The bus interior is very neat and clean, no bad smells and the seats or beds are not new but are in a very good and well taken care condition. I was on the top window side which pleased me so much contrary to what some says that it is more comfortable on the lower deck. I personally hate closed space and I don’t like being passed by every now and then so the back side, upper deck is very much convenient for me not minding climbing down a few steps to the comfort room.
I love the fact that the bus departed ahead of time – 10:10PM to be exact. The travel was smooth and I was able to read few chapters from the paper back I brought with me, then, after I took a nap which later becomes a sleep. Not noticing that it is merely minutes to go before 4am on my watch – a sound 4 hours or less of restful sleep. I am munching some snacks that we bought from the terminal when the bus stopped and the personnel signaled us that we just arrived in our destination. The travel time is 2 hours less than what we expected – real fast but never furious.
Generally, our experience was beyond my expectation. I love the trip, the bus personnel who only asked us once about our destination and immediately picked it up and the extended effort of memorizing which baggage we have to get from the compartment is impressively amazing. This justify that expertise in all aspects of your job create a huge difference on customer experience.
Commentary: I just hope they can take some reservation and pick up on the places like Narvacan. Our way home is quite devastating, we opted to take an ordinary air-conditioned bus which cost less than a 100 bucks from what we have paid for the sleepers bus ticket since Florida only stop in a terminal located Vigan City. The travel time all in all (Narvacan-Cubao) takes 9 hours and 25 minutes (seems forever). The smell of the bus is very unpleasant for the price, good thing my nose easily adjusted to it after a couple of hours. Wew! What an experience to remember. ;)
Friendly reminder: don't forget to bring your blanket and pillow :)
For your guidance here is the Florida bus Published Rate and Schedule (may change without prior notice)
|(G.V. FLORIDA TRANSPORT, INCORPORATED)|
|ORIGIN:||TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN|
|CUBAO/SAMPALOC||6:30PM||SUPER DE LUXE|
|CUBAO/SAMPALOC||7:30PM||SUPER DE LUXE|
|SAMPALOC||8:00PM||SUPER DE LUXE|
|SAMPALOC||9:30PM||SUPER DE LUXE|
|ORIGIN:||EDSA CUBAO TERMINAL|
|VIGAN||DELUXE / SLEEPER||700-800|
|LAOAG||DELUXE / SLEEPER||700-850|
|CAGAYAN||DELUXE / SLEEPER||750-1000|
Telephone No: +63(2)3525393
Lacson Avenue Corner Earnshaw Street, Manila, Metro Manila
Florida Bus Co., Manila
(02) 743-3809; 912-5354
Telephone No: (632) 781-5894
Florida Bus Terminal in Tuguegarao City by G.V. Florida Transport, Inc.
Location: Diversion Road, Pengue-Ruyu Tuguegarao City Cagayan Valley
+63 (078) 846 4259; (078) 846-2265