How to Commute from Tagaytay to Manila

Dubbed the City of Dreams, Manila is home to many high-end shopping malls, restaurants, bars, hotels, resorts, and casinos. Aside from its vibrant nightlife, Manila boasts many historic and cultural landmarks from the Spanish colonial period. Meanwhile, Tagaytay is a popular tourist spot in the Philippines, offering a quick escape for those living in Metro Manila. Tagaytay and Manila are 2 to 3 hours away from each other, depending on the traffic.

How to Commute from Tagaytay to Manila

Nonetheless, traveling to and from these places is possible even if you don’t own a car. If it’s your first time traveling, keep reading as we answer how to commute from Tagaytay to Manila using public transportation.

How to Commute from Tagaytay to Manila Using Public Transportation

Via Bus

  1. If you’re coming from Tagaytay, go to Olivarez Bus Stop near Fora Mall.
  2. Ride a bus going to Buendia. If the route is unavailable, wait for other buses going to Manila, which passes through Olivarez, Tagaytay.
  3. Then, alight at Buendia along Taft Avenue.

Via Jeepneys

  1. From Tagaytay, go to the New Olivares Jeepney Terminal near Builders Warehouse. You can also ride jeepneys in Tagaytay Market.
  2. If coming from Olivarez, hop on a jeepney heading to Buendia or Alabang. But if you’re coming from Tagaytay Market, mount a jeepney bound for Balibago Complex, Santa Rosa.
  3. From Olivarez, alight at Buendia, Manila. If you rode a jeep at Tagaytay Market, alight at Balibago Complex.
  4. Go to the Balibago Complex terminal and ride another jeepney bound for Alabang.
  5. From Alabang public market, ride another jeepney going to Buendia or Pasay.
  6. Afterward, get off at Buendia or Pasay.

Via UV Express Vans

  1. Go to the New Olivares UV Terminal in Tagaytay, near the Builders Warehouse.
  2. Ride a van heading to Buendia. Then, get off at Buendia or Pasay
  3. But if the route is unavailable, you can opt for vans going to Alabang.
  4. From the Alabang public market or Festival Mall, ride another van going to Buendia or Pasay.
  5. Then, alight at Buendia or inform the driver where you want to get off.


If you’re wondering how to commute from Tagaytay to Manila via PITX, ride a bus under DLTB, San Agustin, or Saint Anthony Padua Trans. These buses often stay at Ayala Mall Serin, Fora Mall, Olivarez, and Tagaytay Rotonda. Get on a bus bound for Buendia or Pasay to reach Manila using PITX.

Other public transportation

For those who want to travel comfortably or don’t like sharing rides with others, use other public transportation to commute from Tagaytay to Manila. You can go for Metro Comet Tagaytay Taxis, which travel within Calabarzon. Next, use another ride-hailing app, like the Grab Taxi. Book at the nearest pick-up point from Manila. Then, pick your specific drop-off point in Manila.

Additionally, you can try Grab Taxi from Tagaytay, which is a bit difficult to use if coming from areas far from Manila. But you can try since some Grab Taxis accept bookings within Cavite and Laguna. If not, use other modes of transportation and get off at Alabang. From there, you can book Grab Taxis or ride the regular ones.

If rushing to arrive in Manila, consider the ride-hailing app Angkas, which offers a motor taxi service. They operate in NCR, Cavite, and Laguna. You can try booking a motor taxi from Tagaytay or nearby areas within Cavite and Laguna.


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