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I arrive in Manila from Caticlan at 8.00am and need to catch a flight from Clark at 11.45. What is the best way to get there, I have been warned off unofficial taxis, are there 'official' taxis available and if so what sort of cost is it? I have no options to change flights so have to stick with this timetable. If taxis are no good is it possible to hire a car and if so how expensive is it? Appreciate any help thanks.

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  • Change your flight to SEA AIR and fly direct to Clark! If not you have no choice but a limosine service or bus. Limosine expensive and bus inconvenient. Steve almost 4 years ago

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    Hi Craig, I hate to say it, but you've left very little time for transfers between Manila and Clark. The trip can take between 2-3 hours on a good run, however with morning traffic, I wouldn't be surprised if it takes longer.

    Nonetheless, if you proceed, this Lonely Planet thread (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1910052) suggests that a taxi will cost you between PHP 1500 - 2000, although this is highly negotiable and the driver will undoubtedly ask for more due to traffic at that time of day.

    For reference, the regular way folks travel between airports is to a) catch a bus from NAIA to Clark (I haven't verified this), or catch a taxi to SM Megamall, then catch the AirAsia Clark bus from there. However again, I can't guarantee that either option will get you to Clark in time for the check-in cutoff.

    Unless you have experience driving in Philippine cities, I wouldn't recommend hiring a car... Unless it comes with a driver.

    Rule of thumb in the Philippines: There isn't a quick or reliable way to do anything. Have patience, take it easy and enjoy the ride! :) over 5 years ago

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    I follow driving rule and so do many others. There are errant motorists but they are the minority. Unfortnately, it takes only one or two errant motorists to mess up smooth flow of traffic. Back to Craig, there are plenty of reliable ways, but quick is iffy. I suggest you allow 3 - 4 hours, if you are transferring from one flight to another in these two airports. about 5 years ago

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    there are great shuttles from airport.. ask airasia people about 5 years ago

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    It's not really that bad driving here in the Philippines. If you are an impatient, and yes, an arrogant and a very negative person, you will of course hate driving in the Philippines and maybe also in other parts of Asia. I live in Manila and has a two-year old car and hasn't encountered any accident. If you are a foreigner and can't stand Manila or the Philippines for that matter, you are more than welcome to leave. about 5 years ago

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    Ha, don't bank on arriving on time. All our flights to and from Caticlan were delayed by a minimum 5 hours. Having said that we flew Phil air. Seemed all the Cebu Pacific flights were on schedule.

    I'd recommend you arrange a driver, in advance, to meet you at the airport and drive you to Clark. Contact Tuggys Travel for advice. I've used them before and they were brilliant with everything, even advice. about 5 years ago

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    Call me +63 02 8364304, maybe I can help. I have many friends ,who have nice car to service you,cheap and safe about 5 years ago

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    Take a taxi going to any bus stations of victory liner. Ride a bus going to Baguio via dau tell the driver to drop you off to dau. From dau take a jeepney going Angeles city or SM Clark pampanga you will see those jeepney across that jenra supermarket. When you reach the SM theres a lot of public jeepney again choose going to clark then ask the driver to drop you off to the airport or might as well ride taxi from there. This is for the budget traveller cheapest option to go to Clark airport. about 5 years ago

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    There's a cheap flight from MNL to Clark. Check cebupacificair.com or zest air about 5 years ago

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    Take a taxi from the airport to SM megamall. Behind bldng A is a waiting area for buses that will take you to Clark airport about 4 years ago

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