How to get there
Laoag International Airport serves as the main gateway to Ilocos Norte. Laoag is just a 45-minute flight from Manila.
By land, various bus lines serve the Manila-Laoag route for an 8 hour drive. Ilocos Norte is just 477 kilometers north of Manila.
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The following means of transportation are available for your use:
- PRIVATE CARS & VANS
May be booked through the van association or through your hotel. Average price is P3,500.00 for the whole day, inclusive of a private chauffeur.
Prices vary, although bus owners usually collect a fee of approximately P25.00-P60.00 per passenger for an ordinary bus depending on the destination and a minimum of P50.00 for air-conditioned buses.
Colorful utility vehicles that ply the common routes. Average fee is P11.00 per kilometer.
The easiest way to get around town, especially if short distances are involved. A P11.00 payment is charged for the first kilometer, after which it is negotiable. Higher rates are charged for outer limits. To avoid any misunderstanding, we recommend that you and the driver agree on fare before embarking on the fare before embarking on the journey.
If you have time to spare, we recommend a calesa ride around the city. Minimum charge is P15.00 for the first kilometer.
Laoag – Pagudpud
TRICYCLE - within Pagudpud: P20.00
- on tour: P200.00
Laoag – Burgos
TRICYCLE - within Burgos: Negotiable
Laoag – Bangui
TRICYCLE - within Bangui: P20.00 – P30.00
Pagudpud – Bangui
TRICYCLE - for hire: P100.00
Bangui – Burgos
Laoag – San Nicolas
JEEPNEY - P11.00
TRICYCLE - within San Nicolas: P11.00
Laoag – Batac
BUS - regular: P25.00
- student: P20.00
JEEPNEY - regular: P25.00
- student: P20.00
TRICYCLE - within Batac: P11.00
Laoag – Paoay
TRICYCLE - within Paoay: P11.00
Laoag – Currimao
TRICYCLE - within Currimao: P11.00
Laoag – Badoc
BUS: P45.00 – P50.00
TRICYCLE - within Badoc: P11.00
Laoag – Pinili
TRICYCLE - within Pinili: P30.00
San Nicolas – Batac
Batac – Paoay
TRICYCLE - for hire: P50.00
Paoay – Currimao
TRICYCLE - for hire: P150.00
Currimao – Badoc
Badoc – Pinili
Laoag – Carasi
Laoag – Solsona
JEEPNEY - regular: P45.00
- student: P35.00
TRICYCLE - within Solsona: P10.00
Laoag – Banna
TRICYCLE - within Banna: P11.00
Laoag – Nueva Era
Laoag – Dingras
Rates may change without prior notice.