Mar 13, 2019

If you are one of those people who take the long commute from your home in the provinces to your work in the metro, here’s a piece of good news: The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is opening 28 new Premium Point-to-Point (P2P) bus service routes this year.

Through the Memorandum Circular 2019-010 signed last week, LTFRB has effectively started accepting applications from franchise applicants to cover the following routes:

Angat, Bulacan to North EDSA, Quezon City

Route length: approximately 59.5 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 19
One-way fare: P240

Angat, Bulacan to Lawton (with special stop at Tutuban)

Route length: approximately 62 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 19
One-way fare: P248

Balagtas, Bulacan to North EDSA

Route length: approximately 30 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 15
One-way fare: P120

Pandi, Bulacan to North EDSA

Route length: approximately 43.3 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 15
One-way fare: P175

Plaridel, Bulacan to North EDSA

Route length: approximately 42.7 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 15
One-way fare: P170

Calamba, Laguna to Makati (with special stops in Cabuyao, Laguna)

Route length: approximately 54.5 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 15
One-way fare: P220

Calamba, Laguna to BGC/Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City (with special stops in Cabuyao, Laguna)

Route length: approximately 55.2 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 15
One-way fare: P220

Calamba, Laguna to Lawton (with special stops in Cabuyao, Laguna)

Route length: approximately 60.4 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 16
One-way fare: P240

NAIA/Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) to Baguio

Route length: approximately 269 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 48
One-way fare: P1,080

Clark to Baguio

Route length: approximately 176 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 30
One-way fare: P700

Cebu City to Lapu-Lapu City (with special stops in Mandaue City)

Route length: approximately 20.5 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 20
One-way fare: P80

Cebu City to Danao City (with special stops in Mandaue City, Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela)

Route length: approximately 78.8 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 45
One-way fare: P315

Cebu City to Sibonga (with special stops in Talisay, Minglanilla, Naga, San Fernando, Carcar City)

Route length: approximately 75.1 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 45
One-way fare: P300

Iloilo City to Iloilo International Airport

Route length: approximately 20.2 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 15
One-way fare: P80

Iloilo City to Caticlan

Route length: approximately 229 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 50
One-way fare: P920

Iloilo City to Kalibo Airport

Route length: approximately 180 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 45
One-way fare: P720

Philippine Arena to Clark

Route length: approximately 75.8 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 15
One-way fare: P300

Philippine Arena to Calumpit, Bulacan (with special stops in Bocaue)

Route length: approximately 27.4 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 15
One-way fare: P110

Philippine Arena to La Union

Route length: approximately 244 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 36
One-way fare: P980

Philippine Arena to Central (Quezon City)

Route length: approximately 24.7 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 20
One-way fare: P100

Batangas City to Alabang

Route length: approximately 80 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 19
One-way fare: P320

Batangas City to Lawton (with special stop at Buendia)

Route length: approximately 104 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 40
One-way fare: P420

Batangas City to Ortigas

Route length: approximately 103 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 21
One-way fare: P410

Batangas City to Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX)

Route length: approximately 100 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 27
One-way fare: P400

Lipa, Batangas to Alabang

Route length: approximately 62 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 20
One-way fare: P250

Lipa, Batangas to Lawton (with special stop at Buendia)

Route length: approximately 86 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 35
One-way fare: P340

Lipa, Batangas to Ortigas

Route length: approximately 84 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 35
One-way fare: P340

Lipa, Batangas to Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX)

Route length: approximately 82 km.
No. of authorized bus units: 25
One-way fare: P330

Through the memorandum, LTFRB has set out agreements and qualifications for applications who will be awarded one package of two-three routes, including that all units be delivered in a span of nine months.

The popularity of P2P buses among commuters surged in the last few years because it is seen as an alternative to combat long, and not to mention, hellish transport conditions. Premium P2P buses boast of its cushioned reclining chairs, free wifi, and entertainment pads (on some units).

 

Header photo courtesy of PIA Bulacan Facebook page

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