MANILA to ILOCOS Bus Schedules & Operators

Have you heard of the stunning beaches in Pagudpud? How about the cobblestone streets in Vigan? Do you know about the sand dunes in Paoay? These are just some of the treasures cradled by the provinces of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. And although it’s a really long drive from Manila, these stunning attractions give tourists all the reasons to visit.

Aside from the wonderful places you can visit, the Ilocano cuisine also adds flavor to this destination. From popular eats like the Vigan longganisa, Ilocos empanada, and bagnet to dishes you probably have never heard of, there’s a little bit of everything, even for the most finicky of tastebuds. Some dishes you can try during your trip are igado, dinardaraan, dinakdakan, sinanglao, poque-poque, and more.

All these things combined makes the 8-10 hours travel time from Manila to Ilocos worth it. But if you’re not a fan of really long drives or you don’t have a car, passenger buses are the way to go. There are a few bus companies that have a Manila to Ilocos route. Usually, they are bound for Vigan in Ilocos Sur or Laoag in Ilocos Norte. Catching a bus to Ilocos is trouble-free because these bus companies have multiple trips daily from morning to late night.

If you’re thinking about going on a trip to Ilocos, below are the Manila to Ilocos bus schedules and operators to help you plan your trip.

Fariñas Trans – Manila to Ilocos Bus Schedules

Fariñas Trans is one of the major bus companies that connects Manila to Ilocos. This bus company
has had a long history as a transport company plying between Laoag to Manila. It is owned and operated by the notable Fariñas family of Ilocos Norte.

Below are their bus schedules for their Manila to Ilocos trips. These depart from their terminals in Metro Manila located in Sampaloc and Cubao. Please note that these schedules might change without prior notice. Just to be sure, check with Fariñas Trans’ Facebook Page for the updated schedule or contact them prior to your trip.

If you want to reserve seats and book in advance, you may visit Accepted payment methods are GCash and bank transfer.

Fariñas Trans Manila to Laoag Schedule
Photo Credit: Fariñas Trans Official Facebook Page

Sampaloc to Laoag

  • 7:00 AM – First Class
  • 10:00 AM – First Classs w/ CR
  • 12:30 PM – First Class
  • 5:30 PM – First Class w/ CR
  • 6:00 PM – First Class with CR
  • 6:30 PM – First Class with CR
  • 7:00 PM – First Class with CR
  • 8:00 PM – First Class with CR
  • 9:00 PM – First Class with CR
  • 9:30 PM – First Class with CR
  • 10:00 PM – Super Deluxe
  • 10:30 PM – Super First Class
  • 11:00 PM – Super Deluxe


Cubao to Laoag

  • 9:00 AM – First Class
  • 8:30 PM – First Class with CR

GV Florida Transport – Manila to Ilocos Bus Schedules

Formerly known as the Florida Liner, GV Florida Transport is another major bus company that plies Northern Luzon destinations. From their terminal in Sampaloc, Manila, they have trips to different parts of Cagayan, Isabela, and Ilocos Norte. Most of their trips to Ilocos Norte are bound for Laoag, but they also have routes to Pagudpud.

Below are the bus schedules of GV Florida Transport for their Manila to Ilocos, specifically Laoag, trips. Keep in mind that these schedules might change so it’s best to check GV Florida Transport’s Facebook page for updates. You may also message their page for inquiries.

If you want to book a ticket in advance, you can visit to book. Payments for online bookings are through GCash or bank deposit.

Manila to Laoag

Deluxe Buses

  • 3:00 AM
  • 4:00 AM
  • 5:00 AM
  • 9:10 AM
  • 10:10 AM
  • 10:40 AM
  • 11:40 PM
  • 12:40 PM
  • 2:10 PM
  • 3:10 PM
  • 4:10 PM
  • 5:10 PM
  • 6:10 PM
  • 6:40 PM
  • 7:40 PM
  • 8:10 PM
  • 8:40 PM
  • 9:10 PM
  • 9:40 PM
  • 10:30 PM

Executive Bus (Sleeper)

  • 8:55 PM
  • 10:25 PM

Maria de Leon Trans – Manila to Ilocos Bus Schedules

A bus company that’s known and trusted by locals in Ilocos, Maria de Leon has scheduled trips to Ilocos from Manila daily. Although they don’t have their own dedicated bus terminal in Manila, they terminate in two places in the metro. First is the Five Star Bus Terminal in Cubao. Another terminal used by Maria de Leon is the Bataan Transit Bus Terminal in Avenida, Manila.

