I frequently fly to and from Manila so i often use airport taxis. I’ve tried all of them, from the regular cabs, to the first airport taxi (they call this coupon taxi). Now, they have another type of airport cab that you will see in Naia 2 (centenial airport) and Naia 3.
I call it the Yellow Airport Taxi.
Unlike the coupon taxi where you’ll pay a fixed amount based on where you are headed, the yellow airport taxi’s uses the taxi meter. However, their flag down rate is much higher than regular cabs – P70.00. OUCH!
Then, P4.00 for every drop of the meter. OUCH!
But compared to the coupon cabs… this is much cheaper for me.. But really, the cheapest would have to be the regular cabs. Then just add P50.00 as tip.
I’ve listed down the meter charge from NAIA terminal 2 up to certain parts of the metro – eastern portion.
From NAIA Terminal 2 to:
- NAIA terminal 3 = 70.00
- The fort / Market Market =220.00
- Ortigas (via C5) = 320.00
- Libis = 330.00
- SM Marikina = 350.00
- Riverbanks =370.00
- Bluewave Marikina = 400.00
- Parang Marikina = 460.00
If i were to ride a coupon airport taxi going to Marikina, i would have to pay P790.00. Yeah.. double the pay!
Now you know.