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LTFRB approves fare hikes for jeepneys, buses, ride-hailing services

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LTFRB approves fare hikes for jeepneys, buses, ride-hailing services

FUEL. A gasoline attendant fills up a jeepney on January 12, 2019.


(1st UPDATE) Starting October 3, the base fare for jeepneys will be P12 from P11, while the minimum fare for sedan-type ride-hailing services will be P45 from P40

MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday, September 16, approved fare increases amid soaring gas prices.

Here are the new rates, which will take effect on October 3, a day earlier than the originally announced date of October 4:

Traditional public utility jeepneys

  • Base fare: P12 from P11
  • Per kilometer: P1.80 from P1.50

Modern public utility jeepneys

  • Base fare: P14 from P13 
  • Per kilometer: P2.20 from P1.80

City bus (ordinary)

  • Base fare: P13 from P11
  • Per kilometer: P2.25 from P1.85

City bus (air-conditioned)

  • Base fare: P15 from P13
  • Per kilometer: P2.65 from P2.20

Provincial bus (ordinary) 

  • Base fare: P11 from P9
  • Per kilometer: P1.90 from P1.55

Provincial bus (deluxe)

  • Per kilometer: P2.10 from P1.55

Provincial bus (S deluxe)

  • Per kilometer: P2.35 from P1.95

Provincial bus (luxury)

  • Per kilometer: P2.90 from P2.40


  • Flagdown rate: P45 from P40
  • Per kilometer: Held steady at P2

Ride-hailing services

  • Sedan: P45 from P40
  • AUV/SUV: P55 from P50
  • Hatchback/SUV: P35 from P30
  • No increase for succeeding kilometers

The LTFRB earlier said it “recognized the need for a fare increase following the continuing rise [in] oil prices, and consulted the National Economic [and] Development Authority and the Department of Energy on the matter.”

The new rates are much lower than petitioners’ requests. Jeepney drivers wanted their base fare to be at P14 and taxis asked for a base fare of P60, while city buses demanded P15. –

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Ralf Rivas

A sociologist by heart, a journalist by profession. Ralf is Rappler's business reporter, covering macroeconomy, government finance, companies, and agriculture.