Banaue is a town in the Cordillera mountain range in the north of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. It is mainly visited for its stunning rice terraces, which are designated a National Cultural Treasure.
Getting to Banaue directly might take a lot of effort if you’re not taking a direct route from Metro Manila. There are few possible ways to get to Banaue —Manila – Banaue, Manila – Baguio – Banaue, Manila – Baguio – Bontoc – Banaue.
- Ohayami Trans, corner of Lacson Ave & Fajardo St, Sampaloc, Manila (Just near University of Sto. Tomas or take the train from the Legarda Station then just take a trickshaw to the terminal), ☎+63 2 516-0501. overnight. Provides trips directly to Banaue. They have two daily trips leaving Manila at 9PM and 10PM with an additional trip during the holidays. Wear warm clothing, the air-con can be quite strong and the trip takes 9-10 hr. ₱450/₱530 + ₱64 credit card fees. (updated Nov 2017)
- Manila-Solano, Nueva Vizcaya-Banaue ifugao – buses heading to Tuguegarao (e.g. Baliwag Transit, Victory, Florida Transport) pass by the town of Solano. Several jeepneys ply the Solano-Banaue route or the Solano-Lagawe, Ifugao route. From Lagawe, one can then take another jeepney to Banaue.
- Manila-Tarlac-Solano-Banaue – buses heading for Baguio pass by Tarlac. Vizcaya liner plies the Tarlac-Solano route at 5AM.
- Banaue to Bontoc or Banaue to Solano (Philippines). many Jeepneys or Minivans.
- Dangwa buses from Manila
- Coda bus line from Quezon City₱500 at 8PM or 9PM, takes 9 hr.