From Merville Parañaque to All Airport Terminals

From Your Merville Parañaque Hostel to
All Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminals

The hostels in Parañaque are found in two areas: the Sucat area and the Merville area.

COMING FROM HOSTELS IN THE MERVILLE AREA

For Terminals 1 and 2:

  • From your hostel, head to the Merville Access Road (landmark is Bingo Boutique) via tricycle (your hostel can help arrange this for you).
  • Once at Merville Access Road, you’ll find Bingo Boutique. Right in front of it, you will see the Pasay Rotonda jeepney terminal.
  • Ride the Pasay Rotonda jeepney from the terminal and tell the driver to drop you off in “Pasay Rotonda”.
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Merville Access Road landmark
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Across Bingo Boutique, you will find the Pasay Rotonda jeepney terminal.
  • Once at your drop-off point in Pasay Rotonda, ride a public metro bus with a signboard that says “MIA” (Bus A or C). The bus stops directly at Terminal 1 and 2, so just tell the driver which terminal you’re heading to. This bus runs from 5am – 10pm.
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Pasay Rotonda drop-off point where you can ride the bus to Terminal 1 or Terminal 2

COST:
Jeepney to Pasay Rotonda
= 10 Pesos
Public Metro Bus = 12 Pesos
TOTAL = 22 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 400 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 378 Pesos ($8 USD) or more


For Terminal 4:

  • If you’re heading to Terminal 4, follow above instructions – you just have to arrive in Pasay Rotonda.
  • Once in Pasay Rotonda, ride a “MIA / 6-11” public metro bus.
  • Tell the driver to drop you off at 6-11 (pronounced as “six eleven”).
  • From your drop-off point at 6-11, you will see Park ‘N’ Fly and PTT gas station across. Head to that area and continue to walk up that road (which is Domestic Road) until you reach the entrance of Terminal 4 (900 meters away).
MIA Signboard
Sample of the signboard you will see on the bus. Notice the “611”.
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The “Six Eleven” area where you’ll be dropped off. Park N’ Fly and PTT Gas are on the left of the photo. You see those cars? That’s where you should walk to in order to reach Terminal 4, which is 900 meters away.
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Google Map snippet showing you how easy it is to walk to Terminal 4 from Park ‘N’ Fly.

COST:
Jeepney to Pasay Rotonda
= 10 Pesos
Public Metro Bus = 12 Pesos
TOTAL = 22 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 400 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 378 Pesos ($8 USD) or more


For Terminal 3:

  • If you’re heading to Terminal 3, follow above instructions – you just have to arrive in Pasay Rotonda.
  • Once at your drop-off point in Pasay Rotonda, walk to the MRT – Manila Metro Rail Transit System station entrance stairs beside Kabayan Hotel.
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Again, this is the Pasay Rotonda drop-off point.That area with a red billboard on the building is where Kabayan Hotel is and right beside it is the entrance stairs to the MRT.
  • Go up the entrance stairs and cross over to the other side via the connecting walkway.
  • Once you reach the end, you will see a staircase and below it is McDonald’s / the Genesis Bus Terminal on the right side.
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From the walkway, you will see the Genesis Terminal entrance on your right.

Once at the Genesis Terminal, you have two options:

  • Ride a jeepney: outside the terminal, you will find jeepneys with a signboard that says “Terminal 3” or “NAIA 3” (24 hours a day). Ride this jeepney and tell the driver to drop you off at “Terminal 3”. The drop-off point is at the gate of Terminal 3.
  • Ride the Airport Loop Bus (no fixed time of departure but it runs from 5am until 11pm): this bus is parked inside the terminal. This bus will take you directly at the main departure entrance of Terminal 3.

COST:
Jeepney to Pasay Rotonda
= 10 Pesos
Jeepney to Terminal 3 from Pasay Rotonda = 7 Pesos
Airport Loop Bus = 20 Pesos
TOTAL = 17 – 30 Pesos

Other Options:
Taxi = 400 Pesos or more

Budget Commute Savings = 370 – 383 Pesos ($8 USD) or more

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BUDGET TIP: There’s a shortcut to Terminal 3 from Merville.

From the Merville Access Road, ride the “Pasay Rotonda” jeepney and tell the driver to drop you off at “Villamor Air Base”. Below is a photo of the Villamor Air Base drop-off area.

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The Villamor Airbase drop-off area.

Just beside the Villamor Air Base Golf Course (that gated area on the right side of the photo with the billboard), you will see jeepneys with a “Nichols Ikot” signboard queuing (jeepney runs from 4am – 1030pm).
Ride this jeepney and tell the driver to drop you off at Terminal 3.

Nichols stop
If you walk a little further from the drop-off area, heading towards the billboard (see previous photo), you will see these signs. Below it is the Nichols jeepney queuing area.

COST:
Jeepney To Villamor Airbase = 7 Pesos
Jeepney To Terminal 3 From Villamor Airbase = 7 Pesos
Total =  14 Pesos