Buses from Baguio City to Cagayan Valley: Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, Cagayan

It’s not easy to find information about bus travel from Baguio City to Cagayan Valley and Northeast Luzon.

I looked at Facebook, did a Google search, but in the end, what worked is a simple crowd-sourcing question on Facebook, and a quick trip to the terminals in Baguio City.

Here are the buses or vans that you can take to travel from Baguio City to the towns and cities of Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, and Cagayan provinces. Although it is not a province within the Cagayan Valley region, you can also go to Kalinga from Baguio City.

GL Trans

Bus Terminal Location: behind the Baguio Center Mall

Here’s the Google Maps location of this bus terminal. https://goo.gl/maps/Riug6bHd2KM2

Trip Schedule:

5 AM
7 PM: Aircon bus to Tabuk via Santiago and San Mateo, Isabela
8 PM: Ordinary bus, via Alicia, San Mateo, and Roxas, Isabela
9 PM: Aircon bus to Tabuk via Santiago and San Mateo, Isabela

Reservation: They do not accept advance reservations, but you can buy a ticket at the terminal early in the morning of the day you plan to travel.


Bus Terminal Location: Burnham Park, near the biking area in front of Chowking.
Trip Schedule: Bus from Baguio City to Roxas, Isabela
Reservation: Just go to the bus station early in the morning to purchase a ticket on the day of your travel.

Dalin Liner

Bus Terminal Location: Gov Pack Road (near the top of Session Road where you go up to SM).
Trip Schedule & Routes: Baguio to Tuguegarao via Cauayan and Ilagan. Wasn’t able to capture the schedule of their trips. If you do know, please share in the comments below.

Pine Bus

Right beside the terminal of GL Trans, you can find the Pine Bus. I wasn’t able to get their schedule. But if you know, please share it in the comments below.

Vans going to Nueva Vizcaya

Their terminal is at the slaughterhouse, which is near the public market, on the road going to La Trinidad, Benguet.

There are vans going from Baguio to Nueva Vizcaya. These vans will pass through the Ambuklao dam and the Kayapa road. It is much quicker. You go down directly from Baguio into Nueva Vizcaya. It only takes about 4-5 hours of travel, instead of the 6 or so hours if you pass through Marcos Highway, La Union, Pangasinan, and Nueva Ecija.

My problem, though, is that I easily get dizzy. I have vertigo. Going through the winding roads of Kayapa will be a disaster.

But if you’re in a hurry, consider riding these vans to go down from Baguio.


Image credit: Lendl Peralta via Flickr

29 Comments Buses from Baguio City to Cagayan Valley: Nueva Vizcaya, Isabela, Cagayan

  1. Sonny

    Hi is this up to date? Im looking for a bus or van to take from Baguio to Santiago Isabella straight without transferring to other buses.

    1. Mighty

      Hi Sonny, this information is current as of January 2018. I haven’t been to Baguio in a while. But I do think that these terminals and trips are still current. Have a safe trip.

        1. Mighty

          Hi Roi, Sorry I don’t know the answer to that. You may need to allow some time (1-2 hours maybe) to wait for the vans to be filled before they go.

          1. Ema P. Mateo

            Baka pwede pong makakuha ng contact numbers ng mga drivers ng papuntang san mateo,isabela po n buses.andito po kc kmi ng anak ko n special s binalonan pangasinan bka pwede po papick up kmi dto at pra alam nmin ang oras ng daan nila. Slamat po

  2. Denise Dañgilan

    Nice article! It was very helpful! Just take note that for the vans, i think the last trip is just 6pm though.

  3. Jeff

    Hello sir,
    Can I ask which of those bus liners would be better and faster going from Baguio to Isabela? I’m planning a trip there and so far getting info has been hard for me. It would be greatly appreciated 🙂

    1. Mighty

      If you want to go fast, you could take the GL Trans. Dalin Liner is known to have engine troubles all the time. But it may even be faster to take a van to Santiago City, but the road is very winding and you might get dizzy.

  4. Kris

    Hello po, ask ko po sana kung may van po na from baguio to tuguegarao and kung wala po, ano po masusuggest nyo na pwedeng sakyan?need help po. Salamat

    1. Mighty

      Hello Kris, hindi ako sure eh. Try mo magtanong dun sa terminal ng mga van. If not, kelangan mo mag-cut ng trip. Punta ka muna sa Santiago City, then lipat ka ng bus or van doon papuntang Tuguegarao.

    2. Randy

      Meron byahe ng florida baguio to tuguegarao, dadaan ng ilocos region, meron sila super deluxe, nakita ko dati sa terminal nila sa tuguegarao, papunta baguio. Yun siguro yung mga linya ng gabriel trans dati kasi nabili na rin nila ang gabriel trans.

  5. Bella Caoili

    Hi po .. Tanung ko lang po sana kung meron po ba duong bus sa baguio na diretso sa nueva vizcaya solano ? O kung wala anu po ang pwedeng sakyan ? Maraming salamat po

  6. Eunice

    Travelling to Isabella next week,Im looking for morning trips to Isabela nelbusco contact number didnt exist from their info…I do appreciate po if you could help me out thanks po.

    1. Mighty

      Hello Eunice, Sorry, I don’t have that information. Pero ang alam ko malapit lang sa Burnham Park at sa market yung terminal ng Nelbusco. Pag nasa Baguio ka, ask around. If that doesn’t work, do check out Dalin Liner and the other buses mentioned in the blog post.


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