Cebu myBus Guide: Fare, Routes, Bus Stations, Schedule, Updates

While the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is on the works, SM Prime and Jam Liner launched a consortium of public transportation via the Cebu myBus not just to somehow alleviate the worsening traffic in Cebu but also to accommodate the public to pass through Mactan International Airport and South Road Properties (SRP) where the new SM Seaside City Cebu is located.

The Cebu myBus is PWD-friendly, GPS and CCTV-enabled making it a safe, secure and friendly transport service around Cebu. It can can accommodate 42 to 90 passengers, including standing passengers.

MyBus / ePLUS Card

On-board tapping (Automated Fare Collection) has been implemented on most buses. For the convenience of all, myBus encorages the use of 1 myBus card per passenger. In the meantime, multiple tapping on a single card will still be allowed.

Some buses accept cash payment (no change policy), but it’s recommended to avail the myBus card especially for frequent commuters.

For PWDs, Senior Citizens and Students, register your cards to avail discounts at SM Seaside Office or SM Cinemas at both SM City Cebu and SM Seaside City.

  • MyBus/ePlus cards are sold at ₱200 which already comes with an initial load of P100
  • Reloading is by ₱100’s only but with no load limit.
  • Load will not expire.
  • Inactive cards (for more than 2 years) is subject to a dormancy fee (TBA).
  • The card can also be used in SM cinemas, parking and other merchant services.


You can buy or reload your myBus or ePLUS cards at:

  • SM Cinemas at SM Seaside City and SM City Cebu
  • MyBus stations at SM City Cebu, SM Seaside City, and Lawaan/Linao

Note: You cannot reload your cards in any of the bus. You need to make sure your cards always have enough load.


Updated as of November 2019.










SOON: SM Seaside – SM City Cebu – SM Consolacion

Playing soon (December 2019 or January 2020) is the SM Consolacion to SM Seaside City with stop overs near Consolacion Municipal Hall, Parkmall, SM City Cebu.


Mactan Cebu Airport – Terminal 2 (International Flights)



December 2019: By end of December, at least 40 MyBus will ply from/to SM City and Minglanilla (end of route is at Anjo World Theme Park).

November 2019: Starting early next year, MyBus will ply from SM Consolacion to SM Seaside City and vice versa with stop overs near Consolacion Municipal Hall, Parkmall, SM City Cebu.

June 2018: Added new bus stop / route for Mactan Cebu International Airport – Terminal 2 (International Flights)

April 2018: Updated bus trips, routes and schedules. Added 2 new routes (Fuente Osmena to SM Seaside City).

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  5. Hi.. good job on the updates. But i think you should update again? Fare for airport to sm city cebu now costs 50php for regular passengers. Thanks

  6. Nice article Ram. Thanks for sharing. I had tried it for the first time last Jan. 21, 2019. I found it very convenient and budget-friendly.

    Betsy – Star_Lotus Travel More

  7. You need MORE chairs for the elderly and PWD at all stops…especially at San Remo SRP. Many are complaining and this needs attention. The accommodations for older people waiting are TERRIBLE. FIX IT!

  8. Nice service for Cebu BUT you have a BIG, big problem! You do not supply enough seating for PWD and the elderly. I am American and we have better accommodation in the USA. The My Bus STOP at San Remo only has 2 stools. No benches! WHY? Many are complaining. Many have also requested more chairs at this location. Park Mall also only has 2 chairs. This is not acceptable and not good hospitality at all. Fix this!

  9. hi is there extendermd route from Talisay mybus to JCENTER mall? or we have to stop ar smcitycebu then ride anither bus to jcenter mall?

  10. Hi Ram. Can I use my eplus (red) card in taking myBus? Or do I really need to purchase the myBus card? And can I use 1 card for me and my husband?

  11. Hi! Is it possible to board the mybus when your money on the card doesn’t reach the amount needed to be paid? Is there a way? Will it be negative? Or is it not possible?

    • It will not be accepted; hence, there will be no deduction (no negative balance neither). It won’t just get through. Always make sure you constantly reload your myBus card.

  12. Hi, how can I get to the airport by riding on Mybus? I am from Talisay. How much would be my fare? Would it be also possible to get back here in Talisay by riding Mybus only?

  13. Hi,

    I would just like to ask if there are other options aside from a cab going to Mandaue City since my arrival at Mactan airport will be at around Midnight. Based on the schedules provided for the Mybus, the last travel will be at 9:30 PM at most.

    And by the way, this guide is very handy.

