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    How to Get to Divisoria: Map, Jeepney Commute Routes

    Due to the looming shopping season that's called Christmas, many people will flock to the sprawling Divisoria "Shopping Complex" in Manila to buy gifts and clothes and what-have-yous at bargain prices but with too much effort and throngs of people to contend with.

    This is a guide for first-timers for directions to Divisoria as well as answer the oft-asked question: How to Commute to Divisoria:

    Main Street of Divisoria: Claro M. Recto Avenue (C.M. Recto, formerly Azcarraga) that's cut by the following streets: Reina Regente, Soler St., Juan Luna, Ylaya, Tabora, Carmen Planas (formerly), Sto. Cristo

    Interactive Map of Divisoria from OpenStreetMap Philippines:



    Commuting to Divisoria? You have lots of options of Divisoria Jeepney Routes
    (as recalled by Tutubi, there may be other routes available, please feel free to leave a comment)

    MCU - Divisoria (Terminal on A. Rivera St.) Route: EDSA Manila Central University (MCU), Monumento, Rizal Avenue (Avenida), Abad Santos, right to C.M. Recto

    Blumentritt - Divisoria (Terminal on A. Rivera St.): From Leonor Rivera, right to New Antipolo, left to Felix Huertas [SM San Lazaro], right to Quericada [Rizal Avenue, San Lazaro Hospital] left Abad Santos, right Mayhaligue, left Antonio Rivera [Seng Guan Temple]

    Quiapo - Divisoria - North Harbor: From Quiapo Qeuzon Blvd, right to right to Evangelista St, left to C.M. Recto Avenue up to Radial Road and North Harbor Manila

    San Juan - Divisoria: N Domingo, right to V. Mapa, left Magsaysay Blvd, CM Recto

    Baclaran - Divisoria: (via Taft Avenue) Baclaran Taft Avenue, pass Manila City Hall (SM City Manila), Jones Bridge, Paredes St, pass Binondo Church, Juan Luna St (return route from there)

    Cubao to Divisoria: Aurora Blvd., Ramon Magsaysay, Legarda [Nagtahan Bridge, Bustillos and Mendiola], right to CM Recto Avenue

    Gastambide to Divisoria: Morayta (terminal near PRC, FEU Espana, Lerma), right to CM Recto and Soler St. (terminal near 168 Mall)

    Balut to Divisoria
    Gasak to Divisoria
    Sangandaan to Divisoria (via Abad Santos)
    Navotas to Divisoria via Gasak

    Marikina to Divisoria bus route operated by Marikina Auto Line from the SSS Village - Divisoria Route

    How to get to Divisoria via LRT and MRT

    From LRT 1 Doroteo Jose Station, walk towards C.M. Recto and board Divisoria-bound jeeps

    via LRT 2: Alight at the end of the LRT line i.e. Recto Station then board Divisoria-bound jeeps. This is the fastest way to get there from people from Rizal province via Antipolo and Marikina. If not, you can get to Divisoria via Cubao.

    via MRT: at Taft Avenue Station, board jeepneys bound for Divisoria on Taft Avenue.

    From Makati: board a jeepney on Buendia/Gil Puyat going (a bus to LRT/Leveriza if you're on Ayala Avenue) to Cartimar/LRT/Taft Avenue then transfer to a Divisoria-bound jeepney or FX

    Divisoria via Pasig River Ferry: board the Pasig River Ferry at your own convenient terminal and get off at Escolta Station. Transfer to a Divisoria-bound jeepney at the foot of Jones Bridge, get off on Juan Luna St. then walk towards CM. Recto

    Divisoria via PNR (Philippine National Railways) can be reached from any PNR train station as far as Binan, Laguna or Alabang Muntinlupa where the last station in Tutuban is just behind Tutuban Center Mall

    From Manila Airport (NAIA) to Divisoria:

    The fastest and easiest is to flag an airport taxi (if you can get one)

    From NAIA Terminal 1 and 2, board the buses or jeepneys going to Baclaran then transfer to jeepneys going to Divisoria

    From NAIA Terminal 3: board the shuttle bus to LRT Taft Avenue then transfer to a jeepney bound for Divisoria on Taft Avenue (ot take the LRT up to Doroteo Jose station then transfer to a Divisoria Bound jeepney)

    Other Places to See/Visit in Divisoria: shopping malls et al:

    168 Shopping Mall
    Tutuban Center
    Meisic Mall
    Divisoria Mall
    Juan Luna Plaza
    Andres Bonifacio Monument
    Philippine National Railways (PNR) Tutuban Station

    Sto. Nino de Tondo Church
    Binondo Church
    Chinatown: Ongpin St, Carvajal St (fruits), Paredes, Escolta
    Seng Guan Temple (Chinese temple on A. Rivera)

    Where to eat in Divisoria: restaurants, eateries et al

    Divisoria food trip? there are lots of eateries you can find there but there notable food stalls in front of Tutuban Center Mall, and at the food court of 168 Mall (e.g. Chariya's Thai Kitchen, Aldrino's Bibingka, Inasal Republic Express, Greenwich, Manook Pinoy Peyborits, Namit Gid (Ilongo), Veggie To Go (vegetarian restaurant), Karate Kid Japanese fastfood). One of Tutubi's favorite is Kean's Fried Siopao on the street at the back of 168 Mall near corner Juan Luna.

    Hotels and accommodations near Divisoria:

    Binondo Suites Hotel
    Manila Hotel (just a short taxi ride away, like other hotels, inns, pension houses in Malate, Manila)
    Manila Opera House Hotel and Casino (Rizal Avenue corner Doroteo Jose (just beside LRT Doroteo Jose Station)
    Nice Hotel on Recto
    other seedy motels on C.M. Recto Avenue

    Lastly, most of the time, commenters will ask questions with information already posted above. Please read thoroughly before hitting the publish comments button. It will save your time and that of Tutubi.


    Related Posts:

    Andres Bonifacio Monument
    168 Mall
    Tutuban Center
    Manila Shopping Guide

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:52 PM,

    3 Comments:

    At Aug 17, 2011, 11:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    please post what route should one take in going to marikina city from any places in manila

     
    At Nov 3, 2012, 7:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What route should I take from Fort Bonifacio (Global City) to Divisoria?thanks

     
    At Nov 3, 2012, 4:35:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, try the fort bus to ayala mrt, mrt to taft avenue, lrt to doroteo jose station then jeepney to divisoria

     

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