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Jeep, jeep! Here’s An All-In Guide To Cebu Jeepney Routes For Students

Going to school is important, but knowing how to get there is equally important. 

Finding the shortest and fastest route to your next class isn’t the only thing you have to figure out when you start a new semester or transfer to a new school. You have to strategize your commute plan, too! And by strategize, we mean knowing the best way to get to your school without getting lost… every day. 

Whether you’re a native Cebuano who needs a refresher on how to get around the city or you’re the new kid in town who’s excited to study in Metro Cebu, we have the ultimate jeepney route  guide for you! (Bookmark this and thank us later.)

 

What’s it like commuting in Cebu?

Wherever you go, one of the must-have information to know is the modes of transport available. This helps you save time, money, and effort to get from Point A to Point B. Especially if you don’t have an internet connection to ask your travel lifesaver a.k.a. GPS! 

In a highly urbanized city like Cebu, commuting isn’t something you just wing around. Sure, the heavy traffic and crowded vehicles aren’t news anymore, but you can commute smarter by knowing the city transport system inside out. Here are three things to help you get started!

1. Walk, bike, teleport!

Okay, we’re just kidding. You can walk and bike around the city but no teleporting powers! What there is, however, are plenty of transport options you can choose from. 

Like in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu has tricycles, jeeps, buses, motorcycles, and rental vans for your choosing. As a student, you’d likely favor tricycles and jeeps since these are the major modes of transport that can navigate narrow streets leading to your school or favorite hangout place after class. (We’ll discuss the jeepney routes later!)

2. Say it like a local

Commuting in Cebu shouldn’t be as hard with friendly locals eager to help and answer your questions. But wouldn’t it be nice to familiarize yourself with their local language, too? 

Channel the inner Cebuano in you, and commute like a local. Learn helpful commute phrases like “plete palihug” when you want to ask someone to pass your fare, or “lugar lang/dire lang” when you want to get off the vehicle.

P.S. Using the local language also saves you from drivers who take advantage of foreign passengers by charging higher fare price. Whew! 

3. Understand the Cebu transportation system

Visiting Cebu for a quick vacation and studying in Cebu require different commuting strategies. When you study in Metro Cebu, it’ll help a lot to know common routes and fares so you won’t have to spend your precious allowance on more expensive transport options every day. #tipidtips

Since most schools and universities are located along busy streets in Cebu City and nearby cities, we thought it would be helpful to give you an overview for Cebu Jeepneys 101. (Plus, Php 9 jeepney fares are relatively cheaper for students!)

 

What’s up with Cebu jeepneys?

As with any major city in the country, jeepneys are still the reigning “hari ng kalsada.” in Metro Cebu. They get you to your destination real quick (don’t forget to hold on to the hand rails!) and gives you an instant Pinoy vibe. Here are two things to keep in mind if you plan to ride a jeepney going to school:

1. Familiarize yourself with jeepney conductor slang

Culture plays a big role in every local system, and it’s also true for Cebu’s transportation system. This means there are commute tips and tricks you can’t simply learn from your favorite online navigation apps

While jeepney routes and codes are based on street names, Cebuano jeepney drivers use the old street names than the official one. And boy does that spell l-o-s-t in your vocabulary! Ask help from your Cebuano classmate about jeepney destination slangs you need to know. This way you know “Recla” is short for South Reclamation Area, even if it says McArthur road on your app. 

2. Look for the signs!

If you’re looking for a sign, this is it. Save yourself from getting lost en route to school and take a long, hard look at Cebu jeepneys. Fo reals.

The Cebu public transportation system follows a number codes for the jeepney routes. And if you’re not careful, you might ride a jeepney that’s headed to a different school! Easily identify the roads by checking the codes located at the center-top of the jeepney, and the side of the vehicle. (If all else fails, the major streets are written on the signboard hanging in the front window.)

 

What are the Cebu jeepney routes and codes?

To help you plan your commute plan to and from school, find your matching destination and take note of the possible jeepney routes you can take:

