Premium P2P Bus Service
Logo of P2P Bus
A P2P bus parked at Nuvali Transport Terminal in Santa Rosa, Laguna
A P2P bus parked at Nuvali Transport Terminal in Santa Rosa, Laguna
Overview
Locale
Transit typeExpress bus
Number of stations52
Websitep2pbus.ph
Operation
Began operationMarch 2015
Operator(s)Various private firms in partnership with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board and, in Metro Manila, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority

The Premium Point-to-Point (P2P) Bus Service, formerly known as Express Connect, is an express bus service in the Philippines administered by the Department of Transportation and operated by private bus companies in partnership with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

Introduced in March 2015, the service was initially available in Metro Manila connecting the city's suburbs to the central business districts, including the Makati CBD, Ortigas Center and Bonifacio Global City.[1] In February 2016, the express bus service to Ninoy Aquino International Airport was launched with the franchise awarded to Air Freight 2100 (UBE Express).[2] The service runs 24 hours a day with scheduled stops at the SM Mall of Asia, Entertainment City and the Makati CBD. In September 2017, the land transportation board announced services to Clark International Airport in Pampanga with three new routes provided by Genesis Transport.[3]

As of March 2019, the Department of Transportation's premium P2P bus service runs 31 routes across 52 stops in Metro Manila and nearby suburbs in the Greater Manila Area.[4] Services also began operations in the Visayas and other areas in Luzon in the same year.

Express bus routes

In March 2019, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board announced the opening of 28 new routes, including new services in Metro Cebu, Iloilo City, and Central Luzon. These routes were launched during the nationwide simultaneous launch of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) dated July 11, 2019 by this government agency.[5]

Baguio

Route Terminals via Operator
Baguio Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Terminal 3
JAC Liner Kamias Terminal
(Northbound)
Araneta City Bus Port
(Southbound)
Pangasinan Solid North Transit, Inc.
Baguio Parañaque
Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
JAC Liner Kamias Terminal
(Northbound)
Araneta City Bus Port
(Southbound)
Pangasinan Solid North Transit, Inc.

Cebu metropolitan area

Route Terminals via Operator
Cebu City
Danao
Mandaue
Consolacion
Liloan
Compostela
Vallacar Transit, Inc.
Cebu City
Lapu-Lapu
Mandaue Vallacar Transit, Inc.
Cebu City
Sibonga
Talisay
Minglanilla
Naga
San Fernando
Carcar
Vallacar Transit, Inc.

Central Luzon

Route Terminals via Operator
Clark International Airport Diliman
Trinoma
Clark Freeport
(SM City Clark, DOTR Main Office)
Genesis Transport Service, Inc.
Clark International Airport Ortigas Center
Robinsons Galleria
Clark Freeport
(SM City Clark, DOTR Main Office)
Genesis Transport Services, Inc.
Clark International Airport Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Terminal 3
Genesis Transport Services, Inc
Clark International Airport
Olongapo
Subic Bay Freeport
Victory Liner, Inc.
Clark International Airport
Vigan Partas Transportation Co., Inc.

Iloilo City

Route Terminals via Operator
Iloilo City
Iloilo Business Park
Iloilo International Airport
Southwest Tours (Boracay), Inc.
Iloilo City
Iloilo Business Park
Kalibo International Airport
Vallacar Transit, Inc.
Iloilo City
Iloilo Business Park
Malay
Boracay Airport (Caticlan)
Vallacar Transit, Inc.

Manila metropolitan area

Main article: List of bus routes in Metro Manila § Express service

References

  1. ^ Lopez, Franz (23 March 2015). "Fast, convenient: EDSA express buses hit the road". Rappler. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  2. ^ Manila International Airport Authority (17 February 2016). "Premium airport bus service now available". Official Gazette (Philippines). Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  3. ^ "LOOK: New Clark-Manila P2P buses to start Sept. 15". CNN Philippines. 14 September 2017. Archived from the original on 23 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  4. ^ "P2P Bus Network". Department of Transportation. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  5. ^ San Juan, Alexandria Dennise (19 March 2019). "LTFRB opens 28 P2P routes for franchise". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 23 March 2019. Retrieved 23 March 2019.