How to get to La Union from Manila

Last updated on January 17th, 2020 at 11:07 am

La Union Province is one of the most popular spots for surfers and getaways from Manila. La Union can be also a quiet place where you can relax, meet new people, and have fun! We will write in this blog post how to get to La Union from Manila, Clark and other different destinations. Read here 3 Days La Union itinerary!

We already wrote in our blog a full travel guide to La Union and best places to stay!

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Best Time to visit La Union

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La Union has two kinds of seasons- the dry season from November to April and the wet season from May to October. The best time to visit La Union is during dry season. Especially from December to February when temperatures are much cooler and touring will most likely not be interrupted by rains and will not be really hot going around.

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How to get to La Union

How to get to La Union from Manila by Bus

If you want to get to La Union from Manila. You can ride a bus to San Fernando. The most popular bus company is Partas with routes going to Laoag, Vigan and San Fernando in La Union. Prices are around 500 PHP per person. Travel time is around 5-7 hours depending on traffic and where you are coming (from Cubao or Pasay).

Once you are in San Fernando. You can take a jeepney to Urbiztondo Beach or San Juan where most of the accommodation and restaurants are. The price for the jeepney ride is 11 PHP. There are also tricycles available if you prefer more comfort or you are bringing so much luggage.

There are a few direct trips with Partas to San Juan Beach in La Union. There are a couple of them actually, one in the afternoon and one at night.

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How to get to La Union from Clark

If you want to get to La Union from Clark, in Angeles City. We chose this option since we are based in Angeles City and we traveled by bus with Partas. Travel time was around 4-5 hours and there is no fixed schedule. We realized that there is a few buses take trips during the day. The price from San Fernando in La Union to DAU Terminal was 333 PHP.

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How to get to La Union from Vigan

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If you want to get to La Union from Vigan you can take a 2 hours bus ride that costs around 250 PHP. There are hourly bus rides to San Fernando and La Union. It can cost you around 50 PHP to get a jeepney (cheaper) or a tricycle going to La Union from San Fernando.

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How to get to La Union from Laoag by Bus

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If you want to get to La Union from Laoag. There are hourly bus trips in Laoag to Bacnotan, La Union. From Laoag, ride a bus to Bacnotan and it costs around 400 PHP for a 4-hour bus trip. From Bacnotan, finally ride a 20-minute bus ride to San Fernando, La Union which costs around 50 PHP.

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How to get to La Union from Baguio

If you want to get to La Union from Baguio. There is no direct connection from Baguio to La Union. You can take the bus going to Laoag and Vigan and stop at Urbiztondo Beach. It will take from 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours. It will cost from 95-110 PHP.

Read here how to get from Baguio to La Union!

WHERE TO STAY IN LA UNION

THUNDERBIRD RESORT

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Our choice was the luxury stay at Thunderbird Resort where we enjoyed a villa with views to the golf court. We had amazing time at sunset taking pictures, walking around, and just relaxing. It’s inspired by Santorini and it’s great to experience it! Well, just in case you haven’t gone to Greece yet or you went to Santorini like us and you want to have amazing memories again. And of course, we had amazing time swimming in the pool area since it wasn’t very crowded at that time.

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It’s located 5-10 minutes drive away to San Fernando and the area is perfect for resting.

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HOTEL MIKKA

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To start our list of places where to stay in La Union under the cheap hotels category, there’s Hotel Mikka which will surely make the most out of your money. For only an affordable price, you’ll get to sleep in their neat, air-conditioned rooms with TV and private bathroom. However, wifi is not available in all rooms. For some rooms, you can pay for an additional fee if you want. They also offer airport transfer for a fee. You don’t have to worry if you get hungry because they have their own restaurant where you can dine. What the guests love about hotel Mikka is the service of their staff, who are very polite and friendly to guests.

Hotel Mikka can be found at Quezon Ave., San Fernando, La Union. Click here to know their availability and book your stay starting at $18 USD per night!

LA GRANJA EXCLUSIVE

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A cheaper option in where to stay in La Union is La Granja Exclusive. This one is even more awesome because they have a tent option, which is the cheapest in their place. Their tents are just in the garden where the outdoor pool is, so it is a relaxing alternative if you prefer to stay outside that in their exclusive rooms. For every option at La Granja Exclusive, you may use the barbecue grill, pool, and free parking. They even have free Wifi but for public areas only.

La Granja Exclusive is at Tabtabungao Barangay Road, 2506 Rosario, La Union. Click here to know their availability and book your stay starting at $11 USD per night!

HOTEL ARIANA

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This 3-star hotel offers guests a nice experience in La Union for an affordable price. Their rooms are all air-conditioned with its own TV and bathroom. The guests love that it is near La Union’s tourist spots and that they have their own restaurant, bar and coffee shop. Also, if you’d like to relax after touring La Union all day, you can avail their massage!

Hotel Ariana is at Paringao, Bauang, La Union. Click here to know their availability and book your stay starting at $40 USD per night!

VILLA ELITAwhere to stay in La union

Villa Elita has a “Very Good” rating in Booking, with a score of 8/10. Because of this, your stay is almost guaranteed to be satisfactory. Their services include a 24-hour service desk and room service. This hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and a restaurant where you can dine. They also offer breakfast served in your room if you want, but expect to pay additional fee. Inside their bedrooms are a TV, private bathroom, comfortable bed, toiletries, closet, and you can enjoy their free wifi. If you have a vehicle, you can also avail the parking for free. The guests love the Continental, Asian, and American food, as well as the free wifi in every room.

Villa Elita is located at National Highway, Brgy Ipet, 2520 Sudipen, La Union. Click here to know their availability and book your stay starting at $31 USD per night!

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Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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