Transport in the Philippines

Find out about the options for traveling to the Philippines and for getting around once you’re there…

The transport infrastructure in the Philippines is under-developed and varied due to its geography. Its mountainous areas and archipelago nature, not to mention frequent devastating weather conditions, make development both difficult and expensive.

Most methods of transport are regulated by the DOTC (Department of Transportation and Communication), the LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board), and the LTO (Land Transportation Office). These are the branches of the Government that ensure the legality and safety of vehicles and travellers.

Whether driving a car, riding a bike or using public transport, you’ll need to get around the towns and the islands of the Philippines. Here’s the information you need regarding the legalities and practicalities of doing just that.