How to Go to Intramuros by Public Transportation

You can get to Intramuros by boarding the LRT 1 train, riding a provincial or city bus, and hopping into the jeepney. Among these choices, the fastest and easiest way to get to Intramuros is by riding LRT 1. Afterward, alight at the Central Station. From there, walk towards the entrance of Intramuros at Victoria Street on the opposite side of the Manila City Hall.

Intramuros is a Latin word that means “within the walls.” This famous walled city is located along the roads of Bonifacio Drive, Padre Burgos Avenue, and Quintin Paredes RD in Manila. Its address is Intramuros Manila NCR Philippines 1002. It is within walking distance from Manila City Hall, Liwasang Bonifacio, the National Museum of the Philippines, the Manila Hotel, the Philippine Postal Corporation, and Rizal Park. To get to this iconic place, the available transportation for you is LRT 1, Jeepney, and Bus.
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How to get to Intramuros from Cubao

Board the LRT 2 at Cubao Araneta Station bound for Recto Station. Alight at Recto station then take the walkway bridge to get to Doroteo Jose Station LRT 1. At the station, board the train bound for Baclaran. Alight at Central Terminal 2 stops later.

From there walk towards Manila City Hall, take the underpass, and follow the path to C. Victoria Street to get to the entrance of Intramuros.

From Monumento Caloocan

Route 1: The fastest way to go to Intramuros from Caloocan is by riding LRT 1 at Monumento Station. Alight at Central Station 9 stops later.

From the station, walk towards Liwasang Bonifacio or Manila City Hall. Go under the Manila City Hall underpass to cross Taft Avenue and get to Padre Burgos Avenue.

Take the path of C. Victoria Street. It will lead you to the East side entrance of Intramuros. The entrance will lead you to The Bayleaf Hotel, Manila High School, and Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT).

Route 2: From Monumento, ride a jeep with a signboard Baclaran or Gil Puyat. Tell the driver that you will alight at Intramuros. Usually, the driver will drop you off at the center island of the Manila City Hall underpass.

From there take the underpass to cross Taft Avenue and get to Padre Burgos Avenue. Afterward, follow the path of C. Victoria Street as it will lead you to the East side entrance of Intramuros.

How to get to Intramuros from SM City North EDSA Quezon City

Route 1: From the mall, ride a jeep or bus towards Balintawak then alight at Roosevelt LRT 1 Station.

Ride the train from the said station bound for Baclaran. Then get off at Central Station 11 stops later.

Walk towards Manila City Hall, take the underpass to cross Taft Avenue, and get to Padre Burgos Avenue. Follow the C. Victoria Street to get to the East Entrance of Intramuros.

Route 2: At West Avenue ride a Jeepney with a signboard Manila City Hall / T.M. Kalaw / Luneta / Lawton. Tell the driver to drop you off at city hall. From there use the underpass in the center island to get to Padre Burgos Avenue.

Follow the path to Victoria Street as it will lead you to the entrance of Intramuros.

From SM North / Fairview Quezon City

Ride any jeep or UV Express bound to T.M. Kalaw then alight at Manila City Hall. The driver will usually drop you off at the center island before the Lagusnilad bridge. Use the underpass to cross Taft Avenue and get to Padre Burgos Avenue. From there take the path of Victoria Street to enter Intramuros.

From Malanday Valenzuela

Route 1: Ride Jeep bound to Manila with signboard Pier 15 / Lawton / Post Office

Tell the driver that you will alight at Intramuros. Usually, the driver will drop you off at the Northern entrance of Intramuros which is along the streets of Magallanes Drive and Soriano Avenue.

This entrance will lead you to the Bureau of Immigration, Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, San Agustin Church, Comelec Annex Building, and Palacio del Gobernador.

Route 2: From Malanday ride a jeep bound for Monumento LRT station. Ride the train at the said station bound for Baclaran. After 9 stops, alight at Central Terminal Station.

From the station, walk towards Manila City Hall, take the underpass to cross Taft Avenue, and get to Padre Burgos Avenue.

Follow the path of C. Victoria Street to enter Intramuros from the Eastern entrance.

From Pasay City

Route 1: Board the train bound for Monumento at LRT 1 EDSA Station then alight at Central Station 7 stops later.

From the latter, walk towards Manila City Hall or Liwasang Bonifacio. In front of the City Hall, take the underpass to cross the TAFT Avenue Road to get to Padre Burgos Avenue.

