Christmas Rush? Here's the Updated List of Mabuhay Lanes in Detail

As congestion on Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) worsens with the holiday season, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has devised a system of alternate routes that would hopefully ease the traffic not only on Metro Manila’s major thoroughfare—but all over the Metro as well. Dubbed as the Mabuhay/Kalayaan/Christmas Lanes, these alternate routes belonging to different cities and jurisdictions are mainly implemented during Christmas in preparation for the heavy traffic that comes with the season.

It’s worth noting that the priority for these express lanes are private vehicles, and public transport are only allowed to use them as part of their routes. The Mabuhay Lanes consist of 21 routes in all, with six routes from EDSA North to South, one route from EDSA South to North, three routes for the Greenhills-San Juan area, two for Baclaran, two for Carriedo, three for Divisoria, and the latest addition to the list—four new routes for SM North Avenue, SM Marikina, SM Center Point, and Trinoma.

Drivers are reminded that parts of Route 4 and Route 7 are is currently not applicable because the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge is currently under construction. It is scheduled to be completed in 2021, so drivers may take Guadalupe Bridge or Mandaluyong - Makati Bridge in the meantime.

MABUHAY LANES for Private Vehicles from North to South

Route 1: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA): Turn right at West Avenue, right at Quezon Avenue, U-turn near Magbanua, right at Timog, right at T. Morato, right at E. Rodriguez, left at Gilmore, straight to Granada , right to Santolan Road or right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, left at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Acacia Lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at P. Cruz, left at F. Blumentrit, left at Coronado, take Mandaluyong - Makati Bridge to destination.

Route 1a: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA): Turn right at Scout Borromeo, left at Scout Ybardolaza / Scout Torillo / Scout T. Morato / Scout Tuazon or Scout Tobias, right at E. Rodriguez, left at Gilmore, straight to Granada , right to Santolan Road or right at N. Domingo, left at Pinaglabanan, right at P. Guevarra, left at L. Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Acacia Lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at P. Cruz, left at F. Blumentrit, left at Coronado, take Mandaluyong - Makati Bridge to destination.

Route 2: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA): Turn right at West Avenue, right at Del Monte Ave., left at Sto. Domingo or Biak na Bato, right at Amoranto , left at Banawe or D. Tuazon, right at Maria Clara or Dapitan to destination.

Route 3: From North Luzon Expressway: Exit at Mindanao Avenue Access Ramp, right at Mindanao Ave., left at Congressional, right at Luzon Avenue, take Bridge crossing Commonwealth Avenue, Katipunan Avenue, C-5 to destination.

Route 4: From Quezon City to Makati: Take N. Domingo, left at Blumentritt-Kalentong, left at Manalo St., right at Mariano, right at Luna Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Acacia Lane, right at F. Ortigas, left at P. Cruz, left at F. Blumentritt, Coronado, take Mandaluyong-Makati Bridge or take Barangka Drive Pantalleon – Estrella Bridge, to destination.

Route 4.1*: From Quezon City to Makati: Take N. Domingo, left at Blumentritt-Kalentong, left at Manalo St., right at Mariano, right at Luna Mencias, right at Shaw Blvd., left at Nueve de Febrero,straight to Martinez Ave., left at Maysilo Circle, left at Boni Ave., right at Sikap St., right at Maria Clara St., left at Sgt. Bumatay St., cross at Pantaleon St., straight to Estrella-Rockwell Bridge to destination.

Route 5: From Quezon City to Makati: From E. Rodriguez, left at Matimyas – Plaza Noli to Fajardo left at V. G. Cruz, right at Lardizabal, left at M. Dela Fuente, right at Ramon Magsaysay Blvd., Nagtahan to Pres. Quirino, left at South Super Highway to destination.

Route 6: From North Luzon Expressway: Right at Balintawak Cloverleaf to EDSA going to Monumento , left at A. De Jesus St. ( 8th St. ), left at C-3, right at A. Bonifacio , take Mayon Ave. , Welcome Rotunda to destination.

