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    How to Get to Tagaytay: Bus Fare, Map, Commute, Directions, Jeepney Routes,

    One of the most recurring questions thrown at Tutubi by his friends is how to get to Tagaytay by commuting i.e. using public transportation. He entertains most queries but this time, he'll just refer his friends here for the information.

    UPDATED July 2014

    Before giving directions to Tagaytay, did you know the origin of Tagaytay's name? Tagaytay is actually an old Tagalog word for ridge, being a place on a ridge of an ancient caldera, similar to Taytay town in Rizal province that also sits on a ridge. Should you know anyone living in Tagaytay such a government official, please inform him/her that the Tagaytay legend of the "taga, Itay" is just not true and unfounded, something the people of Tagaytay falsely celebrate with a re-enactment during the Araw ng Tagaytay celebration on June 21.

    Tagaytay's primary tourist attraction is Taal Volcano, the smallest volcano in the world, besides its cold weather that appeals to Manila denizens escaping the searing summer sun


    How to get to Tagaytay:

    For a detailed street map of Tagaytay, please visit OpenStreetMap by clicking here. Map is centered on Tagaytay Rotonda.

    The Ninoy Aquino Monument at Tagaytay Rotonda, the most recognizable of Tagaytay's landmarks, is surrounded by BPI, Chowking, Mang Inasal

    Driving directions to Tagaytay for those with private cars, vans or taxi cabs:

    Option 1: via SLEX Sta. Rosa Exit, the most popular and easiest, is a straight drive all the way to Tagaytay Public Market (and right smack into Tagaytay Econo Inn) where you turn right going to Tagaytay city proper and Nasugbu/Balayan/Lemery Batangas or left going to People's Park in the Sky. Usual travel time from Makati CBD is just around one hour (except CBD traffic).

    Option 2: via SLEX Eton Exit (recommended for weekends to avoid traffic in Nuvali, Solenad and Paseo de Sta. Rosa) turn right to Greenfield Parkway (pass by Riverbend and Pramana Residential Park), on to United Boulevard (pass FortMED and South Luzon Hospital and Medical Center, Paseo Premier Hotel) right to Laguna Boulevard then left to Sta. Rosa - Tagaytay Road to reach Tagaytay

    Option 3: SLEX Greenfields Exit, an alternate route to Tagaytay that pass by Pramana, Nuvali, Eton City and Paseo de Sta. Rosa, ideal to avoid traffic buildup on Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay National Road

    Option 4: SLEX Southwoods exit then Governor's Drive in Carmona going to Dasmarinas. Turn left on Maguyam Road just before the Shell Station to your left.

    Option 5: via Aguinaldo Highway: Roxas Boulevard, Baclaran, Coastal Road, Bacoor, Imus, Dasmarinas via Aguinaldo Highway. Not recommended due to presence of heavy traffic made worse by SM Dasmarinas and Robinsons Palapala. At the end of Aguinaldo Highway is the Tagaytay Rotonda (roundabout) where a statue of Ninoy Aquino, a BPI with ATM, Days Inn, Max's Restaurant and 7-Eleven store as landmarks.

    Option 6: Another route for the adventurous to Tagaytay is via Daang Hari that passes by Molino, Bacoor, Imus, Dasmarinas and Silang. It bypasses the traffic chokepoint of Bacoor rotonda but not SM Dasma and Robinsons.

    Option 7: From Sto. Tomas, Batangas via StarToll in going to Lipa City, take Sambat exit and follow the national road to Talisay then go up Ligaya Drive, the zigzag road to Tagaytay (sometimes called Bitukang Manok, not for the faint of heart and newbie drivers)

    Note: If you're a foreigner, you can hire vans to get there or an airport taxi. Some taxi drivers charge a fixed rate or double the meter fare plus toll fees. Taxi rates to Tagaytay from the airport is around PhP2,500.00 (depends on your haggling skill)

    Tagaytay Skyranch's SkyEye: the giant ferris wheel in Tagaytay next to Taal Vista Hotel

    How to Commute to Tagaytay: Buses, Fx, Vans, Jeepneys

    This is a backpacking blog so backpacking Tagaytay should really mean taking public transportation :P

    If you're going to Tagaytay via public transportation, request the driver to drop you off at your destination if along the way or at Tagaytay Rotonda (landmarks: Ninoy Aquino monument, BPI, Max's, 7-Eleven) where you can ride jeepneys or tricycle to your target place.

