Coming to Bontoc has two routes :
1. Via Maharlika Highway (Manila-Bulacan-Nueva Ecija-Nueva Vizcaya-Ifugao)
1.1. Public Transport (estimated travelling time = 12 hours)
1.1.1. Cable Tours leaves the terminal, in front of Trinity College in Quezon City, every eight-thirty in the evening. The bus arrives in Bontoc at around eight in the morning. Bus Fare is P650.00. Going back, the bus leaves Bontoc every three o’clock in the afternoon and arrives in Manila around three o’clock in the morning. Contact Numbers for ticket reservations : 0918-521-6790 ; 0927-265-39-29 ;  606-80-13
1.1.2. Florida Bus leaves the Sampaloc Terminal at ten-thirty in the evening. It arrives in Banaue, Ifugao at around six o’clock in the morning. After sightseeing with the majestic rice terraces in Banaue, you may take the passing busses going to Bontoc starting ten o’clock in the morning. The last bus passes Banaue at around twelve noontime. Bus fare is P100. Or you may join the hired jeep of local tourists who are going to Sagada. They are charging P250 per head but you may ask for a discount because yours destination is only in Bontoc.
1.2. Private Car/Bus (estimated travelling time = 10 hours)
If you are going to travel from Manila during daytime, it is advisable to take SCTEX in order to avoid the traffic in the long stretch of Bulacan. The Route in Bulacan is best during night time.
From Carranglan, which is the last municipality of Nueva Ecija in the north, the Maharlika Highway stretches to Nueva Vizcaya. You will pass the towns of Aritao, Bambang, Bayombong, Solano and Bagabag. After central Bagabag is a junction. At the right is the way going to the province of Ifugao and the main highway at the left leads to Isabela.
The first town of Ifugao is Lamut. Lagawe, the capital town, is next after one hour drive. The entrance to Lagawe is the Ibulao Bridge which crosses the Ibulao River. The famous Halsema Mountain Highway which runs thru the Central Cordillera Range starts in Lagawe. A 45-minute drive from Lagawe will lead to the well known town of Banaue.
From Banaue, you will traverse a newly concreted winding and scenic road that connects Ifugao and Mountain Province. The highest part of the highway is Mt. Polis. Then you will pass the farming community of Bayyo with its awesome rice terraces. Next is Talubin which has a junction. The left road is the one that leads to Bontoc after thirty minutes of driving.
2. Via Halsema Mountain Highway (Baguio City-Mountain Province)
2.1. Public Transport (Estimated travelling time = five to six hours)
2.1.1. First bus of LIZARDO TRANS leaves six o’clock in the morning while the last trip is scheduled at one in the afternoon. Fare is P220.00.
2.1.2. RISING SUN (Magsaysay Station)has its first trip at six in the morning and the last bus leaves at four in the afternoon. Fare is P190.00.
2.2. Private Car/Bus (Estimated travelling time = four to five hours)
From La Trinidad, you will traverse the long winding road of the famous Halsema Mountain Highway. You will pass the towns of Tublay, Atok and Buguias. Mount Data serves as the boundary between Benguet and Mountain Province. From Mount Data, the highway stretches to Sadsadan, the upper portion of Mountain Province’s biggest town : Bauko. The Maba-ay Junction in Bauko may serve as your rest area. Then you will proceed to the next town Sabangan. Along the highway is Panorama Coffee Shop which has a viewpoint for a spectacular scenery of the rice terraces of the town. Bontoc is just a forty-five minutes drive from Sabangan.