There are 5 ways to get from Manila to Santa Mesa by train, ferry, bus, taxi or foot

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Train  •  10 min

  1. Take the train from Recto LRT to V. Mapa LRT Lrt 2 / ...

₱8 - ₱30

4 alternative options

River Ferry  •  12 min

  1. Take the River Ferry from Lawton to Pup

₱23 - ₱35

Bus  •  18 min

  1. Take the bus from LRT Doroteo Jose-Recto Station Walkway / Rizal Avenue Intersection, Manila to Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, Manila Cubao-Divisoria via Sta.Mesa,Aurora Blvd. / ...

₱18 - ₱26

Taxi  •  4 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manila to Santa Mesa 4.2 km

₱100 - ₱130

Walk  •  47 min

  1. Walk from Manila to Santa Mesa 4 km

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The cheapest way to get from Manila to Santa Mesa is to train which costs ₱8 - ₱30 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Santa Mesa is to taxi which costs ₱100 - ₱130 and takes 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from LRT Doroteo Jose-Recto Station Walkway / Rizal Avenue Intersection, Manila station and arriving at Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, Manila. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Lawton and arriving at Pup. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Recto LRT and arriving at V. Mapa LRT. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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The distance between Manila and Santa Mesa is 4 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Santa Mesa without a car is to train which takes 10 min and costs ₱8 - ₱30.

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The train from Recto LRT to V. Mapa LRT takes 10 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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Manila to Santa Mesa bus services, operated by Jeepney - LTFRB, depart from LRT Doroteo Jose-Recto Station Walkway / Rizal Avenue Intersection, Manila.

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What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Santa Mesa, Philippines?

Light rail Transit Authority operates a train from Recto LRT to V. Mapa LRT every 10 minutes. Tickets cost ₱15 - ₱30 and the journey takes 10 min. Philippine National Railways also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Jeepney - LTFRB operates a bus from LRT Doroteo Jose-Recto Station Walkway / Rizal Avenue Intersection, Manila to Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, Manila every 5 minutes. Tickets cost ₱18 - ₱26 and the journey takes 18 min. G Liner also services this route every 2 hours.

Train operators
Light rail Transit Authority
Phone
+63 (2) 647-3452
Email
pro@lrta.gov.ph
Website
lrta.gov.ph
Train from Recto LRT to V. Mapa LRT
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
₱15 - ₱30
Website
Light rail Transit Authority
Philippine National Railways
Phone
02 319-0041
Website
pnr.gov.ph
Train from Manila, Tutuban Station to PUP/Santa Mesa
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱8 - ₱15
Schedules at
pnr.gov.ph
Ordinary
₱8 - ₱12
Aircon
₱10 - ₱15
Bus operators
Jeepney - LTFRB
Phone
426-25-34
Email
ncr.ltfrb@gmail.com
Website
ltfrb.gov.ph
Bus from LRT Doroteo Jose-Recto Station Walkway / Rizal Avenue Intersection, Manila to Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
₱18 - ₱26
Website
Ltfrb
G Liner
Phone
660-9518
Email
comments@gliner.com.ph
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Manila Quiapo to Pureza
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
₱18 - ₱23
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
Pasig River Ferry Service
Phone
02 882-4151 to 77
Website
mmda.gov.ph
Ferry from Lawton to Pup
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱23 - ₱35
Schedules at
mmda.gov.ph
Other operators
Taxi from Manila to Santa Mesa
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
₱100 - ₱130
MGE Taxi
Phone
+63 2 3636 096
Grab Taxi
Website
grab.com
Dollar Taxi
Phone
+63 2 9212383

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Manila to Santa Mesa train services, operated by Light rail Transit Authority, depart from Recto LRT station.

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The best way to get from Manila to Santa Mesa is to train which takes 10 min and costs ₱8 - ₱30. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₱18 - ₱26 and takes 18 min.

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Manila to Santa Mesa bus services, operated by Jeepney - LTFRB, arrive at Ramon Magsaysay Blvd, Manila station.

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Manila to Santa Mesa train services, operated by Light rail Transit Authority, arrive at V. Mapa LRT station.

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