How to Get to Tagaytay by Commuting: Bus Fare, Map, Commute, Directions, Jeepney Routes,
How to get to Tagaytay:
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 (see picture above)
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 approximately PhP3,000.00 (depends on your haggling skill)
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 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 PhP100.00)
You can also take the Airport shuttle from the airport terminals for only PhP20.00 and alight at Pasay Taft Rotonda (where you can see LRT Taft Avenue Station and LRT EDSA station). Ride the bus at the back of McDonalds
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 MMDA Southwest Integrated Bus Terminal where you take bus to Tagaytay (Fare is around PhP100.00)
From NAIA Terminal 4 (old Manila Domestic Airport terminal serving as terminal for AirAsia Zest, 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 PhP100.00)
Alternatively, hire a taxi to take you directly to Tagaytay (around PhP4,000.00) 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 the same as those going 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 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
From Ayala Avenue, Makati: Erjohn & Almark, Arbiel Bus Line and Ferdinand Liner serve the Tagaytay - Ayala route. They pass via Buendia from Coastal Road,right to Ayala Avenue right to EDSA then left to Roxas Boulevard, Coastal Road then Aguinaldo Highway up to Tagaytay. On the return route, it's Aguinaldo Highway, Coastal Road, right to Buendia (Gil Puyat) then Ayala. Fare is around PhP100.00
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: PhP100.00 (Baclaran to Tagaytay bus fare: PhP100.00)
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,
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, Filibeans, 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, Museo Orlina, 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 PhP100.00
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
Where to Stay in Tagaytay (Hotels, Inns, Lodges, Motels, pension houses) for overnight accommodations:
5R Rooms for Rent
Aroma Tagaytay Apartelle
Bali Village Hotel Resort and Spa
Cool Breeze Hotel
Crosswinds Resort Suites
Days Hotel Tagaytay
Estancia Resort Hotel
Fortune Duck Residence Inn
Joaquin's Bed and Breakfast
Keni Po Rooms
Knights Ko Suites
New Orleans Hotel
Potter's Ridge Hotel
Rivera Hotel Bed and Breakfast
Royal Taal Inn
Summit Ridge Hotel
Taal Vista Hotel
Tagaytay Econo Inn (Tagaytay Econo Hotel)
Tagaytay Haven Hotel
The Boutique Bed and Breakfast
The Lake Hotel
The Pines Suites
The Roberts Inn
The Theodore Hotel
The Villa Hotel and Restaurant
The Windy Ridge Hotel
Starflower Tourist Lounge
Villa Ibarra Tagaytay
Villa Marinelli Hometelle
Windy Ridge Hotel
along Tagaytay- Sta. Rosa Road (budget-friendly, cheap accommodations)
Bergamo Suites Cafe
El Paso Inn
Jessar Room for Rent
Rachel's Bed and Breakfast
Selber Room for rent
please get in touch with hotel for their official website, telephone number/contact, email address. Tutubi is not endorsing any particular hotel here :P
posted by GingGoy @ 11:41 PM,