If you’ve been living for years in Metro Manila, you know the horrors of commuting like the back of your hand. The horrible traffic and jam-packed MRT and public buses always make you wonder what sins you have committed to deserve such ordeals. Fortunately, there’s now an easier, faster, safer, and more comfortable alternative: the Point-to-Point or P2P Bus Service.
The Perks of Riding a P2P Bus
Unlike regular buses with multiple stops, P2P buses have a fixed departure schedule and fewer pick-up and drop-off points, enabling commuters to cut travel time. P2P buses also feature convenient amenities like comfortable seats, restrooms, and free Wi-Fi that make getting around Metro Manila a pleasant experience. You wouldn’t mind paying extra for a P2P bus ride because its premium service is worth the higher price compared to MRT and regular buses. It’s also a lot better than losing your precious time and money being stuck in traffic.
However, P2P routes, schedules, and fares are too complicated and confusing for first-timers. Many Filipino commuters aren’t very familiar with the P2P Bus System, as it’s been implemented in the Philippines for a few years now. Be well-informed about your transport options to plan your commutes better. Get started with this handy guide to P2P bus services in Metro Manila.
P2P Bus Routes Within Metro Manila
Here are the P2P bus routes that currently ply Metro Manila roads:
Alabang – BGC
Alabang – EDSA Shaw
Alabang – Lawton
Alabang – Makati
Alabang – NAIA
Alabang – Ortigas
Cubao – NAIA
Eastwood – Makati
Fairview – Makati
Katipunan – Makati
Las Piñas – Makati
NAIA – Makati, Manila, and Pasay
North EDSA – Makati
North EDSA – Ortigas
Ortigas – Makati
Ortigas – NAIA
Parañaque – Makati
Parañaque – NAIA
Sucat – Makati
Taguig – Makati
Taguig – Ortigas
Apart from Metro Manila routes, there are also other P2P routes to and from nearby provinces like Bulacan, Cavite, Pampanga, and Rizal. This guide focuses on P2P buses operating within Metro Manila as of December 2018.
Some P2P buses in Metro Manila operate only on weekdays and are closed on weekends and/or holidays. Intervals between trips vary, too. Usually, intervals are shorter during rush hour to accommodate more passengers. Read on for the specifics of each P2P bus route in Metro Manila.
P2P Bus Schedule and Fare Guide
1. Alabang – BGC
Pick-up and drop-off points: Alabang Town Center – Market! Market!
Fare: Standard – PHP 120; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 100
Vista Mall Taguig to Starmall EDSA Shaw (with drop-offs at Robinsons Pioneer and Robinsons Galleria)
6 am – 7 pm
6 am – 7:30 am: 30 minutes
8:30 am – 9:30 am: 1 hour
10 am – 7 pm: 1 hour
Starmall EDSA Shaw to Vista Mall Taguig
7 am – 9 pm
7 am – 8 am
9 am – 9 pm: 1 hour
Being a relatively new public transport mode in the Philippines, the P2P bus system is still far from perfect—but it’s a step in the right direction. Using this P2P bus service guide, plan your commutes well to save time and energy. For example, instead of driving all the way to your destination, you can travel faster this way: drive to a mall with a P2P bus station, park your car, and take a P2P bus to your destination. Also, follow the Facebook pages of P2P bus operators to stay updated on any changes in P2P routes, schedules, and fares.
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