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General information
Other namesAyala Center
LocationEDSA, San Lorenzo & Dasmariñas
Makati, Metro Manila
Owned byMetro Rail Transit Corporation
Operated byDepartment of Transportation
Line(s)     Line 3
Platforms2 (2 side)
ConnectionsBus rapid transit  E  Ayala
Bus interchange One Ayala
Structure typeConcourse level: Elevated
Platform level: Underground
ParkingYes (MECC, One Ayala, Park Square, Glorietta)
Bicycle facilitiesBicycle sharing (Southbound entrance)[1]
AccessibleConcourse: Southbound entrance and SM Makati bridgeway only
Platforms: All platforms
Other information
Station codeAY
OpenedJuly 20, 2000
Preceding station Manila MRT Following station
towards North Avenue
Line 3 Magallanes
towards Taft Avenue
Ayala is located in Manila
Location within Metro Manila

Ayala station, also known as Ayala Center station, is an underground Metro Rail Transit (MRT) station located on the MRT Line 3 (MRT-3) system in Makati. It is one of two underground stations that can be found on the line, the other being Buendia. The station is located in Makati and is named so due to its proximity to two places bearing the Ayala name: Ayala Center and Ayala Avenue.

The station is the eleventh station for trains headed to Taft Avenue and the third station for trains headed to North Avenue. The most recognizable landmark near the station is Ayala Center, one of the most popular shopping centers in the Philippines. It is one of two stations that are considered within the Makati Central Business District (the other being Buendia).

It is one of five stations on the line where passengers can catch a train going in the opposite direction without paying a new fare due to the station's layout. The other four stations are Araneta Center-Cubao, Shaw Boulevard, Boni, Buendia, and Taft Avenue. Excluding Araneta Center-Cubao station, it is also one of four stations on the line with its concourse level located above the platform.

The station also hosts retail spaces within the station (similar to Shaw Boulevard station), surrounding the concourse level of the station above the main platform.

Nearby landmarks

The station is at the heart of the Makati Central Business District. It has an elevated walkway that connects it to SM Makati, which in turn is connected to Glorietta, Rustan's, The Landmark, Greenbelt and the rest of the Ayala Center, and to One Ayala.[2] It provides direct access to Ayala Center through the station's main entrance located between SM Makati and One Ayala. The station is also the closest to adjacent Forbes Park, Dasmariñas, and Urdaneta villages, Apartment Ridge row, which were also developed by the Ayalas, as well as Bonifacio Global City via McKinley Road.

Major financial headquarters of Bank of the Philippine Islands (under reconstruction), China Bank, HSBC Philippines, Citibank Philippines, and Standard Chartered Bank Philippines are all within the station's vicinity.

Nearby hotels include Ascott Makati, Holiday Inn & Suites Makati, Fairmont Makati/Raffles Makati, Makati Shangri-La Hotel, The Peninsula Manila,[2] Dusit Thani Manila, Crown Regency Hotel, Hotel Celeste, Jinjiang Inn Makati, Astoria Greenbelt, Makati Diamond Hotel, and New World Makati Hotel. The Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Museum, Filipinas Heritage Library, and the Asian Institute of Management are also nearby.

Transportation links

Entrance to One Ayala

The station is considered a major transportation hub, with multiple bus stops near the station. Passengers can board buses to and from destinations within Metro Manila, including through the EDSA Carousel, and to the provinces at One Ayala, along Ayala Avenue, and beside McKinley Exchange Corporate Center. Point-to-point buses may also be boarded within various stops within the One Ayala, Glorietta, and Greenbelt complexes, as well as in Legazpi Village, located further away. A few meters from the station's Northbound exit lies the BGC Bus EDSA-Ayala terminal at the McKinley Exchange Corporate Center, where buses to different destinations within Bonifacio Global City are available.

Passengers can also board a jeepney bound for the Central Business District, the nearby Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Makati, Pateros, and Pasay at McKinley Road, One Ayala, or The Landmark along Makati Avenue, respectively. UV Express vans bound for Metro Manila and nearby provinces can also be boarded at One Ayala. Taxis also stop near the station and passengers can board them at nearby McKinley Exchange Corporate Center, SM Makati, Glorietta 4, or The Landmark.

A bicycle-sharing system is provided by Moovr within the Makati and BGC vicinity, with a rental hub located at the southbound entrance of Ayala station.[1]



  1. ^ a b Santos, Kara (November 4, 2021). "Bike and e-scooter sharing services from Moovr now available in Makati". The Philippine Star. Retrieved October 9, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Dugena, Jen (January 24, 2014). "Guide to MRT3 Stations - Ayala". SPOT.PH. Retrieved April 10, 2018.

See also

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