus

  • 27 Sep 2015
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  • Free Shuttle bus ride from jeepney loading/unloading area to Newport destinations such as Remington Hotel, Resorts World Manila, Maxims Hotel, Marriott Hotel, St Therese Church, Star Cruises Centre, etc. How do you get to Resorts World Manila or Remington Hotel via Newport City's NCEA Free Shuttle bus? Read this guide and soon you will be conveniently whisked away to your destination from its terminal in Emperador Building which is also the north tip gateway of Newport City where public jeepneys from MRT EDSA and LRT Taft stations in Pasay Rotunda as well as from Sales Rd in SLEX are located. But take note that from Sales jeepney terminal, you can get off at the locations of aforementioned spots. So, go read the directions.





    Newport City is located opposite NAIA Terminal 3. Conveniently, Airport Loop shuttle bus is the way to go if you come from MRT Taft Station and LRT EDSA Station and your destination is any of these: Resorts World Manila, Star Cruises Centre, Remington Hotel, Newport Mall and other institutions which are located just across the airport loop bus stops.




    But what if your destination is too far from NAIA Shuttle's unloading areas. Marriott Hotel, Maxims Hotel, Belmont Hotel, Palm Tree and The Shrine of St Therese church are located way far from the Airport Loop bus stops. The good news is you can get to any of these institutions from the Newport City free shuttle's bus stops in a breeze. What's more? Ride is free around Newport City.

    Officially known as NCEA Free Shuttle, the bus terminal stop is located at the northern entrance of Newport City where public jeepneys from both Pasay Rotunda and Sales Rd unload passengers. You only need to walk a little bit from jeepney unloading area to the free shuttle terminal, wait for shuttle's arrival, get on board and get off at your destination. NCEA is acronym for Newport City Estates Association.

    How to get to Newport City free shuttle terminal


    From MRT/LRT stations in Pasay Rotunda

    Wait for and take a jeepney with "Nichols" sign at loading area along EDSA's northbound lane near MRT Taft Station in Pasay Rotunda. You can also get inside the Bus Terminal at the back of McDonald's where Airport Loop has a terminal and look for the jeepney queue. Get off the jeepney at Newport City northern tip gateway where there is huge "Newport City" signage and big statues of five carabaos.




    That is Newport Blvd. At the left corner is the Emperador Bldg which you should immediately see. The jeepneys actually stop there to drop off passengers. The Newport City NCEA free shuttle terminal is located along the left hand side of Newport Blvd as you enter it, on Emperador Bldg side. But you must make sure that you're on the right place because a bus from Eastwood City also parks along that side. There's a road sign that reads "NCEA Free Shuttle." Go there. See the first map below. Click all markers in the map - pin, bus icon, jeepney icon.

    From Sales Bridge in SLEX

    This is the route if you come from BGC boarding a jeepney to Gate 3 or if you are from Chino Roces Ave Ext. You can also take this if you're from Alabang or Southern Tagalog provinces (CABALARZON.) Just remember to alight at Sales/Nichols/Villamor as what you must mention to driver. There's also a PNR train station there. So both from Tutuban and as far as Bicol, commuters can use this route. Walk and cross SLEX via Sales Bridge from northbound lane of SLEX. If you're riding a jeepney or bus from EDSA/Pasay/Manila area, you don't need to cross Sales Bridge. Go to jeepney terminal that you will immediately see at Sales Rd which continues Sales Bridge. Those jeepneys are headed to Newport City. You need to buy fare token before you get on the jeepney in the queue. Same way, you will also alight at Newport City free shuttle terminal if you opt to use it. BUT... if your destination is Resort World Manila or Remington Hotel or Star Cruises Center and even St Therese Church as well as Palm Tree, you don't need to use the free shuttle because jeepneys from Sales Brige/Rd pass by right at their locations. In fact, RWM has entrance along Sales Rd. So just ask driver to drop you off at any of the aforementioned destinations.

