Anyone looking for a one-way trip to Davao City from Manila can do so from Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) officially opens the route.
Beginning June 15, 2022, the newly-established bus route will be having daily transport every 2:30PM. However, those seeking a trip in the opposite direction (from Davao City to PITX) will have to wait until June 20, 2022.
Those looking to take advantage of the trip will have to shelve Php3,680 for the fare, which will come inclusive of two roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) ferry rides across islands.
The 1,500-kilometer trip will take three days and two nights to complete and will include many stops along the way.
In celebration of the opening, first-day passengers are offered a 50 percent discount by the Davao Metro Shuttle.
While not necessarily a better means for existing airplane flights between locations, LTFRB Executive Director Tina Cassion argues that there are travelers who prefer the bus route over an airplane. Particularly, for the former’s option to carry heavier luggage at a lower fee.