14 Aug 2011

How To Commute To Makati Coliseum

  • 14 Aug 2011
  • Lag alag


  • In this article, I'll show you how to get to the Makati Coliseum in a very simple way. First off, Makati Coliseum is accessible from both MRT-3 and LRT-1 lines. The nearest MRT Station, commute wise, is Magallanes Station, while the nearest LRT is Gil Puyat Station. You can also get off the train at Vito Cruz Station and ride a jeepney at a terminal which is way too far, then ride a tricylce, but for first timer, it's not easy so Gil Puyat Station is more convenient. The roads and landmarks are familiar. But if you're from the vicinity of La Salle Taft, then follow direction at Route #11 below.

    A jeepney ride from the train stations is needed to get to the vicinity of the coliseum and the sign of the jeepney you must take from both Magallanes and Gil Puyat stations is "PRC". Makati Coliseum is situated approximately 430 meters from the jeepney drop off point at the corner of Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo) and Mascardo Street. There's a terminal of motorized tricycle at the corner of Mascardo and Chino Roces Avenue. You can walk your way to Makati Coliseum which is located to the left of Maskardo Street or ride one of these tricycles.

    Now, here's how you head off to the sport center from MRT-3 and LRT-1:

    How to get to Makati Coliseum from MRT Magallanes Station?

    Direction #1 - From MRT Magallanes Station, go to Chino Roces Avenue formerly known as Pasong Tamo. It's the main thoroughfare that intersects EDSA underneath EDSA-Magallanes flyover where lots of passenger jeepneys pass through, and its a short walk away from the train station. If you're riding a train from Taft Station, enter Alphaland Southgate Mall which is connected to MRT, go down to the ground floor and exit the mall to the west side that leads to Chino Roces Avenue.

    Along Chino Roces Avenue, you get to see jeepneys of either "Ayala" or "PRC" signs in their front. Ride a jeepney with "PRC" sign. Pay minimum. PRC here means Philippine Racing Club which is situated near the northern end of Chino Roces, specifically A.P. Reyes Avenue, 1207 Makati City. It is also known as Santa Ana Park.

    The jeepney will traverse the north bound lane of Chino Roces. The first main intersection the jeepney will cross is Arnaiz Avenue formerly Pasay Road where Walter Mart is located to the first left corner. Mascardo Street is approximately 3.2 km from EDSA. Next intersection with traffic lights is Herrera Street now known as Rufino Street, followed by Dela Rosa Street, then the wide intersection of Gil Puyat Avenue formerly known as Buendia. There's a McDonald's branch to the right first corner of Gil Puyat and Chino Roces, and opposite it to the left first corner is an skyscraper called Export Bank Plaza.

    After crossing Gil Puyat Avenue, there are two other intersections with traffic lights that the jeep will pass through - Kamagong Street and Pablo Ocampo Sr Ext., respectively. There's a big Rustan's Shopwise branch to the right second corner of Pablo Ocampo and Chino Roces. At this point Mascardo Street is approximately 200 meters away. A large road sign with "Mascardo St" words written on it hangs conspicuously from a post at the corner. It's noticeable from the distance. You get to see it from afar. Davila Street comes first before Mascardo. Get off the jeep at Mascardo Street, walk across the road to get to the other side of Chino Roces and then decide if you walk or take one of the tricycles at the corner.

    If you decide to walk, all you need to remember is you will cross three streets before you get to see Makati Coliseum to the left of Mascardo Street. First street is Metropolitan Avenue, followed by Pasong Tirad, then Primo de Riveria Street. That's it, you're looking now at Makati Coliseum, next to the building with "WTJ Sports & Amusement Center" signage to the left second corner of Primo Riveria and Mascardo streets. See map below.

    How do you get to Makati Coliseum from LRT Gil Puyat Station?

    Direction #2 - From Gil Puyat Station, go to the area of Gil Puyat Avenue where you can conveniently ride a jeepney. Don't wait for a jeepeny at the corner. There are lots of traffic enforcers and jeepneys won't stop there. Walk a little bit far from the corner, then wait for a jeepney with "PRC" sign in its front, flag it down, ride in and pay minimum fare.

    No need to ask the driver to drop you off at Mascardo Street. Some of them forget because of the nature of their job. Just follow this simple guide. Normally, the jeepney traverses Gil Puyat Avenue and crosses Osmena Highway underneath Osmena Flyover before turning right onto Washington Street, then left on Dela Rosa Street and then left on Chino Roces once again, its last turn. Remember, your drop off point is at the corner of Chino Roces Avenue and Mascardo Street. See map below. Now, there are times, especially during the days when traffic in Gil Puyat is so heavy, that some of jeepneys take the side road paralleled to Gil Puyat which is called Finlandia. In that case, the jeep goes straight, crosses Osmena Highway underneath Osmena Flyover, takes Dela Rosa Street, then turns left on Chino Roces Avenue from Dela Rosa Street.

