How to Reach Makati City


  • By Air: The closest airport to Makati is Ninoy Aquino International Airport. It is located at a small distance of 7 kilometers from Makati. There are a number of connections from this airport to major cities across the world. You can take a taxi or bus from the airport to Makati.
  • By Train: The MRT elevated train has four stations in Makati, namely Guadalupe, Buendia, Ayala and Magallanes stations.  Train is a relatively cheap and fast way to reach Makati from any other part of Manila
  • By Bus: Buses plying the EDSA route from Baclaran in Paranaque to Quezon City and Caloocan City pass through the Central Business District daily. There are designated stops for these buses.
  • By Car: Visitors can visit Makati even by car from surrounding cities.  Traffic rules are stringent inside Makati. Do remember to be extra careful about traffic rules while driving here.


Makati is small enough to walk around. The pedestrian walk ways are clearly marked and are safe too. Overpasses are also provided for pedestrians. If you prefer more speed than that, you can choose the following options of transportation in Makati:

  • Taxis
  • Buses

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Makati City. The most preferred mode of transport in Makati City is Car.

Average distance: 7.23 km Average time: 29.11 min

  • Car 40%
    Driving 36.75 min Overall average time for 9.55 kms 36.75 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 10%
    Bus 20 min Overall average time for 8.9 kms 20 min
  • Walking 30%
    Walking 15 min Overall average time for 1.33 kms 15 min
  • Train/Metro 10%
    Train 20 min Waiting 15 min Walking 15 min Overall average time for 14 kms 50 min
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