    From Manila Airport to Tagaytay

    From NAIA Terminal 1 or NAIA Terminal 2, walk outside the terminal from arrival gate and take the bus going to EDSA to Uniwide Coastal Mall (MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal) where you need to ride the bus going to Lemery, Lian, Nasugbu, Calatagan or DLTB/Crow Transit and alight in Tagaytay (Fare is around PhP80.00)

    From NAIA Terminal 3 (serving flights from Cebu Pacific, PAL Express and some Philippine Airlines domestic flights), exit the gate cross Andrews Avenue. Look for jeepneys with signboard Pasay Taft Rotonda then alight at Rotonda (landmarks McDonalds and Sogo Hotel). At Rotonda, ride buses with signboard MIA to take you to Uniwide Coastal Mall (MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal) where you take bus to Tagaytay (Fare is around PhP80.00)

    From NAIA Terminal 4 (old Manila Domestic Airport terminal serving as terminal for ZestAir, AirAsia, SEAir), take a taxi to Uniwide Coastal Mall (MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal) where you take the the bus going to Lemery, Lian or Nasugbu or DLTB/Crow Transit and alight in Tagaytay (Fare is around PhP80.00)

    Alternatively, hire a taxi to take you directly to Tagaytay (around PhP2,500.00) or get the services of car-for-hire

    From Mandaluyong to Tagaytay: Ride vans (V-Hires) bound for Lemery, Batangas via Tagaytay in front of Starmall at the corner of EDSA and Shaw Boulevard (walking distance from MRT Shaw Boulevard station). Fare is around PhP200.00 as you need to pay for the trip all the way to Batangas (derecho)

    from Navotas bus terminal via Malabon, Caloocan City, Quezon City via EDSA, Jasper Jean bus plies the Navotas to Pala-pala, Dasmarinas, Cavite route and pass by EDSA. (Those buses usually park to the detriment of other drivers) in front of Highway 54, Meralco Sub-station). In Dasmarinas, transfer to jeepneys going to Mendez, Cavite that pass by Tagaytay.

    From Cubao, Quezon City (can be via MRT Cubao Araneta Center Station or LRT 2 Cubao Station): ride buses going to Nasugbu, Lemery or Calatagan at Araneta Center Terminal in front of Ali Mall e.g. San Agustin bus to Tagaytay. San Agustin Bus terminal also shared with Philtranco and Amihan bus lines on EDSA near MRT Araneta Center-Cubao station (Piltranco Alibangbang)

    From LRT Gil Puyat Station (Buendia): Buses going to Nasugbu, Balayan and Lemery, Batangas (e.g. DLTB and Jam Transit) will pass Tagaytay (Fare: PhP83.00). Shuttle service (vans, FX, V-Hires) in front of EGI Mall (Jollibee) at the corner of Taft Avenue and Sen. Gil Puyat Ave (Buendia) going to Nasugbu, Balayan and Lemery, Batangas that all pass by Tagaytay but you need to pay a "derecho" fare of PhP180.00

    Shuttle service (vans, FX, V-Hires) going to Nasugbu, Balayan and Lemery on Zamora Street near Metropoint mall and behind Kabayan Hotel near the corner of EDSA and Taft Avenue (accessible from LRT EDSA Station or MRT Taft Avenue station (EDSA Rotonda). Current fare is PhP180.00 (regardless of where you're going since it's a derecho trip). Travel time to Tagaytay from Pasay is around one hour and fifteen minutes.

    From Alabang, Muntinlupa: ride the van/fx at the terminal at the corner of SLEX and Alabang-Zapote Road, Filinvest Festival Mall, or still another at Starmall (formerly Metropolis Mall Alabang)

    From Laguna to Tagaytay: In Pagsanjan Public Market, there are vans/fx/V-Hires going to Palapala in Dasmarinas Cavite. On reaching Pala-pala transport terminal (near Robinsons Dasmarinas and SM Dasma), transfer to a bus going to Tagaytay where it's less than an hour away.

    Calamba to Tagaytay: ride shuttle service at the public market beside Waltermart Calamba or at the Calamba Central Terminal. Cheaper alternative, ride a jeepney going to Balibago complex in Sta. Rosa then transfer to Tagaytay-bound jeepneys.

    Balibago to Tagaytay Public Market: Regular jeepneys plying the route to/from Balibago Transport terminal in Sta. Rosa Laguna to Tagaytay Public Market route.

    Buses to Tagaytay: Route and Bus Fare

    ALl buses to Tagaytay now stop at Uniwide Coastal Mall (MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal)

    Bus Fare to Tagaytay Rotonda from Uniwide Coastal Mall (MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal): around PhP80.00. Travel time is around one hour and thirty minutes

    JAM Transit has trips to Tagaytay, Balayan, Batangas, Lemery. Jam Transit terminal is at Taft Avenue corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue accessible from LRT Buendia station. Fare: PhP83.00

    Crow Transit, Erjohn & Almark and Genesis have bus terminals at the corner Taft Ave & EDSA, behind Sogo Hotel and McDonalds, right below MRT Taft Avenue station and walking distance from LRT EDSA station. They have buses to Nasugbu/Calatagan/Balayan in Batangas or Alfonso, Cavite in regular schedules.

