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    Jeepney is the only form of transport

    by shavy Updated Jan 18, 2015

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    Sagada is a very small town and easy to navigate on foot, no tricycle. Jeepney is the only way around but they don't run around unless you are going to hired them for a day. Hotels and hostel are mostly walkable from the terminal. Jeepney is the only transport to get to Bontoc, they have time schedule best to ask them when they'll leaving or many hostel/hotel has time tables of jeepney.

    Hiring a jeepney for a day will not be very cheap, the driver will named the price. It is cheaper to hire a jeepney if there were many of you and share the cost. The jeepney is more comfortable to ride than tricycle, but when packed with passengers it is less comfy.

    The driver will try to squeeze people inside, some jeepney especially the older one has a wooden bench which is really not comfortable to sit, when it's bumpy you can really feel the hard bench. Hold to the bars upper you. Do not be surprised if the driver will stop for passenger even though is already full inside, he has plenty of space on the roof

    Some passenger will bringing smelly stuff and can happen that this stand right in front of you which can be annoying and not much space on your foot. From Sagada to Bontoc jeepney is the only transport to go. Getting around Sagada no other form of transport except jeepney. If planning to do a trip outside town negotiate the driver

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    Short cut trip from Vigan to Sagada

    by shavy Updated Dec 23, 2014

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    I know reaching the Ifugao Mountain Province from Ilocos sur Vigan is really pain in the ass, but if you study earlier if how to get there on a short cut way you can make it but is completely very,very hard and exhausted but is part of adventure. Our last night in Ilocos we spent in Vigan and we are ready to go to the Ifugao area afterwards, seaching the easiest way to get there is via" Bagiuo" which is a very long way to go and not really sure if we can make it there in one day. While all our accommodation in the mountain province has already been booked and paid especially the first night in Sagada

    Before taking this trip I was very worried about it. I have doing a lot of research how to shortened the way to Sagada from Vigan. I have reading plenty of blogs from local traveler who have done same route we had. This blog I follow travelled in 2013 so I was worried schedule might change but took the chances and I followed them

    Buses schedule in Ilocos norte are not reliable, never relying on the schedule they give you. During our kalesa ride tour in Vigan I ask the woman who managed the kalesa tour to stop at Partas terminal I would ask the bus schedule for early morning. I went to the ticket booth and ask a man what time is the first bus to Bagiuo as I read in the blog the first bus of Partas leave only at 7 am

    The man said, our first trip to Bagiuo is at 3 am so this is noted. I said to him, I thought you have one at 7.30 am. No he say, and not sure yet. He said, our schedule came on last minute from Laoag. So the 3 am is fix schedule to Bagiuo, and he give me a phone number to reconfirm later on. So, after everything settled down and prepared our stuff to leave early morning. I called the number that Partas give me. The man on the phone confirm me, that bus leaves to Bagiuo from Vigan at 3 am morning. So, we wake up very early we don't want to miss the first bus. We want to make it to Sagada on the same day

    Our hotel in Vigan arrange a tricycle at 2.30 am to bring us to Partas terminal and when we arrive there we saw a bus ready to leave with sign "Cubao" I ran to the ticket booth and ask where is the bus to "Bagiuo" he said there is no bus to Bagiuo. I was in shock I said to him I just called last night to confirm the hour of the first trip to Bagiou and you said is at 3 am. The bus was re- schedule to 7 am first trip to Bagiuo. So, this is what you expected the bus schedule in Ilocos region never rely on thier timetable, the schedule change rapidly

    I ask the bus conductor if he pass to "Bitalag" before reaching town of ( Tagudin). So this way I have to change our route too, taking the hardest part to reach Sagada from Vigan

    We left Vigan at 2.45 am with the bus to Cubao. So, I have to change very quickly our route otherwise we stuck here in the terminal for three hours. I ask the bus conductor if they pass to "BITALAG" ( before reaches Tagudin town) as I have read on the blog by mentioning the name and he said yes, I ask him to drop us there and he did. Vigan to Bitalag before ( Tagudin) bus fare is 149 peso each

    After an 1 hour 30 minutes ride he say, we are in BITALAG now, so we get off the bus in the middle of nowhere in the dark it was still 4.30 am, luckily people here who make thier livings are all up early for selling food on the street. I ask them where is the van terminal to CERVANTES, and they pointed it to me just accross from the main road

    There are more stores open and I ask again for the terminal to Cervantes, they said the drivers probably are still sleeping because there is no light yet. In the van terminal is still very dark, so I walk up there and some of the drivers hear me walking I probably wake them up. I ask one of them when is the first trip to CERVANTES he said when the van is full, ( my god) we were the first passengers arrive so, it can take a long wait here.

