Laguindingan airport: Taxi drivers fully on “pakyaw”!
Air Passengers Tips From/To Laguindingan Airport
By Michael Ray-TG
We are budgeting our travel expenses, not everyone can afford to ride a taxi going to Laguindingan Airport. These metered taxis have flag down rate of P40. However, most taxi drivers will refuse to use the meter so you will have to negotiate. Rip-off rates are between P1,200 to P1,500. You are lucky if you get one for P800. Expensive, isn’t it?
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Even before Laguindingan Airport commercial operations started, Kagayanons and people from neighboring towns and provinces have been asking on other cheaper means of transportation going to and from the new airport. So, Tsadagyud came up with this commuters guide for everybody’s consumption.
Magnum express is a passenger van provided by Magnum Radio.
They are stationed outside Magnum Radio in CM Recto. For passengers bound for Cagayan de Oro, their vans are stationed outside the airport’s arrival area.
Their first trip bound for Laguindingan Airport leaves at 4 am and the last trip at 3 pm. There is a van that leaves every hour in between. For CDO bound, just take their vans parked outside the arrival area.
Their regular rate is P249 per head. Right now, they are offering a promo rate of P199.
They allow passengers to bring one hand carry baggage and one extra luggage with no weight restriction. However, if a passenger has balikbayan boxes, there is an extra charge equivalent to one person.
For inquiries, Magnum Express telephone number is 852-1999.
LAX Shuttle is another good option. It sounds like you are in Los Angeles Airport but actually LAX here stands for Laguindingan Airport Express.
Their pick-up and drop-off point is located outside SEDA Hotel, Corrales Avenue near the entrance of Centrio Mall. For CDO bound passengers, they have a booth outside Laguindingan Airport arrival area.
LAX does not have a fixed schedule yet. Passengers should do the arrangement. You may text or call them through the numbers indicated below. The great thing about LAX is that even if there is only one passenger, they take him or her to the airport as scheduled with no extra charge.
Their introductory rate is 199. LAX regular fare is 249.
Passengers are allowed to bring one hand carry and one check-in baggage that does not exceed 40×28 inches in size. There is no weight limit.
You may look for Angel at 09177000925/09177943131/09228732639.
CAGATRANSCO RENT A VAN/CAR
This is good for those who travel in a group since you have to rent the entire car or van. If you travel alone, we suggest that you join a group.
Actually, it is not a terminal but a pick-up and drop off point. They are located at Limketkai Center, near DFA and at the Rural Transit Bus Terminal in Agora. Look for their dispatchers in white polo uniform with the logo of CAGATRANSCO. For CDO bound, their booth is located just outside the airport’s arrival area.
Since they are for rent, passengers have to contact the number indicated below for arrangements.
Their van would range from 1,500 pesos to 1,800 pesos while their car is 1,000 to 1,200. Vans can accommodate as much as 18 passengers while their cars can accommodate a maximum of 5.
They have not provided any specifications regarding this matter. Their drivers are trained to assess the baggage if they could accommodate them or not. What is definitely not allowed are those that have strange odors.
Look for Chit Claro at 09177925282 or 09165509688.
SUPER 5 AIRCON BUS AND AIRPORT SHUTTLE
If you still have enough time then go to Bulua Bus Terminal and take Super 5 Aircon Bus. Why Super 5? They offer the convenience of transferring you to their Super 5 airport shuttle.
Take the Super 5 Aircon Bus at West Bound Terminal in Bulua. Then they will disembark you Laguindingan Highway. It is actually a junction where the Super 5 Airport Shuttles are parked. From the highway, the shuttles will take passengers to Laguindingan Airport. You could also take Rural Transit Buses. However, Super 5 operated airport shuttles prioritize their own bus passengers.
Prepare 85 pesos for the aircon bus and additional 50 pesos for the airport shuttle.
There are no baggage restrictions.
You may call or text them at 09177042564 and look for Etta Duhaylungsod.
JEEPNEY AND CDO TRANSCO L300 VAN
This is the cheapest among all the alternative means of transportation. Take a jeep bound for Laguindingan. And from the highway, you take the airport shuttle. If you can not be accommodated by Super 5 operated shuttles, there are other shuttles like the CDOTransco L300 Van.
Laguindingan jeepneys are found at West Bound Bus Terminal and in Bulua National Highway.
The jeepney fare going to Laguindingan is 40 pesos. From Laguindingan highway, take the CDOTransco L300 van to the airport. The fare is P20.
How to get to West Bound Terminal?
There are lots of options for you to reach Bulua West Bound Terminal. If you are in Divisoria, ride a motorela (P7.00) to VIP Hotel and walk towards the bakery named Best Bake along JR Borja Street . Board an Iponan-bound jeepney and tell the driver to drop you off at Westbound Terminal in Bulua. The fare is P10.
From Carmen proper, go to Ororama Carmen. Board a Bulua jeep to Westbound Terminal. The fare is P7.00.
From uptown area (Pueblo de Oro, Xavier Estates, Xavier Heights , Gran Europa, Lumbia) – take the downtown-bound jeepneys like Xavier Heights , Gran Europa and SM-Pueblo de Oro. These jeepneys pass by Divisoria and then proceed to VIP Hotel as indicated above. If you happen to take Lumbia jeepneys, they do not go to Divisoria. Instead, they go direct to their terminal at Carmen Market. From Carmen Market, take a walk to the eastern side where Ororama Carmen is located and follow the route indicated above.
From Patag, Apovel – Board B2 Bulua jeep to Westbound Terminal. The fare is P7.00.
From Iponan – Board jeepneys bound for the city proper. Tell the driver to drop you off at Westbound Terminal. You can also get off at the Iponan National Highway junction and board Iligan-bound buses but chances are you will board non-aircon buses which usually wait for other passengers until they get full which will further delay your travel time. So, it is still best to take the aircon buses at West Bound Terminal.
From Puntod, Macabalan – Board Pier jeep bound for Gaisano. From Gaisano, take a B3 Bulua Jeep that takes you to West Bound Terminal. They are stationed outside Chowking, Gaisano Mall.
From Lapasan, Gusa, Cugman, Tablon, Agusan, Puerto, Bugo – Board city–bound jeepneys (Lapasan, Cugman, Bugo) and get off at Gaisano Mall and follow the instruction indicated above. B3 jeepneys usually load passengers fronting Chowking. Tell the driver to drop you off at Westbound Terminal in Bulua. Another option is to disembark at Malayan Insurance (fronting Provincial Capitol) in Velez then cross the street to the Provincial Capitol side and take an Iponan bound jeepney. Ask the driver to drop you to West Bound Terminal.
From Bukidnon, Butuan, and eastern towns of Misamis Oriental (Tagoloan to Magsaysay) – Board CDO-bound buses and get off at Agora Bus Terminal ( Market City ). Proceed to the north exit (beside Jollibee Market City ) and ride a motorela (P7.00) to Gaisano Mall. You can also ride a jeepney (Lapasan) and get off at Gaisano Mall then take the B3 Jeep bound for West Bound Terminal.
Jeepneys from Jasaan, Villanueva, and Jasaan usually pass by Limketkai Center. You disembark at Limketkai and look for Bulua bound jeepneys stationed there.
To sum up, here is a guide to the transportation modes as listed above, and some tips. Feel free to share this to your friends!
For the Google Maps-inclined, here’s the shuttle terminal locations as plotted in the city.
Thank you for visiting Tsadagyud. We hope that our commuters guide has answered your questions. Happy trip!
This whole article had been copied from facebook because it’s the best compilation of all possible transportation from/to Laguindingan airport.