Fort Bonifacio is a thriving business center in Metro Manila. Companies based here employ over 50,000 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 UV Express or 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 east end of BGC

For a city with a residential population of over 50,000 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. You can check out the current transport routes and prices for Market! Market! here.

If you are looking for alternative transportation, you can check SM Aura, Kalayaan or Bonifacio Technology Center.




BGC Bus

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 if you pay cash, you need to have exact fare, currently P13. Alternatively, you can use either a tap card (the Beep card is 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

We have updated the subsection Going to McKinley Hill to include the new FX Terminal at Venice Grand Canal mall. 


Major Transport Routes

Fares indicated are as of August 2019. Check with operators for up to date fare. Returning trips are often just the reverse of the first trip, but in some cases, it is possible that they differ significantly. Help other commuters by letting us know by email: community@thefortcity.com.



Taking public transportation to BGC through Kalayaan-Gate 1

Taking public transportation to BGC through SM Aura

Taking public transportation to BGC through Market! Market!

Taking public transportation to BGC through Bonifacio Technology Center

There are now numerous ways to reach McKinley Hill, Taguig.

If you are willing to pay a little more for comfort and convenience, try these alternative transport systems.

Since we wrote the article, we were introduced to this website, Sakay.ph, which is a project originally built as an entry to the Philippine Transit App Challenge (PTAC), where it won the Open Communit...

