A Commuter’s Guide to P2P Bus Services in Metro Manila

by Moneymax, on category "Lifestyle"

August 7, 2018


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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.

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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

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Here are the P2P bus routes that currently ply Metro Manila roads:

  1. Alabang – BGC
  2. Alabang – EDSA Shaw
  3. Alabang – Lawton
  4. Alabang – Makati
  5. Alabang – NAIA
  6. Alabang – Ortigas
  7. Cubao – NAIA
  8. Eastwood – Makati
  9. Fairview – Makati
  10. Katipunan – Makati
  11. Las Piñas – Makati
  12. NAIA – Makati, Manila, and Pasay
  13. North EDSA – Makati
  14. North EDSA – Ortigas
  15. Ortigas – Makati
  16. Ortigas – NAIA
  17. Parañaque – Makati
  18. Parañaque – NAIA
  19. Sucat – Makati
  20. Taguig – Makati
  21. 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
  • Operator: HM Transport
  • P2P bus contact number: 0977 888 4684
Alabang – BGC P2P Schedule: Monday to Saturday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Alabang Town Center to Market! Market!  5:30 am – 7:30 pm

30 minutes

Market! Market! to Alabang Town Center  6:30 am – 9:30 pm

30 minutes

2. Alabang – EDSA Shaw

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Starmall Alabang – SM Megamall – Robinsons Galleria – Starmall EDSA Shaw
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 100; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 80
  • Operator: RRCG Transport
  • P2P bus contact number: 807-6972
Alabang – EDSA Shaw P2P Schedules: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Starmall Alabang to Starmall EDSA Shaw (with drop-off at SM Megamall and Robinsons Galleria) 6 am – 7 pm
  • 6 am – 10:30 am: 30 minutes
  • 12 nn – 2 pm: 1 hour
  • 3 pm – 7 pm: 30 minutes
Starmall EDSA Shaw to Starmall Alabang 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • 7:30 am – 10 am: 30 minutes
  • 11 am – 2 pm: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 3 pm – 9:30 pm: 30 minutes
Alabang – EDSA Shaw P2P Schedules: Saturday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Starmall Alabang to Starmall EDSA Shaw (with drop-off at SM Megamall and Robinsons Galleria) 7 am – 4 pm
  • 7 am – 8 am: 1 hour
  • 11 am – 12 nn: 1 hour
  • 3 pm – 4 pm: 1 hour
Starmall EDSA Shaw to Starmall Alabang 9 am – 6 pm
  • 9 am – 9:30 am: 30 minutes
  • 12 nn – 1 pm: 1 hour
  • 5 pm – 6 pm: 1 hour

3. Alabang – Manila

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Alabang Town Center – Lawton
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 180; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 80
  • Operator: N. Dela Rosa Liner
  • P2P bus contact number: 0933 810 7427
Alabang – Manila P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Alabang Town Center to Lawton 5:30 am – 6 pm
  • 5:30 am – 9 am: 30 minutes
  • 10 am – 6 pm: 1 hour
Lawton to Alabang Town Center 7 am – 8 pm
  • 7 am – 9 am: 30 minutes
  • 10 am – 6 pm: 1 hour
  • 6:30 pm – 8 pm: 30 minutes

4. Alabang – Makati

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Alabang Town Center – Greenbelt 1; Alabang Town Center – Century City Mall; Ayala Mall South Park – Greenbelt 5
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 100; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 80
  • Operator: RRCG Transport
  • P2P bus contact number: 807-6972
Alabang – Makati P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1 5:30 am – 9 pm
  • 5:30 am – 6 am: 30 minutes
  • 6 am – 9 am: 15 minutes
  • 9 am – 9 pm: 30 minutes
Greenbelt 1 to Alabang Town Center 6:30 am – 10 pm
  • 6:30 am – 4:30 pm: 30 minutes
  • 4:45 pm – 7:45 pm: 15 minutes
  • 8 pm – 10 pm: 30 minutes
Ayala Malls South Park to Greenbelt 5 6 am – 8 pm
  • 6 am – 10 am: 30 minutes
  • 11 am – 12 nn: 1 hour
  • 4 pm – 5 pm: 1 hour
  • 5:40 pm – 8 pm: 30 minutes
Greenbelt 5 to Ayala Malls South Park 7 am – 9 pm
  • 7 am – 10 am: 30 minutes
  • 11 am – 12 nn: 1 hour
  • 4 pm – 5pm: 1 hour
  • 5:30 pm – 9 pm: 30 minutes
Alabang Town Center to Century City Mall
7 am
  • No intervals
Century City Mall to Alabang Town Center 6pm
  • No intervals
Alabang – Makati P2P Schedule: Saturday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1 6 am – 8:30 pm
  • 6 am – 8:30 am: 30 minutes
  • 9 am – 5 pm: 1 hour
  • 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm: 30 minutes
Greenbelt 1 to Alabang Town Center 7 am – 9:30 pm
  • 7 am – 9 am: 30 minutes
  • 10 am – 5 pm: 1 hour
  • 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm: 30 minutes
Alabang – Makati P2P Schedule: Sunday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1 9 am – 8 pm 1 hour
Greenbelt 1 to Alabang Town Center 10 am – 9 pm 1 hour

