sakay.ph

Commuting is hard. It doesn't have to be.

Get jeepney, bus, and train directions in Metro Manila.

Jeep! Bus! Train!

Go mobile with SMS

Get directions on your mobile phone.

This is an iPhone, but it works fabulously with normal phones too!

Send to 0999 802 5648:

ROUTE origin TO destination

Search statistics

COMING SOON — Commonly searched routes, time-of-day graphs, and route visualizations.


We’re still collecting data. Why don‘t you try using the service? ;)

Frequently Asked Questions

So what's all this, then?

Sakay.ph is a webapp that aims to help people use jeepneys, buses, and trains in Metro Manila. It's like Google Maps, but for commuting!

It was built as an entry to the Philippine Transit App Challenge, and is open-sourced under the MIT license.

How are you maintaining this / making money?

We're providing this service freely for the foreseeable future. We built it partly for the challenge, but mostly because it's something we'd personally love to have.

That said, if you'd like to help out, you're free to donate! We'd appreciate it. (Links coming soon)

Your directions are wrong!

Sorry about that — the data is graciously provided by the DOTC, ASTI, etc., and is out of our control. You're welcome to help out, though. Why not check out their forum, or hit us up on Twitter?

The SMS search gives me weird, far-away results.

Unfortunately, there are limitations when using SMS, like no auto-complete. Try to be as specific as you can. For example, search for either "La Salle Greenhills" or "La Salle Taft" instead of just "La Salle".

Who made this thing, anyway?

Sakay.ph was built by Thomas Dy, and designed by . We do awesome stuff at By Implication, which you should totes check out. (some of our projects include storylark.ph and sari.ph, among others.)

We use OpenTripPlanner and OpenStreetMap for routing, and Google Places API for geocoding. The front-end is built with Compass, Ractive, and Leaflet.

There're also a number of customizations we've made to the OSM data and OTP code to accommodate the Philippine transit system's weirdness.

We’ve made our backend and data publicly accessible, and a number of other entries and projects currently use it.

I’d like to learn more about how you built this.

You should drop by Thomas’ blog. I hear he's a very pleasant programmer.

Can I print directions on paper?

Yup, you sure can. Just hit the PRINT button in the directions panel.

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This is a bug in Safari. :( it’s fixed in Mavericks. Please try Chrome, Firefox, Opera, or even IE 10 for now (really, everything else!)

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