If you are planning to take the first trip, make sure to be at the terminal at least one hour before the scheduled departure time as the first trip bus can easily get full, as early as 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
We got the chance to take a nap while the bus plied the NLEX and SCTEX. The bus took the Tarlac Exit at the northern end of SCTEX and turned right along the Tarlac-Santa Rosa Road heading to the direction of Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija. The bus will make its first short 15-minute stop at the Cabanatuan Central Terminal, allowing the passengers to use the restrooms and grab some snacks.
|Genesis Bus parked at the Cabanatuan Bus Terminal|
ascending the Sierra Madre with a view over Pantabangan Lake
The bus made its second and final stop in Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija. This stop is longer in duration compared to the first stop in Cabanatuan City. There's clean toilet available for passengers (no fee). There's also a small canteen that serves home-cooked meals. We bought grilled hotdogs on stick. There's also a lady that sells tupig (a must try).
|Genesis Bus stopover at Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija|
bus crossing the Canili-Diayo Dam bypass road
After Alfonso Castañeda, we were finally in the province of Aurora. The bus passed through the municipality of Maria Aurora before reaching Baler. Tricycles were lined up at the Baler Bus Terminal to transport passengers around the town. Tricycle fare ranges between Php20.00 to Php30.00 per trip depending on your destination.
Genesis Transport: Trip Schedule and Fare
Updated as of: May 1, 2013
Cubao to Baler (departure time)
|Joy Bus Deluxe (P700.00)||Air-conditioned Bus (P450.00)|
07:00 AM last trip
704 EDSA Corner New York St., Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines 1109
Tel: 421-1425, 421-1422, 421-1413