Surfing in La Union: How to Get There

Getting to La Union couldn’t be any easier. Take a bus, sleep awhile, have a couple of stopovers in Tarlac and Pangasinan and get off the bus at San Juan where you can actually hear the waves crashing the moment you step down. It only takes about 6 – 7 hours depending whether you leave by night or by day, by bus or by car.

Going by BUS transport:

Partas Transport in Cubao offers 24/7 operation with hourly trips to Laoag, the province way way up North. The bus goes thru main MacArthur highway and just go tell the bus conductor to be dropped off at Urbiztondo in San Juan, La Union. The fare costs about P380 pesos. Better to take a night trip so as to arrive early.

Another option is to take a direct trip to San Fernando, the capital city of La Union. From there, just take a jeepney to get to San Juan which is basically just minutes away from the capital. Below is a list of bus transports from Manila to San Fernando:

1. Autobus Transport Systems Incorporated
Location: Dimasalang Street Cnr. Laong Laan Street, Sampaloc, Manila
Telephone Numbers: +63 2 735 8098

2. Dominion Transit
Location: New York Street, Cubao, Quezon City
San Fernando City Bus Terminal: Quezon Avenue, San Fernando City
Telephone Numbers:

3. Farinas Transit Company
Location: Laong Laan cnr and M dela Fuente Streets, Sampaloc, Manila
Telephone Numbers: + 63 2 731 4507, + 63 2 731 4375, + 63 2 743 8580

4. Franco Frederico Lines
Location: Sampaloc Manila.
Telephone Numbers: +63 2 731 4473, +63 2 731 2584

5. Genesis Bus Lines
Location: Avenida, Rizal, Manila
San Fernando City Bus Terminal: Carlatan, San Fernando City

6. Maria de Leon Transit
Location: Corner Gelinos and Dapitan Streets, Sampaloc, Manila.
Telephone Numbers: +63 2 731 4907

7. Martinez Trans
Location: Cubao, Quezon City

8. Partas Transportation Company Incorporated
Location: 816 Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, Quezon City
Telephone Numbers: +63 2 725 7303, +63 2 724 9820
San Fernando City Bus Terminal: Quezon Avenue, San Fernando City
Telephone Numbers: +63 72 242 0465

9. Philippine Rabbit Business Lines Incorporated
Location: Edsa, Quezon City
Telephone Numbers: +63 2 734 9836, +63 2 734 9838

10. RCJ Transit
Location: 1558 España, Sampaloc, Manila
Telephone +63 2 741 2994

11. Viron Transportation Company Incorporated
Location: Corner 1209 Blumentritt and Dapitan Streets, Sampaloc, Manila.
Telephone Numbers: +63 2 741 6588
San Fernando City Bus Terminal: Lingsat, San Fernando City: Telephone Numbers: +63 72 888 2089

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Going by private vehicle:

Take the NLEX and follow this main route:  Sta. Ines -> Bamban-> Tarlac->Urdaneta->Pangasinan->Damortis-> Agoo-Aaringgay->Caba->Bauang, La Union->San Fernando, La Union

One can also go thru the SCTEX and exit at Tarlac.

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So what are you waiting for? Pack your things, take the bus and go surfing LU!