JoyBus by Genesis: The Most comfortable commute I had from Baguio to Manila (vice-versa)




Baguio City is one the easiest destination places that can be visited if you wanted to escape the hot weather of Manila. Tagaytay City could be the other one, but exploring Baguio is way friendlier than Tagaytay specially for commuters. You just need to take a bus from any of the different terminals located in Caloocan, Cubao or Pasay City.  Travel for about 5-6 hours and your are off to a cooler place.

Exploring around Baguio City is also effortless. Options you can take includes Jeepney’s that goes around the city. Grab is also available. Taking Taxi is way too friendlier than the ones here in Manila, that they would even give you an exchange to the very last cent. That adding to the many reasons why I love visiting Baguio.

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I have been to the City of Pines for more than a handful and never gets tired of going back. Recently I have discovered a better way to commute to the city or should I say the best and the most comfortable commute I had.

Continue reading and will tell you about it.


JoyBus Premier Class is the newest deluxe buses by Genesis Transport. It travels from Manila to Baguio City and vice versa. The route starts at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 to Baguio City, with a short stopovers at Genesis Terminals in Pasay and Cubao. I’ve been hearing about the JoyBus since it started and been wanting to ride it for a very long time. And just recently, I decided to do it by commuting from Baguio City back to Manila when my family visited Baguio just recently. (Also Read: Azalea Baguio City)

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I was supposed to book online via IWant Seats  for a more convenient way but I realize that visiting the Bus Terminal located along Gov. Pack Road in Baguio could give me more information about the ride. My idea was a bit risky knowing that each bus ride only got a limited passengers, good thing I went to Baguio City on an off peak month.

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JoyBus offers different fair amount depending on the kind of bus you would be riding. You can either ride Deluxe, Semi-Deluxe or Premier type Buses. The JoyBus Deluxe Buses are the more frequent kind while a Premier Bus could only be spotted 4 times in a day.

JOY BUS PREMIER CLASS reserve seat

Of course if your are looking for the most convenient way of commuting from Manila to Baguio or Baguio City to Manila, taking the JoyBus Premier Bus is a must try.

From Baguio City to Cubao, I paid Php 740, and I was able to enjoy the following;

  • A Laz-Boy kind of a seat
  • A Spacious leg room
  • On board WiFi
  • An Entertainment System for games, ebooks, movies and music (They got 10 movies available when I checked it)
  • A USB port for charging phones
  • CCTV with speed alarm
  • A Warm blanket and FREE Biscuit and Bottle Water
  • A clean Comfort Room
  • and a Bus Attendant to assist you on your needs

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JOYBUS Schedules

Bus schedule differ depending on where you are coming so it is recommend to check or ask Genesis on Facebook regarding the schedules of each terminals. Remember to check the schedule of the desired bus you would want to take.

Note: The schedule that I posted below is taken from the JoyBus terminal in Baguio City

JOY BUS PREMIER CLASS schedule

Commuting Tips & Reminders

  • It is best to buy online and early specially if you are visiting on a peak season
  • You can book a seat via IWant Seat or if you arrive early in Baguio City, go to the JoyBus booth to book early for your departure.
  • I suggest for you to ride the bus late in the evening, so you could enjoy a good night sleep.
  • The bus leaves on time with or without passenger so better be there 15 minutes before departure
  • The air-conditioning tends to be very cold, having an extra jacket would be ideal
  • The bus doesn’t have a stopover so it is advisable for you to bring food on your travel
  • The best seats are the solos located at the right side of the bus.

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Until our next discovery in the City!
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