    DLTB (Del Monte Land Transport Company) with bus terminal on EDSA, Malibay, Pasay City has buses every 15 minutes to Nasugbu, Balayan, or Calatagan Batangas that pass by Tagaytay. Bus Fare to Tagaytay: PhP83.00 (Baclaran to Tagaytay bus fare: PhP80.00)

    Kirby Bus to Tagaytay from Lawton

    San Agustin bus with signboard "Mendez-Tagaytay" from Harrison Plaza on Vito Cruz (Pablo Ocampo) or Araneta Center Bus terminal Baclaran (bus fare from Cubao is PhP114.00 travel time is around 3 hours) pass by Roxas Boulevard, Coastal Road, Aguinaldo Highway to the towns of Bacoor, Imus, Dasmarinas and Silang before reaching Tagaytay Rotonda then turns right going to Mendez, Cavite.

    Saulog Bus Lines with signboard "Mendez-Tagaytay" from Harrison Plaza in Manila or Baclaran via Coastal Road, Aguinaldo Highway to the towns of Bacoor, Imus, Dasmarinas and Silang before reaching Tagaytay

    Celyrosa Bus Lines, ordinary buses (i.e. non-airconditioned) in Pasay City (note this is a slow route due to lots of chokepoints in Cavite)


    Getting Around Tagaytay via Jeepney (Routes and Fares)

    Once you alight from your bus at Tagaytay Rotonda, you can proceed to your destination by riding jeepneys:

    1. Tagaytay Rotonda to People's Park in the Sky

    Jeepneys going to People's Park in the Sky (indicated on the jeepney signage or emblazoned on the sides) at Olivarez Plaza near Tagaytay Rotonda will take you to People's Park in the Sky, Windy Ridge Hotel, Tagaytay Prime Residences, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Mahran Snack Inn (halal food for Muslims), FMM Retreat House, Lee Boutique, Aroma Tagaytay Apartelle, Iglesia ni Cristo, Jose Elemtary School, Golden Rooms, Casa Luntian, Estancia Resort Hotel, Country Suites, House of the Holy Trinity, Sister Maria Carmela Bescia, Amoroma, Tagaytay Econo Hotel, Kaye Ryan Grill, Tagaytay Public Market (where you can catch jeepneys going to Balibago, Sta. Rosa), House of the Holy Trinity, Taal Monte Vista, Ina ng Laging Saklolo Parish, Keni Po Rooms, 5R Rooms for Rent, Fortune Duck Residence Inn, One Tagaytay Place, Tagaytay Elementary School (near Ligaya Drive where you can take jeepney to Talisay, Batangas), Tagaytay Science High School, Development Academy of the Philippines, Knights Ko Inn, Picnic Grove, Convent (Bahay Pastulan pasalubong, near Mary Ridge), Royal Taal Inn, T House, Japanese Friendship Garden, Tagaytay Gymnasium then to People's Park in the Sky besides among other interesting places to see in Tagaytay.

    2. Tagaytay - Mendez

    Jeepneys with signboards Nasugbu or Mendez will take you to Mendez Junction that will pass by Hillcrest Plaza, New Orleans Hotel, Days Hotel, Tirona Hotel, Pamana Restaurant, The Theodore Hotel, The Boutique Bed and Breakfast, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish (Lourdes Drive), La Salette House of Prayer, Manos Greek Travel Hotel, Royal Parc Hotel and Restaurant, Radiant Star Apartelle, Canossa House of Spirituality, Tootsie's, Magallanes Square (Starbucks, Figaro, Leslie's Restaurant, Filibeans coffee shop, Max's, Cafe Lupe, Kitaro, LZM Lutong Bahay, Magallanes Square Hotel), Leslie's Restaurant, Carlos Pizza, Knuckles Bar, Rivera Hotel, Max's Restaurant, Yellow Cab, Cliffhouse Tagaytay, Fling Yoghurt, Buon Giorno, Elegant Star (near Maharlika Street), Petron gas station, The Lake Hotel, Belga Inn, Bistro Ibarra, Joyce's Diner, Joaquin's Bed and Breakfast, SM Wind Residences, Gerry's Grill, Josephines Restaurant, Summit Ridge Hotel, Robinsons, Giligans, Shakey's Pizza, Meralco/Tagaytay Power Station, Neul Borm Korean Restaurant, Tagaytay International Convention Center, Character Hotel, Fire Station, City College of Tagaytay, Casino Filipino (PAGCOR Casino), McDonalds, Sky Ranch (Sky Fun Amusement Park), Taal Vista Hotel, Antonio's Restaurant, Bag of Beans, Caleruega Church (after a tricycle ride), Evercrest Hotel, RSM Lutong Bahay Restaurant, Mijo Hotel, Josephine's Restaurant, Mushroom Burger and Mushroom Farm, Bali Village Hotel Resort and Spa, The Villa Hotel and Restaurant, Shell gas station, Petron, Allied Bank, Manukan Grille, Tides Grill and Bistro, Hotel Monticello, Villa San Jose, Taal Pink Hotel Apartelle, Nanay Dorie's Bulalohan, John Peter Bed and Breakfast, Belize Tagaytay, Country Sampler Inn, Sierra Spring Traveller's Inn, Mer-Ben Tapsilogan,Suspot Bulalohan,Balinsasayaw Restaurant, Viewsite Restaurant, Savemore, Mang Inasal, BDO, PNB, Security Bank, Jollibee, Tagaytay Haven Hotel, Mercury Drug, Starflower Tourist Lounge, Swiss Chalet, Bag of Beans, ATS Bulalohan, Tower Ground Bulalohan, Antonio's, A Taste of Honey, Sunview Inn, Breakfast at Antonio's, Residence Inn (with a mini-zoo), Marcia Adam's Restaurant, Villa Belus Subdivision, Andanita Taj Hotel (one of two earlier halal restaurants for Muslims, both closed now), Garden Hills, Luksuhin (where you can reach The Flower Farm Tagaytay and Paradizoo Theme Farm), Mountain Ridge, Potter's Ridge Hotel, The Roberts Inn, Hotel Dolores, , Tagaytay City Hall, Mahogany Market, 41st Division USAFFE site (beside Metro Tagaytay College of Business and Arts in Kaybagal South), Splendido Taal Golf and Country Club, Sonya's Garden, Canyon Woods Resort et al.