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Emil commented 3 years ago
I commute at least 2 times per week between BGC to Katipunan (UP/Ateneo) area. We leave our car at home to help ease traffic congention… trying to do some good. Per my experience the BGC bus is the weaker link in my commute, as compared to the 2 MRT lines (Ayala-Cubao and Cubao-Katipunan). Even though the MRT section Ayala –Cubao does have its share of problems. PLUS POINTS of BGC Buses: 1. The Green buses are clean and with good AC so they are good, but the HM rental buses (white and red) are dilapidated and need some renewal of fleet. 2 BGC buses usually comes frequently enough inside BGC, but at Ayala terminal the wait can be long 3. Drivers drive carefully. POINTS TO IMPROVE 1. Trips to BGC too long—need to connect to Buendia MRT station. During rush hours, it takes BGC buses 40-60minutes just to reach the Ayala MRT station, which is already overcapacity and crowded. This is too long for a relatively short distance ride. BGC needs to device a more aggressive solution and make buses connect BGC with the Buendia MRT station, in addition to the Ayala station. From the Buendia MRT station, buses can reach BGC much faster (via Kalayaan Ave) than from Ayala MRT (via McKinley Road). Furthermore, passengers on MRT coming from the north can save time and aggravation by avoiding the ride all the way south to the Ayala station. Estimated savings are about 30 minutes in travel time and these in both directions in and out of BGC for thousands of workers. 2. Bus Route ID and information inadequate—As you approach the Ayala BGC bus station you would find the posted information unhelpful. First, you would encounter a bus route map located far away from the cashiers. Bus looping routes do not have arrows, so one cannot really tell which route would provide the shortest route into points of interest in BGC. Second, once you enter the BGC Bus (Ayala) station and walk to the cashiers are, you’d find out that route names in map (Lower and Upper West Route) are consistently listed with the arrival/departure electronic boards above the cashiers. To reconcile/consider another route, you may need to look at the map again. But you really can move away from ticket purchasing line in front of the cashiers, which can be long. This leads to long conversations with cashier about route that slow down passenger movement into the buses. 3. Slow payment system—All bus stop and in particular the Ayala terminal need to post fare prices so that people can prepare their exact change when lining up, instead of asking the cashiers. Puzzling BGC TapCard management. The Tap card which had been introduced since 2013 (I think) has been suspended which slowed down bus boarding. There is no target date when the Tap Card will be operational again. In absence of the TapCard, passengers should be allowed to buy more than one tickets (to avoid lining up at the cashiers every time). Right now BGC Bus asks pre-purchase to be for a minimum of 10 tickets!!! which is too many. 4. Bus stop inside BGC need to show bus route map—right now route maps are flashed quickly on a TV screen (if available) which is difficult to read.
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Emil commented 3 years ago
I commute at least 2 times per week between BGC to Katipunan (UP/Ateneo) area. We leave our car at home to help ease traffic congention… trying to do some good. Per my experience the BGC bus is the weaker link in my commute, as compared to the 2 MRT lines (Ayala-Cubao and Cubao-Katipunan). Even though the MRT section Ayala –Cubao does have its share of problems. PLUS POINTS of BGC Buses: 1. The Green buses are clean and with good AC so they are good, but the HM rental buses (white and red) are dilapidated and need some renewal of fleet. 2 BGC buses usually comes frequently enough inside BGC, but at Ayala terminal the wait can be long 3. Drivers drive carefully. POINTS TO IMPROVE 1. Trips to BGC too long—need to connect to Buendia MRT station. During rush hours, it takes BGC buses 40-60minutes just to reach the Ayala MRT station, which is already overcapacity and crowded. This is too long for a relatively short distance ride. BGC needs to device a more aggressive solution and make buses connect BGC with the Buendia MRT station, in addition to the Ayala station. From the Buendia MRT station, buses can reach BGC much faster (via Kalayaan Ave) than from Ayala MRT (via McKinley Road). Furthermore, passengers on MRT coming from the north can save time and aggravation by avoiding the ride all the way south to the Ayala station. Estimated savings are about 30 minutes in travel time and these in both directions in and out of BGC for thousands of workers. 2. Bus Route ID and information inadequate—As you approach the Ayala BGC bus station you would find the posted information unhelpful. First, you would encounter a bus route map located far away from the cashiers. Bus looping routes do not have arrows, so one cannot really tell which route would provide the shortest route into points of interest in BGC. Second, once you enter the BGC Bus (Ayala) station and walk to the cashiers are, you’d find out that route names in map (Lower and Upper West Route) are consistently listed with the arrival/departure electronic boards above the cashiers. To reconcile/consider another route, you may need to look at the map again. But you really can move away from ticket purchasing line in front of the cashiers, which can be long. This leads to long conversations with cashier about route that slow down passenger movement into the buses. 3. Slow payment system—All bus stop and in particular the Ayala terminal need to post fare prices so that people can prepare their exact change when lining up, instead of asking the cashiers. Puzzling BGC TapCard management. The Tap card which had been introduced since 2013 (I think) has been suspended which slowed down bus boarding. There is no target date when the Tap Card will be operational again. In absence of the TapCard, passengers should be allowed to buy more than one tickets (to avoid lining up at the cashiers every time). Right now BGC Bus asks pre-purchase to be for a minimum of 10 tickets!!! which is too many. 4. Bus stops inside BGC need to post a route map—right now routes are flashed quickly on a TV screen (if available) which are difficult to read.
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newbie commented 3 years ago
oxyjenn: the driver should not have shouted at you, and their instructions are not very clear, although they have improved. They have signs now at McKinley Exchange next to Ayala MRT to say that the queue for boarding is only for those with Tap Card and tickets. But a better sign should be something like:"Have a tap card or ticket ready before queueing", and show where to buy ticket, don't you think? Btw, there was a sign there a few days ago saying that Tap Card is currently not available, so tickets are sold in many stops. Good for occasional BGC bus users but bad for frequent commuters.
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oxyjenn commented 3 years ago
It is my first time to ride on the BGC bus, I really don't know where to buy tickets I ask the driver he said "ayun dun" the instruction was not very clear I just look around and didn't find where to buy the tickets and I ask the driver again "kuya saan po? He said "ayun dun! dumiretso ka kasi! with a shouting voice I was a bit humiliated, and the other passengers are looking at me, but still I am happy because every time I see the BGC bus I always say "gusto kong sumakay dyan kasi parang bus sa japan and korea" I was a good experience kasi hindi siksikan nung sumakay ako and ang sarap sumakay. It was a very good idea na mag karoon ng bus sa loob ng BGC para maless yung walk ang at the same time hindi din nag cacause ng sobrang traffic :)
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camoranto commented 3 years ago
Wow! Meron na papuntang FTI galing BGC
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mikeymikeyone commented 3 years ago
Ayan mas marami na ako options papasok sa McKinley Hill! Thanks for sharing! :)
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jonelleyy commented 3 years ago
This is very useful! :)

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