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Take the local bus from Manila to Puerto Galera! Recommended for repeat customers and backpackers. How to get to Puerto Galera.


How to get to Puerto Galera from Manila

To get to Puerto Galera from Manila, you’ll need to take a bus and bunker boat to get there. In this article, I’ll show you the cheapest way to get to Batangas by local bus, which is a great way for backpackers to get to the ferry terminal!

Recommended for the following people

  • I want to get to Puerto Galera on the cheap anyway! We’ve got all the time in the world! The person who says.
  • I’ve been to the Philippines many times, so I don’t have to worry about getting around locally! The person who says.
  • You’ve been around Asian countries in a backpack, local travel is a staple! The person who says.


1. Bus (Manila-Batangas)
2. Ferry (Batangas-Puerto Galera ports)

There are three routes from Batangas to Puerto Galera: “To Muelle” and “To Baratero”.

Time required

Bus: about 2 hours
Ferry: about 1 hour
The bus route from Manila can take more than 2 hours if you get stuck in a traffic jam.
. The last boat from Batangas to Puerto Galera on Mindoro Island is around 17:00. It is recommended to leave early so that you do not have to spend one night in Batangas in a hurry.


1.One way by bus: about 156php~166php
2.One way ferry: 300-400php(ticket fee + Batangas port terminal fee 30php)
3. Puerto Galera Environmental Conservation Fee: Php 120

By local bus: Manila to Batangas

The bus to Batangas departs from JAM Transit and JAC Liner, which is located near Gil Puyat station.

If you say “Batangas Pier?” and ask a staff, he will tell you. There are many buses that stop at all companies, but it is a good idea to check the destination board on the front of the driver’s seat before boarding.

JAM Transit

JAC Liner

No matter which bus company you choose, there is not much difference in price or vehicle. There are air-conditioned and Wi-Fi buses available.
. Don’t expect too much wi-fi.
. I don’t even know what the hell an air-conditioned bus is, that cold! It is recommended to bring a jacket.

You can buy a ticket at the counter of each company, or when you get on board, the tour guide will sell you a ticket while going around the seats. It is recommended to buy in the bus because it is troublesome to buy at the counter, and if there is a bus that seems to leave at the right time, it is better to take the bus.

Both are about two hours’ drive to the Port of Batangas. However, the bus is hard to come. If you wait in the car, it doesn’t leave right away. We’re stuck in traffic. Please make sure you have plenty of time to go.

Approximate path

The Port of Batangas will be the final bus stop.Once we arrive, we’ll board the ferry to Puerto Galera!

Guided Bus + Ferry Package (SI-KAT Bus)

If you want to get to Puerto Galera at a reasonable price and without hassle, I recommend the SI-KAT bus. Klook.com See more articles in English




Personal Info

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