Public Transportations Review in the Philippines

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Jeepney_with_children_SamarPhilippines is a country that have some kind of public transportation, ranging from traditional to modern transport. Here are some public transportation you can use when going to explore the various tourist attractions in the Philippines.

Tricycle is a favorite for short distance transportation in the Philippines. traditional transport transportation tricycle like that you often encounter in some countries of Southeast Asia, such as the tuk-tuk or bajaj. Tricycle made from leftover pieces of material manufacture jeepney after World War II. Tricycle also colored and decorated with various ornaments and posts pride by their owners. Tricycle is a modification of a motorcycle by adding a compartment on the right side as a passenger.

To be able to hold the passenger cabin is located next to the motor, it is necessary that the amount of extra wheels mounted on the tricycle wheel of three, so that Filipinos call this vehicle with a trike or tricycle because there are three number wheels.

This transport vehicle does not have the stretch and tariff determination based on the outcome of negotiations. Before the ride and leave, you must ask what price to pay in order to get to the destination to the driver.

Jeepney is a public transportation most often found in the Philippines, in big cities like Manila or in remote mountain villages, you definitely can find this vehicle. jeepney originated from the word jeep, a car that war used by American soldiers during World War took place in the Philippines. This modification has a jeep with the length of the passenger is large enough so that it can load more.

Jeepney decorated with various colored patches, strange writing, and a variety of accessories so that the car resembles a carnival. On the windshield and side body there is usually a stretch text to be skipped. Jeepney usually only driven by a driver without assistant. passenger up from the back, sitting in a row on the right and the left, next to the driver seat can also be occupied by passengers. Do not expect any air conditioning here, typing breezy wind window runs will cool the hot atmosphere inside the jeepney. Jeepney can carry about 20 passengers in the back, lined up 10 people on the left and right sides.

Jeepney you can stop anywhere along the way. To make a payment, passenger directly to the driver when the jeepney is running. Usually passengers knowingly handed over the money to the driver without being asked.

Jeepney fare in Metro Manila already set standards by local governments so rarely interesting jeepney fare is expensive. For in Metro manila, jeepney transport only a short distance to the standard rate of 7 pesos. however, jeepney outside the city that serve a greater distance and certainly different rates vary according to the distance traveled. As if from a fly over to Mabini Batangas, you just pay 25 pesos. If you get off at the junction Baun-Lemery, then just pay 12 pesos. You better ask fellow passenger jeepney fare to before paying or giving money a little larger than usual fare. Jeepney driver will give your change accordingly.

Bus is a mass transportation that is almost always found in every country, whether developed or developing countries. Bus transport system in the Philippines is a little bit confusing to those who have understanding. Buses usually only serve the route in and out of Metro Manila alone, though there are also some buses serving routes between cities in Metro Manila. In the Philippines no centralized bus terminal. So there is no public bus terminal. In Manila, every company has a bus terminal and routes. For example, if you want to go to Batangas, you must know the name of the bus that serves Batangas rut ​​and eke out the bus parking lot. That makes it difficult is if you want to go in sequence. As if from Pagudpud want Florida bus ride to Manila, arrived at the bus terminal you can not directly pass on a trip to Batangas for Florida Bus does not serve the route to Batangas. You have to ride public transportation to the other bus terminal that has a route to Batangas.

In Metro Manila there are many dozens of bus companies with different routes and different terminals. So if you are on vacation in the Philippines, you need to know the name of the bus that had eke rut where you want to target, you just look for the bus terminal. Do not let the guessing riding the bus without knowing the direction of the bus route.

Pedicab is derived from the word meaning peddled pedaling, so the vehicle is called Pedicab. If Tricycle vehicle drawn by the motor, Pedicab pulled by a bicycle pedal. So Pedicab is a version without the engine of tricycle. Shape and models together with tricycle passenger cabin, only smaller and shorter due to the ability to adjust bicycle pedal used. Pedicab is a favorite transport for short distances, often found in the City of Manila street corner. In fact you can see the full Pedicab passenger school students. Passenger cabin that can be boarded by two guys capable of carrying some luggage as well. Pedicab is the vehicle for a short distance, the most far only 2 km at a rate of about 25 pesos.

MRT or LRT in the Philippines is the most modern public transport. Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) are actually the same, just a different route. This mass transportation is a major mainstay Metro Manila city government to avoid traffic jams at rush hour Manila City work. Until now there are three railway lines that connect several cities in Metro Manila, namely the MRT 3, LRT 1 and LRT 2. Upon hearing the word MRT / LRT, surely you would imagine MRT train in Singapore or Bangkok station that has a nice, good ticketing system, and a modern look. However, not to Manila. MRT / LRT is actually not much different from an electric train system in developing countries. Although in terms of a more advanced and modern infrastructure, in terms of services and the performance is not much different. MRT / LRT in Manila just a simple building still looks modern. Before entering into the station, first your luggage will be checked officers, most of whom are women.

Purchasing tickets are still done manually. Between the railway line and the platform waiting for the train passengers place no barrier and marker lines the entrance and exit for passengers. There are still security guards to control the situation, which gives a warning if there is a train that will go to the station or leave the station, warned passengers waiting too close to the train line. Rates MRT / LRT ranging from 12 pesos to 20 pesos, depending on the number of stations you pass. MRT / LRT operates from 05.00 am until 23.00 each weekday, while for the weekend ended at 22.30. Train schedules go to the station to have intervals of approximately 5-10 minutes.


Taxi is a means of transportation that is almost always there in every city, especially in metropolitan cities like Manila. Please be careful when riding public taxi by the side of the road. Indeed, no taxis that can be recommended, so you have to know how far through the destination and where it should be moving taxi. As a tourist, you certainly do not know the shortest route to the goal, but at least you can see a map and estimate the path that will be passed later and roughly how long the journey to the destination smoothly.

Always note the name and location of the road around us, what a taxi passing the wrong path or not. after get into the taxi, tell the taxi driver to turn on the meter. Sometimes they offer different prices to you, if you are not sure better find another taxi. If forced to use a taxi without a meter, you must bid at fixed price, there is a sentence not to depand on the situation. Prepare exact change as possible to avoid extortion by reason of not having change. If you stay at a hotel, try to ask the receptionist about them or taxi recommended that they use.

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