Puerto Princesa to Port Barton

Puerto Princesa to Port Barton

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Puerto Princesa to Port Barton Schedule

Puerto Princesa to Port Barton Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lexxus Shuttle Private Van 11pax Any time₱ 5,000
SBE Transport Van 07:30 - 11:30₱ 600
SBE Transport Ordinary 08:45 - 12:45₱ 400
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 11:00 - 14:30₱ 500
SBE Transport Van 12:30 - 16:30₱ 600
Lexxus Shuttle Shared Van 15:00 - 18:30₱ 550
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 17:00 - 20:30₱ 500

How to get from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton

Port Barton is located approximately 125 kilometres northeast of Puerto Princesa via Puerto Princesa North Road. There are three common ways to visit this charming little village. You can ride one of the passenger vans which can get you to Port Barton in just about 3 hours for roughly PHP400 to PHP550. Or, you can get on a bus for PHP300 and get there in about 4 hours. The slowest but possibly the most exciting way is to take one of the jeepneys that will get you to Port Barton in roughly 6 to 7 hours for the same amount you would spend for a bus ticket.

There are basically three main transportation companies that operate the Puerto Princesa-to-Port Barton route. They are SBE for buses, jeepneys, and vans and Recaro and Lexxus Shuttle for van services. All of these companies operate from the San Jose Bus Terminal which is about 15 minutes away from the airport. You can easily get there by tricycle for around PHP120 or you can take a multicab for PHP12 once you get to the Junction.

Bus from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton

There is only one SBE bus a day between the two destinations. It leaves at 8.45 am so if you are planning to catch it, make sure to be at the terminal at least half an hour prior to its scheduled departure. It is a non air-conditioned bus and it can get you to Port Barton in just 4 hours for only PHP250.

Van from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton

Shuttle vans ply the same route more frequently. All the vans are air-conditioned, though leg space is limited.

Recaro vans depart daily from the same terminal at 7.30am, 9am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, and 6pm. The earliest Lexxus van leaves at 7.30am followed by other trips at 9.30am and 2.30pm with the last van departing at 5 pm. Meanwhile, SBE vans leave for Port Barton at 8am, 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, and 4pm. Tickets cost anywhere between PHP400 and PHP550. If you need to arrange your pick up from the airport, ask at your hotel – most probably they will be able to arrange it for about PHP500 per person.

Jeepney from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton

Last but not least, more adventurous types can opt to ride a jeepney all the way to Port Barton. It may be dusty, bumpy and uncomfortable especially during hot summer days but hey, it's all part of the experience. The fare is PHP250 and travel time should be around 6 hours.

General notes

One thing to note is that during lean seasons, some of the trips may be cancelled or delayed without prior notice.

The Recaro bus that leaves at 8.45am is actually more reliable and it is your best bet if you are traveling on a tight schedule.

Also, exercise extra caution with individuals approaching you at the terminal and offering to put you in a van that leaves outside of the schedule indicated above. They definitely won’t tell you that the van may actually be bound for El Nido. This means they will simply drop you off at the San Jose Junction which is about 23 kilometres from Port Barton. It will leave you stranded and forced to wait for another bus or van to complete your journey.

As for the road condition, it's a lot better now compared to the previous years but the road just outside Port Barton is still unpaved so it might be a bit bumpy.

We also recommend stocking up on munchies before leaving Puerto Princesa. Otherwise, you can grab a quick bite halfway to Port Barton when your bus or van stops for a quick break.

Transportation from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton

Facts about the transport from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton

Cheapest Transport$8
Fastest Transport3h 30m
Earliest Departure5:30 AM
Latest Departure5:30 PM
Departures per day4
Distance175 kilometers
Transport CompaniesLexxus Shuttle, Recaro Transport, SBE Transport

Puerto Princesa to Port Barton Destination Reviews

The van had to leave at 8:00 am and it left at 9:30 pm. The driver had to go to fuel station for filling the tank before go and then He stopped as three time. Total time to arrival… 3 hours and a half
Van Shared van, Lexxus Shuttle, Nov 26, 2023
Overall, the van ride went well. Very quick and smooth ride. Unfortunately, there was some miscommunication between 12go and the fact that pick up from your hotel is included in ticket price. So we paid money to travel 20mins to get to the 'pick up' location which was slightly frustrating.
Van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Aug 14, 2023
Some past reviews got me worried but this specific trip was good. The van would leave PP to Port Barton at 8:00am. I arrived at the Rocaro terminal around 7:15 am, they called someone, put me in an empty van, and drove me to a second van further up. This one had 4 other travelers inside. There was a quick stop for snacks/bathroom and soon we arrived in P. Barton. The trip was around 2 hours. It gets a bit bumpy sometimes but nothing too bad. Also, the driver was never too fast or reckless. In fact, he was super polite and helpful.
Van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Mar 29, 2023
The agent was helpful and contacted us before the trip, the driver was 50’ late and the vehicle was overloaded with stuff on the top and people inside (16 persons) also as everybody in Philippines he drove like crazy. Finally arriving in port Barton we figured out that we paid 150pesos each than the usual cost of the trip and also 350 more to drive to terminal (usual there also mini vans from airport as well).
Van Shared van, Lexxus Shuttle, Dec 26, 2022
Super expensive from the actual rate
Van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Aug 17, 2022
My flight was cancelled and i had to travel on a later flight and arrive after my scheduled van trip. I rang the company to let them know. On arrival we were in communication and they accommodated me accordingly picking me up and getting me to my destination
Van Van, SBE Transport, Aug 11, 2022
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