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EDSA Carousel Bus Operates 24/7, Free During Certain Hours

Free rides from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. only.
by Pia Regalado
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Photo/s: Department of Transportation

The EDSA Carousel Bus operates for 24 hours, and for free within a 19-hour window, the Department of Transportation said Wednesday.

The Libreng Sakay is available from 4 a.m. to 11 p.m. only under the service contracting program of the Department of Transportation where drivers are compensated based on operating hours and distance traveled.


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Outside these hours, operators and drivers may collect fare from passengers to help them weather fuel price hikes, the DOTr said.

Passengers may ride a bus at any of EDSA Busway's 17 stations:


  • Monumento
  • Bagong Barrio
  • Balintawak
  • Kaingin
  • Roosevelt
  • North Avenue
  • Quezon Avenue
  • Nepa Q. Mart
  • Main Avenue
  • Santolan
  • Ortigas
  • Guadalupe
  • Buendia


  • Ayala
  • Taft
  • MOA
  • Macapagal


  • PITX

For passengers' ease of access, the DOTr also plans to open 11 more busway stations:

  • Tramo
  • Taft (median)
  • Roxas Boulevard
  • Magallanes
  • Ormoc
  • Kamuning/NIA
  • Cubao
  • Connecticut
  • Greenfields
  • Estrella
  • Ayala (median)
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