(SPOT.ph) Imagine this: You're dead-tired from a long-haul flight, you're pushing two carts with huge balikbayan boxes, and there's no car in sight by the taxi bay (or if there is, the driver's asking for an additional P500 since you're traveling all the way to Sta. Rosa, Laguna). South folks, listen up! UBE Express, a public bus service that operates to and from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, launched its newest route today, November 8. Passengers from Terminals 1 to 4 can ride the premium bus going to Alabang Town Center and Ayala South Park in Muntinlupa, and Robinsons Sta. Rosa and Ayala Malls Solenad in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Fare is at P110 and P190, respectively.
Each bus is fully air-conditioned and equipped with GPS technology, WiFi, and CCTV. It was initially launched in February 2016, then relaunched in September 2016 through the partnership of the Department of Transportation and Air 21. The bus service has two other newly launched pick-up and drop-off points at Robinsons Galleria and Araneta Center—both in Quezon City. Its other operations include the Grand Prix Route, which has stops at Grand Prix Hotel and Kabayan Hotel in Pasay City; the Makati Route, which starts at Ayala Center in Makati City; the Entertainment Route, which starts at Go Hotels in Ermita and goes around the reclamation area in Pasay City and Parañaque City; and the Robinsons Route, which has a long list of pick-up and drop-off points starting from Intramuros in Manila all the way to the Jam Liner terminal in Pasay City.
For updates on the schedule and more information, follow Ube Express on Facebook.