    We were patiently keep on waiting but there are restaurants in the waiting area where you can have breakfast. The morning light came on and keep looking to my watch time passing through and more people coming for the van but need 14 passengers to fill the van, untill completely full

    We have waited for 2 hour 30 minutes before the van left. That time it was already 7:30 exactly two hour and a half waited. There are more than 14 passengers the last minutes of waiting, totally there were 17 people who wants to take the van, it was very cramped inside the van. The normal capacity is only 14 but he try to fit everyone in his frist trip was terrible. It was a dissaster moment but is okay at least we have the ride.

    Is almost a two hour ride I haven't see anything on the way I fall asleep the whole trip, my partner said it was a nice view and he made a nice picture. I woke up the last part of the trip and I saw the road was pretty narrow till we reach CERVANTES. Van fare is 150 peso each

    Arrive in Cervantes he drop us in a waiting shed area just accross the van terminal to Bagiuo, I ask where is the terminal for "ABATAN" some local pointed us to the van terminal. We head to the terminal, there were only three passenger waiting I ask the driver what time he leave he said, 10.30, full or not is the schedule time he said. The ride to ABATAN from CERVANTES almost an hour fare is 45 peso each

    From ABATAN the driver knows where to drop us for BONTOC, and we were very lucky there was a van in "ABATAN" just leaving for BONTOC the ride to the cossing point for Sagada is about 1 hour the fare is 50 peso each

    No need to go to Bontoc town, ask the van driver to drop you off the crossing point to Sagada. From there you have to wait a jeepney to Sagada, if you are lucky no need to wait for long. In our case there were few jeepney passes through they can't take passenger because they are full. Jeepney fare to Sagada is 35 peso each and is only 45 minutes ride

    The trip from Vigan To Sagada is quiet an adventure and is the shortest way to go. You need to change transfer 5 times untill you reach Sagada. Here is the summary of the route

    Take any bus bound for Bagiuo or to Cubao Manila from Vigan, this buses passing through Bitalag where you get off for the first van ride

    Vigan to Bitalag ask the bus driver to drop you off there. Bitalag is the junction to Tagudin. Do not say Tagudin to the conductor otherwise he will drop you off the center of Tagudin which is a long way back to walk to Bitalag van terminal

    From Bitalag the van bring you to Cervantes, he stops at waiting shed accross the terminal van to Bagiuo. Ask people around the van terminal to Abatan

    Very important information! there are no vans running to Bontoc from Cervantes you must chance in Abatan. The driver will drop you off right infront of the van terminal in Abatan

    From Abatan another van transfer to Bontoc ask the driver to drop you off just on the junction point to Sagada. You can see the sign also here split the road between Bontoc and Sagada. Here wait a jeepney for Sagada, you must wave if you see jeepney approaching because there is no stop area here. If the driver see you weaving he will stop

    So, the trip from Vigan to Sagada is very adventurous and quite interesting. I hope this information will help you through if you are looking the hardest way but the shortest way to Sagada from Vigan

    We start in this trip at 2:45 am and reach Sagada around 12:30 noon. If we hadn't waited for two hour and half in Bitalag the trip can be a lot shorter. The worst thing is; the van in Bitalag do not leave if is not full, they have no time schedule there. In Cervantes the van leaves on time they have time table so as in Bontoc. The jeepney waiting time in junction to Sagada was about 20 minutes only so it was not too bad. We were so glad we made it on time in Sagada, I wasn't sure if we could make it on time if we took the route via Bagiuo

    Van in Bitalag ( before Tagudin center) Bus from Vigan terminal Cervantes van
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    Always choose a BUS RIDE

    by paolodecastro Written Apr 18, 2013

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    Always choose bus ride especially when you are going from Banaue-Sagada or vice versa because if it not the peak season the waiting time is too long. As much as possible do not consider the van-for-hire....based on my experience. Don't worry the scenery is GREAT....

    view from the top of the jeep....from Bontoc
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    Schedule of trips during regular season

    by paolodecastro Written Apr 18, 2013

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    Schedule of Trips During Regular Season (Information based on the leaflets from the Sagada tourist Center)

    Sagada-Baguio
    Bus: 5-6 hours Php 220.00
    GL/Lizardo

    1st trip 5:00 AM
    2nd 7;00 AM
    3rd 8:00 AM
    4th 9:00 AM
    5th 10:00 AM
    Last 1:00 pm

