Genesis Joy Bus to Baguio

Last Holy Week, my family went to Baguio for a 4-day vacation. My husband Jeff will climb the Kibungan Circuit in Benguet and he left ahead of us but he’ll meet us in Baguio after his climb. Jeff told me about his plan just a week before the Holy Week. I crammed on looking for our hotel in Baguio and reserving our tickets to Baguio. I was not surprised when I called Victory Liner in Pasay, Cubao and Caloocan, I asked if they still have tickets going to Baguio on Maundy Thursday, they told me that tickets are all sold out even their deluxe line and we can just line up on the day itself as chance passengers. I don’t want to take my chances so I looked for other bus lines with trips to Baguio. Luckily, I stumbled upon Genesis Joy Bus, the executive coach of Genesis Transport similar to deluxe lines of Victory Liner. And I’m doubly happy because I can buy our tickets online through http://iwantseats.com.ph/. I don’t have to go the Genesis terminal in Cubao just to buy tickets. I registered on the site, selected the Date of Trip and Number of Seats. Booking via IWantSeats is such a breeze, they have payment options such as Dragon Pay, BPI and Union Bank deposit. I paid via BPI and just called their hotline for payment confirmation after I deposited the money. The online booking shows the bus seat plan and you can select your seats too! Just book in advance so that you can choose the best seats. Bus fare from Cubao to Baguio via Genesis JoyBus is Php 675, plus additional Php 25 booking fee.

Genesis Joy Bus Seat Plan

Genesis Joy Bus Seat Plan

The Genesis Joy Bus looks like your regular bus on the outside.

Genesis JoyBus

Genesis JoyBus

On the inside, JoyBus only has 3 seats per row, a total of only 28 seats. There’s a comfort room inside because the trip is non-stop, no stopovers. Travel time to Baguio is 4 to 5 hours. Snacks and bottled water are also included, it’s not much though. On our Cubao to Baguio route, our snack is one pack of Mister Donut Butter Toast and 1 bottled water. On our Baguio to Cubao trip, 2 Magic Flakes and 1 bottled water.

The seats inside the JoyBus are very comfortable, I rarely sleep inside a bus because of the upright position of the seats. Since the seats can be reclined and has leg rests too, I was able to sleep. Even Gwen is so happy with her seat. They also provide blankets in case you forgot your jacket or if the bus air-conditioning gets too cold.

inside the Genesis JoyBus

inside the Genesis JoyBus going to Baguio

on our Baguio to Cubao trip, left Baguio at 10 pm

If you’re used to having a guy as a bus conductor, inside the JoyBus, you’ll have a bus stewardess. It really feels like riding a plane :).

bus stewardess inside JoyBus

When nature calls, you can use the small and narrow comfort room.

comfort room inside JoyBus

The only downside of having a comfort room inside a bus is the smell. On our way to Baguio, traffic was horrendous from Balintawak to Dau, we were on the road for 8 hours, left Cubao at 12 pm and arrived Baguio past 8 pm. During the trip, most passengers used the toilet, and there’s already an unpleasant smell coming from the comfort room, we were seated at Row 4. So it’s best to view the seat plan, avoid Rows 4 and 7 of course because of their proximity to the toilet. Jeff also told me that the seats in Row 10 is cramped, the seats can’t recline in full plus leg room is small especially when passengers at Row 9 reclines their seats.

You can also reserve JoyBus tickets directly at the Genesis terminal. This is the Genesis terminal in Gov. Pack Road in Baguio.

Overall, I highly recommend hopping on the Genesis Joy Bus the next time you go to Baguio. They also have trips to Baler.

Comments

  1. NICE! I remember taking Victory Liner pa lang when going to Baguio and their bus was okay naman. 🙂 Thanks for sharing about this trip!

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  2. I’ve never tried going to Baguio via bus, haha! Pero will keep this in mind if ever I do. Sana lang hindi masakit sa ilong ang amoy ng air freshener nila. Yue hates that and gets all nauseous and carsick pag ganun. 😀

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  3. Wow, the bus actually looks nice! Useful tip to sit far away from the CR. Hopefully if it’s not Holy Week it won’t take 8 hrs to reach Baguio. 🙂

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  4. OMG! What a beautiful bus this is! I wish this would also be available nationwide. 🙂 Another reason to place Baguio on the Bucket list. Look at that Comfort room!

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  5. That has got to be the coolest bus I’ve seen here in the Philippines! The seats looks so comfy and there’s a restroom! I wish we have buses like this here in Cebu!

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  6. We’re actually planning to visit baguio soon and I would love to ride on this! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. How’d i wish our province could afford that kind of bus. i haven’t been on a toilet bus but i would love to.

