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For weeks now, Tutubi has been receiving queries from friends going to Sagada for the summer on where's the terminal of Cable Tours buses going to Sagada. Though he has yet to personally take the Cable Tours bus, he's been to Cable Tours bus terminal before during his Sagada trip with Ironwulf (he also has Cable Tours business card that he used to contact them for information posted here)
For other people looking for the same information on Cable Tours, Tutubi was able to take a drive-by photo of the unassuming terminal of cable tours on E. Rodriguez St in Quezon City a few months ago.
the not so noticeable bus terminal of Cable Tours in Quezon City near St. Lukes Hospital. Notice the partially hidden sign
Cable Tours Contact Number (Manila): +63.929.819.4688 Cable Tours Contact Number (Bontoc): +63.918.521.6790 Cable Tours Telephone Number (Sagada: +63.928.626.7293 Telephone Number (landline): +63.74.606.8235
Cable Tours Trip Schedules:
Manila to Bontoc: daily trips at 1230HRS Bontoc to Manila: daily trips at 1500HRS
Cable tours bus station address: E. Rodriguez St., Quezon City
Bus Fare to Sagada: PhP650.00
How to get to Cable Tours bus terminal:
From Manila, just take jeepneys bound for Cubao and drop off in front of the terminal (fronting Shakeys on E. Rodriguez)
From MRT Araneta-Cubao station or LRT 2 Cubao Station, twalk towards Aurora Blvd then board a jeepney bound for Manila.
Note: Cable Tours buses don't directly take you to Sagada but only to Bontoc. You need to take another 45-minute jeepney ride to Sagada (fare: P40.00) to get there.
No information on Cable tours official website, safety records and accidents (if there are), chartered bus rates as of posting time.
There's another bus company serving the manila to Bontoc route, Kasilen Transport with contact numbers: +639178629574; +639163603483 also with Manila to Bontoc daily trips at 9pm and Bontoc to Manila return trips at 4pm.
Hi, Tutubi. This is a very helpful post. The way the sign of Cable tours is hidden, obviously you can't find any information or contact details about their business elsewhere (in the Internet). This blog entry is a free service you've extended to them :)
I will be going to Sagada Jan. 19 for 5 days, you mentioned in your blog that accomodation reservation is not necessary, have you done any homestay in Batad Kadangyan Lodges? You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Any information you can fwd me would be appreciated. Thank you. shirley
hi! do you know if cable tours is still operating? been trying to contact the numbers here in your site but i guess its not working.. planning to go to sagada this friday and im checking other options>> thanx in advance!
Cable tours is operating but it is now located behind the Shakey's next to Trinity Uni of Asia. If you take the road between Shakey's and Trinity, you will see it on the right side. If you get to the gate, you went to far. Reservations are recommended.
Note, this is a VERY old bus. Very tight fit but good driver. Also note, they have VERY strong air con that they will use even in the mountains to bring some coats and blankets.