Updated: July 17, 2021
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Solid North bus? Pangasinan Solid North Transit P2P bus now offers trips to Baguio from Manila! And it’s cheaper!
Traveling to Baguio just got better and more comfortable with the point to point (P2P) buses of Pangasinan Solid North Transit! For only P576, you can enjoy deluxe amenities.
Here’s why you should book the Pangasinan Solid North Transit P2P bus.
- 1 Why Travel with Pangasinan Solid North Bus?
- 2 What We Loved
- 3 How to Book (Solid North Online Booking)
- 4 Fare
- 5 Terminals & Schedules
- 6 Contact
- 7 Our Experience
- 8 Frequently Asked Questions
- 9 Wait, what’s the difference between the Pangasinan Solid North P2P bus and a regular bus again?
- 10 Where to Stay In Baguio
- 11 You might also like…
Why Travel with Pangasinan Solid North Bus?
Pangasinan Solid North Transit passes through TPLEX so in 5 to 6 hours, you’ll arrive at Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX). Travel time mostly depends on the traffic at EDSA.
Features and Amenities
Compared to other buses plying the Manila to Baguio route, Pangasinan Solid North Transit just offered a P2P bus equipped with:
- Comfort Room
- 2X2 Seat Recliner
- 45 Seater
- In-bus Entertainment System
- Free WiFi
- CCTV System
- Overhead Bin
- Stackable Tray Table
- Free bottled water and snacks
What We Loved
The comfort room has a toilet, bidet, mirror, and sink. It’s pretty clean, too. So please, if you ride this bus, make sure to clean after yourself. And flush properly.
2X2 Seat Recliner
The seats are pretty comfy. You can recline them too. The leg space isn’t that wide, though. Ever ridden a regular bus? The leg space there is the same as this one.
The difference is that there are a tray table and a USB charging port on each seat. How amazing is that? Goodbye power bank. You don’t need that anymore.
Free WiFi? They have it!
I hate traveling with a phone that’s low on battery. So imagine how happy I was when I found the Pangasinan Solid North Transit bus with its charging ports. Feels like heaven!
How to Book (Solid North Online Booking)
Solid North Online Booking: You can also book your tickets online. Here’s a step-by-step guide to booking your Pangasinan Solid North Transit tickets online.
Travel Tip: You can also choose to book the Victory Liner bus to Baguio here.
All of that for just P576! (Discounted fare is P461) That’s P200+ cheaper than the other deluxe buses going to Baguio from Manila.
Terminals & Schedules
Solid North Bus Terminal
- Baguio Terminal Location: Gov Pack Road (Below SM)
- PITX Terminal Location: Parañaque, Metro Manila (Buy tickets at 2nd floor near the elevator and proceed to Gate 1)
Solid North Bus Schedule
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
- Solid North Bus Contact Number: (Globe) 09178866784 | (Smart) 09230831462
- Facebook: Pangasinan Solid North Transit, Inc.
If I was to use one word to describe our trip. It was awesome!
From Baguio, we went looking for the terminal of Pangasinan Solid North Transit in Gov Pack Road and hopefully make it to the 4:00 AM trip. We found it at the very end of the terminal.
We were greeted with a very friendly bus stewardess. She asked us to choose wherever we want to sit since it looks like we’ll be the only passengers. True enough, nobody else came. By 4:00 AM, off we went and there was just me and Ryk inside the bus! Crazy, I know!
So whether there are one or two passengers, the bus will still depart to Manila. And do note, this is a point to point bus so they won’t be picking up any passengers along the way. Hurray for faster travel time!
After four hours, we’ve entered Manila. In six hours, we arrived at the PITX in Paranaque. Ohohoho. I’m loving this bus.
All in all, if you’re going to Paranaque, this is the bus to book.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are pets allowed?
Toy pet is allowed provided that it is in a cage, has a diaper and no foul odor. But according to the Solid North, the convenience of the passengers is still their priority, thus, the management has the right to refuse boarding of pets if they find it reasonable to do so.
