Bus with passengers on their daily commute

How to Make Daily Commute in Cebu Less of a Hassle

Public transportation can be such a burden. Long trips, scarcity of jeepneys, and not to mention the large number of commuters — these are just some of the challenges that many people face during their daily commute.Some trips are less painful than others, but commuters are known to face these struggles quite frequently.That being said, we’ve listed down some tips on how to make your daily commute more bearable.From finding alternate routes and public utility vehicles to how you can stay productive in traffic jams, here are some life hacks that can help make traveling around Cebu less of a hassle.

Traffic jams cause a lot of transportation problems along the road.

Transportation Problems |
What is Cebu Doing About It?

Every city has its fair share of transportation problems. Poor infrastructure and the number of commuters and motorists can sometimes make you wish you stayed at home.Fortunately, the authorities have set up a few projects in order to make traveling around Cebu much easier. These could all be long-term solutions to major problems that we face down the road. Some are already fully operational, while others are yet to be implemented.

Men walk past buses at a major public transport terminal in Cebu

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A Clear Guide for Tourists

Jeepneys (or jeeps) are the most popular public transport in the Philippines; thus, they are dubbed the “Kings of the Road.” However, this label has negative connotations nowadays because of how reckless and undisciplined jeepney drivers tend to be.

A driver takes care of his horse and Tartanilla, one of the oldest forms of transportation in the Philippines, at the Junquera Street

Old Transportation in the Philippines:
Cebu’s Tartanilla

A commuter has many options to take when he wants to get around Cebu. The city is filled with many forms of public transport that you can use at your disposal. Whether you want to go uptown or midtown, there are many vehicles you can take, and you can also mix it up sometimes. The tartanilla is popular, cheap, and historical among the Cebuano populace. If you want an endemic ride among the busy streets, then hop onto one of the oldest forms of transportation in the Philippines.

Cebu Jeepneys lining up under a skywalk in Barangay Bulacao, Talisay City

The Ultimate Cebu Jeepney Guide
for Commuters You NEED

Jeepneys are still at the top when it comes to the mode of transportation in the Philippines. If you travel here, you might have seen them everywhere. The Cebu City government has approved the return of these vehicles after a short hiatus due to quarantine protocols. Throughout that time, you might have forgotten how to ride a Cebu jeepney. So here are the things to remember.

Philippine jeepneys parked at the side of the road

The Impressive Evolution of the
Iconic Philippine Jeepneys

The Jeepney is a Filipino icon and a symbol of the ingenuity and creativity of Philippines people. These colorful public transport options started being developed in the 1950s. The American military had left the Philippines after World War II, leaving behind numerous vehicles. Mecchanically-minded Filipinos took these vehicles and redesigned them into a new form of public transport. Little did they know that this innovative idea would become an undeniable part of Philippine history, as well as arguably the most popular form of transportation in the archipelago. This automotive amalgam became what Filipinos refer to as jeepneys or jeeps.

how to get around in Cebu

Cebu Transportation |
How to Get Around in Cebu

Traveling to Cebu, Philippines, is more than just experiencing the sights and sounds. More importantly, it is about witnessing firsthand the culture of the people. And when we talk about culture, transportation is always the most important. After all, how can you enjoy the sights and sounds of Cebu if you do not know how to get around in Cebu?

Seeking to learn more about Cebuano culture, or wanting to know what to do once you arrive, Cebu Insights is the travel guide for you in Cebu!

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