There are two major categories of buses, provincial buses, which zip through the provinces to connect every major city or town, and city buses, which are less common as most places would have jeepneys instead as streets are narrow.
Bus Rapid Transit
The country's first bus rapid transit (BRT), the EDSA Carousel in Metro Manila, began operation in 2020. This route, which only uses low-floor buses, run the whole length of EDSA down from the Bonifacio Monument in Caloocan into SM Mall of Asia in Pasay, and into Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).
These are the following routes and corresponding fare matrix of Public Utility Buses (PUBs) that will provide service to our commuters starting July 24, 2020.
These are the routes that have been open since the first week of June 2020:
- Portion of Route E (EDSA Carousel) EDSA BusWay
- Route 1 Monumento-Balagtas
- Route 2 Monument – PITX via R10
- Route 3 Monumento-Valenzuela Gateway Complex via NLEX
- Route 4 North EDSA-Fairview via Quirino Highway
- Route 5 Quezon Avenue-Angat via Commonwealth
- Route 6 Quezon Avenue - EDSA Taft (Manila)
- Route 7 Quezon Avenue-Montalban (Rodriguez, Rizal)
- Route 8 Cubao-Montalban (Rodriguez, Rizal)
- Route 9 Cubao-Antipolo *to augment LRT-2
- Route 10 Cubao – Doroteo Jose
- Route 11 Gilmore-Taytay via Ortigas Ave. Ext.
- Route 12 Pasig-Kalentong via Shaw Blvd.
- Route 13 Buendia-BGC
- Route 14 Ayala-Alabang
- Route 15 Ayala-Biñan
- Route 16 Ayala Ave - FTI
- Route 17 Monumento-EDSA Taft *to augment LRT-1
- Route 18 PITX-NAIA Loop
- Route 19 North EDSA-BGC via Luzon Avenue, C5
- Route 20 Monumento-Meycauayan via NLEX
- Route 21 Monument-San Jose Del Monte via NLEX (Marilao Exit)
- Route 22 Monumento-Angat via NLEX (Bocaue Exit)
- Route 23 PITX-Sucat
- Route 24 PITX-Alabang
- Route 25 BGC-Alabang via SLEX, Bicutan, Sucat
- Route 26 PITX-Naic via CAVITEX, Antero Soriano Hwy.
- Route 27 PITX-Trece Martires
- Route 28 PITX-Dasmariñas
- Route 29 PITX – General Mariano Alvarez
- Route 30 PITX-Cavite City
Click the link above to see detailed bus stops, schedules and fares for each routes.
METRO MANILA BUS TRANSIT MAP
To understand thoroughly about these routes, here's a detailed infographic of bus routes in, from and to Metro Manila:
OTHER BUS UPDATES IN PH
OTHER ATTRACTIONS TO SEE IN MANILA
OTHER TRANSPORTATION INFO IN PH
- PITX GUIDE: Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (Routes, How To Book Ticket, How To Get There)
- List of Ferry Operators in the Philippines
- List of Airlines in the Philippines
- List of Airports in the Philippines
- List of Railways and Metro Rail Lines in the Philippines
- List of Major Roads in Metro Manila