Ohayami Trans

3.5
89 customer reviews
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About Ohayami Trans

Company Information

Ohayami Trans is a coach and minivan operator that has been running popular services since 1998 when it launched coaches along the Banaue to Maddela route. Since 2010, the operator has been one of the most well-established services on the Manila to Banaue route.

Routes Served by Ohayami Trans

From Manila, travellers visiting the region of Ifugao have the option of heading to either Lagawe or Banaue. There is one service each day from Manila to Lagawe, departing the capital city at 21.30 and scheduled to arrive at 06.30 the following morning. Tickets for the nine-hour trip are priced at PHP614.

Visitors preferring to travel to Banaue can catch the 22.00 service from Manila each day, with tickets available for PHP740. The 10-hour service is due to arrive at 08.00 the next day. Those wishing to travel back to Manila from Banaue can catch the daily service at 19.00 every day and arrive back into the capital city by 05.00.

Pros

Ohayami Trans is one of the only options for travellers wishing to visit Banaue to Manila so is one of the most useful and popular choices for those looking to travel along the route. The timing of the departures is helpful for many travellers as you can travel overnight to arrive at your destination the following morning. Especially if you are travelling on a budget or on a tight schedule, overnight trips are ideal as you will not need to pay for overnight accommodation or waste a day of your trip sitting on a bus.

For those travelling in larger groups Ohayami Trans also offers the option of chartering a minivan along this route. Although this will cost an additional PHP2,000 per vehicle, it offers a great deal of flexibility as you can choose your departure time to suit your schedule. If you are travelling with friends this is a useful alternative if an early morning arrival is not ideal.

Cons

The biggest issue many have with Ohayami Trans is the fact that there is only one scheduled departure each day. This can make the operator an inconvenient option for many and solo travellers or those in small groups will not be able to charter a minivan (as detailed above). However, as one of the only operators along this route, alternatives are fairly limited.

The buses used on these services may not be the most comfortable coaches that you will ever travel on, especially as there are no onboard toilets although there are frequent stops where you will be able to use the facilities and buy some snacks.

Keep in mind

There are no meals included in the cost of the ticket, although there are onboard televisions that should help pass the time.

Travellers Reviews

Ohayami Trans is one of the most popular operators for those looking to visit the world-famous rice terraces in Banaue.

Unfortunately, with just one service each day in either direction the services are not the most convenient but there are limited options along this route so the operator remains one of the best options.

The ability to charter minivans is perfect for larger groups as they can choose a departure time that suits their schedule whilst paying just a little extra for a far more convenient service.

The scheduled departures are all overnight trips where you will arrive at your destination the following morning which is likely to suit those travelling on a budget or anyone with limited time. However, the journey times are pretty long and comfort can be an issue so it may not be the best night’s sleep you’ll have during your trip! If possible, travellers may wish to break up the journey so they can avoid a 10 hour overnight journey!

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Ohayami Trans popular routes

Manila - Banaue
22:00
Banaue - Manila
17:30
Manila - Ifugao
21:50
Baguio - Banaue
19:30
Banaue - Baguio
17:00
Ifugao - Manila
18:30
Baguio - Ifugao
19:00
Ifugao - Baguio
18:00

