Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Direct Bus to Sagada with Coda Lines

Travelling to Sagada is now made more convenient with a direct bus from CODA Lines.  Operation started just last October, and they boast of new and comfortable buses, not to mention the most accommodating staff, conductors and drivers.

Photo grabbed from Coda Lines FB Page

It leaves daily at 9 in the evening, with a short stop to see the Banaue Rice Terraces just in time for sunrise. The bus arrives at the town centre of Sagada 12 hours later and the fare is only 750 pesos one way.

It's best to book in advance, especially for trips falling on long holidays, and during peak season.  I purchased my ticket 4 days prior to the APEC holiday, and just days after, they were full.  Advance booking also guarantees you a good seat.

They only stop once for meals halfway through the trip in Nueva Viscaya, so it's better that you get yourself full during dinner.  Snacks and water are also handy.

The terminal is located within the Cathedral Heights Compound, in between Trinity University and St. Lukes along E. Rodriguez in Quezon City.  There's a Shakeys Branch right at the entrance of the access road, and the terminal is on the right when you reach a dead end.

Their Manila bound buses departs Sagada daily at 3 PM.  This enables weekend tourist enjoy the many activities of the province without taking leaves.  Accommodation can be difficult during the peak season, and its a must that you book in advance especially if you want to stay within the town centre.

Here's my suggested weekend itinerary:

9:00 PM Depart for Sagada

6:00 AM Banaue Rice Terraces Stopover
9:00 AM ETA Sagada
                Register at the Municipal Tourist Center just a few steps away from the terminal
9:30 AM Breakfast at Masferre Inn
10:00 AM Book a Guide and Van for Tour
                If the place your staying is far from the downtown, you can ask your driver to drop you off and wait for you to change before proceeding with the tour.
                Hanging Coffins
                Lumiang Cave
                Sumaguing Cave
2:00 PM Late Lunch at Lemon Pie Cafe
                St. Mary Church
                Echo Valley
                Gandungan Museum
                Sagada Weaving
6:00 PM Dinner at Misty Lodge
7:00 PM Beer at Bamboo Bar
9:00 PM Back to Lodge or Inn

4:00 AM Sunrise at Kiltepan, or at Marlboro Country if you want to avoid the Crowd
7:00 AM Breakfast at Rock Inn
8:00 AM Orange Picking also at Rock Inn
9:00 AM Bomok-od Falls
12:00 NN Check-out
1:00 PM Lunch at Youghurt House
2:00 PM Pasalubong Shopping
3:00 PM ETD from Sagada

3:00 AM ETA Manila

This is a very compressed itinerary, but it covers the major attractions.  You may opt to extend your stay longer and pace your tour, or explore other sites not included, like the pottery and Lake Danum.

Please check out the other schedule and contact details of Coda Lines.


  1. Hi, Just want to ask if the seats of Coda Lines are reclinable. Thanks. - MTeng

  2. It can, but not not like the sleeper bus. More like airplane seats.

  3. Hi Sa barangay hall ba ng Sagada may mga tour guide/ van nA nag ooffer?


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