If you’re in Manila, Batangas is the quickest fix you can get if you want an out-of-town adventure. Aside from its churches, lighthouses, and the Taal Heritage town, Batangas also has a lot of beaches for water activities. However, if you want to continue your beach adventure down to Boracay, you too can make it happen by traveling from Batangas port to Caticlan. Here are the best ways to get from Batangas to Caticlan.
Related Read: Top 13 Best Water Activities to do in Boracay.
Where is Caticlan?
Caticlan is located in the municipality of Malay in Aklan. It has the closest port to Boracay and one of the most popular gateways to the island. Here are the best ways to get from Caticlan to Boracay.
Caticlan also has an airport that takes a lot of flights to and from Manila. However, if you want to take a ferry to Caticlan or you are closer to the southern end of Luzon, leaving from Batangas port to Caticlan is recommended. You can also take the same ferry– Starlite or 2Go from Caticlan to Batangas.
Batangas to Caticlan at a glance
How do I get from Batangas to Caticlan?
2GO and Starlite ferry offers routes from Batangas port to Caticlan. You can also take Ceres RORO Bus from Batangas to Caticlan. You can book the Ceres RORO bus here.
How long is RORO from Batangas to Caticlan?
How do I get from Caticlan to Boracay?
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How many hours from Batangas to Caticlan?
More or less 10 hours
Comparison of ways to get from Batangas to Caticlan
|Ways to get|
from Batangas to Caticlan
|Price||Batangas to Caticlan|
|Ceres RORO bus||Starts at PHP 1300 ( ferry ticket excluded)||Everyday at 3PM||Book Here|
|2GO||Starts at PHP 1550|
|8PM to 8AM (Tue to Sun)||Book Here|
|Starlite Ferry||Starts at PHP 1300|
2Go is one of the leading ferries in the country. It has several routes from different ports in the Philippines including Batangas port to Caticlan. It departs at 8 PM from Batangas and arrives in Caticlan at around 8 AM the following day. If you’re taking the St. Augustine of Hippo ferry, it usually arrives at around 11 AM in Caticlan port. Approximately, it would take 10 hours or more to travel from Batangas port to Caticlan. If you prefer, you can also ride 2Go Caticlan to Batangas which leaves at 10 PM and 10:30 PM from Caticlan port to Batangas port. Do note that there are no scheduled trips every Monday.
You can select through these accommodation options when booking at 2Go Ferry:
- Super Value
- Mega Value
- Tourist Class
- State Room
- Suite Room
They also offer amenities such as a cafe, a restaurant, a bar, a small gift shop, a karaoke bar, a prayer room, and even a charging station. Check rates here.
Starlite Ferry also offers transportation from Batangas to Caticlan. They have daily trips at 7:30 AM and 6:00 PM. Starlite Ferry Batangas to Caticlan offers the following rates:
Starlite Batangas to Caticlan Reclining seats (air-conditioned)
- Regular – PHP 1320
- Student – PHP 1056
- Senior/PWD – PHP 942
- Child (4-11) – PHP 660
- Infant (1-3) – PHP 330
Economy Bed Bunks
- Regular – PHP 1650
- Student – PHP 1320
- Senior/PWD – PHP 1178
- Child (4-11) – PHP 825
- Infant (1-3) – PHP 330
Tourist Bed Bunks (Air-conditioned)
- Regular – PHP 2090
- Student – PHP 1672
- Senior/PWD – PHP 1492
- Child – PHP 1045
- Infant – PHP 330
VIP Room (Air-conditioned)
- Make your Starlite Batangas to Caticlan trip cozy and convenient by booking a VIP room (up to 3 pax). Rate per room is PHP 7000.
Ceres RORO Bus
The cheapest but longer way to get from Batangas to Caticlan if you have some stuff that you need to carry is via Ceres bus. This means you will get on the bus, get off on the ferry and take the same bus to your intended destination in Caticlan. You can book your Ceres Bus tickets here.
Book Here for Starlite Batangas to Caticlan tickets.
Don’t know where to stay in Boracay? Check the best accommodations here.
The rates and schedules mentioned in this post might change anytime so be sure to check online or contact 2Go Travel or Starlite Ferries before making any plans. For your convenience, you can also book online.
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