Commuting to the University will vary upon the location you are currently in. Manila has several modes of transportation available round the clock that can take you to DLSU wherever you may be. Hereunder are the types of vehicles listed according to convenience and safety:
Air-conditioned cabs are readily available just about anywhere around Manila. Students may also wish to call cab hotlines if they would like to be picked up from a location.
The Light Rail Transit is the fastest means of transportation because it avoids the congestion of ground-level traffic. As of School Year 2003-2004, there are two LRT Lines operating in Metro Manila. LRT1 is along Taft Avenue (Monumento Station to Baclaran Station) where DLSU-Manila is situated. The LRT2 route is from Marikina City to Manila passing E. Rodriguez Avenue. A passenger must purchase a magnetic card at any of the LRT stations to get a ride.
The Metro Rail Transit is the train that passes through EDSA, the main thoroughfare of Metro Manila. The train line is from Taft Avenue to Monumento.
These are colorful and unique, Filipino-built vehicles which can carry about 20 passengers. It is the cheapest form of transportation in the country. Jeepneys have no specific unloading stations, thus, a passenger can merely signal or tell the driver when he / she has to alight the vehicle by saying "para" aloud. One can take a jeepney if his / her destination is near or along the jeepney's route. It is advisable that you go with a Filipino friend on your first few rides.
Air-conditioned and "regular" buses cover all the major routes in Metro Manila. Like jeepneys, most often they do not have specific unloading areas except along EDSA. Thus, a passenger must either press the stop button of the bus or get the attention of the bus conductor by saying "para" aloud if he or she would like to get off at a particular spot.
These are improvised motorcycle vehicles with a side-cart good for two to four passengers. Tricycles are available in specific points in Metro Manila. Their routes are only limited to a specific town or area.
Fares of these public transports change from time to time relative to oil prices. Before riding any of these conveyances, it is good to ask a Filipino friend of the prevailing fares.
In the Philippines, students with school ID have special fare discounts. These discounts vary depending on the distance traveled.