The Five Star Bus terminals located in Cubao and Pasay terminals have scheduled trip to Bolinao. Fare ranges from 300 to 450 pesos. TheCubao terminal terminal is along EDSA near cor Aurora boulevard and the Pasay terminal is in Tramo st. I suggest to take the A/C buses to make your travel comfortable. The trip will take 5 to 6 hours.
You can call the following numbers for other inquiries.
(02)4214716 to17 and 9117359 (Cubao)
(02)8334772, 8516659, 851-6613 - 14 (Pasay)
You can visit their website for trip schedule.
Tricycles are the usual mode of transportation to go from one barangay to another. There are tricycles in the Poblacion that you can hail to bring you to your resort or hire for a day to bring you around the tourist destinations.
Since tricycle drivers will definitely know you are tourists, they will charge you a flat rate (I was told it ranges from P65-85 to maximum P100) rather than the usual point-to-point fare they charge the locals.
If you have advance booking in you resort, ask them beforehand how much is the usual fare from Poblacion to their place. You can also ask resort personnel how much would be the acceptable rate for rental of a tricycle to bring you around from one tourist destination to another.
For us, convenience is a primary consideration in long road trips. We could have full control of our time and stopovers for pitstop. We need not wait for tricycles to come or hire one before we could go around the tourist stops.
From NLEX, we headed towards Tarlac through Bamban-Mabalacat route. We stopped by Hacienda Luisita for breakfast and personal necessities. Then, we resumed travel on McArthur Hi-way and turned left at the Mercury Drug & Victory Liner Junction, driving through Zamora Street to Camiling. This is to avoid the heavy traffic in Urdaneta, Dagupan and Lingayen. The route to Bolinao passes through the towns of Mangatarem, Aguilar, Bugallon, Labrador, Sual, Alaminos, and Bani. The roads are in good condition, and your travel won't be boring because of the nice countryside scenery.
Refer to Punta Riviera's website which has a very helpful and detailed guide, complete with pictures of landmarks you should watch out for, so you don't get confused/lost.
There are buses bound for Bolinao namely: Victory Liner, Five Star and Dagupan Bus.
Since we went there by car, I don't have the current fare rates, but you may inquire at:
Five Star Bus (Pasay to Bolinao and vice versa) +632 852-5068
Dagupan Bus (Cubao to Bolinao and vice versa) +632 727-2330
Victory Liner (Cubao to Bolinao and vice versa) +632 727-4688
Victory Liner has a direct route to Bolinao from Pasay. Call them at 8335019, 8335020, 8334403. That would minimize any chances of you getting lost LOL. Otherwise there are PUJ and buses going to Bolinao from Alaminos (about 1 hr) From Bolinao town proper, a tricycle can take you to wherever in Bolinao you need to go. Resorts lined the road going to Bolinao's historic lighthouse on white beach.
I suggest you travel during the day, like any other provinces far north of Manila, transportation and establishments closes early evening.