How to go to Subic Olongapo, Zoobic Safari, and Ocean Adventure from Manila

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You might be asking this same question if your going to subic, Olongapo for the first time. My family went to Subic, Olongapo to visit Zoobic Safari and Ocean Adventure.  We were like you during that time, we were afraid because we never know the culture of the people there. We also think that we might get lost since we’re not familiar with the place. I could describe the people in Subic as helpful, accommodating and I think the place was safe to stay. Before anything else you may check this link for Discounted tickets to Zoobic Safari or Tour Packages. These were copies given to me by one of their Zoobic Safari sales agent in Makati.

how to go to subic by victory liner
Victory Liner Terminal in Espana

Actually going to Subic, Olongapo is not that difficult, much better if you have your own transportation but if you prefer to ride bus from Manila you can head to Victory Liner Terminal of your choice. If you are Near Pasay then it would be better to go to Victory Liner Terminal in EDSA. In Caloocan there is also victory liner near grand central mall. In our case since we are near in Tayuman we take the Espana or Sampaloc terminal. From Sampaloc the whole trip was approximately 4 hours including traffic.

Fare and Trip Schedule

From Caloocan to Olongapo City

  • 4:30AM to 9:00PM (every 30 minutes)       P196.00-aircon (one-way only)

From Pasay to Olongapo

  • 4:00AM to 7:00PM (every hour)                 P211.00-aircon (one-way only)

From Sampaloc to Olongapo

  • 5:00AM to 7:00PM (every hour)                 P201.00-aircon (one-way only)

All Victory liner bus do stopover at Sta. Cruz Lubao Pampanga the bus would arrive approximately 3 hours after leaving the terminal. While having the stop over you have 15 minutes to do anything, stores are available, comfort rooms, fast foods. By the way the cheeseburger there does not taste good.

After an hour you’ll arrived at Victory Liner Terminal in Olongapo. From the terminal available transportation are tricycle, Taxi, and passenger jeep. Public transportation there is color coded so you won’t get lost just ask the driver about the address of the place you’re looking for. For the taxi you might wonder but it was not the typical taxi look of manila. You can determine legal taxi from colorum if it has body number similar to the picture below. Also don’t be shocked because taxi fares were expensive in Olongapo.

Olongapo Color coded Jeep

Legitimate taxi in Olongapo has this kind of body number

So there you go, be safe during your travel. If you had any plan going to Zoobic Safari or Ocean Adventure you have to ride taxi because there is no public transportation that can pass through SMBA area. Now if your looking for place to stay in Olongapo you may browse this article apartelle or apartment rates at Php 950 per day. You may read our Zoobic Safari Tour and Ocean Adventure Tour


  1. eljun says

    Great one! Thanks!
    I will share my experience too once I get to Subic!

    I am now reserved for an overnight stay in Aotriz Apartment.

    I am super duper excited! Hehe :)


  2. Ann says

    Hello. Thanks for this helpful blog. We’re planning to go to Subic din kasi and we don’t have a car. I would just like to have an idea how much would be the taxi fare from Victory terminal to Zoobic and Zoobic to Aotriz Apt. And, kinontrata niyo nalang ba yung driver? How much did it cost you?

    • mattscradle says

      Hi Ann, nung nag tour kami it cost us 3K for the whole day trip kinontrata na po kasi namin yung taxi. Mas tipid po kasi pag naka kontrata na yung taxi. Depende na lang po sa pag uusap nyo nung driver. Nung time namin hatid sundo talaga kami from aotriz apt to zoobic to ocean adventure then go back to aotriz then to Victory Liner terminal.

      • jhei-em says

        sir, if ocean adventure lang kaya? how much kaya abutin nung taxi? parang di ko kasi kaya maglabas ng 3k for taxi alone e. hehe

  3. Ann says

    Ah. So binalikan din kayo nung taxi the day after your tour in zoobic?
    Rare po ba taxi sa olongapo? Or pagbaba naman namin ng victory terminal marami na?

    • mattscradle says

      Opo usually binibigay nila calling card nila so you can refer them to your friends at para madali po silang macontact. Medyo madalang po ang taxi pero I suggest dun sa terminal mag tanong tanong po kayo kung saan ang taxi waiting area. Ituturo po nila yun.

