DIY TIP TO SAGADA
SAGADA MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES
Here is the full guide how to commute to sagada
How to Get There
Direct Manila – Sagada
Coda Lines Corporation has a daily trip from Cubao HM Terminal to Sagada via Banaue and Bontoc. The bus leaves daily at 8PM, 9PM and 10PM, arriving Sagada after (12hours)twelve hours of the next day, regular fare is P760. For more inquiries, contact +639771860548 and +639394677863, or visit their Facebook page.
Alternatively, Sagada can also be reached either via Baguio with almost the same travel time and fare.
Manila – Baguio – Sagada
Manila to Baguio: Most bus companies heading to Northern Philippines have trips to Baguio. But most of travellers prefers Victory Liner, their Baguio bound buses leave the terminal (Manila, Pasay, Cubao and Caloocan) every hour. It is a five to six hours travel for P455.00. The most ideal time to travel is around 11:00 PM for you to reach their Baguio Terminal by 5:00AM the next day. Other bus Lines that ply to Baguio are:
– Dagupan Bus (EDSA cor. New York, Cubao , Quezon City/ Contact No: (02)727-2330) – P430.00
– Philippine Rabbit (Rizal Ave., Sta. Cruz, Manila)
– Dangwa Transit (Dimasalang, Sampaloc, Manila)
– Saulog Bus – P430.00
– Genesis Bus – P420.00
Baguio to Sagada: From Victory Baguio Terminal, you may opt to go to GL Liner Terminal in Baguio Dangwa Terminal or in Lizardo Transit Terminal in Barangay Sto. Niño to catch a bus to Sagada. Both are just short taxi ride (around 10 minutes) for approximately P40.00 from Victory Liner Terminal. GL Liner has five trips daily at 6:30AM, 8:30Am, 9:30AM, 10:30AM and 1130AM, meanwhile Lizardo Transit has only two schedules daily at 3AM and 5PM.
If you have plenty of time, you can take a twenty minute walk to the Baguio Dangwa Terminal which is just in front of Baguio City Public Market. Fare for both GL Liner and Lizardo Transit is P220.00 (student and senior citizen: P176.00), travel time takes around six (6) hours passing along the scenic Halsema Highway. Almost the entire stretch of the road to Sagada is paved and smooth. The bus will stop in front of Sagada Municipal Hall.
For those coming from Bontoc, Banaue and Ilocos Sur:
From Bontoc catch a jeepney to Sagada. Jeepneys leave Bontoc every hour from 6AM to 1PM, travel time is approximately one hour and fare is around P50.
Banaue route is a good choice if you plan to drop by to the famous Rice Terraces of Banawe.
Ohayami Bus and Dangwa Transit operate the Manila to Banaue route. Ohayami Bus has two to three departures starting at 8PM, their terminal is in the corner of Fajardo Street and Lacson Avenue in Sampaloc Manilla, near UST. Advanced reservation is advised, you may reach them at +639276493055 or (02)-5160501 or check out their website at: www.ohayamitrans.com. Meanwhile, Dangwa Transit Terminal is operated by Florida Lines with terminal in Florida Cubao Terminal near Kamias, they operate one trip daily leaving at around 8PM.
From Banaue, ride a tricycle (P30.00) from the terminal to the Banaue town proper and catch a jeepney or bus to Bontoc for P150.00, travel time is approximately three (3) hours. The bus will stop near the Bontoc Municipal Hall. From there, ride a jeepney to Sagada for P50. You may opt to ride on the jeepney roof to enjoy the view and the sea of clouds of Bontoc and Bayo.
Via Ilocos Sur
If you are coming from Ilocos Region, the best route is via Tagudin-Cervantes-Sabangan Road that connects Ilocos Sur and Cordillera. Taking this route involves three transfers from the town of Tagudin in Ilocos Sur. Local shuttle vans depart on regular intervals from as early as 6AM to as late as 5PM from Bitalag Junction to the town of Cervantes, fare is P150.00 and travel time is approximately two (2) hours on a scenic ride that passes through Besang Pass National Park.
At Cervantes, transfer to a Bontoc bound van stationed at the plaza or at Sitio Bulaga after Aluling Bridge. Vans to Bontoc leave as early as 6AM, with the last trip at around 2PM. There are local buses and jeepneys too from Cervantes Market to Bontoc. Ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Sagada junction, fare is approximately P100 pesos, travel time is around an hour and a half.
From Sagada junction, you may catch a jeepney or bus bound to Sagada, it is only around 15 minutes ride.