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

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Bus  •  7m

  1. Take the bus from Jollibee Figueras Legarda / Bustillos Intersection, Manila to Pureza Extension / Ramon Magsaysay Blvd Intersection, Manila Cubao-Divisoria via Sta.Mesa,Aurora Blvd. / ...

$1

4 alternative options

Train  •  10m

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

$1

River Ferry  •  12m

  1. Take the River Ferry from Lawton to Pup

$1

Taxi  •  4m

  1. Take a taxi from Manila to Santa Mesa 2.9 miles

$2 - $3

Walk  •  52m

  1. Walk from Manila to Santa Mesa 2.7 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manila to Santa Mesa is to bus which costs ₱8 - ₱16 and takes 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Santa Mesa is to taxi which costs ₱110 - ₱140 and takes 4m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jollibee Figueras Legarda / Bustillos Intersection, Manila and arriving at Pureza Extension / Ramon Magsaysay Blvd Intersection, Manila. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7m.

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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 12m.

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

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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 bus which takes 7m and costs ₱8 - ₱16.

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The bus from Jollibee Figueras Legarda / Bustillos Intersection, Manila to Pureza Extension / Ramon Magsaysay Blvd Intersection, Manila takes 7m including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Manila to Santa Mesa bus services, operated by Jeepney - LTFRB, depart from Jollibee Figueras Legarda / Bustillos Intersection, Manila station.

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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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Map of how to get from Manila to Santa Mesa.
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  • Distance: 2.4 miles
  • Duration: 7m

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

Jeepney - LTFRB operates a bus from Manila to Santa Mesa every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 7m. G Liner also services this route every 2 hours. Alternatively, Light rail Transit Authority operates a train from Manila to Santa Mesa every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $1 and the journey takes 10m. Philippine National Railways also services this route hourly.

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
10m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
lrta.gov.ph
Philippine National Railways
Phone
02 319-0041
Website
pnr.gov.ph
Train from España to PUP/Santa Mesa
Ave. Duration
4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
pnr.gov.ph
Ordinary
$1
Aircon
$1
Bus operators
Jeepney - LTFRB
Phone
426-25-34
Email
ncr.ltfrb@gmail.com
Website
ltfrb.gov.ph
Bus from Jollibee Figueras Legarda / Bustillos Intersection, Manila to Pureza Extension / Ramon Magsaysay Blvd Intersection, Manila
Ave. Duration
7m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Website
ltfrb.gov.ph
G Liner
Phone
660-9518
Email
comments@gliner.com.ph
Website
glinerbus.com
Bus from Legarda to Pureza
Ave. Duration
5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
glinerbus.com
Ferry operators
Pasig River Ferry Service
Phone
02 882-4151 to 77
Website
mmda.gov.ph
Ferry from Lawton to Pup
Ave. Duration
12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
facebook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manila to Santa Mesa
Ave. Duration
4m
Estimated price
$2 - $3
MGE Taxi
Phone
+63 2 3636 096
Basic Taxi
Phone
+63 2 352 7777

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The best way to get from Manila to Santa Mesa is to bus which takes 7m and costs ₱8 - ₱16. Alternatively, you can train, which costs ₱8 - ₱30 and takes 10m.

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Manila to Santa Mesa bus services, operated by Jeepney - LTFRB, arrive at Pureza Extension / Ramon Magsaysay Blvd Intersection, 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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There are 2896+ hotels available in Santa Mesa. Prices start at $27 USD per night.

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