Manila International Airport: How to get a Metered Taxi
The Manila International Airport (officially known as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA) has 4 terminals:
1. NAIA Terminal 1: the main international airport where foreign carriers land, except Nippon Air.
2. NAIA Terminal 2, or the Centennial Terminal: exclusively used by Philippine Airlines (both domestic and international flights)
3. NAIA Terminal 3: the newest terminal used by Cebu Pacific (both domestic and international flights), Air Philippines and Nippon Air
4. NAIA Terminal 4, or Domestic Terminal: the oldest terminal and the original international airport. It was built in 1948 and currently used by Zest Air and Southeast Asian Airlines (Seair). This is called by the locals as a the Domestic Airport.
How to get a metered taxi:
1. After claiming your baggage, you go out the arrival exit gates, and find the metered taxi counter, where you can queue for a taxi.
Entrance to the metered taxi counter
Metered taxi is color yellow
2. Upon riding the taxi, make sure that the taxi driver flags down his meter. Otherwise, if he refuses to do so, get off the taxi and find another one.
1. The moment you ride the taxi, make sure that he puts on the meter. In case he doesn´t or refuses to do so, you can easily find another one in the vicinity of the airport. If you wait till you´re outside the airport to check, it will be harder to get off the taxi and find another one.
2. Make sure to have small peso bills with you when riding a metered taxi, to avoid the situation when the taxi driver may not have change for you. Bills broken down into 100 peso bills is good enough.