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How To Get From Baguio to La Union

Last updated on January 24th, 2023 at 09:52 pm

We will write in this blog post how to from Baguio to La Union. This route is one of the most popular visit both places if you have the opportunity. Click here if you want to get your discount booking activities in the Philippines with Klook!

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!

Read here Baguio Travel Guidewhere to stay in La Unionwhere to stay in Baguio, top San Juan La Union Resorts and how to get from Clark to Baguio!

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WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES

You can get accommodation starting from 800-1000 PHP (less than $20 USD) for a room in a guesthouse. Can you imagen if you are two of you traveling in the Philippines, it will be $10 USD each.

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HOW TO GET FROM BAGUIO TO LA UNION

HOW TO GET FROM BAGUIO TO LA UNION BY BUS

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If you want to get from Baguio to La Union. There is no direct connection from Baguio to La Union. You can take the bus going to Laoag and Vigan and stop in Urbiztondo Beach. It will take from 2 hours and half to 3 hours. Prices of the bus go from 95-110 PHP depending of regular service or air conditioning.

Apart from the bus going to Vigan and Loag stopping at Urbiztondo Beach. You can take the bus going direct to San Fernando, La Union. Once in San Fernando ride the jeepney going to Bacnotan and stop at Urbiztondo Beach. It will cost 80 PHP the bus plus 12 PHP the jeepney ride.

HOW TO GET FROM BAGUIO TO LA UNION PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION

If you want to get from Baguio to La Union by car or van. It will take you around 2 hours to reach around Urbiztondo Beach. You will save at least 30 minutes riding your own car.

New bridge opened last November 2019 and it will be possible to go from Baguio to La Union in one hour instead 2 hours and 30 minutes that it was taking before.

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.

Click here to know their availability and book your stay starting at $199 USD per night!

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

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!

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

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Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.