How to Get to Puerto Galera
Quite often we’re asked how to get to Puerto Galera. If you’re coming from Manila to Puerto Galera there are several modes of transportation you’re going to have to take before getting to your final destination. Below you will find our breakdown of how to go to Puerto Galera by all modes of transportation and some tips for each one.
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Flying Into the Manila, Philippines
How To Get From Manila to Puerto Galera
Getting from Manila to Puerto Galera is simple. Below we break down how to get to Puerto Galera using a couple of modes of transportation you will have available to you. They are as follows:
- How to Go From Manila to Batangas Pier by Taxi
- Manila to Puerto Galera via Batangas Pier by Bus
How to Go From Manila to Batangas Pier by Taxi
Go to the DEPARTURES area of the airport and get a YELLOW or WHITE metered taxi. Be sure to get in a newer cab. The fare will be about ₱4,500 pesos to Batangas Pier and you need to make sure that they will take the fast route on the TOLL HIGHWAYS. Negotiate who pays for highway tolls FIRST.
This is not a bad option when traveling from Manila to Batangas if you arrive mid-day and want to get to the beach pronto! Staying in Manila will cost as much as getting to Puerto Galera via taxi.
Watch this short video about using taxis and how to use them like a pro.
Manila to Puerto Galera via Batangas Pier by Bus
Get any bus that goes to Batangas Pier, you can speak English to all the conductors, and you’ll be charged the correct rates, probably around ₱250 after you have left and are on your way.
First, they will ask you where you’re going which is “Batangas Pier” and then they’ll give you a ticket. Then they’ll come back around and collect the amount that is punched out on your ticket showing your Manila to Batangas port selection.
If you have big bags, there is space below the bus to store them. I always sit right above where I put my bag in the undercarriage storage just so I can keep an eye on it though I’ve never had anything goes missing.
Also, there is small storage above your seat for smaller types of bags. Not too many people put their stuff up there, so there is usually plenty of space. Put your stuff above the seats across from you so you can keep an eye on it. Again, I never had a problem, just a safe way to travel.
Watch this quick video, I will tell you how to get through the Batangas pier and into Puerto Galera because there’s a bunch of construction going on so this should make it a bit easier for you.
How to Go to Puerto Galera From Batangas Pier
Arriving at Balatero Port Puerto Galera
Total Trip Costs Per Person
- Taxi to Bus Terminal : About ₱150 (Depends on your location)
- Bus to Batangas Pier : About ₱250
- Boat From Batangas Pier to Balatero Port : About ₱620
- Batangas Pier Terminal Fee : ₱30
- Balatero Port Environmental Fee : ₱120
- Trike to BADLADZ : About ₱150
- Total One Way From Manila to Puerto Galera : ₱1,320
Looking for instructions on how to get back?
Click here for detailed instructions on How to Go From Puerto Galera to Manila Airport.