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Province of Ilocos Sur

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How to get here

There is an extensive road network that leads to the province from various parts of Luzon. There are several bus lines that ply the Manila-Vigan route. Among these are: The Philippine Rabbit us Line, Partas Co., and Dominion. The 405 km distance from Manila to Ilocos Sur is a comfortable and scenic seven hour ride.

PARTAS

Vigan City

(Beside Vigan Public Market)

+ 63 77 722 3369 / 722 2933

Routes

CUBAO, QUEZON CITY

and PASAY CITY to

VIGAN CITY, ILOCOS SUR

LAOAG CITY, ILOCOS NORTE

BANGUED, ABRA

BAGUIO CITY

SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION

 

and Vice Versa

DOMINION BUS LINES

Quezon Avenue, Vigan City

+ 63 77 722 2053

Routes

CUBAO, QUEZON CITY to

VIGAN CITY, ILOCOS SUR

BANGUED, ABRA

SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION

 

and Vice Versa

PHILIPPINE RABBIT BUS LINES

New Vigan Public Market Annex, Vigan City

Routes

VIGAN CITY to

AVENIDA

BAGUIO CITY

SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION

LAOAG CITY

BANGUED ABRA

 

and Vice Versa

VIRON TRANSIT

Quinarayan, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur

+ 63 77 722 2053

Routes

NARVACAN, ILOCOS SUR to

BANGUED, ABRA

SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION

CUBAO, QUEZON CITY

 

and Vice Versa

MARTINEZ TRANS

Candon City

+ 63 77 742 6007

on Avenue, Vigan City

+ 63 77 722 2053

Routes

CUBAO, QUEZON CITY to

VIGAN CITY, ILOCOS SUR

BANGUED, ABRA

SAN FERNANDO CITY, LA UNION

 

and Vice Versa

 

If you're coming from abroad, the fastest way to get to Ilocos Sur is through Laoag International Airport. Laoag International Airport is in Laoag City, the capital of Ilocos Norte. Laoag International Airport caters to international flights from the USA, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China. If you're coming from Manila (via Manila International Airport), you can take Philippine Airlines which flies to Laoag City four times a week (except Wednesdays). Make sure you check with the airlines as schedules do vary. To get to Ilocos Sur (Vigan) from Laoag City, you can easily take public transportation. Travel time usually takes 1 hour and 30 minutes (80 kilometers).

LAOAG INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

Far Eastern Air Transport (MD80/B7357 - 152 seater)

ROUTE

FREQUENCY

ETD

ETA

Kaoshiung-Laoag-Kaoshiung

Tue/Fri/Sun

1:10 PM

1:50 PM

Reservations:

Mr. Villamor Mariano

General Manager

LGS General Services

Laoag International Airport

Brgy. Gabu, Laoag City

Tel. (077) 772 1888

Fax (077) 773 2588

China Southern Airlines (B737-300 / 146 seater)

ROUTE

FREQUENCY

ETD

ETA

Guangzhou-Laoag- Guangzhou

Wed/Fri/Sun

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

CR Airways (50 seater)

ROUTE

FREQUENCY

ETD

ETA

Hong Kong - Laoag - Hong Kong

Mon/Thu/Fri

Sun

6:15 PM

4:00 PM

7:15 PM

5:00

DOMESTIC FLIGHTS

Air Philippines (B737-300 / 146 seater)

ROUTE

FREQUENCY

ETD

ETA

Manila-Laoag-Manila

Mon/Thu/Sat

3:55 PM

4:55 PM

Asian Spirit (40 seater)

ROUTE

FREQUENCY

ETD

ETA

Manila-Laoag

Wed/Fri

5:00 AM

6:20 AM

Laoag-Basco

Wed/Fri

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

Basco-Laoag

Wed/Fri

8:20 AM

9:20 AM

Laoag-Manila

Wed/Fri

10:00 AM

11:20 AM

 

 

Getting Around

To get to other municipalities, towns or nearby provinces, you can choose from a variety of public transportation - buses, mini-buses or jeepneys.

Tricycle

These local taxis are widely available around the province. For just a minimal cost, you can reach nearby destinations or even hire them further as you please. Basically, the minimum fare per passenger is PhP 8.00.

Calesa

This centuries-old horse-drawn carriage is indeed a popular icon in Ilocos Sur. Foreigners and local tourists make it a point to traverse the streets of Vigan and nearby towns through the calesa. Ride on and feel the aura of the past!

Jeepney

This is a customized army jeep which was left by the Americans during the Second World War. Resized, remodeled, and shined, this multi-purpose vehicle is can accommodate from 20 to 30 passengers which takes them to other municipalities and cities in Ilocos Sur. It is also a famous symbol for the Philippines, known for its artistic designs, colors and horn sounds.

Mini-bus

If you want to reach a nearby town a little bit faster than the jeepney, then take the mini-bus. Most are not air-conditioned (although there are already some which are) since various cargoes especially market goods and almost all people from all walks of life ride on them.

Rent-a-van

If you wish to drive on your own in exploring Ilocos Sur, there is good list of accredited van or car owners which offer car rental services. The option of hiring a driver (probably the vehicle owner at that) is also available. Please inquire at the Ilocos Sur Tourism Information Center for more details.

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