How to get to La Union from Manila

Last updated on June 22nd, 2019 at 07:10 pm

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.

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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 are coming 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

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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Getting La Union from Vigan

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From Vigan you can take a 2 hours bus ride that costs around 250 PHP to Bacnotan, La Union. There are hourly bus rides to Bacnotan. From Bacnotan, you can finally take a 20-minute bus ride to San Fernando, La Union. It can cost you around 50 PHP.

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Getting La Union from Laoag by Bus

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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

There is no direct connection from Baguio to La Union. You can take the bus to Sablan, Benguet then take the taxi to La Union. From there you can take the taxi to La Union.

Hope it’s useful of this information how to get to La Union. And let us know if prices of schedule of the buses changed already!

You can get $30 USD off your first booking with Airbnb when you sign up with us!

WHERE TO STAY IN LA UNION? CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ACCOMMODATION WITH BOOKING.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK WITH AGODA.

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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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