Directions & Map Location : Tagaytay City
How to get there : Tagaytay is easily reached from Metro Manila via the Coastal Road or the South Superhighway. BLTB buses from Pasay, Metro Manila having a destination signboard of Nasugbu or Balayan ply the route passing Tagaytay City. If traveling by automobile take the South Superhighway (SSH.) The SSH offers the least traffic out of Metro Manila. From Manila take the Santa Rosa exit and turn right after paying the toll. Drive straight on until you get to the Tagaytay City market place, the entrance of Tagaytay City, just about 20 minutes from the Santa Rosa exit.
Alternatively you can take the coastal road through Imus, Dasmarinas and Silang Cavite. Though this route takes longer and has more traffic, there's lots of sights to see along the way.
Map courtesy of The Royal Taal Inn
For overseas visitors your best bet may be to hire a private car or an FX (a van like Taxi,) from "OUTSIDE" the International airport. Be advised that taxi's at the airport are controlled and will charge you way over the odds, even for local trips into the Metro Manila area. Therefore it is advisable to hire an FX or taxi OUTSIDE the airport for you're onward journey by land, including a trip to Tagaytay.
An FX comes with a driver for around US$35, one way, for the entire day, if you're a good haggler. They might ask you to pay for the petrol as well, no more than Php 1,000. So in essence you can have your FX take you to your Tagaytay hotel, check in, then have your driver take you to as many tourist spots you can handle.
Private air conditioned transportation to and return from Tagaytay is approximately Php 5,500. But this includes you're return trip back to Manila after you staying in Tagaytay for one or more nights!
Travel time : 1 to 1 1/2 hours' drive time from Manila, even less from the international airport.