The Municipality of San Nicolas is also accessible by air through the Laoag International Airport in Laoag City. There are commercial planes going in and out of Ilocos Norte under the Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. From the airport, one can hail a jeepney to San Nicolas. Flight time from Manila to Laoag City is only 45 minutes. For airfare rates, please refer to this link below.
San Nicolas can be reached by land from Manila. Bus terminals have booking offices in Cubao, Quezon City and Sampaloc, Manila. Travel time is between 8 to 10 hours from Manila, including stopovers during which the buses refuel and allow passengers to take their meals and tend to their personal necessities in terminals along the way. Air conditioned buses such as Maria De Leon Bus Lines, Fariñas Trans, RCJ, Florida Transit, Partas operate daily going to Ilocos Norte with departures starting as early as 4:30am and last trips at 10 in the evening.