After picking up my pre-ordered Lemon Pie from Lemon Pie House in Sagada, Mountain Province around 6AM I was hurrying back to my lodge to pick up my stuff and run to the bus station to reach the 7AM trip to Baguio. I’ve heard stories of people unable to ride the bus due to many travellers wanting to go out of Sagada that’s why I went to the bus station early but since I was going down on a Saturday there were only a few people.
The Lizardo Trans Bus started moving at around 7:15 AM and I loved the view of the clouds being lower than us.
Then it changed to the rice terraces and rivers.
Then after some time the crops turned from rice to mountains of cabbage.
The Ninja. My window was open as at first I wanted to take pictures of the different scenery but I started to get annoyed by the clicking sound of my shutter and decided to hide my camera, feel the breeze and just enjoy the ride and the scenery. After 4 hours I felt the cold and decided to close my window and suddenly a lady’s voice sarcastically said “Buti naman nilamig ka na.” When I turned to my right I was shocked to see a ninja sitting beside me. Gloves on hand, warmers on the arms and a piece of cloth wrapped around the head with only the eyes showing.
I admit that I took this route as I was not able to pass through the highest highway in the country when I first went to Sagada as I wanted to see the opening of the Banaue Imbayah Festival and I’m really glad I did. Unfortunately, I did not get to take a picture of the highest point marker of Halsema Highway. But fortunately, I did have my lunch at the highest stopover of the country, Morning Star, which cost me 85 Pesos.
And when I saw the Toll Gate for the Baguio-Bontoc Road (Halsema Highway) I was already thinking that it would only take about 10 minutes for us to get to the station but noooooo… it took us more than 30 minutes to the station but still I’m glad that we arrived safely at Baguio.
I just need to ride a taxi to the Victory Liner station, ride a bus going to Cubao, then ride a taxi and I’ll be in our home sweet home.
Bus from Sagada to Baguio and Vice Versa Details
Sagada to Baguio: 5AM*, 7AM, 8AM*, 9AM, 10AM*, 12:30PM
*The buses will be coming from Besao and will just be picking up passengers at Sagada approximately at the said time.
Baguio to Sagada: 6:30AM, 7:30AM*, 8:30AM, 9:30AM*, 10:30AM*, 11:30AM, 1PM*
*The buses will be going to Besao and will be passing by Sagada.
- The GL Trans/Lizardo Trans bus station in Sagada is located near the church.
- The bus station in Baguio is located in Dangwa where one of my favorite restaurant is found, Good Taste. When I took a cab from the station to the Victory Liner station it cost me 61 Pesos.
- There are 2 stopovers during the trip.
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