Below is their trip schedule, which will take effect on December 22, 2023. This schedule might change so make sure to visit their Facebook page for updates. You may also send a message to their page for advanced reservations.

Avenida to Laoag

  • 5:00 AM – Deluxe
  • 6:30 AM – Deluxe
  • 9:30 AM – Deluxe
  • 12:00 PM – Deluxe
  • 5:00 PM – Super Deluxe
  • 9:00 PM – Super Deluxe


Avenida to Nueva Era

  • 7:00 PM – Super Deluxe


Cubao to Laoag

  • 7:00 PM – Deluxe
  • 8:30 PM – Deluxe


Cubao to Nueva Era

  • 10:00 PM – Deluxe

Viron Transit – Manila to Ilocos Bus Schedules

Viron Transit has routes to various parts of Northern Luzon. From their terminals in Cubao and Dapitan, Manila, they ferry passengers to different provinces. They have trips to La Union, Abra, Pangasinan, and of course, Ilocos. Below is the list of their trip schedule to different parts of Ilocos including Vigan, Laoag, and Narvacan.

Please keep in mind that these schedules might change so its best to check Viron’s Facebook page for updates. You may also call their terminals to verify the schedule and for other inquiries.

  • Cubao Terminal: 0932 364 1487
  • Dapitan (Manila) Terminal: 0932 3626 838
Viron Transit Contact Numbers
Photo Credit: Viron Transit Official Facebook Page

Cubao to Vigan

  • 4:30 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 3:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM
  • 9:30 PM


Cubao to Narvacan

  • 6:00 AM
  • 8:30 PM


Manila to Laoag/Vigan

  • 3:30 AM
  • 5:30 AM
  • 10:00 PM


Manila to Laoag

  • Walk-In: Regular, P1,056; Senior Citizen/Student, P845
  • Advanced Booking: Regular, P1,096; Senior Citizen/Student, P885


Manila to Narvacan

  • 9:30 AM

Partas – Manila to Ilocos Bus Schedules

Partas is another established bus company that has been transporting passengers from Manila to provinces in northern Luzon and vice versa. They have different types of buses that you can board depending on your preferences. Fares vary for each bus type, but if you want a more comfortable journey, paying a little extra would surely go a long way. Partas operates regular aircon, deluxe, super deluxe, and luxury buses, so you can take your pick based on your preferred comfort level.

Partas hasn’t published an updated trip schedule on their Facebook page so we gave them a call. According to the staff we talked to, they don’t have fixed schedules for their Ilocos routes as of the moment. Trip schedules vary day-to-day as of the moment. However, if you want to book Partas for your trip, you may contact their Cubao terminal at 0917 8193 909 to ask for the schedule on your intended travel date.


Partas also accepts advanced booking through Klook: ✅ GET YOUR TICKET HERE!

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Where to Stay in Ilocos

After checking out these bus schedules, next on your travel preparation checklist is a place to stay. There are different types of accommodations that you can find in Ilocos depending on where you decide to stay. Hotels and transient houses are plenty in Vigan and Laoag. Meanwhile, you can find beachfront accommodations if you plan to visit Pagudpud. Here are some highly-rated hotels that you can consider for your trip. We included accommodation options located in Vigan, Laoag, and Pagudpud below.

We’ve created top accommodation articles for specific places and popular tourist destinations in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. For your convenience, we compiled all of them. Here are the top hotels and resorts in:

Find more Ilocos Norte Hotels and Ilocos Sur Hotels!

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