2022 UBE Express Schedule NAIA to Cubao, Santa Rosa and Robinson Manila

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Last updated: 17 July 2022

UBE Express is back!

One of the most convenient Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) transfers, the UBE Express was also affected by the pandemic. Fortunately, as travel restrictions and protocols have eased, it has reinstated some of its pre-pandemic routes, including Araneta City (Cubao, Quezon City) and Santa Rosa (Laguna), starting June 30; and from Robinsons Place Manila starting July 1.

If you have travel plans coming up, you can note these details for your transportation to and from the airport. Below is the complete schedule, fare and payment method of this UBE Express route.

What is covered in this guide?

UBE Express NAIA-Cuba

  • 6:30 in the morning
  • 10.00 am
  • 2:00 p.m
  • 6:30 p.m

Rent: P200
Payment Method: Cash and Beep Card


  • 8.00 am
  • 12:00 NN
  • 3:30 p.m
  • 8:30 p.m

Rent: P200
Payment Method: Beep card only


UBE Express NAIA-Manila

  • 8:30 a.m
  • 12:30 AM
  • 2:00 p.m
  • 6:00 p.m

Do: P150
Payment Method: Cash and Beep Card


  • 10.00 am
  • 3:00 p.m
  • 4.00 pm
  • 8:00 p.m

Rent: P150
Payment Method: Beep card only


UBE Express NAIA-Sta Rosa

  • 3:30 AM
  • 4:30 AM
  • 6:30 in the morning
  • 8.00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 12:30 p.m
  • 2:30 p.m
  • 4.30 pm

Rent: P300
Payment Method: Cash and Beep Card


  • 5:00 am
  • 6:00 am
  • 8:30 a.m
  • 10.00 am
  • 12:30 p.m
  • 2:30 p.m
  • 4.30 pm
  • 7:00 pm

Rent: P300
Payment Method: Beep card only


  • The payment methods indicated below are accepted from 6th July Their July 15 release did not include any payment method updates.
  • Allow some lead time, especially if you have a flight to catch. This is Metro Manila. Every schedule is tentative and you never know what’s going to happen down the road. It is always better to leave your home 4-5 hours before the flight to be sure. Be at the airport at least 2 hours before domestic flights or 3 hours for international flights.
  • Do not attempt to get off at any other than the designated stop. These buses will not stop to pick up or drop off passengers elsewhere.
  • Don’t expect buses to arrive or leave on time. There are many factors affecting it. Traffic conditions make it difficult to stick to the schedule. TripAdvisor also has a record of complaints about long waits and schedule deviations. They also seem to not strictly follow the schedule.
  • Schedule is subject to change without prior notice. This schedule changes frequently. We have indicated the date when this schedule was last updated. Although we try our best, we cannot guarantee that the above information is always up-to-date. We only rely on timetables published by UBE Express and posted in public places. We still strongly encourage you to call UBE Express directly for current schedules.
  • This post was last updated in July 2019. Always contact UBE Express before your journey or download their Android app to get their latest timetable. The app is down at the time of this writing though.

This post is a work in progress. It will be updated as we get more information. If you have anything to add to this post, let us know in the comments section below.


If you want to stay at a hotel near the airport, here are some options.

Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City. Photo from Agoda.

UBE Express is the first premium point-to-point bus operating in Metro Manila. It is owned and operated by Airfreight 2100 Inc, the company behind AIR21. The service is still in its infant years, but it’s growing rapidly, a testament to the amount of public support it’s getting. In its early years, it ferried passengers from NAIA to Manila, Makati and Pasay. This year, it expanded to include Cubao, Alabang and Santa Rosa, as far south as Nuvali in Laguna.

UBE Express boasts of its fleet of new top-line air-conditioned buses equipped with free wi-fi, GPS and CCTV for added security. As a point-to-point service, it avoids the numerous stops that regular public buses await, resulting in shorter travel times. It is spacious, with ample compartments for luggage, and is PWD-friendly, with low-floor entry and wheelchair ramps.


Photo courtesy of UBE Express





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