Vigan is a city in the Philippines located in Ilocos Sur. In this blog post we will write how to get from Manila to Vigan, Pampanga to Vigan, Tuguegarao and other destinations. Apart from this travel guide how to go to Vigan. We also wrote our Vigan travel guide, take a look for full information of things to do in Vigan and 2 Days Vigan itinerary!
Vigan is popular for its preserved Spanish colonial and Asian architecture. And because of its beauty and its well-preserved Spanish-era streets, Vigan has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Best Time to visit Vigan
Vigan enjoys two kinds of seasons, the dry season from November to April and the wet season from May to October. It is recommended that travelers visit 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.
How to go to Vigan
How to get from Manila to Vigan by Flight (Manila to Laoag Flight)
If you want to get from Manila to Vigan by flight. It will be the fastest way and most comfortable how to go to Vigan. You can book a flight (travel time Manila to Laoag flight is around 1 hour) Manila to Laoag flight fares is around 2500-3000 PHP from Manila to Laoag thru Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.
After arriving in Laoag you can take a bus with Laoag-Vigan route or buses heading to Manila then drop off at Vigan. This trip will take about 2 hours and will cost 120 PHP.
If you are coming from Davao or Cebu there are not direct flights going to Laoag. You will have to stop in Manila to get the flight to Laoag.
LAOAG AIRPORT TO VIGAN
If you want to go from Laoag Airport to Vigan. There are tricycles from the airport going to Bus Terminal Fariñas Trans. The tricycle fare from Laoag Airport to Laog City is around 200 PHP and travel time from Laoag airport to Laoag City is around 20 minutes.
The distance from Laoag Airport to Vigan is around 85 kilometers. If you wish to go by car or private van it will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
How to get from Manila to Vigan by Bus
If you want to get from Manila to Vigan by bus. There are buses that are en-route directly to Vigan like Farinas, Ancieto and Partas bus. Manila to Vigan travel time will be around 10-12 hours on the road. And Manila to Vigan bus fare will cost around 750-850 PHP.
There are 3 Bus companies going from Manila to Vigan that you can book your ticket online. Our favorite is Farinas. It has wifi on board working (based in our experience was great) this is important when you have a long bus ride. The departure of the bus is from 8 pm to 11 pm. There are 3-4 daily buses and its great traveling at night to save your accommodation and be ready to explore next day. The Manila to Vigan travel time will be 8-9 hours with Partas.
There are two more companies that you can book your ticket online Aniceto Bus Lines and Partas. The best thing about these companies that they offer a service during the day and at night. Prices are little bit cheaper than Farinas. But the travel time from Manila to Vigan will be around 11 hours. There are daily buses. Check prices and schedule in this link!
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How to get from Manila to Vigan by Car
If you want to get to Vigan from Manila by car you will save a few hours. Manila to Vigan distance is around 400 kilometers. You can do Manila-Vigan in 7-8 hours depending on the traffic. If you leave early morning Manila or night time will be easier to get less traffic.
How to get from Pampanga to Vigan
If you want to get from Clark Pampanga to Vigan (like us since we are based in Angeles City). You can ride the jeepney going to Dau Bus Terminal. Look for a bus going to Vigan or Laoag.
Travel time Pampanga to Vigan can take up to 8-9 hours depending on the traffic. From Dau to Vigan there are Parta buses going there and it costs 600 PHP one way. We did at night time getting a bus from Partas coming from Manila. It’s the best way to start your day early morning exploring Vigan.
Read here our Pampanga travel guide!
How to get to Vigan from Baguio
If you want to get to Vigan from Baguio it will take you 3-4 hours. You can take a bus going to Laoag and drop off at Vigan along the way. Fare is about 400 PHP one way.
Read here how to get from Baguio to Vigan
How to go to Vigan from Laoag
If you want to get to Vigan from Laoag is only an hour and a half away. There are buses going to and from Vigan-Laoag and Laoag-Vigan for no more than 100 PHP for one trip. Read here how to get from Laoag to Vigan!
Read here our Laoag travel guide!
How to go to Vigan from Pagudpud
If you want to get to Vigan from Pagudpud. There are buses going to Laoag 1 hour 30 minutes travel time and around 100 PHP per person. Once in Laoag you can get the bus or transfer to a van to get Pagudpud another 2 hours and 100 PHP each. Total travel time can be between 3-4 hours and 200 PHP.
Read here our favorite things to do in Pagudpud!
How to go to Vigan from Tuguegarao
If you want to get to Vigan from from Tuguegarao, buses like GMW Liner and Florida Liner have buses bound to Laoag, Vigan or Abra that pass through Pagudpud. Price of the ride is around 450 PHP.
Transportation Around Vigan
The main transportation in Vigan is the tricycle and the kalesa (carriage that will be pulled by a horse). You can ride a kalesa while exploring and sight seeing around Vigan, it’s one of the typical things to do in Vigan.
Prices for an hour can be 200-300 PHP. And it can fit until 4 people maximum. If you want to move longer distances in Vigan there are buses and jeepneys going around. But Vigan isn’t a big city and you can go walking almost everywhere.
Where to Stay in Vigan
PARADORES DE VIGAN
Located in Vigan, Paradores de Vigan has a fitness center. The rooms has air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a electric tea pot, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. Featuring a private bathroom, rooms at the hotel also have free WiFi, while some rooms also feature a balcony.
All guest rooms in Paradores de Vigan are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a hair dryer. An Asian breakfast is served at the property. Room starts at 4999 PHP a night.
Set in a restored, colonial heritage house, Hotel Felicidad offer Spanish-inspired architecture and air-conditioned rooms and suites with free WiFi. Located in Vigan, the hotel has a 24-hour front desk. Each soundproofed room and suite features a flat-screen cable TV and safe.
A seating area, dining table and private bathroom with shower and free toiletries are included.Other facilities include a tour desk, airport and shuttle services at a surcharge. Free parking is also available. Hotel Felicidad Restaurant serves both local and international cuisine. Room price starts at 3000 PHP a night.
Near Calle Crisologo, DaHome Pension boasts itself with a verdant garden, non-smoking rooms, and a shared lounge. The premises also have free wifi. They also offer ironing services, photocopying, and fax. The breakfast served are Asian dishes. Relatively cheap, you’d get the value you won’t expect for its price.
A Budget Double Room costs only about $32 USD per night.
DaHome Pension is located at Manor Road, Bayubay Sur, San Vicente, Vigan, Philippines. Click here to check their availability and to book your accommodation now!
CASA DE SOLEDAD
Casa de Soledad is near the famous and nostalgic Calle Crisologo. The proximity to other attractions may be unbeatable. Each room has a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries, a WiFi, and flat-screen TV. Guests can also relax at the premises’ shared lounge.
The breakfast served is immensely loved by the guests, and they are particularly happy for the value and service. A Standard Twin Room only costs about $33 USD per night.
CASA DE SOLEDAD is located at 36 Gov A. Reyes Street brgy.1, Vigan, Philippines.
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