Baler, Aurora: A Joyful Joyride With Genesis’ Joy Bus
Traveling through the mountainous region of Nueva Vizcaya on the way to Aurora Province was made convenient thanks to continuous development of roads and daily trips care off Genesis Bus Lines. And with the company’s latest addition to their fleet, the journey to the heart of Aurora Province was even made better with a “first class” coach called “Joy Bus”
NOTE: I am not affiliated with Genesis
Deluxe wide seats of the Joy Bus.
Adding to Genesis’ arsenal of regular air-conditioned 40-50 seater, and 28-seater deluxe buses bound for Baler is the 28-seater executive coach Joy Bus. Welcoming passengers on board is the bus stewardess giving them a brief walk through with Joy Bus features and guiding passengers to their assigned seats where a rusty orange blanket and a small yellow pillow printed with the Joy Bus logo await the traveler. Ensuring the comfort of the passengers are the coach’s wide seats that will cradle its temporary owner to sleep.
Snacks, a pillow and blanket provided by Joy Bus.
Travel time was cut short as the Joy Bus in its vivid blue coat, cruises NLEX, SCTEX, and National Highways minimizing stopovers to 2 or none. A bottle of mineral water and a cupcake are served for snacks. Nature’s call stopovers could be avoided with the built-in comfort room. Both features reduce 2 hours from the 8-hour average travel duration.
Joys Bus passengers are never kept far away from their social networking sites, the day’s news and daily updates with the coach’s on-board WIFI connection. Just ask the hospitable attendant to turn on the router and you’re a zap away from an internet connection.
Blue coat with yellow Philippine map and red linings – I think it represents the colors of the Philippine flag.
Comfort room inside the coach.
Reservations made guarantees and grants passengers a seat instead of going to the terminal hoping for an available seat. Calling Genesis Bus Terminals will provide inquirer with further instructions.
The three hundred peso difference with the regular price is paid off with comfort and time saved. Deluxe buses and executive coaches may be a little expensive for a “Biyaherong Barat” (cheap traveler) but hey, it was worth the experience.
Now, here are some fast facts that may help you on your trip
1. Genesis Bus Terminals in Manila can be contacted through land line and pay it on any BDO branches. On the other hand, reservations, if coming from Baler, can be transacted in Genesis’ garage which is located in Baranggay Sabang.
Genesis Terminal Contact Numbers:
(02) 709 0803
(02) 421 1425
2. A single journey to Baler costs P695.00
3. Joy Bus leaves Cubao 12:30AM and 1:00AM
4. Aside from Baler, Joy Bus now have daily trips to Baguio for P650.00