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This is your travel and transportation guide for Laoag City.


ABOUT LAOAG

Laoag, officially known as the City of Laoag, is a 1st class component city and capital of the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. It is the province's political, commercial, and industrial hub and the location of the Ilocos Region's busiest commercial airport. On June 19, 1965, Laoag changed from municipality to city status, following a plebiscite and passed into law by the Senate President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos.

The municipalities of San Nicolas, Paoay, Sarrat, Vintar, and Bacarra form its boundaries. The foothills of the Cordillera Central mountain range to the east, and the South China Sea to the west are its physical boundaries.

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Traveling to Laoag

There are 4 ways to get from Manila to Laoag by plane, bus, taxi or private car. The cheapest and the most popular way is via bus. There are bus services with daily trips to Laoag from Manila such as Fariñas, Florida and Partas.

Manila to Laoag by bus takes at least 9 hours depending on the traffic conditions.

In this guide, you will learn different ways to travel Laoag from Metro Manila and different parts of the country such as BaguioVigan and Tugegarao.


Before traveling, you might want to check the live weather forecast and updates to make your trip even easier and safer for you. You can also get the latest report for land traffic in Metro Manila and major parts of the Philippines.

WHAT TO PACK FOR LAOAG

Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:

Shopee is my go-to app for things I needed like the ones above. If you'd like discounts and vouchers, you may get the best offers here:

Laoag by Air

The fastest and the most convenient way to travel to Laoag City and enter Ilocandia is by taking a plane ride. Imagine, you can land to Laoag from Manila within 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Laoag International Airport

The flights to Laoag International Airport consist of several carriers such as Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.

RELATED: List of Airlines in the Philippines with Domestic & International Flights

There are daily trips you can book from different airlines in the Philippines and even abroad. Here's a list of flights available for Laoag:

  • MNL - LAO via Philippine Airlines (at least 2x in a day)
  • LAX - LAO via Philippine Airlines, Asiana Airlines, ANA (2 stops, at least once a day)
  • KIX - LAO via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air (at least once a day)


See the separate guide I have written for Cebu Pacific Air's PISO FARE PROMOS.


Partas Bus Lines

Partas Bus offers daily bus trips from Manila to Laoag vice versa. The bus company's name is said to be reverse version of Persian word "satrap", meaning "governor". The bus company is owned by Mr. Chavit Singson who was the governor of Ilocos Sur for several terms.

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Partas Bus

Coincidentally, "Partas" sounds similar to the Ilocano word "pardas" which means "fast" or "speed". This is probably why their buses are adorned with the Looney Tunes' Road Runner character!

Partas Bus operates a 24/7 cargo and passenger transport service that connects NCR to Northern Luzon provinces and vice versa.

Partas Bus Schedule Manila to Laoag & Laoag to Manila

PARTAS Bus Cubao to Laoag Schedule Find Tickets ]

  • First Class
    7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM

  • Deluxe
    12:00 NN, 10:00 PM

PARTAS Bus Pasay to Laoag Schedule Find Tickets ]

  • Express First Class
    1:00 PM, 9:00 PM


Partas Bus Fares to Laoag


Cheapest Flights and Airline Tickets Online Booking

Fariñas Bus Transit

Fariñas Trans has a very colorful history. It started out as a small family business in ViganIlocos Sur that survived World War II. From then up until now, Farinas buses continue to connect Metro Manila and the Ilocano region.

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Fariñas Transit

Fariñas offers daily trips to Laoag City from Manila and different parts of northern Luzon.

Fariñas Bus Schedule Manila to Laoag & Laoag to Manila

Fariñas Bus Fares to Laoag from Manila


Other Bus Companies That Has Routes To Laoag




How To Book a Trip / Reserve a Ticket

Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can get a ticket or check available trips online:
  • Go to this link and INPUT the origin and destination in the search box (eg. Manila - Baguio)
  • Input the dates of your desired arrival.
  • Choose if it is One-way or Return trip.
  • Choose the number of seats you wish to book or reserve
  • Then click Find Tickets to search for the available trips


By Taxi or Private Car

For those who are bringing own vehicle, you may use Waze or Google Maps for directions. If you don’t have a private vehicle, you can rent a car or van here.