  4. Albert says

    hi!any advice po sa pagbabayad ng taxi rent? after ba ng tour? or before going to manila?since sila din po pala ang mayari ng apartment.

    • mattscradle says

      Nung kami po after kami ihatid sa victory liner saka lang po kami nagbayad ng taxi rent. Depende po yun sa pag uusap nyo sir.

  5. RON says

    sir matt,how about from VICTORY LINER TERMINAL(SUBIC) to TREETOP ADVENTURE,magkano po ba?AND anong oras po ba yung last bus FROM SUBIC TO MANILA???

  6. Ann says

    Okay. Thank you po.
    About the Aotriz Apartment, ilang units ba meron sila dun? Dapat po ba kami magpabook or pwedeng walk-in nalang?

    • mattscradle says

      I suggest po na if ever pupunta kayo tawagan nyo po muna yun landlord para po mai-reserve kayo also to know if merong vacant. Ang pagkakatanda ko meron silang 8 apartment units.

  7. larribel says


    Hi.. Me and my bf are planning to visit ocean adventure park next month. Kaya lang hindi namin alam kung paano pupunta doon..

    We will be coming from castillejos, zambales. Bago lang kami dito kayo wala kami masyadong alam sa mode of transpo for ocean adventure park.

    Do we have to make a reservation before going there or. Pwede Kaya doon na kami bibili ng ticket for their show?

    Ano po sasakyan namin if galing mismo sa subic? May taxi ba na pwedeng pumasok o maghatid sa amin? Gusto ko talaga pumunta kaya lang wala talaga akong idea. Ask kami ng mga neighbors dito pero wala din silang alam..

    Help please!!

    Thank you!!

    • mattscradle says

      Hi Larribel, you don’t need to make a reservation since you can buy the ticket directly at the park entrance. Taxi po ang easiest mode of transportation since wala pong PUV na nakakapasok sa loob ng SBMA. I have no idea on how to get to ocean park if coming from Zambales since I’m from Manila po. Sorry.

  8. siennas says

    hi. from subic park and shop po ano na sasakyan papunta ocean adventure? and from ocean adventure paano po papunta zoobic safari? badly need your answer sir. please, and thanks

    • mattscradle says

      There is no public transportation that will pass by Ocean Adventure and Zoobic Safari. So I suggest that you hire taxi, then ask the driver to wait or ask if the driver accept a contract.

  9. jhei-em says

    mahal pala ng taxi dun, mukhang mas okay pa mag-hire na lang ng van.

    how much po yung accomodation niyo dun sa apartment? malayo po ba sa ocead adventure mismo?

    • mattscradle says

      950 pesos po for 24 hours ang accommodation namin sa aotriz apartment. Mga 25 minutes drive po sya papuntang ocean adventure.

  10. Chaichai says

    Hello, i would like to ask if meron bang transpo na hindi by land? yung gagamitin ung ferry? kung eron, papaano at saan ba pweding sumakay? thanks! :)

  11. jhei-em says

    guys, nakahanap kami ng murang way going to ocean adventure (actually libre siya). go to the golden dragon parking lot (victory liner bus passes this way) around 7-730am. hanapin niyo yung shuttle service ng ocean adventure. actually for staff siya but when we asked kung pwede makisabay, pwede daw. tinanong namin yung mga staff na na-encounter namin through the day, pwede naman daw talaga, basta hindi pa puno yung bus, e madami naman din sila shuttle, mga 4 ata nakita ko dun.

    going back ganun din, 3:15 yung alis ng bus. muntik na kaming maiwan, hehe. meron pa daw after, kaso mas marami ng staff na sasakay so baka hindi kami mabigyan ng seats, so kinuha na namin.

    by the way, 2 lang kami. not sure if big groups kaya. hope this helps c”,)

    • grace says

      hi jhei-em, san banda naman ung shuttle ng ocean adventure m nkita un? anu ung specific place dindaanan ng victory liner bus? tnx for sharing that with us :’)

      • jhei-em says

        sa parking ng golden dragon, malapit lang siya sa may SM, walking distance lang. but you have to be there early c”,)

  12. Sheila says

    Hi! Thanks for this information. Nakareserve na kami ng tickets for next month. Kaso yung hotel namin is located in Angeles Malabanias Clark Perimeter.. How much po kaya ang taxi if from zoobic safari going there? Thank u so much!