Code Destination

Schools & Universities Along the Route

01B Urgello University of San Carlos (South Campus)
Asian College of Technology
University of the Visayas
University of Cebu (Main Campus)
01C Private University of San Carlos (Girls High School)
Cebu Technological University (CTU)
University of the Visayas
University of Cebu
01K Urgello South Western University 
University of the Visayas
Cebu Doctors’ University
02B South Bus Terminal University of the Visayas
CPILS (Center for Premier International Language Studies)
University of Cebu
03A Mabolo CPILS (Center for Premier International Language Studies)
Cebu Technological University (CTU)
03B Mabolo University of San Carlos (North Campus)
Cebu Normal University
University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
Cebu Technological University (CTU)
CPILS (Center for Premier International Language Studies)
04B Lahug University of the Philippines Cebu
Cebu Doctors’ University (CDU)
University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
University of San Carlos (Main Campus)
Cebu Normal University
04D Lahug- Busay University of the Philippines Cebu (Lahug Campus)
Cebu Normal University
University of Cebu (Main Campus)
University of San Carlos (Main Campus)
04H Lahug- Busay Lahug Elementary School
University of the Philippines Cebu
Cebu Normal University
University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
Cebu Eastern College
University of San Carlos (Main Campus)
04L Lahug- Ayala University of the Philippines Cebu
04M Lahug- Ayala University of the Philippines Cebu (Lahug Campus)
06B Guadalupe University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
Cebu Normal University
Cebu Doctors’ University
06C Guadalupe Cebu Normal University
06F Guadalupe Cebu Normal University
06G Guadalupe University of San Carlos (Girls High School)
San Nicolas Elementary School 
Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT)
06H Guadalupe- Ayala- SM Cebu Doctors’ University (Jones Ave.)
07B Banawa University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
Cebu Normal University
07D Banawa Cebu Normal University
07E Banawa Cebu Normal University
08G Alumnos University of Cebu – Maritime Education and Training Center (UC-METC)
University of the Visayas
Cebu Technological University
University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
09F Basak Southwestern University
Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT)
Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT)
Asian College of Technology (ACT)
University of San Carlos
University of the Visayas
University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
Basak Night High School
USJR (Night School)
09G Basak University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
10F Bulacao Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT)
Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT)
University of San Carlos (USC)
10G Pardo University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
University of the Visayas
10M Bulacao St. Paul College Foundation (Bulacao Campus) 
USJR (High School)
Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT)
Salazar Colleges of Science and Institute of Technology (SCSIT)
University of the Visayas
Cebu Technological University (CTU)
11A Inayawan University of the Visayas
Don Carlos Gothong High School
12D Labangon Asian College of Technology (ACT)
University of San Carlos (USC)
University of the Visayas
University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF)
University of Cebu
12G Labangon Cebu Institute Academy
University of Cebu
University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
12I Labangon- SM Cebu Institute Academy
Cebu Technological University
Asian College of Technology (ACT)
University of San Carlos
University of the Visayas
University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF)
13B Talamban University of San Carlos (Talamban Campus)
University of Cebu (Banilad Campus)
University of San Carlos (Main Campus)
University of the Visayas
13C Talamban University of San Carlos (Talamban Campus)
University of Cebu (Banilad Campus)
University of the Visayas
University of San Carlos (Main Campus)
13H Talamban- Mandaue University of San Carlos (Talamban Campus)
University of the Visayas (Banilad Campus)
Colegio de la Immaculada Concepcion
Benedicto College
Bright Academy
Talamban Elementary School
14D Ayala St. Paul College Foundation (Ramos Campus)
University of San Carlos
University of the Visayas
17B Lahug- Apas University of the Philippines Cebu
Cebu Doctors’ University
University of San Carlos
Cebu Normal University
17C Lahug- Apas University of Southern Philippines Foundation (Lahug Campus)
University of the Philippines Cebu
University of San Carlos (Main Campus)
University of Cebu (Main Campus)
University of the Visayas
17D Lahug- Apas University of Southern Philippines Foundation (USPF)
University of the Philippines Cebu
Cebu Normal University
University of Cebu (Main Campus)
University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR)
University of San Carlos (Main Campus)
21A Mandaue Cebu Technological University
CPILS (Center for Premier International Language Studies)
22A Mandaue Cebu Technological University
CPILS (Center for Premier International Language Studies)
22D Mandaue- Cathedral CPILS (Center for Premier International Language Studies)
Cebu Technological University
22G Mandaue- Cathedral Cebu Technological University
22I Mandaue- Banilad St. Joseph Academy
Colegio de la Immaculada Concepcion
Benedicto College
23 Mandaue- Punta Engaño Cebu Doctors’ University
Mandaue City College
University of the Visayas (Mandaue Campus)
STI College
23D Mandaue- Mepza University of Cebu (Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue Campus)
STI College
Cebu Doctors’ University
University of the Visayas
62B Pit-Os University of San Carlos (Talamban Campus)
University of Cebu (Banilad Campus)
University of the Visayas
62C Pit-Os University of San Carlos  (Main Campus)
San Carlos Seminary College
University of the Visayas
University of Cebu (Banilad Campus)
University of San Carlos  (Talamban Campus)
MI-O1B Mandaue- Maribago University of the Visayas (Mandaue Campus)
STI College (Mandaue Campus)
MI-O3A Cordova- Opon Public Market Lapu-Lapu City Central School
MI-O3B Cordova- MEPZ 1 Lapu-Lapu City Central School
MI-O4A Tamiya- Mandaue Cebu Doctors’ University
University of Cebu (Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue Campus)
STI College (Mandaue Campus)
MI-23A Opon- Mandaue University of Cebu (Lapu-Lapu and Mandaue Campus)
STI College
Cebu Doctors’ University
University of the Visayas

Reference: Cebu Jeepney Commuting and Travel Guide

We feel you. Cebu jeepney routes (and tbh, the whole transportation system) can be confusing! But we promise, once you get the hang of it, commuting and studying around Metro Cebu will be a breeze. Happy commuting!

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