    3. Tagaytay to Talisay, Batangas Jeepneys via Ligaya Drive

    Jeepneys to Talisay, for those wanting for a Taal Volcano crater trek, are available at the corner of the highway and Ligaya drive (landmark: Tagaytay Elementary School)

    4. Tagaytay to Balibago, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

    Tagaytay Econo Inn, Tagaytay Public Market, El Mare Buko Pie, Rowena's Cafe, Good Shepherd, The Original Buko Pie of Los Banos Laguna (Silang, Cavite branch), Paseo de Sta. Rosa, Avida Land, Nuvali, Solenad, WalterMart Sta. Rosa, pass over SLEx, Enchanted Kingdom, Nila's Puto Binan (stall), Balibago Transport Terminal

    Tricycles in Tagaytay

    Tricycles can also be hired in Tagaytay (taxis are not available) but usually charge fares much more than taking public utility jeepneys (PUJ) so be forewarned.

    From Tagaytay Going Back to Manila:

    You may need to ride a jeepney to Tagaytay Rotonda and Olivarez Plaza where you wait for buses to take you back to Manila. Bus fare is about PhP80.00 (as of February 2014)

    No updated information yet on the time of departure for first trips (6am is a safe one to assume) and last departure times, telephone numbers, bus schedules and current fares (due to fluctuating fares and gasoline prices)

    If you're looking for tips on what to do in Tagaytay when it's raining, just bring a raincoat or umbrella or just stay in your hotel room :P

    UPDATED: July 2014

    Related Posts:

    Taal Volcano Trek
    People's Park in the Sky
    Tagaytay Highlands
    Splendido Taal Golf and Country Club
    How to get to Sonya's Garden

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:56 PM,

    95 Comments:

    At Mar 5, 2009, 11:53:00 PM, Blogger the donG said...

    thanks for this info. nga pala can i communicate with you thru email? i might consider going to calaguas.

     
    At Mar 6, 2009, 2:04:00 PM, Blogger Lawstude said...

    Very valuable info my friend. I'll bookmark this for future reference. I miss Tagaytay.

     
    At Mar 6, 2009, 8:38:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    the dong, sure dong, sure...i thought you already got my email address earlier...it's tutubi AT backpackingphilippines DOT com

    lawstude, lots of new places to explore there :P

     
    At Mar 9, 2009, 5:34:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    something off-topic:

    i see nothing about negros occidental/dumaguete yet eh?
    [its a charming place]

    this is a nice site, i stumbled upon it while i was googling about 'langgal: the one on the back of a 1000 peso bill'

    your sites very informative, a great resource to those wanting to explore the philippines under budget.

    keep it up :)

     
    At Mar 9, 2009, 8:49:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, yeah i remember that. I've been to dumaguete for about two days in 2004 and even sneaked into siquijor for a few hours...have yet to post soomething abut my dumaguete-siquijor escape though...thanks for reminding me

     
    At Sep 2, 2009, 9:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi there,

    nice blog, been here for a couple of times already. I tried searching for dumaguete or oriental negros but didn't find any.

    try it here, there are a lot of good places here that are cost-effective.

