Wednesday Jun 28
Facebook Twitter RSS Feed 
Support guidetocebu.com hosting and maintenance by clicking the button below. Even the smallest donations are appreciated:)

info about cebuResorts in cebuhotels in cebuNightlife in CebuTransport in Cebu

Thursday, 15 July 2010 13:23

Transport System

Written by  Chris
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Transport System


Jeepney-   The infamous jeepney of the Philippines, truly a one of a kind transport system. These are actually jeeps used by the Americans in the 1950's that are modified with an extended passenger accommodation. Well obviously now things has changed and though you won't find those 1950's jeepney, equivalents or similar ones are still there. A ride in a jeepney would cost you at the LEAST 8 pesos( thats around a sixth of a dollar)  and it increases after a couple of kilometers. Jeepneys literally stop anywhere, so whether you are at the center of the road or at the side, they will stop for you if you call them ( the sad thing about the Philippines transport system, i really hope this changes). When riding a jeepney you tell the driver where you will get off, but make sure that its part of the route of the jeepney, or else you will get no where. When arriving at your desired destination, you can have the jeepney stop by telling the driver "para" and tapping the side exterior of the jeepney. 
jeepney
* the person at the back is what they call the "konductor" or conductor. This person is actually  a friend or a relative of the driver helping him out in collecting payments for the ride. 

Taxis-  Flag down rate is at 30 pesos for the first 3 kilometers and you pay 2.5 pesos for every 200 meters thereafter. Don't pay taxi drivers "flat rates" which are rates that don't involve the taxi meter.  Taxi drivers wants you to pay flat rates since its usually double the price of what they get if they just put up the taxi meter. Around the city, and riding a taxi would cost you at the MAX a 100 pesos. Cebu city to Mactan would cost you around 150-200 pesos. 

Tricycle- is a three-wheeled vehicle thats popular in South East Asian countries, with Philippines being no exception to it. Where Jeepneys can't go, tricycles dominate the roads. Its kind of annoying sometimes though when you see hundreds of them just swerving there way in traffic and most of these drivers if not all of them don't probably have any idea on road rules and etiquette.  Depending on the place and the distance, a ride could cost you as low as 10 pesos to as much as 50 pesos. Though not found on major thoroughfares, they're quite common on the small roads and provincial areas of the island. 


Last modified on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 17:03
blog comments powered by Disqus
    
Help me, Help you! Subscribe:)

Newsflash

Prev Next

Krispy Kreme in Cebu this October

Krispy Kreme in Cebu this October

Great news everyone, just found out that Kripy Kreme will now finally open on October 22, 2011. This will be the first Kripy Kreme Branch outside Mani...

Comments (0) 18 Sep 2011 Hits:9853 Newsflash

Read more

Forever 21 Will Open November 2011 in Cebu

Forever 21 Will Open November 2011 in Cebu

8/17/2011 I noticed that Forever 21 will not only occpuy the huge block on the second floor (refer to previous article for reference) but also o...

Comments (0) 18 Aug 2011 Hits:10045 Newsflash

Read more

Video of Trans Asia M/V Asia Malaysia Sinking

Video of Trans Asia M/V Asia Malaysia Sinking

I am amazed how the world has gotten so small with information literally right at our fingertips. I think by now most people would have heard&nbs...

Comments (0) 31 Jul 2011 Hits:13392 Newsflash

Read more

Forever 21 Coming to Cebu

Forever 21 Coming to Cebu

Shopaholics and Fashionistas in Cebu will be delighted to hear that Forever 21, the trendy fashion store from the US is coming here to Cebu!

Comments (0) 14 Jul 2011 Hits:18301 Newsflash

Read more

Welcome to the Awesomely New and Sexy Guide To Cebu

Welcome to the Awesomely New and Sexy Guide To Cebu

Hello Faithful Readers around the World, (or lack thereof) Welcome to the Awesomely New and Sexy Guide To Cebu! After one year in the Internet World,...

Comments (0) 07 Jul 2011 Hits:7571 Newsflash

Read more

The Amazing Show Cebu: Transgender Show

The Amazing Show Cebu: Transgender Show

Yes the girls you see in that photo above are probably gay. So just last night i was talking to my korean friend, and she was telling me how she went ...

Comments (0) 18 Jun 2011 Hits:18109 Newsflash

Read more

Advertising

For Advertising needs or you just want your products/places to be heard, don't hesitate to contact me through my mail at guidetocebu@yahoo.com

More Cebu

Prev Next

Learn English

Learn English

Learn English

Be the first to comment! 31 Jul 2010 Hits:6509 Language

Read more

Cebu Facts

Cebu Facts

15 Quick Facts about Cebu Here is to get you started loving ♥ Cebu.... Cebu Province consist of Cebu island and 167 other islands Total Populatio...

Comments (3) 14 Jul 2010 Hits:25420 Information

Read more

Top Photos Around Cebu July 2011

Top Photos Around Cebu July 2011

Every now and then i will post pictures around Cebu. Basically a lazy excuse not to write. This new feature i'm adding to Guidetocebu.com will try&nbs...

Be the first to comment! 18 Jul 2011 Hits:8257 Around Cebu

Read more

Resorts Mactan

Resorts Mactan

Resorts in Mactan What started it all for Cebu, the resorts in Mactan are the most popular with the likes of Shangri-la, Hilton, Imperial Palace, and...

Be the first to comment! 14 Jul 2010 Hits:16269 Resorts

Read more

KTV Karaoke Night Clubs

KTV Karaoke Night Clubs

KTV Karaoke and Night Clubs *you know what i mean Overview on the Different KTV (the ones not for minors) ( "Night Club" "Strip Club" "Bikini Bar" )...

Be the first to comment! 25 Feb 2011 Hits:35853 Massage

Read more

Speaking Cebuano 5 (Numbers)

Speaking Cebuano 5 (Numbers)

Speaking Cebuano 5 (Numbers) Being colonized by the Spanish, Japanese, Americans, Chinese, and Malays for probably the entire existence of Cebu, its ...

Be the first to comment! 10 Oct 2010 Hits:5842 Speaking Cebuano

Read more

Language

Language

Cebuano  The Official Language for the Philippines is Pilipino or Filipino. Majority of the words though comes from the Tagalog dialect, which i...

Be the first to comment! 14 Jul 2010 Hits:16649 Information

Read more

Queensland Hernan Cortes Banilad

Queensland Hernan Cortes Banilad

Hidden in the alleys of hernan cortes, Queensland Banilad offers couples a new alternative to the whole motel experience with  

Be the first to comment! 31 May 2011 Hits:28579 Queensland Motels

Read more

Safety

Safety

General Safety Cebu is a relatively safe place to be in, killings are quite rare-probably because of the mandatory death penalty associated with it. ...

Be the first to comment! 14 Jul 2010 Hits:17136 Information

Read more

Food Part 2

Lechon   Budbud   Sikwate   Bulad    

Be the first to comment! 17 Jul 2010 Hits:5649 Information

Read more

Spas

Spas

Spas Cebu's Spa and Massage industry have seen a rapid rise. Aside from having masseuses or masahistas(Cebuano) that are known to be world-class good...

Be the first to comment! 03 Aug 2010 Hits:16222 Massage

Read more