I have been an OFW for a decade now, and NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) has been my gateway for both domestic and international travel. Having been into all its terminals, I saw public transports’ dire conditions at the country’s main airport.
With the frequent and recurring issue about passengers being overcharged by airport taxis, the Coupon Taxi is the best option for a safe airport transfer. NAIA itself commissions this transport; hence we can rely on its credibility. The best thing is that they have fixed rates on all the destinations they serve.
After claiming your bags and clearing customs, you go to the arrival hall exit gates and outside the terminal, look for the “Coupon Taxi” booth or counter. These are white-coloured cars with blue square tag. You’ll get swarmed with people offering a ride but ignore them and make sure that you deal only with the person at the desk with clear signage saying “Coupon Taxi.”
They have a list of destinations with corresponding fares. The government approves this fare; hence it’s reasonable for such a service. Once your destination is identified from the list, you will be issued with a dispatch slip or coupon with the amount to be paid mentioned. You can pay the driver upon arriving at your destination. Note that you have to pay the toll fees when expressways are used.
The service is available for a drop off to any point in Luzon. If your destination is only in Metro or Mega Manila, I would advise taking Grab instead of getting a better rate.
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