How To Get From Banaue to Sagada?
Many tourists travelling in the Philippines’ northern mountain region opt to go from Banaue to Sagada since they’re only 3 hours apart. Sagada’s gorgeous nature spots have become well-known tourist attractions, including Lumiang Burial Cave, Sumaguing Cave, Bomod-Ok Falls and the popular Kiltepan Viewpoint.
To get directly from Banaue to Sagada, taking a van is your best option for this 65km journey. If you’d like to make a stop in Bontoc on the way, you can take a van there (2 hours) and then a 1-hour jeepney to Sagada.
|Bus||3h||290 PHP ($5.50)||No online tickets|
View itinerary from Banaue to Sagada
- 3 hours
Banaue to Sagada by Bus
Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 290 PHP ($5.50)
The most convenient way to travel this route is by van. Vans are parked near the Municipal Tourism Center in the Banaue town center. Most vans leave around 9:00, but there are vans available until the afternoon.
The journey from Banaue to Sagada costs 290 PHP ($5.50) per person and takes about 3 hours. Sometimes the vans stop along the way, but they mainly go directly to Sagada. Be aware that vans may be cramped, but in general, the trip isn’t too bad. Vans stop in Sagada’s town center near the Municipal Tourism Center of Sagada.
Traveling via Bontoc
It’s possible to stop in Bontoc on the way from Banaue to Sagada. Some travellers choose this since Bontoc has some nice spots worth visiting, including Balangagan Cave and Fowa-as Falls.
You can catch a van to Bontoc in Banaue’s town center for only 150 PHP ($2.80). The trip takes about 2 hours.
When you’re ready to go to Sagada, you can take a jeepney like a local. Jeepneys are parked in Bontoc’s town center; locals can easily point you in the right direction. The jeepney takes 1 hour and costs 50 PHP ($0.90). Jeepneys are available from 6:30 to 13:00.
There is also a bus that travels from Bontoc to Sagada, but the bus schedule isn’t very frequent. The bus leaves at 12:00 from Bontoc town center and the fare is 120 PHP ($2.20).
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