Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

Port Barton
Puerto Princesa
Wed, Jun 19
One Way
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Port Barton to Puerto Princesa Schedule

Port Barton to Puerto Princesa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Palajuanders Travel and Tours Private Van 11pax Any time₱ 6,000
SBE Transport Van 06:00 - 09:30₱ 500
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 08:00 - 11:30₱ 500
JCalbert Shared Van 10:00 - 14:00₱ 600
SBE Transport Van 13:00 - 16:30₱ 613
SBE Transport Van 15:00 - 18:30₱ 500
JCalbert Shared Van 17:00 - 21:00₱ 600

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

Facts about the transport from Port Barton to Puerto Princesa

Cheapest Transport$7
Fastest Transport3h 30m
Earliest Departure5:30 AM
Latest Departure5:00 PM
Departures per day7
Distance175 kilometers
Transport CompaniesLexxus Shuttle, Palajuanders Travel and Tours, Recaro Transport, SBE Transport, SBE Transport

Port Barton to Puerto Princesa Destination Reviews

Was a brand new Van , is had really bad experiences, this one was good !
Van Van, SBE Transport, May 24, 2024
We were picked up at Port Barton bus terminal and quickly showed our tickets and the staff put our bags in the van. Everything was like clockwork, but they had really packed the van like sardine, so the air in was only partially effective and no space at all to be comfy, with some bags stuffed under seats into footwells. Driver drove quickly but safely, and we got to PPS airport on time.
Van Van, SBE Transport, May 23, 2024
A minivan is a better choice. Seats really really bad and not comfortable. The Bus didnt stop on the terminal which was written. There is a new Terminal which is about 15 km from airport away. Take the Minivan simple!
Bus Ordinary, SBE Transport, Jan 8, 2023
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