Citylink Eastwood: New Routes and Schedule

April 7, 2017

Citylink Eastwood: New Routes and Schedule

My tip: 
Call Eastwood Mall concierge to confirm the Citylink schedule before you ride it.

  • Tel: (+632) 709-9888/(+632) 709-0888
  • Mobile:(+63) 917-8380101
  • Mall Hours :
    • Sunday: 10:00AM to 10:00PM
    • Monday to Thursday: 11:00AM to 10:00PM
    • Friday to Saturday: 11:00AM to 11:00PM

Beep cards can now be used at Citylink

New!!! Updated information on schedule and rates as of October 2013.

Citylink Business Class is a shuttle service that starts at Eastwood City and ends at Newport City. You can use this option to go to NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) Terminal 3 since this bus passes by the NAIA Terminal 3 on the way back to Eastwood City. 

My tip:
1. You must ride this bus only at any of the three loading areas: Eastwood City, McKinley Hill or Newport City.
Why? Because the bus sometimes skips the other areas in their route  if there are no passengers getting off  along the route shown below. The only sure way to ride this bus is to go to the loading area.
 2. You must inform the bus driver that you're getting off NAIA Terminal 3 because after Newport City, they can go straight to Eastwood City using another route if the driver doesn't know that there are passengers going to NAIA Terminal 3.
3.  If you want to ride this bus after you arrive at NAIA Terminal 3 and go to Eastwood City, DON'T WAIT AT THE NAIA TERMINAL 3 BUS STOP OF CITYLINK. You're not certain a bus will pass by. Go instead to the Newport City loading area.
How to go to Newport City from Terminal 3? Take the NAIA Loop shuttle and get off the next stop, which is Resorts World Manila. (Fare is 20 pesos). Then go to Citylink loading area at Newport City. (Route of the NAIA Loop shuttle: MRT Taft Station Terminal-NAIA Terminal 3 - Resort World Manila - Marriot hotel - MRT Taft Station Terminal)

Fare: 39 pesos from Eastwood City to NAIA Terminal 3, and vice versa.

Schedule: The new schedule as of September 2013 is shown in the photo below. Their current Saturday schedule used to be the daily schedule. They expanded their service for a non-stop schedule of 5:30 AM to 10:00 PM,  Monday to Friday. Saturday trips are from 6:00 AM - 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM only. There are no trips Sundays and Holidays.

Route: Eastwood City - Green Meadows - Wilcon Depot - Valle Verde - IPI - Julia Vargas - Lanuza - Green Valley - Kalayaan - 19th Avenue - Market Market - Mini Park - McKinley Hill - Palar - BCDA - Phase 1 and 2 - Housing - Centennial - Service Road - TESDA - Gate 3 - Nichols - Gate 1 - Gate 4 - Newport City then back to Eastwood.

The sign on the bus when you ride at Eastwood City says that it's headed for Newport City. So I asked the bus driver if they stop at Terminal 3, and he says that even though the sign says it's headed for Newport City, they unload passengers at Terminal 3 because that's where they pass going back to Eastwood City. I also called the NAIA Terminal 3 customer service and they verified that the Citylink bus unloads passengers at NAIA Terminal 3.

Loading Area: Eastwood City, McKinley Hill and Newport City. This means the bus stops around 5 minutes in these areas to load passengers. In between these areas, you flag down the bus or inform the driver that you are getting off along the route indicated in the sign.

as of September 2013 (when I wrote this update)

This is the old schedule in January 2012
when I first wrote this article

Travel time from Eastwood City to Terminal 3: 1 1/2 hours (from Eastwood City, the bus passes by Libis, C5,  Bonifacio Global City, McKinley Hill, Newport City then NAIA Terminal 3)

Where bus stops within Eastwood City:
The Citylink Bus stops at the back of Eastwood City Mall, across the Mango Store.
This picture was taken while in the front entrance of Techno Plaza One buidling.
The building on the left is the Eastwood City Mall
Passenger waiting area at Eastwood City
Passenger waiting area is across the Mango Store of Eastwood City Mall

Mango Store is at the back of Eastwood Mall, 
diagonally from Techno Plaza One where Fitness First is located

Location of Eastwood City:

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Strange and Quiet said...

Thank you so much for this information, it's really helpful! By the way, would you know if the Citylink bus goes inside McKinley Hill? Thanks and more power to your blog! :)

Meanne said...

Hi. Thanks for the compliment and words of encouragement. To answer your question: Yes, it passes by McKinley Hill.

Anonymous said...

hi meanne, how about vice versa? McKinley Hill, to eastwood?

Anonymous said...

What time is the first trip from eastwood on saturdays? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Just called up Citylink, Mckinley Hills to Eastwood 1st trip is 4PM from garage directly to Eastwood, 2nd trip at 6PM but will go to Terminal 3 before going to Eastwood.

Meanne said...

Hi. Thanks for the info. May I ask the phone no. of Citylink so readers can call and inquire on their most recent schedules?

Mari said...

Thank you for this valuable information.

Anonymous said...

Where exactly in Bonifacio Global City does the bus stop? Im from eastwood and im now working in jp morgan chase taguig.

I.Jo said...

Where exactly in Bonifacio Global City does the bus stop? Im from eastwood and im now working in jp morgan chase taguig

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Unknown said...

How many bus stops are there inside McKinley Hill? Where's the nearest stop if I'm going to Emperador Stadium? Thanks!

Unknown said...

How about mckinlley to Eastwood? What time?

Unknown said...

We use them all the time for rides from Santa Cruz to the San Jose airport. They are always on time, super friendly and helpful, safe driving, and reasonable prices. Very reliable and great service. Airport Transfers Bournemouth

Unknown said...

I'm so glad that I have found your site. It's very informative and helpful at the same time, esp. for a family who travels a lot.

I have bookmarked 'ur site and will read all of it very soon :-)

Many thanks for the Citilink information, eventhough I kept seeing the bus for a very long time, never tried it even once. Since my Mom is picking up my son in the dorm every Friday and she has to commute all the way fr Eastwood to Airlink at least now it will be more convenient for her rather than travelling thru mrt and jeepneys.

Many thanks again for this valuable info and keep on blogging!

Unknown said...

It used to be reliable but now it's not especially if you'll be waiting on designated loading points not from the terminal. Frequency and time of arrival has been changed without any notice to the riding public. (I dont know if there's one in eastwood terminal. But how about those who are riding in between terminals?) There was this one incident that we waited in newport for almost 2 hours thinking that last trip is at 9pm.2 busses did came but didn't load passengers and this was around 8-8:45pm. We are more than 20 passengers waiting and some already left and cant stand for long hours to wait for a bus. Schedule and frequency of arrival is becoming unpredictable. Management should take note of this as this may also affect their business.

Vanity said...

Is the citilink bus go inside mckinley hill from eastwood or only in c5 mckinley?

Anonymous said...

Citylink bus sucks!!!! from 9pm til 10:30 no bus!!!! Bwisetttt

Anonymous said...

Dapat magkaron kayo ng kakumpitenxa... mga nde pa kayo tamaan ng kidlat!

clairestofthemall said...

is this updated?

Anonymous said...

how about eastwood-ayala ayala-eastwood?

Sonny said...

I am a regular passenger of ctlink eastwood .Need someone to organize the passengers during loading time.everyone wants to get in first. Pregnant women,pwd,are the most affected.seats intended for pregnant women,pwds must remain vacant regardless of the volume of able passengers waiting for the bus.thnx.