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From Baguio City to Manila by taxi

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Baguio City, Benguet
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Manila Area any hotel
4h 30m
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Baguio City, Benguet
Time
Manila Area any hotel
4h 30m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Baguio City, Benguet
Time
Manila Area any hotel
4h 30m
 Instant
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Baguio City, Benguet
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Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport
4h 30m
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  vehicle, all incl
Any
Baguio City, Benguet
Time
Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport
4h 30m
 Instant
  vehicle, all incl
Any
Baguio City, Benguet
Time
Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport
4h 30m
 Instant
  vehicle, all incl

How to get from Baguio to Manila

Travelling between Baguio and Manila is quite easy and straightforward thanks to multiple bus companies that ply the route between the two cities on a daily basis.

In January 2019 Cebu Pacific plans to start regular direct service operated by Cebgo between Loakan airport which serves the Baguio region and Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. When launched, it will reduce travel time considerably.

What is the distance between Baguio and Manila?

The overland distance between Baguio and Manila is around 260 kilometres. The road conditions are mainly quite good.

How long does a trip to Manila from Baguio take?

Depending on the type of a bus, a night trip should take between 5 and 6 hours while day trips tend to stretch from 6 to 7 hours due to heavy traffic typical to Metro Manila area.

A flight should take 45 minutes or so.

How to get from Baguio to Manila by bus

There are 6 bus companies which offer daily trips from Baguio to Manila. There is normally at least one bus every hour – the choice of departures is very good.

Is it necessary to book bus tickets in advance?

Yes, if you want to travel by a first/executive/premier class or by an overnight bus. It is also necessary to book in advance if your travel date falls around Panagbenga Festival aka Baguio Flower Festival or around huge nationwide celebrations like New Year or the Holy Week.

Which companies serve Baguio-Manila route?

Genesis is one of the best-organized companies serving the route. They operate from the bus terminal in Gov. Pack Road. In Manila, Genesis buses bring you either to Avenida or Cubao, the latter being more popular with travellers.

Alternatively, Victory Liner leave from the company’s own terminal located within walking distance of SM City Baguio and head to Cubao, Pasay, and Sampaloc.

Dangwa Transit, Dagupan Bus, Philippine Rabbit, and Saulog Bus also offer services to Manila.

When do buses to Manila leave Baguio?

Buses run round the clock with the biggest gap between midday and 3pm. So basically with the only afternoon exception, there is at least one bus every hour or half an hour heading to different bus terminals within Metro Manila area.

There are highly popular night buses which leave Baguio between 10pm and 2am, and conveniently arrive to Manila in the early morning.

How much do Baguio-Manila tickets cost?

Ticket prices start from PHP700 for the cheapest standard class and go up to PHP900-PHP1,000 for a comfier first class seat.

Recommendations for bus travel between Baguio and Manila

Regular buses are cheaper but they tend to make plenty of stops during the route and travel slowly.

First/executive/premier class buses offer more comfortable soft reclining seats and more legroom. They are equipped with an on-board toilet, provide a light snack, and have bus attendants. They also distribute blankets which is a big plus as the temperature on-board can be really freezing. There is WiFi advertised but do not expect a blazing fast connection.

How to get from Baguio to Manila by air?

At the time of writing, direct flights between Baguio’s Loakan airport and Manila’s Ninoy Aquino Airport are advertised by Cebu Pacific via Cebgo. Flights are due to start from January, 3, 2019. When launched, travel between Baguio and Manila becomes a whisk.

