Donsol to Legazpi

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How to get from Donsol to Legazpi?

Legazpi is located in the Philippines’ Albay province and is home to the famous Mt. Mayon volcano, known for its perfect conical shape. Besides the famous Mayon Volcano, Legazpi also has great adventure activities such as skydiving, zip-lining and water sports, and many travellers flock to its pristine beaches.

2 ways to get from Donsol to Legazpi

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus1.5 hours100 PHP ($1.85)Read article for more info
Jeepney2 hours70 PHP ($1.30)Read article for more info

Travelling 60km from Donsol to Legazpi is pretty simple: you can take a public van for 1.5 hours or a jeepney for 2 hours. Fares start at 70 PHP ($1.30).

We recommend taking an air-conditioned van for the Donsol to Legazpi route. Vans go directly to Legazpi so they are faster and they will provide some protection against the country’s warm climate. Note that vans don’t have a schedule and depart only when they are full. You can get a seat for 100 PHP ($1.85).

Taking the jeepney is a great opportunity to travel like locals do, but the ride can be very hot and dusty especially during summer. Travel time with the jeepney also takes a bit longer (2 hours). Fares are a bit cheaper, however, at 70 PHP ($1.30).

Itinerary from Donsol to Legazpi

Donsol to Legazpi by Van

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 100 PHP ($1.85)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 100 PHP ($1.85)

Taking the van (UV Express) from Donsol to Legazpi is a convenient option. Although they’re not very spacious, vans get you to Legazpi faster than the jeepney.

Head to Donsol Centralized Shuttle Station to catch a van bound for Legazpi City. It’s best to travel in the morning as vans don’t run that frequently. The van ride costs 100 PHP ($1.85) per person and stops at Legazpi Grand Central Terminal in the city center. From there, you can take a tricycle to travel within the city.

Keep in mind that vans leave as soon as they are full. They don’t wait for anyone or depart at designated schedules.

Donsol to Legazpi by Jeepney

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 70 PHP ($1.30)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 70 PHP ($1.30)

Jeepneys going from Donsol to Legazpi are more frequent than the vans, but they take a little longer to reach Donsol. Also, most make a stopover in the town of Pilar.

An advantage of taking the jeepney is that its open-air design offers a good view of the scenery, although it can become a disadvantage if there’s a lot of pollution along the route. Also, it can get scorching hot in the summer months of March to May.

A jeepney ride costs 70 PHP ($1.30) per person, and the trip takes roughly 2 hours, depending on the driver as well as the traffic when entering Legazpi City. Jeepneys usually park at the Legazpi Grand Central Terminal.

Taking the jeepney from Donsol to Legazpi definitely provides an “only in the Philippines” travel experience.

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