I miss Baguio so much that I visited this city last week!
Traveling from Baguio to Metro Manila and vice versa has become better these days. And for my last trip in this northern city, I took Solid North’s P2P Baguio to PITX bus back to Makati. And how was it?
I first read about the PITX to Baguio P2P bus in Facebook and was drawn to the fact that for a bus with a toilet, it just cost P500 (increased to P525 in the second week of September 2019) point to point. The fact that one of the terminals is PITX (Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange) got me more curious as I haven’t been there yet. Nevermind if its farther than those terminals along EDSA (which might eventually go if the MMDA will finaly have its way).
The P2P bus
Pangasinan Solid North Transit Inc. offered their P2P (non-stop) PITX to Baguio to PITX bus route last July 2019 and claims to be the first and only P2P service for this route. It’s a 45 seater bus in a 2×2 configuration. What I like about this one is that it’s comfortable and clean with spacious overhead baggage compartment. There is also free wifi but take note that this is dependent on the area coverage. Good wifi signal is present in cities and town centers while there are also areas with bad to no wifi signal.
Each seat has its own aircon vent and USB charging port, a seatbelt and reclines. There are two LCD TVs located at the front and a smaller one just above the toilet. The toilet is what you usually see in buses that are equipped with this amenity and is located at the middle. Because this is P2P, or point to point, the bus doesn’t stop even for meals. Although there website says it has free water, we weren’t given any during the entire trip and there were just around 6 passengers.
To manage expectations, it’s not a deluxe service bus comparable to Victory Liner’s Deluxe and Genesis’s Joy buses which have a higher price point and more amenities like 2×1 seat configuration, blankets, et cetera, but I don’t mind taking this bus as its enough for my needs and a price that is affordable.
Where to buy tickets
There are several locations where one can purchase tickets, either for single journey or round trip. Below are ticket locations:
- JAC Liner terminals in Buendia and Kamias
- LLI Terminal in Lucena, Quezon
- Pangasinan Solid North Terminal in Cubao
- Governor Pack Terminal in Baguio
Hourly buses from both PITX and Baguio terminals starting at 0200H until 1100H.
Left side seats have bigger leg room. As you can see below, the leg room is not equal. perhaps because of the toilet, leg space at the right side are a bit of a luxury.
Purchase your tickets online. For hassle free rides, book your tickets online at biyaheroes.com with several payment options.
Bring snacks and drinks. Since this is a point-to-point bus service, there are no meal stops. So bring enough food or snacks and drinks. Although water is said to be provided, I didn’t get one.
No blankets. As this is not a deluxe service bus like that of two other bus lines, bring your own jacket or travel blanket.
Pangasinan Solid North Transit Inc.
+63 917 8866784