How to Commute to Tagaytay

Tagaytay has become a popular weekend getaway destination for those living in Metro Manila, thanks to its cool climate, scenic views, and array of attractions. Whether you’re visiting for a short day trip or an extended stay, commuting to Tagaytay is relatively straightforward and affordable.


In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of commuting to Tagaytay from Manila, covering the two main transportation hubs: the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) and the Diosdado Macapagal Terminal (DLTB) in Buendia.

The best way to get from Manila to Tagaytay (PITX)

How to commute to Tagaytay
PITX – ticketing hall (Parañaque; 11-01-2019)” by patrickroque001 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

The Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines, PITX is a public transportation hub. If you are coming from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), PITX is a better place to be than the DLTB Buendia Terminal. The trip from NAIA to PITX takes twenty to thirty minutes, based on which airport terminal you’re in and how busy the roads are. On the other hand, it might take 30 to 40 minutes to get from NAIA to DLTB.

How to Commute to Tagaytay Via PITX 

First, go to the second floor of PITX.

Step 2: Find the section for the Tagaytay bus. This place can be found right at Gate 2.

Step 3: Get on a bus that has Tagaytay, Olivarez, or Mendez written on it. Olivarez, which is also known as the Tagaytay-Rotonda area, is the city’s business center. Tagaytay is close to the town of Mendez, and cars that go to that town go through Tagaytay.

Step 4: Wait for the bus driver to come up to you. Tell them where you’re going and wait calmly for them to give you your ticket. The price on the ticket should be around PHP 130 ($2.30) for each person.

Step 5: Hold on until the bus driver comes to get your money. Please keep in mind that the conductor will give tickets to everyone before taking money.

Step 6: Pay your ticket and enjoy your trip.

How to Commute to Tagaytay DLTB Buendia Terminal

Going from Manila to Tagaytay through the DLTB Buendia Terminal is a lot like going through PITX. Here is a list of steps that you can follow.

Step 1: Find the bus that says Tagaytay or Olivares on the front. If you can’t find a bus with that sign, you might want to take one that goes to Calatagan or Nasugbu. Tagaytay will be in this line of buses.

Step 2: Get on the bus.

Step 3: Wait for the bus driver to hand out a ticket. If this is your first time going, don’t be afraid to ask the conductor to drop you off where you need to go.

Step 4: Hold on while the conductor takes your money. It should cost about PHP 130 ($2.30) to take the bus.

Step 5: Pay your fee and have fun on your trip.


Commuting to Tagaytay from Manila is a hassle-free and cost-effective way to enjoy the city’s natural beauty and attractions. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you’ll be able to navigate the PITX or DLTB terminals with ease, board the right bus, and arrive at your destination safely and comfortably. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a frequent traveler, this article will ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey to Tagaytay.

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