    How to get to Newport City destinations via Newport City free shuttle bus


    Newport Free Shuttle stops at Star Cruises Centre

    Once you get to its Bus Stop Terminal in Emperador Bldg, stand in line at queue area while waiting for the free shuttle. Alight at the right location where your destination is located. Here are the destinations in Newport City and where you can get off the bus along the route of NCEA Free Shuttle to get to them:

    how to got to shrine of St Therese Newport Pasay
    Newport Blvd cor Resort Dr - This is not a bus stop. You must ask driver in advance to drop you off here as soon as the bus turns left onto Resort Dr from Newport Blvd. Shrine of St Therese or St Therese Church is located at the other corner. Palm Tree's entrance is located along Resort Dr before the corner of Andrews Ave. Belmont Hotel is next to the church and a McDonald's restaurant is at the back of Belmont. They are all very near at this corner so notify the driver in advance that you will alight here. See our second map below.

    how to go to Maxims Hotel Newport City Pasay
    First Bus Stop - See our third map below. The bus stop is located at the opposite or the other end corner of Newport Blvd and Resort Dr. Get off the bus here if your destinations are any of the following: Manila Marriott, Marriott Grand Ballroom and Maxims Hotel. Since this is a bus stop, you can wait for the free shuttle after your business and ready to get home. Just stand in line.

    how to go to Resorts World Manila Pasay
    Second Bus Stop Exactly located at the site of Remington Hotel, Resorts World Manila and all other destinations inside RWM. There's also a McDonald's restaurant here. See fourth map and click the markers on it. Once inside Resorts World Manila, you can get to all destinations there, i.e., Newport Casino, Newport Performing Arts Theater, Republiq, grand lobby of RWM, restaurants, cinemas, etc.

    how to commute to Star Cruises Pasay Newport City
    Third Bus Stop - Located opposite Star Cruises Centre, you only need to cross Resort Dr via pedestrian lane to get there and any restaurant there. You can also use this bus stop to get to Emperador Bldg from this location. Just wait for the free shuttle's arrival. See fifth map.

    Note: As Newport City is a development in progress, other new buildings and destinations will be added here as soon as they are finish. This guide will be handy in the future. If you have have any destination in Newport City and you don't know its location or how to get there, just look it up here. See sixth map below.






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    12 Sep 2015

    Airport Loop: Where to Ride & Alight to and from NAIA Terminals

  • 12 Sep 2015
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  • NAIA Shuttle Bus got a new look and a new name. It is now called Airport Loop. And to make it easy for commuters to identify the bus headed to NAIA-3 among many others inside Pasay Rotunda bus terminal, all airport loop buses have big signage on their both sides that reads Airport Loop. There is also big banner sign located where an Airport Loop bus parks to load passengers.

    Two Fleets of Airport Loop buses


    Airport Loop by HM Transport bound for NAIA-3 from Pasay Rotunda
    Airport Loop bus enters Pasay Rotunda Terminal.

    There are two kinds of buses that served as Airport Loop. There's the one with all white outer body color with black signage that reads 'Airport Loop' on its both sides (photo below.) This one is the offshoot of the all white NAIA shuttle buses that preceded airport loops.





    The second one is the bus owned by HM Transport, Inc. Body color is orange and on its both sides printed is 'HM Transport Inc Airport Loop' (photo above.) These buses are bigger ones compare to the white ones. They are new fleet of buses. But there are few which are old and a bit rundown but I think those old ones are being phased out.

    Airport Loop formerly NAIA Shuttle bus
    Airport Loop bus stops at first bus stop inside Newport City.

    Exact Location of Airport Loop inside Pasay Rotunda Bus Terminal


    Unlike before when you can easily see NAIA Shuttle Buses upon entering the big Pasay Rotunda Bus Terminal, the new slot of Airport Loop bus is located far inside of the massive provincial bus station. If you don't know the location of Pasay Rotunda bus terminal, please see map in our post NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals.





