Here in Baguio
To get to Baguio from outside of Luzon, one
would still need to pass through Manila or Clark airport and
from there get to Baguio by either of the following ways:
This is the most common and economical way
to get to Baguio from Metro Manila. Several bus lines ply
the Metro Manila to Baguio route with terminals scattered
across the metro. It generally takes about 5 hours to get
to Baguio by bus. An hour longer than it would by car due
to stopovers along the way.
From Clark airport
Partas Bus operates a bus service that stops
at Clark airport and heads north from there, departing the
airport at 5:00 PM. Get off at Sison (arrival there around
8:00 PM) and cross the road to the restaurant stop opposite
and get on a Victory Liner bus that does a dinner stop there.
The fare from Clark airport to Sison on Partas Bus is 193
pesos, then from there by Victory Liner to Baguio is an additional
90 pesos. Travel time is 3 hours Clark to Sison, then 1 1/2
hours Sison to Baguio, plus some waiting time at Sison.
Asian Spirit (As of June 2007)flies Sunday,
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from Manila to Baguio. The flight
takes only 50 minutes and lands in Loakan Airport which is
about a 20 minute ride south of the city center. A return
ticket costs 6,000 pesos.
The only motorway from Manila to the south
to get to Baguio via car is using the North Luzon Expressway
(NLEX) which extends until Sta. Ines, Pampanga and there is
no more motorway beyond this, only narrow roads such as the
McArthur Highway. Visitors need to pass through the provinces
of Pampanga, Tarlac and Pangasinan to get to Baguio quickly
from Manila and the south. As much as driving is not advised
for tourists in Manila, it is doubly risky to do it going
There are three main routes leading up to
Baguio by road, Kennon Road is the shortest taking only 30-45
minutes to climb from the foot of the mountain, Marcos Highway
takes upto 1 hour to climb and Naguillan Road is 3 hours longer.
All three roads can get blocked by landslides and Kennon Road
with its long winding stretches is both scenic and dangerous.
If you are intent on driving to Baguio, it would be best to
hire a Filipino driver for this purpose. Most rental car companies
in the Philippines offer chauffeur driven rentals in addition
to the usual self-driven rentals.
Visitors need to keep in mind that it will
it takes at average 6-7 hours to get to Baguio by car, it
takes much longer during holiday weekends like Holy Week.