Last updated: 2 MARCH 2021

More and more popular tourist destinations in the country are gradually opening their doors again to visitors to help the economy bounce back. One of them is Baguio. Of course, guidelines and protocols are still implemented and must be strictly followed by inbound travelers, especially tourists.

Following the reopening of Baguio to leisure travelers, bus companies are doing the same for their routes, especially the Manila to Baguio trips. If you are traveling to Baguio from Manila soon, here are the bus schedules for both Genesis Transport (including JoyBus) and Victory Liner bus companies.

Genesis Bus Schedule

Genesis has daily trips from Manila to Baguio and Baguio to Manila. As of this writing, there’s only one bus per day.


  • JoyBus (Premier)
    Daily, 8:30 am
  • North Genesis
    Daily, 12:00 pm


  • North Genesis
    Daily, 6:00 am
  • JoyBus (Premiere)
    Daily, 9:00 am
  • Genesis
    Daily, 11:00 am

Note that Genesis and North Genesis buses have 2×2 seating arrangement while the more upscale JoyBus follows the 2×1 arrangement. All premium buses have a restroom (CR) on board.

Victory Liner Baguio Schedule & Fare


  • 8:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 7:00 pm

Point-to-point fare: PhP 576


  • 7:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

Point-to-point fare: PhP 576

Requirements When Traveling To Baguio

Requirements vary depending on what category of traveler you fall under. Check out the matrix below.

Antigen Swab Testing at Cubao Terminal

UPDATE: The government no longer requires swab tests. But it is not clear whether or not bus companies would continue requiring a negative test from their passengers. Check back soon for update or message Victory Liner directly.

You may undergo one at Victory Liner’s Cubao terminal. They have partnered with Hero Laboratories for this.

Here are the details:

Swab Test Cost: PHP 800

Testing Schedule:

  • 8:00AM to 10:00AM
  • 1:00PM to 3:00PM

For more information, you may contact: 09178425463.

Note that passengers are NOT required to avail of the test from them. You may still go to another accredited laboratory of your choice.

Rules when Taking Public Transportation

Victory Liner also reminds everyone to observe the government policies when taking public utility vehicles including buses:

DOT-Accredited Baguio Hotels

If you’re traveling for leisure and you’re looking for a place to stay, it is highly recommended to book an accommodation with a Certificate of Authority to Operate (CAO) from the Department of Tourism. Here are just a few of many options:

For more options, check out this post: LIST OF DOT-ACCREDITED HOTELS IN BAGUIO!

If you know a local, you may also stay with a relative or a friend as long as the area is not on hard lockdown. However, staying in a stranger’s residence for a fee is NOT ALLOWED and is punishable by law. If you’re paying for lodging, make sure you book an authorized hotel or inn.

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Images courtesy of Victory Liner.

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