    Baguio-Manila
    Bus: 5-6 hours
    Victory Liner: Every 30 minutes
    Dagupan bus: every hour

    Baguio-Vigan Php 294.00
    Bus: 4 hours
    4:30 am-10:00 pm
    Every hour daily

    Bontoc-Manila Php 650.00
    Bus: 11-12 hours
    cable tours (Terminal at E. Rodriguez avenue near Trinity college)
    Trip schedule only per day)
    Contact number 091895216790

    Sagada-Bontoc Php 45.00
    Jeep: 50 minutes

    1st trip: 6:30 AM
    2nd 7:00 AM
    3dr 7:30 AM
    4th 8:00 AM
    5th 8:30 AM
    6th 9:00 AM
    7th 10:00 AM
    8th 11:00 AM
    9th 12:00 NN
    last 1:00 pm

    Bontoc-Banaue Php 150.00
    Bus 2 hours
    1st trip: 7:00 AM
    2nd 8:00 AM

    Jeep: 2 hours

    1st trip: 8:30 AM
    2nd 10:00 AM
    last 1:00 PM

    Banaue-Manila
    Ohayami
    BUs: 9-10 hours
    6:00-7:00 PM

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    Two routes going to Sagada

    by paolodecastro Written Apr 18, 2013

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    there ar two routes going to Sagada if you are coming from Manila
    First route: Manila-Baguio-Sagada (this will cost Php 670.00 Php 450.00 Manila-Baguio thru victory liner and Php 220.00 Baguio-Sagada thru Lizardo bus>)

    Second route: Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagda....for tme this is the more adveneturous route you can ride at the top of the jeep when you are in Bontoc going to Sagada (this route will cost you Php 645.00 450.00 Ohayami bus Manila-Banaue, then Php 150.00 jeep/van from Banaue-Bontoc and then Php 45.00 jeep from Bontoc-Sagada)....the disadvantage will be just the waiting time of the jeep/ven going to Bontoc .

    The whole trip will be 16 hours from Manila-Sagada
    I left Manila 10:00 pm and I arrived Sagada 1:00-2:00 pm the following day.

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    Ohayami Bus to banaue

    by ayn_g Updated Sep 24, 2012

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    The bus doesn't look appealing but the driver is good. It was a smooth bus trip to Banaue. Like Autobus, their aircon, however, is Siberia-like cold that I could hardly sleep.

    The terminal is near UST (University of Sto. Tomas), just a walk away from Florida Bus Terminal.

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    Going back

    by kemisteryoso Updated Aug 25, 2011

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    There are regular non aircon buses that are going straight to Baguio City. The last trip is 1 PM and the earliest trip is at 5: 30 AM. Buses can be found parked on the road after the municipal hall near the Ganduyan Museum. You can check the availability of buses there. The fare is 220 pesos. They don't have AC buses by the way.

    Our bus to Baguio City from Sagada

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    jeepney To Sagada

    by kemisteryoso Updated Aug 22, 2011

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    There are jeepneys going to Sagada from Bontoc. Travelers who took the Banaue-Bontoc route will take a jeepney from here going to Sagada. The jeepney will wait for passengers until it's full and good to go. Try to ride on top of the jeepney to have a better view of the mountains. It's only about 1 hr travel. Just don't be too late to arrive in Bontoc though or you will miss the last trip.

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    Florida Bus

    by kemisteryoso Written Feb 14, 2011

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    There are 2 options when you are coming from Manila, the Baguio Route and the Banawe route. I prefer the Banawe route if you wanted to stay 1 night there and visit its famous rice terraces like Batad. There are Bus companies that have 1 to 2 regular trips every night usually around 9 PM to 11 PM like Autobus, Florida Bus and Victory Liner Bus all of which are located in Espana, Sampaloc, Manila. We chosed Florida Bus because they have the earliest schedule which is 9:10 PM plus it can be spotted easily at the corner of Espana and Lacson. The fare was P400 for a regular aircon bus. The trip will last for 9 hours.
    Then take a regular jeepney the leaves before 9 AM in front the Banawe Public market near the Banawe tourism Office. You should take this jeepney if you want to maximize your time or you will end up taking the last trip at 11 AM. The fare is P150.00 and the travel will take 3 hours. The jeepney will take you to a terminal bound to Sagada in Bontoc. The fare is P40.00 and it will take only an hour to reach Sagada.