    Thanks and best regards

      • Ride a myBus going to SM City Cebu. Then take a cab going to SSY Center (across JY Square Mall). There’s a shuttle available in front of Dessert Factory in SSY. Shuttle is only P120 per person (round trip).

  14. Hi, ano po sasakyan from SMCebu to Osmena Circle? Or is there a better drop off point from mactan airport para mas madali mkpunta sa Circle?

  15. Thank you for this helpful post. Would like to know how to get to South Bus Terminal from Mactan Airport and how long does it take? Thanks again!

    • To save cost, you can ride a myBus from myBus to SM City Cebu. From SM City, it usually takes 30-45 mins going to South Bus.

      You can either ride a 10H jeepney (9 pesos) or a KMK Bus (15 pesos). Just tell the driver you’re going to South Bus.

      For convenience, you can ride a taxi or Uber. Estimated cost is P100-150 from SM City.

  16. Pwede naay route in the morning from JCENTER TO AIRPORT and Airport to JCENTER? OR JCENTER TO MEPZA and MEPZA to JCENTER? Ky naay daghan trabahante sa mepza nga maglisud og saky para highway. Would that be possible?

  17. Hello, sir
    What a wonderful guy you are! This post is very useful for everyone!
    And…do you know whether I can use the credit card to buy the prepaid card of Mybus?

  18. hi is there any private buses going to sm cebu from the mactan airport then taxi going to cebu century hotel (more practical than taking a taxi going straight to the hotel) please help us thank you! or if any practical and safe way going the hotel from mactan airport will appreciate your reply thank you..

    • Hi, Julius. Yes, that’s more practical. You can ride myBus from Mactan Airport to SM City Cebu. Then you can ride a taxi from SM City Cebu to Cebu Century Hotel.

    • Nope, no myBus route for that and that’s unlikely to happen in the future too. What you can do is, ride a taxi or jeepney going to JY Square Mall Lahug. Then walk going to SSY Center (where there’s Dessert Factory), just right across JY Square. You can ride a van there going to Mountain View. I think fare is only P80 per head.

  19. Hi. Today Feb 18, 2018 . I waited from 7:35am to 8:05am at Filinvest Stop Over. No My bus showed up for Northbound Route. They said they pass every 30minutes from 6am to 8am. Anyway, I just took a cab .

  20. Hi! Sir/Madame, We are expecting and waiting your additional route in barangay Pusok lapu – lapu city as part of your improvement services.
    And also, what is the age limit of minor dependents that excempted in the Fare charges.

    Thank you

  21. sir iwant to take a mybus from work. i work near the sto nino church.. where will i take a ride if i am from near sto nino church and i want to step down in parkmall? pls help. or do you have a my bus that will stop in mandaue plaza?

  22. hi Is it Possible to use just one E-card for two people in riding the myBUS since we are not from Cebu city and we would like to ride it going to the airport?

  23. Hello Ram,

    Thank you so much for this helpful blog. I just wanna ask is there a MyBus from Mactan Airport to Ayala Cebu? Thank you.

  24. Hi. I’ll be in Cebu on last week of November. I’ll be staying near Fuente Osmeña. If I would go to SM Seaside, where is the nearest MyBus point? Thanks.

  25. Hi, I want to know if there is a bus route from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to Talisay City, Cebu. And if there is, what do we need to do to get this trip from the airport?


      • Thank you.why does It sell one way ticket at cebu airport?People no need to buy cards. But people want to back airport,they can’t buy one way ticket at other stations.

  26. Hi Sir! Good pm. Same lang ba iyong e-plus card ang mybus card? Or kahit meron na akong e-plus card kailangan ko pa bumili ng mybus card? thanks

  27. Hi! can a pair or group of passengers share one e-card? Silly question but a friend of mine mentioned that this is possible and I just had to confirm. Thanks!

    • Sorry to hear that. Try calling these numbers: (032) 2310557 and (032) 2313446 to 47. Make sure to mention the date and time of the incident, the route, and the specific items you left.

  28. The card is bought at 200, with a 100 consumable amount. Can you refund the remaining unused balance? Can you refund the card’s 100 peso cost?

      • Hello, ask ko lang galing kaming mactan airport,punta po kaming Simala saan kami pwede bumaba at anong sakyan namin going to Simala? Also may friend din ako from pier going to Simala din, ano po pwede nilang sakyan.thanks so much

        • You shouldn’t ride a ‘myBus’. You need to hire a private van for that. Other option is, you ride a bus from the South Bus Terminal (near Emall or Elizabeth Mall). Then just ask around which bus goes to Simala.

