From Manila, Baler is anywhere from 5 to 7 hours depending on the bus you’ll ride on. There are two bus lines that go to Baler in Aurora Province: Genesis Bus and Joy Bus. These two bus lines are sister companies and shares the same terminal in Edsa – Cubao.
If you are coming from Pasay, Alabang, Makati, airport areas, it is best to ride an Edsa bound bus or taxi that passes by “Cubao Ilalim” (the underpass). You can still ride the “Cubao Ibabaw” buses / taxis if you prefer but may take a bit longer due to traffic / stop lights along the way.
The bus terminal in Cubao is a few meters after your vehicle exits the underpass.
Schedule for Manila – Baler Buses
Genesis Bus Cubao – Baler
12 Midnight (sure)
1 AM (depends if there are lots of passengers)
2 AM (depends on passenger volume)
3 AM (depends on passenger volume)
4 AM ( sure )
Joy Bus Cubao – Baler
12:30 AM (sure)
1:30 AM (sure)
2:30 AM (sure)
Joy Bus and the Genesis Bus
*Genesis is the regular air-conditioned bus, it stops anywhere there are passengers flagging them, and follows predetermined stop-overs for snacks / restroom breaks. Fare is P450 per person. No ticket reservation, first come first serve basis. Travel hours estimated at 7 hours.
* The Joy Bus is the special terminal to terminal direct bus with no-stop, with A/C. The bus has a restroom; passengers are provided blanket, one biscuit and one small bottle of mineral water. Fare is P635 for the Joy Bus 2×2 seater, while it is P700 for the 2×1 seater. The 2×1 seater has bigger leg room than the 2×2 seater. Travel hours is estimated at 5 hours.
Inside the JoyBus 2 x 1 seater bus
To check the Baler to Manila bus schedule please see page 2 of this post.