Tagaytay’s primary tourist attraction is the Taal Volcano which is known to be the smallest volcano in the world. Besides its cool weather, Tagaytay appeals to so many Manila urbanites that want to escape the scorching heat of the sun. Getting to Tagaytay gives them a chance to unwind, relax and just breathe in the pleasant weather.
There six different options to get to Tagaytay by land by use of a private car, van or even cabs.
- The most popular and easiest way to get to Tagaytay is by means of the SLEX Sta. Rosa Exit which is a straight drive all the way to the up to Tagaytay Econo Inn. Make a right turn when you reach the top to get to the Tagaytay City proper and Batangas while take a left turn to go to People’s Park in the Sky. Travel time will usually take 1.5 hours coming from Makati.
- An alternate route to get to Tagaytay is via SLEX Greenfield Exit that will pass by Pramana, Eton City and Paseo de Sta Rosa. This option is best to avoid traffic buildup on the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay National Highway during Saturday mornings making it the fastest route to the cool city during weekends.
- Take the SLEX Southwoods exit then head to Governor’s Drive in Carmona that will go straight to Dasmarinas. Make a left turn on Maguyam Road found just before the Shell Station to your left and go all the way up to Tagaytay.
- From Roxas Boulevard, to Baclaran, to Coastal Road, to Bacoor, to Imus, to Dasmarinas via the Aguinaldo Highway. This route is not recommended due to the heavy traffic from Robinsons and SM Dasmarinas. The end of the Aguinaldo Highway takes you straight to the Tagaytay Rotunda.
- The more adventurous route is going through Daang Hari that will pass by Molino, to Bacoor, to Imus, to Dasmarinas and then Silang. This route bypasses the traffic at the chokepoint at the Bacoor Rotunda but unfortunately does not leave out SM Dasmarinas and Robinsons.
- Another adventurous route starts from Sto. Tomas, Batangas via Star Toll to Lipa City, take the Sambat exit and follow the national road to Talisay. From there, go up Ligaya Drive and take the zigzag road to Tagaytay.
When taking public transportation to go to Tagaytay, travelers can either ride vans, FX or V-hires coming from start points all around Metro Manila. Ride public transportation vehicles that are bound for Batangas, Nasugbu, Lemery or Calatagan which all pass by Tagaytay. The good thing about taking public transportation is that it usually drops off passengers at the Tagaytay Rotunda which makes riding a jeepney a lot easier to get to your target place.
Bus companies that make daily trips to Tagaytay include JAM Transit, Crow Transit, BLTB, San Agustin, Saulog Bus Lines and Celyrosa Buses. Likewise, buses are usually bound for Balayan, Batangas, Lemery, Calatagan or Mendez-Tagaytay.
Getting to Tagaytay offers dozens of alternatives to choose from, which makes the cool city extremely accessible to anyone. No matter what travel option you use, Tagaytay travelers will surely be rewarded with beautiful scenery and a pleasant cool climate upon reaching the famed Tagaytay City.