How to get here
From Manila, enter the North Expressway at Balintawak and exit at SCTEX (entry at LaPaz, Tarlac toll gate). From there, follow the highway leading to Aliaga and to Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. It is advisable to stop for a snack here in preparation for a rough journey. From Cabanatuan City Proper, take the Nueva Ecija-Aurora highway, passing thru the towns of Talavera , Rizal, and Pantabangan until you reach the Aurora border, then thru the towns of Maria Aurora, San Luis, and finally, Baler. Beware of wild zigzagging roads, fast trucks and landslides during rainy season.
Note: Don't take the old road -- The Baler Bongabong-Road.
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Genesis Transport Bus provides the only direct route to Baler from Metro Manila. There are three trips a day starting at 4:30 A.M. till 7:30 A.M. The bus ride could take about six hours. One way fare costs PhP404. Its terminal is located along EDSA in Pasay City and Cubao. For trip schedules and inquiries, visit their website Genesis Transport Inc.. Alternatively, take any bus which goes to Cabanatuan and from there take a public utility van heading for Baler at the terminal, last trip of vans depends on numbers of passengers. The trip takes about two and a half hours.
Traveling by Bus in Comfort and in Style
Maybe one of the greatest advantages of travelling by bus is the comfort. The Genesis Transport Service recently unveiled a new line and now offers a more comfortable option via their executive coach called Joy Bus. For a fare of P695, you get to travel in style and with NO STOPOVERS. The Joy Bus has an onboard comfort room, free snacks served by a bus stewardess, free wifi, blanket & pillow and a good morning kit.
- Schedule: 12MN and 4:30AM
- Travel Time: 5-6 hours Non-Stop
- Fare Price: 695.00 Pesos per person one-way
To book, you can call Genesis at (02) 709-0545 / (02) 709-0544 / (02) 441-6834 or visit their website Genesis Transport Inc. Terminal to Baler is along the Northbound lane of Edsa near Cubao.