How to Get from NAIA to PITX (Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange)

The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) was introduced in November 2018 and is recognized as the Philippines’ premier landport. It is a public transport hub that links Metro Manila to the southern provinces of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. What’s more, it also serves the northern area of Luzon, particularly Baguio City.

Sandwiched between Roxas Boulevard and Macapagal Boulevard in Bay City, Parañaque, PITX is easily accessible from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). For travelers arriving in Manila, PITX is a possible alternative if you’re touring other destinations in the country. The travel time from the Manila airport to PITX is 20-30 minutes, depending on the traffic situation.

From NAIA, here are your transportation options going to PITX.

By Ride-Hailing Service

Right now, this is the most convenient choice for getting out of the airport. You will be dropped off directly at your intended location. Your fare will also reflect immediately even before confirming your ride. In addition, you can pay via cashless payment methods for a hassle-free trip!

During busy periods of the day, such as rush hour early in the morning and as the day closes, it may take longer than usual for you to secure a ride. Additionally, there may be a surcharge applied to your fare, resulting in an increase compared to booking during off-peak hours.

At present, we suggest using Grab and Joyride for transportation to and from the airport. Certain companies only provide motorcycle taxis for hire (like Angkas), and others do not yet carry the same reputation as the two companies mentioned.

But before you’re able to use ride-hailing apps like Grab and Joyride, you’ll need internet connection. There may be free wifi at the airport but for safety, security, and reliability, it’s best to have your own private connection. If you are a foreign tourist exploring the Philippines, you can either purchase a local SIM card or rent a pocket WiFi unit. SIM cards and pocket WiFi devices are available at the airport.




  • For Grab, you have four options: GrabTaxi, GrabCar 4-Seater, GrabCar 6-Seater, and Airport-To-Anywhere (ATA). The last option is available from Terminal 1, 2, and 3. This is a dedicated car service that allows a maximum of three passengers, plus three pieces of 23kg luggage.
  • For Joyride, you have two options: 4-Seater or 6-Seater. Joyride also offers motorcycle taxi rides, but, as mentioned, we don’t recommend a motorcycle taxi ride if you’re bringing luggage with you. It is, however, a great option for when you’re roaming around the metro.

Fare and Pick-Up Locations

If you’re booking from NAIA to PITX, the fare teeters between P150 to P380, depending on your specific drop-off point, time of booking, type of car service you need, and ride-hailing app you will be booking from.

You may choose from several pick-up locations in NAIA from the app. Make sure that you select the correct terminal!

If you favor Grab, you can find Grab booths located near some terminals. Attendants are available to book your ride through their phones and answer any questions you may have. You can find said booths at these locations:

  • Terminal 1: Arrival Hall Exit
  • Terminal 2: Arrival Hall Exit Bay 6
  • Terminal 3: Arrival Hall Exit across Bay 4 (GrabCar) | Departure Hall Exit across Gate 6 (GrabTaxi)
  • Terminal 4: Departure Hall Exit

By Taxi

Another option for direct transfers from NAIA to PITX is via taxi. You can choose between fixed-rate taxis and metered taxis, which have their own designated lanes outside the arrival area at NAIA.

TIP:For smart spenders, compare the reflected fare in your Grab or Joyride app with the coupon taxi fixed rates to help you decide which transportation option is cheaper at the time of your arrival.

REMINDER! Like in any other country, be on your guard against scams, especially against taxis pretending to be regular metered taxis. Some drivers will entice you under the guise of being a regular metered taxi but will eventually insist on an overpriced fixed rate when the trip starts. Always be vigilant.

Coupon Taxi

The rates for coupon taxis are already set depending on your destination. You can find the rates displayed at the designated coupon taxi transport lane. Although some drivers may request a tip, it is not obligatory to tip your driver.

You will be handed a dispatch coupon at the booth. Keep it with you. The coupon taxi fare from NAIA to anywhere else in Parañaque can go from P150 to P440.

For your convenience, you’ll find coupon taxi lanes in NAIA at these locations:

  • Terminal 1: Arrival Hall Exit & Arrival Hall Exit Extension
  • Terminal 2: Arrival Hall Exit near Bay 11
  • Terminal 3: Arrival Hall Exit across Bay 6
  • Terminal 4: Arrival Hall Exit


Yellow Metered Taxi

A yellow metered taxi is admittedly pricier than a regular metered taxi. However, if you’re in a hurry, you’ll usually find that the line for yellow taxis is shorter. Sometimes, you may not have to wait at all.

Similar to the protocols of coupon taxis, you will be handed a dispatch slip with the taxi details and numbers to call if you have concerns about your trip. The fare from NAIA to anywhere else in Parañaque is from P150 to P400.