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    THE MOST CONVENIENT WAY TO GO TO SAGADA..

    by KylleLorenzo Written Nov 9, 2010

    It was last March 18 when me and my office mate went to Sagada. After having few researches on how to get there, we then decided to just take a package under a travel and tour company since it would be much convenient on our part. If you will go there using public transport, Victory Liner rate costs Php 860 for round trip fare while ordinary non air conditioned bus from Baguio to Sagada costs Php 440 (back and forth), total of Php 1,300.00 (not to mention the expenses for tour guide, accommodation and jeep rental in case we would like to go to bomod-ok falls). Good thing we were able to see this site www.sagadagenuineguides.blogspot.com and see one of their accredited travel agency which is discover asia international travel and tours (www.discoverasiainternational.com). The staff were accommodating and they were able to give us a good rate for Php 2800/person inclusive of rt transfer from manila, 3 days lodging, and tour all around sagada. At that time, we were booked at residential lodge and met the famous tita mary (the owner of the said lodging). We were also able to get her number in case you want to book at Sagada: 09196728744. And also recently, i found this site wherein weekly van transfer is also arrange from Makati to Sagada for only Php 1,000 (www.cheaprides.multiply.com). Definitely a less hassle form of transfer instead of riding a public bus..

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    MOST CONVENIENT FORM OF TRANSPORT TO SAGADA..

    by KylleLorenzo Written Nov 9, 2010

    It was last March 18 when me and my office mate went to Sagada. After having few researches on how to get there, we then decided to just take a package under a travel and tour company since it would be much convenient on our part. If you will go there using public transport, Victory Liner rate costs Php 860 for round trip fare while ordinary non air conditioned bus from Baguio to Sagada costs Php 440 (back and forth), total of Php 1,300.00 (not to mention the expenses for tour guide, accommodation and jeep rental in case we would like to go to bomod-ok falls). Good thing we were able to see this site www.sagadagenuineguides.blogspot.com and see one of their accredited travel agency which is discover asia international travel and tours (www.discoverasiainternational.com). The staff were accommodating and they were able to give us a good rate for Php 2800/person inclusive of rt transfer from manila, 3 days lodging, and tour all around sagada. At that time, we were booked at residential lodge and met the famous tita mary (the owner of the said lodging). We were also able to get her number in case you want to book at Sagada: 09196728744. And also recently, i found this site wherein weekly van transfer is also arrange from Makati to Sagada for only Php 1,000 (www.cheaprides.multiply.com). Definitely a less hassle form of transfer instead of riding a public bus..

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  • private shuttle van.

    by jol_miranda Updated Mar 20, 2010

    going to sagada coming from manila is best done if you will rent a van from manila rather than going for a bus to baguio or bontoc then jeep to sagada is not only inconvenient but bone jarring or youll get plenty or dust because cemented or not it is still dusty and lot of smoke from other motor vehicl.best time to leave manila is 9pm and by 5am youll be banawe rice terraces....right its better to take the manila to bontoc via banawe rice terraces as a sidetrip.then you can take a nap or rest for an hour to view the sunrise as well as the rice terraces and have your breakfast too and from there you can go to sagada maybe at least for another 3 to 3 1/2 hrs more.before lunch youll be in sagada to have your lunch and afterlunch you can start your tour.
    for more tips and information on yor transportation you may txt or call me at 09207489112 or email me at jol_miranda@yahoo.com.ph

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  • Bus travel Manila to Banaue/Sagada

    by greenkiwi Written May 6, 2009

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    I tried every number on here given for Auto Bus and none worked. 10 phone calls later, here is an updated number: 02 493 4111. Bus departs Manila at 10pm, fare is 425p. (this info was correct as of May 6th 2009)
    Goodluck!

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    The Ever Reliable Victory

    by JaneCajuguiran Written Apr 29, 2009

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    The best way, but not necessarily the cheapest, to go to Sagada is to go to Baguio via the Victory Bus. They have terminals in both Pasay and Cubao and they also have one in Dau, Pampanga. They have buses going to baguio several times a day and their terminal in Baguio is right at the upper session road - central but not busy. It takes about 6 hours to go from Manila to Baguio.

    From the terminal, take a cab to Dangwa station and take the Lizardo or GL buses. Please consider that there is bus service almost every 1.5 hours starting at 5:30am till 1 pm only.

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    Call Ahead! - Cable Tours Bus

    by JaneCajuguiran Written Apr 29, 2009

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    You must call them ahead of time and make a reservation. I made this mistake tonight. Everything was packed and I was even brought to the terminal by my dad only to find out that I couldn't leave because I needed a reservation. The bus was already full and there were even a lot of people waiting to get a seat.

    Up until this time, there's only one company that plies the Manila-Bontoc route - Cable tours. And up to this very moment, there's only 1 trip per day.

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