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

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Bus  •  7 min

  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

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Train  •  10 min

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

$1

River Ferry  •  12 min

  1. Take the River Ferry from Lawton to Pup

$1

Taxi  •  4 min

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

$2 - $3

Walk  •  52 min

  1. Walk from Manila to Santa Mesa 2.7 miles

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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 7 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 15 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 bus which takes 7 min and costs .

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The bus from Jollibee Figueras Legarda / Bustillos Intersection, Manila to Pureza Extension / Ramon Magsaysay Blvd Intersection, Manila takes 7 min 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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The best way to get from Manila to Santa Mesa is to bus which takes 7 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 min.

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

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

Train operators
Light rail Transit Authority
Website
lrta.gov.ph
Train from Recto LRT to V. Mapa LRT
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
lrta.gov.ph
Philippine National Railways
Website
pnr.gov.ph
Train from España to PUP/Santa Mesa
Ave. Duration
4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
pnr.gov.ph
Ordinary
$1
Aircon
$1
Bus operators
Jeepney - LTFRB
Website
ltfrb.gov.ph
Bus from Jollibee Figueras Legarda / Bustillos Intersection, Manila to Pureza Extension / Ramon Magsaysay Blvd Intersection, Manila
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Website
ltfrb.gov.ph
G Liner
Website
glinerbus.com
Bus from Legarda to Pureza
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
glinerbus.com
Ferry operators
Pasig River Ferry Service
Website
mmda.gov.ph
Ferry from Lawton to Pup
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
facebook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Manila to Santa Mesa
Ave. Duration
4 min
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Basic Taxi
Phone
+63 2 352 7777
MGE Taxi
Phone
+63 2 3636 096

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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 3033+ hotels available in Santa Mesa. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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