    After the left turn at Dela Rosa and Chino Roces intersecion, the jeepney will cross Gil Puyat Avenue on its way to PRC. You should see a McDonald's to the right first corner of Gil Puyat and Chino Roces. To the left first corner opposite McDonald's is an skyscraper called Export Bank Plaza.

    After crossing Gil Puyat Avenue, there are two other intersections with traffic lights that the jeep will pass through - Kamagong Street and Pablo Ocampo Sr Ext., respectively. There's a big Rustan's Shopwise branch to the right second corner of Pablo Ocampo and Chino Roces. At this point Mascardo Street is approximately 200 meters away. A large road sign with "Mascardo St" words on it hangs conspicuously from a post at the corner. It's noticeable from the distance. You get to see it from afar. Davila Street comes first before Mascardo. Get off the jeep at Mascardo, walk across the road to get to the other side of Chino Roces and then decide if you walk or take one of the tricycles at the corner.

    If you decide to walk, all you need to remember is you will cross three streets before you get to see Makati Coliseum to the left of Mascardo. First street is Metropolitan Avenue, followed by Pasong Tirad, then Primo de Riveria Street. That's it, you're looking now at Makati Coliseum, next to the building with "WTJ Sports & Amusement Center" signage to the left second corner of Primo Riveria and Mascardo streets.

    How do you get to Makati Coliseum from different parts of Metro Manila?

    Route #1

    From Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Monumento, Balintawak, Bagong Barrio, Roosevelt, Munoz, Congressional, Project 7 and 8 and areas nearby.

    The fastest way is by train, of course. If you live far such as in Malanday, Navotas and Malabon, just ride a jeep or bus bound for Monumento and take a Baclaran bound train at Monumento Station. You can also take Baclaran bound train at Roosevelt Station or Balintawak Station. Get off the train at Gil Puyat Station and follow the guide at Direction #2, click HERE.

    Route #2

    From Project 6, SM City North EDSA, Trinoma, West Avenue and nearby areas.

    Use the MRT-3 North Station. Ride a train bound for Taft Station. Get off the train at Magallanes Station. Follow the guide at Direction #1, click HERE.

    Route #3

    From Alabang, Metropolis Starmall, Festival Mall, Ayala Town Center, Filinvest City and other areas nearby.

    Take a bus bound for north of Metro Manila with any of these signs: "Fairview", "Monumento", "Novaliches", "Cubao", "Malanday", "Navotas", etc. These buses pick up passengers near Metropolis Starmall. Get off the bus at the unloading area near to Magallanes MRT Station. Then walk along EDSA towards Alphaland Southgate Mall. It's the big mall connected to MRT Magallanes Station and there's tall building above it. Chino Roces Avenue bordered the west frontage of the mall. Wait for a jeepney with "PRC" sign in its front right at Chino Roces Avenue formerly Pasong Tamo. Follow my guide at Direction #1, click click HERE.

    Route #4

    From Pasig, Ortigas Center, SM Mega Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA Crossing, Kalentong and other areas nearby.

    From Pasig, ride a jeep with "Quiapo Crossing Ilalim" sign. From Kalentong, ride a jeep with "Pasig Palengke Crossing Ilalim" sign. Get off at EDSA-Shaw. Ride an MRT train bound for Taft. From Ortigas Center and SM Mega Mall, take a train bound for Taft at Ortigas Station. Get off the train at Magallanes Station. Follow the guide at Direction #1, click HERE.

    Route #5

    From Sta. Lucia East, Robinson's Metro East, SM City Marikina and places nearby.

    Take an LRT-2 train bound for Recto at Santolan Station. Get off the train at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Ride another train bound for Taft at MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station. LRT-2 Araneta Cubao Station and MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station are interconnected by a series of walkway from Gateway Mall to Farmers Plaza via Araneta Coliseum. Follow directions inside the malls. Alight at Magallanes Station. Follow our guide at Direction #1, click HERE.

    Route #6

    From Fairview, UP Diliman, UP-Ayala Technohub, Quezon City Hall, Elliptical Road, Quezon Memorial Circle, East Avenue, GMA-Kamuning and areas around these vicinities.

    You can have a one bus ride to Magallanes. Take a bus with any of these signs: "Baclaran", "Alabang", or "Sucat". Get off the bus at the unloading area near MRT Magallanes. Walk past MRT Magallanes Station towards Chino Roces. Follow the guide at Direction #1, click HERE.

    Alternatively, you can get off the bus and take a train bound for Taft at MRT GMA Kamuning Station and alight at Magallanes Station, then follow guide at Direction #1.

