In July, provincial bus operator Pangasinan Solid North Transit (PSNT) launched the first Manila–Baguio point-to- point (P2P) bus service. The route begins at the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) and terminates at Governor Pack Road in Baguio City, Benguet, with the journey taking approximately five to six hours.
PSNT’s buses depart hourly — from 2am to 11pm daily — from PITX and each trip includes a stopover at the JAC Liner Terminal in Kamias, Quezon City, where more passengers may board and travel onward. From there, travel time is estimated to be four to five hours. The one-way fare per person is Php525 — whether you’re riding from PITX or Quezon City — with seniors, students and persons with disabilities (PWDs) entitled to 20% off tickets. Tickets may be purchased at the terminals (subject to availability) — to avoid disappointment, it’s best to purchase them online (biyaheroes.com) ahead of time. The ticketing site also allows you to book your subsequent transportation (via land and sea) to popular destinations around the Philippines.
Pet- And People-friendly
Each P2P bus seats 45 passengers and includes amenities like air-conditioning, free WiFi, complimentary bottled water, phone charging ports, individual entertainment systems and an in-bus toilet. You’re also allowed to bring small pets, as long as they’re kept clean and contained. Recently, PSNT also launched a 28-seater P2P bus with plush recliners.
Shorter Travel Times
Calculating the travel time between Manila and Baguio is tricky, especially if you factor in the unpredictable traffic. Via private car, it can take four to six hours. With public buses, there are several options with prices ranging from Php480 to Php800 per person, and journeys stretching from four to eight hours. By comparison, PSNT’s service is an option that could save you up to two hours on the road.
Summer Capital Of The Philippines
Baguio, or the City of Pines, is a mountain town famous for its cool weather. When you alight at Gov Pack Road, it’s a 10-minute walk to places like Burnham Park and lively Session Road.