Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pascay City 1300, Manila,
To and from airport
Getting from the airport to town and exploring the city
Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is eight miles (12
kilometres) south of Manila. Take only official, metered or
pre-booked taxis, do not accept rides from people that approach
you in the terminal. The taxis in the line in front of arrivals
are metered and will charge around 150-200 Pesos (6USD-8USD)
to central Manila hotels. It will take about 20 minutes to
one hour for the trip, depending on traffic. Many of the major
hotels run cars which you can book in advance. The cost is
around 750-950 Pesos (30USD-38USD), and is considered well
worth the cost for the convenience and security. Once you
are in town you may be advised to use the pool of taxis operated
by your hotel. They have fixed fares and provide a more convenient
and safe way around the city than driving yourself or dealing
with the difficult public taxi system.
Arriving at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) may
be a nearly unique lifetime experience. Because of security,
no one without special authorization may come into the airport.
All "greeters" must remain outside, across the street
from the main entrance. There is an air-conditioned, glassed
in raised waiting area, where for a nominal fee, your "greeters"
can wait. Because of the huge number of Filipinos who work
overseas, Balikbayans, the luggage area can be pure mayhem.
Airport services & facilities
Money and communications: Airport facilities include
banks, post offices and telephones. All banks at the airport
provide a bureau de change service during flight operations.
An ATM centre is located in the Arrivals area.
Eating and drinking: There are several restaurants,
coffee shops, snack bars and bars.
Shopping: Duty-free shopping is available.
Luggage: There is no left-luggage facility at the
airport. Trolleys are available free of charge and a free
porter service is available on request. There is a lost property
office in the Departures area.
Other facilities: Baby-changing facilities, a children's
playroom, salon and massage service, medical centres, chapels,
and a pharmacy are all available.