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NAIA Terminal 3-No more shuttle bus to MRT

Posted by goonistik on 10/5/2013 at 09:18

I had a horrid time trying to get out of Terminal 3. I was surprised to find out that the useful and affordable shuttle bus to the MRT/LRT station was no longer available.

The only shuttle that is available is the citylink bus that goes to Libis, which is fine if you are headed north to Quezon City. But the trip schedule is 1 PM, 3 pm and 5pm.

Getting out using public transportation means talking a long walk to the rotonda near the entrance and looking for buses/jeepneys to Baclaran.

The lines for the airport taxis were long; both for the fixed price taxis and the yellow airport metered taxis. Now traffic was bad on Andrews Ave. in the lane heading to Baclaran. So the best solution for me was to take a taxi to Southgate mall at the corner of Pasong Tamo Ext. and EDSA so that I could easily access the Pasong Tamo MRT station.

My taxi driver tipped me that at the departures area the regular taxis wait there after dropping off passengers. So instead of walking to Andrews Ave, go up to get a taxi.

#1 goonistik has been a member since 7/1/2010. Location: Philippines. Posts: 563

Posted by urefowei on 12/6/2013 at 22:45

Another blog says that it is still available..

4 FEB 2013[/li] LAG ALAG[/li]

The bus that serves as NAIA Shuttle from Taft in Pasay Rotunda to Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport still operates.

#2 urefowei has been a member since 12/6/2013. Posts: 1

Posted by goonistik on 13/6/2013 at 05:45

Thanks for sharing. Based on the article, it will be better to use the shuttle for a trip to Terminal 3. Getting out of Terminal 3 is more of a problem. AFAIK, there is no bus shed where you can wait. Waiting for 30 minutes under the sun or rain isn't fun.

The people at the airport were clueless when I asked about the shuttle bus. All they could tell me was go to the rotonda to get a jeep.

#3 goonistik has been a member since 7/1/2010. Location: Philippines. Posts: 563

Posted by imasmiley88 on 21/6/2013 at 10:33

I think they do this in order to force the people to use the airport taxi cabs. Because if it's easy for the passengers to look for other public utility vehicles, no one will ride their taxis because it's so expensive to rent one.

#4 imasmiley88 has been a member since 19/5/2012. Posts: 17

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