Sagada is where you can find peace. They were right. Sagada will definitely leave a mark in your heart.
How to get there?
Manila to Sagada
There are people that don’t want to drop by in Baguio when going to Sagada from Manila. From what I learned, there is now a direct trip from Manila to Sagada that leaves daily at 8:00P.M. from Legarta terminal: Coda Lines Corp. I am not certain yet of the information as it is not posted on their website. For more info you may call 0977-186-0548 or 0919-221-5265.
You may also reach Sagada via Baguio. Most of the people that are coming from Manila drop by in Baguio. So from Baguio, you can ride a bus in GL Liner terminal that leaves as early as 6:00A.M. until 1:00P.M. Travel time is about 5-6 hours.
Another way to get to Sagada is via Banaue. You will need to take a jeepney to Bontoc and then to Sagada. It takes approximately 4 hours if you are taking Banue-Sagada route.
Helpful Tips When Traveling to Sagada by Bus: gobaguio.com
- Buy your tickets early, especially during peak travel months of December to May. Be at the terminal at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
- Your baggage may be stowed above your seat or by your feet, wihile other luggage may be checked into the cargo compartment of the bus.
- If you find that the seats are too cramped, or that you are bringing too much luggage (as we were on our last trip in December 2008, each bringing a laptop, a packpack and camera bag), know that it is possible to buy an extra seatjust for the luggage or for you to be able to stretch out and be more comfortable during the trip.
- There is a restaurant beside the terminal, so if you arrive early or if you are unable to get a seat on the next trip because the bus is full, it may be good to take breakfast or lunch before you go.
- There will be a first stop after traveling for about one hour or so in a highway restaurant where one may eat and go to the restroom. There’s also a convenience store where one may buy some snacks.
- Make sure to bring or buy some snacks. The trip, although one will feast on beautiful views of the majestic mountains of the Cordillera region in the Philippines, can be pretty boring after a while, as it’s “just” one beautiful scenery after another.
- After another two hours. the bus will stop once again so folks can go to the restroom.
- One good thing about riding an non-aircon bus is that you can take beautiful photos of the wonderful view of vegetable and rice terraces of Benguet and Mountain Province on Halsema, so keep your camera handy.
- Upon reaching Sagada, one gets off at the same waiting shed where one will wait to get on the bus back to Baguio. There is no terminal or depot where one can buy a return ticket, so just know that the return trips follow the same schedule. Just go wait for the bus by the shed when you are ready to leave.
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