NAIA Survival Guide

Transportation at NAIA

There are multiple transport options going in and out of the airport. From Grab, yellow-metered, coupon and regular taxis, city bus and UBE Express!


Grab is the most recommended transport option to and from the airport. It's basically Uber for Southeast Asia. Go ahead, download and register the Grab app so you have it handy ahead of your flight.

Download link: Android or iOS

UBE Express

UBE Express offers NAIA loop that connects all four (4) terminals. All other routes start at NAIA Terminal 3. If you are going to or coming from other terminals, you have to take their NAIA Loop route which costs PHP 50.

Routes to and from Terminal 3

  • PITX in Paranaque: PHP 150
  • Victory Liner in Pasay: PHP 150
  • Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas: PHP 150
  • Robinsons Place Manila: PHP 150
  • Ayala South Park in Alabang: PHP 200
  • Araneta City in Cubao, Quezon City: PHP 200
  • Robinsons Sta Rosa in Laguna: PHP 300

You can book your UBE Express ticket here.


Taxis are available at all terminals. The cheapest taxis are the regular taxis (white). Airport taxis (yellow) and coupon taxis are way more expensive though. If you can't get a regular taxi, you are better off with Grab.

Before you get in, tell your driver to use the taxi meter. It is always best to take note of the taxi's plate number should you encounter any issues.

Rates start at PHP 40 for the flagdown, PHP 13.50 for every kilometer and PHP 2 for every minute of waiting time (to account for waiting in traffic). Rounding up the taxi fare to the nearest PHP 20 is common practice.

Typical taxi rates (not including toll fees)

  • Mall of Asia/Entertainment City: PHP 150-220
  • Bonifacio Global City: PHP 150-220
  • Makati: PHP 150-220
  • Ortigas Center: PHP 200-300
  • Eastwood City: PHP 250-350
  • University of the Philippines Diliman: PHP 350-450