In addition to the airport bus system that transports passengers to Roxas Boulevard and Makati, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has also allowed arriving passengers to make use of rid-hailing app GrabCar at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Airport passengers may start booking rides via GrabCar on March 14 as the new alternative to the traditional taxi services and the 24/7 premium bus recently launched on February 18.

Dave de Castro, MIAA spokesperson that only GrabCar’s implementation will be experimental. Non-app users may also avail of the service by making reservations at booths located at designated areas at airport terminals.

Uber, a GrabCar’s rival will also get the go-signal to operate at NAIA once it completes its accreditation requirements. De Castro said only GrabCar and not GrabTaxi will be allowed to operate since the service is still in its experimental phase.

At NAIA, designated GrabCar pickup locations are at the following areas:

Terminal 1 – main arrival curbside
Terminal 2 – inner arrival curbside between bays 7 and 8
Terminal 3 – secondary arrival curbside between bays 5 and 6
Terminal 4 – curbside

A two-minute allowance will be given to GrabCar drivers, who will be asked to leave if passenger does not show up.

The same base fare of P30 plus an additional P12 in the succeeding kilometer shall be imposed on GrabCar passengers.


To get started with GrabCar, download the app available in iOS and Google Play.