Fort Bonifacio is a thriving business center in Metro Manila. Companies based here employ over 40,000 people. How do people get to work in Fort Bonifacio? The majority of employees doubtless relies on mass transport such as buses, MRT, jeepneys and passenger vans commonly known as FX.
Mass Transport Facilities
Unlike many other countries, the authorities in Metro Manila seldom provide public transport terminals. Inadequate public investment in transport infrastructure is one of the main causes of traffic woes. The terminals listed below are all privately owned, so either it is exclusive to one company or transport services have to pay rent.
Jeepney and FX Terminals at Market! Market!
For a city with a residential population of over 40,000 and jobs for a similar number of people, who mostly live outside of BGC, the management of BGC provides only one transport terminal, the transport terminal at Market! Market! Mall on the east side of BGC.
BGC Bus has the monopoly on bus service within BGC. Since jeepneys are not allowed to ply within BGC, commuters rely on the BGC Bus company to get to most places inside BGC. First-time riders need to know that tickets are not sold on board a BGC Bus. You have to either have a tap card (sold in some terminals), or buy tickets at a cashier counter at terminals at Ayala or Market! Market!
See BGC Bus routes map here.
Many BGC buses are environmentally friendly. However, the buses that they contract out at some hours, run by HM Transport Inc., are often smoke-belchers.
FX Terminal at McKinley Hill
Aside from jeepneys and CityLink buses, commuters now have an additional transportation option on this side of The Fort. There are now FX passenger vans (UV Express Service) that travel from McKinley Hill to different cities of Metro Manila and vice versa. The terminal is situated at the open parking space beside McKinley Hill Stadium (formerly Emperador Stadium). This will hopefully make commuters’ lives easier. Read “Going to McKinley Hill” to know more.
Major Transport Routes
We have selected two popular destinations in BGC (Market! Market! and Bonifacio Technology Center) to show how two corners of BGC can be reached.
There are now numerous ways to reach McKinley Hill, Taguig.
Commuting from Fort Bonifacio to nearby cities and provinces can be problematic especially for a first-timer.
If you are willing to pay a little more for comfort and convenience, try these alternative transport systems.
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