PROS Architects and Planners

Baguio City Central Bus Terminal

Project Title & Location
Baguio City


Ministry Of Transportation And Communications
Baguio City

Philippine National Railways

Project Completion


Associated Firms


Services Provided
- Conceptual Development Plans

The need for a central terminal for southbound buses became imperative in Baguio City when traffic along the CBD's main roads were getting snarled due to heavy volumes of provincial buses. About 7,100 person-trips a day were directed towards on-street bus operations of the bus companies in the CBD. An almost equal number of person-trips were also registered in two off-street terminals of two major bus companies. The move of government was to redirect the traffic away from the very core of the CBD.

With the cooperation of the Provincial Bus Operators Association of the Philippines (PBOAP), Baguio City and the PNR jointly provided the site of the Central Terminal. From the site, the key development concept evolved with a bus terminal that is at sub-street level. Over the bus operations is a complementary commercial development whose superstructure starts at street-level. The connected uses are placed on a platform over the bus terminal complex.

Ten bus bays with an all-weather boarding walk are planned. There are nine slots for long-term remote bus parking and servicing. Some 34 short-term parking and bus queuing slots may double as individual bus terminals too. One hundred three cars can be accommodated in the car parking area.

The complex of commercial activities consist of a four-storey hotel, a medium-rise shopping mall with a hotel, cinema, shops and a clock tower and carillon.