June 30, 2017

Guide to P2P Bus Service for Expats

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  • 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 mode in particular 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 on 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 80, Php 64 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 80 regular, Php 64 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 55, Php 40 for 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 25

    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.

     

    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.

    There are two one routes that serve Ortigas Center, apart from the mall-hopping weekend bus provided by Froelich Tours:

    RRCG’s Starmall P2P Bus Service from Starmall Alabang to Starmall EDSA Shaw, which has a stop at Robinson’s Galleria:

    Fare: Php 80, Php 64 for senior citizens, PWDs, and students/ IMAGE RRCG P2P BUS

    and 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

    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.

     

    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

    *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

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