There are several airlines in addition to Philippine Airlines
(PR). These include Air Soriano Aviation, Air Ads, Air Philippines
Corporation, Asian Spirit Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Grand Air,
Laoag International Airlines, Mindanao Express and Pacific Airways.
Departure tax for domestic flights from Manila is P100.
Transit passengers remaining in the airport are not charged.
Inter-island ships with 1st-class accommodations offer connections
between the main island ports. For more information, contact shipping
lines (Aleson Shipping, tel: (2) 712 0507 or WG&A Super
Ferry, tel: (2) 528 7979 or 7171).
Luzon Island has the only railway connecting San Fernando, Pampagna
in the north to Legazpi city, Albay in the south. It is operated
by Philippine National Railways. This network operates 3
daily trains to and from Manila. Some accommodations with air-conditioning
There are some 161,168 kilometres or 100,148 miles of roads amongst the islands
and highways on the Mindanao, Visayas and Luzon island groups. More
roads are recently under construction. Traffic drives on the right-hand side of the road.
Bus: Buses operate between the towns and widely available
are the infamous jeepneys. They are shared taxis using jeep
derived vehicles that can carry up to 14 people on bench seats.
The jeepneys fares are similar to buses.
are available in many cities and towns. Verify that the meters
are on or you might be paying
and arbitrary rates.
Car hire: Rentals are available in the capital and in larger
cities. The minimum age is 18.
International Driving Permit is required along with a national driving
The Metro Manila Transport operates bus routes using traditional
vehicles, which include double-decker's. Many journeys are made by jeepneys,
of which there are an estimated 30,000 in Manila alone. The metro-rail
is a light rail transit link that runs from Baclaran terminal
in the south to Caloocan terminal in the north. For shorter distances
around towns try the tricycles (motorbikes with sidecars) or trishaw's
for a cheaper alternative.