Legazpi to Manila


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How to get from Legazpi to Manila?

Heading back to the Philippine capital?

The fastest way to travel the 500km distance from Legazpi to Manila is by flight. This flight journey takes a little less than 1.5 hours and costs 2,050 PHP ($41). Alternatively, you can take the bus, although the journey can take up to 14.5 hours. Bus fares start at 1,100 PHP ($22).

2 ways to get from Legazpi to Manila

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight1h 20m2,050 PHP ($41)Check flights
Bus14 – 15 hours1,100 PHP ($22)Check bus tickets

Itinerary from Legazpi to Manila


Legazpi to Manila by Flight

Duration: 1hr 20min
Cost: 2,050 PHP ($41)

Although flights from Legazpi to Manila are not very cheap, flying allows you to save a lot of time as it takes only 1hr 20mins.

Cebu Pacific offers the cheapest fares for this route, with tickets starting at 2,050 PHP ($41) for a one-way economy trip.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) also offers one flight daily, but it’s usually more expensive. When flights with Cebu Pacific are fully booked, then booking with PAL is your alternative.

Planes depart from Legazpi Airport and land at Terminal 2 or 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The terminal depends on which airline you’ve flown.

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Tip: Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines offer many promotions annually. Keep an eye out for these promos so you can book cheap flights for this route!

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Legazpi to Manila by Bus

Duration: 14 – 15 hours
Cost: 1,100 PHP ($22)

Many buses operate the route between Legazpi to Manila. You can choose from 3 types of buses: tourist (regular seating), VIP (lazyboy), and sleeper.

Fares start at 1,100 PHP ($22) for a tourist bus, but we don’t recommend them as they can get really uncomfortable for a 14-hr journey. If you want more comfort, get a lazyboy seat for at least 1,500 PHP ($30). Bicol Isarog offers the only sleeper bus for 2,400 PHP ($48).

The journey takes 13.5 to 14.5 hours. We have listed some options below to help you plan your trip.

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
DLTB Co.07:30-21:40
18:15-08:25 (VIP)
14h 10m1,100 PHP ($22)
1,100 PHP ($22)
1,500 PHP ($30)
1,100 PHP ($22)
Penafrancia Tours06:00-19:40
16:30-07:10 (VIP)
18:00-07:40 (VIP)
13h 40m1,350 PHP ($27)
1,800 PHP ($36)
1,800 PHP ($36)
Bicol Isarog18:30-08:10
18:00-07:40 (VIP)
18:00-07:40 (Sleeper)
13h 40m1,150 PHP ($26)
1,750 PHP ($35)
2,400 PHP ($48)
(not available)
18:30-09:1014h 40m1,150 PHP ($21.50)

All buses depart from Grand Central Terminal in Legazpi city center, near Ibalong Centrum for Recreation. Penafrancia Tours and Bicol Isarog drop off passengers in Alabang before parking at their bus terminal along EDSA-Cubao. DLTB Co. makes a short stopover in Pasay City before heading to their terminal in Aurora, Cubao.

Make sure to double-check your bus company’s drop-off and endpoints to know which one is the best option for your destination in Metro Manila.


This bus company is not very popular with tourists, but it is one of the oldest and most reliable operators in the region. Check bus tickets with 12go.Asia.

Penafrancia Tours

Penafrancia Tours is a popular bus company. They generally seem to receive satisfactory comments from travellers. Check bus tickets with BookAway.


RSL Bus receives good reviews, aside from sometimes having broken seats and cold night buses. Check bus tickets with BookAway.

Bicol Isarog

Occasionally Bicol Isarog receives complaints that the buses are not very clean. Other than that, they provide good service. Check bus tickets with BookAway.