Here’s your Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange guide

Aika Rey
A quick guide on how to use the terminal, plus available routes to Cavite and Batangas

BUS BAY. The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange will have separate areas for departures and arrivals – departures for buses will be at the first floor, while arrivals are at the second floor. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

MANILA, Philippines – The country’s first “landport,”  the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), is a 4.5-hectare “all-in-one” terminal housing transportation bays, commercial spaces, and office buildings.

President Rodrigo Duterte is set to inaugurate the terminal on Monday, November 5.

The Department of Transportation said operations will start in the second week of November. (LOOK: The Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange)

How should commuters use the terminal? Here’s a quick guide:

Buses

TERMINAL. This image shows how to go to PITX. Photo from PITX

The PITX has devoted its facilities to integrate provincial and in-city bus transfers.

The ticketing counter and departure bus bays are located at the first floor of the terminal, while the arrival bays are at the second floor.

Departure

Step 1: For commuters who opt to buy tickets for trips in the next few hours, schedules are posted at the public information displays around the terminal.

Step 2: Proceed to the ticketing counter to buy your tickets. Only cash payments are currently accepted.

Step 3: Be at the boarding gates 15 minutes before the scheduled trip. Be alert for any changes in the schedule by checking out the displays or by listening to the public announcement system.

Step 4: When the bus is ready to load passengers, scan your ticket on the validation machine to enter the boarding gates. Buses will leave on time, so avoid being late. Tickets are no longer valid past the trip schedule.

Step 5: Board the bus and sit at your assigned seat.

QR SCAN. Only passengers with QR code scanned tickets will be allowed to pass through the boarding gates. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Arrival

Step 1: Remain seated until the bus has stopped at the arrival bay.

Step 2: Proceed to the entrance gate and pass through security checks. 

Step 3: Look for your next transfer. 

Jeepneys

The loading bay for public utility jeepneys (PUJs) is located on the left side of the first floor, while the unloading bay is on the right side.

Step 1: Proceed to the designated jeepney bay area.

Step 2: Look for the PUJ route and queue if needed.

Step 3: Prepare your payment and pay before boarding the jeep.

LOBBY. Commuters are welcomed with an information booth at the center of the lobby, with the ticketing counters nearby. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Taxis

The taxi lane area is located at the ground floor, near the main entrance of the terminal.

Step 1: Visit the information center at the ground floor to get a queuing number.

Step 2: Proceed to the taxi lane area and wait for your queuing number to be called.

UV Express shuttles

Loading bays for UV Express shuttles are located at the third floor.

Step 1: Proceed to the designated UV Express shuttle bay area.

Step 2: Look for the UV Express route and queue if needed.

Step 3: Prepare your payment and pay before boarding the shuttle.


Available routes

Transfers are available within Metro Manila, as well as to Cavite and Batangas. Here are the available routes to the provinces from the PITX.

Route 1 via Cavitex

    • Kawit
    • Noveleta
    • Cavite City

Route 2

    • Tanza
    • Naic
    • Maragondon
    • Ternate

Route 3 via Aguinaldo Highway

    • General Trias City
    • Trece Martires City
    • Indang

Route 4 via Aguinaldo Highway

    • Bacoor City
    • Imus City
    • Dasmariñas City
    • Silang
    • Amadeo
    • Tagaytay City
    • Mendez
    • Alfonso
    • Nasugbu
    • Lian
    • Calatagan
    • Balayan

– Rappler.com

Aika Rey

Aika Rey is a business reporter for Rappler. She covered the Senate of the Philippines before fully diving into numbers and companies. Got tips? Find her on Twitter at @reyaika or shoot her an email at aika.rey@rappler.com.