TOURIST SPOTS TO SEE IN LAOAG

Here are top tourist destinations to visit when in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte:

St. William Cathedral

Laoag Cathedral, canonically known as Saint William Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de San Guillermo) is a church in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The current church was built in 1612 by Augustinian friars to replace a wooden chapel. It also serves as the seat or central church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Laoag.

St. William Cathedral

The Sinking Bell Tower

This 45-meter bell tower in Ilocos Norte was built by the Augustinians in 1612 and was once one of the tallest bell tower in the Philippines back then. Although it belongs to St. Williams Cathedral, this structure is 85 meters away from the church. Funny thing, isn't it?

Ilocos Norte
St. Williams Cathedral Sinking Bell Tower

Laoag Sand Dunes

Smaller than Paoay Sand DunesLaoag Sand Dunes is an 85-square-kilometer protected sandy coastal desert and beach located in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, in the Philippines. The area is popular for recreational activities such as sandboarding and 4x4 vehicle riding.

La Paz Sand Dunes

Museo Ilocos Norte

Museo Ilocos Norte exhibits some old tools used in farming and fishing - the locals' main livelihood; typical Ilocano house furnishings; and framed pictures of old Ilocos. It also showcases Rattan-woven handicrafts, Traditional Ilocano clothing (Abel-Iloko cloths, and typical Ilocano costumes) and artifacts across the province. The museum is open on Monday-Saturday from 9AM to 5PM.

Museo Ilocos Norte

Abolition of Tobacco Monopoly Monument

The Abolition of Tobacco Monopoly Monument, along A. Bonifacio St., at the foot of Marcos Bridge, is an obelisk of clay and brick built erected in 1882 by alcalde mayor (provincial governor) Don Jose Moreno Lacalle as a gesture of thanksgiving to King Alfonso XII of Spain for abolishing the hated tobacco monopoly.

Abolition of Tobacco Monopoly Monument

Aurora Park

Aurora Park is situated at the center surrounded by the St. William Cathedral Church, Laoag City Hall, Marcos Hall of Justice, Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol and the Sinking Bell Tower. The plaza was called Plaza de Alfonso XII after the King of Spain.

Aurora Park

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MORE TOURIST SPOTS IN ILOCOS NORTE

Check out my Ilocos Travel Guide:

WHERE TO STAY IN LAOAG

Knowing that Laoag is one of the top tourist destinations in the country, finding a place to stay here is not really a big challenge but of course, it would be ideal and less hassle to book your reservations as early as possible.

There are many budget hotels, transient houses and of course those luxury hotels to stay in. You can check our list of accommodation in Laoag City and see which one suits your budget.


ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following are the most frequently asked questions about traveling to Laoag Province:

Where in the Philippines is Laoag located?
Laoag is located at the west-central part of the Province of Ilocos Norte bordering the West Philippine Sea.

How far is it from Manila to Laoag?
It's 299 miles or 481 km from Manila to Laoag, which takes about 8 hours, 47 minutes to drive depending on the traffic conditions.

Is Laoag near Baguio City?
Yes, the driving distance between Laoag to Baguio City is 275 km. It takes approximately 4h 38m to drive from Laoag to Baguio City.

What Laoag is known for?
Laoag, the jewel of Ilocos Norte, is a city that deserves to be on everyone's travel bucket list in the Philippines. It offers majestic sand dunes along the Ilocos coastline, awe-inspiring natural rock formations, and centuries-old stone churches.

Know more about this province by visiting - LAOAG CITY GUIDE

WHERE TO GO IN ILOCOS?

Batac   Burgos   Laoag   Pagudpud   Paoay   Vigan

IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please let us know by leaving a message in the comment box below.

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GETTING TO LAOAG: Commuting Guide with List of Flights, Bus Fares, Schedules and Online Booking

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This is your travel and transportation guide for Laoag City.