    By the way,there seems to be a prob with the Name/Url or Wordpress in the drop down list. Tried it a couple of times but i ended up as anonymous :(
    Regards,
    Vir
    www.melankoliko.co.nr

     
    At Sep 12, 2009, 12:35:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    melankoliko, i've been to dumaguete and siquijor already but i that was the time when i lost my camera...wasn't able to post it here even my narrative of my unplanned trip. intend to visit dumaguete someday

     
    At Nov 24, 2009, 5:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    astig. sobrang galing ng website nyo. kht cgro ndi tga pilipinas makukuha agad ung directions kasi sobrang kumpleto ng details... =)

     
    At Nov 24, 2009, 6:05:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, thanks. glad to be of help :P

     
    At Dec 19, 2009, 1:19:00 PM, Anonymous Hotels in Tagaytay said...

    Hi Tutubi, first off, great site. :) I would just like to ask your permission if I can use your 'How to get to Tagaytay directions guide' in a site for hotels in Tagaytay. I thought this would be a great addition to it. Credit will be given where credit is due, of course. Thanks and hope to read more from your blog. :)

     
    At Dec 20, 2009, 8:49:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    hotels in tagaytay, you may only do so by providing a link back to this post with anchor text "how to get to tagaytay" to bring your visitors back here. i've just visited tagaytay yesterday and have some updates for this post ;P

     
    At Feb 14, 2010, 10:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    thank you for this nice post! actually all your posts are great! btw, is there a tricycle from the highway to caleruega?

     
    At Feb 15, 2010, 2:57:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, yes, there are tricycles there to take you to caleruega

     
    At Feb 25, 2010, 3:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    very informative.this is a great site. tnx! :)

     
    At Apr 22, 2010, 11:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    thanks! gives me an idea on the hotels/inn near in picnic grove where we could stay...very informative..keep it up! =)

     
    At May 3, 2010, 3:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi. May I please ask how to go to Manaoag Chursh @ Tagaytay? As soon as I arrive to Tagaytay Rotonda? Thanks!!

     
    At May 9, 2010, 11:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very, very helpful. Complete info.

     
    At May 22, 2010, 8:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Going to Tagaytay via PUB is a big waste of time, the traffic along Coastal Road and Bacoor is so horrible, the road too... I'd rather go North, say Baguio...

     
    At May 22, 2010, 8:06:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, that's why i recommend going there via SLEX sta rosa and not aguinaldo hiway :P

     
    At Oct 11, 2010, 10:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Great site.. Is there any tricyle going to sonyas? thanks

     
    At Oct 11, 2010, 3:01:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, how to commute to Sonya's Garde? from the highway in Alfonso, Cavite, ride a jeepney to Buck Estate then transfer to a tricycle to Sonya's Garden

     
    At Oct 12, 2010, 2:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    do you know how much they charge?

     
    At Oct 12, 2010, 6:28:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, do you mean sonya's garden menu prices? I have lots of friends who've been there but I myself haven't been there :( i think around P500 up per head and requires prior reservation to get a table. try text them for information and the rates

     
    At Dec 1, 2010, 12:47:00 PM, Blogger Blakrabit said...

    very helpful post!

    If you don't mind, can I ask a few questions?

    1. Are there buses that use the SLEX route?

    2. How to get to Bawai's Vietnamese Kusina (Brgy. Bukal, Silang, Cavite) from the rotonda?

    Thanks! Hoping for your reply :D

     
    At Dec 1, 2010, 4:23:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    blakrabit, buses via Slex, none that I know of. You can however ride a bus to Sta. Rosa then a jeepney in balibago to get to Tagaytay rotonda. on Bawai's no idea where it is but if it's in Silang, you can ride jeeps or buses going to Manila via Dasmarinas cavite

     
    At Dec 7, 2010, 3:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi! We're going to tagaytay and will be staying at THE BOUTIQUE Bed and Breakfast... are the vans from mandaluyong pass by at THE BOUTIQUE? What are the possible trnaspo we could use so we won't get stuck in traffic at Coastal and Bacoor? And one more thing... How can we go to Starbucks from our accommodation at THE BOUTIQUE? Thanks!

     
    At Dec 7, 2010, 10:29:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, yes, the vans do pass by there. the boutique bed and breakfast is just along the highway between the public market and rotonda, just board a jeepney going to starbucks

     
    At Dec 8, 2010, 12:30:00 PM, Blogger Blakrabit said...

    thanks for the quick reply sir tutubi!

    hmmm... if there are no buses using the SLEX route, how about vans? Alabang would be my best starting point but with the number of terminals there, I don't know where exactly to go. Also, can I ride buses going to Batangas there?

    sorry for asking too many questions. it's just that i'll be celebrating my anniversary in tagaytay next week and for some reasons, i have no choice but to commute.

