There are many bus terminals in Cubao, but none quite like the Araneta Bus Port. Averaging a four star rating with 400 reviews on Google Maps, many are satisfied with its modern facilities and computerized ticketing system.
The terminal first opened in 2017 and has since been one of the busiest transport hubs in the Metro. It can service a maximum of 6,000 passengers per day. Read on about the complete list of provincial routes, amenities, operating hours, and contact information of the Araneta Center Bus Port.
Araneta Bus Port Routes
To get to your target destination, you would have to visit different Cubao bus terminals along EDSA. However, with the Araneta Center Bus Port, this doesn’t seem to be the case. Over 20 bus companies operate trips to Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Bicol, Visayas, and Mindanao from this single transport hub. Tickets can be purchased at the counters or through the Araneta Busport online booking system. Above the ticketing counters, electronic screens show the bus schedules. As with all trips, it is advisable to book in advance.
Complete list of routes are as follows:
- Agusan del Norte
- Agusan del Sur
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Compostella Valley
- Davao del Norte
- Davao del Sur
- Leyte (Southern)
- Mindoro Occidental
- Mindoro Oriental
- Misamis Oriental
- Samar (Eastern)
- Samar (Northern)
- Samar (Western)
- Surigao del Norte
- Surigao del Sur
Araneta Bus Port Amenities
The Araneta Bus Port has more amenities than your regular bus terminal. Waiting areas are fully air conditioned, with security personnel and CCTV cameras to ensure everyone’s safety. The comfort rooms are often praised for its cleanliness and spaciousness. You can even take a shower before a long haul trip—for a small fee of course. For mothers, nursing stations are present as well. Just like an airport, the bus port has its own concierge, check-in baggage counter, charging stations, and cafeteria.
Ali Mall is also nearby so passengers can shop and dine before their trip. Just make sure to be back in time for your bus’ departure!
How to Get to Araneta Bus Port
The Araneta Center Bus Port can be found on the ground floor of Manhattan Heights along General Romulo Avenue. Located at the heart of Cubao, it’s easy to reach by commuting. You can either take the LRT or MRT until the Araneta Center Cubao station. It’ll take about 10 minutes of walking to reach Manhattan Heights from either stations.
From Ortigas or Makati, take a bus along EDSA bound for Cubao. If you get off at Farmers Market, it’s walking distance from the terminal. From Marikina or Katipunan, you can take a jeep or FX to Cubao, alight at P. Tuazon Boulevard or Aurora Boulevard. From the drop off points, it should be a short stroll to get to the bus port.
Araneta Bus Port Operating Hours
& Contact Number
The terminal’s operating hours are from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM every day. For concerns and inquiries, you may call their customer service landline at (02) 588-4150. They also have an e-mail for written queries; send them a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Expect a reply only during their customer service hours which start at 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM daily.