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).
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 – 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.
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.