     
    At Dec 9, 2010, 6:09:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    blakrabit, the vans, AFAIK, pass by SLEX as it's really faster route to tagaytay than going through aguinaldo highway in cavite. as mentioned, buses going to Nasugbu batangas pass by Tagaytay

     
    At Dec 29, 2010, 2:55:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    do know any hotels that accept walk-in guests just 4 overnights? And near puv terminals?

     
    At Dec 29, 2010, 2:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    do know any hotels that accept walk-in guests just 4 overnights? And near puv terminals?

     
    At Feb 22, 2011, 3:28:00 PM, Anonymous Myra del Rosario said...

    Hi Backpacking Philippines!

    Would you grant me permission to use some of these instructions in a blog I am preparing about a new retreat center about to open in Tagaytay? The place is just past DAP. Former street dwellers helped build it. I won't do a copy-paste but will adapt what you have written to the rather reflective tone of the blog.
    Thanks in advance!

     
    At Feb 22, 2011, 3:30:00 PM, Anonymous Myra del Rosario said...

    Forgot to tell you that your site will be properly acknowledged.

    Thanks again!

     
    At Feb 22, 2011, 6:19:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    myra, thank you for contacting me first and asking for permission before using the directions. you may post directions on your blog but please link back to this post using "how to get to tagaytay" as anchor text. let me know of the page so i can check. thanks

     
    At Mar 24, 2011, 4:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    great info..can i ask if theres any means on traspo ( commute) going down to tagaytay highlands/ midlands fr. tagaytay rotonda..thanks in advance

     
    At Mar 24, 2011, 7:02:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, i don't think there are jeepneys going to tagaytay highlands as it's a private development and you need referrals to enter the place.

     
    At Mar 30, 2011, 9:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Is it safe to commute in Tagaytay? Are there many jeepneys in the town or is there a schedule?

     
    At Mar 30, 2011, 5:37:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonynous, of course it's safe there. lots of jeepneys in tagaytay waiting for passengers

     
    At May 26, 2011, 11:33:00 AM, Anonymous uzer said...

    how much is the minimum fare from manila to tagaytay?

     
    At May 26, 2011, 11:37:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    uzer, it's posted above, please bother to read

     
    At Jul 26, 2011, 2:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi sir,

    I just want to ask how to get to residence inn zoo from the rotunda(bpi) via car?I mean what are the landmarks to watch out for.

    Thanks

     
    At Jul 26, 2011, 2:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi sir,

    I just want to ask how to get to residence inn from the rotunda(bpi) via car?I mean what are the landmarks to watch out for.

    Thanks

     
    At Jul 26, 2011, 5:17:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, from tagaytay rotonda, you only go to the direction going to Nasugbu. it's to your left and there's a huge sign so it's hard to miss

     
    At Jul 27, 2011, 11:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    thanks sir...

     
    At Sep 5, 2011, 8:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Sir, thanks for the info 'bout the commute. Very helpful.. Do you happen to know the schedule of Vans/ Fx that come from Starmall in mandaluyong? I'd hate to be there 7 in the morning only to find out they don't leave that early. Thanks

     
    At Sep 7, 2011, 3:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ung 150.00 sa vhires sa tapat ng starmall at present ba un?? o nung 2009 pa??

    sa tagytay rotonda pa a ng baba?? o pdeng sa picnic grove na??

    salamat!

    -janddie

     
    At Sep 8, 2011, 9:07:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, the vhires are always there. no idea on the trip schedules but probably 6am as there are many people there

     
    At Sep 24, 2011, 4:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    super thanks for this post! Its such a big help since i'm planning to have a short vacation in Tagaytay.
    Keep it up!

     
    At Sep 25, 2011, 5:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hello Tutubi!

    Like the rest, I also commend you for posting directions going to Tagaytay via private and public transports. Anyway, I have some concerns.

    I'll be visiting Tagaytay this week. Particularly, I'll be heading to Joaquin's Bed&Breakfast, located @ Km. 58 Aquinaldo Highway, Tagatay City. Oh, would you happen to know this place? If I'm not mistaken, my way is the Nasugbu/Mendez route and that I should be riding Crow Liner bus. But just for clarification/suggestion, am I going towards the right direction? So, I should alight @ Rotonda, then ride a jeep or tricycle to reach my destination? Or would the bus actually passby the exact location of my travel?

    I know I wrote long and I sound like makulet, my apology though. I just want my trip to be smooth sailing. :) Thanks a bunch in advance! Good day!

     
    At Sep 26, 2011, 5:45:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, the buses that pass by cavite via aguinaldo highway will pass by the bed and breakfast, you won't reach tagaytay rotonda.

     
    At Oct 11, 2011, 9:46:00 PM, Anonymous daycil said...

    hi...may i ask if alam mo yung rates for van hire from airport to tagaytay (hatid lng/1way)? thanks...