  29. Hi Ram, My bus only stops at its designated bus stops? for example: I will be from SM City Cebu or Parkmall, then taking to mactan airport. Can I make the bus stop n d way to airport since I live in lapulapu, I dont need to go to airport?

    • Hi, Jojet! I’m sure there’s a myBus stop in Lapu-Lapu, but I’m not sure where exactly. I think it’s across Shell Gas Station, or somewhere nearby.

  30. hi there nig aug.individual na ang card maau unta ug good for 4 lng ang card pra hapi sng family.. ky dghan mn lukatan ug card, kung sa bagay mkabayad mn japon ang mosakay nga moapil ug avail sa mybus card..para pud mka save ang family in buying a mybuscard

  31. Goo evening po matanong q lang paano po makapunta sa lapu- lapu city from talisay at ilang sakay po ba bago makarating dun?salamat po.

    • If from Mactan Airport po, dalawang sakay lang po. One is from Mactan Airport to SM City Cebu, second is from SM City to Talisay City.

  32. How come you suddenly change last bus from SM City to Talisay from 10 pm to 9 pm. The 10 pm bus was always full.

    • myBus management has been changing the trips/schedules from time to time. We just updated our guide. Kindly check.

  33. Good day!
    We are conducting seminars and part of our seminar is having a plant tour/site visit. Can mybus also be rented? Our tour is only half-day 1-5pm. What is the capacity of the bus and the cost if ever we can rent.
    Thank you very much! hoping to hear from you soon.

    • The bus can accommodate 42 to 90 passengers (sitting & standing). If you’re a legit organization, I think it can be negotiated with SM Prime Holdings.

  34. Hi, I’d like to ask if mo pick up ba ug pasehero ang my bus sa Carmen na bus stop? Uldog raman gud amo mao ask ko if pwde ra para dli na mag taxi padong sm seaside.

  35. Hi I’m from Mandaue City, I just want to ask if there is a direct route from Jcentre mall mandaue going to Talisay?

  36. Is there a route from pier 1 then.near san marino residences?if none, aside of getting a taxi how will I get to san marino residences from pier 1?thanks

  37. Hi. If we are coming from Mactan Airport going to Cebu Century Hotel in Pelaez Street, on which station should we stop? Will appreciate your answer very much.

    • No myBus will pass through that highway area. You need to ride a jeepney (2 rides) or a cab from SM City Cebu or SM Seaside City (cab only).

    • Sorry to say but no bus passes through that area. You can either go to SM City or SM Seaside City then ride a taxi afterwards.

      If you want a cheaper fare, you can ride a jeepney (12I/12J) from the terminal of SM City Cebu.

    • You may need to take 2 trips. First ride from the airport to SM City Cebu, second ride from SM City Cebu to Lawaan.

      • Dungan ang 6AM departure from SM City Cebu ug ang departure from Lawaan Talisay? Insakto ba nga ang bus stop sa Carmen kadtong my Flying V kung from SM then ang sa atbang ani kon padung SM? May bus stop ba sa Plaza Independencia?

  38. Hi Sir, ask naman ako in regards sa payment thru e-plus ang gamit namin. Is it okay to use one card only? 7 kami mag-travel this coming july from airport to SM city. if my card has a load of 150?

    Thanks in advance..

  39. Hi Ram! Thanks for the beautiful article. I’m happy to see this transpost system introduced in our city. I hope someday that it would become really efficient to give our kababayans a secure and comfortable transport. I’m in Rome, and myBus is a kind of ATAC transport here. It is very efficient and comfortable system which includes underground trains, buses, trams and trains. I hope that in the near future myBus would adopt a payment system that would also be very convinient to passengers and PWDs. Different types of tickets and passes for different time duration: daily, weekly, monthly, annual. I’m using a pass with annual subscription and I can use it anywhere, anytime, as much as I want (at least within the city) for the whole year. It is very convinient especially for a student who takes a public transport everyday. I don’t know if it is alright to post here a link for their website which might be helpful to give an idea to the myBus admin ( I wish the fare would be cheaper with myBus. Thanks again for your article.

    • That’s interesting, thanks for sharing. Would appreciate it even more if there’s an English translation directly on the website. Also, I still think the myBus fare is already fair and affordable enough considering that it needs to sustain its operations even for the next 5 to 10 years. Students, senior citizens and PWDs get 20% discount on the fare anyway.

  40. my route is sm to airport. 1st question -will it be non-stop for airport or it will stop in another station? 2nd question is “what is the schedule?’. 3rd-due to traffic, how long is the expected travel time from sm-airport?. 4th-where is the station in the airport? 5th-how many luggages allowed ?

