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

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

25 comments… add one

  • matt June 30, 2010, 3:20 am

    yes, grabe nga dun kasi ang mahal ng transporation

  • matt March 15, 2011, 6:55 pm

    thanks please share.

  • eljun June 15, 2011, 8:04 am

    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 :)


  • Ann January 3, 2012, 1:13 pm

    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?

    • jhei-em May 11, 2012, 7:31 am

      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

  • Ann January 8, 2012, 5:55 pm

    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?

  • Albert January 9, 2012, 2:05 am

    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 January 9, 2012, 5:19 am

      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.

  • mattscradle February 14, 2012, 1:41 pm

    Magka lapit lang po yung dalawa mga 10 minutes drive lang po.

  • elvie April 15, 2012, 10:53 am

    good day!

    asked me lng po if may malapit din na dapat na liguan sa apartelle ninyo.

  • mattscradle April 15, 2012, 1:40 pm

    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.

  • Norman Lacayanga April 23, 2012, 7:13 am

    my masakyan po s victory liner terminal olongapo pauwi s tarlac.? Kc d2 po kc me tarlac.

  • jhei-em May 9, 2012, 12:41 am

    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 May 9, 2012, 10:13 am

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

  • mattscradle June 15, 2012, 5:02 am

    Hi Jhei em, thanks for sharing.

  • grace June 21, 2012, 5:36 am

    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 June 30, 2012, 12:48 pm

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

  • Sheila November 15, 2012, 3:33 am

    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!

  • joan December 16, 2012, 6:27 am

    help naman po~
    ano po easy way from angeles or sn. fernando to victory liner terminal olonggapo?

  • nightfall April 27, 2013, 11:20 pm

    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.

  • Matt October 1, 2013, 8:29 am

    I think so din po. Although some animals like polar bear can be found sa SG Zoo.

  • dash October 4, 2013, 12:30 pm

    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

  • Adam Articona November 12, 2013, 11:51 am

    Its not possible. Based on my experience Zoobic Safari and Ocean Adventure would take 1 whole day.

  • chad November 28, 2013, 2:47 pm

    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!

  • Adam Articona February 10, 2014, 9:53 am

    Ocean Park po ba as in Manila Ocean Park? Sakay lang po kayo ng LRT then baba kayo sa UN station. From there you can ride a cab papuntang manila ocean park.

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