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There are 8 ways to get from Lipa to South Cotabato by bus, plane, ferry, car, taxi, bus and ferry or car ferry

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Bus, fly to General Santos  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Lipa Bus Stop to PITX Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to General Santos (GES) MNL - GES

Cheapest option

Bus, fly to Davao  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Lipa Bus Stop to PITX Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Davao (DVO) MNL - DVO
  3. Take the bus from Davao City to Kidapawan

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Bus, fly to Cotabato  •  6h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Lipa Bus Stop to PITX Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cotabato (CBO) MNL - CBO

Bus, fly to Ozamis, ferry, drive  •  11h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Lipa Bus Stop to PITX Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Ozamis (OZC) MNL - OZC
  3. Take the ferry from Ozamis to Iligan
  4. Drive from Iligan Port to Malingao

Bus, fly to Pagadian, taxi  •  8h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Lipa Bus Stop to PITX Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Pagadian (PAG) MNL - PAG
  3. Take a taxi from Pagadian to Malingao

Taxi, bus and ferry, car ferry, bus  •  37h

  1. Take a taxi from Lipa to San Pedro
  2. Take the bus and ferry from San Pedro to Jagna
  3. Take the car ferry from Jagna to Cagayan De Oro Port
  4. Take the bus from Bulua, Cagayan de Oro to Libungan, Cotabato

Bus and ferry, minivan, bus  •  45h 37m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Turbina to Catbalogan
  2. Take the minivan from Catbalogan to Van-van Tours Tacloban
  3. Take the bus from Tacloban to Davao City
  4. Take the bus from Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal to Midsayap

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Lipa Bus Stop to PITX Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
  2. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port
  3. Take the bus from Bulua, Cagayan de Oro to Libungan, Cotabato
Lipa → South Cotabato
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in South Cotabato is 02 894-26843.

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The cheapest way to get from Lipa to South Cotabato is to bus and fly which costs ₱1,100 - ₱2,500 and takes 8h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Lipa to South Cotabato is to bus and fly which costs ₱1,200 - ₱2,700 and takes 5h 28m.

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The distance between Lipa and South Cotabato is 961 km.

The best way to get from Lipa to South Cotabato without a car is to taxi and bus and ferry and car ferry and bus which takes 37h and costs ₱4,800 - ₱6,000.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Lipa to South Cotabato, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to General Santos Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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AirAsia Philippines, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Manila Airport to General Santos Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in South Cotabato. Prices start at ₱5,000 per night.

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Map of how to get from Lipa to South Cotabato.
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  • Distance: 961 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Lipa, Philippines and South Cotabato, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Lipa to South Cotabato. However, you can take the bus to PITX Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, take the walk to NAIA Rd / Quirino Ave Intersection, Parañaque City, Manila, take the bus to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Departures Ramp, Lungsod ng Pasay, Manila, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to General Santos, then take the taxi to General Santos. Alternatively, you can take the bus to PITX Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, take the walk to NAIA Rd / Quirino Ave Intersection, Parañaque City, Manila, take the bus to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Departures Ramp, Lungsod ng Pasay, Manila, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Cotabato, then take the taxi to Malingao.

Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to General Santos
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱950 - ₱3,400
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₱950 - ₱3,400
Flights from Manila to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,400 - ₱3,700
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱650 - ₱2,500
Flights from Manila to Davao via Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
₱650 - ₱2,500
Flights from Manila to Davao via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱650 - ₱2,500
Flights from Manila to Davao via Panglao Island
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱650 - ₱2,500
Flights from Manila to Ozamis
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,000 - ₱4,200
Flights from Manila to Ozamis via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,000 - ₱4,200
Flights from Manila to Pagadian
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱2,200 - ₱12,000
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to General Santos
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱900 - ₱2,800
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
₱900 - ₱2,800
Flights from Manila to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,400 - ₱4,700
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱800 - ₱2,600
Flights from Manila to Davao via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₱800 - ₱2,600
Flights from Manila to Ozamis
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,100 - ₱2,900
Flights from Manila to Pagadian
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱2,000 - ₱11,000
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to General Santos
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₱1,300 - ₱6,000
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱600 - ₱2,300
Bus operators
Jam
Phone
0917-526-0008
Email
info@jam.com.ph
Website
jam.com.ph
Bus from Lipa Bus Stop to PITX Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱130 - ₱160
Schedules at
jam.com.ph
Davao Metro Shuttle
Phone
+6382.2992961,+63922.8382416
Email
admin@davaometroshuttle.com
Website
davaometroshuttle.com
Bus from Davao City to Kidapawan
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱140 - ₱200
Schedules at
davaometroshuttle.com
Mindanao Star Bus Transport
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal to Kidapawan
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₱160 - ₱230
Schedules at
web.facebook.com
Bus from Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal to Midsayap
Ave. Duration
5h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₱270 - ₱380
Schedules at
web.facebook.com
Silver Star Liner
Website
facebook.com
Bus and ferry from San Pedro to Jagna
Ave. Duration
23h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱2,676
Schedules at
biyaheroes.com
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Bulua, Cagayan de Oro to Libungan, Cotabato
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱230 - ₱550
Schedules at
facebook.com
Pintados Bus
Phone
(02) 900 4800
Website
facebook.com
Bus and ferry from Turbina to Catbalogan
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱1,800
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
bicolisarog.com
Van Van Tours
Website
web.facebook.com
Bus from Catbalogan to Van-van Tours Tacloban
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱170
Schedules at
web.facebook.com
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus from Tacloban to Davao City
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₱750 - ₱1,500
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Ferry operators
Cokaliong Shipping
Phone
(032) 232-7211
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Ozamis to Iligan
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₱230 - ₱400
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
₱230
Tourist
₱310
Cabin
₱400
Suite Room
₱920
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Ferry from Ozamis Pier to Iligan Port
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱200 - ₱900
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
12go.asia
Mega Value Class
₱300 - ₱400
Super Value Class
₱200 - ₱300
Tourist Class
₱500 - ₱800
Cabin for 4
₱700 - ₱900
Car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port
Ave. Duration
41h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₱1,000 - ₱1,600
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
₱1,091
Tourist Class
₱1,575
Super Value Class
₱1,091
Business Class for 8
₱1,927
Cabin for 6
₱2,288
Lite Ferries
Phone
(032)413-2830
Email
info@liteferries.com.ph
Website
liteferries.com.ph
Car ferry from Jagna to Cagayan De Oro Port
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱700 - ₱850
Schedules at
liteferries.com.ph
Book at
liteshipping.barkota.com
Standard
₱700
Tourist
₱825
Other operators
Taxi from Pagadian to Malingao
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Estimated price
₱3,100 - ₱3,700

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