    Route #7

    From Robinson's Place Manila, Mabini Street and Del Pilar Street in Malate and Ermita area.

    This one doesn't need a train ride. Take a jeepney with "Paco" sign. These jeepneys pass through around Robinson's Place Mall via Padre Faura Street, Del Pilar Street and Pedro Gil Street, The jeepney will cross Taft Avenue. Get off the jeep at Agoncillo Street, the third street from Taft Avenue, with Taft Avenue as the first in your count. Along Pedro Gil Street at the corner of Agoncillo Street is the terminal of jeepneys with "Guadalupe Herran Ilalim" sign. Ride one of these jeepneys. Ask the driver to drop you off at Chino Roces Avenue. In Chino Roces Avenue, take a jeep with "Mantrade" sign and alight at Mascardo Street. It's very near so please be alert. Watch for "Mascardo St" road sign. Also, Philippine Daily Inquirer or PDI Building is situated at the first corner of Mascardo and Chino Roces, to your right.

    Or, if you want a simple route, get off the "Paco" bound jeep at Taft Avenue, ride a train bound for Baclaran at LRT Pedro Gil Station located at Taft Avenue-Pedro Gil intersection, alight at Gil Puyat Station and follow the guide at Direction #2, click HERE.

    Route #8

    From Espana, UST, FEU, Lerma, Nicanor Reyes Street formerly Morayta and other places in University Belt area.

    If you're near Nicanor Reyes, Lerma and FEU area, ride a "Divisoria" bound jeepney at the terminal located at the corner of Nicanor Reyes and Paredes Street where Professional Regulation Commission is situated. Get off the jeep at Avenida, walk to LRT-1 Doroteo Jose Station, ride a "Baclaran" bound train and alight at Gil Puyat Avenue Station. Follow guide at Direction #2, click HERE.

    If you're in UST or somewhere in Espana far from Lerma, ride a jeep bound for "Baclaran", "Pasay" or "Quiapo Ilalim". Get off the jeepeny at Quiapo, walk to LRT Carriedo Station, ride a train bound for "Baclaran" and alight at Gil Puyat Station. Follow our guide at Direction #2, click click HERE.

    Route #9

    From Quirino Highway in Novaliches.

    You can have just one bus ride to Chino Roces Avenue by taking a bus bound for either "Baclaran" or "Alabang", lots of them in Novaliches Bayan and along Quirino Highway. It'g going to be a long journey. Get off the bus at the unloading area near MRT Magallanes Station. Quite a lot of passengers alight at this area. The conductor usually yells "Mantrade", "Magallanes MRT" or "Pasong Tamo" and "Chino Roces" once the bus gets to that location. It's next to Ayala Station. Walk towards Chino Roces, and follow the guide at Direction #1, click HERE.

    If you want fast travel, get off the bus at Munoz-EDSA and ride a "Baclaran" bound train at LRT-1 Roosevelt Station. Get off the train at Gil Puyat Station and follow the guide at Direction #2, click HERE.

    Route #10

    From any station of LRT-2.

    LRT Line 2 is the train that runs from Recto Station to Santolan Station. You can transfer to either LRT-1 or MRT-3 to get to the location of Makati Coliseum. Which one takes you faster depends on which one is nearer to your location.

    Location wise LRT-2 stations nearer to MRT-3 are the following: Santolan Station, Katipunan Station, Anonas Station, Araneta Center Cubao Station, Betty Go Belmonte Station and Gilmore Station. If you're in either Betty Go Belmonte Station or Gilmore Station, take a train bound for Santolan and alight at Araneta Center Cubao. If you're in either Katipunan or Anonas stations, ride a train bound for Recto and alight at Araneta Center Cubao Station. Take another train bound for "Taft" at MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station. LRT-2 and MRT-3 stations in Araneta Center are interconnected by walkway from Gateway Mall to Farmers Plaza via Araneta Coliseum, just follow directions inside the malls. Get off the train at Magallanes Station and follow the guide at Direction #1, click HERE.

    LRT-2 stations nearer to LRT-1 are the following: J Ruiz Station, V Mapa Station, Pureza Station, Legarda Station and Recto Station. We have to take into the consideration the distance from LRT-2 Recto Station to LRT-1 Doroteo Station and the distance from LRT-2 Araneta Center Cubao Station to MRT-3 Araneta Center Cubao Station and so, according to me, J Ruiz Station is physically nearer to LRT-1. From these stations, ride a train bound for Recto Station, alight at Recto Station and take another train bound for Baclaran at LRT-1 Doroteo Jose Station. LRT-2 Recto Station and LRT-1 Doroteo Jose Station are interconnected by a footbridge, just follow direction inside Recto Station. You need to get to the other side of Doroteo Jose Station to ride a Baclaran bound train. There's an escalator and elevator available in Doroteo Jose Station. Get off the train at Gil Puyat Station and follow the guide in Direction #2, click click HERE.

