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How to Get to US Embassy Manila: Map, Commute and Driving Directions
A Filipino or foreigner planning to get a visa to the United States? An American citizen looking for ways to go to the US Embassy? Moving permanently to the United States?
Here are simple directions on how to get to the US Embassy in Manila, very near Luneta (Rizal Park) and the Manila Hotel:
Generally, from anywhere in Metro Manila, the fastest way to get to the US Embassy is via the LRT and MRT. The nearest station there is LRT UN Avenue station. From UN Avenue station, you can either walk (quite far), take a taxi (fare about PhP50.00) or ride a jeepney at the corner Taft Avenue and Padre Faura St. (street next to UN Avenue) going to Pier 15 that pass by Roxas Boulevard.
Note from Quiapo and Quezon City, the best route is via the LRT or jeepneys with Mabini on their signboards that pass by Mabini Street (northbound) or M.H. Del Pilar St (southbound) alight on UN Avenue or Padre Faura then walk towards Roxas Boulevard.
From Marikina, Antipolo, you may ride the LRT 2 up to Recto Station, transfer to LRT 1 Doroteo Jose Station via the bridge link, alight at UN Avenue station then ride a Pier-bound jeep at the corner of Padre Faura and Taft Avenue. You can also ride jeeps with Mabini on the signboards to get you within walking distance of the embassy (just request the driver to drop you off at the nearest intersection)
From Cavite, Lawton-bound buses cantake you there by alighting at Padre Faura corner taft Avenue then transfer to a Pier-bound jeepney to get you right in front of the US Embassy.
road map of the Embassy of the United States in Manila (lower left) and the vicinity of Rizal Park, the the districts of Ermita and Malate
Driving Directions to the US Embassy in Manila:
From Quiapo, cross Quezon Bridge then turn right to Padre Burgos, cross Roxas Boulevard to Katigbak Drive, pass Quirino Grandstand then look for suitable parking on South Drive (pay parking nearest the US Embassy (street parking fee of Manila applies). Walk to the Embassy just nearby about 5 minutes.
From Makati, either Ayala or Sen. Gil Puyat (Buendia) easiest (but not necessarily the best) is to drive west towards Roxas Boulevard, turn right there then left turn to South Drive to look for parking.
Hotels near the US Embassy: The Embassy of the United States in Manila is directly across Bayview Park Hotel and is walking distance away from Manila Hotel. Various hotels in Ermita and Malate are mere taxi rides away that usually won't cost you more than PhP50.00 taxi fare.