Saturday, November 3, 2012

Inside NAIA Terminal 4

MANILA, Philippines  If you're flying to a local destination via Zest Air or Sea Air, chances are you'll depart from Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 4. 

Terminal 4 used to be the old Philippine domestic airport. It's a one-story building. It's also the oldest among all the terminals in NAIA. 

Terminal 4 used to be the old Philippine domestic airport.
(Photo from http://125.60.203.88/miaa/)
Map around NAIA. Terminal 4 is in red

Here's a look inside:  

Security check.

Check-in Hall.
There's a lighted "exhibit" showing the stuff you can and cannot bring on board.

By the way, terminal fee is Php 200. If I'm not mistaken, I think this is now part of the ticket cost.

There's an ATM inside just in case you run out of cash.

Food inside is a bit on the expensive side.
There are rice meals, sandwiches, chips, soup, and even Cinabbon!

Prayer room

I love how NAIA 4 has an infant feeding station and a kiddie travelers' lounge!

It's a station designed for charging your gadgets! 

Good thing there's Wi-Fi here to keep everyone sane from all the waiting.

Outside going to the plane.

No fancy terminal walkways leading to the plane.

Zest Air is one of the airlines that use Terminal 4

Tip:
To save money trying to hail an airport taxi going home from Terminal 4, try looking for a normal taxi on the street. No need to go far. You can wait for one right outside the gate's terminal. Just be careful!

For more pictures of NAIA Terminal 4, click here

38 comments:

  1. Thank you for the info!

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  2. great review bro! never saw these things as my last flight from T4 was March 2012. :)

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  3. Thx. I was really looking for this info. Very helpful.

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  4. Hello T,
    I'm glad that this was able to help :)
    Thanks!
    ...Henson

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  6. hi. do terminal 4 handles international flight? thanks!

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    1. Hi Dj,
      As far as I know, it only caters to domestic flights.
      Thanks!
      ...Henson

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    2. alam nio po ba pag galing po ng bataan paano po ang papuntang t4? tnx

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    3. Hi Rhona,

      I'm not very good with directions but if you're taking a bus, you may want to get off at the Taft bus station then hail a cab from there :)
      Hope this helps.

      ...Henson

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  7. hi, how much will it cost if i will ride a taxi from T4 to manila grand opera hotel? salamat

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    1. Hi Philip,

      Assuming you take a normal cab, I'm guessing that the fare will be more or less P250-P300. If you take the airport taxi, fare may be P600 or so.

      Hope this helps.. and I hope I'm correct.

      Thanks!

      ...Henson

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  8. did you try riding the shuttle service from naia 1/2? i read somewhere that there is.

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    1. Hi Lady!
      Nice! Haven't tried it yet.
      ...Henson

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  9. Dude! Thanks for blogging about terminal 4.I was kinda concerned on what to do while i wait.

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    1. Hey Robert!

      There isn't much to do while waiting for your flight. Good thing there's wi-fi. Hehe.

      ...Henson

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  10. thanks for the info ive been looking for this. :)

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    1. Hi Marianne!
      Glad this was able to help. :)
      ...Henson

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  11. hi, for taxi from T4 NAIA using coupon or meter? How about cost from T4 to Makati?
    thank you

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  12. hi, for taxi from T4 NAIA using coupon or meter? How about cost from T4 to Makati?
    thank you

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    1. Hi Arifien!

      So sorry for the late reply. Just saw this now. If I'm not mistaken, there are only metered taxis in NAIA T4: airport taxis (yellow) and normal taxis (white). For foreigners, it's always safer to take the airport taxis, even if it's more expensive. From T4 to Makati, it would cost around Php 180-200 for normal taxis.

      Hope this helps.

      ...Henson

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  13. Is there a place in t4 where we can leave baggages?

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  14. Is there a place in t4 where we can leave baggages?

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    1. Hi Ulpiano, Im not entirely sure. From the looks of it.. I don't think so (and it doesn't seem *that* safe to me). But maybe there is. I'll check next time! Thanks.
      ...Henson

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  15. Hi bro, is there a waiting area para sa mga taga sundo? tnx

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  16. hi bro, good review. i'm from indonesia and will be traveling to philippines soon. i have 5 hours layover in Terminal 4 for connecting flight. is there any lounge, cafe, bar or 7/11 near arrival area? thanks. mabuhay!

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  17. oh, the layover time is between 11.00pm -04.00 am. is there any lounges, cafe, bar, or restaurant that open 24 hours? thank you again :)

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  18. Hi Bro,

    Thanks for the info. This is a big help.

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  19. Is there a parking lot in T4 where I can leave my car for a number of days? Do you think it's safe?

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    1. There's always the Park & Fly to be extra safe :)

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  20. thank you very much for the info next wk will be my first time in terminal 4 and this blog gave me some kind of relief cuz idk how to get there hehe

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  21. Hi! We will be travelling to Kalibo, I just want to ask, aside from the Terminal Fee, what are the other fees we need to pay?

    By the way, I found your blog very informative.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi Lacuss,

      Sorry for the late reply. I think that's about it. Nowadays, these fees are part of the plane tickets. (I might be mistaken though)

      ...Henson

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  22. From T4 to Marikina, where we can get the safest taxi and how much is fare?

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    1. With all the headaches with taxis, I'd recommend going for Uber or as an alternative, Grab Taxi. :)

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