Domestic Transportation in the Philippines

Overview by Globlatrade.net:

Means of Transport Recommended in Town

Recommendation
For traveling within Manila, the taxi is the most recommended means of transport. The bus network is very developed but has reached saturation. There are three metro lines which serve part of the town.
Maps of Urban Networks
Maporama
UT Library on line
Mapblast
Urban Transport Agencies
Vallacar Transit Corporation
Victory Liner
Philtranco
Farinas Transit Company
Partas Transportation Co.
Find an Itinerary
Maps live
Taxi Companies
Caloocan City Taxi
Avis
R&E
 

Transportation From Airport to City Centre:


Airport

Distance

Taxi

Bus

Train

Car Rental
Manila Intl - Ninoy Aquino (MNL) 8 km / 5 miles PHP 380-450 or USD 6-9 / 15-30 min PHP 50 / 45 min - Available
 

Means of Transport Recommended in the Rest of the Country

Recommendation
The Philippine islands are well provided with air lines, bus networks, as well as ferries. On the other hand railroads are used only in the southern part of the islands (connection between Manila and Legazpi).
Rail Companies
Philippine National Railways
 

Airlines

Name Type Domestic Flights International Flights
Air Philippines low cost domestic flights No
Cebu Pacific low cost domestic flights Yes
Philippines Airlines Major domestic flights Yes
SEAIR Major domestic flights

You Can Consult the List of Airlines Banned Within the EU. Look Also at the rating of the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

 

Traveling By Yourself

Recommendation
It is not advisable for foreigners to drive because of bad road conditions, and the rather risky driving of the Filipinos. It is thus recommended to rent a chauffeur-driven car.
Driver's License
Theoretically a western driver's license is enough, but an international license is sometimes required.
Conditions For Renting a Vehicle
Generally, you are required to be over 21 and to have two years' experience.
Rental Agencies
Hertz
Avis
Budget
Tolls or Taxes
The Philippines have six toll motorways where you can pay by electronic means, cash or season ticket.
Road Maps
Omni Maps
Find an Itinerary
Maps of World
Parking Facilities
You can easily find parking facilities around shopping centers and hotels.
 

Rules of the Road

Minimum Driving Age
The minimum age is 16.
Side of the Road For Driving
You drive on the right.
Speed Limits
Speed is limited to 80km/h outside towns and 30km/h in town.
Safety Belts
It is mandatory to wear a seat belt.
Permitted Amount of Alcohol in the Blood
Driving under the effects of alcohol or drugs is prohibited.
National Roads Organizations
Land Transportation Office

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