Information on the Philippines and Manila

Local transport

Manila's public transportation system consists of buses, taxis, jeepneys, Light Railway Transit 1 (LRT 1) with routes from Monumento to Baclaran, LRT 3 with routes from Claro M. Recto to Marikina, and the Metro Railway Transit 2 (MRT 2) with routes along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA).

Most taxi drivers understand and speak English.

There are several car-for-hire companies operating in the city. For security reasons, when possible, request the hotel concierge to arrange for your transport by taxi.

It is recommended never to use horse-drawn carriages (calesa) and bicycle carts (pedicabs).

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