Manila is definitely one of the most densely populated cities in the world — which is why moving around the city can be tough. Here are some tips that should help you better work your way in and out of the city.

Rent a car

You can choose a Sedan rental service in Manila such as RentCarManila.com if you want the comfort of a ride without the excessive fare of a taxi. There are several vehicle rental companies in the area, some of which include the service of a driver if you’re not familiar with the area. This is also the best option if you hope to go somewhere far, such as Baguio or Tagaytay.

Try trains

Train

The MRT system is perhaps the best way to navigate around Manila if you’re hoping to beat the traffic. Note though that a lot of people use the MRT — which means you have to be ready for a tight squeeze. There’s also the LRT and the PNR both of which serve a wider portion of the city including neighboring provinces.

Ride buses

If you’re hoping to move to and fro Manila during night time, buses would be the ideal solution. There’s a recent P2P system in the city that now loads and stops the passengers in strategic locations. Note, though, that you need a specialized card for this so make sure to inquire beforehand.

Book a taxi

Taxis have a fairly bad reputation in Manila due to the tendency of drivers to overcharge. If you can avoid using a taxi service, then do so. If this is the most convenient, however, make sure that the meter is turned on to keep things fair.

Of course, those are just some of the techniques you can use for navigating the nation’s capital. No matter what transport you use, it’s best to always have small bills with you and lots of cellular data for Google Maps.