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There are 7 ways to get from Manila to San Mateo by bus, taxi, car, train or plane

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Bus GV Florida Transport, INC.  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the bus from GV Florida Station Manila to Jones, San Agustin

$23 - $27

Cheapest option

Bus 5 Star Bus Company  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Five Star Sampaloc Terminal to Santiago

$15 - $21

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Bus Victory Liners  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Manila Sampaloc to Santiago

$16 - $22

Taxi  •  4h 54m

  1. Take a taxi from Manila to San Mateo 219.4 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  4h 54m

  1. Drive from Manila to San Mateo 219.4 miles

$28 - $45

Train, fly to Cauayan  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Doroteo Jose LRT to Gil Puyat LRT
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cauayan (CYZ) MNL - CYZ

$45 - $253

Fly to Tuguegarao, taxi  •  4h 27m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Tuguegarao (TUG) MNL - TUG
  2. Take a taxi from Tuguegarao to San Mateo

$68 - $254

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to San Mateo is to bus which costs ₱800 - ₱1,100 and takes 8h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to San Mateo is to train and fly which costs ₱2,400 - ₱14,000 and takes 3h 15m.

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The distance between Manila and San Mateo is 261 km. The road distance is 351.1 km.

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The best way to get from Manila to San Mateo without a car is to bus which takes 6h 42m and costs ₱1,200 - ₱1,500.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Manila to San Mateo, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Cauayan Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manila to San Mateo is 351 km. It takes approximately 4h 54m to drive from Manila to San Mateo.

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Cebu Pacific and Cebgo offer flights from Manila Airport to Cauayan Airport.

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There are five+ hotels available in San Mateo. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to San Mateo.
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  • Distance: 163.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and San Mateo, Cagayan Valley, Philippines?

GV Florida Transport, INC. operates a bus from Manila to San Mateo once daily. Tickets cost $11 and the journey takes 6h.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Cauayan
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Flights from Manila to Tuguegarao
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $180
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Cauayan
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $480
Train operators
Light rail Transit Authority
Phone
+63 (2) 647-3452
Email
pro@lrta.gov.ph
Website
lrta.gov.ph
Train from Doroteo Jose LRT to Gil Puyat LRT
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
lrta.gov.ph
Bus operators
GV Florida Transport, INC.
Website
facebook.com
Bus from GV Florida Station Manila to Jones, San Agustin
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Manila to San Mateo
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
Estimated price
$95 - $120
MGE Taxi
Phone
+63 2 3636 096
Basic Taxi
Phone
+63 2 352 7777

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