Coda Lines

3.9
390 customer reviews
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About Coda Lines

Company information

Coda Lines is a transport provider based in the Philippines that started operations in 1996, originally servicing the route between Kiangan and Baguio but now carrying thousands of passengers across Luzon each year.

Routes served by Coda Lines

From Manila (Quezon)

Buses from Manila bring you to Sagada, Bontoc and Banaue with special trips travelling via Ifugao and Baguio and thus making it a perfect choice to travel to the most popular destinations in the Cordilliera Mountains.

There are four services every evening day scheduled to depart at 20.00, 20.30, 21.00 and 22.00.

Travelling between Quezon City and Banaue takes 9 hours with tickets costing PHP600. The return journey from Banaue to Quezon City departs four times each day (at 13.00, 17.00, 17.30 and 18.00) with tickets priced from PHP600 and an approximate duration of 10 hours.

The journey between Quezon City and Bontoc usually takes around 11 hours and is priced at PHP820. Tickets for the return trip are priced from PHP820 with scheduled departures at 11.30, 15.00, 16.00 and 17.00.

Finally getting to Sagada should last around 12 hours with tickets starting from PHP860. There are also four services every day between Sagada and Quezon City with tickets for the 11 hour journey priced from PHP820 and scheduled departures at 11.30, 15.00, 16.00 and 17.00.

From Baguio

Coda Lines also offers overnight services including a daily departure at 20.30 from Baguio to Maddela, scheduled to arrive at 16.30 the following afternoon.

There are also services between Baguio and Banaue and Kiangan, departing at 21.30 and 21.00 respectively. Both trips usually last around 20 hours and are scheduled to arrive the following evening.

Pros

Coda Lines offers a wide range of routes to destinations across the Luzon region with well-scheduled departures. The cost of tickets on all of these services are competitive and much lower than many other operators that provide services along routes in this region.

With over 20 years of experience, passengers can rest assured that the company has an excellent reputation and safety record.

Cons

The biggest issue with travelling with Coda Lines is often the arrival times. On some services the scheduled arrival time is very early in the morning which can be inconvenient for passengers and mean that they may have to wait at the bus station before heading to their accommodation.

Unfortunately, many of the vehicles used by Coda Lines on these routes do not offer wi-fi, and those that do often have poor connectivity. This can be inconvenient as the trips are all pretty long so it would be useful if passengers had internet access in case they need to arrange accommodation.

The express bus has no onboard toilet, although there are frequent breaks for passengers to use the bathroom facilities, which can be problematic on some of the longer trips such as the 12 hour journey between Quezon City and Sagada.

Keep in mind

Children aged under three can travel for free if they sit on their parent’s lap.

Travellers reviews

The enviable reputation that Coda Lines boasts after successfully operating services for over 20 years is one of the main reasons why the operator is so popular. The low cost and good range of routes and departure times is also attractive to visitors, especially those who are travelling on a budget. The option of overnight services is also useful as travellers can save money on accommodation and do not have to spend a whole day sitting aboard a bus, this is particularly useful for anyone who is travelling on a tight schedule.

Unfortunately, not all of the buses used by Coda Lines on these services offer an onboard toilet. Whilst the deluxe buses do have a toilet, passengers who travel on routes using the express buses will have to wait until for the scheduled breaks in order to use the facilities.

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Coda Lines Popular Routes

Quezon City - Sagada
Bus 35 seater with CR
21:00, 21:30
Bus 45 seater without CR
20:00, 21:00, 21:30
Sagada - Quezon City
Bus 45 seater without CR
13:00, 14:00, 15:30
Bus 35 seater with CR
13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 15:30
Quezon City - Banaue
Bus 35 seater with CR
21:00, 21:30
Bus 45 seater without CR
20:00, 21:00, 21:30
Banaue - Quezon City
Bus 45 seater without CR
15:30, 16:30, 18:00
Bus 35 seater with CR
15:30, 16:30, 17:30, 18:00
Quezon City - Mountain province
Bus 35 seater with CR
21:00, 21:30
Bus 45 seater without CR
20:00, 21:00, 21:30
Mountain province - Quezon City
Bus 45 seater without CR
13:45, 14:45, 16:15
Bus 35 seater with CR
13:45, 14:45, 15:45, 16:15
Quezon City - Ifugao
Bus 45 seater without CR
20:00, 21:00, 21:30
Bus 35 seater with CR
21:00, 21:30
Quezon City - Nueva Vizcaya
Bus 45 seater without CR
20:00, 21:30
Bus 35 seater with CR
21:00, 21:30
Nueva Vizcaya - Quezon City
Bus 45 seater without CR
18:00, 18:15, 18:30, 18:45, 19:00, 19:15, 19:30, 19:45, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00
Bus 35 seater with CR
17:20, 17:35, 18:00, 18:20, 18:30, 18:35, 19:00, 19:20, 19:30, 19:35, 20:00, 20:30
Ifugao - Quezon City
Bus 45 seater without CR
16:30, 17:30, 17:45, 18:45, 19:00, 20:15
Bus 35 seater with CR
16:15, 17:15, 17:30, 18:15, 18:45, 19:15
NaN Passengers

