Last updated: Sep 19, 2019


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Bus or Flight from Banaue to Manila?


How to get from Banaue to Manila?

Heading from Banaue to Manila? Whether your holiday has come to an end or you need to go through Manila to travel to your next destination, you’ll want to know your travel options as you say goodbye to the Banaue rice terraces.

There’s only one option for going direct from Banaue to Manila: a 10-hour bus ride. Below we’ve outlined a few bus companies and schedules. The nearest airport to Banaue is Cauayan, this means you’ll have to take a 3,5-4 hour during van ride before you can board on the plane.


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus10,5 hours700 PHP (€12)Check bus tickets
Flight5,5 hours7.700 PHP (€114,50)Check flights



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Bus from Banaue to Manila

Duration: 10h 30m
Costs: 700 PHP (€12)

Ohayami Trans and Coda Lines are well-known bus companies that offer daily trips from Banaue to Manila. They both provide standard service and make bathroom/meal stops along the way. Here are their schedules and costs:

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Ohayami Trans18:30-05:00
10h 30m700 PHP (€12)
Coda Lines16:30-02:00
9h 30m750 PHP (€13)

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Ohayami provides a night trip for this route, while Coda Lines departs Banaue in the afternoon. The advantage of booking with Coda Lines is that you’ll arrive in Manila when there is little to no traffic. Bear in mind that the buses pass through ESDA Road, undoubtedly the busiest road in all of the Philippines.

Expect to pay 700 PHP (€12) for a one-way trip.

Ohayami Trans

  • Departs from the Ohayami Bus Terminal in Poblacion (town center), next to Banaue Hotel
  • Arrives at Ohayami Trans Bus Terminal, Lacson Avenue, Sampaloc  (near University of Santo Tomas), 2,5km from the city center

Ohayami Trans provides direct trips on this route. However, these buses aren’t very big and are often older models.

Coda Lines

  • Departs from Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel in the town center
  • Arrives at Coda Lines Bus Terminal, Monte de Piedad corner Maryland St., Cubao (8,3km northeast of the city center)

Coda Lines provides a standard service. However, they do receive minor complaints such as drivers going too fast.



Flight from Banaue to Manila

Duration: 5,5 hours
Costs: 7.700 PHP (€114,50)

The nearest airport to Banaue is in Cauayan City. To get to the airport, you have to arrange for a transfer from Banaue.

Step 1: Van from Banaue to Cauayan

Duration: 3,5-4 hours 
Costs: 4.000 PHP (€69,50)

You can ask your hotel in Banaue to help you arrange for a van ride all the way to Cauayan Airport. It costs about 4.000 PHP (€69,50). There is the option of going by jeepney then by bus and local transport to the airport but this requires some time and you have to be at the airport at least before 8:30 in order to catch the only flight bound for Manila.

Step 2: Flight from Cauayan to Manila

Duration: 1h 15min 
Costs: 3.500 PHP (€61)

Cebu Pacific offers the only flight from Cauayan to Manila. There is only one flight daily and it leaves at 9:10. Ticket prices start at 3.500 PHP (€61) for a one-way flight. It takes almost 1,5 hours for the travel. You depart from Cauayan Airport and land at Manila Airport Terminal 3.

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