This is a CDO – Iligan – Ozamis – Oroquieta – Dipolog detailed travel directions on how to get to these cities, and make do of a smooth travel along Northern Mindanao. There I was looking forward to a long weekend with Pinoy Travel Bloggers who were invited to witness the Hudyaka 2012 at Dipolog City. There were supposedly 10 slots available for bloggers but only 6 people came and celebrated Hudyaka with the locals.
But to get there, we have it to ourselves to get there on time for the busiest part of the month long celebration. Both Chino | Juanderful Pinoy, and Christian | Lakad Pilipinas were doing an early head start as they would do a long, and epic road trip from Manila to Dipolog. Yes. The good thing about their long bus rides and RORO trips in between is that they get to have side trips along the way.
Based in Iligan City, I traveled with Jam | Travel Jams, and Xy-Za | PurpleSlipperz for only half a day road trip to Dipolog City, to meet the rest of the people I’ll be meeting for the first time, and spend Hudyaka with them. Though it was a short road trip for me — I got sick along the way, tortured by with too much sight-seeing during the bus rides. But this is one route I would like to recommend for the many side trips you can have along the way.



Directions, and How to Get There Details for Iligan, Ozamis, Oroquieta, and Dipolog City:
*** Fares may change depending on approved rates:
**POST DATE :June  2012
**RECENT UPDATE :September  2013


1] a] Daily flights to Laguindingan International Airport, CDO
::: From Manila Travel Time
   Flight: ~1H 20mins
   Ferry: ~30H
::: From Cebu Travel Time
   Flight: ~30mins.
   Ferry: ~16H
1] b] Scehduled Ferry to Cagayan de Oro Port
::: From Manila Travel Time
    Ferry: ~30H
::: From Cebu Travel Time
   Ferry: ~16H

2] Laguindingan Airport – Iligan City | North Bound Bus Terminal
:: Shuttle Rate: 50Php Pax
Bus Rate: 85PhP
Travel Time: ~1 hour

3] a] Laguindingan Airport – CDO | Bulua Terminal
:: Shuttle Rate: 100Php Pax
Travel Time: ~1 hour

3] b] CDO | Bulua Terminal – Iligan City | North Bound Bus Terminal
:: Non- Aircon Bus ~40Phph Pax
:: Aircon – NonStop Bus ~ 85PHP Pax
Travel Time ~2H

***CDO-Iligan and vice versa bus fare is presently at 85Php.

::: Private Vehicle
Travel Time: 1H 30mins
::: Bus to Ozamiz City via Mucas
Take the bus at North/South Bound Bus Terminal of Iligan City
Travel Time: 1H 30mins
Fare: 95Php

::: Ferry / RORO
Travel Time: 30-45mins
Ferry Fare: 20Php/child or senior
300Php/private vehicle, driver is free from ferry fare
Terminal Fee ( Ozamiz Passenger Terminal only) 3Php
*** Metered taxi available
Flag down rate: 40Php
*** Rela/Pedicab
Fares: Regular 10Php

1] Daily flights from Manila, Cebu, and Davao – Ozamiz City
::: From Manila Travel Time
Flight: ~1H 20mins
Ferry: ~35H
::: From Cebu Travel Time
Flight: ~30mins.
Ferry: ~14H

2.] Bus to Oroquieta City
Travel Time: 1H 30 mins.
Fare: 65Php (Non-Airconditioned Bus)
90Php ( Airconditioned Bus)


::: Private Vehicle
::: Bus to Dipolog
Travel Time: ~2H 30mins
Fare: 125Php (Non-Airconditioned Bus)
145Php ( Airconditioned Bus)
Fare: 7-10Php

  • beverly

    Nalilito ako Meron bang bus s manila na diretso sa oroquita city?

    • Wala po.. But you can do a Manila – Tacloban – Butuan – Cagayan de Oro – Iligan City – Ozamis – Oroquieta, transfer ka ng mga bus on those stop-overs

  • Jeraldine

    Do you the Directions from ozamiz to Centrio Ayala mall Cagayan De oro? would really appreciate if you can illustrate on how to get there.
    Thanks heaps

    • Hi Jeraldine!

      If you’re coming from Centrio Ayala, you need to get to the Bulua Bus Terminal first. You can either take a taxi (~130PhP) or Jeepney (~14PhP)

      You have 2 options once you get there:
      1] You can ride Ozamis bound bus, or
      2] You can ride Iligan bound bus, then transfer to Ozamis bound bus when you get to Northbound Iligan Bus Terminal at Brgy. Tambo, Iligan City.

      Expect to pay for fares:
      Centrio-Bulua Bus Terminal
      CDO-Ozamis or CDO-Iligan-Ozamis bus fares
      Mukas- Ozamis ferry

      Once the ferry crosses Mukas-Ozamis, you’re at Ozamis Port. You can disembark there, and get a trike to get to where you’re planning to go.

      I highly suggest you take the first option for bus to secure seat/s. I hope that helps!

  • Silverblack

    Hi there…Is there a bus trip from Cagayan de Oro to Dipolog? For how many hours and how much is the fare? Thanks

    • Hi Silverblack, I dont know if there’s a direct CDO-Dipolog bus trip. But if there is you can add the fare from the ones on this blog, and use it as your base fare. Bus fares are based on the travel distance, so it will the near equivalent of the sum of all those fares.

  • ret

    hi is there a barge from ozamiz or oroquieta or dipolog/dapitan straight to cagayan de oro without passing mukas? if so what is the schedule? kindly email me, thank u so much..

  • Ricky

    Good day,

    Is anybody could help me. From Agora Terminal to Laguindingan Airport what it better a Taxi or Bus? How much it cost? and how long is the travel time?

  • sassa

    Could you pls help, how much is the bus fare from CDO to Mukas barge terminal?

  • Svet Soler

    Heloooo .this is svet ..pwede po bang malaman kung ano ang pweding sasakyan galing cagayan airport hanggang dipolog bus terminal?at kung ilang oras ang byahi thank you po :-)!

    • Hi Svet,

      You can takes the Super Five Bus to travel to CDO so that you will stop at the bus terminal. At the bus terminal transfer to Rural Bus Transit bound for Dipolog.

      I hope that helps!

  • Svet Soler

    Heloo. Ma’am Lisa
    Magkano bang pasahi galing cagayan bus terimnal to cagayan airport?and how long?thank you.:-)

  • Wincel Lagrio Aguala

    hi mag kano taxi fare from airport to mukas?

    • Hi Wincel, Unfortunately, di ko alam but it might be pretty hefty kasi sobrang layo nun. Mga 3H30mins more or less ang byahe without traffic na yan.

  • Paul

    Hi! may i ask anong pwedeng mga option na masasakyan from iligan to ozamiz?

    • Hi Paul, Iligan-Ozamis by bus or buy ferry. Di ko alam ung schedule ng ferry ngayon unfortunately.

  • Reyshel Sawitan


    Meron po ba kayo barge schedule from mucas port to ozamis port?

  • Ken Ceora

    good morning,,, gueto kop[o mag travel to oroquita? and diko alam pomunta dun?

    paano po ba pomunta from cagayan de oro to oroquita through land transportation po?? plsss help me po!

    • redsnapper1

      Take the Rural Transit bus or Super Five bus from CDO to Oroquieta City.