In Laoag we stayed at Pagudpod Beach, from the beach we hired a tricycle to take us to the bus terminal which was just located nearby about 500 meters from the beach.
Pagudpud to Manila FareThe fare was nearly 500 pesos, I think this year it has gone to P650. The bus has a portable toilet at the rear end and air-conditioning that works perfect.
Traffic started when we were in Cavite and gotten worst upon approaching Manila, the supposed to be 12 hour trip lasted 13 hours. We departed 8PM from Pagudpud. Kudos to the driver of GV Florida Bus he drove perfectly and safely.
Tip:If you are not used to very long land trips, it could turn out to be a disaster - I would suggest you take Meclizine meds. These medicines are anti-emetics (medications that prevent nausea and vomiting). Take medicines like Bonamine, DiziTab, and others as long as they are Meclizine.
It was my first to take a trip this long, so I thought it was a good idea to deprive myself from rest the night before the trip so I can endlessly sleep in the Bus and wake up upon reaching Manila. I just made it worst, I got the usual nausea and it kept me awake all night.
G.V. Florida is named after the founder George Florida and Virgilio Florida Jr.
Other than Manila to Laoag. The bus also services Manila-Tuguegarao routes.
Special thanks to Mary Ann Paraiso Santos of Polaris for the accommodation and the great tips!
Take the GV Florida Sleeper Bus, they say.
I've come across the page of GV Florida on Foursquare and many travelers are recommending the Sleeper Bus, as you will see on the screenshot below:
A good shot of what's inside the GV Florida Sleeper Bus. I got this photo from Api III =) on FlickriverWhether you take the regular bus or the sleeper bus...
We wish you a safe trip!
Contact Numbers for G.V Florida Bus Transport:
Cubao, Quezon City Contact Phone: +63(2)3525393
The terminal in Sampaloc is at A.H. Lacson Ave corner Earnshaw St, Sampaloc, Manila
Contact Phone No: (632) 781-5894
*Based on the comments below, some people were unable to speak to an operator using the phone numbers provided.
ILOCANA AKO! I and my family patronage your transportation, because accessible to our place, convenient and friendly drivers and conductors and staff.ReplyDelete
-Subalit may mga telepono kayo nga nakapaskil o na-advertise pero not- in-service or just ringing. According to your staff hindi talaga gumagana. NOT even one of your staff can give a telephone line or cell phone line that is working. Myroon ngbigay cellphone ng driver hindi naman sumasagot o nakapatay.
DI BA CUSTOMER SERVICE KAYO. PLEASE LANG IMPROVE YOUR FACILITIES, KASI SA AMIN MGA PASAHERO NYO, KINUKUHA ANG KABUHAYAN NG TRANSPORTATION NYO.
Naaksidente ang bus nyo, ok hindi ginusto, Bakit HINDI alam ng main office nyo o ipaalam man lng sa mga taong ngaantay ng tao na sumakay sa inyo, mga padala man na pwedeng masira.
Ang bad experience ko talaga, na yung parang tanga ako ngaantay ng bagahe tapos pinabalikbalik sa lahat ng terminal nyo...ngtatanong sa mga tao nyong mga walang bibig...paano na eto nasira na yung padala na ginastusan at dapat pinakinabangan na.. Maalis nyo ba o maibabalik nyo ba ang tiwala ko sa inyo uli? PKI AYOS ANG DAPAT AYUSIN, HINDI LANG ANG PAGPAPAYAMAN.
contact numbers are useless..ReplyDelete