Different Ways to Travel from Manila to Tagaytay [How to Travel to Tagaytay]

Want to have a day-trip or a staycation with family or friends near Manila? Then, Tagaytay is the best choice for you. Relax in the cool breeze and see the spectacular Taal Volcano in this city. If you are planning to visit this place, learn how you can travel from Manila to Tagaytay in this article!

Best Camping Sites in Tagaytay1
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The first time I went to Tagaytay was almost ten years ago on a school trip. We saw the Taal Volcano! It was also colder than expected, so jackets were worn by most. Tagaytay is the best escape for that scorching heat and polluted air of the city. Rejuvenate and relax, here!

Travel from Manila to Tagaytay by Bus

Different Ways to Travel from Manila to Tagaytay
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You can ride a bus that travels from Manila to Tagaytay. Travel time is usually for 2 to 3 hours. It will depend on the traffic, of course. Fare is about PHP 80 – 90. Here are your options:

From Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX)

In PITX or South West Integrated Provincial Terminal, you can see buses bound for Tagaytay. The buses pass through Emilio Aguinaldo Highway. You can also choose a bus that is bound to Nasugbu, Batangas as it will pass there too. The terminal is open 24 hours, and there is at least one bus traveling to Tagaytay every hour.

From Buendia Bus Terminal

If you want to pass by the South Luzon Express Way (SLEX), take a bus in the DLTB Bus Terminal. It’s near LRT Buendia or LRT Gil Puyat Station. You’ll have to ride one that is bound for Nasugbu or Calatagan, Batangas.

Travel from Manila to Tagaytay by Van

Different Ways to Travel from Manila to Tagaytay
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Another option to travel from Manila to Tagaytay is through a Public Van. Fare is about PHP 180 – 200. It could take you 1.5 – 2.5 hours. Vans usually go when it’s full of passengers, so you’ll have to wait for a while. However, this may have lesser time than buses.

Alabang Terminal

This terminal is near Festival Mall. You can ask where the vans traveling to Tagaytay are.

Calatagan Van Terminal

Between Metropoint Mall and Kabayan Hotel, is the Calatagan Van Terminal. Ride a van here to Tagaytay.

Starmall EDSA-Shaw

Another place where you can see vans that are off to Tagaytay is Starmall. This is located across SM Megamall.

Travel from Manila to Tagaytay by Car

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If you have a private car, then you can drive from Manila to Tagaytay. There are 2 options you can choose from South Luzon Express Way or through Emilio Aguinaldo Highway. The former is much faster than the latter, but you will have to pay tolls.

*Prices stated above are subject to change.

Our Stay in Nurture Wellness Village Resort in Tagaytay, Philippines
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May you find this guide helpful for your travel from Manila to Tagaytay. There are many options that you want to consider. The best choice is the one that is most convenient for you; the budget, time, or comfort. Enjoy Tagaytay as I did!

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.

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Written by Lyza Paloma

Lyza is a native of Leyte who spent 10 years studying and working in Cebu before working for Two Monkeys Travel. She decided to stop daydreaming and started to pursue her dreams of traveling to the Philippines and the world. She has already been to 4 countries in Asia and 18 provinces in the Philippines. She’s flexible and can travel solo, with friends, or family. Besides traveling, she loves organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends.