Last updated: Sep 18, 2019


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How To Get From Legazpi to Donsol?

Wondering what to do in Donsol, Philippines? This small coastal village not far from Legazpi is a great place to swim with whale sharks. The best time to see whale sharks is from February to April, which is Donsol’s peak season. If you’re keen on swimming with Donsol whale sharks, you’ll be pleased to know that going from Legazpi to Donsol is a quick and easy trip.

You have two options if you want to travel the 60km journey from Legazpi to Donsol: you can take a public van (1.5 hours) or a jeepney. The van is the most convenient option but doesn’t run as often as the Jeepneys.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus1.5h100 PHP ($1.90)No online tickets
Jeepney2h70 PHP ($1.40)No online tickets


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Legazpi to Donsol by Van

Duration: 1.5 hours
Costs: 100 PHP ($1.90)

Most travelers prefer taking a van from Legazpi to Donsol. It’s more convenient, and it’s faster than local transport. Also, vans depart from and arrive at the centralized public transport terminals, which make them easy to locate.

To catch a van to Donsol, head to Legazpi Grand Central Terminal located in the southern part of Legazpi City’s center. It’s accessible by tricycle. The fare for the 1,5-hour van trip is 100 PHP ($1.90) per person.

Keep in mind that the vans don’t operate on regular schedules. They leave once they’re full.

The van will drop you off at Donsol Centralized Shuttle Station. Depending on where your accommodation is, you may have to travel by tricycle within the town center or walk.
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Legazpi to Donsol by Jeepney

Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 70 PHP ($1.40)

If you’d like to experience local transport, traveling by jeepney from Legazpi to Donsol is a good alternative. You might get to meet locals and can ask for recommendations. However, jeepneys take a little longer since they stop in Pilar (the trip takes at least 2 hours, maybe more depending on the driver).

Jeepneys drop off passengers at the Donsol Centralized Shuttle Station. To be on the safe side, make sure to tell the driver that’s where you’d like to get off the jeepney.


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