ABOUT LAOAG

Laoag, officially known as the City of Laoag, is a 1st class component city and capital of the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines. It is the province's political, commercial, and industrial hub and the location of the Ilocos Region's busiest commercial airport. On June 19, 1965, Laoag changed from municipality to city status, following a plebiscite and passed into law by the Senate President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos.

The municipalities of San Nicolas, Paoay, Sarrat, Vintar, and Bacarra form its boundaries. The foothills of the Cordillera Central mountain range to the east, and the South China Sea to the west are its physical boundaries.

Loading...

Traveling to Laoag

There are 4 ways to get from Manila to Laoag by plane, bus, taxi or private car. The cheapest and the most popular way is via bus. There are bus services with daily trips to Laoag from Manila such as Fariñas, Florida and Partas.

Manila to Laoag by bus takes at least 9 hours depending on the traffic conditions.

In this guide, you will learn different ways to travel Laoag from Metro Manila and different parts of the country such as BaguioVigan and Tugegarao.


Before traveling, you might want to check the live weather forecast and updates to make your trip even easier and safer for you. You can also get the latest report for land traffic in Metro Manila and major parts of the Philippines.

WHAT TO PACK FOR LAOAG

Here are some things you might consider bringing with you for your day tour / adventure:

Shopee is my go-to app for things I needed like the ones above. If you'd like discounts and vouchers, you may get the best offers here:

Laoag by Air

The fastest and the most convenient way to travel to Laoag City and enter Ilocandia is by taking a plane ride. Imagine, you can land to Laoag from Manila within 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Laoag International Airport

The flights to Laoag International Airport consist of several carriers such as Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.

RELATED: List of Airlines in the Philippines with Domestic & International Flights

There are daily trips you can book from different airlines in the Philippines and even abroad. Here's a list of flights available for Laoag:

  • MNL - LAO via Philippine Airlines (at least 2x in a day)
  • LAX - LAO via Philippine Airlines, Asiana Airlines, ANA (2 stops, at least once a day)
  • KIX - LAO via Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air (at least once a day)


See the separate guide I have written for Cebu Pacific Air's PISO FARE PROMOS.


Partas Bus Lines

Partas Bus offers daily bus trips from Manila to Laoag vice versa. The bus company's name is said to be reverse version of Persian word "satrap", meaning "governor". The bus company is owned by Mr. Chavit Singson who was the governor of Ilocos Sur for several terms.

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Partas Bus

Coincidentally, "Partas" sounds similar to the Ilocano word "pardas" which means "fast" or "speed". This is probably why their buses are adorned with the Looney Tunes' Road Runner character!

Partas Bus operates a 24/7 cargo and passenger transport service that connects NCR to Northern Luzon provinces and vice versa.

Partas Bus Schedule Manila to Laoag & Laoag to Manila

PARTAS Bus Cubao to Laoag Schedule Find Tickets ]

  • First Class
    7:00 PM, 9:00 PM, 10:00 PM

  • Deluxe
    12:00 NN, 10:00 PM

PARTAS Bus Pasay to Laoag Schedule Find Tickets ]

  • Express First Class
    1:00 PM, 9:00 PM


Partas Bus Fares to Laoag


Cheapest Flights and Airline Tickets Online Booking

Fariñas Bus Transit

Fariñas Trans has a very colorful history. It started out as a small family business in ViganIlocos Sur that survived World War II. From then up until now, Farinas buses continue to connect Metro Manila and the Ilocano region.

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Fariñas Transit

Fariñas offers daily trips to Laoag City from Manila and different parts of northern Luzon.

Fariñas Bus Schedule Manila to Laoag & Laoag to Manila

Fariñas Bus Fares to Laoag from Manila


Other Bus Companies That Has Routes To Laoag




How To Book a Trip / Reserve a Ticket

Here's a step-by-step guide on how you can get a ticket or check available trips online:
  • Go to this link and INPUT the origin and destination in the search box (eg. Manila - Baguio)
  • Input the dates of your desired arrival.
  • Choose if it is One-way or Return trip.
  • Choose the number of seats you wish to book or reserve
  • Then click Find Tickets to search for the available trips


By Taxi or Private Car

For those who are bringing own vehicle, you may use Waze or Google Maps for directions. If you don’t have a private vehicle, you can rent a car or van here.

