11 Mar 2011

How To Get To Ynares Center In Antipolo

  • 11 Mar 2011
  • Lagalag

  • Ynares Center, an indoor sporting arena and a major landmark of Antipolo City, is located at the heart of the city beside the Rizal Provincial Capitol. The coliseum hosts many important events regularly such as PBA Games and big concerts.

    To help those of you who don't know how to commute to this arena, here are the routes and directions to take to go there.

    Ynares Center

    There are two options in going to Ynares Center. First option, we will refer to that as Route #1, is via Araneta Center Cubao FX Terminal. Second option, we will refer to that as Route #2, is via Greenfield District Mayfair Parking Terminal of Jeepneys and FXs..

    It would be near for you to take Route #1 if you come from any of these locations: Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Pampanga, Bulacan, Novaliches, Fairview, UP Diliman, UP Ayala Technohub, Timog Avenue, Quezon Avenue, West Avenue, Trinoma, SM North Edsa, Project 6, Project 7, Project 8, Project 4, Kamuning, Kamias, Quezon Boulevard, Bagong Barrio, Tondo, Recto, Morayta, Legarda, Santa Mesa and other areas nearby, If you're location is not listed here, just get down to Araneta Center and follow the directions in Route #1. If you're from Marikina, Santolan, Ateneo de Manila, Katipunan, Anonas, just go to the second stop of this route which is Santa Lucia East. Details below in Route #1.

    It would be near for you to take Route #2 if you come from Mandaluyong, Makati, Pasay, Alabang, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon Province, Bicutan, Sucat, Pasay Taft Rotonda, Mall of Asia or MOA, Baclaran, Paranaque, Taguig, Fort Bonifacio, Market Market, Ayala, JP Rizal, Ortigas Center, EDSA Crossing Shaw, Kalentong, Pasig, Mega Mall, Robinson's Galleria, Robinson's Place Manila, Boni Pioneer, Rockwell, Power Plant, Paseo de Roxas, Gil Puyat Avenue aka Buendia, Zobel Roxas, Harrison Plaza, Ermita, Malate, San Andres, Chino Roces aka Pasong Tamo, Greenbelt, Ayala Triangle Gardens and areas near to these locations. If your location is not here, just go to Shaw Station of MRT-3 and follow directions in Route #2 given below.

    Route #1

    From your location, go to Araneta Center Cubao. You can ride an LRT-2 or MRT-3 and get off at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Once you're in Araneta Center e.g. Farmers Plaza, Araneta Coliseum, Ali Mall, and Gateway Mall, you're first destination is Santa Lucia East. You must get to Santa Lucia East to ride a jeepney going to Ynares Center. This is because, Antipolo bound FX and jeepneys are very scarce in Cubao even in the terminal that I will direct you to. Another important thing is the sign of FX or jeepney you're going to ride must be "Antipolo Simbahan" or "Antipolo Junction". There are other FXs and jeepneys bound for Antipolo but via different route and they have different sign such as "Antipolo Sumulong". FXs and jeepneys with "Antipolo Sumulong" sign don't pass by Ynares Center.

    Go to the entrance of Gateway Mall, the one located along Aurora Boulevard. This Gateway Mall entrance is beneath the LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station. There's McDonald's Restaurant alongside this entrance.

    As you get out of Gateway Mall through this door, you will get to see the ramp for vehicles dropping off passengers in front of Gateway Mall entrance. This ramp is being occupied by passenger FX going to the east of Metro Manila like Marikina, Cainta, SSS Village, and supposedly Antipolo. But as I've learned, Antipolo bound FX is very scarce and there are times there's none even one.

    What people going to Ynares Center do is to ride a Cogeo FX right there. Cogeo bound FX is abundant in numbers, so ride one of them, make sure the sign in front is "Cogeo", pay php 20 and get off at Santa Lucia East Mall. As accustomed, ask driver to drop you off.

    Santa Lucia East sign

    Walk towards the Felix Avenue, the road that borders Santa Lucia East to the east and at its entry is this arch:

    From the corner of Felix and Marcos Highway, walk along Felix toward Sogo Hotel, where loading and unloading zone is located as jeepneys will not stop in Santa Lucia East Mall. Don't ride in any jeepneys at the terminal located near Santa Lucia as they're going to different locations. Wait for jeepneys with "Antipolo Simbahan" or "Antipolo Junction" sign at the loading station near Sogo Hotel.

    Santa Lucia East as seen from Felix Avenue near corner Marcos Highway

    This is what you see when you look back as you go to loading zone near Sogo

    Ride a jeepney with "Antipolo Simbahan" or "Antipolo Junction" sign only. Ask the driver to drop you off at Ynares Center.

    When the jeep get to the location and if you're riding in front beside the driver this is what you see at the junction where you will get off:

    After the jeep turned left at Oliveros Street you get off at the corner

    Walk along the road in front of Rizal Provincial Capitol:

    Rizal Provincial Capitol

    This is the view as you walk towards Ynares Center from unloading zone after the jeep turned left.

