###Car Hire at Ninoy Aquino International Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015.
Metro Manila, usually underrated and dismissed as a travel destination, might be a pleasant surprise when you check it out. This metropolis has a bevy of historic attractions, as well as a colourful and entertaining nightlife, and a savoury selection of dishes. Getting here is possible through Ninoy Aquino International Airport, where you can rent a car for your ground transport to different parts of the area.
###Where to hire a car at Ninoy Aquino Airport When renting a car from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, you will need to get to the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 3. Several companies can be found by the Help Desk, allowing you to shop around with the following: Alamo Transportation Leasing Services, Corp., ASSI Transport Services, Inc., AVIS/G & S Transport Corp., Budget Car and Trucks Rental, DJL Guam P.I Inc., Diamond Rent a Car IGB, Inc., Diamond Fleet Mgt System, El Sol Tours, Inc., Europcar/MSIC Transportation, Inc., Exclusive Cars International Holdings Inc./Hertz International – Licensee, JS Travel & Tours, National Car Rental, Inc., Nissan Rent A Car, Nasugbu Airport Transport, Orix Auto Leasing Phil., Corp., Pacific Blue Transport, and Ryt Tzuiz Corporation.
The car rental companies here will typically ask you to present a valid driver's licence and a photocopy. If your passport is not written in English, you should secure an English translation from the embassy of the country that issued your licence. Prepare this before your flight to minimise possible delays.
###What to expect when hiring a car from Ninoy Aquino International Airport The traffic is usually heavy around the airport, especially between 7AM to 10PM and 5PM to 9PM, as Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the Philippines’ primary port of entry. It handles millions of passengers in all its four terminals, making it one of the busiest airports in Asia. The roads surrounding the airport are Ninoy Aquino Avenue, Aurora Avenue, Quirino Avenue (which connects to Taft Avenue), Roxas Boulevard, Manila-Cavite Expressway, Carlos P. Garcia Avenue Extension, Metro Manila Skyway, South Luzon Expressway, and Pan-Philippine Highway.
The cities around the area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport are: Parañaque, Las Piñas, Taguig, Makati, Manila, and Mandaluyong. A number of gasoline stations can be found in the area, such as the Caltex Kabihasnan on Ninoy Aquino Avenue. Three more Caltex branches are also located nearby such as on the corner of Quirino Avenue and T. Claudio, another one on the corner of Merville Access Road and W Service Road, and a branch by Veterans Road.
###Driving around Ninoy Aquino International Airport Within reach from a number of cities, Ninoy Aquino International Airport offers a variety of places to visit. Either Makati or Taguig presents the most convenient choices, with Makati offering a number of moderately high rates but reasonably comfortable accommodations. To get here, you can get on Metro Manila Skyway from Terminal 3 Arrivals Area and then take the Pan-Philippine Highway/R-3 and EDSA to AH26 and C-4 to Ayala Avenue in Makati. Turn left onto Ayala Avenue, from where you can find a number of hotels.
Parking can be arranged in Makati through Gabriela Silang Car Park, Park Terraces, Dela Rosa Car Park 1, Dela Rosa Car Park 2, Metro Parking, and many others. You can also consider parking at the malls, especially if you are staying there for two or three hours.
###Getting to your destination There are various destinations you can get to from the airport. Some of them are:
Situated along the north-western shore of Laguna de Bay at the upper mouth of the Pasig River, Taguig features a number of attractions such as the Dambanang Kawayan in the St John the Baptist Church and Plaza Bonifacio, which honours the father of Katipunan.
To reach Taguig, continue onto Terminal 3 Arrivals Area and keep right to Sales Road. Follow Lawton Avenue and then turn right onto Bayani Road and then Cuasay. The trip can last 30 minutes or more, depending on the traffic. Parking can then be arranged at the malls or the Two Parkade and other parking establishments in the area.
Bordered to the north by Pasay, Taguig, Muntinlupa, and Las Piñas, the city of Parañaque offers a number of sights to check out such as the St Andrew's Church, which was held by the Augustinian missionaries, as well as Casino Filipino, one of the country's premier gambling houses, and Dampa, markets selling fresh seafood.
Parañaque is within reach through the Metro Manila Skyway from the Terminal 3 Arrivals Area. You can then take this road through to St Simon in Parañaque. The area can be ventured to in around 25 to 35 minutes or longer, depending on the traffic. Parking can be done through the malls, hotels, or any private establishment where there are available spaces.
This once tiny village retains a bit of the village atmosphere and several buildings restored using traditional methods. You will find here the bamboo organ in the attractive Saint Joseph Parish Church and even experience here the Bamboo Organ Festival, if you happen to visit in the second week of February.
From the Departures and NAIA Road, take the Imelda Avenue and Dr. A. Santos Avenue. You can then transfer to the CAA Road to Alabang-Zapote Road and AH26 in Las Piñas. You can get here within 30 minutes or so, if there is light traffic. Your car can also be parked at the nearest mall, near your accommodations, or some dedicated car park in the area.