There are 5 ways to get from Manila to Balabac by bus, plane, ferry, car ferry or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus to Clark International, fly to San Vicente, bus, minivan, Local Boat  •  23h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Robinsons Galleria to Clark International Airport
  2. Fly from Clark International (CRK) to San Vicente (SWL) CRK - SWL
  3. Take the bus from San Vicente Terminal to Puerto Princesa SBE
  4. Take the minivan from San Jose Terminal Puerto Princesa to Rio Tuba
  5. Take the Local Boat from Rio Tuba Pier to Balabac Island Pier

₱5,365 - ₱17,145

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus, Local Boat  •  38h 23m

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila Pier 4 to Puerto Princesa
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Princesa City to Rio Tuba
  3. Take the Local Boat from Rio Tuba Pier to Balabac Island Pier

₱2,420 - ₱4,150

3 alternative options

Fly Manila to Puerto Princesa, minivan, Local Boat  •  27h 28m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) MNL - PPS
  2. Take the minivan from Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido
  3. Take the minivan from El Nido to Puerto Princesa
  4. Take the minivan from San Jose Terminal Puerto Princesa to Rio Tuba
  5. Take the Local Boat from Rio Tuba Pier to Balabac Island Pier

₱3,751 - ₱9,453

Car ferry, bus, taxi, Local Boat  •  34h 25m

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila Pier 4 to Puerto Princesa
  2. Take the bus from San Jose Terminal Puerto Princesa to Rizal, Palawan
  3. Take a taxi from Rizal, Palawan to Rio Tuba Pier
  4. Take the Local Boat from Rio Tuba Pier to Balabac Island Pier

₱3,564 - ₱5,604

Car ferry, minivan, Local Boat  •  35h 42m

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila Pier 4 to Puerto Princesa
  2. Take the minivan from San Jose Terminal Puerto Princesa to Rio Tuba
  3. Take the Local Boat from Rio Tuba Pier to Balabac Island Pier

₱2,560 - ₱4,580

Questions & Answers

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The cheapest way to get from Manila to Balabac is to car ferry and bus and Local Boat which costs ₱2,400 - ₱4,200 and takes 38h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Balabac is to bus and fly and minivan and Local Boat which costs ₱5,000 - ₱18,000 and takes 23h 6m.

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The distance between Manila and Balabac is 851 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Balabac without a car is to car ferry and bus and taxi and Local Boat which takes 34h 25m and costs ₱3,500 - ₱6,000.

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It takes approximately 23h 6m to get from Manila to Balabac, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Clark International Airport to San Vicente Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Philippine Airlines offers flights from Clark International Airport to San Vicente Airport.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Balabac.
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  • Distance: 850.7 km
  • Duration: 23h 6m

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Balabac, MIMAROPA, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Manila to Balabac. However, you can take the night bus to Ortigas Ave, Quezon City, Manila, take the walk to Robinsons Galleria, take the bus to Clark International Airport, take the walk to Clark International airport, fly to San Vicente, take the taxi to San Vicente Terminal, take the bus to Puerto Princesa SBE, take the walk to San Jose Terminal Puerto Princesa, take the minivan to Rio Tuba, take the taxi to Rio Tuba Pier, then take the Local Boat to Balabac. Alternatively, you can take the train to Edsa Lrt, take the walk to Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Lungsod ng Pasay, take the night bus to Terminal 1 Arrivals Area Rd, Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Parañaque City, Manila, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Puerto Princesa, take the walk to Puerto Princesa Airport, take the minivan to El Nido, take the minivan to San Jose Terminal Puerto Princesa, take the minivan to Rio Tuba, take the taxi to Rio Tuba Pier, then take the Local Boat to Balabac.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,800 - ₱9,500
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,800 - ₱8,500
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Clark International to San Vicente
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₱3,700 - ₱15,000
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,900 - ₱12,000
Bus operators
Genesis Transport
Phone
+63 2 551 0842
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Robinsons Galleria to Clark International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱220 - ₱380
Schedules at
genesistransport.ph
SBE Transport
Website
12go.asia
Bus from San Vicente Terminal to Puerto Princesa SBE
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₱350
Schedules at
12go.asia
minivan
Bus from San Jose Terminal Puerto Princesa to Rio Tuba
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱450
RoRo Bus by Montenegro
Website
search.biyaheroes.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to Rio Tuba
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₱350 - ₱600
Schedules at
biyaheroes.com
Lexxus Shuttle
Phone
+63 917 686 1118
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱600
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Bus from El Nido to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱600
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Cherry Bus Palawan
Phone
+63 48 434 0752
Website
facebook.com
Bus from San Jose Terminal Puerto Princesa to Rizal, Palawan
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₱274
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa City to Rio Tuba
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₱350
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
Local Boat
Ferry from Rio Tuba Pier to Balabac Island Pier
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱450
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila Pier 4 to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱1,500 - ₱3,200
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
12go.asia
Super Value Class
₱1,500 - ₱2,000
Tourist Class
₱2,000 - ₱2,300
Cabin
₱3,000 - ₱3,200
Stateroom for 3
₱6,892
Other operators
Taxi from Rizal, Palawan to Rio Tuba Pier
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Estimated price
₱1,200 - ₱1,500

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