Sagada Transportation

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    2 Ways to Get To Sagada

    by 05nov05 Updated Mar 19, 2007

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    There are two ways in getting to Sagada. Either you go there via Baguio or via Banaue. Joal and I took the Manila-Banaue-Bontoc route. We suggest that on your way to Sagada, take the Baguio-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada route to see the rices terraces, and on your way back take the Sagada-Baguio-Manila route, which we think is a little easier route.

    Via Banaue:
    Take an airconditioned Autobus (one way - P462/head) located in Manila. The bus leaves at 10pm everyday. We suggest that you get your tickets early, like 1 wk before your departure. Try to call this number 735-8096. I think we only had 2-3 stopovers along the way. We arrived in Banaue at 7am. Take a tricycle or jeepney from the bus terminal to the town proper to get a jeepney to Bontoc, a two-hour ride. There'll be some 2-3 stopovers to Sagada, mostly have great views to take pictures on.

    When you go back via Banaue: You may purchase your tickets at the bus terminal in Banaue when you arrived. The tour is the same, take a jeepney from Sagada to Bontoc then another jeepney to Banaue. The bus leaves at 530pm and you'll arrive in Manila 3-4am.
    We forgot how much were the jeepney fares, but we're sure the fares would not exceed P500 (bus to banaue not included) for the two of you, one way only.

    Via Baguio:
    We think this route is a little easier coz you're gonna change buses only twice. Take a Victory Liner bus either from Cubao or Pasay, fare is P385 one way. From Baguio terminal, take a cab to Dangwa Station and take the Lizardo bus to Sagada (fare is P220, one-way). You'll get to Sagada at around 12noon.

    When you go back via Baguio: From Sagada, take a bus to Baguio and from Baguio, take a bus to Manila.

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    Sagada to Banaue

    by victorcklau Written Feb 21, 2007

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    From Sagada, I went to Banaue via jeepney. You get back to the area where the Lizardo bus dropped you, and nearby you will see the jeepneys there. Hop on to the one that goes to Bontoc (none goes directly to Banaue), wait till it is full or almost full before the driver decided to drive off. There is one alternative for the group travellers. You can book or charter a van from Ganduyan Store which is adjacent to Masferre and town hall. Nice guy Lawrence will drive you to Banaue for Peso 3200 or if you want to go back to Baguio, it will be 7000.

    OK I took the 11:00am jeepney which is I think the 2nd last one to leave for Bontoc. The last one leaves around noon time. I do not think anymore departures after noon, I AM NOT SURE. However, even if they do, you cannot take it as the last jeepney from Bontoc to Banaue is at 1:00pm or slightly after. Takes about an hour to go Sagada - Bontoc. Tell the Sagada driver you want to take a jeepney to Banaue and he will drop you at the correct place. You have to tell him that - do not assume that everybody in that Sagada jeepney is going to Banaue. I was the only one going in that jeepney I was sitting in.

    Upon reaching Banaue, the jeepney will drop you about 300 m from town but you can get a trix for 20 - 30 peso.

    Just passing Mount Data This is considered very good road

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    Baguio to Sagada via Lizardo Bus

    by victorcklau Written Feb 21, 2007

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    I reached the Lizardo Bus stand at about 5:10am, and there you are, displayed prominently in front of the darkened and empty ticket shed, a notice stating the departure times. Luckily there were 2 restaurants there and very friendly and accomodating guys and girls; I had my breakfast there and waited in warm comfort till about 5:50am. Bus left punctually at 6:00 am and stopped several times for drinks and nature calls. We reached Sagada around 11:45am.

    The bus will stop you about 100m from the town hall, no big deal as Sagada is really a small place, and you can walk from one end to the other within 10 - 15 minutes.

    On the way to Sagada We got stuck Landslide just cleared by tractors
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    Baguio to Sagada, v.v. via Lizardo Bus

    by monina_c Written Jan 14, 2007

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    It is more convinient for me and my friends to go to Sagada via Baguio taking one of the early departures of Lizardo Bus (6a.m., P220/way). Lizardo shares a station (located near the public market) with local buses that serves the surrounding areas. There is no seat reservations so be there early enough to have a chance to get good seats. The return trip (Sagada-Baguio) is much the same, no reservations! You have to be at the Sagada square early enough to have a chance to get good seats, it's every man for himself. The one who moves quickest gets the best seat!

    It takes 6-7 hrs. from Baguio to Sagada so be sure to bring some crackers and water with you.

    My Sagada map with notations ;D
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    Manila to Bontoc to Sagada

    by grrrrl Written Dec 20, 2006

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    Cable Tours Bus
    - one trip daily from Quezon City to Bontoc
    - leaves at 8PM from E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Quezon City -- near St. Lukes
    - 12-hour travel
    - from Bontoc, take a jeep to Sagada (25-30 mins. travel time)

    Cable Tours Bus Grotto @ Banaue Halsema Road -- almost zero visibility Halsema Road -- almost zero visibility Halsema Road -- almost zero visibility

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    Taking The Banaue Rice Terraces Route

    by nimato Updated Dec 16, 2006

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    The second land route is Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada.

    Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada, 13 hours.

    Autobus (+6327358096) is the only bus company serving the Manila-Banaue route. Only one trip per day, the bus leaves Manila (Sampaloc) every 10pm. ETA Banaue is 7-8am (9-10 hours). From Banaue, catch another bus or a jeepney going to Bontoc. Banaue to Bontoc is roughly 2 hours. From Bontoc catch a jeepney that will bring you to Sagada (1-1.5 hours).

    Note that when you select this route, it is advisable to stay a night or two at Banaue and explore some interesting spots there. When you do, don't miss the ultra-awesome Battad Rice Terraces. Please refer to my Banaue Things-To-Do tips for the details of the Battad trek.

    Fare:
    Manila-Banaue (Autobus) -- P440
    Banaue-Bontoc (Jeep) -- P
    Bontoc-Sagada (Jeep) -- P

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    Great Views Along Halsema Highway

    by nimato Updated Dec 16, 2006

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    From Manila, there are two ways to get to Sagada by land, the Manila-Baguio-Sagada and the Manila-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada routes.

    Manila-Baguio-Sagada, 11 hours.

    This route is highly recommended if you don't sleep during long trips and prefer great views along the way. If you do not intend to stay in Baguio, depart from Manila at midnight. Victory Liner (+6327274534, Cubao) buses depart Manila (Pasay & Cubao) by the hour. If you leave Manila at 12 midnight, you'll be in Baguio by 5 or 6am. You should sleep during the Manila-Baguio trip.

    After arriving at Baguio, immediately proceed to Dangwa Terminal at the back of Plaza Fair and take the Lizardo Bus's first trip to Sagada at around 6:30am. You may sip a hot coffee first before boarding the bus. In case you missed the first trip, worry not because Sagada-bound buses leave Baguio City by the hour as well but only until 11am. If the Lizardo bus leaves Baguio at 6:30am, you'll be in Sagada by 12:30pm, or roughly after 6 hours. You wouldn't want to sleep by now because this trip along the Halsema Highway (the highest highway in the Philippines) offers the best views of the Cordillera mountainside communities. The last two hours of the trip are rough rides (rough roads, of course!). But all the bumps and dusts are all worth it when you begin to smell the mystical air and refreshing aroma of Sagada.

    Fare:
    Manila-Baguio (Victory Liner Cubao, aircon) -- P380
    Taxi from Victory Liner Baguio to Dangwa Terminal -- P35
    Baguio-Sagada (Lizardo Bus, aircon) -- P220

    Avoid the landslide season!
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    The Long and Winding Road to Sagada

    by greensalad Updated Nov 22, 2006

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    Since my companions are coming from Manila and I'm coming from La Union, we decided to meet in Baguio. From our meeting place there, we went to Dangwa station (just behind the Baguio's Central Mall) and boarded the first trip to Sagada. We were looking for the Lizardo bus not knowing that the GL Trans in front of us was that! Haha!

    We paid PhP220.00 each for our 6:00am trip. There are buses to Sagada every hour. The last trip is at 1:00pm. We travelled almost 7 hours via Halsema Highway. And we can't keep but get fidgety every now and then. Nevertheless, the sights were great! We were so up the mountains! It was really a panoramic view.

    But then, since we travelled just after storm Paeng came raging into North Luzon, we encountered several land slides on the road so we have to wait for several minutes to give way to other vehicles on the opposite side. Also, after some cemented roads came rugged parts. Well, it's just a matter of enjoying the sights instead of minding the inconvenience of the trip. Besides, it wasn't that bad. The road to Sagada is an adventure in itself.

    Half Full Bus to Sagada Ready to Leave Sights and More Awesome Sights A LandSlide From Days Before A WaterFall on the Roadside
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    Cliff Hangers and Zero Visibility

    by greensalad Written Nov 22, 2006

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    *It should be TIP FROM Sagada to MANILA
    (not AROUND. hehe!)

    Since the 1:00pm bus from Sagada to Baguio was already full, we decided to go to Bontoc instead and board a bus to Baguio there. We paid PhP35.00 for the trip from sagada to Bontoc. I saw several small rice terraces on the way and just like the rest of Mountain Province, the sights are breathtaking.

    When we reached Bontoc, we decided to take the cable tours instead. We were so tired that the cable tour ride, which will go directly to Manila, was a more welcoming idea than going to Baguio and boarding the Victory Liner bus there.

    We paid PhP600.00 flat each for the trip. We left Bontoc around 3:00pm. We passed by Ifugao, Banaue, Nueva Vizacaya, Nueva Ecija, and NLEX on our way to Manila (I'm sure I missed some provinces). Man, it was loooonnnnnggggg! 13 hours!!! But then, at least it was already direct. We didn't have to change buses.

    Since I was sitting by the window, I could see that steep roads we were traversing. we were so near cliffs! Argh! And we encountered several rain washed portions of the road (making it narrower) and there were some instances wherein the fog was so thick it was almost zero visibility. I just forced myself to sleep. Haha!

