Premium Point-to-Point (P2P) Bus Service was launched in 2016 as one of the government’s solutions to the problem of heavy traffic in Metro Manila. The project was aimed at providing a safe, comfortable and efficient alternative to the riding public, especially to car-owners (in the hopes that they would commute instead)
On March 12, the Philippines’ transport regulator has opened 28 new routes, commuters can now avail of this additional premium point-to-point (P2P) bus service.
Based on the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Memorandum Circular 2019-010, new routes of P2P Buses will be distributed through 16 franchise packages.
If you’re coming from Angat, Balagtas, Pandi, and Plaridel, Bulacan, you may go down to North EDSA in Quezon City. Next, if from the Philippine Arena in Bulacan, the bus will stop at Clark in Pampanga, Calumpit in Bulacan, La Union, and Central in Quezon City.
Then from Calamba, Laguna, the end route can be in Makati City, BGC / Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, and Lawton in Manila.
Meanwhile, if the trip will start from NAIA / PITX and Clark, Pampanga, it will continue to Baguio.
From Batangas City, they can drive all the way to Alabang, Lawton, and PITX, while in Lipa, Batangas to Alabang, Lawton, Ortigas, and PITX.
There are also P2P buses in the Visayas. From Cebu City, you can head to Lapu-Lapu City, Danao City, and Sibonga in Cebu.
In Iloilo City, the bus will reach the Iloilo International Airport, Caticlan, and Kalibo Airport.
There are 15 units of P2P buses that travel during rush hours in Metro Manila, they served almost 800 passengers in the morning, and 600 in the evening.
According to the survey conducted by DOTC on passengers of P2P buses, 20 percent of them save a lot in terms of cost of fuels of their own cars since they chose to ride on these P2P buses.
Here are the new routes:
1. Angat, Bulacan – North EDSA, Quezon City
2. Angat, Bulacan – Lawton
3. Balagtas, Bulacan – North EDSA
4. Pandi, Bulacan – North EDSA
5. Plaridel, Bulacan – North EDSA
6. Calamba, Laguna – Makati
7. Calamba, Laguna – BGC/Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City
8. Calamba, Laguna – Lawton
9. NAIA/PITX – Baguio
10. Clark – Baguio
11. Cebu City – Lapu-Lapu City
12. Cebu City – Danao City, Cebu
13. Cebu City – Sibonga, Cebu
14. Iloilo City – Iloilo International Airport
15. Iloilo City – Caticlan
16. Iloilo City – Kalibo Airport
17. Philippine Arena – Clark
18. Philippine Arena – Calumpit, Bulacan
19. Philippine Arena – La Union
20. Philippine Arena – Central in Quezon City
21. Batangas City – Alabang
22. Batangas City – Lawton
24. Batangas City – PITX
25. Lipa, Batangas – Alabang
26. Lipa, Batangas – Lawton
27. Lipa, Batangas – Ortigas
28. Lipa, Batangas – PITX