Here’s a guide to getting in and out of the Terminal 3 of Manila International Airport or Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA):


The most obvious and easiest option is to take a taxi, which can be quite expensive depending on how far your destination is. A ride to Mall of Asia in Pasay City costs around P150 and around P300 – P500 to most places in the City Center. From Manila International Airport, there is a taxi queue outside the terminal at the right side of arrival area upon exit. The airport management will give you a piece of paper with the details of the taxi you boarded and contact details of the airport office. These taxis are generally safe since the airport management takes note of each taxi leaving the airport.

When going to the airport it is always important, as with any other city, to insist that the driver use the meter. Never agree to ride the taxi if the driver fails to turn the meter on.

NAIA Loop Shuttle Bus

For those considering a cheap, safe, and comfortable option, passengers can use the Airport Shuttle (NAIA Loop Bus) located further away from the taxi queue. The Airport Shuttle has only 1 route, looping from Terminal 3 to the other terminals (Domestic Terminal, Terminal 1, and Terminal 2) in the NAIA complex and then going to Pasay Rotunda. The drop off point in Pasay Rotunda is within a short walk to the MRT – Taft Station (Blue Line) and LRT – EDSA Station (Yellow Line).

Google Map of NAIA Loop Bus Drop-off and Pick-up point in Pasay Rotunda:

The fare from NAIA Terminal 3 to Pasay Rotunda is just P20. Additionally, the Airport Shuttle complex is free when transporting from Terminal 3 to other terminals in the airport complex for the convenience of passengers with connecting flights. When going to NAIA Terminal 3, the pick-up point for passengers is also the same as the drop-off point  (in Pasay Rotunda), the NAIA Loop Shuttle bus leaves approximately every hour.

Train (Manila Light Rail Transit)

A direct railway line to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is still in the planning stages. The southern extension of the LRT (Yellow Line) is codenamed LRT-6 and will run from Baclaran all the way to Cavite, passing NAIA.