Ways to a hassle-free concert attendance at the Philippine Arena
March 21, 2023
You’re on your couch, browsing your news feed, then suddenly your idols and biases announce a world tour. You see the Philippines, then you see the Philippine Arena. Now you’re torn whether to go or not because getting there means tons of effort.
The Philippine Arena dubbed as the “World’s Largest Indoor Arena” is a 55,000 capacity-sized arena located at Ciudad de Victoria in Sta. Maria, Bulacan. It already housed the tours of well-known artists such as Harry Styles and SEVENTEEN.
Another group that will be holding their concert at the said venue this year is Blackpink. They will hold their two-night Born Pink World Tour this weekend March 25 and 26.
Getting there is not easy for most concert goers but don’t let that stop you from enjoying and jamming with your favorite artists.
Here are some hassle-free trip tips to help your trip to the Philippine Arena:
Via Private Vehicle
This may be the easiest and fastest way to the arena, but it can be the most expensive (with the price of gas and toll fees? yikes!).
To get there from Metro Manila, pass through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and take the Marilao exit going along Patubig Road. You may enter via Duhat on the left side of the Arena or right via Mahabang Parang.
Those coming from northern Luzon may take the southbound lane in NLEX and exit via Marilao. Then, go straight ahead to reach the Ciudad de Victoria Bypass Road, another entrance.
Via Public Transportation
If you’re on a budget, Public Transportation is the cheapest alternative.
You may opt to ride a bus going to Sta. Maria, or Bocaue, Bulacan, from the Araneta Bus Terminal. The bus will pass through EDSA so it will take an hour or more (If you know what I mean).
Another option is taking a Point 2 Point (P2P) bus from SM North Edsa Terminal or the Trinoma Terminal to Bocaue or Sta. Maria, Bulacan.
Both options will drop you off at Ciudad de Victoria so you will still need to hail a tricycle to the venue.
Via Shuttle Service
Some organizers arrange Shuttle Services to accommodate fans, if the organizers are offering this service they usually give instructions on how to avail it along with some guidelines.
Usually shuttle services park along Parking E of the Philippine Arena, meaning tons of cardio because it’s the farthest parking space in the arena.
So yeah, it’s not that hard to go to the Philippine Arena, going home though is another issue.
Have fun, stay safe my fellow blinks!