Over the past few years, Baguio City has gotten closer and closer to Manila. What used to be an eight-hour drive was shortened to six. And now, if conditions are right, you can reach the City of Pines in only four hours.

But it’s not just the travel time that underwent major changes. Even when you’re taking public transportation, the quality of the journey has vastly improved too. Not only is the ride smoother — thanks to our expressways — the experience onboard the new buses are a lot more pleasant now. It’s no wonder why more and more people choose to visit Baguio these days.

Baguio is only 4-6 hours away from Manila, depending on which part of Manila you’re coming from, which route the bus takes, and whether or not it makes a stop along the way. Regular buses usually take Dau Exit (NLEX) or Concepcion Exit (SCTEX) and make at least one stop. Travel time is around 6 hours.

But executive buses like Victory Liner’s First Class service and Joy Bus are now available. They take every expressway ahead and they don’t make any stop, cutting down the travel time to only 4-5 hours.

In this post, we’ll share with you the schedules and fares of Victory Liner and Joy Bus (as of April 2019). The reason we’re focusing on these two is because they are the only bus companies we have tried. PARTAS and Dagupan Bus Lines have daily buses bound for Baguio too, but I never got to use their service yet.

CUBAO TO BAGUIO – Joy Bus

Below is the timetable followed by JoyBus for their Cubao-to-Baguio route. We also indicated the types of buses. Both Premier and Deluxe classes are 28-seater executive coaches with wide legroom, restroom, free snacks and free wi-fi, but Premier is their top class with USB ports and a personal entertainment device. Items in bold are the Premier buses.

FARE
Deluxe: P720
Premier: P740

  • 12:01 am – Deluxe
  • 02:30 am – Premier
  • 03:30 am – Deluxe
  • 04:30 am – Premier
  • 08:30 am – Deluxe
  • 11:00 am – Deluxe
  • 12:00 pm – Premier
  • 02:00 pm – Deluxe
  • 04:00 pm – Premier
  • 06:00 pm – Deluxe
  • 08:00 pm – Deluxe
  • 10:00 pm – Deluxe
  • 11:00 pm – Deluxe

CUBAO TO BAGUIO – Victory Liner

Here are the departure times and the routes the buses will take to get to Baguio. Items in bold are FIRST CLASS buses, which have bigger legroom, free snacks, free water, and restrooms onboard. The rest are regular aircon buses.

FARE
Regular aircon: P485
First class: P800

  • 12:15 am – TPLEX Pozorrubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 01:00 am – Dau via Concepcion
  • 02:00 am – Concepcion
  • 03:00 am – Concepcion
  • 04:00 am – Dau via Concepcion
  • 05:00 am – Concepcion
  • 06:00 am – Dau via Concepcion
  • 07:00 am – Dau via Concepcion
  • 08:00 am – Dau via Concepcion
  • 09:00 am – Dau via Concepcion
  • 10:00 am – TPLEX / Gerona
  • 10:15 am – TPLEX Pozorrubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 11:00 am – Concepcion
  • 12:00 pm – Concepcion
  • 12:20 pm – TPLEX Pozorrubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 01:00 pm – Concepcion
  • 02:00 pm – Dau / Luisita Exit
  • 02:15 pm – TPLEX Pozorrubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 03:00 pm – Concepcion
  • 04:00 pm – Dau / Luisita Exit
  • 05:00 pm – Dau / Luisita Exit
  • 06:00 pm – Concepcion
  • 07:00 pm – Concepcion
  • 08:00 pm – Dau / Luisita Exit
  • 08:15 pm – TPLEX Pozorrubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 09:00 pm – Concepcion
  • 10:00 pm – Concepcion
  • 10:30 pm – SCTEX/Luisita Exit
  • 11:00 pm – SCTEX/Luisita Exit
  • 11:15 pm – TPLEX Pozorrubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 11:30 pm – Concepcion
  • 11:55 pm – Concepcion

To check updated timetable, visit the Victory Liner website.