Flag-down Rate: P75 (initial 500 meters traveled)
Succeeding Rate: P4 (for every 300 meters) + P4 (for every 2mins waiting time)

Here are the yellow metered taxi lane locations at NAIA:

  • Terminal 1: Arrival Hall Exit & Arrival Hall Exit Extension
  • Terminal 2: Arrival Hall Exit near Bay 14
  • Terminal 3: Arrival Hall Exit across Bay 8
  • Terminal 4: Arrival Hall Exit


Regular Metered Taxi

Regular metered taxis are generally cheaper than coupon taxis, yellow metered taxis, and car-hailing services. However, regular metered taxi drivers have made quite a name for scamming passengers. Complaints reported include taking longer routes to increase the fare, tampering with the meter, overcharging upon drop-off, and not turning on the meter then requesting a fixed price once the trip begins.

If you are in a situation where you really have no choice but to take this taxi, insist that the taxi meter must be switched on at the beginning of your journey.

You will receive a passenger copy of the dispatch slip. DO NOT hand it over to the driver. Keep it. The fare from NAIA to anywhere else in Parañaque ranges from P100 to P350.

Flag-down Rate: P45
Succeeding Rate: P13.50 (for every kilometer) + P2 (for every minute of travel time)

Here are the regular metered taxi lane locations in NAIA:

  • Terminal 1: Arrival Hall Exit
  • Terminal 2: Arrival Hall Exit near Bay 23
  • Terminal 3: Arrival Hall Exit across Bay 12
  • Terminal 4: Departure Hall Exit

By Bus

The only type of public buses allowed inside NAIA are Point-to-point (P2P) buses. UBE Express offers the premium airport bus link in Metro Manila. It provides a direct route between NAIA and PITX. Please note that UBE Express routes coming from Manila airport have only one pick-up location, which is NAIA Terminal 3.

  1. From NAIA Terminal 3, go to the arrival hall exit. If you are arriving at Terminal 1, 2, or 4, note that the free inter-terminal shuttle buses are exclusive for those who have connecting flights. Another alternative is to take the UBE Express NAIA Loop, which picks up passengers from Terminal 1, 2, and 4 to Terminal 3, but at no set time. In that case, taking a cab or booking a ride from a ride-hailing app may be a better option for you.
  2. Find the UBE Express P2P Bus booth across Bay 12.
  3. Buy your ticket going to Victory Liner Pasay. The fare is P150. You can also buy your ticket online through the UBE Express official website.
  4. Go to the pick-up/drop-off point and wait for your bus. The pick-up/drop-off point is also located at the booth area across Bay 12.
  5. Alight at PITX. You will be dropped off at Gate 5 on the Ground Floor Level. From here, you may continue your journey by taking a city bus, a provincial bus, or a jeepney, depending on your planned itinerary. You may also take the EDSA Carousel at Gate 10 and alight at the nearest bus stop to your intended destination in Metro Manila.

NAIA Terminal 1, 2, 3 & 4 to PITX Time Table

  • 05:45 AM
  • 07:00 AM
  • 08:20 AM
  • 09:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 02:00 PM
  • 03:15 PM
  • 04:15 PM
  • 05:45 PM
  • 06:45 PM
  • 08:00 PM

This route also covers the NAIA Loop, which picks up and drops off passengers throughout the NAIA terminals. But again, it has no fixed departure time. The bus will run during its operating hours, and passengers should anticipate a waiting time of 30 minutes to an hour.

Note: The schedules and available routes may change from time to time. Please check the official UBE Express Facebook Page for updates.


Out of the options mentioned in this post, this one is the most budget-friendly. However, it is also the least advisable. Commuting via jeepney in Metro Manila can really test your patience. It can also become quite crowded and cramped during busy hours. Furthermore, if you are unfamiliar with the route, you are most likely to miss your stop or get lost because jeepney stops are not clearly marked or virtually inexistent.

Kindly note that the airport management does not allow both traditional and modern jeepneys to enter the premises. You’ll have to walk to the national road in order to ride a jeepney. The minimum fare is P12 for traditional jeeps and P14 for modern jeeps.

If you still want to give it a go, here’s how to travel via jeepney from the airport:

  1. From any terminal in NAIA, walk to the designated jeepney stop outside the airport.
  2. Get on a modern jeepney bound for PITX.
  3. Alight at PITX. From here, you may take a jeepney, a city bus, or a provincial bus to get to your final destination.

NAIA Jeepney Stops

  • Terminal 1: ICT Service Road (near T1 Pass Control Office)
  • Terminal 2: Near MIAA Admin Building Gate 2
  • Terminal 3: Andrews Avenue
  • Terminal 4: Domestic Road

Other Private Transfers

Renting a car or hiring one from NAIA to your destination is also an option. Rental companies are stationed near Grab’s booth between Bay 4 & 5. Most of them run 24/7 and have fixed rates based on your drop-off point or specific destination. Cash is king when it comes to payment.

Should you decide to take this option, make sure to check and compare the rates first before settling for a specific car rental company.

Another private transfer alternative is by arranging with your hotel. Check if your chosen hotel offers airport transfer services.

Related Article: Where to Stay in Parañaque?



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