5. Alabang – NAIA

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Ayala South Park – Alabang Town Center – NAIA; Starmall Alabang – NAIA
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 110
  • Operator: UBE Express
  • P2P bus contact number: 234-3439
Alabang – NAIA P2P Schedule: Monday to Sunday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Ayala South Park to NAIA (with pick-up at Alabang Town Center) 3 am – 8:30 pm
  • 3 am
  • 6 am
  • 10 am
  • 1 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • 8:30 pm
NAIA Terminal 3 to Ayala South Park (with drop-off at Alabang Town Center) 4:30 am – 11 pm
  • 4:30 am
  • 8 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 3 pm
  • 7 pm
  • 11 pm
Starmall Alabang to NAIA 2:30 am – 11:30 pm
  • 2:30 am
  • 5:30 am – 4 pm: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 8:30 pm
  • 11:30 pm
NAIA Terminal 3 to Starmall Alabang 4 am – 10 pm
  • 4 am
  • 17 am – 2 pm: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • 6:30 pm
  • 10 pm

6. Alabang – Ortigas

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Alabang Town Center – Ayala Malls The 30th
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 140; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 112
  • Operator: RRCG Transport
  • P2P bus contact number: 234-3439
Alabang – Ortigas P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Alabang Town Center to Ayala Malls The 30th  6:30 am – 7:30 am

1 hour

Ayala Malls The 30th to Alabang Town Center  6 pm – 7 pm

1 hour

7. Cubao – NAIA

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Araneta Center – NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 100
  • Operator: UBE Express
  • P2P bus contact number: 234-3439
Cubao – NAIA P2P Schedule: Monday to Sunday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Araneta Center to NAIA  12 am – 11 pm
  • 12 am
  • 2 am
  • 4:30 am – 5:30 am: 1 hour
  • 7 am – 11 pm: 2 hours
NAIA Terminal 3 to Araneta Center  4:30 am – 11 pm
  • 4:30 am – 5:30 am: 1 hour
  • 9 am – 11 pm: 2 hours

8. Eastwood to Makati

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  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Eastwood Mall – Kalayaan Ave. (PhilPlans Bldg.) – Glorietta 3 – Robinsons Summit Center – The Columns – Circuit Lane Makati Parking
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 100; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 80
  • Operator: DNS
  • P2P bus contact number: 807-7812
Eastwood – Makati P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Eastwood Mall to Makati CBD 5:45 am – 9:15 pm
  • 5:45 am – 8:45 am: 30 minutes
  • 9:30 am – 3:30 pm: 1.5 hours
  • 4:45 pm – 9:15 pm: 30 minutes
Glorietta 3 to Eastwood Mall 6:45 am – 10:15 pm
  • 6:45 am – 9 am: 45 minutes
  • 10:30 am – 4:30 pm: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 5:15 pm – 10:15 pm: 30 minutes
Eastwood – Makati P2P Schedule: Saturday and Holiday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Eastwood Mall to Makati CBD 8 am – 8 pm 1 hour
Glorietta 3 to Eastwood Mall 9 am – 8 pm 1 hour
Eastwood – Makati P2P Schedule: Sunday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Eastwood Mall to Makati CBD 9 am – 7 pm 2 hours
Glorietta 3 to Eastwood Mall 9 am – 7 pm 2 hours

