You can also rent a car, and international agencies have offices
in most major cities. Local transport includes jeepneys, metered
taxis, PU-Cabs (small taxis without metres), tricycles and trishaws.
Land transportation provides a leisurely, albeit longer, alternative
to travel the various destinations especially in the main island
of Luzon. There are 45 bus companies and 50 tour operators based
in Metro Manila alone, and they offer scheduled runs using air-conditioned
coaches and vans. Several rent-a-car companies (Nissan, Guani, Herts,
Avis, Flamingo) provides another alternative by offering reasonable
car rentals services.
There are several bus companies that operate a Manila-Davao run.
The trip normally takes 36 hours with specified stops along the
way. For Visayas region, which is basically all islands, there are
inter island shipping companies which maintain scheduled trips to
regular points. From Manila, there are at least 10 shipping lines
that offer comfortable amenities. Voyages from Manila to the Visayas
often take about 18 to 20 hours, depending on the destinations.
Ferry services and fast crafts are available to get from island
For easier arrangements for transportation, it is best to consult