    • Are you referring to SM City Cebu or SM Seaside City?

      1 – No transfers, but there will be few stops for passenger pickup.
      2 – I’m not sure, but bus leaves every 30 minutes.
      3 – Depends on the time you leave. If from SM City, usually takes an hour. If from SM Seaside, usually 1 hour and 30 mins or so.
      4 – If from the city, drop off is at Departure Area. The station or waiting area is at the exit doors of the Arrival area.
      5 – There’s no definite luggage limit, I think, but the bus is a bit spacious (there are areas where you can put large objects). As long as your luggages don’t block the way, you’re good to go.

    • You can take Route #4 (Parkmall to Lawaan Talisay), this will make a stop at SM Seaside City.

      This is the route #4: Parkmall → Chong Hua → UC Med → North Bus Terminal → SM City Cebu → SM Seaside City → Filinvest → Rabaya → Cansojong → Carmen → San Isidro → Kalmar → lawaan Skywalk → Lawaan Talisay

      • Sir, for route #4, unsay schedules ani from SM City Cebu to Lawaan and from Lawaan to SM City Cebu? Asa sad ang bus stop sa Carmen dapit to and from kay basin sayop akong gitindogan ganina :) Salamat!

          • As far as I remember, there is. I’m not exactly sure which area.

            Edit: I rode myBus yesterday and figured there’s no bus stop in Plaza Independencia. But there’s one nearby, at the back of the old Gotiaco Building / Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum.

  41. HI, may I ask if who operated the “myBus” transit? is there any office/s or admin here in Cebu where we can ask some queries? thank you so much in advance for answering.

    • SM Prime and Jam Liner are the operators of myBus. I’m not sure where their offices are located though.

    • They just sponsored for / partnered with RAFI’s Gabii sa Kabilin event last May 2016. There’s a chance.

    • There’s none. myBus won’t pass by Fuente Circle. You may need to go to SM City Cebu to either go to SM Seaside City or Mactan Airport.

    • It’s not. You can claim your card a few minutes after registering. This is because the ePlus is not personalized, and does not flaunt your name on it.

  42. Meron po bang my bus na from Mactan airport passing Pier 1,yung Mactan Airport to Fooda/Mcdo Talisay city dada an ba yun nang Pier 1?

    • yes, meron MyBus from the Mactan Airport but baba nlng kau ng SM City at sasakay ng ibang MyBus papuntang SM Seaside…dadaan ang bus na eto sa Pier 1 pro baba kayo entrance ng SRP. lakad nlng kau papuntang Pier 1.


      baba kayo sa SM City at sakay nlng kau ng jeep na 12J or 12F yata yun at sabihin nyo sa driver na pa pier 1 kau…mas malapit lng lakarin kesa from the entrance of SRP.

  43. could we ride in your my bus wherin the passenger have with them there
    travelling luggages. does it limit to passenger with many cargoes along

    • I don’t think so. But you just have to be considerate to other passengers and ensure your bags wouldn’t block the way.

  44. Hello, i am from Talisay. I just want to confirm what time will the operation start here in Lawaan Talisay Terminal. Thanks

  45. up to now there is still bus plying sm-airport? and how bout those from the airport goin to sm where can they get mybus card?

      • Hi! You mentioned that the counter to buy the EPlus card for myBus is near the Exit doors of the arrival area. Does Mactan airport have the same arrival area for domestic and international? Or does International have a different arrival area? Secondly, are the MyBus parked in front of the arrival exit doors? Your response is greatly appreciated and thank you.

        • Yes, the airport has the same arrival area for domestic and international. And the myBus stall is located outside the arrival exit doors.

  46. you can pay multiple passengers using 1 MyBus card. You need to approach their desk in the station and they will give you tickets.

  47. is it true that each passengers needs to have their own mybus card?? unlike before 1 mybus card can be enough for many massengers

  48. I had a bad, bad experience (safety issue) with one of the MyBus transports on Jan. 1, 2016. I need to report this to the authorities managing the bus line.
    I ask kindly for your assistance in this regard.
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
    More power to you!

  49. As we wait for the 14 additional bus stations to be built, do we have to be at the current allocated bus stations to get a ride? What about those that are in between say someone at San Isidro Talisay area? Would they stop if we hail them beyond bus stations points?

    • There are a couple of myBus Stop signage planted along the Talisay-Seaside route. I saw one under the skywalk near Ken Taxi Lawaan, another one in front of Talisay City Hall, and one across Gaisano SRP. However, I don’t have yet the full list of the bus points.


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