How To Get From Sagada to Banaue?
As you already traveled your way up north, we also recommend extending your visit of North Luzon by exploring the rice paddies of Banaue.
Banaue, a town in the Cordillera mountain range of the Philippines, is known for its 2000-year-old mountainside rice terraces. They are a UNESCO World Heritage site and are often called the Eighth Wonder of the World. You can join a trekking tour and learn about the history and the indigenous Ifugao people who built the rice terraces largely by hand.
The cheapest option to travel the 85km distance from Sagada to Banaue is by bus. This direct bus journey takes 3 hours and costs around 250 PHP ($5). Another option is to take a van, which costs around 290 PHP ($5.70).
If you’re concerned about legroom, we recommend taking a bus from Sagada to Banaue. For more flexibility in schedule, the van is your best bet.
Alternatively, you can also take an indirect route via Bontoc. The combined jeepney and van ride also costs 250 PHP ($5).
|Bus||3h||250 PHP ($5)||No online tickets|
|Van||3h||290 PHP ($5.70)||No online tickets|
View itinerary from Sagada to Banaue
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Sagada to Banaue by Bus
Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 250 PHP ($5)
The bus is a cheap and direct option when travelling from Sagada to Banaue. There are at least 3 trips daily. These depart at 10:30, 14:00, and 15:00. Confirm also with your guesthouse the latest schedules.
A bus ticket costs around 250 PHP ($5) and the bus journey takes about 3hrs.
Sagada to Banaue by Van
Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 290 PHP ($5.70)
Vans are parked near the Municipal Tourism Center in Sagada. You can get a seat for 290 PHP ($5.70) and the journey takes around 3 hours. Vans are supposed to be available from 9:00 to late afternoon, but it’s still best to ask your hotel for the latest schedules.
Travelling via Bontoc
If you want more adventure, you can also take a van via Bontoc, where you can check out Balangagan Cave and Fowa-as Falls.
Catch a jeepney near the Sagada Town Hall to Bontoc for 50 PHP ($1). Jeepneys are available from 6:30 to 13:00. The journey takes 1 hour.
Once you arrive in Bontoc, head to the Municipal Tourism Center and board the van heading to Banaue. Vans leave at 8:30, 10:00 and 13:00. The fare is 200 PHP ($4) per person, and the trip takes 2 hours. Vans will drop you off in Banaue’s town center.
There are also buses operating from Bontoc to Banaue. The fare is 150 PHP ($3) and the first bus bound for Banaue leaves at 7:00.
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