HOW TO REACH US
HOW TO REACH US FROM MANILA AIRPORT: PUBLIC TRANSPORT, FERRY OR WATERPLANE.
ARRIVAL IN MANILA
There are several options for you to reach our resort in Puorto Galera/Sabang easily from the international airport in Manila.
If you arrive in Manila before 2 p.m., you can travel to Puerto Galera on the same day. After 2 p.m. we recommend you spend the night in Manila.
SI-KAT BUS & FERRY
The easiest way to travel is using the SI-Kat bus and ferry.
Si-Kat Ferries Inc. offers a combined bus and ferry service from Manila to Puerto Galera and back, every day.
If you arrive in Manila after 2 p.m., we recommend an overnight stay in Manila. The Citystate Hotel (www.citystatetowerrhotel.com.ph) is recommended. To the left of the Citystate Hotel you’ll find the Si-Kat Reception, where you can buy your tickets. Please get the tickets for bus and boat before 8 a.m.
Departure times from Manila to Puerto Galera:
8:00 a.m. departure Si-KAT Bus from City State Tower, Mabini St., Ermita, Manila
10:30 p.m. departure from Batangas Pier
11:00 a.m. departure ferry
12:30 p.m. arrival ferry in Puerto Galera
Departure times from Puerto Galera to Manila:
9.00 a.m. departure ferry to Puerto Galera
10:30 a.m. arrival at Batangas Pier
11:00 a.m. departure Si-KAT Bus, Batangas Pier
1:30 p.m. arrival at Mabini St., Ermita, Manila
The trip takes two hours by bus and one hour by ferry.
For more information:
708-96-28. Our opening times:
Monday – Saturday, 07:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 07.00 – 11.00 a.m.
TAXI AND FERRY
1. Taxi to Batangas Pier
2. Ferry from Batangas Pier to Puerto Galera
At Manila airport three different types of taxi are available: the coupon taxi with a fixed price, the regular white taxi and the yellow airport taxi.
Or you can order a taxi at www.grab.com as well.
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Take one of these taxi cabs to Batangas Pier, which is around 1,5h away from the airport. The yellow Airport Taxi is the most expensive, the Coupon Taxi probably the best option. Fare prices are between 2.000-3.000PHP.
After arrving at Batangas Pier there are several options to buy ferry tickets. There is a car ferry to Balatero Port or a passenger ferry to Muelle Pier. Muelle Pier is located directly in Puerto Galera and Sabang Beach is fast and easy to reach. Unfortunately there is no direct ferry to Sabang Beach at the moment, because the terminal is being renovated (status 01/2020). Prices for the ferry ticket are around 250 Pesos per person.
The car ferry takes about 2 hours to cross, the passenger ferry only about 1 hour. Generally the RDI Genesis to Muelle Pier is recommended.
Schedule Batangas to Muelle Pier Puerto Galera
Schedule from Muelle Pier Puerto Galera to Batangas
The rest of the journey from the piers in Puerto Galera to the hotel ist best done by tricycle. Drivers will wait en masse for customers directly at the pier. Tricycle fares usually are a few pesos, around 30-60PHP per person. Caution: Some drivers will try to scam unwitting tourists. If you take the Genesis boat, transfer to the hotel is free.
You can also call us when you arrive and we’ll pick you up: waiting time around 30 minutes
Another option for anyone wanting to reach their destination quickly and without delay is the AirTrav waterplane. It operates directly between a pier in Manila and Puerto Galera. Flight time is only about 45 minutes.
Please book your ticket in advance at the AirTrav website. You can find the current departure times there. After arriving in Manila, please take one of the taxi cabs waiting at the terminals to the AirTrav pier in Manila.
It can be found here:
- Realship Yachts, Manila Bay (CCP Complex, Terminal B, Roxas Boulevard, Manila)
10 kilograms of luggage are allowed per person, the ticket price is around 6.000 PHP.
From the Fridays Beach Resort you can get to your final destination in Puerto Galera by tricycle. Prices are around 30-60PHP per person.