Friday, April 24, 2015

The new Multi-Level Parking of NAIA Airport Terminal 3

Good news for those who intend to fly and leave their car at NAIA Terminal 3, the multi-level covered parking has been opened since late last year. There is no need to leave your car at their open parking area where it is exposed to harsh elements and unscrupulous individuals.

parking ticket
We tried their new multi-level parking recently. Together with the wife and daughter we flew to Bangkok for business on 16th and returned back on 20th of April.

The parking rate is as follows:

50 pesos for less than a day
300 pesos for overnight parking (more than 24 hours)
500 pesos for lost parking ticket

We entered the parking area at 4 am on 16th and left the place at around 2:30 pm on 20th of April. Strictly speaking we availed their parking services for more than 4 days, if you will count it by hours. Nevertheless, we were billed 1,200 pesos only; they counted 4 calendar days.

Upon our return from Bangkok, I inspected thoroughly our car and fortunately everything was in order. No punctured or flat tire and no new scratches. In short, nothing was amiss.

A very important thing to remember for first time users of this parking facility, the entrance/exit of this multi-level parking is at the ground level or arrival level. I drove through the departure ramp expecting that I could access the multi-level parking building from there. The lady guard on-duty stopped me from entering the parking area and informed me that access on this level was limited for airport's personnel or employees only. She said that I need to go down and make a u-turn near Remington Hotel and go back to the round-about again and drive through the arrival level. It was fortunate that we have ample time to spare though I can sense that the wife was ready to go into beast mode, LOL.

We left the departure ramp and followed the instruction of the lady guard. At the farthest end of the arrival road was the entrance to the multi-level parking. I received the parking ticket and searched for a vacant space near the entrance so that guards would always be near our car. Let me emphasize that I didn't inform anybody about my intention to leave our car for several days. I simply parked it and went directly to the access door of the airport arrival lobby. To add, if the ground level parking is full you can proceed to the higher level parking area.

We entered the airport access door at the corner of arrival hall; we took the elevator at the left side. Once inside the elevator we pressed LD (departure level). Upon leaving the elevator at departure level you need to put all your bags inside the x-ray machine for inspection before you will be allowed to enter the departure hall.

Going back to the multi-level parking from arrival hall is pretty simple as well, just proceed to the the right side corner; don't go out of airport building. You'll see at the farthest end the access door to the multi-level parking. However, if you left your car at higher level then you need to take the elevator to go to higher level.

The whole process is relatively easy if you are familiar with SM Malls covered parking. I can also say that the place is secured since only passengers and airport staffs have access to this multi-level parking unlike the open air parking where individuals lurk for many reasons.

your official receipts upon surrendering your parking ticket

I have checked the parking tickets and noticed that the security staff would report to the proper authority for proper action in case a vehicle has been left for more than 24 hours without prior arrangement with the management. Thus, it is up to you whether you want to inform the security staff about your intention in leaving your vehicle for more than 24 hours. In our case, we simply left our car and retrieved it after four days.

This facility is very much needed due to growing passenger traffic at Terminal 3 since five major international airlines have transferred their operation here from Terminal 1. In addition, it was always very difficult to find a vacant space at their open air parking area specially during peak hours.

See my review: Park 'N Fly

 Update as of 9 June 2015

Once more, we left our family car in the evening of 5th of June and retrieved it upon our arrival on 9th of June at around 7 am; nothing amiss. Again, we didn't mention to the security staff that we would leave our car for a few days.

We were billed 1,200 pesos though we haven't completed 96 hours or four days. This time we left our car at the second floor since the ground floor was full when we arrived. On our return, we found a handful of cars parked at the second floor.



61 comments:

  1. thanks for sharing your experience at the T3 covered parking.

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  2. Thanks for sharing and the update. How much is the open space parking fee, though?

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    1. I checked MIAA's website and they have a text line at 0917 839 6242. I was told that open space parking is the same fee.

      Thanks again!

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  3. Hi! we're about to go to Visayas region by month of December and planning to do the same thing, but I'm not sure if it is possible since we're heading to a Domestic flight only. pls. give your insights..tia!

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    1. You can leave your car. My brother in law left their car when they visited Cebu.

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    2. Hi. Did your brother tell the management he'll left the car for more than a day in the multi-level parking at NAIA 3. I'm not sure if we should tell them.

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    3. Nobody knows from the management whether the owner of the vehicle left for domestic or international flight. My bro in law didn't bother to inform the management nor do I.

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  4. Thanks for providing valuable parking information in Terminal 3. I'll try it on my next trip.

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  5. if you are parking for more than 2 days, you can declare a lost ticket and just tell the guard you only parked overnight. it will come out cheaper. hehe

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    1. This is a Filipino mentality that should not be tolerated. This is tantamount to cheating and pagiging magulang.

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  6. I was finally able to use this facility a couple of weeks ago. I left my car for 3 days and 2 nights and paid only P600 (300 a night). Great facility and highly recommended! Thanks again for this info.

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  7. Thanks for the info, bro. I will try it and hope to update you guys on the same good experience when I return from SG.

    Liked your other posts too. Very informative.

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    1. Left my car for 3nights and paid PhP300.

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    2. Hi Bobby, I am wondering why you only paid P300 for 3 nights? Do they still have the same rates for the open space parking in case you noticed?

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    3. It should be PhP300/nite (must be too tired to continue typing).... so PhP900 for 3 nights. That is for the multi-level parking.

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  8. This is very useful information. It comes out cheaper than Park 'n Fly (which I always use). Thank you very much for this.

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  9. How many levels are there in all? Multi means 3 or more. If there are two levels only would Bi-Level be more accurate? No harm intended but I just want to know the availability and greater chances of finding a vacant space.

