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 SantosAvenue (EDSA).

Most taxi drivers understand and speak English. The minimum rate is 40.00 pesos and 3.50 pesos per succeeding kilometre.

There are several car-for-hire companies operating in the city. For security reasons, when possible, request the hotel concierge for assistance. Do not use horse-drawn carriages (calesas) and bicycle carts (pedicabs).

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