    Route #11

    From La Salle Taft, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, Torre Lorenzo, Pablo Ocampo corner Taft and St Scholastica's College.

    Take a jeepney with "Dulo" sign at its terminal in Pablo Ocampo (formerly Vito Cruz) corner Leon Guinto Street. It's where St. Scholastica's College is located. Pay minimum fare. Get off the jeep at the other end of the Zobel Roxas Street, the last stop of the jeepney before it goes back to Taft. Take a tricycle and tell the driver to take you to Makati Coliseum.


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    13 Responses to “How To Commute To Makati Coliseum”

    EDMARATION said...
    14 August 2011 22:54

    I think you're gaining a bunch of Facebook followers these past few days and I salute for that sir phil.


    Lagalag said...
    15 August 2011 20:43

    Thank you po sir Ed.
    :-)


    BoyetMD said...
    12 March 2012 09:32

    hello sir phil. can you please tell me how to commute (jeep) from arguelles medical clinic in zobel roxas ave to jp rizal ave corner antipolo street near chowking. thank you. need to know badly. please email boyetsee@yahoo.com


    Lagalag said...
    12 March 2012 12:31

    @ BoyetMD, pls ride jeep with "Paco" sign. Ask driver to drop you off at san andres street where you will ride another jeep with "Guadalupe" sign. Ask driver to drop you off at the corner of Kalayaan and Nicanor Garcia street. Walk across Kalayaan toward the other corner and then walk your way to J.P. Rizal. Nicanor Garcia becomes Antipolo in J.P. Rizal.


    vto said...
    3 May 2012 19:46

    sir, paano po pag mangagaling po sa boni ave.? paano po ang route papuntang makati coliseum?


    Lagalag said...
    4 May 2012 02:06

    @ vto. Sa EDSA Boni sakay ka po ng bus na ang sign sa harap ay "Ayala Leveriza LRT Taft". Baba ka po sa kanto ng Chino Roces at Gil Puyat aka Buendia. Sakay ka po ng PRC at pkisabi sa driver baba ka sa street na papuntang Makati Coliseum. Para di ka na magtanong sa driver pkisunod na lang ang guides na sinabi ko pag nakasakay ka na ng jeep.


    Lagalag said...
    4 May 2012 02:09

    @ vto. Pwede din sakay MRT baba ng Magallanes at sakay na ng PRC na jeep then pkisunod ang mga guides na sinabi ko sa pagbaba sa location ng Makati Coliseum.


    Veronica Bejasa said...
    10 July 2012 09:10

    Hi Sir! How do I commute to Pasong Tamo Extension (Eco Plaza) from La Salle Taft and vice versa. It would be better if you could tell me what jeepney rides to take since I don't like riding the MRT/LRT. Thanks!


    Lagalag said...
    10 July 2012 09:34

    @ Veronica Bejasa. Ok, here:

    From La Salle, board a jeep with "Baclaran" sign in its front. Alight at Gil Puyat Ave aka Buendia. Ride a jeep with "PRC" or "Guadalupe" sign, alight at Pasong Tamo now known as Chino Roces Ave. Take a jeep with "Mantrade" sign, alight at its terminal there in EDSA. Board last jeep to your destination. The jeep must have sign that reads "ECO Plaza Pasong Tamo Extension". It's located along Pasong Tamo near corner EDSA and in front of Alphaland Southgate Mall. ECO Plaza is already near. Just ask the driver to drop you off at its location.

    Note: There are some jeepneys that ply direct to ECO Plaza from Pasong Tamo cor Buendia, but they are limited.

    How to get back to La Salle? Read my next comment.


    Lagalag said...
    10 July 2012 09:39

    @ Veronica Bejasa. To get back to La Salle Taft, take the reverse direction: First, go back to Alphaland Southgate Mall (same jeep). In front of the mall, ride a jeep with "PRC" sign, alight at Gil Puyat aka Buendia. In Buendia, ride a jeep with "LRT Taft" sign. Now in Taft, take a jeep with "Quiapo" or "Monumento" or "Divisoria" sign. Alight at La Salle.

    Hope my direction help you get to your destination and back. Take care. :)


    ivy clemente said...
    20 June 2014 11:37

    pano po pumunta sa SM makati from Sta.Ana, Manila..thanks :))


    ivy clemente said...
    20 June 2014 11:39

    goodmorning Sir,ask ko lang kung paano mkapunta sa SM Makati pag galing ng Sta.Ana Manila..thank you


    Lag alag said...
    22 June 2014 00:08

    @ ivy clemente. Jeepney to Guadalupe, then ride an "Ayala Ibabaw" bus. Alight at SM Makati.


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