    As soon as you get to the other end of Rizal Provincial Capitol, Ynares comes into view and a more picturesque angle of the Capitol appears:

    Ynares Center as seen from the road

    Rizal Provincial Capitol view as you walk toward Ynares Center

    Rizal Provincial Capitol back as you walk past towards Ynares Center

    Route #2

    /UPDATE as of 22 July 2017/
    Route #2 has been changed. Please proceed to any of the 2 terminals of jeepneys and vans located along Shaw Blvd. Mayflower Terminal is now demolished so DON'T GO THERE. I can't edit this post to preserve the original content for future reference. So, for past commute to Ynares Center Antipolo via MRT-3 Shaw Station, go to --> 2 Jeepney & Van Terminals Bound to East of Metro Manila near MRT Shaw. Just go there now, no need to continue reading here.

    Ride an MRT-3 train and alight at Shaw Station or go to the location of Shaw Station. From Shaw Station of MRT-3 go to Pavilion Mall formerly known as EDSA Central Mall. This mall is connected to MRT-3 Shaw and there's a lot of entrances located along EDSA as well. Here's what you do after getting off the train at Shaw Station. If you get off the train that comes from Taft Station, go towards the rear of the train. If you get off the train that comes from North Station, go towards the front of the train.

    Use the escalator to exit, go left from the turnstile, then go right after you get out of the ticket booth area, go downstairs to lower level and follow the walkway that links MRT and Pavilion Mall until you get to glass doors with "Greenfield District" signs on both sides. That's Pavilion Mall. Get in Pavilion Mall and pass through it. Take the exit at the back between Mercury Drug and KFC after which you'll get to see a large open space covered with green bent grass between a wide building and the Edsa Central Public Market.

    Green Open Space at the back of EDSA Central Mall
    Go to the park and walk down the concrete walkway towards the back of EDSA Central Public Market. Once you get to the back of the the public market, you'll get to see the Greenfield District Mayflower Parking from the distance located to the opposite corner of Edsa Central Avenue and United.

    Inside that parking area is the big terminal of FXs and jeepneys going to various destinations in the east of Metro Manila.

    Look for Antipolo Terminal of jeepneys or FX, depending on your preference. Just remember, whatever you ride, make sure the sign is "Antipolo Simbahan" or "Antipolo Junction". Or ask the driver beforehand if he will pass by Ynares Center and ask him a favor to drop you off at your destination. Use the photos of Ynares and Rizal Provincial Capitol in Route #1 as your guide.

    Location Map of Ynares Center


    1. Just wanted to hand out a huge thank you for this set of directions. It was my first day in Manila, and as a foriegner I was able to find my way to the Ynares center, relatively pain free. Was totally worth it, got to see some awesome basketball!

    2. I'm glad that my directions and guides did helped you in your visit in Manila. And I am also thankful that you find time in sending me your appreciation. :)

    3. Hehehe di ko ma get dami pasikot pasikot pwdeng tagalogin mo,hehehe
      Galing kami ng Cavite or rather Airport kasi sa June may aattend kaming event dyan di ko masayadong kabisado pag nasa EDSA SHAW na...pero joke lang I understand your direction nalilito lang me,hehehe
      daming lakaran....
      thank you

    4. @ anonymous. Salamat po sa biro hehe. Malayo talaga ang jeepney terminal eh. Pag nasa Shaw Station po kyo ng MRT, pasok lang po kyo ng Pavilion Mall na connected sa station pero sa gawing hulihan ng tren na galing ng Taft. Kasi po pag gawing unahan kyo ng tren lalabas ay Shangri-La Mall ang connected. Labas lang po kyo sa likod ng Pavilion Mall (ground floor), tawid po kyo ng kalye, lakad papunta sa makikita nyo na malawak ng lupa na natamnan ng berdeng damo, tawirin nyo po ang damuhan na yun hanggang sa kalsada na naman at lakad kyo sa kanto na may nakalagay na Mayflower Terminal.

      1. Pano kung nsa Ever Gotesco Pasig? anong jeep sasakyan? Don't tell me I need to go to Shaw first.

      2. Pano kung nsa Ever Gotesco Pasig? anong jeep sasakyan? Don't tell me I need to go to Shaw first.

      3. Check the signs of jeepneys there, thanks.

      4. Please check signs of jeepneys there, thanks.

    5. thanks..i'll try the directions this week,,,come tnt vs san mig....

    6. @ jhunley march villacora. You are welcome. Enjoy the game. :)

    7. what a great help!
      I have something to do in the capitol there and the only direction I was pointed to was to drop off at Ynares Center. Planning to do a trip on my own,...
      this is a big help! Thanks a lot! :)

    8. @ NoName. You are welcome. Glad to hear that!

    9. Is this still updated? thanks