    13 hours later, we were already at the cable tour's station in E.Rodriguez Avenue, near St. Luke's Hospital.

    From Sagada to Bontoc The Jeepney Ride to Bontoc Bontoc, Mountain Province On the Cable Tours Bus A Scene In Ifugao
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    Hired Mitsubishi Delica Van to Sagada

    by limledi Updated Oct 24, 2006

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    It's really convenient to hire a van going around Banaue/Sagada/Baguio. Our driver/guide is knowledgeable about the place so it's a worry free trip. We booked for P2T/pax/day including a budget accomodation.
    The road from the Halsema Road to Sagada (about 14 km) is in a very bad condition and really only suitable for vehicles with a high clearance from the road. The road is also prone to landslides especially during rainy days. We were stranded for 6 hours due to a landslide clearing! Better be a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

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    Sagada to Bontoc (to get to Banaue)

    by myspices Updated Oct 22, 2006

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    From Sagada, if you wish to go to Banaue, you somehow have to go to Bontoc to catch the bus to Banaue as there is no direct bus from Sagada to Banaue. You can catch a jeepney at Sagada bus stop, near to the market area. There are a number of jeepneys stationed there. The earliest jeepney from Sagada to Bontoc is at 6.00am and the last bus is at 12noon sharp. Frequency is either half hourly or hourly. Fare is 35pesos and the journey is about 40mins.

    Notes:
    1) Be punctual when boarding the jeepney. They follow the time of the church bell and not the time on your watch (think the time is about 10mins earlier). Sometimes the jeepney will leave before designated time if it is full.
    2) If you are catching the bus to Banaue at Bontoc, you need to note that the last bus to Banaue is at 2pm. (earliest at 6.00am, frequency : hourly, fare : 100pesos)

    See the blue jeepney?
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    Baguio to Sagada - 7 hours bus ride

    by myspices Updated Oct 22, 2006

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    To get to Sagada, we board the last Lizardo Trans bus at 1.00pm from the Dangwa Bus Station (near Baguio City Market) in Baguio. The bus is aircond and the seats are so-so. The journey takes 7 hours, fare is 220pesos. The bus passed by La Trinidad and made its way up to the winding and scenic Halsema Hwy. (Pls see my travelogue on Halsema Hwy). You can sit on either side of the bus to view Halsema Hwy as the bus will make its wind around the mountain. The bus will make short stops at little villages on the way for you to use the washroom.

    There are earlier buses bound for Sagada at the Dangwa Bus Station and there are other buses which are non aircond at the Slaughterhouse Road (which are bound for Bontoc and you need to take a Bontoc-Sagada bus) which is further up Dangwa Station. Unless you have got no choice on the timing of the bus, I suggest you board your bus from the Dangwa Station. D'Rising Sun buses also ply this route.

    Lizardo Trans at Dangwa station, Baguio
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  • dont take auto bus!!!

    by yeyet Written Oct 18, 2006

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    we took auto bus to and from sagada since they have the easiest route. going to sagada the chair was realllllllllly uncomfortable. hardly caught any sleep.

    on the way back to manila, the chair i was in was broken. and the conductor didnt even apologize! he said we are not aware of it.... and there was a smell of something burining when i told the conductor he just said... "that's normal, that's the lining of the tires".....

    next time ill just take the baguio route or maybe try cable tours.

    attached is the picture of the broken chair!

    broken chairof auto bus!

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    shuttle to sagada

    by mimay Written Aug 15, 2006

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    i guess this is a better way of going to sagada, you may contact Mang Bert at 09193862159, he owns this bus named CABLE TOURS, it goes directly to BONTOC from quezon ave (near St. Lukes), from bontoc you just need to ride a jeepney to sagada.

    Manila to Bontoc is a 12-13 hours ride then from bontoc to sagada is just a 30-45min ride, i guess this is faster than using the baguio or banaue route....

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    Manila-Baguio-Sagada route

    by carisse Updated Jun 26, 2006

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    We took the Manila-Baguio-Sagada route (though most people say the manila-banaue-bontoc-sagada route is much better because of the view) primarily because it was more convenient for us. we just had to change buses twice. from Manila we took the 12am Victory Liner airconditioned bus going to Baguio at the cubao station (fare is Php385 one way). there's a bus leaving every hour (travel time is usually 6 hours, but if you take the deluxe bus [fare is Php550], it will only take 4.5 hours). we got to Baguio at around 5:15am. from the Victory Liner bus station we took a cab going to the Dangwa station and then took the 6am Lizardo bus going to Sagada (fare is Php220 one way). during peak season, there's a bus leaving for Sagada every hour from 6am to 1pm (travel time is 6 hours). we got to Sagada around 12 noon. we got off near the municipal hall because all tourists are required to register there first. going back to Manila, we took the 6am Lizardo bus to Baguio (again, during peak season, there's a bus leaving for baguio every hour from 6am until 1pm), got there at 12 noon, did a little shopping, then took the 2pm Victory Liner bus going back to Manila. we got home around 8pm.

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