Taking the bus is one way to see, explore and reach the different towns of Batangas. Together with, if you are in a budget or looking for a way to stretch your pocket money to its full worth.
In our homepage, it was mentioned that traveling to Batangas one has to find out on which side of Batangas you are headed too. If you are traveling to the western towns of Calatagan, Lian, Nasugbu and Balayan you have to take buses that are bound in Cavite/Tagaytay route. While towns in the eastern side like Lipa City, Batangas City and Tanauan one should take buses bound the Laguna route.
And traveling to Batangas it all starts in Metro Manila where the individual bus terminals are located. The bus company has its own terminal, which can be found in strategic spots like Araneta Center in Cubao and in EDSA. This is not much of a problem, as most of the taxi cab drivers know very well their locations.
Most buses that ply the Batangas route are air-conditioned. Although the much older buses usually does not have air-conditioning, however this buses charge a lower fare. Well, I suggest that you take the air-conditioned bus, the fare difference I guess is not that big, and it is much comfortable especially in a hot and humid climate we have here in the Philippines.
When you have decided to take the bus, I suggest not to wear any jewelry, and carry small denominations of cash, just good enough for the bus fare and a little pocket money for your snacks. If possible, dress simple as not to attract a lot of attention inside the bus.
Well, generally taking the bus is safe. But, it would be a good idea to get the name of the bus company, bus number and their contact numbers, and send it as an SMS to a family member or a friend before jumping into the bus.
And if you are the type of person who drinks a lot of liquid, just drink enough liquid before your intended trip. This is to avoid the need to discharge more often during the trip.
Below are list of bus companies that service the Batangas province with their contact numbers.
Metro Manila terminals can be found in EDSA, Quezon City, Taft Avenue, Pasay and in Cubao. You can contact JAM transit thru the following landline numbers (+632)9247712, (+632)9251758, (+632)5414409, (+632)8314390 and (+632)8318264.
Terminal can be found in Araneta Center in Cubao and you can contact their bus terminal at (+632)9112186.
Terminals are located in 1310 España, Sampaloc, Manila and EDSA, Pasay and the bus line can be reached thru their landline number at (+632)8518852.
Their bus terminals in Metro Manila can spotted at EDSA, Quezon City, and in Taft Avenue, Pasay City. You can get in touch with them thru the following numbers (+632)9251758, (+632)9251759 and (+632)8314700.
The bus main office is located at km. 23 West Service Rd., Alabang, Muntinlupa and has a bus terminal in Pasay City. The bus firm can also be reach by phone at (+632)8500543.
BSC Group of Transport has three public utility bus companies that serves Batangas province. Namely Batangas Starexpress, KL CNG Transport and Batman Starexpress. Their Main office is located in Barrio Tubigan, Gen. Malvar St. in Binan, Laguna and can be reached by phone at (+6349)4110656.
Batangas Starexpress has the following routes. Batangas City Pier to LRT Buendia via CALABARZON (vice versa) and Batangas City Pier to LRT Buendia via Tanauan (vice versa).
KL CNG Transport meanwhile takes the Batangas City Pier to Cubao via CALABARZON (vice versa) and Batangas City Pier to Cubao via Tanauan (vice versa).
Furthermore, Batman Starexpress roars their buses in the western side of Batangas. They take the Nasugbu to Pasay via Tagaytay, Aguinaldo Highway and Baclaran (vice versa). Nasugbu to Ayala, Makati via Tagaytay, Aguinaldo Highway and Baclaran (vice versa). Nasugbu to Batangas City (Bolbok) (vice versa). And Balayan to Pasay via Tagaytay, Aguinaldo Highway and Baclaran (vice versa).