Last time we rode the bus, I asked the driver if it’s possible to bring pets inside. He said pets will be placed on the luggage compartment under the bus which I think would not be too comfortable for your pet. 🙁
Do PWDs, students, and senior citizens have discounts?
Yes, they have a 20% discount. But be sure to bring a valid ID. That’s P420 for students, PWDs and seniors.
How much baggage is allowed?
Carry-on allowance is just one baggage. Charges may apply for extra luggage stowed in the bus compartment.
Are walk-ins allowed?
Yes! You can buy your tickets at the terminal on the day of your travel.
Wait, what’s the difference between the Pangasinan Solid North P2P bus and a regular bus again?
Confused? I just recently received an email from someone who tried the Solid North P2P bus and wanted to share his experience. So read on fellow commuters… (this review was back in 2019)
Hello there,I just recently went to Baguio on official business last November 22 and rode this bus at the JAC Liner Kamias Terminal, the bus arrived at 3:30am after leaving PITX and boarded and settled in then departed Kamias 15 minutes later and onwards to Baguio. It was indeed a totally different travelling experience on this relatively new P2P bus from the usual Regular Aircon trip on this same route which I used to. Upon arrival in Baguio I was astonished to see on my timer that our trip was clocked at 3 hours 50 minutes also enjoyed the onboard amenities and the fare is totally reasonable.Let me share with you the comparison that I made when travelling to Baguio and back to Manila.Here it is:Pangasinan Solid North Transit Premium P2P – ₱525.00 one way
– 45 seater w/ CR
– Free Wifi access
– travels non – stop via TPLEX
– no picking up of passengers along the route as it is a Point to Point bus
– the bus interiors even the CR are well maintained and immaculately clean
– in each seat there is a stackable tray table and USB charging port(No need for powerbanks)
– complementary snacks and bottled water provided by a friendly stewardess
– trip takes about 4 to 5 hours depending on the traffic conditionsRegular Aircon – ₱490.00 one way
– 49 seater w/o CR
– Free Wifi access
– makes 2 or 3 stopovers
– picks up and alights passengers along the route even ambulant vendors, persons soliciting and preaching by some religious sects which is totally annoying and can be hazardous to the driver
– takes about 6 to 7 hours due to the traffic congestion on the national road especially during daytime
– in some cases the bus interiors are not properly maintained and cleaned on rare occasions it’s filthy.See the difference? Made the return trip back to Manila late afternoon also on this bus and was dropped off at the Araneta City Bus Station in Cubao. I would say that this new P2P bus ride to Baguio when it comes to regular aircon this has been brought to a whole new level and in a short period of time changed the way we travel to Baguio. I hope that the comparison I made be added to your blog and will be making the same trip to Baguio again sometime. Thank you and Happy Travels.Yours Truly,Mr. Danilo D. Royol
Where to Stay In Baguio
Have you already booked your accommodation in Baguio? If not, here are some that you can book:
- Noel’s First Floor – Check Availability
- Small House – Baguio – Check Availability
- Koinonia Retreat Center – Check Availability
- Lyn’s Do Drop Inn Transient House – Check Availability
- 3BU Hostel – Check Availability
- Ms. Olive’s Homestay – Check Availability
- Austrianne Residences – Check Availability
- Davimar House – Check Availability
- French Nest at Baguio- Megatower Residences – Check Availability
- G1Lodge – Check Availability
- The Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay – Check Availability
- Sunset View Ridge Residences – Check Availability
- Grand Sierra Pines Baguio – Check Availability
- Skyland Garden Hotel and Resort – Check Availability
- Luxurious Baguio Log Cabin – Check Availability
- Outlook Ridge Residences N-206 – Check Availability
- Kamiseta Hotel – Check Availability
- The Manor at Camp John Hay – Check Availability
Here are also some I’d recommend booking:
- Top 13 Baguio Accommodation: Pretty Places To Book
- Where to Stay in Baguio under P1,000
- Baguio Accommodations Near Tourist Spots
If you’re planning on booking via Airbnb, here’s a P2,200 discount on your first booking.
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