Ohayami Trans Stations

Manila CityLagaweBaguioBanaue

Ohayami Trans Company Reviews

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The bus left at time in Manila, temperature was fine (not freezing!), 2 Stops for toilet
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 18, 2023
M S
This bus was very uncomfortable and very full with seating in the middle way and a lot of stops for locals. Sometimes warm sometimes very cold. One star more for the early arrival
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Nov 23, 2022
E
Good but aircon was too much cold. 10 degrees ! So, We had to ask the driver to adjust it higher.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Oct 6, 2022
R L
Bus left close to departure time, had restroom stops enroute, and had no problems on the journey.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Apr 11, 2022
E M
The lack of comfort in the bus but especially the air conditioning at full blast which makes the trip very painful. Impossible to sleep in the cold.
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Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Feb 29, 2020
I P
It was not bus, but freezer.????
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Feb 22, 2020
C K
The bus was not comfortable at all, old model of Ohayami buses.Contrary to the one taken for Banaue at the outward journey which was new, on the other hand it was less cold.
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Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Feb 19, 2020
P K
Ride ok. We arrived 1.hour earlier. Seats not very comfortable. Bus stops at really crappy places for breaks.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 27, 2020
J N
Departure time will not follow, it gives me lot of time to wait
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 20, 2020
G G
Surprised! We expected from the comments that the bus would be old and late.....The bus was new, very punctual. It is always cold and the driving is scary but the service is better than Coda lines (bus taken on the outward journey)
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Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 15, 2020
S C
All right
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Dec 14, 2019
P B
Why thé bus terminal at manilla is not at cubao or pasai?
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Dec 1, 2019
L B
It wasn’t the most comfy bus but gets you there.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Nov 29, 2019
N S
It was a good travel. The seats are confortable. The bus arrive at time. We travel during the night, and we make two stops to go to the toilet and eat something.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Nov 28, 2019
R J
The trip was save and good in time, but the seat 44was maximal uncomfortable
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Nov 9, 2019
B A
On-time!
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Nov 6, 2019
Y M
There were stops for toilets and snacks, but the bus was old and we didn't have control over the broken air condition so it was cold (even with a sweatshirt). There were many stops for picking up locals which was a little bit annoying.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Oct 16, 2019
C S
Good night trip, congratulationns to the bus driver.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Oct 6, 2019
I L
Too hot and smelly sa bus.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Aug 5, 2019
V S
before time in manila, good, but some seats were a little bit broken, because you could not change how it was
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jun 3, 2019
L N
Not comfortable ride. More passengers then seats, they put them on extra seats, plastic chears in the corridor of the bus.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), May 21, 2019
B C
Bus was on time, driver was driving safe. 3 stops were more than enough, also time to buy some food/drinks and go to the bathroom. Advice: Do not put the A/C this low, can be very very cold! Also not really a sleep bus, just a regular simple bus.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), May 15, 2019
A E
Pas de bus dispo car trop de touristes alors que nous avions nos ticket. Trajet fait en van Mal installé Pas d information. Heureusement que quelqu de ma compagnie attendait devant.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Apr 30, 2019
I W
Aircon much too Cold. Seats Are Very Very small and uncomfortable.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Apr 20, 2019
E W
Aircon much too cold, even with warm clothes on. Should hand out blankets. Driver was driving like crazy for the first part, made me feel sick.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Apr 17, 2019
R J
The driver needs to learn more patience and needs to show his passengers more fucking respect. Driving like an idiot does not give anyone confidence in completing the journey.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Apr 13, 2019
T S
The driver was awful. He drove too fast. Besides my seat was broken and I couldn’t lay.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Mar 15, 2019
J R
We made two bookings. first time we booked, it was cancelled 5 days before our trabel where everything is booked and planned. caused us really panic and inconvenience. the second is finally accepted. the bus is belpw expectation. not that cold and there is an irking sound but we arrived completely safe.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Feb 26, 2019
A K
The bus not comfortable at all
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Feb 23, 2019
T J
Very early arrival, long wait for check-in
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Feb 19, 2019
M J
Our bus eas really old and seats was so small. And BUS was really cold. We asked to turn down airconditioner but they did not.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 12, 2019
M V
Bus left on time Not very comfortable (Seats not far down) 2 stops is ok Bus had a defect but drivers could fix it... pretty fast while it looked very serious to me.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 10, 2019
J K
Same experience as in the other recenses - slippery seats are not comfortable and when leaned from upright position they send you downward; on the official photos you cannot see that rows are in fact occupied by 5 passengers
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Dec 6, 2018
J J
Too cold air condition
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Oct 27, 2018
J J
Really cold air conditioning. Other things were OK.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Oct 25, 2018
S C
A little bit old bus, but comfortable. The aircon is always too cold.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Aug 16, 2018
I B
Window was leaking because of the rain. My chair and stuff completely wet. No action taken. Very loud people in the bus, hard to sleep.
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Apr 26, 2018
N P
Based on the previous reviews I had read, I was pleasantly surprised. Based on bus journeys in India and South America this was pretty comfortable. It was just a standard bus with no toilet. Air con was ok. They stopped for two toilet breaks and wifi worked. We left and arrived later than scheduled but I have come to expect that. Just expect a standard basic coach and that is what you will get
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Apr 9, 2018
L C
Could not recline seats on bus but did have Aircon
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Mar 8, 2018
L C
Air con bus
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Mar 8, 2018
D F
Ok
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Mar 7, 2018
N J
The bus was quite comfortable (pop-up aisle seats would not have been though) but very cold aircon - wear very warm clothes. Bus arrived early (6.40am rather than 8am) and made 2 stops so it wasn't a problem not having a toilet on board. When you arrive you get dropped at a bus station a way out of Banaue and here you get targeted by people selling you over-priced hikes and tours (apparently Coda Lines drops off right outside the Tourist Info which reduces this problem).
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Feb 19, 2018
O R
It get you there however, they do stop throughout journey to pick up locals which can get confusing. The free wifi is good although doesn't always work. The seats aren't particularly comfortable and it can get quite cold on the coach. You get what you pay for I guess...
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 28, 2018
O R
The overall experience was fine. The seats are comfy to a point and the air con can get cold. Would advise bringing layers to put on. On arrival you leave at the top of banaue and I would advise having a hotel pick up waiting for you...
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 26, 2018
J M
The comfort Is ok, many stops fór snack. But temperature in The bus Is horrible. Why they can not regulate AC?
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 14, 2018
C M
Comparing to Coda Lines is really bad... for the same price the trip is by far really worse. Sits cannot move, stops so many times, really full, drivers don’t tell you anything about minutes of stops or something....
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 7, 2018
B B
It was a new bus, which was comfortable. Timing was also everything super.
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Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Feb 14, 2017
I N
Good ride. Malamig lang
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jan 5, 2023
L L
Horrible seats. Couldn't sleep at all
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), May 1, 2018
S
Bus Intercity, Ohayami Trans (Ohayami Trans), Jul 18, 2023
3.5
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99.8% of 7,638 travelers were presumably happy with Ohayami Trans as they left good or no review