    Upon entering the bus terminal via access where McDonald's is located, walk along the left side of the terminal all the way straight past all the row of establishments there. Soon you will see this sign. If there's no Airport Loop bus behind the signage, just wait until it arrives.

    Unloading Areas along the route of Airport Loop


    In four maps below are spots where you can get off the bus. Click each red bus stop icon in the maps for accurate information.






    Bus Stop icon 1 - Airport Loop terminal in Pasay Rotunda. Remaining passengers that take the bus from Terminal 3 alight here. All passengers headed to NAIA terminals 4,2 and 1 from here must alight at Terminal 3 to transfer to another Airport Loop bus. Details direction on how to get to this bus terminal in the post NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals.

    Bus Stop icon 2 - If your destination is northern tip of Newport City like Emperador Bldg, you can ask driver to drop you off here. But it is not designated bus stop so if driver won't allow it, get off the bus at the first bus stop inside Newport City and take Newport City free shuttle. Read detailed direction in How to get to Newport City Destinations via Airport Loop.

    Bus Stop icon 3 - Airport Loop Unloading Area in NAIA-3. Unloading in T-3 is far from loading area so if you are headed to any of terminals 4,2 and 1 and you have heavy luggage ask driver to drop you off at the loading bay of Airport Loop. The bus will pass through it anyway. He will allow it based on what I have observed.

    Bus Stop icon 4 - First Bus Stop inside Newport City. You can get off here if your destination is any of the following: Shrine of St Therese (church), Belmont Hotel, Emperador Bldg (take free shuttle), Star Cruise, Marriott Hotel, etc. Read How to get to Newport City Destinations via Airport Loop.

    Bus Stop icon 5 - Second Bus Stop in Newport City. Alight here if your destination is any of the following: Remington Hotel, Resorts World Manila, Newport Mall, Newport Performing Arts Theater, etc. Again, go to link given in 'Bus Stop icon 4' for details.

    Bus Stop icon 6 - Airport Loop Terminal in NAIA-3. This is the terminal of all Airport Loop buses headed to all other NAIA terminals as well as Pasay Rotunda Airport Loop terminal where MRT/LRT stations are located. If you are an arriving passenger from Terminal 3 proceed here from Arrival and look for banner sign that reads 'Baclaran Pasay Rotunda MRT/LRT.' If you are arriving passengers from Terminal 1 or 2 or 4 and you want to take Airport Loop to train station, take an Airport Loop shuttle headed to NAIA-3 at loading area in your Terminal of Arrival. For details read NAIA 1-2-3 Shuttle Bus: Easy Way To Get To & From NAIA Terminals and NAIA 1-2-3-4 Shuttle Bus Updates.

    Bus Stop icon 7 - First stop from NAIA-3 Loading bay. located along Airport Rd past the corner of Quirino Ave.

    Bus Stop icon 8 - Second stop Baclaran Redemptorist. The bus stops along Roxas Blvd near Redemptorist Church. Because of bad traffic situation there's no fixed bus stop here so it could be way far from Redemptorist. After the bus stops here, it will now proceed to its terminal in Pasay Rotunda without anymore stops. All remaining passengers will be dropped inside Pasay Rotunda Bus Terminal.

    First map - Zoom out level for bird's eye view of the entire Airport Loop route.

    Second map - Airport loop turns left from Aurora Blvd headed to NAIA-3. Click the bus stop icon.

    Third map - Airport loop stops at T-3 then go to Newport City and returns to T-3. Click all bus stop icons.

    Fourth map - From T-3 the bus unloads passengers at 2 Baclaran bus stops before returning to MRT/LRT stations to drop remaining passengers and pick up passengers headed to NAIA-3 and Newport City in another new loop cycle. It enters bus terminal adjacent to MRT Taft Station.
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    11 Sep 2015

    How to get to Newport City Destinations via Airport Loop

  • 11 Sep 2015
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  • Getting to Newport City destinations from either MRT-3 Taft or LRT-1 EDSA stations via new NAIA Airport Loop shuttle has never been convenient. The airport loop shuttles have bus stop or unloading area right outside Remington Hotel. So if you're wondering how to get to Remington Hotel, I'll tell you to get off the bus here and you only need to walk a meter or two from the bus stop. Resort World Manila is just across Newport Blvd and you will only need to take the pedestrian lane. Once inside RWM, you only need to walk your way toward Newport Mall, Maxims Hotel, Newport Performing Arts Theater, Republiq Club, Newport Cinemas, RWM Casino, etc. That's because they are all clustered together inside the huge building of RWM.

