Manila to Baguio
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How to get from Manila to Baguio

A favourite destination with both domestic and foreign tourists, Baguio is a city in the Benguet, a province of the Cordillera Administrative Region. It is easily reached from Manila overland. In early 2019 Cebu Pacific launches their direct flights between Manila and Loakan airport operated by CebGo thus establishing an air link between the two.

How far is Baguio from Manila?

Located approximately 260 kilometres from Manila, Baguio sits north of the capital. It can be reached overland via R-8 and N Luzon W Expy/R-8.

How long does it take to get to Baguio from Manila?

If travelling overland, by bus or van, Baguio can be reached in about 5–8 hours.

The travel time depends largely on the type of the bus and the time of the day you travel – whether you take a day trip or a night one. In general, travelling by night can save you about 2 hours as traffic is less heavy compared to the daytime.

Flying will bring you to Baguio in about 45 minutes.

How to get from Manila to Baguio by bus

Currently, there is half a dozen bus companies that regularly ply the route between Manila and Baguio thus you have a good choice of departures throughout the day.

What company to choose for Manila-Baguio travel?

One of the most reliable operators is Genesis. Genesis buses depart from the company’s own terminals located in Cubao and Avenida.

Other bus companies that serve the same route are Victory Liner, Dagupan Bus, Saulog Bus, Dangwa Transit, Philippine Rabbit. They operate from terminals in Cubao, Pasay, and Sampaloc.

What time do buses for Baguio leave?

There are a lot of departures any time of the day and night.

From Cubao and Pasay, the first bus leaves at 1am and the last bus of the day – at 11pm. There are buses every hour.

There are round the clock departures from the Avenida bus station and only two rides a day from Sampaloc – at 6am and 10am.

How much time do buses need to reach Baguio?

Generally, a trip to Baguio should take about six hours. More if you travel by day as traffic can be heavy within the Metro Manila area.

What is the bus ticket price?

Prices for standard buses start from PHP700, but for the best travel experience we recommend choosing a first class bus – it is also called executive or premier class. Tickets for such comfortable buses cost PHP900-PHP1000.

Why choose a pricier bus?

First, executive and premier class buses offer on-board entertainment, Wi-Fi, are equipped with toilets and serve snacks and water en route.

They have soft reclining seats and more legroom. They also make less – if any – stops during the trip resulting in shorter travel time.

Tips for bussing to Baguio

Air-conditioning is often excessive – do pack layers in order not to freeze during your trip.

Road conditions between Manila and Baguio are currently quite good. The only annoying thing you can encounter during your trip is heavy traffic by day so we would strongly recommend opting for a night bus.

How to get from Manila to Baguio by taxi or shuttle van

It is also possible to travel to Baguio by taxi or shuttle van. It is not very common but can prove a good idea if you need to get to Baguio from Manila airport direct.

How much does a taxi trip to Baguio cost?

Travelling to Baguio by taxi comes at a price. Expect to pay about PHP7,000 for an ordinary car and up to PHP8,500 for a van accommodating up to 9 passengers.

What is the travel time from Manila to Baguio by taxi?

It takes from four and a half to 5 hours to get to Baguio by car. More if you need stops en route.

How to get from Manila to Baguio by plane?

Since 2012 the airport Loakan which serves the Baguio region was closed for commercial flights. In early 2019 direct Manila–Loakan flights will be available with Cebu Pacific.

The Loakan airport is located 5 km southeast of Baguio downtown which is easily reached via a short quarter-of-an-hour taxi ride.

Manila to Baguio destination reviews

EP
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Feb 3, 2020
its stops from time to time i taught i will just have 2 bus stop but they get also passenger along the way. By the driving was good he was not reckless and the conductor is nice and professional. Thats why when going back we got the p2p that does not have bus stop from other company.
AJ
Bus First Class, Victory Liner, Feb 3, 2020
Bus left on time, travel was fast but we were expecting better seats and cr.
RC
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Jan 31, 2020
It was good :)
PO
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Jan 29, 2020
Good Service , there is designated window and ticket attendant for online reservation to provide you the actual bus ticket.
BR
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Jan 28, 2020
The bus was comfortable . The driver was also skilled and careful.
JV
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Jan 27, 2020
The support is good, its just the travel time from Pasay to Baguio did not match what was indicated in the ticket. I think there was a delay of 2 hours.
LD
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Jan 26, 2020
leaking AC....
JL
Bus First Class, Victory Liner, Jan 25, 2020
Very convenient way and hassle free to use when travelling to Baguio.
BZ
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Jan 11, 2020
Very good
HR
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Jan 8, 2020
I would have rated it 5, but I don't know if its Victory liner or the driver, but the over head bins are already occupied by bamboos. To be weirdly specific, big bamboos, hence, no space for passengers in the back of the bus to put their bags. The guy seating next to me had to put his huge bag in his lap for more than 4 hours.
MR
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Jan 6, 2020
It was a good trip! Thank you, Victory Liner Pasay! There is no hassle upon claiming our ticket.
EP
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Jan 1, 2020
Overall the trip is smooth. Just having an issue with the voucher printing when I booked online. The staff was rude and not facilitative in having my voucher printed.
BL
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Dec 30, 2019
Driver and attendant always ensure passengers safety. Very Good
VZ
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Dec 26, 2019
We booked our ticket from Passy to Baguio due to an emergency we can't travel so my mom and niece used the ticket last Dec. 24.Thanks they allowed it, Nice bus and they depart on time ⌚, and accommodating staffs.
MJ
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Dec 26, 2019
Thanks god we arrived safe in baguio.
CV
Bus First Class, Victory Liner, Dec 19, 2019
Bus left on time, driver and attendant were courteous. The ride was smooth and arrived on time. There was WIFI connection and an outlet for charging gadgets but no other amenities.
VA
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Dec 18, 2019
I just had an issue with the booking because the money was deducted from my account but shows on the web that our booking is not yet paid.. Called their customer service and got annoyed with the first rep who cannot tell me what's going on.. I called again and finally spoke to someone who told me to wait for a few hours because it is still processing.. After a few minutes, the booking was confirmed.. Got a confirmation from the app and the email.. I like Victory liner because their buses always depart on time.. Also clean..????
EA
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Dec 18, 2019
The trip was comfortable. The driver of the bus drove us smoothly from Manila to Baguio. Very efficient trip. I appreciate it. Thank you!!
AB
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Dec 16, 2019
It was a good and safe trip for us.. The driver and the conductor are kind. Will keep on riding on this bus. :)
MN
Bus Regular AC, Victory Liner, Dec 15, 2019
Good
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