Travel Like a VIP With These Local Deluxe Buses
by Sherry Tadeja, April 18, 2019 1:30pm
It's true the journey matters more than the destination—even if it is meant figuratively, the same principle applies when you travel. Because the journey involves being on the road and seeing other sights—and a few bathroom stops—before arriving at the destination. More often than not, the journey can make or break the itinerary at hand.
For land trips that take a minimum of four hours to a day, it’s good to know passengers now have an option for more comfort. Local bus lines are already offering deluxe class buses. Think first-class seats in airlines complete with reclining seats, complimentary food and drinks, in-flight entertainment and built-in comfort rooms!
Dying to know what those bus lines are? Check it out below.
Rates: 100php to 150php/each
Point-to-Point Buses or P2P are one of Metro Manila's elevated buses for commuters. From the name itself, P2P buses only load and unload from its point A and point B destination. Its provincial versions though make an exception to get more passengers. Compared to other buses, P2P is leveled-up options to commute around the city.
P2P Buses are considered premium bus vehicles as it offers TV seatback screens, free WiFi, leather reclining seats and PWD-spaces. Other P2P buses are available in double-deckers with comfort rooms—a true key feature for a public vehicle.
P2P is all over the Metro particularly servicing commuters living in Quezon City, Ortigas, Makati, Alabang, and Cavite.
Rates: 960php (Cubao to Baler, Aurora; Cubao to Baguio, Benguet)
Here's a true r&r way to travel up North—Genesis Bus, a known local bus line with trips to Baguio and Baler from Manila and vice versa, has a VIP option the Joybus Deluxe. The JoyBus has leather seats, spacious leg room, free bottled water, and free snacks, blankets, a comfort room, seatback screens, and WiFi connection.
Joybus Deluxe is a bus from Genesis Bus so, better check out its terminals at Pasay, Cubao, and Baguio.
Rates: 750php (Cubao to Baguio; Pasay to Baguio)
Another bus line to travel up to Baguio is Victory Liner. This bus line also happens to step up their services with their first class deluxe bus with leather reclining seats, more leg space, complimentary snacks, comfort rooms, limited passenger count, and electric sockets!
Rates: 805php (Cubao to Vigan); 965php (Cubao to Laog)
Trips from Manila to Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, and vice versa can be a piece of cake with Partas' Super Deluxe Bus. Besides the usual deluxe amenities (reclining seats, seatbelts, headrests, TV seatback screens), the bus has unique features like USB power ports and CCTV cameras.
Rates: 1003php/each (Cubao to Naga City; Naga City to Cubao)
Peñafrancia Tours, a local bus line best known for their Luzon-Visayas Routes, offers a unique bus experience for the long hours on the road with massage chairs and leathered lazy boy seats. Surely, a land trip can't get any more relaxing than that.
Rates: 900php/each (Cubao to Laoag)
Those who spend 8-10 hours of traveling up from Manila to Laoag and vice versa can find solace with Fariñas Trans. Their Super Deluxe Bus offers entertainment features; get to watch movies, listen to music, or play video games at the comfort of your seat. They also have charging outlets to juice up your important gadgets. There's also built-in comfort rooms for an added convenience.
True, traveling deluxe style leans more on the experience rather than the destination itself. But, hey, if you got the coins to spend and a keen sense of adventure, then do it! After all, if you're going for it, why not make the most out of the experience, right?