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  8. What a nice-looking bus! I’ve only been on a bus to Baguio once, way back when I was still in college. Our bus wasn’t as comfortable as this one. I didn’t even know about this Genesis Joy Bus until now. So great that you can even book seats online. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. It’s nice to see that there are other alternative first class bus aside from Victory Liner.

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  10. It really nice to know that bus company like genesis offers an online ticketing. It really helps to have a hassle free travel and more convenient way to travel.

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  11. katherine says:

    Wow, that looks like so much fun!

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    Badet Reply:

    It is Katherine! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Thanks for the review! I’m considering going to Baler this year and the Genesis Joy Bus came highly recommended. Good that they offer blankets– I rode the express bus of Victory Liner during my trip to Baguio earlier this year and they didn’t offer one though it was very chilly on the bus 🙁

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  13. Rodolfo Garcia Bauzon says:

    How to make a reservation from ninoy airport to baguio

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  14. carlo gutierrez says:

    pano b mag sign up ng reservation s joybus going baguio??
    pls help me asap

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  15. Does joy bus stop at sison going to ninoy airport.or do we have to go to Baguio to go to ninoy airport..

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    Badet Reply:

    Hi Mellie, yes, you have to go to Baguio to ride the Joybus. No stops once it leaves Baguio.

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  16. Arne Henriksson says:

    Is this the address of Genesis bus terminal in Pasay?
    101 – A Giselle Park Plaza Corner Rotonda, Pasay City
    So I know where to get on the bus to Baguio. I will stay at the Kabayan hotel and if the address is correct it is really close.

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  17. Possible reservation to Genesis Joy Bus from Cubao To Baguio on December 23, 2015 and Baguio To Cubao on December 26, 2015. Three (3)senior citizen, Thirteen (13) student, 0ne (1) 9 months baby, and ten (10) adults.

    Thank you very much, more power and God Bless.

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    Badet Siazon Reply:

    Hi Mr. Romeo,

    Please go to iwantseats.com.ph or call Genesis for your reservation. Thanks for reading.

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  18. We rode this bus when we went to baler last March 2015. So comfortable and I was able to have a good night sleep. I highly recommend this bus.

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    Badet Siazon Reply:

    I hope I can try this when going to Baler too.

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  19. salvador dalingay says:

    Ang ganda ng services puede ba ipadala ang time schedule JOY BUS Pasay to baguio

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  20. Virgilio B. De Dios jr. says:

    need to post yung schedule lahat ng details

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  21. Robert Baliaga says:

    Last January 27 sumakay din ako sa Joybus from Baguio direct to Terminal 3. The trip was 6 hours, due to the 2 hours traffic from Cubao to Terminal 3. We left Baguio 1:00 p.m., and we reach Terminal 3 7: p.m.. It was so relaxing trip. Thanks

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  22. some naga city bound buses have even less seats with 24 and 26 seater with 2 bus units as sleeper class, mapanghi nga long ang toilet :DDDD… i wood prefer toilettes full deluxe coaches with 1 or 2 stops:DD

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  23. rod mahinay says:

    napaka hirap kontakin ng reservation office ninyo,, yung mga number na naka publish not yet in service yung iba naman walang sumasagot,, ano bang klase yan

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  24. Hi, may i ask if genesis joy bus has a park and ride service? I’ve been calling genesis but there’s no one to answer my call. Thank you

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    Badet Siazon Reply:

    No Park and ride as far as I know, maliit lang din kasi yung terminal nila sa Cubao.

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  25. corazon millan says:

    mahirap tumawag sa genesis/ joy bus contact numbers….walang sumasagot sa mga telepono nila…..

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  26. michael olea says:

    meron po ba sila electric plug katulad sa victory liner?

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    Badet Siazon Reply:

    Wala silang plug.

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  27. Hi! Would youkniow if I have to pay for the full fare for my 3 year old son? Or if I don’t have to pay for anything basta naka kalong siya saken? Thanks

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    Badet Siazon Reply:

    Kung nakakalong sya sayo, then it’s free. My daughter is around 2 or 3 din when we rode this.

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  28. Hi everyone,

    My flight is gonna at 11:00 pm by Cebu Pacific.
    I will go to Manila Airport from Baguio.
    Which website can I find the right schedule of Joy Bus to catch this flight ?
    Does the Joy bus take me to my terminal ?
    Please show me.
    Thank you so much.
    My grateful, Linh

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    Badet Siazon Reply:

    Hi Linh, check here, may Baguio to Resort’s World sila na trip: https://scontent-hkg3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/12227752_525716547598264_938270344986775441_n.jpg?oh=47ae80e61fcda6d80ea7a333ff30fba0&oe=58E771F1

    From there, may shuttle na to the airport or taxi. What Terminal ka?

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