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    Directions to Batangas Pier via Startoll

    Those planning to motor down to Batangas Pier to get to Puerto Galera, Isla Verde, or Mindoro Island (the home of the wild tamaraw, the hardy Mangyan tribe and Mt. Halcon), herewith is a guide on how to get to the Port of Batangas to catch a ferry to your intended destination.

    How to get to Batangas Pier:

    Directions to the Port of Batangas: From Makati, head towards SLEX and take Batangas Exit (the second to the last one), drive straight on Maharlika Highway past Turbina (Landmarks: Shell gasoline station and Turbina Bus Terminal) until you reach the Batangas welcome arch marking the Laguna-Batangas boundary and indicating you're already in Sto. Tomas. A few kilometers from the arch (and the entrance of (First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP), you'll see on your right the entrance toll gate of Star Tollways. Turn right to enter Startoll and drive all the way to the end of the expressway at Balagtas exit, pay the toll fee (PhP55.00 for class 1 vehicles and PhP109.00 for class 2) then continue driving (you will see two ALPS Bus Terminals as landmarks) until you see the entrance gates of Batangas Pier.

    For inquiries on updated parking fees at Port of Batangas, try these contact numbers:
    Batangas Pier Telephone Number: +63.43.723.1701
    Customer Service Center: +63.43.723.8243

    Instead of overnight parking at Batangas Pier, why not try the Roll-on, Roll-Off ferries (Ro-ro) to Puerto Galera, or Calapan, Oriental Mindoro so you can explore the island with your own wheels. Roro ships are available from Montenegro Shipping Lines and Starlite Ferries.

    How to commute to Batangas Pier:

    Cheaper alternative to Batangas Pier is by commuting, board buses on EDSA, Cubao (ALPS); EDSA Kamuning (Jam Transit); at the corner of Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue and Taft Avenue (JAM, accessible from LRT Buendia station) with signboard Batangas Pier via Calabarzon (for faster trips since they use Star Tollways rather than the traffic-heavy Tanauan City proper and the old highway); and vans at Metropoint Mall at the corner of EDSA and Taft Avenue (accessible from MRT Taft Avenue station or LRT EDSA station) (Bus fare is around PhP175.00, depending on which terminal you rode the bus of course). Trips to Batangas City starts at around 3am in the morning and travel time from 2 to 3 hours.

    From Batangas Pier to Puerto Galera:

    Ferry to Puerto Galera Fare is now PhP450.00 plus terminal fees so expect around PhP500.00 for a round-trip fare to White Beach. For those looking for convenience, try the Sikat Bus to Puerto Galera in front of Great Eastern Hotel in Malate every 8am daily. It includes bus to Batangas Pier and ferry transfer to Puerto Galera.

    Going back to Manila:

    Buses going back to Manila are available inside the Port of Batangas as well as vans, so it's really very easy. Jeepneys to various Batangas towns are also available. Pasalubong vendors also will offer their products to you at every opportunity.

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:32 PM,

    18 Comments:

    At Mar 16, 2011, 2:04:00 AM, Anonymous Jeff said...

    This is a very detailed and helpful article. Thanks and keep up the good work!

     
    At Apr 13, 2011, 7:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    thanks sa info po

     
    At Apr 18, 2011, 11:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    From Batangas Port going to White Beach,can i bring my chihuahua pet with me. She is very small.

     
    At Apr 18, 2011, 12:48:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, i don't know, perhaps it's the ferry company who can asnwer that plus the authorities at Batangas Port and the Puerto Galera Beach resort. you need permission from all of them :(

     
    At May 7, 2011, 5:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Until what time is your last trip?

     
    At Aug 19, 2011, 11:48:00 AM, Anonymous Faith Angelique said...

    thank you for this effort...such a big help

     
    At Aug 23, 2011, 9:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    if we can go to puerto galera we want to took a ferry but how we are from makati

     
    At Sep 8, 2011, 9:28:00 AM, Blogger anonymous said...

    do you offer free wi fi on board?

     
    At Sep 11, 2011, 10:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    how recent was this post? are the fare rates still current? thanks!!

     
    At Feb 8, 2012, 7:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Bakit ang mahal ng parking sa batangas port, mas mahal pa sa parking ng sikat na hotel..dapat fix rate na lang sa 50 pesos a day, paano gaganda tourism sa mindoro atbp,kung abuso naman sa singil sa parking

     
    At Mar 3, 2012, 8:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    500 po ba ung roundtrip ferry fare from pier to white beach? o one way lang po un? thank you po

     
    At Mar 19, 2012, 9:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    how much is the fair to batangas to caticlan?

     
    At Apr 2, 2012, 4:37:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    very informative post,thank you

     
    At Apr 2, 2012, 9:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Is there a scheduled trip this Good Friday from Batangas to Calapan? What time?

     
    At Apr 5, 2012, 9:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    may slot p sa pier?how much for overnight prking?

     
    At Jun 1, 2012, 10:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    How much ang fare sa van? at ano ang schedule? 24 hours a day ba yun? Thanks in advance for the reply.

     
    At May 22, 2013, 11:33:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Anung exit po sa batangas? Many exits kse eh.

     
    At May 23, 2013, 9:35:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, it's mentioned above it's Balagtas exit at the end of Startoll :(

     

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