     
    At Oct 11, 2011, 9:47:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    daycil, not sure but around P2000 din pag van probably higher

     
    At Oct 22, 2011, 7:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hello, nice blog. i have concern about the bus from EDSA rotonda, is it an aircon bus charging php 83.00 going to Tagaytay rotonda? thanks in advance..

     
    At Oct 22, 2011, 11:31:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, air-con bus

     
    At Oct 24, 2011, 7:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    any updated inns / hotels for day trippers?

     
    At Oct 25, 2011, 10:18:00 AM, Anonymous Ahvianne said...

    Hi,

    just want to ask..is there specific bus liner that will pass by in Estancia Resort,ZoneII Brgy.San Jose from Cubao Bus Terminals? pls. help me

    Thanks ^_^

     
    At Oct 25, 2011, 10:25:00 AM, Anonymous Ahvianne said...

    One more thing i forgot to ask.. is there any fx/van from cubao area that go straight to Tagaytay?

     
    At Nov 17, 2011, 12:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    just want to ask, how can we go to tagaytay rotonda wen we are at caleruega church via commute? tnx tnx tnx

     
    At Nov 21, 2011, 2:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    is there a van/revo for hire w/ driver right in tagaytay... we're planning to commute to tagaytay tpos rent n lang ng van kapag maglilibot na sa tagaytay..

     
    At Nov 21, 2011, 5:25:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, probably but commuting there against van rental from manila may be more expensive. do the math. Typical vans for rent to tagaytay is around P3500 including gas and toll fees.

     
    At Nov 23, 2011, 12:31:00 PM, Anonymous malou said...

    as usual, your blog is just amazing on infos about how to get around cheaply :) it's my go-to blog whenever im planning to travel coz ur tips are really useful, practical and updated.keep up the good work!

     
    At Dec 21, 2011, 1:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hi po salamat sa post na to. ask ko lang since manggagaling kami sa makati mukang best option namin e yung shuttle service sa basement ng metropoint mall..pero di ko alam ang oras ng mga byahe nila..alam mo po ba ang contact details nila? thanks po..we will prefer yung shuttle service kasi mas mabilis at tuloy tuloy yung byahe kaysa sa bus :D hope to hear from you soon po

     
    At Mar 5, 2012, 8:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thanks nga pala sa mga info na nakuha ko d2 sa Blog mo medyo late na kasi nung Jan. 5 , 2012 pa kami pumunta pero salamat pa rin mas napadali ang pagstay namin tagaytay dahil sa mga info ... FYI lang po sa mga hindi nakakaalam kung gusto nyo masarap at mura na tsibog na may view nang Taal sa in nasa gilid kau nang bangin Eat and Drink kau sa GERRY's GRILL sa vista point tapat nang robinson's summit ... sarap din tumambay sa GILLIGAN'S summit pero syempre try nyo din ung bulalo meron resto ( Nakalimutan ko name ) pero katapat lang sya nang Puregold sa aguinaldo sarap nang BULALO ...

     
    At Apr 17, 2012, 6:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    2nd time today your site has helped me greatly with public transportation info. Great help! Thanks!

     
    At May 27, 2012, 9:02:00 PM, Anonymous Dollie said...

    Hi! I was wondering san daan ng BLTB and Crow buses if they won't be passing SLEX? Why mas mabilis than San Agustin? :) Thank you! We are planning to ride San Agustin bus but then you wrote that i would pass sa Aguinaldo hi-way which is traffic :) thank you!! :)

     
    At Jul 6, 2012, 11:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Is there anybody can tell me how to go in tagaytay via fx?

     
    At Dec 29, 2012, 7:42:00 PM, Blogger michael angelo ramos said...

    A VERY HELPFUL INFORMATION. THANK YOU :)

     
    At Jan 19, 2013, 7:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I'm coming from manila Chinatown and my best option is coastal road. Wondering if Aguinaldo hiway is already passable.

     
    At Feb 7, 2013, 11:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    hello po! my husband and i were planning to visit bag of beans this coming valentines day, ask ko lang po if im from Bacoor how cAn we get there? my bus po bang pwedeng sakyan na dadaan don?

     
    At Apr 24, 2013, 6:46:00 PM, Blogger Peter Dave said...

    How to go to tagaytay mr. Backpack from lemery and how much?

     
    At Apr 24, 2013, 6:50:00 PM, Blogger Peter Dave said...

    Hello mr. Backpacker...Good day,just want to ask how much po probably from lemery to tagaytay...by bus po ba or by jeep?
    Thanks po. Lookong forward for you respond. :-)

     
    At Apr 29, 2013, 10:34:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    Peter, from bus fare from lemery to tagaytay won't cost more than PhP100, probably around PhP80.00

     
    At Jul 27, 2013, 7:37:00 PM, Blogger Farzana urmi said...

