Getting Around Iligan

Getting around Iligan is a breeze. You will find it easy and cheap to get around Iligan.

You don’t even need to rent a car. Instead, spend your precious vacation time relaxing and let others do the driving. Remember you’re on vacation.

Besides, the rules of the west on driving, simply do not apply here.

Enjoy Iligan and take the jeepney. They’re everywhere. If you want to travel within the city’s boundaries, jeepney all the way.

No matter where you go, you can always take a – jeepney, taxi, sikad (foot-pedaled tricycle), tartanilla (horse-drawn carriage), and the habal-habal (motorcycle-for-hire).

Rent a jeepney for the day – “pakyaw” – and take your family to Timoga pools or visit some of Iligan’s waterfalls. Check out the many things to do in Iligan.



For your convenience, they can drop you off at the Timoga resort entrance. And when you’re ready, let the driver take you back to your home or hotel.

You will find here that getting around Iligan is that easy.

Opt for some comfort…take the taxi

Getting around Iligan in a taxi is another way to enjoy the city. Whether you are going to be here during hot summer days or the rainy days, a taxi is just a phone call away. Taking the taxi may be the only way for some of you out there.

In Iligan, a taxi is never far away. They’re ready when you are. Why walk when you can take a taxi to visit some of Iligan restaurants. Let him know if you want him to pick you up in an hour or two – and don’t forget to tip the driver.

When you are there in Iligan, make a point of going to Buhanginan Hill. Not only you get to visit the mayor, you get a better view overlooking the Iligan Bay.

Be adventurous…ride the bus

Another popular way to get around Iligan and the neighboring towns is by bus.

Not to worry, the highways and local roads are good.

But wait a minute…if you are wondering what the Iligan buses look like, you will be surprise.

Today’s buses in and out of Iligan are different from buses many years ago, really! They are comfortable and inexpensive – still your best option when traveling great distances.

There are now two bus terminals in Iligan – Northbound and Southbound. The latter offers van, jeepney, and of course buses for Marawi City, Lanao Sur, Lanao Norte, Zamboanga and Dipolog.

Here’s an example. A bus ticket from Iligan City to Cagayan de Oro is just over one hundred pesos -equivalent to a little more than two US dollars.



And if you are going the opposite direction to Kapatagan, the fare is less than one hundred pesos. The ride is just a little more than two hours.

Now, you also have the option of taking an air-conditioned or non-air conditioned bus.

Of course, air-conditioned buses cost more than without. But I’m sure you will agree that riding in comfort is the only way to go.

And if you are the adventurous type and prefer island hopping, then experience the islands by taking the Super Ferry.

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