I’m a child of the South, so accessing NAIA has never been a problem for me. But I do have a lot of friends who live in Northern Manila, who are no strangers to the inconvenience of traveling to NAIA to catch their flight.
Fortunately, more and more airlines are flying to and from Clark – both for local and international destinations. You may think that Clark is still quite a long way from Manila, but this isn’t the case at all. You can reach Clark from Trinoma in just under two hours, and without the stress of Manila traffic.
So, why fly via Clark?
If you live in the CAMANAVA (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela City) area, chances are, it’s less stressful to head to Clark Airport than NAIA. If you are a local traveler or OFW who has roots in Northern Luzon, flying from Clark airport is the best option.
And if you’ve already been flying from Clark before, you would realize that the P2P is much more convenient than the old way. Previously, if you didn’t have anyone to pick you up from the airport, you have to ride a jeepney. Riding a jeepney involves hauling your own luggage and dealing with the unpredictable weather.
Whereas, the Victory Liner P2P is far more superior in terms of comfort. Wide legroom, air-conditioning, and Wi-Fi onboard. Depending on your flight time, you can even get a row to yourself if the bus isn’t as full.
And there’s always the certainty that a bus is available when you land. They’ve patterned the bus times to common flight times. Whether you’re the only passenger, or even if there are zero passengers, the bus will leave according to schedule.
For OFWs living in Northern Luzon, Subic and Dagupan are ideal jump-off points as both locations have bus terminals with lines that connect to the nearby provinces.
Booking a trip is straightforward. Head to the Victory Liner desk that’s located right at the exit of the Arrival area.
The P2P schedule starts as early as 3:00 AM and ends as late as 10:30 PM. In the event of delays for the last flight, the last P2P trip is also open to extension.
The one-way fare from Clark to Olongapo is just Php 200, while Clark to Dagupan ranges from Php 200-300. The Clark-Dagupan route makes stops at SM City Carmen and Urdaneta, so passengers who live in these in-between areas will find this even more convenient.
Check out the complete fares and timetable below:
It’s great to see that options like the Clark P2P exists, as the last thing you want after a long flight is worrying about how to go home from the airport. Having Wi-Fi onboard lets you catch up on work, or maybe just your Netflix shows. The buses are quite new as well, so the interiors smell nice and the air-conditioning is still strong. Be reminded though that there is no restroom on this line as the trip is just short, so make sure you head to the washrooms before riding the bus.
Live an Awesome Life,
Monique of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: Victory Liner invited us to try the Clark-Subic P2P. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.