-->

Travelling to Ilocos via Florida Sleepers Bus.

We are heading to Narvacan Ilocos Sur (a municipality an 1 hour and 30 minutes south from Vigan City), the location makes it non practical to take a plane via Manila-Laoag so we opted to take a bus. Florida sleepers bus in particular since we will be travelling after work and is anticipating a busy hours upon arrival.

florida sleepers bus going to Ilocos
 
I called the bus company (Florida Bus) and booked two beds (just right on time because they only have two seats left), it is very much advisable to book a ticket at least two days ahead to secure a slot and be able to select your desired seat. The fare cost us Php700.00 each, the bus is departing at 10 – 10:30 PM with an expected 7-8 hours travel time.


Saturday night and we head to the bus station with very little expectations. We arrived a minute before 10 as we were caught in a 30 minute traffic jam along EspaƱa Boulevard that worries me a little thinking that we might be left by the bus. Luckily we were able to catch our ride and boarded immediately. I told the personnel of our destination and desired stop, leaving our baggage to their care.

The bus interior is very neat and clean, no bad smells and the seats or beds are not new but are in a very good and well taken care condition. I was on the top window side which pleased me so much contrary to what some says that it is more comfortable on the lower deck. I personally hate closed space and I don’t like being passed by every now and then so the back side, upper deck is very much convenient for me not minding climbing down a few steps to the comfort room.

 
florida sleepers bus bound for Ilocos

I love the fact that the bus departed ahead of time – 10:10PM to be exact. The travel was smooth and I was able to read few chapters from the paper back I brought with me, then, after I took a nap which later becomes a sleep. Not noticing that it is merely minutes to go before 4am on my watch – a sound 4 hours or less of restful sleep. I am munching some snacks that we bought from the terminal when the bus stopped and the personnel signaled us that we just arrived in our destination. The travel time is 2 hours less than what we expected – real fast but never furious.

Generally, our experience was beyond my expectation. I love the trip, the bus personnel who only asked us once about our destination and immediately picked it up and the extended effort of memorizing which baggage we have to get from the compartment is impressively amazing. This justify that expertise in all aspects of your job create a huge difference on customer experience.

Commentary: I just hope they can take some reservation and pick up on the places like Narvacan. Our way home is quite devastating, we opted to take an ordinary air-conditioned bus which cost less than a 100 bucks from what we have paid for the sleepers bus ticket since Florida only stop in a terminal located Vigan City. The travel time all in all (Narvacan-Cubao) takes 9 hours and 25 minutes (seems forever). The smell of the bus is very unpleasant for the price, good thing my nose easily adjusted to it after a couple of hours. Wew! What an experience to remember. ;)

Friendly reminder: don't forget to bring your blanket and pillow :)

For your guidance here is the Florida bus Published Rate and Schedule (may change without prior notice)




(G.V. FLORIDA TRANSPORT, INCORPORATED)
ORIGIN: TUGUEGARAO CITY, CAGAYAN
DESTINATION DEPARTURE TYPE
CUBAO/SAMPALOC 6:00PM DE LUXE
CUBAO/SAMPALOC 6:30PM SUPER DE LUXE
CUBAO/SAMPALOC 7:00PM DE LUXE
CUBAO/SAMPALOC 7:15PM DE LUXE
CUBAO/SAMPALOC 7:30PM SUPER DE LUXE
CUBAO/SAMPALOC 7:45PM DE LUXE
SAMPALOC 8:00PM SUPER DE LUXE
CUBAO/SAMPALOC 8:20PM DE LUXE
CUBAO/SAMPALOC 8:40PM DE LUXE
SAMPALOC 9:15PM SLEEPER BUS
SAMPALOC 9:30PM SUPER DE LUXE
ORIGIN: SAMPALOC, MANILA
DESTINATION DEPARTURE TYPE
CAGAYAN 6:30PM DELUXE
CAGAYAN 7:30PM DELUXE
CAGAYAN 8:30PM DELUXE
CAGAYAN 10:30PM DELUXE
CAGAYAN 7:00PM SUPER DELUXE
CAGAYAN 9:15PM SUPER DELUXE
LAOAG 10:00PM SLEEPER
LAOAG 8:45PM DELUXE
ORIGIN: EDSA CUBAO TERMINAL
DESTINATION DEPARTURE TYPE
CAGAYAN 3:00PM DELUXE
CAGAYAN 8:00PM DELUXE
CAGAYAN 5:00PM AIRCON
DESTINATION BUS TYPE FARE
VIGAN DELUXE / SLEEPER 700-800
LAOAG DELUXE / SLEEPER 700-850
CAGAYAN DELUXE / SLEEPER 750-1000

G.V. Florida Transport Incorporated Terminal and Contact Numbers

Barangay West Kamias, Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila
Telephone No: +63(2)3525393
FLORIDA BUS

