June 30, 2017

P2P Bus Service Guide for Expats

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  • Updated as of October 26, 2018

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

    Point-to-point (P2P) buses are very convenient, especially during rush hour when it’s almost impossible to get a comfortable ride. Gone are the days when you have to wait long for train rides such as MRT and LRT, or deal will crazy taxi meters and Grab surges.

    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

    If you’re traveling from the South to North of Metro Manila, P2P buses are highly recommended if you’re not yet familiar with the transportation means. You don’t have to suffer standing in a queue as the lines are very minimal to none. Rest assured that the bus interior is clean and cozy, too.

    The routes, however, have confused many people (including Filipinos) as this type of commuting is something that is 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:

    • Greenbelt 1 (Makati) to Alabang Town Center (Muntinlupa) and vise-versa

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    Details:
    Fare:
    Php 100 (regular), Php 80 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: RRCG Transport
    Operation: Daily

    • Greenbelt 5 (Makati) to Ayala Malls South Park (Muntinlupa) and vise-versa

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    Details:
    Fare: Php 100 (regular), Php 80 (senior citizen, PWD, and students)
    Operator: RRCG Transport
    Operation: Monday to Friday (with stops at Makati Ave., Robinsons Summit Center, and Columns Ayala Avenue for Northbound route ONLY)

    • Glorietta 3 (Makati) to Robinson’s Galleria (Quezon City) and vice-versa

    IMAGE Robinsons P2P Facebook

    Details:
    Fare: Php 30 (regular), Php 24 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: HM Transport
    Operation:
    Monday to Friday only, not available on Holidays

    • Glorietta 3 (Makati) to Robinson’s Novaliches (Quezon City) and vice-versa

    IMAGE Robinsons P2p Facebook

    Details:
    Fare: Php 100 (regular), Php 80 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: 
    Lingkod Pinoy Bus Liner
    Operation: Monday to Friday

    • Glorietta 3 (Makati) to Sucat Interchange (Parañaque) and vice-versa

    IMAGE Delta Neo Solutions Facebook

    Details:
    Fare: 
    Php 100 (regular), Php 80 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: Delta Neo Solutions
    Operation: Monday to Friday

    • Glorietta 5 (Makati) to SM North EDSA, Eton Centris, and Trinoma (Quezon City) and vice-versa

    Weekday tours:

    IMAGE P2P Bus Facebook

    Details:
    Ride fare: Trinoma to Ayala – Php 95 (regular), Php 70 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    SM Mega to SM North – Php 65 (regular), Php 50 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator
    : Froelich Tours
    Operation: Monday to Friday

    Weekend Double Deck Tours             

    IMAGE P2P Bus Facebook

    Details:
    Ride fare: 
    Trinoma to Ayala – Php 75 (regular), Php 60 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    SM Mega to SM North – Php 50 (regular), Php 40 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students) 
    Operator: Froelich Tours
    Operation: Monday to Friday

    • Ayala Center (Makati) to Trinoma (Quezon City) and vice-versa

    IMAGE P2P Bus Facebook

    Details:
    Ride fare: Php 100 (regular), Php 80 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator
    : Froelich Tours Skyline
    Operation: Monday to Saturday, including public holidays

    • San Lorenzo Place (Makati) to Vista Mall Daang Hari (Bacoor, Cavite) and vice-versa

    IMAGE from Metroexpress Facebook Page

    Details:
    Ride fare: 
    Php 150
    Operator: Metro Express
    Operation: Monday to Friday

    • San Lorenzo Place (Makati) to Camella Dasma Highway (Dasmariñas, Cavite) and vice-versa

    IMAGE from Metroexpress Facebook Page

    Details:
    Ride fare: 
    Php 150
    Operator: Metro Express
    Operation: Monday to Friday

    • Makati CBD to Eastwood Mall (Eastwood) and vice-versa

    IMAGE Delta Neo Solutions Facebook

    Details:
    Ride fare: 
    Php 100 (regular), Php 80 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: Delta Neo Solutions
    Operation: Daily

    • Nuvali (Sta. Rosa) to Makati and vice-versa

    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.