TOURIST SPOTS TO SEE IN LAOAG

Here are top tourist destinations to visit when in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte:

St. William Cathedral

Laoag Cathedral, canonically known as Saint William Cathedral (Spanish: Catedral de San Guillermo) is a church in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. The current church was built in 1612 by Augustinian friars to replace a wooden chapel. It also serves as the seat or central church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Laoag.

St. William Cathedral

The Sinking Bell Tower

This 45-meter bell tower in Ilocos Norte was built by the Augustinians in 1612 and was once one of the tallest bell tower in the Philippines back then. Although it belongs to St. Williams Cathedral, this structure is 85 meters away from the church. Funny thing, isn't it?

Ilocos Norte
St. Williams Cathedral Sinking Bell Tower

Laoag Sand Dunes

Smaller than Paoay Sand DunesLaoag Sand Dunes is an 85-square-kilometer protected sandy coastal desert and beach located in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, in the Philippines. The area is popular for recreational activities such as sandboarding and 4x4 vehicle riding.

La Paz Sand Dunes

Museo Ilocos Norte

Museo Ilocos Norte exhibits some old tools used in farming and fishing - the locals' main livelihood; typical Ilocano house furnishings; and framed pictures of old Ilocos. It also showcases Rattan-woven handicrafts, Traditional Ilocano clothing (Abel-Iloko cloths, and typical Ilocano costumes) and artifacts across the province. The museum is open on Monday-Saturday from 9AM to 5PM.

Museo Ilocos Norte

Abolition of Tobacco Monopoly Monument

The Abolition of Tobacco Monopoly Monument, along A. Bonifacio St., at the foot of Marcos Bridge, is an obelisk of clay and brick built erected in 1882 by alcalde mayor (provincial governor) Don Jose Moreno Lacalle as a gesture of thanksgiving to King Alfonso XII of Spain for abolishing the hated tobacco monopoly.

Abolition of Tobacco Monopoly Monument

Aurora Park

Aurora Park is situated at the center surrounded by the St. William Cathedral Church, Laoag City Hall, Marcos Hall of Justice, Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol and the Sinking Bell Tower. The plaza was called Plaza de Alfonso XII after the King of Spain.

Aurora Park

Klook.com

MORE TOURIST SPOTS IN ILOCOS NORTE

Check out my Ilocos Travel Guide:

WHERE TO STAY IN LAOAG

Knowing that Laoag is one of the top tourist destinations in the country, finding a place to stay here is not really a big challenge but of course, it would be ideal and less hassle to book your reservations as early as possible.

There are many budget hotels, transient houses and of course those luxury hotels to stay in. You can check our list of accommodation in Laoag City and see which one suits your budget.


ACTIVITIES AND TOURS IN MANILA


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The following are the most frequently asked questions about traveling to Laoag Province:

Where in the Philippines is Laoag located?
Laoag is located at the west-central part of the Province of Ilocos Norte bordering the West Philippine Sea.

How far is it from Manila to Laoag?
It's 299 miles or 481 km from Manila to Laoag, which takes about 8 hours, 47 minutes to drive depending on the traffic conditions.

Is Laoag near Baguio City?
Yes, the driving distance between Laoag to Baguio City is 275 km. It takes approximately 4h 38m to drive from Laoag to Baguio City.

What Laoag is known for?
Laoag, the jewel of Ilocos Norte, is a city that deserves to be on everyone's travel bucket list in the Philippines. It offers majestic sand dunes along the Ilocos coastline, awe-inspiring natural rock formations, and centuries-old stone churches.

Know more about this province by visiting - LAOAG CITY GUIDE

WHERE TO GO IN ILOCOS?

Batac   Burgos   Laoag   Pagudpud   Paoay   Vigan

IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please let us know by leaving a message in the comment box below.

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