Passenger reviews out of total 14 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jan 6, 2019
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
Seat tablet not working well. Can watch a movie.
Jan 6, 2019
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
Earphones should be provided
Jan 3, 2019
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Bus was clean and comfortable, driver and bus stewardess were kind and accommodating. Did not like how the bus stopped by the side of EDSA Cubao instead of parking inside a terminal.
Jan 2, 2019
charter Van 9pax, Anis Transport
★★★★☆
Driver right on time at the right place and no problem to bring us at destination. Only the driving could be a little bit improved by being smoother but really not a big deal. Good service!
Jan 1, 2019
charter Economy, Anis Transport
★★★★★
Perfect Service!!! Driver arrived on time with no hassles.
Dec 30, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Nice
Dec 28, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Clean. Safe Driving
Dec 28, 2018
charter Van 9pax, Anis Transport
★★☆☆☆
The driver was ok. But he arrived 3 hours late for a 2pm pick up because he had to leave the airport and service another customer going to Ifugao and pick us up in Baguio. We left Baguio 6pm and arrived Manila at 3am. Imagine the stress of the kids. To the operator, please do not do this to your drivers. That was like a 2 days drive. Let us avoid accidents by letting them have enough rest. We deserve a discount for the long wait. We checked out at 11am and had to wait until 6pm. NOT a very good experience.
Dec 27, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
I don’t like the terminal in Cubao.
Dec 26, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
Travel was great because it was fast. I find it really a hassle though that I have to PRINT the ticket. Printer is not that accessible nowadays which is why etickets with QR codes should be enough.
Dec 26, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
Just 4. No wifi, no options to choice seats.
Dec 23, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
It was a fast but very safe trip. Only setback is the blankets were noy available. But we brought our own so it was not really a problem. Good job, still Joy Bus!
Dec 19, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
The travel is smooth and comfortable. I recommend though the Premiere Joy bus than the Executive one with just a twenty peso difference.
Dec 11, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★☆☆
No blanket available.
Dec 10, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
I do not have a slot where I can place my bottled water and food. It is damaged.
Dec 10, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Great experience! Safe ride.
Dec 10, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Love the reclining seats! <3
Dec 5, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★☆☆
The restroom let out a foul odor in the middle of the trip.
Dec 4, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★☆☆
No blankets
Dec 4, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
Okay
Dec 3, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
They had to change the bus from premier to deluxe at the last minute. Not a deal breaker, and they had refunded my P20, but the bus was a bit old already.
Dec 3, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Fast, safe, comfortable
Dec 3, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
It’s a great convenience having reservation online.
Dec 3, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
We had a smooth sailing on the road. Driver was good and the stewardess was always alert and lively. It just took us 4 hours to arrive from baguio to manila. Will surely ride joybus again. God bless the company and the people.
Dec 2, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★☆☆
Bus trip okay but getting my online ticket for printing terrible. Falling in line in a tiny cramp office is just ridiculous for a big bus company. How do you guys handle this during peak seasons? By the way why do we need our online ticket printed?
Dec 1, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Comfortable trip... at least it has an individual tv to view.
Nov 29, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
the stewardess was very accommodating. I was a chance passenger and she placed me beside my sister. she made sure we were all comfortable. thank you!
Nov 26, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Fastest, Timely, Covenient and Comfortable travel ever!
Nov 23, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
The bus from baguio to manila was a lot better than the bus we took from manila to baguio. The bus attendant was very nice and cordial.
Nov 20, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
First of all, the bus looks nice and neat just that we were hoping that next time they find a way to use less plastic and go for something "zero-waste" then have a variety of snacks to be offered. Add pillows too. Also, I was wondering of why I had to pay 910php online when the amount projected on my receipt was only 740php? Anyway, I hope this will be acknowledged for the further improvement of your service. Thank you! :) P.s. - add more entertainment. And more movies on the ipad. The really good ones! Or karaoke LOL.
Nov 19, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
We had a great time
Nov 18, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
the wifi is not working
Nov 18, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Very comfortable and fast travel time. The crew was very accomodating and friendly too. Keep it up!
Nov 14, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★☆☆☆
No wifi, no onboard entertainment. A little disappointed. Driver was good, careful and conscientious. Arrived earlier than expected
Nov 13, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
We reach to our destination fast and safe
Nov 12, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
....very smooth trip
Nov 11, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★☆☆
Very safe and fast trip. Unable to use the monitor, no iPhone jacks to hear or watch movie. Slow WiFi connection.
Nov 7, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
Please give us the option to reserve seats. We also did not appreciate how digital tickets still have to be printed. High stars for comfy seats, free snacks and blankets! Add free wifi!
Nov 6, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★☆☆☆
The Joybus was great however I paid about 950php for a ticket that was only priced 760php if booked directly from Genesis. I'm not sure if it's because I booked this only 2 days before the travel date but I think the fare difference is very unreasonable.
Nov 6, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
I enjoyed the trip. The bus was very clean. Comfort room is very clean. Some of things like the food tray, foot rest are defective. Overall, GREAT RIDE/TRIP!!!
Nov 4, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★☆☆☆
There was an issue with the communication. Never booking through here again.
Nov 1, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Very comfy
Oct 30, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★☆
Bus is very clean and very comfortable. I would definitely choose Joy bus over any other buses. 12go just need to make sure that they are sending a working pdf file when they send a confirmation
Oct 21, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
It was So comfortable and staff were so nice and helpful at the Cubao terminal
Oct 20, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Very good service. The driver and the assistant were very accomadating! The driver was very safe in driving! And the bus is superb in terms of comfort and cleanliness! Keep up the good work!
Oct 15, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Good service and on time.
Oct 15, 2018
bus Executive 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Only 4hours travel time. Comfortable seats. Restroom is convenient
Oct 14, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★☆☆☆
We booked Premier, but when we arrived they just said that it was fully booked. And yet they charged my card with a premier bus. It wasn't that comfortable coz the seats are not that wide and no charging port.
Oct 14, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Leave Baguio exactly the time
Oct 9, 2018
bus Premier 2X1, JoyBus Genesis Transport
★★★★★
Very nice

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