Getting there...

... so you have already arrived, and have some experience of the nightmare that is Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The big-wigs who have the power to change things, never, ever take public transport, so nothing changes.

Airport taxis from the grid charge like a wounded carabao (from P250 for a P60 fare!), but they to have waiting time to absorb.  

Head up the stairs from the arrival deck to the departures deck, where you can hop a taxi that has just dropped passengers off, and head either for your Manila hotel, the nearest bus terminal (probably in nearby Pasay), or the LRT/MRT lines E.D.S.A. Taft Station for the D Jose or Cubao buses (see maps).

You may want to negotiate for the taxi to take you to Angeles (from Php 2,000 up) or Subic (from Php 3,000 up).

The cheap Charlie alternative is to take one of the buses from the airport's access road that run up E.D.S.A. (Manila's excellent but congested ring road) for P10 per section air-con.
Main bus terminals are at Pasay (nearest to the airport) where you will find Victory Liner, BLTB, and Five Star buses and Partas, Cubao (halfway up E.D.S.A. heading north) for, Victory Liner, Dominion, Dagupan and Partas, Monumento (north, near expressway) for Victory Liner, and 
D Jose for Philippine Rabbit - see list below map.

Angeles City
Fly the Bus has regular departures from Swagman Hotel, Manila.
A new service operates out of the Southern Star Hotel, Ermita to the Orchid and Brass Knob Hotels departs 15.30.
Public transport - Philippine Rabbit have hourly departures from their Avenida Terminal, just by the D. Jose LRT Station.. that will drop off at the end of Fields Avenue.  Victory Liner (for Dau Bus Station) Dagupan services from their Pasay (Makati) and Cubao (MRT Cubao Station). Plus several other bus lines (Five Star, Partas, Dagupan, etc.) going north, but check with the conductor first that they will stop at Dau, or you could be walking from the toll booths!

Jeepneys from Dau are P10 to Fields Ave, or Tricycle to your hotel for P50 - 70.

The best access is thru the resort of your choice, which is served by Subic Seaplane from Manila and Subic . Kalibo Airport is over an hour jeepney or bus ride from Caticlan.

(for Coron), & Palawan are also serviced by Subic Seaplane from Manila and Subic.

Bauang, La Union
From Manila and Dau
Public Transport
Partas (who have a new fleet of European buses), Dominion (who stop once between Dau and San Fernando), & Philippine Rabbit (dirty & long stop at Tarlac) have terminals in San Fernando, L.U. All run from Manila via Dau. Buses headed for Laoag will drop you off at your chosen resort (for Sunset Bay exit after the Pagdalagan Bridge).

From Angeles City

ELC Trans Service offers pick up at any La Union or Angeles hotel around 

Fare P850 each way (approx. US$18).

The schedule is:

From Angeles to La Union every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday

From La Union to Angeles every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 

ELC mini bus service at a rest stop

Puerto Galera  

The good news is that the Si-Kat service is back!

Si-Kat Bus & Ferry Service have daily 8:30 am (sharp) from the CityState Tower Hotel, A Mabini Corner Padre Faura Streets, Ermita, Manila.  

By far the quickest, and most spectacular way to arrive is by the Subic Seaplane who fly there from Manila Bay and their Subic base.  

M/B Island Cruiser ferry out of Batangas departing 8 am from Swagman Hotel in Ermita. Check the swaggy link

Or from Angeles City to Puerto Galera direct the new service run by Campbell's Beach Resort is you best bet.  Check their information on the Puerto Galera page, or contact -

JAM and BLTB buses depart regularly from Cubao & Pasay to Batangas Pier for scheduled ferry services.

Subic Bay

From Manila

Victory Liner buses have hourly departures to Olongapo from their Pasay (Makati) and Monumento (LRT Monumento) Terminals.

The Subic Seaplane offer charter flights to and from the beach from their terminal in Luneta Park near the US Embassy.

From Angeles City -

Public TransportFrom Dau Bus Terminal there is now a SCTEX Victory Liner and or Genesis bus approx every hour to their terminals in Olongapo.

Jeepneys to Barrio Barretto (P4.50) & Subic, and the Main Gate, leave from the Victory Liner terminal by Ulo ng Apo circle. An efficient internal bus service operates within the former base.

Jeepneys from Barrio Barretto to Subic cost P10 - a trike is around P100.

PUV Van Service from Dau Terminal

There is now a PUV Terminal for several towns, including Olongapo. Fare Php130.  The 16 seater vans depart when full to Apo Circle.

 Picture courtesy of Yoshi

Dedicated daily services -

The Subic Bay Express run a daily service to/from Angeles departing 10 am from Bo Barretto/Baloy Beach, and 1pm from Southern Star & Sunset Gardens Hotels Balibago, and also service Iba on request. 

Fly the Bus service operates out of the Swagman Resort, Angeles City.

A service operated by Southern Cross Hotel in Ermita, Manila runs from Orchid Inn & Brass Knob Hotel in Angeles leaving 08.45 to the Wild Orchid Resort on Baloy Beach. 

Bus Companies

Below is a list of Bus Companies and the destinations they service.

