Expats Guide: P2P Bus Service in Metro Manila

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One thing that you should prepare yourself for when you come to the Philippines is traffic. Unfortunate as it may be, this is one of the most pressing problems in the country at the moment that a lot of solutions are being formulated to alleviate it. Some work, others don’t; but the government continuously tries hard to find ways to make life better for commuters. No, there aren’t fewer vehicles on the roads and main highways are still jammed during most part of the day, but now there are alternatives to jeepneys, trains and buses for the every day working class hero.

This alternative is the P2P Bus Service also known as Point-to-Point Bus Service. Initiated by the Department of Transportation (DOTr), this project aims to give Filipino commuters another means of transport to get to and from their homes comfortably and securely. As the name suggests, P2P bus service takes passengers from their point of origin to their destination directly, with no stopovers, allowing for a hassle-free and quicker trip. This makes the traffic jam in EDSA a little more bearable for anyone who battles it. Buses leave the terminals on the dot, so it’s important for commuters to plan their trip to get there on time.

If you wish to experience commuting in Metro Manila, the P2P bus service could be a great start. It’s accessible and cost-efficient. You may pay in cash or if you have the Beep Card- same card used for MRT and LRT- you may use it as mode of payment.

To guide you on this journey, we put together a list of P2P bus trips available in key cities, grouped per P2P bus station. Save this page so that you’re ready the next time you suddenly feel the need to just sit your whole trip out.

 

RIDE FROM THE SOUTH

 

1) Alabang Town Center to Greenbelt 1

If you’re coming from the South side of the Metro, Alabang Town Center can be your takeoff point to go on a professional or leisure trip in the country’s business and shopping district, Makati City.

Monday to Friday

From Alabang Town Center:

5:30AM

6:00AM – 9:00AM (15-minute interval)

9:00AM – 9:00PM (30-minute interval)

 

From Greenbelt 1:

6:30AM – 4:30PM (30-minute interval)

4:45PM – 7:45PM (15-minute interval)

8:00PM – 10:00PM (30-minute interval)

Saturday

From Alabang Town Center:

6:00AM – 8:30AM (30-minute interval)

9:00AM – 5:00PM (1-hour interval)

5:30PM – 8:30PM (30-minute interval)

 

From Greenbelt 1:

7:00AM – 9:00AM (30-minute interval)

10:00AM – 5:00PM (1-hour interval)

5:30PM – 9:30PM (30-minute interval)

Sunday

From Alabang Town Center: 9:00AM – 8:00PM (1-hour interval)

From Greenbelt 1: 10:00AM – 9:00PM (1-hour interval)

***Fare: P80.00; Senior Citizen/PWD/Pregnant Women: P64.00

 

2) Alabang Town Center to Market! Market!

Market! Market! is located in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. This mall can be your gateway to the hip and happening bars and restaurants in BGC.

Monday to Saturday

From Alabang Town Center:

5:30AM – 7:30PM (30-minute interval)

From Market! Market!

6:30AM – 8:30PM (30-minute interval)

***Fare: P100.00; Senior Citizen/PWD/Pregnant Women: P80.00

 

STRAIGHT OUTTA NORTH

 

3) Robinson’s Galleria to Glorietta 3

If your home is located within the vicinity of Robinson’s Galleria mall in Quezon City and you have a meeting or you’re looking to explore the Makati area, here is a list of departure times you can choose from:

Monday to Friday

From Robinson’s Galleria:

7:00AM – 10:30AM (30-minute interval)

11:00AM – 7:30PM (1-hour interval)

From Glorietta 3:

7:30AM

11:00AM – 3:00PM (1-hour interval)

4:30PM – 7:00PM (30-minute interval)

8:00PM

***Fare: P30.00; Senior Citizen/PWD/Pregnant Women: P24.00

 

4) SM North EDSA to SM Megamall

These two hubs are two of the busiest terminals in the city. For your convenience, steer away from the rush hour schedule.

Monday-Friday

From SM North Edsa:

5AM

5:30AM – 6:00AM (15-minute interval)

6:10AM – 8:00AM (10-minute interval)

8:15AM – 9:00AM (15-minute interval)

9:20AM – 10:00AM (20-minute interval)

10:30AM – 5:00PM (30-minute interval)

5:45PM

6:30PM – 11:00PM (30-minute interval)

From SM Megamall:

6AM

6:30AM – 7:00AM (15-minute interval)

7:30AM – 4:00PM (30-minute interval)

4:15PM – 7:00PM (15-minute interval)

7:20PM – 11:00PM (20-minute interval)

11:30PM

***Fare: P60.00; Senior Citizen/PWD/Pregnant Women: P45.00

 

5) Trinoma to Glorietta 5

Whether you’re traveling from Quezon City to Makati for work or pleasure or the other way around, be sure to plan your itinerary with any of the following departure times:

Monday to Friday

From Trinoma:

5:00AM

5:30AM – 6:00AM (15-minute interval)

6:10AM – 8:00AM (10-minute interval)

8:15AM – 9:00AM (15-minute interval)

9:20AM – 10:00AM (20-minute interval)

10:30AM – 5:00PM (30-minute interval)

5:45PM

6:30PM – 10:30PM (30-minute interval)

 

From Glorietta 5:

6:00AM

6:30AM – 7:00AM (15-minute interval)

7:30AM – 4:00PM (30-minute interval)

4:15PM – 7:00PM (15-minute interval)

7:20PM – 11:00PM (20-minute interval)

11:30PM

 

***Fare: P75.00; Senior Citizen/PWD/Pregnant Women: P60.00

 

You probably noticed that most of the P2P bus stations are located in major malls across Metro Manila. This helps passengers and even non-regular commuters like you to have an easy access for an overall convenient experience as you wait for your turn to board the next bus.

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