The Province of Bukidnon, Philippines is a landlocked area. Hence, it is only accessible only by air and land. While there are several mini-airstrips around the province, these are owned by private firms. The only two nearest commercial airstrips are the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental and the Davao City International Airport in Lanang.
While the Lumbia Airport in Cagayan de Oro is still operational, only chartered planes and government air vehicles can use it now. Commercial airplanes now land at Laguindingan Airport. Here’s how to get to Laguindingan Airport, how to navigate the airport and what to ride from there to reach either Cagayan de Oro or Iligan.
From Cagayan de Oro City:
* Public transportation: as soon as you arrive in Cagayan de Oro, head to the Agora Bus Terminal in Lapasan. That’s where the Super 5 and Rural Transit Mindanao, Inc (RTMI) buses are. The RED RTMI buses are those that go to Bukidnon while Super 5 buses come in various colors. Look for the buses bound for either VALENCIA or DAVAO. Bus fare from Cagayan de Oro to Malaybalay City is P145.00 (airconditioned bus). Senior citizen or student fare is Php 115.00 Bukidnon’s capital, Malaybalay City, is roughly two and a half hours away and is where most, if not all, Kaamulan Festival activities are held.
There are also vans and taxis for hire.
Van for rent – Contact Happy Cool Runnings via Facebook or by calling 09179680228. This is an airconditioned van complete with surround sound (you can play your Spotify playlist if you want), TV screens and a cooler (optional).
Taxi drivers usually charge Php 3,000 from Agora to Malaybalay City proper (one way trip only). A maximum of 4 people can ride the taxi. There are vans that also ply the CDO to Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon route.
From Davao City:
* Public transportation: from the Davao City International Airport, take a cab going towards the Ecoland Integrated Bus Terminal. Travel is about half an hour so be prepared to pay at least P300.00 for the ride. At the terminal, look for the red Rural Transmit (RTMI) buses bound for CAGAYAN DE ORO. From Davao City to Malaybalay City, Bukidnon’s capital, it will take you roughly five hours via public transportation. Bus fare from Davao City to Malaybalay City is around P480.00 (airconditioned bus).
You can ride passenger vessels from Cebu, Bohol, Surigao and Manila to reach Cagayan de Oro City. Check the websites of Superferry, 2Go, Trans Asia Shipping Lines and Sulpicio Lines.
Transportation modes in the Province of Bukidnon:
* There are buses that ply along most of the major areas in the province.
* There are also large, double tire jeepneys that can take you from one municipality to another.
* Within the cities of Malaybalay and Valencia, multicabs and motorelas are the main methods of transportation.
* Within smaller municipalities, “habal-habal” or motorcycles are the main methods of transportation. Note, however, that these motorcycles usually carry heavy loads (three, four or even five people plus baggages, animals, baskets et al)
* While there are no taxi cabs that operate within the province of Bukidnon, you may chance upon some. These taxi cabs are usually contracted from Cagayan de Oro and just want to get some passengers while on their way back to the city.
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