Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is a major business and financial district in Metro Manila, Philippines. However, getting to BGC can be challenging for first-time visitors. This is a common topic in a Facebook group for commuters, where first-time travel inquiries to the district are frequently posted.

Sakay.ph is here to provide you with the routes, schedules, fare, and other useful information in order to prepare you for your commute.

Where is the BGC Bus Terminal?

BGC Bus actually has two terminals:

The first BGC Bus Terminal, which is the EDSA Ayala Station Terminal, is located at the corner of EDSA and McKinley Road in Makati City. It is easily accessible by MRT-3, as the Ayala Station is just a short walk away.

It's on the ground floor outside the McKinley Exchange Corporate Center (the building with Telus) and on the side of Forbes Park. You'll also find a Shell gas station and the staircase of MRT Ayala Station northbound exit there.

The other terminal is located at the back of Market! Market! Mall facing the C-5 road.

How to get to the BGC Bus Terminal?

Get to the BGC Bus Terminal via Sakay.ph or by downloading the app for iPhone and Android.

Commuters have several options to reach the terminal including taking the MRT-3 train or riding a bus via the EDSA Carousel. For those coming from the North, you may alight at One Ayala Terminal and take the overpass.

BGC Bus Routes

📍 BGC BUS EAST ROUTE

Stops for East Express Route:

  • EDSA Ayala Station
  • Market! Market!

This route from EDSA Ayala bus station to the Market! Market! Mall is a direct point-to-point connection, offering the quickest way to travel between the two locations without any intermediate stops.

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fare: PHP15.00

📍 BGC BUS NORTH ROUTE

Stops for North Route:

  • EDSA Ayala
  • HSBC
  • BGC Turf
  • Avida 34th
  • Uptown Mall
  • The Globe Tower
  • BGC Arts Center

The North BGC bus route is the one you want to hop on if you're heading to BGC Turf or BGC Arts Center. It's the only route that makes stops there. So, if you're planning to go to any of those spots or somewhere close by, make sure to catch the North bus route.

While the East Express route is a point-to-point service, passengers on the North and all other routes can board and drop off at any stop along the way.

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Saturday to Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fare: PHP15.00

📍 BGC BUS WEST ROUTE

Stops for West Route:

  • EDSA Ayala Station
  • McKinley Parkway
  • The Fort Station
  • Net One
  • Bonifacio Stopover
  • Crescent Park West
  • Fort Victoria

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fare: PHP15.00

📍 BGC BUS CENTRAL ROUTE

BGC Bus stops for Central Route:

  • Market! Market!
  • Nutriasia
  • The Fort
  • Net One
  • Bonifacio Stopover
  • Crescent Park West
  • The Globe Tower
  • One Parkade
  • University Parkway

The only route that starts from the Market! Market! terminal, this route transports passengers to multiple locations within BGC, making eight stopovers along the way.

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Fare: PHP15.00

📍 BGC BUS WEEKEND ROUTE

Weekend Route Bus Stops:

  • EDSA Ayala
  • McKinley Parkway
  • Arya Residences
  • Trade & Financial Center
  • The Fort
  • Net One
  • Bonifacio Stopover
  • Crescent Park West
  • The Globe Tower
  • One Parkade
  • University Parkway
  • Market! Market!
  • The Fort
  • Net One
  • Bonifacio Stopover
  • Crescent Park West
  • Fort Victoria

Schedule: Saturday & Sunday from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Fare: PHP15.00

📍 NEW ROUTE: LRT GIL PUYAT

Starting May 20, BGC Bus has added a new weekday route at LRT-1 Gil Puyat Station. The service runs from 6:00 am to 10:00 am. While the frequency of departures is still to be confirmed, the bus will also stop by McKinley Exchange Corporate Center and One Ayala Terminal.

📍 BGC BUS NIGHT SCHEDULE

BGC Night Buses are now operational starting April 15, 2024. The first trip from both EDSA Ayala and Market! Market! Terminals starts at midnight while the last trip is at 5:00 AM.

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Update: The BGC bus night schedule has been adjusted starting May 20th. Be sure to check for the latest information to avoid any inconvenience during your nighttime commute.

How to pay for the BGC bus fare?

The BGC Bus terminal is now 100% cashless! That's right, no more fumbling for cash or coins while boarding the bus. Instead, passengers can conveniently pay for their fares using Beep card.

For more information about where to buy one, how to reload and more, check out our Beep card guide.

For those who don't have the card, there is an option to buy a one-time use Beep QR ticket. Simply go to the ticket booth and the teller will assist you. The paper ticket costs PHP15.00.

Edsa Ayala Terminal Beep Booth:

The payment booth can be found at the left side area if you are coming from EDSA.

Once you have purchased your ticket, proceed to the entrance where the Beep card scanner is located. An attendant will then collect your ticket. After that, you may proceed to the route of your destination to board the bus. Make sure to double check that you are riding the correct bus!

Market! Market! Beep Booth:

If you are facing the C-5 road, the booth can be found on your right. It is also across an Uncle John’s convenience store.

Same procedure as above, either scan the Beep card before boarding or present the QR ticket to the attendant. Take note that there are two routes here, one that goes back to the EDSA Ayala terminal and the other goes to Arca South so make sure to check the signboards!

A few additional tips:

  • Make sure to double check that you are lining up for the correct bus to your destination! Check the signs to know which route is which. 🪧
  • Single journey tickets are not sold at stopovers, and the only payment method for boarding is via Beep card. 💳
  • Face mask is required inside the bus. 😷
  • Be prepared for long lines, especially during peak hours. 🧑‍🤝‍🧑👭🧑‍🤝‍🧑
  • Be aware of your surroundings and keep your belongings close to you. ⚠️

Conclusion

Going to BGC is no longer a challenge once you know each of the different bus routes. If you need to travel to BGC anytime soon, you can make your commuting experience easy by downloading the Sakay app, available for both iPhone and Android users.

Stay updated with the latest changes and announcements regarding the BGC bus route and schedules by following the Bonifacio Global City Facebook page. By staying connected on their social media platforms, you can promptly receive notifications in case there might be service disruptions.

References: BGC Website, Moneymax