9. Fairview to Makati

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Photo from Robinsons P2P Facebook page

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Robinsons Novaliches – Glorietta 3
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 100; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 80
  • Operator: Lingkod Pinoy Bus Liner (Robinsons Malls)
Fairview – Makati P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday Only
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Robinsons Novaliches to Glorietta 3 4:45 am – 8 pm
  • 4:45 am – 5:45 am: 15 minutes
  • 6 am – 4 pm: 30 minutes
  • 4 pm – 5 pm: 1 hour
  • 5 pm – 8 pm: 30 minutes
Glorietta 3 to Robinsons Novaliches 6:45 am – 10 pm
  • 6:45 am – 7:45 am: 15 minutes
  • 8 am – 10 pm: 30 minutes

10. Katipunan to Makati

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: UP Town Center – Glorietta 3
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 100; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 80
  • Operator: DNS
  • P2P bus contact number: 807-7812
Katipunan – Makati P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
U.P. Town Center to Makati CBD 5:30 am – 9 pm
  • 5:30 am – 9 am: 30 minutes
  • 10 am – 5 pm: 1 hour
  • 5:30 pm – 9 pm: 30 minutes
Glorietta 3 to U.P. Town Center 5:30 am – 9 pm
  • 5:30 am – 9 am: 30 minutes
  • 10 am – 5 pm: 1 hour
  • 5:30 pm – 9 pm: 30 minutes
Katipunan – Makati P2P Schedule: Saturday and Sunday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
U.P. Town Center to Makati CBD 8 am – 8 pm 1 hour
Glorietta 3 to U.P. Town Center 9 am – 8 pm  1 hour

11. Las Piñas – Makati

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Southmall Las Piñas – Circuit Lane Makati
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 100; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 80
  • Operator: San Augustin Transport
Las Piñas – Makati P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Southmall Las Piñas to Circuit Lane Makati 5:30 am – 9 pm
  • 5:30 am – 11 am: 30 minutes
  • 11 am – 2 pm: 1 hour
  • 2 pm – 9 pm: 30 minutes
Circuit Lane Makati to Southmall Las Piñas 5:30 am – 9 pm
  • 5:30 am – 11 am: 30 minutes
  • 11 am – 2 pm: 1 hour
  • 2 pm – 9 pm: 30 minutes

12. NAIA – Makati, Manila, Pasay

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Photo from UBE Express Facebook page

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: All NAIA terminals and select hotels and malls in Makati, Manila, and Pasay (See image above for the specific airport P2P routes.)
  • Fare: Fare: Standard – PHP 300; Promo – PHP 150
  • Operator: UBE Express (Airfreight 2100)
  • P2P bus contact number: 234-3439 / 879-4497
UBE Express Airport P2P Schedule  
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
NAIA Terminal 1 to All Routes  8 am – 11 pm  30 minutes
NAIA Terminal 2 to All Routes  5 am – 11 pm  30 minutes
NAIA Terminal 3 to All Routes  Available 24 hours  30 minutes
 Robinsons Manila to All NAIA Terminals 5 am – 11 pm  2 hours
Victory Liner Pasay to All NAIA Terminals   Available 24 hours 30 minutes
 Park Square to All NAIA Terminals  8 am – 10 pm 2 hours
SM Mall of Asia to All NAIA Terminals  10 am – 10 pm 1 hour

*Note: UBE Express has no information on the P2P schedule for buses from NAIA Terminal 4.

Update: UBE Express has added a route from Robinsons Galleria to NAIA and vice versa for a one-way fare of PHP 70. See the schedule below.

P2P Bus Route Schedule - NAIA to Robinsons Galleria Ortigas

Photo c/o Robinsons P2P Facebook

13. North EDSA – Makati

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: TriNoma – Ayala Avenue – Park Square (in front of Dusit Thani)
  • Fare: Standard (Trinoma – Park Square ) – PHP 95; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 70
  • Operator: Froehlich Tours
  • P2P bus contact number: 0917 816 3205
North EDSA – Makati P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
TriNoma to Park Square (with drop-off at Ayala Avenue) 5:30 am – 10:30 pm 10 minutes to 1 hour, depending on departure time
Park Square to TriNoma  6:15 am – 11:30 pm  10 minutes to 1 hour, depending on departure time

