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Saturday, July 15, 2017

P2P Premium Bus Service: Fast, Safe and Convenient Travel in Metro Manila


To help reduce traffic congestion and encourage private car users to use public transport, the Department of Transporation (DOTr) is planning to establish 40 routes for Point-to-Point (P2P) bus services by the end of 2017.   This June, the DOTr announced that there are already eight routes in operation from two a year ago when it was launched.  From 36 last year, there are now 85 P2P buses.






To help reduce traffic congestion and encourage private car users to use public transport, the Department of Transporation (DOTr) is planning to establish 40 routes for Point-to-Point (P2P) bus services by the end of 2017. 

This June, the DOTr announced that there are already eight routes in operation from two a year ago when it was launched.

From 36 last year, there are now 85 P2P buses.






Two new routes have introduced this July, one connecting Starmall Alabang to Vista Mall Daang Hari in Bacoor, Cavite, and another connecting the Alabang to Dasmariñas, Cavite.

The introductory regular fare for the Alabang-Bacoor route is P50, while students, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities (PWDs) are priced at P40.

The Bacoor-Dasmariñas route Meanwhile cost P70, while students, senior citizens, and PWDs are priced at P56.

The routes will operate from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a fixed schedule of trips that depart every 15 minutes during peak hours and every 30 minutes during off-peak hours, regardless of passenger count.

Here are the eight routes of P2P Bus Services
  • Trinoma (North EDSA) to Glorietta 5 (Makati)/Centris to Glorieta
  • Robinson’s Galleria (Ortigas) to Park Square Makati (Makati)
  • Alabang Town Center (Alabang) to Greenbelt 1 (Makati)
  • SM North EDSA (North EDSA) to SM Megamall (Ortigas)
  • Fairview to Makati
  • Alabang (Starmall) to Ortigas
  • Alabang (Starmall) to Bacoor, Cavite
  • Alabang to Dasmariñas, Cavite


The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ruled out that P2P buses should be equipped with modern features such as;
  • Automatic fare collection system
  • Global positioning system devices (GPS)
  • Onboard closed-circuit television cameras (CCTC)
  • Free Internet
P2P buses are persons with disability (PWD) friendly too because they are required to have low floor height, ranging from 0.28 to 0.38 meters, and space for one passenger with a wheelchair and a foldable or retractable ramp at entry.








They should be compliant with Euro IV emissions standards or run on clean alternative fuels, such as electric or hybrid vehicles.

Also, there are a designated off-street loading and unloading areas to avoid road obstruction.

To prevent on-street competition among other buses, bus drivers of P2P are paid with fixed salary and benefits with no incentives for ridership.


If you have further questions regarding P2P they can be reached through their Facebook Page.

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