2024 MANILA to BALER Bus Schedules & Fares

Nowadays, when you hear about surfing near Manila, La Union is the first destination that usually comes to mind. But on another side of Luzon lies another surf town near to many Filipino waverider’s heart — Baler.

At least among surf towns, Baler is easily accessible from Manila. Located in the province of Aurora in Central Luzon, the municipality also serves as the capital of the province. And it’s not just another surfing destination! In fact, Baler is dubbed as the “Birthplace of Philippine Surfing.” This title isn’t given lightly! It actually became official last August 2023 after the bill that declared such lapsed into law.

Aside from surfing, Baler and its surrounding towns boast multiple attractions. It’s a quick transition from beaches to waterfalls to historical landmarks with every Baler visit. Despite how much Baler’s tourism has grown over the years, it clings on to its laidback vibe, giving its visitors a peaceful and relaxing environment for their getaway.

If you’re considering making a trip to Baler, you can easily get there by car or by bus. In this article, we’ll tell you where you can ride a bus, their schedules, and their corresponding fare going from Manila to Baler.

Genesis Transport

Genesis Transport is a provincial company that connects Metro Manila to Central and Northern Luzon. They have routes to various provincial destinations like Bataan, Aurora, and Baguio. For their routes to Baler, Genesis operates regular aircon buses and Joybuses. Joybus is Genesis Transport’s line of executive buses. These buses have more spacious and reclining seats and the added comfort of a toilet on board. Below is their trip schedule for Manila to Baler.

Note: These Manila to Baler bus schedules might change without prior notice. You may check Genesis Transport’s Official Facebook page for the updated schedule.

Cubao to Baler

  • 12:00 AM – Joybus
  • 1:00 AM – Regular Aircon
  • 2:00 AM – Joybus
  • 3:00 AM – Regular Aircon
  • 4:30 AM – Joybus
  • 6:00 AM – Regular Aircon
  • 12:30 PM – Regular Aircon

Fare: Joybus, P870; Regular Aircon, P645

You can also book seats in advance online. Just visit www.iwantseats.com or www.pinoytravel.com.ph and enter your origin, destination, and intended travel date to check the available trips.

If you’re a foreign tourist traveling around the Philippines and you haven’t figured out your internet situation yet, let us help! You can either rent a pocket WiFi or purchase a local SIM card. Both of these options are available at the airport and can be picked up upon your arrival.



Where to Stay in Baler

Costa Pacifica Baler. Photo provided by the resort via Agoda.

Baler has a range of accommodations you can choose from. Whether you’re looking for a hotel or resort that has various amenities to make your stay more comfortable or you’re in search of a simple, budget-friendly accommodation, you’ll surely find one in town. Here are some of the top-rated hotels you can consider when you plan your trip to Baler.

Top Hotels on Agoda

Top Hotels on Booking.com

Find more Baler Hotels!

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