If it is your first time in Cebu City, you might wonder what are those numbers are for on top front and side of the jeepney.. that’s for jeepney routes actually. It is easy for someone to get lost if missed to ride a correct route. Even Cebuanos from remote towns who seldom visits the city can be lost, how much more for people not living in Cebu or just visiting Cebu from other countries?
This portion of the blog will give an idea what this codes means and their corresponding routes.
The jeepney code here is 12L and can be found visibly in front-top and both sides-left and right.
In addition to this indicator, there is a big mark indicating the route point names like Labangon-Ayala. Aside from it, in front of the driver, their is a small board flip each time where the jeepney headed into like Labangon-Ayala if it is going to Ayala and flip Ayala-Labangon when it’s headed back to Labangon.
The generic rule
There are two generic rules for the routes in Cebu. First, are those routes where it goes very same way to and from and the second one is those having two point, it passes through A when it is headed to its destination and passes through B when going back.
NUMBER ROUTE NUMBER CODES
01 Urgello 01A, 01B, 01C,01K
02 Pier 1, 2, 3 02A, 02B
03 Mabolo 03A, 03B, 03G, 03L, 03Q
04 Lahug 04B, 04C, 04D, 04H, 04L
06 Guadalupe 06A, 06B, 06C, 06G, 06H
07 Banawa 07B, 07D
08 Alumnos 08F, 08G
09 Basak 09C, 09G,
10 Pardo 10C, 10G, 10K
11 Inayawan 11A, 11D
12 Labangon 12A, 12B, 12C, 12D, 12F, 12G, 12I, 12J, 12L
13 Talamban 13B, 13C
14 Ayala, Escario, Capitol 14B, 14D
15 Oppra 15A
17 Apas Lahug 17B, 17C
62 Pit-os 62B, 62C
20, 21, 22 Mandaue 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 21D, 22A, 22B, 22D
Also, here’s more comprehensive routes guides.
We’ll in Cebu.. you can always ask the driver (and jeepney conductor if there is, mostly are) for your exact destination. They can help if they’re familiar with the place and suggest a different code number if it’s not in their route.
Again be wary, have idea atleast of the place (and nearby place, landmark) where are you going.