From there walk towards C. Victoria Street. Follow the street to enter Intramuros via the Eastern Entrance.

Route 2: Ride Jeep with signboards bound to Monumento / Divisoria / Sta. Cruz / Blumentritt / Recto / Quiapo via Taft Avenue. Tell the driver that you will alight at Manila City Hall.

From there take the city hall underpass to cross Taft Avenue and get to Padre Burgos Street. Afterward, follow the path of C. Victoria Street to enter Intramuros.

From Makati

Route 1: Ride jeep bound to Buendia Avenue corner Taft Avenue. From there board the LRT 1 at Gil Puyat station bound for Monumento then alight at Central Station 5 stations later.

Afterward, walk towards Manila City Hall, take the underpass next to it to cross Taft Avenue, and get to Padre Burgos Avenue. Follow the part of C. Victoria Street to get to Intramuros.

Route 2: Ride Jeep bound to Buendia Avenue corner Taft Avenue. From there ride another jeep with signboards Sta. Cruz / Blumentritt / Monumento. Tell the driver that you will alight at Manila City Hall. From there follow the walking instruction from Route 1.

How to get to Intramuros from Laguna

Ride any provincial bus bound for Buendia / Gil Puyat in Pasay City in Metro Manila. Alight at the foot of Gil Puyat LRT station on Taft Avenue.

From there you can board LRT 1 at Gil Puyat station then alight at Central Station. OR ride a jeep bound for Manila City Hall.

From the City Hall take the underpass to cross Taft Avenue and get to Padre Burgos Avenue. Afterward, follow the path of C. Victoria Street to get to the entrance of Intramuros.

From Alabang to Intramuros

Ride a jeep or bus bound for Pasay Rotonda in EDSA. Alight at Pasay Rotonda then walk towards Taft Avenue.

Board the LRT 1 Train at EDSA station bound for Monumento. Alight at Central Station 7 stops later.

From there walk towards Manila City Hall. Take the underpass to get to Padre Burgos Avenue. Afterward, follow the part of C. Victoria Street to enter Intramuros.

From Bulacan to Intramuros

Route 1: Ride any provincial busses bound for Doroteo Jose in Santa Cruz Manila. Ride jeep with signboards A. Mabini / Manila City Hall / SM Manila / Taft Avenue / Pasay / Baclaran. Tell the driver to drop you off at Lawton or in Manila City Hall. From there walk towards the Entrance of Intramuros which is just a stone’s throw away from Lawton or City Hall.

Route 2: Ride provincial buses going to D. Jose LRT station. Board the LRT 1 train at D. Jose Station bound for Baclaran. Alight at Central Terminal 2 stops later.

From the station walk towards Liwasang Bonifacio or Manila City Hall. Take the city hall underpass to cross Taft Avenue and get to Padre Burgos Avenue. Follow the path towards C. Victoria Street as it leads you to the entrance of Intramuros.

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FAQ about going to Intramuros

Which LRT 1 Station is near Intramuros?

The nearest LRT 1 station is the Central Terminal, the second nearest is the United Nations Avenue (UN Avenue) Station. Both are within walking distance from Intramuros. The Central Terminal is 550 meters away from the gate of Intramuros at Victoria Street. The UN Avenue Station is 1 kilometer away from the entrance of Intramuros at General Luna Street.

Is there an Entrance Fee to Enter Intramuros?

Intramuros is a public place that is open to everyone therefore it has no entrance fee. Though there are tourist spots inside the walled city which has entrance fee such as Fort Santiago, Museo de Intramuros, Casa Manila Museum, and Baluarte de San Diego.

What are the Schools inside the Intramuros?

The Universities and Colleges inside Intramuros are Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Colegio de Santa Rosa, Pamantasan ng Lungson ng Maynila, Mapua Institute of Technology, and Lyceum of the Philippines University.

Ateneo de Manila and the University of Santo Tomas’ old campuses were also inside the walled city prior to relocating to their present address of today.

What are the Churches inside Intramuros?

The two famous churches which are inside the walled city are Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church.

Conclusion

There you have it guys. As you notice it is quite easy to get to Intramuros because its location is very near the landmarks of Manila. Furthermore, you will know that the easiest transportation to utilize to get to this iconic place is LRT 1 and the most common path to go to the entrance of the walled city is through the City Hall underpass. Once you get these waypoints you will never get lost.

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