PASAY TO BAGUIO – Joy Bus

Below is the timetable followed by JoyBus for their Pasay-to-Baguio route. Both Premier and Deluxe classes are 28-seater executive coaches with wide legroom, restroom, free snacks and free wi-fi, but Premier is their top class with USB ports and a personal entertainment device. Items in bold are the Premier buses.

FARE
Deluxe: P730
Premier: P760

  • 12:01 am – Deluxe
  • 01:30 am – Premier
  • 02:30 am – Deluxe
  • 03:30 am – Premier
  • 08:30 am – Deluxe
  • 10:00 am – Deluxe
  • 11:00 am – Premier
  • 01:00 pm – Deluxe
  • 02:30 pm – Deluxe
  • 04:00 pm – Premier
  • 06:00 pm – Deluxe
  • 09:30 pm – Deluxe

PASAY TO BAGUIO – Victory Liner

Here are the departure times and the routes the buses will take to get to Baguio. Items in bold are FIRST CLASS buses, which have bigger legroom, free snacks, free water, and restrooms onboard. The rest are regular aircon buses.

FARE
Regular aircon: P496
First class: P800

  • 12:30 am – via Gerona
  • 01:00 am – via Urdaneta
  • 01:15 am – via TPLEX/Pozzorubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 02:00 am – via Gerona
  • 03:00 am – via Luisita
  • 04:00 am – via Gerona
  • 05:00 am – via Urdaneta
  • 06:00 am – via Gerona
  • 06:15 am – via TPLEX/Pozzorubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 07:00 am – via Luisita
  • 08:00 am – via Gerona
  • 09:00 am – via Urdaneta
  • 09:30 am – via Luisita
  • 10:00 am – via Gerona
  • 10:30 am – via Luisita
  • 11:00 am – via Gerona
  • 11:30 am – via Urdaneta
  • 12:00 pm – via Luisita
  • 01:00 pm – via Gerona
  • 01:15 pm – via TPLEX/Pozzorubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 02:00 pm – via Urdaneta
  • 02:30 pm – via Luisita
  • 03:00 pm – via Gerona
  • 04:00 pm – via Gerona
  • 04:30 pm – via Luisita
  • 05:00 pm – via Gerona
  • 06:00 pm – via Urdaneta
  • 06:30 pm – via Luisita
  • 07:00 pm – via Gerona
  • 08:00 pm – via Gerona
  • 09:00 pm – via Urdaneta
  • 09:15 pm – via TPLEX/Pozzorubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 09:30 pm – via Luisita
  • 10:00 pm – via Gerona
  • 10:30 pm – via Luisita
  • 11:00 pm – via Urdaneta
  • 11:30 pm – via Gerona
  • 11:45 pm – via TPLEX/Pozzorubio (FIRST CLASS)
  • 11:55 pm – via Urdaneta

To check updated timetable, visit the Victory Liner website.


AVENIDA TO BAGUIO – Joy Bus

Premier buses are not yet available for the Avenida-Baguio route, but you can take the deluxe and semi-deluxe buses. Here’s the schedule and fares.

FARE
Deluxe: P720
Semi-deluxe: P600

  • 12:30 am – Deluxe
  • 01:00 pm – Semi-Deluxe
  • 03:00 pm – Deluxe
  • 07:00 pm – Semi-Deluxe

SAMPALOC TO BAGUIO – Victory Liner

Only regular aircon buses are available at Victory Liner’s Sampaloc Terminal. No first class option.

FARE
Regular aircon: P487

  • 04:00 am – via Dau
  • 06:00 am – via Dau
  • 08:00 am – via Dau
  • 10:00 am – via Dau
  • 12:00 pm – via Dau
  • 03:00 pm – via Dau
  • 11:00 pm – via Dau

To check updated timetable, visit the Victory Liner website.


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