MANILA to LA UNION Bus Schedules & Operators

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Last updated: 15 January 2024

La Union, commonly referred to as Elyu is a popular surfing spot in the Ilocos Region in the island of Luzon. Dubbed as the Surfing Capital of the North, the province has long been a destination frequented by both local and international surfers. Aside from the massive waves, Elyu’s historical spots and other natural attractions also entice visitors to its shores.

A top pick for a quick escape from the city, Elyu’s only a few hours’ drive from Manila. Tourists mainly crawl the municipality of San Juan, particularly in Urbiztondo, for some beach bumming. Over the years, Elyu has staked its claim as a foodie haven as more and more restaurants pop up near the beach. Other parts of La Union also offer a diverse set of attractions that you can include in your itinerary. For the history buffs, a stop at San Fernando’s historical landmarks like Poro Lighthouse and Pindangan Ruins will complete your itinerary. Other beaches like Darigayos Beach and Nalvo Pebble Beach can also be explored in northern La Union.

If you find yourself stuck in the metro looking for a quick break from its urban chaos, travel up north to La Union! Because many buses ply this route, it’s easily accessible via public transportation. For the weary city-dwellers looking for a little sun, make use of this list of Manila to La Union bus schedules & operators.

Viron Transit – Bus Schedules

Viron Transit operates multiple routes to provinces in north Luzon including Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur, Abra, and La Union. They have daily scheduled trips from their Cubao terminal to San Fernando, La Union. If you’re going to San Juan, La Union, you can board their Ilocos bound buses and ask to be dropped off at San Juan.

Cubao to San Fernando

  • 7:30 AM
  • 8:15 AM
  • 9:30 AM
  • 10:15 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 4:30 PM
  • 7:00 PM


Cubao to Bangued, Abra

  • 2:30 AM
  • 8:45 AM
  • 1:30 PM
  • 10:30 PM


Cubao to Vigan, Ilocos Sur

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


Cubao to Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

  • 6:00 AM
  • 8:30 PM


Manila to Bangued, Abra

  • 12:30 PM
  • 9:00 PM


Manila to Laoag, Ilocos Norte/ Vigan, Ilocos Sur

  • 3:30 AM
  • 5:30 AM
  • 10:00 PM


Manila to Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

  • 9:30 AM

Fare from Manila to San Juan, La Union is P592.

NOTE: These schedules are likely to change. To verify a trip schedule or other inquiries, give the terminal where you intend to board a call.

Cubao Terminal: (0932) 364-1487
Dapitan (Manila) Terminal: (0932) 3626-838

Partas – Bus Schedules & Fares

We’ve included Partas in this list of Manila to La Union bus schedules & operators as they have consistently transported passengers between Manila and provinces in northern Luzon since 1989.

This bus company also provides cargo delivery services to and from the provinces where they operate. They have different types of buses that you can board: regular aircon, deluxe, super deluxe, and luxury. The deluxe and luxury buses have less seats and a toilet on board, making it a more comfortable option. As trips from Manila to La Union take upwards of 4 hours, you may want to look into said options.

The last published trip schedules on the Partas Facebook page are months old, so we contacted their terminals for the updated schedule. Below are the details. Please note that these schedules might change so make sure to double check with Partas for the updated schedule. You may call their Cubao terminal at 0917 8193 909.

Cubao to La Union

  • 7:00 PM
  • 9:00 PM
  • 10:00 PM

According to the staff we talked to from their Cubao Terminal, these are their only fixed schedules going to La Union. However, they have buses leaving every hour to different provinces up north. Much like Viron Transit, Partas also allows passengers to board buses that ply Ilocos routes, with the option of being dropped off at La Union.

NOTE: The schedule indicated above was last updated on November 2023. We weren’t able to get in touch with Partas Cubao Terminal for the updated schedule for 2024.

Here are Partas’ fares coming from Cubao to San Juan or San Fernando:

To San Juan

  • Luxury: P783
  • Super Deluxe: P648
  • Regular Deluxe: P621

Contact Number: 09178193909

To San Fernando

  • Luxury: P754
  • Super Deluxe: P624
  • Regular Deluxe: P598


Sampaloc to La Union

Below is the trip schedule from Partas’ Sampaloc Terminal as of January 12, 2024.

  • 4:00 PM
  • 8:00 PM
  • 10:00 PM

Here is the fare from Sampaloc to La Union:

  • To San Juan: P648
  • To San Fernando: P624

Contact Number: 09171096718


Pasay to La Union

If you’re coming from Pasay, Partas operates 24 hours with a bus leaving every hour. Aside from buses going to La Union, you can also board north bound buses going to Vigan, Laoag, and Abra, among others. If in doubt, just ask the attendant at the ticketing booth or the conductors at the terminal and tell them you destination. Here are Partas’ fares for San Juan-bound and Fernando-bound buses coming from Pasay.

  • To San Juan: P644
  • To San Fernando: P621

Contact Number: 09178439394


Partas also accepts online bookings through Klook: ✅ GET YOUR TICKET HERE!

Internet access is a must when traveling. If you are a foreign tourist exploring the Philippines, you can either purchase a local SIM card or rent a pocket WiFi unit. SIM cards and pocket WiFi devices are available at the airport.



Fariñas Transit – Bus Schedules & Fares

Fariñas Transit ferries passengers from Manila to Laoag and vice versa. As La Union is naturally on the way to Laoag geographically, Farinas Transit routes to Laoag will allow drop-offs at La Union. Their terminal is located in Sampaloc, Manila and they have first class and super deluxe buses that both have on-board toilets.

Fariñas Bus

Manila Terminal to La Union

Here’s the schedule of Fariñas buses bound for La Union as of January 15, 2024:

  • 7:00 AM
  • 12:00 PM
  • 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM (bus leaves every hour)


  • To San Juan: P570
  • To San Fernando: P550

Where to Stay in La Union

Aside from taking note of Manila to La Union bus schedules & operators, you’ll be looking for accommodations next. Maximize your La Union beach trip by staying in San Juan or San Fernando. Having mastered the art of accommodating seaside excursions, these towns are usually just a tricycle or jeepney away from La Union’s key tourist attractions.

Hotels, resorts, and hostels are easily available within these two towns of La Union. Here are some accommodations you should consider when you visit La Union:

Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point. Photo provided by the resort via Agoda.

If you want more suggestions with more details about each hotel, you can also check our Top 10 Hotels & Resorts in La Union article.

Find more La Union Hotels!


Watch Related Videos on YouTube

You can watch our Things to Do in La Union for Non-Surfers video below. You can also find other related videos on our YouTube channel.

Updates Log

2024.01.15 – Updated trip schedules
2024.01.02 – Updated Where to Stay section
2023.08.22 – First uploaded

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