This Terminal is a fully enclosed 1.7 hectare government installation which caters to roughly Fifteen toTwenty Thousand (15,000-20,000) transient passengers daily departing to different cities and provinces all over the country and about Ten to Fifteen Thousand (10,000-15,000) passengersarriving daily from the Regions and provinces outside of Davao City.
DCOTT provides the departure of more than 750 trips of Medium and Large Buses owned by 18 major bus companies plying franchise routes to different destinations within Mindanao. It also accommodates a number of above 160 Commercial Establishments (Stalls, Stands, Special Sections), excluding more than thirty eateries, eating places, and stores within its immediate vicinity, it also holds approximately 250 identified transient peddlers selling their wares and other foodstuff inside the terminal. Likewise, for the convenience of the riding public this terminal has also accredited and documented more than 160 identified porters.
Our facilities and services comprise of 2 Bus bay depots for outgoing northbound and southbound buses, a Terminal Administration Building, complete electricity and water amenities, 24 hourmaintenance, sanitation and security detail.
 Spaces afforded to franchisers as a result of bidding (Dunkin Donuts, Mister Donut, WaffleTime)
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In order to contribute to the sustainable growth of the City Government of Davao and promote in the development of the public land transport industry, we have established a vision with clear objectives
Management : Supervision that is focused on innovation and customer satisfaction while creating a conducive environment wherein employees are inspired to contribute to the development of the terminal and its operations;
People : Nurturing the support of all stakeholders concerned, as well as, creating an avenue for the progression of the public land transportation industry, of small and medium enterprise, and the safety of the riding public;
Profit : Instituting and maximizing the means to provide for better revenue collection while being aware of our overall responsibilities.
The mission of management of the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT), is to contribute to the revenue generation efforts of the City Government of Davao by providing opportune and competent management decisions and programs that could improve terminal operations, and offer better services for the patronizing public.
The idea of DCOTT was conceived in 1979, planned and designed in 1981 to 1983 which was considered a component project of the Regional Cities Development Program.
Construction of the Terminal commenced in March of 1985 under the supervision of the then Ministry of Public Works and Highways and completed 9 months later, in December 27 of the same year.
It was turned over and accepted by the City Government of Davao by the then City Mayor Elias B. Lopez on March 15, 1986 just a few days after the Edsa Revolution.
DCOTT is also the area where the former Pres. Aquino campaigned for the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, when more than 50,000 people converged from all over Mindanao