Boracay via Roro Bus Ferry: Batangas-Mindoro-Caticlan: Motorcycle Car Rates/Fare/Fee
UPDATED April 2013
Roro to Boracay via Rodastco Vans:
Rodastco Manila Tel. No.: +63.2.732.6891; +63.921.524.5394
Rodastco Vans to Caticlan fare: PhP963.00 one way, inclusive of ferry fares
Rodastco Van (Roro) to Boracay Fare Schedule:
Manila to Roxas (Mindoro) including ferry: PhP 650.00/person
Roxas to Caticlan including ferry: PhP313.00/person
Caticlan port to Boracay boat ride: PhP150.00/person (around 15 minutes)
Tricycle from Cagban Jetty port to your resort: PhP150.00 (special trip)
If your hotel/resort package in Boracay is inclusive of boat transfers then they will fetch you at Caticlan Jetty Port
Telephone numbers of Boracay RORO buses and vans:
( Board a bus/van at the terminal to take you straight to Caticlan where Boracay is a short ferry ride away)
Ro-ro Bus to Boracay:
Philtranco Ro-ro Bus at Caticlan Jetty Port
Philtranco Services Enterprise Incorporated
Terminal: Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City; EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City; and EDSA, Pasay City
For trip schedules, please visit Philtranco official website: http://www.philtranco.com.ph
Contact Number: +63.2.851.8077, +63.2.851-8079
Tel. No.: +63.2.731.7287
Roro Bus Fare to Caticlan: PhP945.00 one way
Dimple Star Transit
Tel. No.: +63.2.862.3075
Bus Terminal: Ali Mall, Araneta center, Cubao, Quezon City; Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Roro Bus Fare to Caticlan from Cubao: PhP945.00 one way
Driving Directions to Boracay via Roro (Strong Republic National Highway):
If you want to bring your own vehicle to Boracay, you need to get to Port of Batangas (Pier), board the Ro-ro vessel (Montenegro Shipping Lines or Starlite Ferries) to the Port of Calapan (Oriental Mindoro), drive again up to Roxas (Oriental Mindoro) then board the ferry to Caticlan (you need to park your car in Caticlan as cars are not allowed on Boracay Island)
Travel time estimates:
Manila to Batangas port: 3 hours (land travel)
RORO to Calapan Mindoro: 3 hours (sea travel)
Calapan to Port Roxas: 3 hour land travel
RORO to Caticlan port: 4 hours (sea travel)
Waiting time is not included here, better be early to catch the next available Ro-ro ferry schedule.
Ro-Ro Vessels Contact Numbers:
Montenegro Shipping Lines
2nd Floor Old PPA Admin Building
Sta. Clara, Batangas City 4200
Official Website http://montenegrolines.com.ph
Reservation, Travel & Tours : +63.43.723.6980; +63.43.723.8294
Caticlan office: +63.36.288.7373
RORO Ferries of Montenegro Lines have 12 trips plying the Batangas Pier to Calapan spaced 2 hours apart starting at 12 midnight. Visit Montenegro Lines official website for the latest rates for passengers and car/vehicles (rate is based on the length of the vehicle).
Roxas to Caticlan ferry leaves Roxas port at 4am, 10am, 4pm (tentative), 8pm and 10pm with estimated cruising time of 3.5 hours. Visit Montenegro Lines official website for the latest fares for vehicles based on vehicle length.
Starlite Ferries (often misspelled Starlight Ferry)
Official Website: http://www.starliteferries.com
Contact Number: +63.2.724.3034; +63.43.722.0162
Telephone Numbers of Ports/Piers:
Port of Batangas: +63.43.723.1701
Port of Calapan (Oriental Mindoro): +63.43.288.6187
Port of Roxas (Oriental Mindoro): +63.43.289.2813
Directions to Batangas Pier
Boracay Travel Guide
For more Boracay posts, please click the Boracay label below or use the search box.
posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:06 PM,
- At Apr 9, 2009, 10:21:00 AM, bw said...
