Last updated: Sep 19, 2019


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How To Get From Manila to Legazpi?

Legazpi is the capital of the Albay province, in the Bicol Region of the Philippines. It’s home to the famous volcano, Mt. Mayon. It’s also known for adventure activities such as skydiving, zip-lining and water sports, and its beautiful beaches draw many tourists. 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 Albay itinerary.

If you want to travel the 500km journey from Manila to Legazpi, you have two options. You can take a quick flight (1 hour and 10 min), or you can opt for the more economical but slower bus ride (12-14 hours).

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight1h 10m1,850 PHP ($33)Check flights online
Bus12 - 14 hours910 PHP ($17.50)Check bus tickets online


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Manila to Legazpi by Flight

Duration: 1hr 10min
Costs: 1,850 PHP ($33)

Flying from Manila to Legazpi takes just over an hour. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) offer multiple trips for this route on a daily basis. Fares start at 1,850 PHP ($33) for a one-way ticket.

Make sure to check where the planes disembark from so you are guided accordingly. Flights from Manila land at Legazpi Airport.

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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 – 15 hours
Costs: 910 PHP ($17.50)

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.

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 OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Philtranco Bus10:00-22:00
12h910 PHP ($17.50)
Penafrancia Tours07:30-22:10
14h 40m1,500 PHP ($28)
RSL Bus19:00-09:00
14h 40m1,150 PHP ($21.50)
Isarog Line20:30-11:10
14h 40m1,150 PHP ($21.50)

For Philtranco, you can book online through their website. Make sure to read which terminal they depart from so you don’t end up going to the wrong one.

All buses depart from the Bus Terminal along EDSA Road in Cubao, opposite the Farmer’s Market. They arrive at the Grand Central Terminal in Legazpi City, near Ibalong Centrum for Recreation.

Philtranco Bus

Philtranco Bus is a well-known bus company. However, they have had some negative feedback regarding their customer service. You can go to their website to book.

Penafrancia Bus

Penafrancia is also a popular bus company. They generally seem to receive satisfactory comments from travellers.


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

Isarog Bus

Occasionally Isarog Bus receives complaints that the buses are not very clean. Other than that, they provide good service.

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