UP Diliman

How to get to UP Diliman

BY VEHICLE

If you own a vehicle, here are the instructions to get to UP Diliman. While there are several entry points into the campus, the only one that allows access to all vehicles is the University Avenue.

Please also note that large vehicles like mini-buses (coasters) will be stopped at the University Avenue checkpoint for inspection and require a special permit from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs to enter the campus.

From the South

Via C-5

Coming from C-5, go straight in the direction of Diliman. After crossing Kalayaan Avenue, Makati, take the bridge past the elevated U-turn.

Go further ahead and take the flyover that crosses Ortigas Avenue. This flyover is just past Tiendesitas, which is on the left side. Go straight ahead.

Take the Libis flyover and then take the tunnel, which is on the left side.

You are now along Katipunan Avenue. Drive along and take the Katipunan flyover.

Upon getting off the flyover, you will see Ateneo de Manila University to your right. Go straight ahead and turn left at the traffic light just past Miriam College and before the UP Town Center into C.P. Garcia Avenue.

Drive along the avenue and turn right at the end. You are now along the University Avenue.

Via EDSA

Drive North and turn right at East Avenue away from the GMA 7 compound. Go straight to the end and turn right to the Elliptical Road. It goes around the Quezon City Memorial Circle. Turn right at Commonwealth Avenue. Turn right at the fork in the road to enter University Avenue.

From Lagro-Fairview Area

If you are coming from Fairview, go straight along Commonwealth Avenue until you reach the Elliptical Road. When allowed, you can make a U-turn at Philcoa to go to the campus. If it is not allowed, you have to turn right and drive around the Quezon Memorial Circle to go back to Commonwealth Avenue. Turn right at the fork in the road to enter University Avenue.

From the Caloocan area

Take North Avenue. Go straight until you reach the Elliptical Road. It goes around the Quezon City Memorial Circle. There are street signs along the Elliptical Road. Turn right at Commonwealth Avenue. Turn right at the fork in the road to enter University Avenue.

From the Manila Area

Take Quezon Avenue. Go straight until you reach the Elliptical Road. It goes around the Quezon City Memorial Circle. There are street signs along the Elliptical Road. Turn right at Commonwealth Avenue. Turn right at the fork in the road to enter University Avenue.

From the East (Marikina, Rizal)

Take Aurora Boulevard and turn right into Katipunan Avenue. You will see Ateneo de Manila University to your right. Go straight ahead and turn left at the traffic light just past Miriam College and before the UP Town Center into C.P. Garcia Avenue.

Drive along the avenue and turn right at the end into the University Avenue.

BY COMMUTE

But for most people, and indeed most students, commuting is the way to go.

Except for taxis, there is no other public transport that will take you to UP Diliman via C-5. If you are taking a cab, use the route for private vehicles described above.

There are five jeepney routes that pass through UP Diliman, two of which (Ikot and Toki) never leave the campus proper.

Via Commonwealth

Take any PUV that can drop you off at Philcoa at the Petron station, before the jeep turns right to Elliptical Road.

From here you can either (1) take the UP-Philcoa jeep which will go back inside UPD or (2) cross the overpass and ride either: UP-Philcoa, UP-SM North or UP-Pantranco jeeps picking up passengers in the area.

The jeeps will enter the University Avenue and into the heart of the campus.

Via Katipunan

For commuters coming from the East (Marikina, Rizal), the jeepney terminal beneath the Katipunan flyover at the corner of Katipunan Avenue and Aurora Boulevard is your starting point.

If you are coming from the LRT-2 Katipunan Station, take the North Exit on the same side as St. Bridget, opposite PSBA (Philippine School of Business Administration). Walk towards the jeepney terminal under the Katipunan flyover.

There are two queues calling UP at the terminal. Make sure you ride the one that goes inside the campus (the jeep line closer to Ministop). The other jeep line (farther from Ministop) goes to Tandang Sora and will not go inside the campus. To be sure, ask the dispatcher before boarding.

The UP-Katipunan jeep makes a left and enters UP Diliman through the gate opposite MWSS (Manila Water). Upon entry to UP, you’ll see the GT-Toyota Building on the left.

Via North Avenue

SM North EDSA has a terminal dedicated to the UP-SM North jeep. It’s underneath the SM Sky Garden, labeled “UP Campus.” The jeep will go directly inside the campus.

Via Quezon Avenue

Go to the UP-MRT/Pantranco jeepney queue at Centris right next to the Northbound Exit of MRT Quezon Avenue Station.

There is quite a number of jeepney queues there, including a taxi bay. Moreover, the queues are unlabelled, so make sure you’re on the right one by verifying with the dispatcher. The jeep will go directly inside the campus.

Still confused? Here’s a handy guide from some alumni who wanted to help UPCAT takers survive the commute. It contains instructions on how to get to many of the academic buildings here in UPD.


*Data taken from the UP System website and UPCAT Maps Diliman.

Captivity

Captivity

Contemplation

Contemplation

At either side of University Avenue crossing E. Jacinto St. is a pair of adobe sculptures made by Ildefonso Marcelo in the 1960s entitled Captivity and Contemplation.
UPSEAL
At the crossing of University Avenue and E. Jacinto St. is a circular island of ornamental plants in the shapes and colors of University Seal.

Tribute to Higher Education

Tribute to Higher Education

Tribute to Higher Education

Tribute to Higher Education

Situated on either side of the University Avenue corner C.P. Garcia is a work by National Artist for sculpture Napoleon Abueva named “Tribute to Higher Education.”

Bathing nude

Bathing nude

At the crossing of University Avenue and E. Jacinto Street near the inbound lane is a small ornamental pool with a bathing female nude in concrete made by Ildefonso Marcelo in the 1960s.