    IMAGE Nuvali official website

    Details:
    Fare: Php 150 (regular), Php 120 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: TAS Trans P2P
    Operation: Daily

    Taguig City

    • Market! Market! (BGC) to Alabang Town Center (Muntinlupa); South Station (Muntinlupa) and vice-versa

    IMAGE HM Transport Inc. Facebook

    Alabang Town Center:
    Ride fare: Php 120 (regular), Php 100 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: HM Transport Inc.
    Schedule: Monday to Friday, from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    South Station:
    Ride fare: 
    Php 100 (regular), Php 80 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: HM Transport Inc.
    Schedule: Monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    • Market! Market! (BGC) to Alabang South Station (Muntinlupa)  and vice-versa

    IMAGE HM Transpo Facebook

    Details:
    Ride fare: 
    Php 100 (regular), Php 80 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: HM Transport Inc.
    Operation: Monday to Saturday

    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.

    IMAGE P2P Premium Bus Service

    Details:
    Fare: Php 40 (regular), Php 30 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: Froelich Tours
    Operation: Monday to Friday

    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(Katipunan) to Glorietta 3 (Makati)

    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.

    IMAGE Delta Neo Solutions P2p Facebook


    IMAGE Delta Neo Solutions P2P Facebook

    Details:
    Fare: Php 80 (regular), Php 64 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: DNS Delta Neosolutions
    Operation: Monday to Sunday

    • North Avenue (Quezon City) to Robinsons Place Malolos (Bulacan) and vice-versa

    IMAGE Delta Neo Solutions Facebook

    IMAGE PGTS Facebook

    IMAGE PGTS Facebook

    Details:
    Ride fare: 
    Php 80
    Operator: Precious Grace Transport Services
    Operation: Daily

    • Trinoma (Quezon City) to Sta. Maria (Bulacan) and vice-versa

    IMAGE PGTS Facebook

    IMAGE PGTS Facebook

    IMAGE PGTS Facebook

    IMAGE PGTS Facebook

    IMAGE PGTS Facebook

    IMAGE PGTS Facebook

    Details:
    Ride fare: 
    Php 70
    Operator: Precious Grace Transport Services
    Operation: Daily

     

    • Robinsons Galleria (Quezon City) to Clark (Pampanga) and vice-versa

    IMAGE Genesis P2P Facebook

    Details:
    Ride fare: 
    Php 30 (regular), Php 24 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: Genesis P2p Transport
    Operation: Monday to Friday

    Alabang, Muntinlupa City

    IMAGE by Patsy Lascano, grabbed from Sakay.ph

    • Alabang-Cavite routes

    IMAGE MetroExpress Point-to-Point Bus Service

    IMAGE MetroExpress Point-to-Point Bus Service

    Details:
    Fare: Bacoor to Alabang – Php 50, Php 40 (Senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Dasmariñas to Alabang – Php 70, Php 56 (Senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: Metro Express
    Operation: Everyday

    • Starmall Alabang (Muntinlupa) to Camella Dasma Highway (Dasmariñas, Cavite) and vice-versa

    IMAGE Metroexpress Facebook Page

    IMAGE from Metroexpress Facebook Page

    Details:
    Fare: Php 45
    Operator
    : Metro Express
    Operation: Monday to Sunday

    • Alabang Town Center (Muntinlupa) to Lawton (Manila) and vice-versa

     

    IMAGE from Alabang Town Center Facebook page

    Details:
    Ride Fare: 
    Php 180 (regular), Php 80 (senior citizens, PWDs, and students)
    Operator: N. Dela Rosa Liner
    Operation: Monday to Friday

     

    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.

    IMAGE Genesis Transport Services Facebook

    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).

    Details:
    Ride fare:
    Php 350
    Operator:
    Genesis Transport Inc.
    Operation:
    Daily

     

    *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, Nuvali.ph

               
               
    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
    4 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! 🙂

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    6 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
    9 months ago

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

    Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Qc to moa sana meron and vice versa

    Anonymous
    11 months ago

    Sana may Dasmarinas to Ayala point to point

    Anonymous
    one year ago

    nde abot sa Pairbiew? ala nman cuenta bus n yan

    one year ago
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