Car Hire at Bancasi Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015.
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Where to hire a car at Bancasi Airport
As a small airport in Butuan City that only handles domestic flights to and from Cebu and Manila in the Philippines, Bancasi Airport only has one terminal building with basic facilities and services. There are no known rent-a-car providers operating here; however, there are a number of companies serving Butuan City and the province of Agusan del Norte in the country’s Caraga region. Some of the available car rental companies serving the area include Caraga Rent A Car, Medina Car Rentals, Tandag Car Rentals, Mahinog Car Rentals, Socorro Car Rentals, Surigao Car Rentals, Camiguin Car Rentals, Vertex Cargo Corp., Mambajao Car Rentals, Manolo Fortich Car Rentals, Malaybalay Car Rentals, Hinatuan Island Car Rentals, Cagayan de Oro Car Rentals, and Sayak Car Rentals. Avis and Europcar also have locations in nearby Cagayan de Oro City. Aside from rent-a-car companies, there are also many independent providers in the city that advertise their vehicles for hire.
These providers may not be located inside the airport premises, but they offer pick-up and drop-off services anywhere you prefer in the area, including Bancasi Airport in Butuan City. No matter how long your stay will be in Butuan City, there is a car rental service suitable to your needs and preferences. Find the best deal through Skyscanner and you don’t have to worry about taking public transport to get around. With rent-a-car options, you can explore exciting new places in the Agusan del Norte province on your own schedule. Along with the vehicle, you can also hire a driver that is knowledgeable in the area, so you could go on to your destination with no hassle.
What to expect when hiring a car from Bancasi Airport
When renting a car from Bancasi Airport in Butuan City, make sure to prepare your driver’s license (photocard and paper counterpart). Some companies will also require you to provide a down payment via credit card or remittance, and will ask for the remaining balance upon returning the vehicle. Please make sure to bring cash in local currency with you, as some may not accept credit card or debit. Also note that you may be required to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in the Philippines, although the legal driving age is 18 years old. For drivers aged 18-21, a young driver surcharge may apply.
One of the policies for car rentals in the Philippines is that you should return the car with a full fuel tank. Some suppliers charge for the fuel, but will refund the fee upon returning of the vehicle – that is, if the fuel tank is full. Otherwise, a corresponding charge will apply.
The main road off Bancasi Airport is the Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Road. It leads to Montilla Blvd. and JC Aquino Avenue to the city proper of Butuan City. Along these roads, there are about eight gas stations, including those operated by Shell, Caltex, and Petron.
Driving around Bancasi Airport
Butuan City is only a 14-minute drive away from Bancasi Airport, approximately 11.5 kilometers southwest. Take Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Road to Montilla Blvd. and JC Aquino Avenue. When driving within the city, you may also encounter the Mayor Democrito O. Plaza II Avenue Circumferential Road, which is a 14-kilometer diversion road from Brgy. Bancasi to the southern part of the city, which then crosses the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge to the main highway in Baan. The Diosdado Macapagal Bridge is the longest bridge in Mindanao and provides an alternate route across the Agusan River, connecting the Philippine-Japan Friendship Highway and the Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Road.
Getting to your destination
Compared to the more popular cities in Caraga and Northern Mindanao regions, Butuan City in Agusan del Norte province is not exactly a very touristy place. However, some of the attractions you can see here include the Rizal Park, Banza Church Ruins, Balanghai Shrine Museum, Magellan’s Anchorage, and Delta Discovery Park. From here, explore other nearby cities with your rented car.
The capital city of Agusan del Norte, Cabadbaran City has a rich cultural heritage apparent in its preserved colonial period houses and archaeological collections. Ecotourism is popular here, with Caraga’s highest peak, long tunnels, and adventure tourism sites as the main attractions.
Via the Pan-Philippine Highway/AH26, it will take only 41 minutes of driving from Bancasi Airport in Butuan City to Cabadbaran City. The distance is approximately 40 kilometers.
Surigao City in the province of Surigao del Norte province is among the oldest port towns in Mindanao. It serves as a jump off point to Siargao, Dinagat, and Bucas Grande islands.
Off Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Road, cross the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge to Pan-Philippine Highway/AH26. The drive takes approximately two hours between Bancasi Airport and Surigao City, with a distance of about 128 kilometers.
Cagayan de Oro
This first-class, highly urbanized and capital city of the province of Misamis Oriental serves as the regional center for Northern Mindanao. The most popular tourism activities promoted here are whitewater rafting and kayaking.
Three hours from Bancasi Airport in Butuan City is Cagayan de Oro, approximately 168 kilometers southwest of the airport. Take Butuan-Cagayan de Oro-Iligan Road to Villanueva-Claveria Road, which leads to Pan-Philippine Highway then to Galaxy Road in Cagayan de Oro.