MABUHAY LANES for Private Vehicles from South to North

Route 7: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA): Take Estrella, E. Pantalleon Bridge, Barangka Drive, left at Nueve de Febrero, right at M. Martinez Ave., straight to Gomezville, straight to Hoover straight Wilson, right at Aras St., left at C. M. Recto,left at Burgos St., left at Mabini St., right at Wilson left at Ortigas Ave., Granada, right at N. Domingo, left at Hemady, right at Scout Tobias, left at Timog Ave., right at Quezon Ave, QMC , right at Visayas Ave. , left at Congressional Ave., right at Mindanao Ave. to destination.

Route 7.1*: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA): Take Estrella – Rockwell Bridge, cross at Pantaleon St., straight to Barangka Drive, left at Timog St., left at Busilak St., rightat Sgt. Bumatay St., right at Maysilo Circle, right at Martinez Ave., straight to Nueve de Febrero, cross at Shaw Blvd., straight to Gomezville OR from Makati-Mandaluyong Bridge, left at Coronado St., left at Pantaleon St., left at Barangka Drive, left at Timog St., left at Busilak St., right at Sgt. Bumatay St., right at Maysilo Circle, right at Martinez Ave., straight at Nueve de Febrero, cross at Shaw Blvd., straight to Gomezville to destination.

For Greenhills, San Juan City

Route 8: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA): Turn right at Banahaw street, right at Makiling, left at Benitez, straight at St. Joseph, left at Ortigas Ave to Greenhills Shopping Center.

Route 9: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA): Turn right at Annapolis, right at Eisenhower, left at Club Filipino, Ortigas Ave. to Greenhills Shopping Center.

Route 10: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA): Turn right at Connecticut, Ortigas Ave. to Greenhills Shopping Center.

For Baclaran, Parañaque City

Route 11: From Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA): Take EDSA - Tramo flyover, right at Andrews Avenue, straight to Airport Road, right at Roxas Blvd. take Service road, Redemptorist to destination.

Route 12: From Manila Area: Along Roxas Blvd. take a U-Turn at Airport Road, take Service road Redemptorist to destination.

For Carriedo, Manila City

Route 13: From Manila Area: From Taft Ave. take Ayala Blvd. left at Carlos Palangca (echague), Carriedo Street to destination.

Route 14, From Manila Area: From Padre Burgos take Jones Bridge, right at Muelle del Blanco National, Plaza Lacson, Carriedo to destination.

For Divisoria, Manila City

Route 15: From Dapitan Zuki Market: Take A.H. Lacson Avenue, left at Tayuman Street, left at Dagupan Street to Divisoria.

Route 16: From Roxas Blvd.: Right at Claro M. Recto straight to Divisoria.

Route 17: From R-10: Left at Moriones Street, right at Dagupan Street to Divisoria

New Additional Routes

Vehicles coming from SM North Avenue to Katipunan: From SM North Avenue, go straight to Quezon Memorial Circle, right at Commonwealth Avenue, right at University Avenue ,right at CP Garcia Avenue, right at Katipunan.

Vehicles coming from SM Marikina to Quezon City CBD: From SM Marikina, go straight to Aurora Boulevard, right to Molave, right at Narra Street, left at Tindalo Street, right to Anonas, left at V. Luna Avenue, left at East Avenue, right at NIA Road, left at BIR Road, left at North Avenue to SM North or Trinoma.

Vehicles coming from SM Center Point to Makati CBD: From SM Center Point, take Aurora Boulevard to Araneta Avenue. left at N. Domingo, right at Blumentritt, straight to Kalentong, left at Neptali Gonzales Street, left at Coronado, take Coronado Bridge to Makati Central Business District.

Vehicles coming from Trinoma to Araneta Center: From Trinoma, turn right at BIR Road, right at East Avenue, left at V. Luna Avenue, right at Maliksi Street, straight to Kalayaan Highway, right at Ermin Garcia Avenue, left at Imperial Street, straight to General Aguinaldo to Araneta Center.

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