We will write in this blog post how to get from Manila to La Union by bus schedule and prices. 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!
WHERE TO STAY IN LA UNION
BEST TIME TO VISIT LA UNION
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.
HOW TO GET FROM MANILA TO LA UNION
HOW TO GET FROM MANILA TO SAN JUAN LA UNION BY BUS
If you want to get from Manila to San juan La Union. You can ride a bus to San Juan La Union and to San Fernando. The most popular bus company is Partas with routes going to Laoag, Vigan and San Fernando in La Union. Manila to La Union bus fare is around 600 PHP per person.
And Manila to La Union travel time is around 6-7 hours depending on traffic and where you are coming (from Cubao or Pasay).
MALINA TO LA UNION BUS SCHEDULE AND BUS FARE
Manila to La union bus schedule with Partas from Cubao is 1 am and 6 am going to San Juan and San Fernando in La Union. And the fare will be 600 PHP. The travel time will be around 6 hours from Manila to La Union.
Manila to La Union bus schedule with Partas from Pasay is 12 am and 5 am going to San Juan prices are 600 PHP and expect 6-7 hours travel time.
If you ride the bus to San Fernando. 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.
HOW TO GET FROM MANILA TO LA UNION BY CAR
If you want to get from Manila to La Union by car or by van. Manila to La Union distance is around 270 kilometers. And Manila to La Union travel time can be around 4-6 hours depending if you are leaving from Cubao or Pasay area especially for the traffic.
Travel Tip: If you leave early morning or you travel at night you will be able to save time with the traffic.
HOW TO GET TO LA UNION FROM CLARK
If you want to get to La Union from Clark, in Angeles City. 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.
HOW TO GET TO LA UNION FROM VIGAN
If you want to get to La Union from Vigan you can take a 2 hours bus ride that costs around 250 PHP. There are hourly bus rides to San Fernando and La Union. It can cost you around 50 PHP to get a jeepney (cheaper) or a tricycle going to La Union from San Fernando.
HOW TO GET TO LA UNION FROM LAOAG BY BUS
If you want to get to La Union from Laoag. 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.
HOW TO GET TO LA UNION FROM BAGUIO
If you want to get to La Union from Baguio. There is no direct connection from Baguio to La Union. You can take the bus going to Laoag and Vigan and stop at Urbiztondo Beach. It will take from 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours. It will cost from 95-110 PHP.
WHERE TO STAY IN LA UNION
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.
It’s located 5-10 minutes drive away to San Fernando and the area is perfect for resting.
KAHUNA BEACH RESORT AND SPA
Kahuna Beach Resort and Spa is located in Urbiztondo with free Wi-Fi in all rooms, convenience store, daily housekeeping, gift/souvenir shop, Wi-Fi in public areas.
The hotel features 30 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning.
The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including hot tub, golf course (within 3 km), outdoor pool, spa, massage.
Address: Urbiztondo, San Juan, San Juan, La Union, Philippines, 2514
AUREO RESORT LA UNION
If you are looking for a more laid-back stay in La Union, we recommend Aureo Resort La Union. It’s a beach resort with great facilities such as the outdoor pool and located just in front of the beach. You can choose which view you want in picking your preferred room- beach view, pool view, garden view, or lagoon view.
Aureo Resort is located in San Francisco, San Fernando, La Union.
You can book a room for as low as $133 USD.
WHERE TO STAY IN LA UNION ON A BUDGET
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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. Perfect place for resting when visiting La Union tourist spots.
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.
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.
Villa Elita has a “Very Good” rating 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.
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