Coda Lines Schedule & Timetable

ClassDeparture StationArrival StationDepartureArrivalTravel time
35 seater with CRSagadaQuezon City21:0008:3511h 35m
35 seater with CRSagadaQuezon City19:0006:3511h 35m
35 seater with CRSagadaQuezon City23:0010:3511h 35m
35 seater with CRSagadaQuezon City21:3009:0511h 35m
45 seater without CRSagadaQuezon City20:0007:3511h 35m
45 seater without CRSagadaQuezon City22:3010:0511h 35m
45 seater without CRSagadaQuezon City21:3009:0511h 35m
45 seater without CRSagadaQuezon City19:0006:3511h 35m
45 seater without CRSagadaQuezon City22:0009:3511h 35m
35 seater with CRQuezon CitySagada14:0002:0012h 0m
35 seater with CRQuezon CitySagada15:0003:0012h 0m
35 seater with CRQuezon CitySagada15:0002:3011h 30m
35 seater with CRQuezon CitySagada08:3020:3012h 0m
35 seater with CRQuezon CitySagada10:3022:3012h 0m
35 seater with CRQuezon CitySagada15:3003:3012h 0m
35 seater with CRQuezon CitySagada14:3002:3012h 0m
35 seater with CRQuezon CitySagada13:0001:0012h 0m
35 seater with CRQuezon CitySagada10:0022:0012h 0m
35 seater with CRBanaue Coda LinesQuezon City21:0006:209h 20m
35 seater with CRBanaue Coda LinesQuezon City19:0004:209h 20m
35 seater with CRBanaue Coda LinesQuezon City21:3006:509h 20m
35 seater with CRBanaue Coda LinesQuezon City19:3004:509h 20m
35 seater with CRBanaue Coda LinesQuezon City21:0006:009h 0m
35 seater with CRBanaue Coda LinesQuezon City22:0007:209h 20m
35 seater with CRBanaue Coda LinesQuezon City23:0008:209h 20m
35 seater with CRQuezon CityBanaue Coda Lines17:3003:009h 30m
35 seater with CRQuezon CityBanaue Coda Lines15:3001:009h 30m
35 seater with CRQuezon CityBanaue Coda Lines18:1503:459h 30m
35 seater with CRQuezon CityBanaue Coda Lines16:3002:009h 30m
35 seater with CRQuezon CityBanaue Coda Lines17:0002:009h 0m

Coda Lines Stations

SagadaBanaue Coda LinesBontocQuezon CityLagaweBagabagSolanoLamutBayombongAritaoBambang