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    1. I have mentioned multi-level because obviously it is more than 2 floors. To make sure that you will have greater chance of having a parking space then coordinate with terminal 3 management. Less flights for that day means less cars availing the multi-level parking.

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    2. I just called them and indeed, 3 levels are allotted for travelers.

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  10. I believe 3-4 levels of parking are available

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  11. is it safe? are they liable for damage and obvious theft or scratches or hit by a car? should we leave our number for emergency?

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  12. Basing on our experience, the place is safe. However, like any pay parking area, they won't be liable for any loss or damage to your car.

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  13. Thanks for this article. Appreciate it a lot.
    Any update for the rates this May 2016 please?

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  14. Very useful and throrough info, bud--THANK YOU!!! I've never had to leave my cars overnight at NAIA before this trip. The NAIA site is outdated and still directs passengers to long-term park at domestic. I'm glad I searched and found your blog!

    Cheers, from a fellow adventurer.

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  15. Marlonito R. GonzalesMonday, 04 July, 2016

    It is SOP to be at the airport a couple of hours before your flight schedule, will this multi-level parking at terminal 3 be always accessible (at any time) especially when our intention is to leave the car for several days? I read the update and stories about it but I'm only making sure we will not miss our flight due to unavailability of parking space.

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  16. Hi! How about motorcycle? Is it ok to park in a copule of days?

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    1. Sorry. I didn't see any 2 wheelers inside the multi-level parking.

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  17. Just parked mine last week September 5-9 2016. Still 300 per night and cost me 1200 overall and the car is all good and in order.

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  18. Very Informative. I will definitely park there.

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  19. i still need to take the arrival road to the entrance of the carpark?

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    1. Yes. Just follow the signs along the arrival road.

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  20. Hi. How far is the parking facility from the airport itself? Thanks

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    1. The parking facility is attached to the airport building. Once parked you just need to search for the access door going to arrival/departure door.

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  21. Hi guys! I just experienced an overnight stay in the MLP. Got there at 3am 22 October 2016 and leave at 2pm the following day. I paid only an amount of P 300.00.

    I asked the teller for the rate if I will park my vehicle for 10 days and the teller answered me with a rate of 20/hour after an overnight stay. I got confused. Can someone please enlighten me. Or how will I do about it if I will park for 10 days. Tnx for the response guys.

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    1. In my post, I simply left my car and retrieve it back after a few days. Paid 300 pesos per day.

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  22. Teller might have heard you asking 10 hours, rather than 10 days

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  23. Hi. Can a motorcycle park?

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  24. Sir welscua, thanks so much for your post, very informative and useful. Was initially considering park and fly til I read your post. God bless you and your loved ones.

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  25. Your post is useful and very informative. Does the covered parking fully loaded with vehicle during Saturday. Can I ask your opinion what is the best time to park there if we are flying at 7:30 pm.

    Thanks

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  26. Thanks to this post. Was considering to try park & fly, reading this changed my mind. ��

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  27. Hi, were you able to park immediately? How long is the waiting time?

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    1. Yes. So far no waiting time. Just look for vacant spot.

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  28. May I know if you have any suggestion for safe overnight parking at terminal 4? Or if I will park at terminal 3, will they have a shuttle going to t4? Thank you for your help.😊

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  29. No idea about terminal 4 parking but I read before that there is a shuttle bus for all NAIA terminals.

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  30. We will be departing from Terminal 1 and will be gone for 5 days. Which would you suggest? Park 'N Fly or NAIA Multilevel Parking?

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  31. Just sharing....We tried to park at T3... but it was already fullparked... the guard stopped us and didn't let us enter the MLP. It was a Friday around 7am... peak hour and weekend I guess! Good thing we have ample time. End up parking at park n fly...

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    1. As expected during holy week, all exit points leaving Manila would be full. In our case, our car crawled the entire NLEX last Holy Thursday.

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  33. I was recently here. It was my first time also but it didn't went smoothly. After lots of reading, nothing still beats first-hand experience.

    For those first timers, the first and second lanes at the entrance are parking entrances. Since we are for the departure area, we drove through the second lane. Then immediately turn left and don't drive up the departure area ramp. There will be a fork and you will see a green signboard at your right with the MLP arrow pointing towards left, don't follow that direction. Just stay on the right and drive straight through the arrival road. I followed that and ended up at the exit road and had to make a u-turn and drive all the waaaay back to the entrance gates.(you don't wanna do this). Just stay right. Then, at the end of the arrival road, stay right since the entrance to the MLP will be to the rightmost lane. You will not be able to see it immediately since they're renovating something during that time and other vehicles might obstruct the path.

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  34. Confirmed! Really helpful during my domestic flight. Though make sure you book an airline that is assigned in Terminal 3 for both manila departure and arrival. With my case, I was booked to bacolod via PAL, unfortunately they are assigned in Terminal 2, which I have to use uber just to drop me to Terminal 3. Good thing that my friend book me via Cebu Pacific flight back to Manila which is assigned in Terminal 3. Again, make sure you book using airline assigned in Terminal 3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninoy_Aquino_International_Airport

    Paid 900 for 3 days parking.

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    1. Hi, why did you pay 900 for 3 days? I read the above comments and they said for 3 days and 2 nights, they only paid 600. I'm about to go on a 3D2N trip so your comment got me confused.

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  35. Parked my car from July 3 to 8, 2017 and paid 1,500 pesos upon leaving. Nothing amiss as usual.

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  36. Thank you very much for this info. Is it safe to say that the parking facility always isnt packed, especially on a weekdays? Thanks!

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