Tagaytay is a popular trip close to metro Manila. Discover the best ways to get to, and around Tagaytay when you visit the Philippines.
Getting a Ride to Tagaytay
There are many ways to get to Tagaytay. Most tourists travel to Tagaytay directly from Manila. The trip can take between 1 to 1.5 hours by jeepney, bus, or private car. Although it will take longer, it is cheaper to take a bus from the Pasay terminal to Tagaytay. Buses depart frequently from the Costal Mall area. Look for a bus which says “Nasugbu via Tagaytay” on it’s destination sign. Be sure to double check with the driver if the bus makes stops at Olivarez or Rotonda. Get off at one of these stops since there is not a bus terminal in Tagaytay.
Crow/Crown Bus Lines is among the most trusted bus companies which run routes to Tagaytay. The cost of a one-way trip from Manila to Tagaytay is around 100 pesos.
Although public transportation is cheaper, if you need to take a lot of baggage, or are traveling with a number of friends, it may be more convenient to rent a FX Jeep at the Starmall in Mandaluyong. The FX Jeeps park near the EDSA.
Driving to Tagaytay
If you have a car or are renting one, you can easily drive to Tagaytay. There are two main ways.
- Take the Roxas Boulevard to the Manila-Cavite Expressway/Costal Road. Turn onto Emilio Aguinaldo Highway which will lead you to the main rotunda of Tagaytay.
- Drive on the South Luzon Expressway, and take the exit at Sta. Rosa. Take the first right after getting off, and follow the signs directly to Tagaytay.
Getting Around the City
Tagaytay is not a large city, and it is quite easy to get around. Public transportation is provided by jeepneys and trikes. If you are planning to visit such popular locations as People’s Park in the Sky, the Good Shepherd Convent, or the Japanese Garden, take a jeepney near Olivarez Plaza. Look for a jeepney with a sign for “People’s Park in the Sky.”
If you want to visit Tagaytay City Hall, Mahogany Market, or Tagaytay International Convention Center, you can take a jeepney from Olivarez Plaza which has a destination sign reading, “Nasugbu.”
It is possible to also take a trike from this location, the cost is usually three times as much. Although many transportation fees are fixed, you may be able to negotiate the fare if you decide to rent a private vehicle and tour guide.
Remember to stay safe when you are taking public transportation, and to keep your eyes on your belongings while you are traveling.
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