Coda Lines Company Reviews

L D
Bus was delayed for 4 hours, the people were very nice tho! Definitely recommend if the busbis on time
Bus 45 seater without CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Dec 28, 2023
U
The trip was okay, but the AC was very cold, to cold.
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Oct 15, 2023
R G
On time. Bikes were accommodated in the compartment. Just wish there's some kind of support to rest my feet as I kept sliding down the seat.
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Sep 25, 2023
R Q
Cold weather
Bus 45 seater without CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Aug 20, 2023
P M
There is insurance coverage and also sends SMS reminders for the trip. The Bus is clean and comfortable but needs cleaning and better labels for the flush in the CR.
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Aug 12, 2023
S C
The bus was AC and it was comfertable.
Bus 45 seater without CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jun 18, 2023
I R
on time always and driver was very careful
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), May 13, 2023
G A
Cold but fast and safe
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Mar 24, 2023
P V
Friendly staff, timing good, Bus condition alright but for seats which start to become slightly uncomfortable (wearing out) but the style of driving before the NLEX was challenging; strongly accelerating and overdoing manouvres that may have gone wrong. Unnecessarily endangering
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Mar 2, 2023
E M
Bus on time and clean. More leg room. Kinda comfy but not for too long. Although, I'd say better than Ohayami.
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Feb 24, 2023
J F
Almost impossible to sleep. Too cold. The driver drives far too fast and spends all his time slamming on the brakes.
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Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Feb 22, 2023
M G
To cold in the bus
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Feb 7, 2023
F D
Easy to book and great transportation overall
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Dec 13, 2022
J I
Ok, except light wake, impossible to have rest
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Nov 19, 2022
J I
Bus time incorrect, 1 hour late No confirmation of destination by crew
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Nov 19, 2022
R
It was a long grueling 14 hours. I should have taken the latter departure — less stops? The one I took going to Segada was a later departure time didn’t stop as many; I am assuming return to Cubao later departure was like my going up. I hope this would’ve disclosed for newbies like me.
Bus 45 seater without CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Nov 7, 2022
R
Comfortable ride. The bus is clean. I will use Coda again on my future trips.
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Nov 4, 2022
V M
Places in the back are very narrow (and I’m small)
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Nov 3, 2022
D E
Presented print out of voucher at depot and got ticked off the list. Nice to have vehicle registration on the ticket also so as not to get on the wrong bus.
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Oct 24, 2022
D A
Aside from traveling back to Manila from Sagada around 2am as my comment, I highly suggest to book it for hassle free travel.
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Oct 11, 2022
R R
Trip was ok, but schedule has no sense. Bus arrives to Manila Cubao 1.30 am. There is no transportation from the terminal. If schedule was 2h earlier, the public transport like LRT should be available
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Oct 5, 2022
G P
The bus was clean and on time but super cold. They sent an email asking to be at the quezon station (not a nice place) "at least 2 hours before" but that was totally unnecessary.
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Oct 5, 2022
F M
Our bus driver overstayed (almost half an hour or more) at the last bus stop in Bontoc.
Bus 45 seater without CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Sep 21, 2022
P K
Arrived much later (3 am instead of 00:30) as the bus kept picking up and dropping off additional people along the route.
Bus 45 seater without CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Sep 10, 2022
F L
Seamless transaction and great website. FYI, I booked using my credit card so on top of paying Convenience fee, I also had to pay Foreign Transaction Fees because they charged me in Euro currency. Further, 12go customer service texted me to remind me of my upcoming trip. Really helpful. Bus operator is also on time. Print the voucher because they collect it as proof of payment.
Bus 35 seater with CR, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Aug 19, 2022
R L
So many stop overs, we weren’t informed there’d be stop overs
Bus Express, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), May 21, 2022
R C
Actual arrival was 3AM vs 1AM ETA.
Bus Express, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Apr 20, 2022
H J
Hassle-free travel 💗
Bus Super Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Apr 19, 2022
H J
We still had to fall in a longline in the ticket booth to validate our printed online ticket. I understand that its holiday but I think it should be more organised.
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Apr 15, 2022
K C
There was a mix up around seats. We didn’t get the seats that were allotted on the ticket. Also, the e ticket didn’t have the vehicle details. It caused some inconvenience to find these out at the last minute.
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Apr 14, 2022
A
The way was driving the driver was not safe at all it was scary
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Mar 16, 2022
D F
Freezing cold in the bus. Not enough blankets. We were sick after the journey.
Bus Super Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Mar 23, 2020
G B
Ride was as expected - long and cold so be prepared . I wish there are seat belts tho
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Mar 5, 2020
T K
I had the more comfortable bus. Everything worked out great. On time departure and arrived on time.
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Bus Super Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Mar 4, 2020
S L
The freezing temperature inside got my girlfriend sick... Bring warm clothes and a blanket if possible.
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Bus Super Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Mar 2, 2020
E S
The travel from QC to Sagada went fine. I was able to sleep well during the 11-hour ride. There were two stopovers for grabbing quick late-night meal or snack and for restroom breaks. It was so convenient. I might travel through this means again. Thank you.
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Feb 28, 2020
P O
On time, quite comfortable, a bit to cold (air condition) but seems this is normal
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Feb 24, 2020
L L
Very very cold. The AC was crazy strong and it was 10° in the bus. 2 t shirts 2 pull over and one coat were not enough. Horrible night. The drivers talk loud in the middle of the night and they don't stop 3 times. No toilet in this bus.
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Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Feb 22, 2020
F P
No wifi no blanket no belt. I do not know why this bus is a semi deluxe... Et also 1 stop in 8 hours! Knowing there is no toilets on board.
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Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Feb 21, 2020
J A
I was expecting more for a super deluxe ride. I was thinking more like a lazy boy type of chairs and more leg room just like JOYBUS premier buses. Super deluxe can just pass for deluxe type. Though we arrive to sagada 4hrs earlier than expected.
Bus Super Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Feb 7, 2020
J S
very convinient kahit we travel with kids
Bus Super Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Feb 4, 2020
P K
Ride ok. But not enough space for legs, cantinas where the buses stop are really crappy ones.
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jan 27, 2020
G J
On schedule!
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jan 27, 2020
A G
speedan haha
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jan 26, 2020
D F
No wifi
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jan 22, 2020
J W
It was much better than I expected reading the comments. The journey took 10 hours, it was comfortable even for me being 6 inches 3 feet tall. It got colder inside when the outside temperature lowered after a few hours of driving but if you should be prepared for that wearing warmer clothes. I took super deluxe bus. Not the cheapest option but I can really recommend.
Bus Super Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jan 18, 2020
H R
Everything was fine,we arrived safely and that is what matters the most. I was a bit uncomfortable in my seat because the person in front of me seemed to have forgotten that somebody was behind him, he was sleeping comfortably anyway it wasn't coda lines' fault. It would have been nice to have some blankets though
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jan 17, 2020
S F
Fairly comfortable seats but plastic so every time the driver used the breaks,which was about every 20 seconds, you flew forward so difficult to sleep. A seatbelt would help but there were none fitted. Arrived 2 hours early though.
Bus Super Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jan 15, 2020
A B
Punctual buses. On time. Passengers in the middle on folding seats impede circulation and there is less space.
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Bus Super Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jan 15, 2020
G P
Good
Bus Deluxe, Coda Lines (Coda Lines), Jan 11, 2020
3.9
390 customer reviews
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91% of 390 travelers were presumably happy with Coda Lines as they left good or no review