TRAVEL TIP: How to Get to Baler from Manila

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Baler Aurora is considered as the "birthplace of surfing in the Philippines. Located just 6 hours away from Manila, it boasts of many activities such as trekking, waterfalls hopping, surfing, beach bumming, among many others. As a province nestled within the Sierra Madre Mountain ranges, Aurora is gifted with rugged terrains and mountainous landscape, making it a haven for nature lovers. Certainly, you'll never run out of things to do, explore and experience in Baler. Tara na sa Baler Aurora!


By Public Transportation

Option #1 : Genesis Transport, Inc. is the only bus company that provides direct trips to Baler, Aurora from Cubao. The first trip is at 2:00 AM with subsequent trips at one hour intervals, last trip leaves Cubao at 7:30 AM. From Baler to Pasay, the first bus leaves at 4:30 AM, also with subsequent trips every hour. The last trip is at 3:00 PM. Travel time is approximately 7 hours. For more information, visit their website or you may call +(632)709-0803/+(632)421-1425.

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UPDATE: Genesis Transport's Joy Buses are scheduled daily with trips at 12:30 AM, 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM. Fare is around PHP 700.00 each. This is the fastest way to get to Baler by public transportation since the trip has no bus stops. Travel time is about 5 to 5.5 hours from Cubao to Baler.

Option #2 : Take any bus from Metro Manila bound for Cabanatuan, Nueva Ejica. There are several bus companies that goes to Cabanatuan City (Five Star Bus Co., ES Transport, Genesis Transport Services, Baliwag Transit, Inc). Bus terminals can be found in Pasay, Avenida, Cubao and Caloocan. Travel time is 2.5 - 3.5 hours depending on which route it will take. Te fastest route is via SCTEX. From Cabantuan City, take a Baler bound bus or van from the central terminal. Travel time is around 4 hours from Cabanatuan City.

By Private Car

From Manila, enter the North Luzon Expressway at Balintawak and exit at SCTEX (entry is at LaPaz, Tarlac toll gate). From here, follow the highway leading to Aliaga and to Cabanatuan City in Nueva Ecija. Upon reaching Cabanatuan City Proper, take the Nueva Ecija-Aurora highway, passing through the towns of Talavera, Rizal and Pantabangan until reaching the Nueva Ecija-Aurora border, then drive thru the towns of Maria Aurora, San Luis, until you reach Baler. Travel time would take about 5-6 hours.


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  1. Wish by next year, makakapunta na rin ako dito. :) Astig ka talaga sexy blogger! Thanks for the info.

  2. carla@womens surf shorts & watchesOctober 26, 2013 at 4:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing all the information, making us easier to make plans a head for the coming vacations.

  3. Hi
    Do I have to book the bus ticket in advance? Or I can get the ticket at the terminal on the day I arrive?


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