    NAIA Airport Loop Shuttle Unloading Areas in Newport City


    Airport Loop from Pasay Rotunda stops at Newport City bus stop with Star Cruise at background

    There are only two NAIA Loop Shuttle bus stops in Newport City. You can not use them to get back to Pasay Rotunda as they are only used to unload passengers. But you can board the airport loop shuttle at its NAIA-3 terminal. The unloading area in Remington is the last stop before the shuttle goes back to Terminal-3. The first bus stop in Newport City is located at Resort Dr which is perpendicular to Andrews Ave. Please see map below. In photo above is a NAIA Airport Loop bus at the first bus stop. Star Cruise building (in background of photo above) is just across the one way Resort Dr. To get there, just use the pedestrian lane.

    Shrine of Saint Therese Newport City
    If your destination is The Shrine of St Therese, the only church in Newport City, get off the bus here and walk your way there by turning left onto E-Palm Dr. At the end of the road is The Shrine of St Therese. McDonalds is at the left corner. Belmont Hotel is at the right corner opposite McDonald's restaurant. Palm Tree, clusters - A,B,C,D is located next to the church on this direction, just walk past the front of the church and turn left onto the next street, Resort Dr extension, to get to the entrance of Palm Tree condominium. Note that Resort Dr bends leftward inside Newport City from the first bus stop and it is extended back to Andrews Ave similar to a very wide U-turn.

    If your destination is the Emperador Building, wait for NCEA Free Shuttle right at the first bus stop of Airport Loop, the one opposite Star Cruise building. NCEA stands for Newport City Estates Association. After getting off the airport shuttle bus, go to the sidewalk and wait for free shuttle to arrive. This is the last stop of NCEA buses before they head to Emperador Building loading & unloading area. Located at Emperador Bldg are S&R New York Style Pizza, another McDonald's restaurant and at the other side of the building is Metro Supermarket.

    Marriott Hotel and Grand Ballroom are located in this spot
    You can also get off the airport loop bus at first bus stop if your destination is any of the following: Marriott Grand Ballroom, Marriott Hotel and Maxims. Cross E-Palm Dr and take Resort Dr, cross Newport Blvd and the three hotels are immediately there. See map below and click the red pins and bus stop icons in the map for guidance. It's faster to get to Maxims from this bus stop but it's more convenient in the second bus stop as you don't need to walk outside. If it's raining or the weather is sultry, I will recommend to use the second bus stop in going to Maxims.


    Important note in getting to Emperador Building. You can ask the driver of Airport Loop Shuttle to drop you off before it turns right onto Terminal 3. From there you can walk your way to Emperador Building which is easily seen from afar. It will save you time. If the driver allows it. But from what I have experienced in taking the Airport Loop Shuttle from Pasay Rotunda, there are times that some passengers get off at that tip of Andrews Ave before the big roundabout or rotunda (formerly known as Circulo del Mundo.)

    This article is the updated guide of getting to Newport City via NAIA Shuttle bus which is now known as Airport Loop. The content of the first post is commuting guide to Newport City and Resorts World Manila by all modes of transportation. There are no directions to other destinations inside of Newport City there as at the time it was published Newport City was still in the initial stage of development. For jeepney mode of transportation going to Newport city and RWM, go to How To Commute To Newport City & Resort World Manila. If your destination is not mentioned in this guide, just let me know and I will try my best to give you direction.

    For more accurate direction, please use this map. CLICK each red pin and bus stop icon for more information such as walking direction from bus stops.
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