Sunday, August 04, 2013

LAGUINDINGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT | Transportation Guide | How Get There Directions

When Laguindingan International Airport opened, and received it's first inbound domestics flights last June 15, 2013, commuters have been hesitant as to transportation arrangements that would accommodate them. Laguindingan International Airport, contrary to what most people believe, is not located at Cagayan de Oro City. It is located at the Municipality of Languindingan that is now that the entry and exit for air travel for Northern Mindanao Philippines.  Here is a detailed guide on how to get to, and from Laguindigan International Airport if you're going to or coming from it's neighboring cities --- Cagayan de Oro City, and/or Iligan City.


List of Laguindingan International Airport Transfers

Post Dated: August 2013

Recent Update: November 2013

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY to LAGUINDIGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & vice versa

Magnum Express 199PhP/Pax  Rate
852 - 1999
Schedules:   4:00 AM - 3:00PM (CDO - LIA) ; one hour interval
Location:     Magnun Radio at CM Recto, CDO | LIA's Arrival Terminal
Baggage Allowance: Passenger is allowed to bring only one carry-on, and one luggage with no weight restrictions. Balikbayan boxes, or packages large enough to occupy one seat is allowed, and is charged with rate equivalent to one person or what is appropriate.



Laguindingan Airport Express | LAX 199PhP/Pax  Rate
0917.700.09250917.794.31310922.873.2639
Location:     Fronting Seda Hotel, East Entrance of Centrio Mall, CDO | LIA's Arrival Terminal
Baggage Allowance: Passenger is allowed to bring only one carry-on, and one luggage with no weight restrictions.


ILIGAN CITY to LAGUINDIGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT & vice versa



CDOTransco 130PhP/Pax LIA - Iligan City
( Commuters Drivers & Operators Transport Cooperative)
0942.447.555 | 0923694.6442 | 0942.280.0004 | 0943.620.0417 | 0943.628.2572
Schedules:   3:00AM (First Trip) Iligan City- LIA
Location:     Petron Tibanga near H30 | LIA's Arrival Terminal
As of writing, this is the only shuttle/van transport that ferries passengers directly from Iligan City to Laguindigan Airport and vice versa. Baggage Allowance: Passenger is allowed to bring only one carry-on, and one luggage with no weight restrictions, packages, or balikbayan boxes may be charged depending on size.


Super 5 Airport Shuttle & Transport 85Php Bus Fare + 50PhP/Pax for Airport Shuttle
0917.704.2564
Schedules:   4:00 AM  First Trip Iligan - LIA
Location:    Buses at: Iligan City Northbound Bus Terminal or Bulua Bus Terminal | LIA's Arrival Terminal
Baggage Allowance: No specifics.
Note: All Super 5 Bus Passengers from Iligan City, and CDO are prioritized of the Airport Shuttle. Just inform the bus conductor that you're bound for Laguindingan International Airport. The bus will drop passengers off at the LIA highway terminal, and a shuttle awaits them for their transfer.

Taxi's
Location: Further outside the LIA's Arrival Terminal (one has to walk a bit out of the parking area)
Note: I can not say for sure how much a taxi would charge for a CDO-LIA or vice versa, or an Iligan - LIA or vice versa transport. Flag down rate is still at 40PhP, and then the rate would depend on the distance covered by the vehicle. Other taxi drivers charge passengers per agreed price. You can also ask if they can directly take you to CDO, or Iligan City for an agreed price. For Iligan City bound passengers, rate can be 1,500-2,000PhP.


TRAVEL NOTES:
+ For CDO - Laguindingan International Airport & v.v. commuters:
  • You can check the vans that transfers passengers to Laguindingan International Airport at their stations/terminals.
  • If you're planning to take the bus, you can take different bus lines at Bulua Bus Terminal, but the Super 5 Airport Shuttle prioritizes their bus passengers. I suggest you take the Super 5 bus line.
  • If you just flew in, and your destination is CDO, you can take any van as it will take you within CDO city proper. Choose which van drop off points will be near your destinations.
  • If you just flew in, and your destination is the neighboring place of CDO, you can take the airport shuttle - bus line. It will drop off passengers at Bulua Bus Terminal, and from there, you can take the a Agora Bus Terminal bound jeepneys found inside terminal.

For Iligan City - Laguindingan International Airport & v.v. commuters:

FOR SUPER 5 & RURAL TRANSIT BUS PASSENGERS:
***You can take different bus lines at Iligan City Northbound Bus Terminal, both Super 5, and Rural Transit has their own Airport Shuttles that prioritizes their bus passengers.
***NOTE: From Iligan City, you will take the Super 5, or Rural Transit bus, and be dropped off at their terminal at the national highway where the shuttle will pick you up. From the Airport, the shuttle will only take you up until the their terminal at the national highway where you will wait for one of their buses to accommodate you.
*** Super 5 bus lines has new, and clean bus, and I love this bus line for their strong marketing skills, but I have a problem with their bus intervals, of which they (most of the time) wait to have all bus seats filled before going. For a traveler, this can be very frustrating to be told of a 15 minute interval, only to check your watch that it's has exceeded that. I suggest you do an early head start to make sure you get to your flight on time. Unfortunately, as of this updated writing (November 2013), I have not yet tried the Rural Transit Bus - Airport Shuttle transfer.



FOR BUS - AIRPORT TAXI PASSENGERS:
***Rate will be the same as you travel from Iligan City to Cagayan de Oro City. A bus stop is intended for all other bus lines (except Super 5) where Taxi wait. No shuttle/vans are available at this bus stop.
***Flag down rate is still at 40PhP, and then the rate would depend on the distance covered by the vehicle. Other taxi drivers charge passengers per agreed price. 

FOR CDOTransco:
***The only transportation that directly ferries the passenger from the airport to Iligan City. Vans are small (multicab vans) but they do not wait out for the all the seats to be taken. This one is ideal for large groups, or travelers with balikbayan boxes, or large baggages. You can ask to pay for the whole van to take you to Iligan City, and also ask them to take you to your home/office address to help you with your stuff.
***For travelers new to Iligan, I like that CDOTransco would drop the passengers off as far into the city proper at Gaisano Mall, or take you to your home/office address for large group/families. 
***Please contact the numbers above for bookings & reservations

For traveler's who are  planning trips within Northern Mindanao:
Please check out  destination posts HERE, these might help you on your travel destination around Northern Mindanao.



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