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Bus To Baguio: [Updated] 2021 Schedules & Fares – JoyBus, Victory Liner, & Solid North

Looking to ride a bus to Baguio? We’ve got you covered in this post! Here are Victory Liner and JoyBus schedules to help you plan your trip!

In the past, Baguio City was an eight-hour drive. In recent years, it was shortened to six hours and now, with the right conditions, you can reach Baguio in as fast as four hours!

That’s right. You can easily reach Baguio today without any hassle.

Aside from the travel time, the quality of a bus to Baguio has improved, too. There are now new buses going to Baguio which has a smoother ride and more pleasant.

Depending on where you are coming from in Manila, Baguio is only four to six hours away. The travel time when it comes to regular buses going Baguio is around 6 hours. These usually take NLEX or SCTEX and make one or two stops.

But when it comes to a bus to Baguio, there are available executive buses like the JoyBus of Genesis Transport and the First Class Deluxe service of Victory Liner. They don’t make any stop along the way and take the expressway so the travel time is cut down from 6 hours to only 4 to 5 hours.

If you’re planning on riding a bus to Baguio, here are the fares and schedules of JoyBus and Victory Liner.

Cubao Terminal

JoyBus Schedule

JoyBus of Genesis Transport is one of the bus to Baguio I usually take when going home to Baguio because the Baguio terminal is closer to the central business district. There are two types of JoyBus buses – Premier and Deluxe. Both buses have a capacity of 28 seats. Each one offers free WiFi, restrooms, water, snacks, and wide legroom. The only difference is that Premier has a personal entertainment device (somewhat like a tablet) placed on the back of each seat and USB ports for you to charge your device.

Updated Baguio Trip Schedule as of May 22, 2021:

Cubao to Baguio (Fare: 576 pesos per way)

  • 7:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm

Baguio to Cubao (Fare: 576 pesos per way)

  • 9:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm

Victory Liner Schedule

With Victory Liner, you can either ride the Regular aircon bus or the First Class Deluxe Bus. The latter has wider legroom, free water, snacks, charging ports, and a restroom. I love riding Victory Liner when I’m planning on using my laptop onboard. Their charging ports are quite nice.

Updated Baguio Trip Schedule as of May 18, 2021:

Cubao to Baguio

  • 7:00 AM – First Trip
  • 3:00 PM – Last Trip

Baguio to Cubao

  • 8:00 AM – First Trip
  • 7:00 PM – Last Trip

Fares

  • Point-to-point Fare – 576 pesos
  • PHP 350.00 Antigen Swab Test (Baguio Resident)
  • PHP 500.00 Antigen Swab Test (Non-Resident)

You can visit the website of Victory Liner for a more updated timetable.

Pangasinan Solid North Transit

Also known as Solid North, Pangasinan Solid North Transit stops for a few minutes at JAC Liner Kamias terminal to pick up passengers. This P2P bus to Baguio is one of the most affordable buses to Baguio! Both regular P2P bus and luxury bus has its own CR and doesn’t have any stopovers.

PITX to Baguio (via Roxas Blvd. A. Bonifacio)

  • 6:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 1:00 PM

Baguio To PITX (via Roxas Blvd. A. Bonifacio)

  • 6:00 AM
  • 12:00 NN
  • 2:00 PM

Fares

  • Point-to-point Fare – 576 pesos

Updated Baguio Trip Schedule as of July 17, 2021:

Solid North Bus

Travel Requirements

Update as of July 5, 2021

Baguio City now accepts FULLY VACCINATED* TOURISTS with VALID CARD OR CERTIFICATE, as an alternate to a Negative COVID-19 Test Result!

But please still observe the following requirements and protocols:

  • pre-register at visita.baguio.gov.ph
  • no QTP, no entry!
  • triage is mandatory upon arrival
  • allowed for all ages but only those from GCQ and MGCQ areas
  • strictly observe health protocols while in the city

Note that full vaccination is only after 2 weeks from last dose.

For more info, read Update Entry Protocols as of July 5, 2021


How To Book A Bus To Baguio Online

I’ve written a step-by step guide on how to book online for both Solid North, Victory Liner and JoyBus. You can check them below. Do note that all these buses accept walk ins but to avoid the hassle of spending hours at the terminal waiting for an available seat, it’s best to book in advance.

Travel Tip: You can also book Victory Liner tickets online with 12Go Asia.

Powered by 12Go Asia system

JoyBus vs Victory Liner First Class Deluxe vs Solid North P2P Buses

JoyBus Deluxe & Premier are mostly the same as the Victory Liner First Class Deluxe bus. But here’s a  comparison between the two to help you decide which one you’d like to ride. I’ve also included two more tables for Solid North’s Regular P2P with aircon bus and their luxury class.

Features and Amenities JoyBus Premier JoyBus Deluxe Victory Liner First Class Deluxe Solid North Regular P2P with Aircon Solid North Luxury Class
Restroom
Snacks and Water
Entertainment System
Wide Legroom
WiFi
Blankets Free To Use Free To Use You Have To Purchase

According to Experience

What I like about JoyBus is that they lend their passengers blankets. Each blanket is wrapped in cellophane and washed every after use to ensure that they’re clean. Unlike JoyBus, Victory Liner buses are too cold especially when you travel at night so make sure to bring your own blanket if you don’t want to purchase from Victory Liner.

I’ve read comment threads online where people are saying that Victory Liner First Class buses have cleaner restrooms. During my travels, I find that the cleanliness and status of the restrooms depend on the bus unit you’re riding on and who you’re riding with. Some passengers don’t clean up after themselves. Some bus units have better restrooms than others. It all depends.

During holidays and weekends, I choose to travel with Solid North since it has several schedules in a day. This means that most often if you haven’t bought your tickets online, there’s always a seat available. We traveled back in December 30 and there were only four other passengers besides us! Plus, they’re always on time with their schedules. They don’t wait for the bus to be full before traveling.


Where to Stay in Baguio

Have you already booked your accommodation in Baguio? If not, here are some that you can book:

Budget

Mid-range

Luxury

Here are also some I’d recommend booking:

If you’re planning on booking via Airbnb. Here’s a P2,200 ($44) discount on your first booking when you sign up on Airbnb via this link.


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7 thoughts on “Bus To Baguio: [Updated] 2021 Schedules & Fares – JoyBus, Victory Liner, & Solid North”

  1. Good morning, just want to ask if sakto rin ba talaga ung time travel na 6hours from Baguio to Pasay if I will travel during morning to afternoon thru Joy Bus? I’m just worried baka di ako makahabol sa flight ko kung more than 6hours po ung byahe. Thank you for the reply po!

      1. Hi Jeannie, I know this is long overdue but nonetheless to answer your Q, usually 6hrs is the standard alloted travel time if you’re thinking of riding a PUB.

  2. Hi, I love reading your blogs its very informative! BY the way, we’ll be visiting Baguio this July and I read a lot of blogs saying that it is not advisable to go there because of the rainy season. I’m afraid bc we’ll be going there via Dau terminal and I heard as well that the buses that will arrive there are already crowded. Is that true? And I would like to know as well if how many hours would the travel time from Dau to Baguio?

    1. Hi Paul, yes July is already the rainy season in Baguio. It usually rains every afternoon. If you’re lucky, it will be sunny in the morning and rainy in the afternoon. What’s good about that is that there are lesser crowds during this month. It’s also the best time to do a bit of staycation, and food trip.

      If you’re coming from Dau terminal, you can choose to wait for a Victory bus from Manila heading to Baguio, ride the Genesis bus or a van. Travel time via bus is around 4 to 6 hours. Vans take around 4 hours.

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