Last updated on November 26th, 2023 at 07:03 pm
How to get from Manila to Banaue Best Way – You can go by night bus and by plane plus van.
What is The Distance From Manila to Banaue?
The distance from Manila to Banaue is 382 kilometers and the travel by car is around 8 hours. Read here how to get from Banaue to Manila the reverse way.
What Is The Cheapest Way From Manila to Banaue?
The cheapest way from Manila to Banaue is by bus for $15 USD you can book online and it will take 9 hours.
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Landscapes are amazing and we already wrote things to do in Banaue. There are a few places that you can’t miss like Batad and Hapao Rice terraces.
WHERE TO STAY IN BANAUE
There are plenty of lodges, inns and homestays in the area as well starting from $15-20 USD per room. You can get mid-budget accommodation for $20-40 USD and luxury can be starting from $50 USD.
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How to get from Manila to Banaue
By Plane From Manila to Banaue
Is possible to get to Banaue by plane? There is no direct flight from Manila to Banaue. There are flights coming from Manila with Cebu Pacific and from Clark International Airport with Philippine Airlines to Cauayan Airport which is 3 hours van ride from Banaue.
It will take 1 hour 30 minutes and it will cost around 2000 PHP which is $40 USD one way. Maybe in low season will be 3 weekly flights from Manila and not daily. From Clark, there are 3 weekly flights to Cauayan. It will take an hour and prices are around 1700 PHP for one way.
Once you are in Cauayan Airport you have to ride a 3 hours van on the way to Banaue. There are private vans going to Banaue or you can get a bus to Santiago City. From Santiago City a bus to Banaue if you want to save money.
Another option from Cauayan Airport to Banaue is a bus to Bagabag, later a jeepney to Lagawe. And from Lagawe to Banaue another jeepney. The problem the whole journey will take around 5-6 hours. And it will cost 200 PHP. So finally you will not save so much time. But it can be a great option if you want to explore small villages since the landscape is amazing around the area.
By Bus From Manila to Banaue (Best Way)
The best way from Manila to Banaue is by bus. We took a direct bus from Cubao in Manila to Banaue. The night bus from Manila to Banaue was comfortable.
The bus departure is from 8 pm to 10 pm from Manila and it will get to Banaue around 5-6 am. Prices are around $15-20 USD you can book online.
We chose Coda Lines and but you can also choose Ohayami Bus. You will save accommodation taking a night bus and make sure you are bringing blankets since it’s cold with the air-conditioned bus.
How to get to Banue from Angeles City by Bus
From Clark, you have to go to Dau Bus Terminal and get the bus going to Tuguegarao. Just buy the ticket until Bagabag. From Bagabag take the jeepney or bus going to Banaue. The best option is the bus leaving at 11 pm only available Friday and Saturday. You will get Bagabag around 5 am and from there around 3 hours to Banaue.
How to get to Banaue from Sagada
From Sagada to Banaue you have to get a jeepney to Bontoc around 45 minutes ride and 50 PHP. From Bontoc there are vans going to Banaue from 8 am to 1 pm. Make sure you are on time! The trip from Bontoc to Banaue will take 2 hours and prices are around 170 PHP per person.
Read here full blog post how to get from Banaue to Sagada.
How to get to Banaue from Batad Rice Terraces
There are jeepneys going from Banue to Batad. It will take around one hour and it costs 150 PHP. There is an environmental fee in Batad 50 PHP. Once you leave the jeepney there is 20 minutes hike to Batad Rice terraces. The hike is easy and you can join a tour or hire a guide. You can also go on your own!
There are only two daily jeepneys leaving from the public market in Banaue. If you miss the jeepney you can go by tricycle and it will cost you around 500 PHP.
You can decide to stay in Batad overnight or going back to Banaue town. If you go early morning going to Batad from Banaue at 9 am you will have enough time to come back around 3 pm to Banaue.
Where to Stay in Banaue
NATIVE VILLAGE INN
Our choice for staying in Banaue was Native Village Inn. The place is 9 kilometers far from Banaue in Uhaj. You can get there by jeepney 20 PHP or tricycle from Banaue 100 PHP. The views are amazing, you can observe the rice terraces during the whole day, while having breakfast, while walking around. You will not get tired to take pictures and look this amazing view.
There are 7 cottages, so the place is very quiet. The area is very green and you will get everything that you need in the cottage. A bed, light and a few plugs for local accommodation. We enjoyed so much our breakfasts with a view.
SLEEP IN A TRANSIENT
Transient houses are the usual choices for accommodation in Banaue and Batad. Prices start from 600-800 pesos ($10-15) for a room. It depends if you want private or common bathroom. In these local and remote places, you realize how nice Filipino people are. They allowed us to extend our check out until we get our night bus back home without adding any cost. We can 100% recommend them for you guys. Here are our top picks.
WHERE TO STAY IN BANAUE – TRANSIENT HOUSES
BALEH BOBLE GUESTHOUSE
Surrounded by lush greens in Banaue, Baleh Boble Guesthouse serves accommodation with a patio. Guests can take their time and relax in the property’s garden. Also, some units actually have a terrace and/or balcony. A room with 3 single beds including a continental breakfast only cost about $45 USD per night.
Baleh Boble Guesthouse can be found at Napitang Tam-an, 3601 Banaue.
Rice Homestay prides itself for the value they give to their guests. They have free private parking, private bathroom with hot shower and toilet. Going in to the bus terminal? They also have free shuttle service at the property. A deluxe double room shower only costs about $44 USD per night.The relaxing ambiance of the place also leaves an impact to the guests.
Rice Homestay is located at Batunbinongle Bocos Banaue Ifugao, 3601 Banaue.
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