Manila to Legazpi

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How to get from Manila to Legazpi?

Legazpi is the capital of Albay province, in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. It’s home to Mayon Volcano, which is famous for its “perfect cone.” It’s also known for adventure activities such as skydiving, zip-lining and water sports. Around Legazpi are many beautiful beaches perfect for lounging after a long day of adrenaline rush.

Whether you’re interested in more daring activities or just want to relax on the beach with a book, it’s worth including Legazpi in your Bicol itinerary.

2 ways to get from Manila to Legazpi

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight1hr 20min2,150 PHP ($41)Check flights
Bus12 – 14 hours1,500 PHP ($28.50)Check bus tickets

If you want to travel the 500km journey from Manila to Legazpi, you have 2 options. You can take a quick flight for less than 1.5 hours or hop on a cheaper but slower bus for 12 to 14 hours. Rates range from 1,500 PHP ($28.50) to 2,150 PHP ($41).

The flight is the quickest option to get from Manila to Legazpi. This flight journey takes about 1.5 hours and airfares start at 2,150 PHP ($41).

With the bus, you have to travel for at least 12.5 hours. The good thing though is that buses travel by night so you don’t lose a lot of day time on the journey and also save a night on accommodation. You can get a comfortable lazyboy seat starting at 1,500 PHP ($28.50).

Itinerary from Manila to Legazpi


Manila to Legazpi by Flight

Duration: 1hr 10min
Cost: 2,150 PHP ($41)

Flying from Manila to Legazpi takes just over an hour. Cebu Pacific, CebGo and Philippine Airlines (PAL) offer multiple trips for this route on a daily basis. Fares start at 2,150 PHP ($41) for a one-way ticket. Note though that rates can go higher on peak season and when you book near the travel date.

For this route, Cebu Pacific and CebGo depart from Manila Airport Terminal 3 and PAL departs from Terminal 2. They arrive at Legazpi Airport. From here, you can take a tricycle or a jeepney to your next destination in the city. Trike fares start at 50 PHP ($0.95) and jeepney fares start at 9 PHP ($0.15).

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Tip: Cebu Pacific offers many promotions annually. Keep an eye out for these promotions so you can book a cheaper flight for this route!

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Manila to Legazpi by Bus

Duration: 12 – 14 hours
Cost: 1,500 PHP ($28.50)

On a tight budget? Taking the bus from Manila to Legazpi might be a better option. However, keep in mind that the trip will take at least 12 hours.

You can choose from 3 types of buses. The standard tourist provides regular seats starting at 1,100 PHP ($21). VIP buses feature lazyboy seats for at least 1,500 PHP ($28.50). There is also one sleeper bus and you can get a bed for 2,450 PHP ($46.50).

We recommend taking at least a VIP bus so you can be comfortable for the long journey.

Below we provide an overview of the bus schedules for this route. There are other options, but these are the more popular bus companies operating the Manila to Legazpi route.

Bus Schedule from Manila to Legazpi

Bus OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
(from Cubao)
3x departure from
19:30-10:10 (VIP)
14h 40m1,500 PHP ($30)
1,100 PHP ($22)
1,100 PHP ($22)
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(from LRT Buendia)
3x departure from
17:30-07:10 (VIP)
13h 40m1,100 PHP ($22)
1,500 PHP ($30)
1,100 PHP ($22)
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Penafrancia Tours3x departure from
08:30-22:10 (VIP)
21:00-10:40 (VIP)
13h 40m1,350 PHP ($25.50)
1,850 PHP ($35)
1,850 PHP ($35)
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Bicol Isarog5x departure from
20:00-09:40 (sleeper)
21:00-10:40 (VIP)
13h 40m1,300 PHP ($24.50)
1,300 PHP ($24.50)
2,450 PHP ($46.50)
1,300 PHP ($24.50)
1,800 PHP ($34)
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(not available)
2x departure from
14h 40m1,150 PHP ($21.50)
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All buses arrive at Grand Central Terminal in Legazpi City, near Ibalong Centrum for Recreation.


DLTB is an unpopular bus line for tourists, but one of the most trusted among locals. It has several departure points, including Cubao (along Aurora Blvd.) and LRT Buendia (which is about 15mins by taxi from central Makati).

Penafrancia Tours

Penafrancia is also a popular bus company. They generally seem to receive satisfactory comments from travellers. Penafrancia Tours departs from its terminal along EDSA Road in Cubao, opposite the Farmer’s Market.


RSL Bus gets good reviews, aside from sometimes having broken seats and cold night buses.

Bicol Isarog

Occasionally Bicol Isarog receives complaints that the buses are not very clean. Other than that, they provide good service. Its buses depart from the same bus terminal as Penafrancia along EDSA Road in Cubao, opposite the Farmer’s Market.

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