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 about 1,100 PHP ($20.50). Alternatively, you can take the bus, although the journey can take up to 14 hours. Bus fares start at 1,410 PHP ($26).

Covid-19 Travel Advice

Since March 2022, the Philippines eased travel restrictions for foreign travellers and locals alike. The main requirement is to be fully vaccinated. Thereby, foreigners are only allowed to enter the Philippines if they are from one of these countries.

Taking a flight? All foreign travellers have to download and register Traze App at least one day before their flight.

2 ways to get from Legazpi to Manila

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight1hr 20m1,100 PHP ($20.50)Check flights
Bus14 hours1,410 PHP ($26)Check bus tickets

Flying is the most convenient way to get from Legazpi to Manila. A flight takes only a little more than an hour and costs 1,100 PHP ($20.50) – cheaper than a bus ticket if you book well in advance.

The bus is an alternative option with fares from 1,410 PHP ($26). However, as it takes about 14 hours to travel by bus from Legazpi to Manila, we recommend this option only if flights are too expensive or during the peak season.

TIP: If you decide to travel by plane, please consider including a carbon compensation fee to reduce your impact on the environment.

Itinerary from Legazpi to Manila

Legazpi to Manila by Flight

Duration: 1hr 20m
Cost: 1,100 PHP ($20.50)
Duration: 1hr 20m
Cost: 1,100 PHP ($20.50)

Flying from Legazpi to Manila is not only faster, it is also cheaper than taking the bus if you book your flight early enough.

Cebu Pacific offers the cheapest fares for this route, with ticket prices ranging from 1,100 PHP ($20.50) to 2,200 PHP ($41) for a one-way economy trip.

Philippine Airlines (PAL) also offers a few flights 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 Bicol International Airport and land at Terminal 2 or 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The terminal depends on which airline you pick.

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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!

Legazpi to Manila by Bus

Duration: 14 hours
Cost: 1,410 PHP ($26)
Duration: 14 hours
Cost: 1,410 PHP ($26)

Many buses operate the route between Legazpi to Manila. You can choose from 3 types of buses: Tourist (regular seating), Skybus, and Elite.

Fares start at 1,410 PHP ($26) 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 Skybus or Elite seat for 1,760 PHP ($33).

Departure & Arrival station

All buses depart from Grand Central Terminal in Legazpi city centre, near Ibalong Centrum for Recreation.

Penafrancia Tours and Bicol Isarog park at Parañaque Integrated Terminal, located 9km southwest of Makati. DLTB Co. makes a short stopover in Pasay City before heading to its 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.

Bus Schedule from Legazpi to Manila

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts (cheapest seat)
Penafrancia Tours17:15-06:55
18:00-07:40
1,410 PHP ($26)
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Bicol Isarog17:00-06:40
17:30-07:10
1,410 PHP ($26)
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DLTB Co.*07:30-21:40
18:00-08:10
18:15-08:25
18:45-08:55
1,100 PHP ($20.50)
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*Prices shown are for the cheapest seats available.

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