  13. Zenaida Pantanilla says

    gun day po,..ask ko lang po sana kng anong color ng jeep going to smba from terminal ng olongapo thnx..where going to subic safari po e,..

  14. nightfall says

    well as tip of advice for those coming from manila, you can drop off at the Harbor Point and Subic Bay Freeport Zone to shortcut the riding of yellow jeep. look for the Golden Dragon Restaurant and ask the dispacther where is the free shuttle Blue bus of Ocean Adventure.

  15. malou g gay says

    san ba ung SM na sinasabi nyo… SM north edsa ba yan? kasi meron din kasi SM sa san lazaro na malapit din sa victory liner ung victory liner sa recto.. at pareho pong malapit sa lugar ko… linaw linaw ko lang po sa SM… :) thanks

  16. monelle ann abogadie says

    easiest way..
    sakay lang ng victory liner
    pag baba sa terminal ng olongapo sakay lng kayo ng yellow jip 8php per person sabihin nyo sa driver sa sbma main gate. ibababa kayo sa my tapat ng sm . lakad kayo sa my tuloy and pag nasa entrance na kayo ng sbma my sbma police dun then dun kayo mag tanong san terminal ng taxi. di ka makakapasok dun pag wala pang 8am dahil magchecheck sila ng ID. kung sbma employee ka. mahigpit din sila even at night di pwede tambay kung saan saan lng. kaya mas safe. walking distance lng. mas maganda kung sbma taxi kesa yung sa labas mas mahal..tapos kung san mo gusto pumunta ask mon lng sa driver :) you can also enjoy outside of sbma. you can walk along the highway hindi k maliligaw dahil color coded ang jeepney’s even tricycles .unlimited din ang beaches and resorts.. hehe yun lng :)

  17. dash says

    hello..were planning po mag vacation sa olongapo, punta po kami ng safari and ocean adventure, sa ocean adventure po ba malapit na ba dun ang harbor mall (ayala) walking distance lang ba? o jeep or taxi? para masulit din namin yung vacation namin, kais 1day lang ang plan nmin magbakasyon, many thanks

  18. Sang says

    Me, my mom and my brother were planning to go to Ocean Adventure, Zoobic Dafari and Tree Top Adventure for the first time. We’re from Tarlac City. Kakayanin po ba ang one whole day visit? Magkakalapit lang po ba mga yan? Wala rin po kaming sariling sasakyan. I need your help po on how to get there. Thanks po!

  19. chad says

    I’ll be there this coming christmas! JUST ALONE TO BE THERE..refreshing…exploring by getting out from my comfort zone. hehee..

    Let me know what the beauty has in Olongapo. THANKS!

  20. christian says

    Hi mangagaling kami sa caloocan victory pupunta muna kami zoobic safari ng morning and 2pm kami check in sa tiara subic how much will it cost kapag nag hire kami ng taxi from the terminal ng subic willing ba mag antay yung taxi hanggang bumalik kami ng hotel and the other day hatid niya kami sa victory liner.

  21. mikmik says

    hello po, ask ko lang po kung may transportation ba sa may Zoobic pabalik ng Olonggapo kung hindi man kami mag arkila ng taxi? or need talaga na arkilahin yun? wala bang mga ska stand by na transpo ang Zoobic for some customers? or kahit mga naka stand by or waiting na taxi sa labas? thanks a lot :))))

    • says

      Hi Mikmik, ang pagkakatanda ko wala pong taxi na nakapila dun sa zoobic going back to olongapo. Pwede po siguro kunin nyo yung contact number nung taxi na maghahatid sa inyo sa zoobic then pag pauwi na kayo mga 1 hour before kayo umuwi tawagan nyo po para magpasundo kayo. Yun po eh kung papayag yung taxi sa ganung agreement.

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