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Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

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Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

I'm travelling to the Philippines in March and would like to travel form Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) in one day.

I don't want to go south to Baguio then go north again to Sagada (or Bontoc), because it is a very long trip.

I found a guy who traveled last summer from Vigan to Sagada via Bitalag, Cervantes and Bauko.

In the same route, in order to get to Sagada (or Bontoc) on the same day, when should I leave Vigan?

I know that the vans don't run late in the afternoon.

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1. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

Leave Vigan at 7am, catch a bus to Tagudin junction where shuttle vans leave for Cervantes when full. 2 hour tripthrough beautiful landscape. From Cervantes catch a jeepney or shuttle van to Bontoc. If you want toget to Sagada get off a few kms before you reach Bontoc at the Sagada junction where you should not have to wait too long for transport uphill for the last 10 kms.

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2. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

Thank you, palwandave.

I have to leave Vigan so early at 7 AM!

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3. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

Anyone can suggest which route better to pass from Sagada to Vigan.

As per Google map there is 2 route available the route thru Bessang Pass which is Tagudin-Cervantes-sabanga Route while the other way is thru Tirad Pass which is via Santiago - Banayoyo - Lidlidda - San Emilio - Quirino Rd.; which route is more scenic the via Bessang pass or the Tirad Pass?

I am travelling with my family thru private car this coming April 2017.

Thank you so much for the help..

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4. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

Both are scenic.

The former will have change of scenery from inland to seaside.

Longer Route.

Bigger chance for traffic at the seaside routes.

The later will be mostly inland.

Shorter route.

Roads will be less traveled. Might not have to many viable pitstops

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5. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

On March 13, 2017, I traveled from Vigan to Sagada in ten hours.

7:17 Vigan (Partas bus terminal) – 10:11 Bitalag, Partas bus, P149

10:55 Bitalag – 13:15 Cervantes, van, P250

14:30 Cervantes – 15:25 Bauko, van, P70

15:40 Bauko – 16:20 Dantay (Sagada Junction), van, P40

16:45 Dantay (Sagada junction) – 17:10 Bontoc, jeepney, P40

If the transport connections are good, you can go to Sagada in nine hours from Vigan.

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6. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

Hi, I have just found your message as I was looking for a way to go from Vigan to Sagada. Thank you very much for your clear information. I will be in Vigan tomorrow morning.

Can you please tell me if I can get the van at the bus station in Bitalag or do I have to change place? Can I find the next vans at the same place it drop me off? Thank you.

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7. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

Hi Dorothea. How was your journey from Vigan to Sagada? Do public vehicles ply the route regularly? I intend to take the same route next week. Thanks!

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8. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

Hi Mae,

I followed the instructions as mentioned on the initial message and was quiet easy for me. I left Vigan around 7:30 am and arrived in Sagada at 5:00 pm.

I did not wait a lot for vans/bus/jeepney and drop off and pick up places are really close.

If any other questions, do not hesitate to contact me!!

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9. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

Thank you so much! I may be coming from Laoag instead of Vigan so I have to leave earlier.

Cheers to more travels for us!🥂🍻

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10. Re: Vigan to Sagada (or Bontoc) direct route

how about the roads via Tirad Pass are all pave?

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