How to travel from Manila to Bataan in One Hour

March 08, 2018

Learn how you can make travel from Manila to Bataan faster and more efficient with the ferry boat service.

Bataan is a budding travel destination but with the launch of the ferry service from Manila, we might as well expect an increase in the influx of tourists to this historic province in the next few months. The ferry service, which commenced last in 2017, cuts travel time from Manila to Bataan (and vice-versa) by 3 to 4 hours, a significant improvement as compared to land travel via bus.

Manila to Bataan ferry boat service

How to travel from Manila to Bataan in One Hour

    Manila to Bataan ferry boat fare


    The regular fee is Php799, quite hefty as compared to regular bus fares but the speed and convenience of travel more than make up for the high cost.

    Operated by 1Bataan Integrated Transport System, the ferry service plies the Mall of Asia (Seaside Esplanade Terminal) to Orion Port (and vice versa) route three times on weekdays and two times on weekends. The terminals are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Passengers are requested to arrive an hour before departure to facilitate a smooth and hassle-free check-in.

    Value-added service


    As an added convenience to commuters, there is a free shuttle service from Orion Port to Dinalupihan in the northern section of the province and the Authority of the Freeport Area of Bataan (AFAB) in the Municipality of Mariveles, South of Bataan.

    The ferry boat can accommodate up to 108 passengers. It is fitted with comfortable seats with seatbelts, restrooms, and television. It also has free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning.

    3 Top things to do in Bataan


    Bataan is a historic province located in Central Luzon. It is a peninsula, bordered by the provinces of Pampanga and Zambales in the northern tip, while the rest of the province is surrounded by the West Philippine Sea, Subic Bay, and Manila Bay.

    You may either arrange a day tour or an overnight stay, depending on how long you would want to explore the province.

    Some familiar destinations in Bataan that you might want to visit are the following:

    1. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar


    Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, a small village-like resort that features actual antique houses that were moved from their original locations to this place. Aside from Las Casas, Bagac also offers diving and snorkeling, and the beautiful Limutan Falls.

    2. Mount Samat


    Tourists may also want to arrange a climb to Mount Samat where the historic Mount Samat National Shrine or Dambana ng Kagitingan is located at. This complex, with a large Memorial Cross as a centerpiece, is dedicated to the heroism of Filipino and American soldiers who fought during World War II.

    3. Beaches


    Since Bataan is a coastal province, expect an abundance of beach resorts in the area for a dose of sun, sand, and sea breeze. Some of the beaches that you might want to check out are the Five Fingers, Laki Beach, and Lusong Beach.

    Epilogue


    Bataan is a beautiful province that is rich in history, culture, and natural attractions. Now that the Manila to Bataan ferry boat service is available for tourists, traveling to and from Bataan is a lot easier and may even be more economical. 

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    6 comments

    1. Ang lapit lang po pala ng manila sa bataan.. 1hour lang pala ang biyahe.. Pero kapag dito sa Tarlac to bataan. Sobrang haba po ng biyahe. 😅 Nag punta po kasi dyan sila mama ko nung 1st wk of june. Nag punta po kasi dyan sila mama ko kasama ate ko at asawa ng ate ko.. 1 day lang naman po sila.. Sa mga picture palang talaga nila grabe ang gandA na. Gusto ko din maexperience na makapunta dyan. Lalo na yung dagat gustong gusto ko talaga ma experience 🤗🤗

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    2. Ang galing kasi may ferry from Manila to Bataan vice versa. Hindi na matatagalan ang mga commuters. Mas madali na sa kanilang umuwi sa mga tahanan nila dahil dito. Paunti unti nagiging madali na ang transportasyon sa Pilipinas.

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    3. Thank you for sharing complete details po Dadi iv. Must visit po ang place gandan din ng ambiance 😍Sarap mag spend ng vacation jan🤩

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    4. People from metro manila will now have the opportunity to travel faster going to bataan via Ferry service. It is nice to visit bataan, there is so much to do. You will enjoy having a time off at bataan.

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    5. Layo nito sa lugar namin from Pasig But truly Worth to Visit, truly indeed bataan place is one of the Beautiful Place in the Philippines, pasyalan, kainan, Beach Resort and Etc. Talagang dami mong pwedeng Ikutan at puntahan, at sulit na sulit po talaga ang pagpunta mo dito dahil sobrang magEenjoy ka..

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    6. Layo nito sa lugar namin from Pasig But truly Worth to Visit, truly indeed bataan place is one of the Beautiful Place in the Philippines, pasyalan, kainan, Beach Resort and Etc. Talagang dami mong pwedeng Ikutan at puntahan, at sulit na sulit po talaga ang pagpunta mo dito dahil sobrang magEenjoy ka..

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