Philippines Transportation

Date: 2016-08-02 10:51:09


Road conditions in Philippines are categorized as fare to extremely poor. Only 15% roads are national, among these, less than 80% are paved road. Driving in Philippines for foreigners could be very dangerous because roads are often crowded and low quality, drivers are disciplined.



Water transport plays an important role due to the archipelagic nature of the country. There are 1,300 public and private ports. Compared to its amount, the service level of water transportation has not been sufficient due to the lack of sustainable financing. Interisland shipping continues to suffer from a poor reputation for safety, with an average of 160 maritime accidents annually. The causes of maritime accidents include human error; natural causes, such as typhoons, bad weather, and rough seas; lack of vessel traffic management; lack of navigational aids; and poor ship maintenance.


Urban Transportation

Manila is the only metropolitan area in the Philippines.  Other major urban areas include Davao, Cebu, and Iloilo. Transport systems in these cities are almost entirely road based, with the exception of Metro Manila. jeepneys (crowded and heavily decorated jeep),taxis, trishaw, and pedicabs that are major urban transportations.



Railway system in Philippines works time by time because of the damages from hurricanes. Travelling Philippines by train is rather an idea than a real travel plan.



There are 215 airports in the Philippines. Airlines include Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, Cebu Pacific, Philippines. There is no big difference among them, only with Cebu Pacific has more frequent domestic flights.