 Bus Lines

Aladdin Transit Corporation
1310 Espana Cnr. Galicia Streets, Sampaloc, Manila, Cagayan. 
Tel: + 63 2 743 8523; + 63 2 781 9168

Autobus Transport Systems Incorporated
Dimasalang Street Cnr. Laong Laan Street, Sampaloc, Manila 
Baguio, Laoag, Cagayan Valley, Dagupan, Ifugao, Kalinga & Isabela. 
Tel: +63 2 735 8098

Baliwag Transit Incorporated
199 Rizal Avenue Extension, Cnr 2nd Avenue, Caloocan City, Manila 
33 E.D.S.A., Cubao, Quezon City.
Baliwag, San Jose del Monte, Aparri & Tuguegarao
Tel: + 63 2 912 3343, + 63 2 912 3349, + 63 2 912 3361

BLTB (Batangas Laguna Tayabas Bus Company)
E.D.S.A., Pasay City
Calamba, Nasugbu, Lucena, Legaspi, Naga, Sorsogon , Leyte & Samar.
Tel: + 63 2 833 5508, + 63 2 833 5501, + 63 2 913 1525

Dagupan Bus Lines

E.D.S.A., Cubao, Quezon City

Dagupan, Alaminos, Lingayen, Baguio City & Benguet. 

Tel: + 63 2 727 2330, + 63 2 929 6123, + 63 2 928 5639, + 63 2 727 2330, + 63 2 727 2287

Dangwa Tranco Company Incorporated
1600 Dimasalang Street, Sampaloc, Manila.
832 Aurora Boulevard, Cubao.
Benguet & Ifugao 
Tel: + 63 2 731 2879, + 63 2 410 1991

Dominion Transit
E.D.S.A., Cubao, Quezon City
Abra, La Union & Ilocos Sur.
Tel: + 63 2 741 4146, + 63 2 731 4180

Farinas Transit Company
Laong Laan cnr and M dela Fuente Streets, Sampaloc, Manila
Vigan & Laoag.
Tel: + 63 2 731 4507, + 63 2 731 4375, + 63 2 743 8580

Five Star Bus Company
Aurora Boulevard, Pasay City, Manila 
Dagupan, Bolinao & Cabanatuan.
Tel: +63 2 833 8339, +63 2 833 3009

Franco Frederico Lines
Sampaloc Manila.
Ilocos Sur & Ilocos Norte.
Tel: +63 2 731 4473, +63 2 731 2584

Inland Trailways Incorporated
E.D.S.A., Pasay City, Manila.
Legaspi, Lucena City, Naga City, Sorsogon.
Tel: +63 2 833 6280.

JAM Transit
Taft Avenue, Pasay City, Manila.
New York Street, Cubao, Quezon City.
Batangas, Quezon & Laguna.
Tel: +63 2 541 4409, +63 2 924 7712, +63 2 831 4390.

JB Line Bicol Express
Aurora Boulevard, Pasay City.
Legaspi, Lucena City & Naga City.
Tel: +63 2 833 2949.

Maria de Leon Transit
Corner Gelinos and Dapitan Streets, Sampaloc, Manila.
San Fernando La Union, Vigan & Laoag.
Tel: +63 2 731 4907

Partas Transportation Company Incorporated
816 Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City.
Baguio, Benguet, Bangued, Laoag, San Fernando La Union,& Vigan.
Tel: +63 2 725 7303, +63 2 724 9820.

Philippine Rabbit Business Lines Incorporated 
819 C Palanca Sr. Street, Manila.
E.D.S.A., Quezon City.
Angeles City, Dau, Mabalacat, Samban, Capas, San Miguel, Tarlac, Victoria, Gerona, Paniqui, San Manuel, Carmen, Villasis, Urdaneta, Sison, Saitan, Rosario, Sto, Tomas, Agao, Taloy Sur, Taluy Norte, Baguio, San Fernando-La Union, Bacnotan, Sta. Cruz, Sta. Lucia, Narvacan, Abra  Junction, Longog, Vigan, Banqued, Cabugao, Paoay, Batac, Laoag 
Tel: +63 2 734 9836, +63 2 734 9838

Philtranco Service Enterprises Incorporated 
E.D.S.A., Pasay City.
Daet, Legaspi, Lucena, Naga. Sorsogon, Samar, Leyte, & Davao City.
Tel: +63 2 832 2456, +63 2 833 1369, +63 2 833 5061

Tritran Transit Incorporated
E.D.S.A., Quezon City, Manila 
Batangas and Quezon provinces.
Tel: +63 2 925 1758, +63 2 925 1759

E,D.S.A., Pasay City, Manila
713 Rizal Avenue Extension, Caloocan City
E.D.S.A., Cubao
Olongapo, Iba, Tarlac, San Fernando La Unio, Baguio City, Benguet, Alaminos, Bolinao and Dagupan, Tuguegarao & Aparri. 
Tel: +63 2 833 0293, +63 2 833 5019, +63 2 361 4665, +63 2 741 1439, +63 2 361 1506, +63 2 361 1510

Viron Transportation Company Incorporated
Cnr 1209 Blumentritt and Dapitan Streets, Sampaloc, Manila.
E.D.S.A., Cubao, Quezon City
Tarlac, Dagupan, San Fernando La Union, & Vigan.
Tel: +63 2 741 6588

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