Getting Around in Manila

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There are many different modes of transportation in Manila, including bus, trains, airplanes, boats, and of course, walking.

Bus Travel

Bus travel in the Philippines includes 2 main groups of buses. The first is similar to bus travel in many other countries. Companies such as Batangas sell tickets for seats on charter buses and take passengers to various locations. The second option is referred to as "Jeepneys." Jeepneys, modified trucks to hold passengers, are very popular forms of public transportation and can be readily booked for use.

Train Travel

The metro system within the Philippines is quite extensive. There are several different lines that can be used for transportation depending on where in the country you are located. These can be used very readily like the bus transportation.

Air Travel

There are several different airports in the Philippines, including Kalibo or Aklan which offer domestic flights. Airfare is on the cheap side for those accustomed to flying in the United States; around $130 per person per flight.

Boat Travel

The final mode of transportation (apart from walking to one's destination, is to travel by boat. Several companies exist that people use to get from point A to point B. These companies offer paired modes of transportation (depending on the size) ranging from an outrigger boat and a car to a super outrigger boat and a bus. These trips can cost from just under $100 to just over $300, these prices being prices for the entire group.

 

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