I'm a native of pampanga, and had my college in Clark. I well know the ins and outs of the base, and I feel sorry for all the travellers thinking they had no choice but to take the offer.
So, how do you get to the DMIA airport via commute?
Let's start the trail from the DAU terminal where u must have gotten off from the bus somewhere. From the terminal, walk towards the mcarthur highway, heading to Caltex, Mcdonalds, Jenra, and cross the highway. Make sure to cross thru the designated PEDX lanes. From there, take the "C-Point(Check point)/SM- DAU" jeeps (fare is at minimum P8). Before reaching SM, you'll come across the terminal; then look for the "Route 1" jeeps. Depending on the time that you alight, it may take up to 30mins for the jeep to fill up.make sure you have enough time for checking in. If u were approached and asked if you're heading to the airport, say yes, and that u don't mind walking a bit as you don't have a budget for the chartered jeep.
|Terminal in Clark; Take the jeep under Route 1|
Once in the jeep, tell the driver that you will alight in CIAC. Fare is P11 and from there, its just about 50m walk. There are rare cases when driver would not drop in CIAC. That's fine. This route goes through the duty frees, closest to the airport being Oriental Duty Free. Fare up to this point is also P11. You can get off in oriental and walk your way to the airport. It's about 150m walk from there.
|Drop off points for Route 1 jeeps in Clark Main Gate bound for DMIA airport|
On the other hand, for those coming out of CIAC, from the terminal, walk towards oriental duty free. Once in the higway, cross the street and wait for jeepneys bound to "maingate". It may take a while on late hours, but i dont think it'll surpass 30mins. From the maingate, ask for jeeps headed to Dau bus terminal, bearing "C Point-Dau-SM".
Also, for AirAsia passengers, I think there are bus services to and from airport to and from Dau Terminal.
From DMIA, there are Prantranco buses that go straight to manila but the fare is P450 Compared to the P11+8+139 that you'll spend if you go basic.
Should you have any other questions about how to commute from another point in Pampanga to DMIA, mail me here email@example.com; so long as it is business hours. :-)