    Many hotels either don't promote online or provide insufficient information, thus letting your imagination fill in the blanks.

     
    At Sep 12, 2013, 6:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wala na pong cubao to tagaytay route? Thanks!

     
    At Sep 20, 2013, 9:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank u so much for the info. Hope may maka bigay info for me. I,ll be going to sunrise holiday mansion hotel sa tagaytay. From naia airport 3 punta ko sa destination by bus. Pls any advise. Anong last trip ng bus pabalik manila?

     
    At Sep 22, 2013, 9:29:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, buses there are 24 hours but become scarce at early morning

     
    At Oct 6, 2013, 12:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Got a bit confused because of the MMDA Integrated Terminal. Can I still take the bus near the Pasay/Taft MRT station? Will it take me straight to Tagaytay?

     
    At Nov 20, 2013, 1:41:00 PM, Blogger Dondi Cauan said...

    hi! can you recommend some affordable places to stay in Tagaytay for a night or two? which is accessible for commuters like us? thanks in advance..

     
    At Nov 25, 2013, 2:00:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    Hi Dondi, try D-ZOne Backpackers Hostel and Tagaytay Econo Inn :P

     
    At Jan 21, 2014, 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Nadine Madarang said...

    Hi. I noticed that the post was updated Jan 2014. May I know if taking the van at Starmall is a good option? I heard that they take a long time to leave. We will be coming from Boni MRT station. Our 2nd option would probably be the Crow Bus. Would you know how much it costs and how long the travel time is if we take this bus?

     
    At Jan 23, 2014, 10:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi, if you're coming from Pasay Manila, then going to Wingate Manor. Saan kami baba, and anong dyip yung sasakyan going there? Thank you :)

     
    At Jan 23, 2014, 4:46:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    Nadine, if there are many of you try the van at starmall but it's expensive. At EDSA Taft, there are other buses going to Nasugbu, Lemery or Balayan. fare is around P80 travel time is about 90 minutes (less if early)

     
    At Jan 23, 2014, 4:47:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, from Pasay take the buses to Batangas and drop off at Magallanes Drive (near Dencios then walk or take the tricycle to Tagaytay Wingate Manor

     
    At Jan 27, 2014, 11:42:00 PM, Blogger Vincent Arth Lubugan said...

    Good PM Sir/Madam,
    Ask ko lang kung ano po kaya ang last trip ng bus sa gabi going to tagaytay from gil puyat. Thanks

     
    At Jan 27, 2014, 11:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    ask ko lang po kung ano ang last trip sa gabi going to tagaytay coming from gil puyat. thanks

     
    At Jan 28, 2014, 9:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi, we used to take the bus beside mcdo below mrt taft. But i think november last year there are no more bus there but are relocated in coastal mall. So im quite confused, since you said that there are buses going to nasugbu from edsa taft. Please confirm. Thanks :)

     
    At Jan 30, 2014, 2:41:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    yes, try the DLTB or call them. the DLTB bus at the corner of Taft and Buendia also have the bus to Lemery which pass by Tagaytay

     
    At Mar 10, 2014, 7:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I just wanted to ask, are there any buses rom Cubao na straight from Tagaytay na ang trip ? or I still need to go to Pasay para mas accessible yung pagcommute to Tagaytay ?

     
    At Mar 28, 2014, 9:16:00 AM, Anonymous Jasz Cawil said...

    Thank you for this very informative post. I was looking for "how to get in tagaytay by public trasportation" and stumbled in this website. Thank you I don't have to ask somebody anymore regarding how to's and etc.. everything is posted here. thank you so much! God bless you! :)

     
    At May 9, 2014, 2:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    thanks ayoooos to...

     
    At May 18, 2014, 10:51:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    So helpful. Many thanks for this blog !

     
    At Jun 5, 2014, 1:09:00 AM, Anonymous jerbert said...

    hello sir. I'm planning to go on a trip this coming Sunday, June 8,2014 with my friend at Skyranch. I'm just a little bit confused how to get there by commuting from here at Quezon province...please help me.

     
    At Aug 29, 2014, 7:32:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Hi sir! Punta sana kami sa Our lady of manaoag at tierra de maria sa tagaytay, do you have any clue how to get there? thanks for the great blog :)

     
    At Nov 5, 2014, 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Nessa Rodrin said...

    Hello,

    May I ask kung available pa ba yung Shuttle services sa may Starmall, and until what time kaya sila nagpapasakay?
    Thank you!

     
    At Nov 10, 2014, 11:34:00 AM, Anonymous Cath said...

    Hello ano po ba ang oras may bus sa tagaytay na papuntang baclaran? May 12pm po ba?

     

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