June 30, 2017

P2P Bus Service Guide for Expats

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  • Updated as of August 17, 2018

    One of the many ways the government has dealt with the ever-present traffic problem in Metro Manila has been to introduce new ways of commuting. There are railways (LRT1, LRT2, MRT3), trains (PNR), but one type seems to be reaping rewards: the P2P Bus Service.

    POINT TO POINT BUS. One of the many variants of the government’s point-to-point (P2P) buses./IMAGE Philippine Bus Photographers Association via Froelich Tours

    The routes, however, have confused many people (including Filipinos) as this type of commuting is something that’s completely new. Buses usually have multiple stops, but the P2P Bus Service goes from one point to another (hence the name point-to-point or P2P).

    Here’s our guide to the P2P Bus Service, including pick-up and drop-off points, schedules, and price:

    Makati

    IMAGE by Patsy Lascano, grabbed from Sakay.ph

    As the Central Business District, it’s only natural that there will be point-to-point bus routes that start and end in Makati. The pick-up and drop-off points are placed in malls so that everyone can have access to them. Here are the routes and fares:

    Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1

    Fare: Php 100, Php 80 for senior citizens, PWDs, and students

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    Ayala Malls South Park to Greenbelt 5 (with stops at Makati Ave., Robinsons Summit Center, and Columns Ayala Avenue for Northbound route ONLY)

    Fare: Php 100 regular, Php 80 for senior citizen, PWD, and students

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    Robinson’s Galleria to Glorietta 3 (Monday to Friday only, not available on Holidays)

    Fare: Php 30, Php 24 for senior citizens, PWDs, and students

    Pick-up times to Glorietta 3:

    • 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (30-minute interval)
    • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (1-hour interval)

    Pick-up times to Robinson’s Galleria:

    • 10:30 a.m. (first bus)
    • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1-hour interval)
    • 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. (30-minute interval)
    • 8:15 p.m, (last bus)

    Robinson’s Novaliches to Glorietta 3 (Monday to Friday only, not available on Holidays)

    Fare: Php 100, Php 80 for senior citizens, PWDs, and students

    Pick-up times to Glorietta 3:

    • 4:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. (30-minute interval)
    • 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (30-minute interval)

    Pick-up times to Robinsons Galleria:

    • 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. (30-minute interval)
    • 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (30-minute interval)
    • 12:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (30-minute interval)

    SM North EDSA, Eton Centris, and TriNoma to Glorietta 5

    Weekday schedules

    Fare: Php 95, Php 60 for senior citizens, PWDs, and students

    IMAGE P2P Premium Bus Service

    IMAGE P2P Premium Bus Service

    IMAGE P2P Premium Bus Service

    Weekend Schedule (Mall hopping route: Glorietta 5 to SM Megamall to Eton Centris to TriNoma to SM North EDSA)

    Fare: Php 50

    Pick-up times:

    Glorietta 5 to SM Megamall to Eton Centris to SM North EDSA (30-minute intervals)

    • Glorietta 5 – 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
    • SM Megamall – 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
    • Eton Centris – 9:15 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
    • TriNoma – 9:20 a.m. to 11:50 p.m.

    SM North EDSA to Glorietta 5 (30-minute intervals)

    • 9:30 a.m. to 12 m.n.

    Nuvali to Makati

    One of the most recent additions to Makati’s many P2P bus routes is the Nuvali-Makati route. This route goes through three Ayala Malls: Circuit Lane, Glorietta 2, and Ayala Malls Solenad in Nuvali. The fare is at Php 150 per passenger.

    Ortigas Center

    IMAGE by Patsy Lascano, grabbed from Sakay.ph

    It’s not the Central Business District, but the location of Ortigas Center is as central as it gets. It’s right in the middle of EDSA, and is home to the largest mall in the country by sellable area: SM Megamall.