14. North EDSA – Ortigas

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: SM City North EDSA – SM Megamall
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 65; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 50
  • Operator: Froehlich Tours
  • P2P bus contact number: 0917 816 3205
North EDSA – Ortigas P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday Only
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
SM North EDSA to SM Megamall 5:30 am – 10:30 pm 10 to 1 hour, depending on departure time
SM Megamall to SM North EDSA 6:15 am – 11:30 pm 10 to 1 hour, depending on departure time

15. Ortigas – Makati

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Robinsons Galleria – Glorietta 3
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 60; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 48
  • Operator: Lingkod Pinoy Bus Liner (Robinsons Malls)
Ortigas – Makati P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday Only
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Robinsons Galleria to Glorietta 3 7 am – 10 pm 1 hour
Glorietta 3 to Robinsons Galleria 8 am – 9 pm 1 hour

16. Ortigas – NAIA

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Robinsons Galleria – Glorietta 3
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 70
  • Operator: UBE Express
  • P2P bus contact number: 234-3439
Ortigas – NAIA P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Robinsons Galleria to NAIA 6 am – 9 pm
  • 6 am
  • 7:30 am
  • 9 am – 9 pm: 2 hours
NAIA Terminal 3 to Robinsons Galleria 6 am – 9 pm
  • 6 am
  • 7:30 am
  • 9 am – 9 pm: 2 hours

17. Parañaque – Makati

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange – Circuit Lane Makati
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 50
  • Operator: DNS
  • P2P bus contact number: 807 7812
Ortigas – NAIA P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange to Circuit Lane Makati 5:30 am – 9 pm
  • 5:30 am – 9:30 am: 30 minutes
  • 9:30 am – 4:30 pm: 1 hour
  • 4:30 pm – 9 pm: 30 minutes
Circuit Lane Makati to Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange 5:30 am – 9 pm
  • 5:30 am – 9:30 am: 30 minutes
  • 9:30 am – 4:30 pm: 1 hour
  • 4:30 pm – 9 pm: 30 minutes

18. Parañaque – NAIA

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange – NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 100
  • Operator: UBE Express
  • P2P bus contact number: 807 7812
Ortigas – NAIA P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange to NAIA 6 am – 9:30 pm

1 hour 30 minutes

19. Sucat – Makati

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Sucat Interchange – Glorietta 3
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 100; Senior Citizens/Students/PWDs/Pregnant – PHP 80
  • Operator: DNS
  • P2P bus contact number: 807-7812
Sucat – Makati P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday Only
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Sucat Interchange to Glorietta 3

6 am – 6 pm

  • 6 am – 7 am: 1 hour
  • 7:30 am
  • 8 am – 9 am: 1 hour
  • 1 pm
  • 4:30 pm
  • 6 pm
Glorietta 3 to Sucat Interchange 11 am – 9 pm
  • 11 am
  • 3 pm
  • 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm: 1 hour
  • 8 pm – 9 pm: 1 hour

20. Taguig – Makati

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Vista Mall Taguig – Trasierra, Makati
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 55
  • Operator: MetroExpress
Taguig – Makati P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
Vista Mall Taguig to Trasierra, Makati (with drop-offs at Ayala Avenue and Circuit Lane Makati) 6 am – 7 pm
  • 6 am
  • 6:30 am – 8:30 am: 1 hour
  • 9 am – 9:30 am: 30 minutes
  • 10 am – 1 pm: 1 hour
  • 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm: 1 hour
  • 7 pm
Trasierra, Makati to Vista Mall Taguig 7:30 am – 9 pm
  • 7:30 am
  • 8:15 am – 9:15 am: 30 minutes
  • 10 am – 11:30 am: 30 minutes
  • 1 pm – 1:45 pm: 45 minutes
  • 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm: 1 hour
  • 5:45 pm – 6:45pm: 1 hour
  • 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: 1 hour
  • 9 pm

21. Taguig – Ortigas

  • Pick-up and drop-off points: Vista Mall Taguig – Starmall EDSA Shaw
  • Fare: Standard – PHP 70
  • Operator: MetroExpress
Taguig – Ortigas P2P Schedule: Monday to Friday
P2P Routes Departure Times Interval
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
  • 8:30 am
  • 9 am – 9 pm: 1 hour

Final Thoughts

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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