The train from Nichols (https://goo.gl/maps/ncob95zjFuDALeNj7) goes directly to my destination (http://www.pnr.gov.ph/fares-tickets-nichols-station). I arrive at NAIA T3.

How do I go the 2 km from NAIA T3 to Nichols?

Walking is not an option due to luggage.

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    Wait until Line 9 is built and then you can take that. But that will probably be around 2025. Strangely, Google says the best option is walking. Dec 15, 2019 at 23:21

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There is no train yet. I would use Grab. You can pre-install the app on your phone and just buy a local SIM card at the airport just outside the arrival gate but still inside the building.

If waiting is not a problem for you, there was a Grab booth in Terminal 3 last May 2019 when I last visited. (Grab Booths).

When I was there the line was very long, and I didn't want to wait so I walked across to the other side and booked my ride from there. There is an elevator that you can use to access a footbridge to the other side, and then book your Grab ride from outside McDonald's.

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    What is grab? Something like Uber? Are there taxis?
    – Willeke
    Dec 16, 2019 at 9:04
  • @Willeke Southeast Asia's biggest rideshare app, they actually bought up Uber's local operation. grab.com Dec 16, 2019 at 9:37
  • The footbridge was new to me. Thanks.
    – Ole Tange
    Dec 16, 2019 at 11:53

I took the foot bridge, flagged down a taxi. Price to Nichols was the same as Grab.

The train ride was free because they were testing a new train set (nice), but it was not on time - even by Filipino standard: 100 minutes delayed. It may have been due to flooding, but I will be reluctant to use the train when going to NAIA.

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