Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

  28 trips (250 – 4,500)

Other Options

2

Buses

4h Deps: 8:30, 15:30

From 250
12

Vans

3h 30m First: 6:00 Last: 17:00

From 500
2

Taxis

3h

From 4,000
12

Taxis and Vans

4h

From 500

Port Barton to Puerto Princesa Schedule

Port Barton to Puerto Princesa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lexxus Shuttle Van 9pax Any time₱ 4,500
Recaro Transport Van 9pax Any time₱ 4,000
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 05:30 - 09:30₱ 500
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 06:00 - 09:30₱ 500
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 08:00 - 11:30₱ 500
SBE Transport Ordinary 08:30 - 12:30₱ 250
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 10:00 - 13:30₱ 500
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 12:00 - 15:30₱ 500
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 14:00 - 17:30₱ 500
SBE Transport Ordinary 15:30 - 19:30₱ 250
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 16:00 - 19:30₱ 500

How to get from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

Sitting on the northwest coast of Palawan, Port Barton is located approximately 125 kilometres from the capital via the Puerto Princesa North Road. Nevertheless, the trip to Puerto Princesa will take you anywhere between 3 and 6 hours and set you back between PHP400 and PHP550.

There are basically three ways for a public commuter to get to Puerto Princesa from Port Barton, namely by van, bus, or jeepney. Obviously, the most comfortable and the quickest option is to ride a van. Vans can bring you to Puerto Princesa in around 3 hours. If you prefer travelling by big bus, be ready to spend on the move 4 hours, give or take. Bus tickets cost about PHP250. Lastly, you can take a jeepney which costs the same as the bus but travel at a slower pace and need up to 6 hours to cover the same distance.

There are currently three transportation companies that operate daily trips to Puerto Princesa from Port Barton. All of them offer only daytime trips – there are no night buses between Port Barton and Puerto Princesa.

Van from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

Lexxus Shuttle has several trips every day with the earliest bus departing at 7.30am followed by 9.30am and 2.30pm with the last van leaving at 5pm.

Recaro also have 7 trips daily at 6am, 8am, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. The last 5pm trip leaves only if there is a minimum of 4 passengers. If no one wants to join you, you will be offered to pay PHP2000 for a ‘private’ trip.

Lastly, SBE vans bound for Puerto Princesa are scheduled to depart at 6am, 8am, 10am, 1pm, and 4pm. Expect to pay around PHP350 if you are getting off the terminal in Puerto Princesa but if you want to be dropped off directly at the airport, the ticket will cost you about PHP500.

Bus from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

There is only one bus that serves the Port Barton-to-Puerto Princesa route. It leaves daily at 1.30pm. The bus is not air-conditioned so it might be rather an uncomfortable ride, especially during the summer months. It is not a very good idea to take a bus during rainy season either as you will end up getting wet with the windows open or hot with the windows closed.

Jeepney from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

There is a jeepney leaving Port Barton for Puerto Princesa at 9am daily. It normally costs PHP250 and needs 6 hours to reach the capital. Expect a bumpy and dusty ride.

General notes

During the off-peak season, cancellations of the trips are not at all uncommon. It is always better to rely on morning departures.

Most vans make a brief stop at a canteen halfway between Port Barton and Puerto Princesa for a toilet break.

Some parts of the road are still unpaved especially the road that stretches from Port Barton to the junction with the main road. As soon as you are done with this unpaved stretch, the rest of the road should be fine.

Transportation from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

Port Barton to Puerto Princesa Destination Reviews

AD
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Mar 6, 2020
The drive was a bit scary !
MN
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Feb 27, 2020
Driver was on time, driving decently and safe. I recommend to go with Recaroo
NK
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Jan 31, 2020
Very fast and efficient but a bit packed.
RM
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Jan 8, 2020
Left on time with a safe driver. A very crowded van built for Philippino sized people not western bodies cramped in. Luggage on roof.
CS
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Dec 4, 2019
Trip went through smoothly. The only annoying part was when the driver decided to tune into an AM Station for a radio drama. It didn't help that the sound system was cracking.
ED
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Dec 1, 2019
There was no delay, we actually got to our destination early. But if you are a nervous person don't go with this company as they all drive super fast.
KL
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Sep 11, 2019
Van arrived a bit late but We can still catch our flight!!!
AP
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Jul 6, 2019
We came on time at Puerto Princesa s airport.Everything was perfect!
OD
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Apr 19, 2019
Early departure and kind driver. I arrived on time to my destination
MD
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Apr 17, 2019
We had several vans during our stay in Palawan. I think they are pretty much all the same : a lot of people in it (they add a "fake" chair to fit more people), too cold air conditionning, crazy driving... And sometimes also they are late (yet, not in this one). They give you no information about the place where they drop you at the end (I had the feeling the "final stop" depends on their mood/how well you negociate with them). The places behind the driver can be reserved, but they reserve it for 4 people as they are only 2 "nice" spots. So for this ride, this way fine, but I almost believe this was luck... !
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