How to get to Baguio from Manila

Last updated on January 17th, 2020 at 10:52 am

how to get to Baguio

Baguio is located the northern part of Luzon Island in Benguet province. The population is more than 300,000 people. We already mentioned our favorite Baguio tourist spots. And today we will write how to get to Baguio from Manila, Clark, La Union and Vigan.

Baguio is called the “City of Pines. Baguio is popular in summer due to cool and cold weather since it’s not usual in the Philippines.

Read here where to stay in Baguio!

Read here 3 Days Baguio itinerary!

Best time to visit Baguio

The amazing thing about Baguio is that you could travel here anytime you want. Rainy or summer season, it always delivers what you expect it to. However, if you want to experience the full local vibe, going in December might be the best time for you. Hotel rates will be more expensive than the other months though it’s still affordable. Locals also love traveling on the summer season (March to May) to ease the Philippine tropical torture/climate. It’s a place for relaxing and taking a break after all. If you actually love festivals, then go visit in February as Baguio celebrates their amazingly colorful and joyous Panagbenga festival at that time.

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How to get to Baguio

How to get to Baguio from Manila by Bus

If you want to get to Baguio from Manila by bus. There are two main ways how to commute from Manila to Baguio- through a bus or a private van. If you prefer going to Baguio in a bus. You can ride one from Cubao Bus Station and the 56-hour bus ride will cost you around 485 PHP. You can also ride the Executive Bus to go to Baguio. The 4-hour ride will cost you around 800 PHP.

There are a few buses companies getting to Baguio from Manila: Genesis Transport: Cubao Dagupan Bus Lines, Partas, Victory Liner and Joy Bus. They are leaving from Cubao and Pasay and prices are quite similar. Expect to pay around 500 PHP for one way and around 750 PHP if you choose first class.

From the Bus Terminal if you go with Victory Liner there is only 1,5 kilometer (you can go walking or ride a taxi) to Burnham Park where you can book your accommodation. There are many places to stay in Baguio around that area. If you prefer to stay farther from city center you will have to ride a cab 4-5 kilometers.

How to get to Baguio by Plane

If you want to get to Baguio by plane. It’s possible to do it from Clark International Airport. Only private planes land at Loakan Airport in Baguio. Clark receive daily international flights from Hong Kong, Singapore and also domestic flights from many different destinations in the Philippines.

How to get to Baguio from Clark

If you want to get to Baguio from Clark by bus. You have to transfer from the airport to Dau Bus Terminal. The best way to reach DAU from the airport is by taxi or Grab. It will take you 15-20 minutes.

From DAU Bus Terminal you have to ride a bus 5 hours to Baguio. The price will be 450 PHP. There are a few daily buses going from Clark to Baguio.

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How to get to Baguio from Vigan

If you want to get to Baguio from Vigan.  You can take the bus coming from Laoag and stopping at Vigan along the way. Fare is about 400 PHP one way.

How to get to Baguio from Laoag

If you want to get to Baguio from Laoag. There are few daily buses and vans from Baguio City Bus Terminal to Laoag and viceversa. Travel time is around 4 hours and the fare ranges from 500 PHP.

How to get to Baguio from La Union

If you want to get to Baguio from La Union. There is no direct connection from Baguio to La Union. You can take the bus going to Laoag or Vigan and stop in Urbiztondo Beach. It takes almost 3 hours and it costs 95-110 PHP.

Read here how to get from Baguio to La Union!

Where to Stay In Baguio

Iggy’s Inn

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Located at 25-A Southdrive, Baguio City Proper, Iggy’s Inn remain on high demand because of its great value. The location is also near considerably near to Camp John Hay and Botanical Garden. Some of the services that they offer in the facility are 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage. You could also enjoy their massage and relax in their garden. A room with a queen-size bed costs about 20 USD per night, and that already has free breakfast for 2 people. Also, there is free wifi in all rooms. Click here to check their availability and book your stay!

Baguio Holidays Villas


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Baguio Holiday Villas is interesting because it is very known for travelers. It is so near to Burnham park, great for a morning stroll, and Session road, great for shopping and eating. Cash Withdrawal Machines are available in the facility, saves you the hassle from finding one. All rooms include a refrigerator, fan (because you don’t really need an air-conditioner that much in Baguio), shower, shared bathroom, and satellite/cable TV. A night in their Standard Double Room costs about 28 USD including free breakfast for 2 people. Wifi isn’t a problem, because all of the rooms have it.

Baguio Holiday Villas is located at No.10 Legarda Road, Baguio City ProperClick here to check their availability and book your stay!

Grand Sierra Pines Baguio

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Surrounded by trees, Grand Sierra Pines Baguio is a 4-star spacious hotel that surely amazes its guests. It is only a 13-minute drive from SM Baguio. The rooms available in the hotel are equipped with an air-conditioning unit, flat-screen TV, a safe, private bathroom and shower with free toiletries. Also, there is a balcony and a seating area where you can relax, feel and savor the views of the mountain or the garden. There are also 2 dining site options in the hotel, that’s why the breakfast is really good. Travelers love the food served a lot. Some of the amenities include a spa, fitness center, a mini library and an art gallery that guests can access for free, function rooms for corporate events and personal occasions. A night in their Deluxe Queen Room with free breakfast costs about 99 USD. Wifi is available in all rooms too!

Grand Sierra Pines Baguio is located along 43 North Outlook Drive, Baguio. Click here to check their availability and book your stay!

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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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