Public Bus Services.
Philippine Rabbit have terminals in San Fernando
(La Union) and start off from Manila via Dau. Also Dominion and
Partas run from Manila with stops once at Dau and San Fernando
- they will drop you off at your resort. Costs are inexpensive
a couple of hundred peso or so at most. But, the journey is long
and many are over crowded and no Air Con - Partas has a new fleet
of European styled buses.
Be a little warned though, even though many have
AC and even some with Movies the trip can be very long and arduous
as they stop frequently for pick ups and drop offs. At which point
be very sure and hand luggage you have is safe and secure. From
Dau expect the trip to take 5-6 hours to Bauang and San Fernando.
Philippine Rabbit's stop off points are poor and CR facilities
dirty. If going by bus, we advise Partas.
Fly the Bus.
By far the better option than ordinary public
bus services. Swagman Fly the Bus runs to La Union (Bauang) and
Baguio City 3 times a week. Departing Angeles and stopping at
hotels along Bauang and Baguio City. Cost is P500 to Bauang, (P900
rtn) and P600 to Baguio City. (P1000 rtn. The Fly the bus service
are often a van to Subic and La Union/Baguio. Vans are supposed
to seat 12. But, some seating (fold down) is very uncomfortable
for long trips. No smoking is allowed. With pick ups and drop
off's at hotels at all locations, and usually one stop for comfort
rooms, travel time should take around 5 hours from Angeles.
Private Car Hire.
Not the most inexpensive way to travel but, by far the most comfortable
and probably the most secure. There are many private hire firms
in and around Angeles for example, that can provide you with a
car or van with driver to take you there. Beeline Travel can do
both La Union (Bauang) Baguio City and beyond by both car and
In addition if on a short vacation (mini break)
and you want to go sightseeing and cover both the beach resorts
and Baguio City for a small additional fee to cover food and accommodation
a special daily rate can be arranged.
A car cost P3200 withBeeline to Bauang or Baguio
City. A Van costs P3800. You set the time of departure. You can
stop off along the way and buy something from the many side stalls.
And you can smoke. A van is ideal if there are 4 in your group
or more. Beeline do not recommend having more than 8 in these
12 seater vans for comfort purposes.
From Manila allow 6-7 hours to travel to Bauang
or Baguio City. From Angeles approximately 4 hours. Allowing for
good traffic conditions and minimum amount of stops. Travel distance
is approximately 190klms.