From Sagada, you can go back to Manila via Bontoc then Baguio.
You take this route only when you wish to drop by Bontoc first, or it just so happened that you came to Sagada during a long holiday (Holy Week, Christmas or even a holiday falling on a Friday, Saturday. or Monday) that all the buses going directly to Baguio were filled too soon.
If you do not intend to stay overnight in Bontoc, then you must take the first Sagada-Bontoc jeepney you can get.
Terminal at Bontoc Circle dispatches Dangwa and GL/Lizardo buses in alternating order.
7:00 AM first Trip
2:30 PM *last trip (*During lean season, last trip is at 1:00 PM.)
Rising Sun Bus
Terminal at Municipal Hall dispatches eight (8) Rising Sun buses per day during peak season and 6-7 buses during lean season.
5:00 AM first trip
4:00 PM *last trip (During the lean season, last trip leaves at 3:00 PM.)
Travel time is five hours.
Be sure to check the shorter Sagada-Baguio-Manila option first.
You may also want to try the Sagada-Bontoc-Banaue-Manila route.