When it comes to destinations near Metro Manila, Batangas surely tops the list. Ask anyone who lives in the metro and they have probably gone to Batangas for a family outing, company team building, or a random beach trip with friends. However, it’s not just its proximity that draws people to this destination in South Luzon, but its abundance of attractions. After all, you wouldn’t go to a place with nothing to do, right?
First on the list is beaches. Batangas is popular for its stretches of fine sand, gorgeous islands and colorful underwater scenery. Laiya, Anilao, Nasugbu, and Calatagan are the go-tos for beach goers. Mountain climbers also frequent Batangas for some hiking activity that even beginners can enjoy. Among the popular trails are Mt. Batulao in Nasugbu and Mt. Gulugod Baboy in Mabini.
If you plan on going to Batangas, no matter where your exact destination is, it’s quite easy to get there if you’re using a private vehicle. You can simply use Google Maps or Waze to find your way to your destination. But if you don’t drive, Batangas is also accessible via public transportation.
In this post, you’ll find a list of bus companies and their terminals along with trip schedules from Manila to Lipa, Batangas Pier, and Batangas Grand Terminal. You may also take these buses if you’re heading to Anilao, Mabini and Laiya, San Juan and other destinations on the eastern side of Batangas.
However, if you’re heading to destinations on the western side like Calatagan, Nasugbu, Lian, and Lemery, you’ll need to take a different bus. Buses headed to that direction usually takes the Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay-Nasugbu route. We’ll update this post with information for this route so check back on this post soon.
Read on for a short rundown of Manila to Batangas bus schedules from JAM Liner and ALPS Bus Line.
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JAM Liner – Manila to Batangas Bus Schedules
Aside from trips bound for Batangas, JAM Liner offers direct routes from Manila to provinces in Southern Luzon such as Laguna and Quezon. They have two terminals in Manila located in Kamias, Quezon City and Buendia. JAM also operates from Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX).
Note that Manila to Batangas bus schedules may change without prior notice. You may check JAM Liner’s Official Facebook page for the updated schedule.
- To Batangas Grand Terminal/Pier: 24 hours (continuous trip)
- To Lipa: 24 hrs (continuous trip)
- To Batangas Grand Terminal/ Pier: 24 hours (continuous trip)
- To Lipa: 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- To Lipa: 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM
- To Batangas: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM
ALPS Bus Line – Manila to Batangas Bus Schedules
ALPS The Bus Inc. connects Manila to Batangas and Bicol region. They have terminals in the northern part of Metro Manila located in EDSA Cubao and Aurora Cubao. ALPS also terminates in southern metro manila locations namely Alabang Terminal, SM Megamall, LRT Buendia, BGC Market Market, and PITX.
Please note that the Manila to Batangas bus schedules listed below may change without prior notice. For the latest updates on trip schedules, you may visit ALPS The Bus’ Facebook page or contact them at the numbers below.
EDSA/ Aurora Cubao Terminal
- To Batangas Pier: 24 hours (every hour)
- To SM Lipa:
via c5: 24 hours (every hour)
via Tanauan: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM
SM Megamall Ortigas
- To Batangas Pier: 2:00 AM to 10:00 PM (every hour)
- To SM Lipa: 2:00 AM to 10:00 PM (every hour)
PITX/ LRT Buendia
- To SM Lipa via Skyway: 4:00 AM to 7:00 PM (every hour)
BGC Market Market Transport Terminal
- To SM Lipa: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM (every hour)
- To Batangas Pier: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM (every hour)
- To SM Lipa: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM (every hour)
Ayala Malls Manila Bay
- To SM Lipa/ Batangas Pier: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM (every hour)