If you where in Subic Bay, wanted to go around or to go some place near of the sea or to have appointment than needed to be right on? Winstar is the safe way to ride. This taxi is what we ride always going to Pier 1, Trade, Royal and even to go out of Subic Bay.
The most popular and regular bus line servicing Olongapo is Victory Liner. Buses run from the Caloocan and Pasay terminals in Manila terminating in the center of Olongapo one block from the corner of Rizal Avenue and the National Highway. There are also hourly Victory buses to and from Baguio, the last of the day departing Olongapo at 4:00pm
Olongapo City offers more than enough rooms ranging from furnished housings and luxurious condominiums to modest hotel accommodations.
Amenities include air-conditioned rooms, hot or cold water and restaurants. While most resorts are located at Bo. Barretto, going North to Zambales.
Most hotels and resorts accommodate walk-in customer.
During peak season, however, reservations are highly recommended in major tourist establishments, most of which have booking offices in Manila.
Subic Olongapo, Philippines is 126 Kms.
away from Manila (Rizal Monument)
Philippine Travel Tips and General Informations
Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines
A rationalized transport scheme started in 1983 is being implemented to maintain orderly traffic flow within the City. Color coded jeepney's and tricycles, each representeing a specific route strictly follow traffic rules and regulation. Following are the color schemes and their respective routes.
Public Utility Jeepneys
Sta. Rita/Pepsi to Main Gate - Yellow Jeepney
Gordon Heights to Main Gate - Red Jeepney
Gordon Heights to Pag-asa - Orange Jeepney
Gordon Heights to Balic-Balic - Beige Jeepney
Cabalan/New Cabalan to Public Market - Brown Jeepney
Mabayuan to Public Market - Green Jeepney
Subic to Olongapo City - Blue Jeepney
Color - coded Jeepneys and Tricycles are affordable modes of transportation throughout Olongapo City and Subic.
By Sea The international seaport of Subic Bay Freeport is at present, being utilized as a general cargo port by the Investors of the Subic Bay Freeport but plans are afoot to develop it into a fully-operational international port. In the interim there are ferries that travel near the area.
Olongapo City is known for its colored jeepneys. for all those travellers who want to explore the city, the following are the jeepney colors and their respective routes:
p.s., let the Victory liner terminal be our point of origin; in terms of the direction, if you are facing the ULo ng Apo Monument, let it be our NORTH
YELLOW- jeepneys that ply to the Olongapo's main avenue, Rizal Ave., if you want to go to the New Public Market, City Hall, Rizal Triangle Park, ride the jeep going SOUTH. if you want to go to the Magsaysay Drive or the Main Gate of Subic Bay Freeport, ride the jeep going north. Flat rate fare is P8.50
BLUE- jeepneys going to Barangay Barretto (where most beaches are located), the towns of Subic, Castillejos, and San Marcelino. The terminal is located beside the Victory terminal.
BROWN- jeepneys going to the Bgy. New Cabalan, Olongapo and its neighboring barangay of Bangal and Tipo, Dinalupihan, Bataan
RED- jeepneys going to Bgy. Mabayuan, the uptown area of Olongapo. Flat rate fare is P8.50
ORANGE- jeepneys going to Pag-asa Market. From the terminal you will have to walk WEST. Flat rate fare is P8.50
there arent many large roads in olongapo city, unlike inside subic base. its just intersting to see how different they are. coming from a north american city, i'm use to seeing lots of cars. but here, there are lots of cars and limited driving space. we were in lots of traffic.
the most common way to travel is either using the jeepneys or tricycle. we were in a car, so i dont know what it they were like. i guess there is colour code for them. yellow and blue. but i dont know where they go.
While in Olongapo City and around Subic Bay area take advantage of the local Jeepneys. They are extremely convienent and cheap! Most rides are less than 10 Pesos. Just jump on one, pass your money up to the driver, and then say "para" to stop or hit your ring/watch against the metal bar above you. Before you get on a Jeepney it is a good idea to ask someone which one will take you where you want to go and how much it should cost. We found security guards to be most helpful. If you are heading to Baloy Beach or Subic City jump on a Blue Jeepney near the Victory bus station. If you want to head to SBMA or the Olongapo Mall get on a yellow Jeepney. Have fun!
When arriving at the Clark Airport you will notice the amount of private taxis available for hire. They will try to get you to Angeles for around 400 Pesos or take you to Subic Bay area for 2300 Pesos. If you aren't a budget traveler go for it! It is probably the fastest and most comfortable way to go. But for us $$ mattered. Walk out of the airport doors and keep going! Walk to the gate and take a left. On that next corner you should see numerous Jeepneys waiting to fill up with people. Jump into one going to C. Point if you want to go into Angeles. It should cost arounf 9.50 Pesos/person. At C. Point you will have to transfer to another Jeepney to get you to the Dao Bus Station in Angeles. This one should cost about 7.50 Pesos/person. I'm not sure which Jeepney goes that way, but just ask someone riding with you on the first Jeepney. People were very helpful and friendly. Once you make it to the bus station look for a bus heading to your location. You may have to wait awhile. They have both air-con and non-air buses. If you are going to Olongapo City the air-con bus should cost arounf 122 Pesos/person and the non-air bus should be around 107 Pesos/person. After arriving in Olongapo City take a Jeepney to the specific area where your hotel is.
You'll find this Jeep beside of Victory Liner Terminal. Route to Subic Zambales and back to Olongapo. Pay for 10 pesos each.
Baloy Long Beach, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, Philippines
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Business
Rizal cor. Sta. Rita Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo, 2200, Philippines
Good for: Couples
Baloy Long Beach, Barrio Barretto, Olongapo, 2200, Philippines
Good for: Solo