BAGUIO: Victory Liner First Class: Nonstop Bus from Manila to Baguio

June 29, 2014

Photo courtesy of Victory Liner website

BAGUIO: Victory Liner First Class: Nonstop Bus from Manila to Baguio

I never considered taking the bus to Baguio because I always thought it was too inconvenient and the trip too long. I was forced to consider this option during our Baguio trip last May when my 16-year old daughter informed me she couldn't miss training on the day we were supposed to leave for Baguio. Eventually, she joined us and it was my husband who used her ticket when an emergency at work occurred and made it impossible for him to join us on the day of our family's departure for Baguio.

If you want to take public transportation from Manila to Baguio, I highly recommend this bus. 

Why I chose this bus for my 16-year old daughter to take:

1. It's non-stop.

This means that it's safer because the bus doesn't stop at any other place. I only have to make sure she arrives at the Cubao bus terminal safely and her next terminal will be at Baguio already where I will be there to meet her. 

Being non-stop, it also means there will be no other people flagging the bus and riding it at any place between the terminal and their destination like regular buses do.

2. The seats are 2 x 1 configuration.
This means I can choose a single seat where she doesn't have to seat beside a stranger and be forced to talk to strangers.

3. You can choose seats upon booking.
This means I can choose the single seats when you buy the ticket in advance.

How to book:

There are two ways to book:

1. By buying ticket in advance at the terminal where you will ride the bus.
Note: You can only buy the ticket at the terminal where you will ride. This means you can only buy tickets for the Cubao to Baguio route at the Cubao terminal, and the Baguio to Cubao route at the Baguio terminal.
2. By buying the ticket online 8 days in advance at Tickets will be sent by courier.
Note: You can only buy the ticket online 8 days before your departure date.
2. You can book tickets online at 
 Check out my post: How to Book the Victory Liner Bus Online
Ticket we bought

750 pesos one way

Terminals offering this service:
Cubao and Pasay terminals
Daily schedules from Pasay first class bus: 
01:15AM,06:15AM,11:15AM,01:15PM, and 11:45PM .
Daily schedules from Cubao first class bus:
12:15AM, 10:15AM, 12:20PM, 02:15PM, 08:15PM and 11:15PM.
Baguio terminal: 
Daily schedules from Baguio first class bus: 
1210am, 110 am, 210am, 910am, 1010am, 1110am, 1210pm, 110pm, 610pm, 1010pm, 1110pm 
Travel time:
4.5 hours

Where the bus passes:
NLEX-SCTEX- TPLEX until Urdaneta, Binalonan, Pozzorubio, Rosario then Marcos Highway to Baguio.

Amenities and Privileges at Victory Liner First Class
1. Private Lounge
The first class bus waiting lounge is the air-conditioned area behind

2. Spacious 2 x 1 seats

3. With comfort room
Comfort room is at the right

4. With free water and snack
5. With newspaper
6. With Wifi

Where you can ask questions: 


My tips:

1. But the tickets at least 3 days in advance. Anyway it's refundable with 10 % penalty charge.
Refund policy:
Present your ticket within 30 days from buying the ticket.They will refund you the price of the ticket minus 10% charge. At the current price of 750 pesos. The amount you refund will be 675 pesos (750 pesos minus 75 pesos charge).
It's necessary to buy the tickets in advance because the buses are full especially if you travel during the summer. At the time my husband took the bus last May at 10:00 AM on a Friday, the passengers bought tickets in advance and the people who arrived at the terminal to buy the tickets on the day of departure are chance passengers already. There were at least 8 chance passengers during his time.

Terms and conditions at the back of the ticket

Victory Liner tickets are no longer refundable but it is still rebookable. Check out the back of the ticket below. The ticket was purchased April 2017.

2. Be at the terminal 30 minutes in advance
As I mentioned earlier, there are several people on wait-list and will take your seat if you're late.