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Last updated: 16 October 2022

UBE Express is back!

One of the most convenient Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) transfers, UBE Express was also affected by the pandemic. Thankfully, since travel restrictions and protocols had eased, it reinstated some of its pre-pandemic routes including to and from Araneta City (Cubao, Quezon City) and Santa Rosa (Laguna) starting June 30; and to and from Robinsons Place Manila starting July 1.

If you have travel plans coming up, you can take note of these details for your transportation to and from the airport. Below are the complete schedule, fares, and payment methods of these UBE Express routes.

NAIA TO CUBAO (NAIA Terminal 3 to Araneta City)

As of: 16 OCTOBER 2022

NAIA to Cubao to NAIA UBE Express

  • 5:30 AM
  • 7:30 AM
  • 9:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 1:30 PM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM

Fare: P200
Payment Method: Cash and Beep Card

Pick up point: TERMINAL 3 ONLY. No pick up at Terminals 1, 2 and 4. If your flight is using another terminal, make your way to Terminal 3 first.
UBE Express Booth is located at Bay 10.
Bus stops at Bays 11 or 12.


CUBAO TO NAIA (Araneta City to NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 & 4)

As of: 16 OCTOBER 2022

  • 6:00 AM
  • 7:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM
  • 9:30 PM

Fare: P200
Payment Method: Beep Card ONLY


NAIA to Robinsons Manila UBE Express Schedule

NAIA to MANILA (NAIA Terminal 3 to Robinsons Place Manila)

As of: 7 SEPTEMBER 2022

  • 8:30 AM
  • 12:30 AM
  • 2:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM

Fare: P150
Payment Method: Cash and Beep Card

Pick up point: TERMINAL 3 ONLY. No pick up at Terminals 1, 2 and 4. If your flight is using another terminal, make your way to Terminal 3 first.
UBE Express Booth is located at Bay 10.
Bus stops at Bays 11 or 12.


MANILA TO NAIA (Robinsons Place Manila to NAIA Terminals 1, 2, 3 & 4)

As of: 7 SEPTEMBER 2022

  • 10:00 AM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 4:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM

Fare: P150
Payment Method: Beep Card ONLY


NAIA to Laguna to Manila Airport UBE Express

NAIA TO LAGUNA (NAIA Terminal 3 to Robinsons Sta. Rosa)

As of: 16 OCTOBER 2022

  • 3:30 AM
  • 4:30 AM
  • 6:30 AM
  • 7:30 AM
  • 8:30 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM
  • 6:30 PM

Fare: P300
Payment Method: Cash and Beep Card


LAGUNA TO NAIA (Robinsons Sta. Rosa to NAIA Terminals 1, 2 ,3 & 4)

As of: 16 OCTOBER 2022

  • 5:00 AM
  • 6:00 AM
  • 8:30 AM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 10:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 2:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 6:30 PM
  • 7:30 PM
  • 8:30 PM

Fare: P300
Payment Method: Beep Card ONLY


Important Reminders

  • Accepted payment methods indicated below are as of 15 October. This might change without prior notice so please check the latest with UBE Express.
  • Allow some lead time, especially if you have a flight to catch. This is Metro Manila. Every schedule is tentative and you’ll never know what’s going to happen on the road. It’s always best to leave your house 4-5 hours before the flight to be sure. Be at the airport at least 2 hours before a domestic flight or 3 hours for international.
  • Do not try to alight other than the designated stops. These buses WILL NOT stop to pick up or drop off passengers elsewhere.
  • Don’t expect the buses to arrive or leave on time. There are many factors affecting it. Traffic conditions make it hard to stick to the timetable. TripAdvisor also has records of complaints about long waits and deviation from the schedule. They also seem to not follow the schedule strictly.
  • Schedule may change without prior notice. These timetables change frequently. We indicated the date was last updated per route. Although we try to do our best, we cannot guarantee that the info above is up-to-date all the time. We only rely on the timetables released by UBE Express and posted at public spaces. We still strongly encourage you to call UBE Express directly for the current schedules.

This post is a work in progress. We’ll be updating this as we get more information. If you have something to add to this post, let us know in the comments section below.


Where to Stay Near NAIA

If you want to stay at a hotel near the airport, here are some options.

Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City. Image from Agoda.

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About UBE Express

UBE Express is the first premium point-to-point bus to operate in Metro Manila. It’s owned and run by Airfreight 2100 Inc, the company behind AIR21. The service is still in its toddler years, but it has been growing fast, testament to the amount of public support it receives. In its first years, it ferries passengers from NAIA to Manila, Makati, and Pasay. This year, it has expanded to include Cubao, Alabang, and as far south as Nuvali in Santa Rosa, Laguna.

UBE Express takes pride in its fleet of new top-line air-conditioned buses that are all equipped with free wi-fi, GPS, and CCTV for additional safety. As a point-to-point service, it skips the countless stops that regular public buses wait, thereby cutting the travel time short. It’s also spacious, with adequate compartments for luggage, and PWD-friendly, with low-floor entry and wheelchair ramps.


Images courtesy of UBE Express


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Lynn Lavarias

I do not have a beep card. how do I get one?

Yoshke Dimen
georg salzner

how long is the ride from the airport to araneta

ajeng

everyday po b may byahe ube buss s santrosa laguna slmat po sa magrereply..

Evelina Dulce

where is the station in araneta city. it is not where it used to be. how to get beep card