15 hours one way ? ugh, that's too long. For a round trip of P2,000 - how much cheaper is it compared to the plane ?
- At Apr 9, 2009, 10:40:00 AM, backpacking philippines said...
bw, sometimes it's both the forest and the trees, the journey and not the destination. I want to try the roro route someday. to enjoy the scenerie. but i won't do it round-trip. lots of time to be wasted probably take the plane to return or pass another way
- At Dec 5, 2009, 11:18:00 PM, edwinic said...
if you are going to boracay and using your own car, no need to bring it to caticlan. there is a parking facilities in roxas mindoro.
- At Feb 18, 2010, 1:27:00 PM, said...
schedule of dimple bus to san jose occidental mindoro pls.
- At Apr 2, 2010, 1:19:00 AM, said...
any schedule of dimple bus going to sanjose occidental mindoro?
- At Nov 30, 2010, 7:31:00 PM, said...
How much is the fare of car on board of vessel from Batanggas to Calapan?
- At Dec 1, 2010, 6:36:00 PM, said...
how much is manila-caticlan one way with the rates of the bus and ferry included ?
- At Dec 30, 2010, 9:56:00 AM, said...
may bayad po b ang bata?anong edad po ba?
- At Feb 15, 2011, 4:38:00 PM, ryan eijansantos said...
Tutubi I need your help. I need your assistance., we will be going to Bora nextweek. We booked at San Jose Mindoro going back to Manila via plane. Now my question would be, from Caticlan how could we reach San Jose Mindoro? please po... we need ur answers to this. Sana may magmagandang loob na magbigay ng details.. Thank ...you po ng marami.
- At Feb 15, 2011, 4:45:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
ryan, as far as i know, rodastco shuttle and the philgtranco buses from caticlan pass by mindoro and you can reach it from there.
- At Mar 22, 2011, 10:29:00 AM, said...
what bus is better to ride going to caticlan???? i need ur answer asap please!!!!! and where can i find the schedule of their departure from cubao????
- At Mar 28, 2011, 1:04:00 AM, said...
best bus company going to caticlan pls... from cubao terminal
- At Apr 8, 2011, 7:57:00 PM, said...
Hi! thanks for this informative blog it gives more idea for the backpacker traveller on how to go there safely. Is anyone can update the latest news? It may help a lot for us for those who want to travel this summer, Thanks again for this site I really appreciate.
- At Apr 25, 2011, 1:17:00 PM, said...
what is the best bus to ride from cubao to caticlan?please.. i need you reply now..
- At Apr 30, 2011, 1:52:00 PM, lorelyn said...
What is the best bus ride from caticlan to manila? Please I need some help
- At Jun 3, 2011, 8:29:00 PM, Happy Feet said...
Philtranco has an earlier departure time from Pasay to Caticlan supposedly 9am but we left pass 11am becoz of the lousy conductor.
Cost around 1.3K
This already includes all ride related payments..
Dont mind asking the Pasay office of Philtranco bout the trip back becoz according to them, schedules are reliant on the waiting time and roro availability.
- At Jun 18, 2011, 6:10:00 PM, said...
Thanks for this site, I had successfully reach Boracay via Nautical Highway from Batangas - Calapan - Caticlan, thru Roxas Port - Mindoro last May 1, 2011 upon arrival at NAIA. My last posted here was April 8, 2011 as Anonymous searching on how to reach by land. Without any reservation done, I was able to travel and commute only from Taft Ave. any available bus going to Batangas Pier and Multi-Van upon arrival in Calapan Pier. Really! it was very exciting, I suggest you should try it. Again, thanks to this Site especially to Tutubi.
- At Jul 7, 2011, 11:36:00 AM, said...
astig pala try q rin mag roro hehehe
- At Jul 22, 2011, 10:37:00 PM, said...
magkano po ba ang bayad sa roro kung may dalang generator inter island malaki po kasi may gulong po ito
- At Nov 29, 2011, 7:57:00 PM, Nikki C said...