Lacson Avenue Corner Earnshaw Street, Manila, Metro Manila
Florida Bus Co., Manila
(02) 743-3809; 912-5354
Telephone No: (632) 781-5894

Florida Bus Terminal in Tuguegarao City by G.V. Florida Transport, Inc.
Location: Diversion Road, Pengue-Ruyu Tuguegarao City Cagayan Valley
Contact Numbers:
+63 (078) 846 4259; (078) 846-2265

Posts you may be interested in:



Christeen is a 20 something Filipina, a student of life and a corporate employee who travels as she possibly can. Off from work, she's into crafting, fashion designing, taking photos, practicing yoga and telling stories from her journeys.

Find her in: Google + | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
More about her and her blog…

29 comments:

  1. I must say that this is a great post..Really i am impressed from this post....the person who create this post it was a great human. I put a link to your blog at my site,

    ReplyDelete
  2. Loved to read your blog. I would like to suggest you that traffic show most people read blogs on Mondays. So it should encourage blogger to write new write ups over the weekend primarily
    car hire in singapore

    ReplyDelete
  3. just want to ask.. how to go to Florida Bus Terminal station from guadalupe? any response would help! thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Mish, hindi ko kabisado yung route papunta dun from guadulupe, ang naiimagine ko na na way is EDSA/Guadalupe to Rob Galleria, from rob to quiapo then quiapo to espanya - baba ng lacson? Nag taxi kasi kami last time hehe.

      Delete
  4. can any one help me out for the updated schedule going to Laoag or Pagudpud? Thanks in advance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi, since i am not directly connected to them, I highly suggest contacting them for the updated schedule. I have checked their website and so far - it’s the same as that in my post.

      Delete
  5. hi just want to ask if kung pwedeng sumakay ng Laoag Bus then bababa ng Vigan? since unang daratnan ung Vigan, dadaan ba ng Vigan on the way to Laoag? yung mga byahe kasi here in Dau, Mabalacat, Pampanga puro Laoag lahat walang Vigan. Thank You Very much

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ahh yung bus ata sa route na yan - hindi dumadaan ng Vigan. Pero madami namang bus from laoag pababa ng Vigan eh :)

      Delete
  6. Gud day meron ba kyong am schedule cubao to tuguegarao

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Uhmmm... hindi po ako connected sa kanila eh - the list of scheds are their latest list before they were suspended due to Bontoc Accedent last Feb 7

      Delete
  7. hi, good morning!
    love your blog - exactly what i was looking for.
    thank you!

    just wanted to ask - we are coming from cebu and was planning to take the sleeper bus to vigan on the same night.
    basing on your blog - they do accept phone reservations? (i have read that they do not)
    and where is the terminal located? how do we get there from the airport..
    hope you wont mind answering these few questions..
    thanks much in advance!
    =))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jihan, thanks for the compliment :) due to the incident happened a few months ago involving Florida bus, I am not sure at all if they are still operational or not. I would suggest that you contact them directly for the latest update or maybe look for some other transport alternatives.

      Delete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Booking po sana ako 2 person. On Sept. 26 mga. 12:00 to 1:00 pm...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Maam sir wht time dumadaan ang bus s san jose ppunta laoag. ang terminal s toguegarao

    ReplyDelete
  11. very helpful, i salute your post... it help a lot of people esp. who love to travel

    ReplyDelete
  12. what time po dating ng bus sa dau mabalacat terminal tuwing gabi o madaling araw? thank po?

    ReplyDelete
  13. what time po dating ng bus sa dau mabalacat terminal yung bus tuwing gabi or madaling araw? thank you po!

    ReplyDelete
  14. magkano po fare mula rosario la union hangang pagudpud????

    ReplyDelete
  15. tanx 4da info,it really helps!God bless!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Helo po. What is the nearest Florida station from Terminal 3 and what is the estimated time po coming from T3?

    Thanks :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. helo po! what is the nearest Florida bus station to Terminal 3? And the estimated time of arrival po coming from T3?

    Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  18. I want 2 rent a bus dat it fits 20-25 people...fr.sinait- enchanted kingdom and how much da price???

    ReplyDelete
  19. I juz nid a information about da price if I rent a bus lyk dat cuz I'm planning 2 visit nxtyr..I nid a bus dat can fit 20-25 people...fr sinait-enchanted kingdom!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Gandang gabi po ask ko Lang po what time dadaan Ang bus Florida sleeper bus going to Cagayan . We are from Urdaneta Pangasinan po. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  21. ask ku lng whatime daan s dau ng bus during nite everynite pu b meron byahe

    ReplyDelete
  22. Lito Tan,

    Ask ko lang of all the contact number posted by Florida, Bakit wala namang sumasagot?

    ReplyDelete