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There are 7 ways to get from Manila to Balabac by plane, bus, ferry or car ferry

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

Fly Manila to Puerto Princesa, bus, travel  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) MNL - PPS
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Princesa City to Rizal, Palawan
  3. Travel from Rizal, Palawan to Balabac

6 alternative options

Bus to Clark International, fly to Puerto Princesa, bus, travel  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Trinoma to Clark International Airport
  2. Fly from Clark International (CRK) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) CRK - PPS
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Princesa City to Rizal, Palawan
  4. Travel from Rizal, Palawan to Balabac

Fly Manila to Kudat, travel  •  15 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Kudat (KUD) MNL - KUD
  2. Travel from Kudat to Balabac

Fly Manila to Kota Kinabalu, bus, ferry, travel  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Kota Kinabalu (BKI) MNL - BKI
  2. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station to Kudat
  3. Take the ferry from Kudat to Pulau Banggi
  4. Travel from Pulau Banggi to Balabac

Fly Manila to El Nido, bus, travel  •  16 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to El Nido (ENI) MNL - ENI
  2. Take the bus from El Nido to Puerto Princesa City
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Princesa City to Rizal, Palawan
  4. Travel from Rizal, Palawan to Balabac

Car ferry, bus, travel  •  29 h 58 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila Pier 4 to Puerto Princesa
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Princesa City to Rizal, Palawan
  3. Travel from Rizal, Palawan to Balabac

Car ferry, bus, travel via Tagnato  •  36 h 21 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila Pier 4 to Puerto Princesa
  2. Take the bus from Puerto Princesa City to Tagnato
  3. Travel from Tagnato to Balabac

Questions & Answers

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 travel which takes 29 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 45 min to get from Manila to Balabac, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Puerto Princesa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Philippine Airlines, AirAsia Philippines, Cebu Pacific and Island Transvoyager offer flights from Manila Airport to Puerto Princesa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Balabac.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 531.7 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 45 min

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 train to Gil Puyat LRT, take the walk to Jam Liner/Atrium, take the Airport Bus to NAIA Terminal 2, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Puerto Princesa, take the taxi to Puerto Princesa City, take the bus to Rizal, Palawan, then take the travel to Balabac. Alternatively, you can take the bus to West Avenue, Quezon City, take the walk to Trinoma, take the bus to Clark International Airport, take the walk to Clark International airport, fly to Puerto Princesa, take the taxi to Puerto Princesa City, take the bus to Rizal, Palawan, then take the travel to Balabac.

Airlines
Island Transvoyager
Website
air-swift.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa via El Nido
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $600
Flights from Clark International to Puerto Princesa via El Nido
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Manila to El Nido
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $400
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Manila to Kudat via Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Manila to Kudat via Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
18 h 57 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Kudat via Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Manila to Kudat via Bandar Seri Begawan, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Flights from Manila to Kudat via Shenzhen, Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9 h 55 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Clark International to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $450
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Clark International to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Manila to Kota Kinabalu via Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Bus operators
Cherry Bus Palawan
Phone
+63 48 434 0752
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa City to Rizal, Palawan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from El Nido to Puerto Princesa City
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Sabah Booking
Phone
+6089 215 969
Email
ask@sabahbooking.com
Website
sabahbooking.com
Bus from Kota Kinabalu Padang Merdeka Station to Kudat
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
sabahbooking.com
RoRo Bus
Website
lakas.com.ph
Bus from Puerto Princesa City to Tagnato
Ave. Duration
10 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
caalanbeachresort.com
Ferry operators
ferry
Ferry from Kudat to Pulau Banggi
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
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
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$27 - $40
Tourist Class
$35 - $45
Cabin
$55 - $60
Stateroom for 3
$129

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