Monday, April 28, 2014


There are no direct trips to Sagada from Manila, but here are multiple ways to get there by bus.


  • Take a bus that bound to Baguio. Victory Liner has trips that leave for Baguio every hour and will take an estimated time of 6-7 hours. And fare is Php 450.00. It would be better to leave Manila or atleast arrive in Baguio early in the morning. Victory Liner has two biggest stations in Pasay (convenient for those in Pasay-Manila-Makati) and Cubao (convenient for those in Quezon City) You can call Victory Liner ticketing office for ticket inquires and reservations at (Pasay 02-833-5019 to 20) and (Cubao 02-727-4534) specially if its peak season from April-May of the month.
  • Once there, take a cab that would take you to Dangwa Bus Terminal bound for Sagada. Non air-conditioned bus GL transit depart daily from 6AM to 1PM daily. Travel time from Baguio to Sagada is approximately 6 to 7 hours and fare ride is Php 220.00. The roads going to Sagada from Baguio are pretty rough. Most of the roads are unpaved and travelers run the risk of landslides. And some road isn't even wide enough to accommodate two lanes.
Victory Liner Baguio

Dangwa Bus Terminal

  • Take a bus bound for Banaue, Ifugao. Travel time is about 9 hours and fare is 450 pesos. Ohayami Transit is the only bus company that has direct trips to Banaue. Their located at Lacson Avenue, corner Fajardo St. Sampaloc Manila nearest landmark is University of Sto. Tomas. Contact number is (02) 5160501. You can email them at or check out their website at for more information.
  • From Banaue, catch Immanuel Bus line to Bontoc for Php100.00 near Bontoc Municipal Hall or take a van going to Sagada  for Php150.00. Travel time is 2 hours.
  • From Bontoc there are jeepneys going to Sagada for Php 45.00, travel time is 45 minutes to 1 hour. May I suggest you try riding on the rooftop of the Jeepney. I find it scary at first... but it was fun and I managed to enjoy the beautiful view of Cordillera Mountain. 
Top Load Ride with my friends (Sagada-Bontoc route)

This is how Top Load ride looks like :)

  • You can take  Cable Tours bus that goes straight to Bontoc for 12 hours. Cable Tours is located at E. Rodriguez Sr. Boulevard near Trinity University and St. Luke's Hospital. Depart from Manila to Bontoc at 8:00PM. Contact numbers are 0929-819-4688 or 0927-265-3929. When you reach the place, find a jeepney that would take you to the town of Sagada.

What's the best ride going to Sagada?

As for me, I would recommend MANILA-BAGUIO-SAGADA, because I find it comforting. I must say the bus rides for me is comforting especially if your travelling at night. Manila to Baguio only took 6 hours bus ride and the roads going there is not that risky compared to other alternative routes. Plus you only have to transfer 2 times. 

If your planning to go Sagada, may I suggest that you stay for at least 3D/2N because there is no way an overnight stay in Sagada, as the round-trip travel time alone will take you an entire day.

Hope this help in planning your Sagada trip.

Thanks for reading.

All the best,

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