Last updated on May 21st, 2020 at 07:15 pm
Sorsogon is located in South Luzon in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. We will write how to get from Manila to Sorsogon by bus and plane with prices and schedule. And also if you are going from Manila to Donsol, Legazpi to Donsol and Ticlao Island in Masbate.
We were coming from Angeles City in the Province of Pampanga. So our first stop was Manila and we will keep writing all the details below. Also if you are visiting Ticlao Island in Masbate you will have full information how to reach there from Manila.
How to get to Sorsogon
How to get from Manila to Sorsogon by Plane
If you want to get from Manila to Sorsogon by plane. It will be the most comfortable way. You have to ride a plane to Legazpi airport. Once in the airport get a tricycle to the Bus Terminal where you can get a bus or a van going to Sorsogon. There are buses and vans leaving every 15-30 minutes during the day. Prices are around 100 PHP.
How to get from Manila to Sorsogon by Bus
If you want to get from Manila to Sorsogon by bus. There are daily buses leaving Manila from Edsa Cubao, Araneta Cubao, Alabang, Buendia and Pasay. Most of the buses are from 5 pm to 10 pm leaving from Manila. The trip will take around 14 hours. And prices go from 800-1300 PHP depending on the comfort of the bus. Regular buses can go as cheap as 800 PHP.
Getting More destinations Around Sorsogon
Manila to Donsol
If you want to get from Manila to Donsol by bus. There are buses leaving from Cubao and Pasay in Manila. From Cubao to Donsol are leaving at 1 pm and 4pm with Lobrigo Lines and the travel time Manila to Donsol is 14 hours and prices are around 900-1100 PHP. There are also buses from Pasay to Donsol with Philtranco at 5 pm.
There are less often buses from Manila to Donsol than Manila to Legazpi buses but you will safe 1-2 hours van ride from Legazpi to Donsol. If you can manage to that schedule above Manila to Donsol from Cubao and Pasay.
Donsol is popular because it is known as the home of Butanding or the Whale Sharks. When you visit Donsol, you shouldn’t miss diving and swimming with the whale sharks. Don’t worry because they are friendly creatures. Just don’t do anything that will stress or scare them.
Legazpi to Donsol
Legazpi to Donsol distance is only 60 kilometers. You will have two options from Legazpi to Donsol. The vans and jeepneys are leaving at Legazpi Grand Central Terminal just next to SM City Legazpi.
Legazpi to Donsol by Van
If you want to get from Legazpi to Donsol by van. It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes and van fare Legazpi to Donsol is 100 PHP. Last van leaving Legazpi is around 5 pm and they are starting around 7 am when they get full. There is no fixed schedule.
Legazpi to Donsol by Jeepney
If you want to get from Legazpi to Donsol by jeepney. The travel time Legazpi to Donsol is around 2 hours by public jeepney and the price is 70 PHP.
Legazpi to Sorsogon
If you want to get from Legazpi to Sorsogon. You can choose the bus going from Manila to Sorsogon stopping in Legazpi. And the most convenient is getting from Legazpi to Sorsogon by van.
The vans are leaving from Legazpi Grand Terminal to Sorsogon and it will take q hour and 30 minutes. Van fare is around 100 PHP. The first trip is starting around 6 am when the vans get full since there is no fixed schedule.
Getting from Manila to Ticlao Island
If you are getting to Ticao Island from Manila. From Cubao we took a night bus to Legazpi at 6 30 pm. It costs 760 PHP a regular bus. It takes 15 hours to reach to Legazpi. From Legazpi to Pilar Port an hour van 75 PHP each. Vans are leaving from Legazpi Bus Terminal in front of SM.
Once in Ticlao Island to move around Monreal North part and San Jacinto there are motorbikes for 150 PHP. It can fit until 2 people for that price. It takes 30-40 minutes to go from Monrela to San Jacinto.
The boats going to San Jacinto from Pilar Port leaves at 7 am and 12 pm noon time. It takes 1 hours and 30 minutes. It costs 150 PHP.
From San Jacinto to Bulan there are a few ferries leaving during the day last one is 1 pm. It takes one hour and a half to reach Bulan. It costs 160 PHP for adults and 80 PHP for kids.
Getting from Bulan to Sorsogon
From Bulan to Sorsogon the bus costs 100 PHP and it takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to get there. To reach Bulan Bus Station you can get a tricycle from the port for 70 PHP. It’s 3.5 kilometers far.
From Sorsogon to Matnog the Southern part of Luzon by jeepney will take 1 hour and 30 minutes and it costs 90 PHP. To reach the jeepney terminal from Sorsogon Bus Station it costs 40 PHP by tricycle to ride jeepney. There are only two kilometers distance.
Hope you like our travel guide how to get from Manila to Sorsogon by bus and by plane. Let us know in the comments below if you have questions or there are any changes in the prices and schedule.
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