    Froelich Tours’ SM Megamall to SM North weekday route:

    Fare: Php 40, Php 30 for senior citizens, PWDs, and students/ IMAGE P2P Premium Bus Service

    Quezon City

    IMAGE by Patsy Lascano, grabbed from Sakay.ph

    We’ve already covered the routes that go to SM North EDSA, Trinoma, and Eton Centris when we looked at Makati and Ortigas Center. Please scroll up to go back to those if you want to revisit the schedule. The images show your stops for the trip to Eton Centris, TriNoma, and SM North EDSA.

    IMAGE by Patsy Lascano, grabbed from Sakay.ph

    The Fairview-Makati route has also been covered in the Makati section. Scroll up if you want to review the schedule for the Glorietta 3 – Robinson’s Novaliches route.

    UP Town Center to Glorietta 3

    One route that recently opened (and is giving joy to those who live around UP Diliman and Ateneo De Manila University) is the Katipunan – Makati Route. For Php 100 (fares in the graphic were only available during launch), you can get a smooth ride from Glorietta 3 to UP Town Center without having to change vehicles.

     

    Alabang, Muntinlupa City

    IMAGE by Patsy Lascano, grabbed from Sakay.ph

    The Alabang stops have been covered in previous entries, though there is one that’s new and has not been getting as much buzz: the Alabang-Cavite routes.

    IMAGE MetroExpress Point-to-Point Bus Service

    IMAGE MetroExpress Point-to-Point Bus Service

    These routes were launched earlier this month. Fares are as follows:

    Bacoor – Alabang: Php 50, Php 40 for senior citizens, PWDs, and students

    Dasmariñas – Alabang: Php 70, Php 56 for senior citizens, PWDs, and students

     

    Clark to NAIA P2P Buses

    Decongesting Metro Manila involves more than just taking away the many vehicles that use her streets. Planes may take up a small patch of Paranaque City (i.e. the four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport), but the people who get off these planes take up space on Metro Manila’s streets, at times taking up one car per traveler.

    Clark International Airport (CRK) solves this by having airlines fly to Clark, Pampanga instead of NAIA. Genesis Transport’s Clark to NAIA P2P Buses then take care of taking you from CRK to either NAIA 3 (if you’re staying around Resorts World Manila), Ortigas (specifically Robinson’s Galleria), and North EDSA Station (if you’re going anywhere around Quezon City).

    *Routes, prices and schedules may change without prior notice.


    Written by: Andronico Del Rosario
    Sources: Sakay.ph, P2P Premium Bus Service, RRCG P2P Bus, RRCG P2P Starmall, GoCavite.com, MetroExpress Point-to-Point Bus Service
    Images from: Sakay.ph, P2P Premium Bus Service, RRCG P2P Bus, RRCG P2P Starmall, MetroExpress Point-to-Point Bus Service

               
               
    Recent Comments

    Sana magkaroon na din ng route from Dasma to Starmall Shaw or Tagaytay to Starmall shaw, I am a daily commuter of Jasper pero by August 15, 2018 it was announced that provincial buses are no longer allowed to enter again in Edsa so poor thing for us who’s working in Pasig na uwian to Cavite. Sana soon meron na din P2P buses..

    Anonymous
    2 months ago

    hi!!! you know how hard it is to ride a bus from shaw blvd to Paseo de roxas. Ang daming professionals and commuters ang nakikipagsagupaan para lang makasakay ng bus papuntang Paseo De roxas. Please sana magkaron kayo ng route from Shaw blvd to Paseo De Roxas Ayala Makati. That will be a great ease.! More powers to P2P Bus! 🙂

    ★★★★★
    4 months ago

    In the future aabangan naming Dasmarinas to Ortigas para may karibal n yung Jasper na sobra kung magsiksikan kami na parang corned beef. wala na madaanan pilit pa din papasukin kumita lng ng pera, di na iniisip yung mga pasahero na nakatayo at nagkakasagian ng maseselan na parte ng katawan.

    Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Please schedule from UPTOWN MALL KATIPUNAN TO BGC..a lot of workers coming from city to Bgc ..

    Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Qc to moa sana meron and vice versa

    Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Sana may Dasmarinas to Ayala point to point

    Anonymous
    12 months ago

    nde abot sa Pairbiew? ala nman cuenta bus n yan

    one year ago
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