Thanks for all your awesome information. I've been able to create an itinerary for our RORO trip to Boracay with the information from your page (and from the other pages it links to). I have been able to obtain fares and fees for the shipping lines and have a general idea of the pros and cons. I've two questions though:
1. Which line is better (in terms of facilities, speed, safety) Montenegro or Starlite?
2. Are there other fees we will be paying for aside from the ferry fares, environmental fee (50/head), and Caticlan port terminal fee (50/head)?
I've looked everywhere but couldn't find information about that. Would greatly appreciate any help you can give me.
- At Nov 30, 2011, 8:13:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
nikki, i have a newer "how to get to boracay" post here. just look for it :P
- At Jan 22, 2012, 8:08:00 PM, said...
Would you have the schedule or frequency of trips by bus from Caticlan to San Jose or Puerto Galera, Mindoro?
- At Jan 29, 2012, 11:33:00 AM, said...
goo morning po! need po ng help, we are from batangas going to caticlan:
how much po magastos.pls reply po thanks
- At Mar 15, 2012, 9:00:00 PM, said...
magkano po ang pamasahe papuntang caticlan galing batanggas na may dalang bagaheng motorsiklo
- At Mar 20, 2012, 2:38:00 PM, said...
magkano bayad kung SUV ang sasakyan from batangas to calapan? and magkano fare per head po sa RORO? tpos Fare per head din sa roxas port to caticlan? ano sasakyan sa caticlan to boracay island and magkano? Reply ASAP po... tnx
- At Mar 21, 2012, 11:18:00 PM, said...
what s the earliest schedule for tomorrow from manila to caticlan?
- At Mar 24, 2012, 2:51:00 AM, said...
Why not try 2GO Travel(formerly Superferry)? They have 2x Daily trip to Caticlan via Batangas Port.
- At Apr 18, 2012, 4:17:00 PM, said...
If your from Manila, kindly search RM liner,the best bus company in Metro Manila, its like riding in an airplane,theres no like tomorrow,always pray because they are "hataw" drivers,I love the on-time schedule of RM Liner but please, be awake on the whole ride with this bus company.If your a road warrior,you will appreciate the services of this bus company but if you are a faint hearted,dont avail this Bus company..Anyway,I am a road warrior and loves "hataw" rides,its like your traveling in Kennon Road in Baguio at the speed of 120 kph in a zigzag road.RM Liner is a great bus company,got free WIFI on board plus noiseless bus.
- At Apr 24, 2012, 9:14:00 AM, backpacking philippines said...
anonymou, you think driving at 120 kph on a winding road is fun? just wait til you meet an accident. poor souls on the other vehicle if ever :(
- At Apr 25, 2012, 5:09:00 AM, said...
grabeh 15 hrs.. sa Zest air (Kalibo ang baba mo) P952.00 lng ang fare... search nyo
- At Apr 26, 2012, 5:47:00 PM, said...
Sir backpacking,Im just honest on what I've experience with RM Liner.I wanna send the message across the net.Thats why I elaborated,that if your faint hearted NEVER try to AVAIL the services of that BUS COMPANY.Go check out this bus company starting from MANILA to CATICLAN.As I recall ginawa nilang race track yung zigzag road from Roxas Oriental Mindoro to Calapan at the speed of 100-120kph.Dont worry sir/madam its a tongue in a cheek statement.I'm a road warrior and I love speed and also a careful motor vehicle operator.I do 120 kph on SLEX and NLEX only.
- At May 12, 2012, 1:56:00 PM, said...
ask ko lang po contact number ng roro bus sa cubao terminal
- At May 15, 2012, 5:49:00 PM, said...
how much is your fare rates trip manila to boracay(caticlan)?and what time you will leave here?about morning time
- At Oct 3, 2013, 4:28:00 AM, said...
Pwede ko po ba dalhin aso ko na maliit sa loob ng bus? Allowed ba pets on board sa mga buses na sinasabi nyo? Tnx