How To Get to Boracay by Land

by JMV for . June 12, 2011.

Twelve to sixteen hours on a bus traveling by land and a series of ferry transfers, the Strong Republic Nautical Highway, more popularly known as Ro-Ro is the cheapest way to get to Caticlan Port.

Ro-Ro is an acronym for Roll-on/Roll-off ferries that take buses from one island to another. The Ro-Ro Boracay Route is as follows:

  • Manila to Batangas (2 to 3 hours by land)
  • Batangas to Calapan, Mindoro (2 to 3 hours by sea)
  • Calapan to Roxas City, Capiz (2 to 3 hours by sea)
  • Roxas City to Caticlan 3 to 4 hours by land)

RoRo Boracay Route

RoRo Boracay Route: From Manila To Caticlan


*Total Distance: approximately 703km from Manila to Caticlan.

*Total length of travel time depends on weather and sea conditions: 12 to 16 , or sometimes 20 hours

*Cost: 1,500 Php for Boracay Route from Manila (air conditioned buses). ~1,000 Php for non-air conditioned buses.

*Examples of Ro-Ro Bus Companies: Bachelor Express, Ceres Liners, Roro Bus Transport Service, Philtranco bus lines

*Schedule: Multiple trips daily.


For Airlines that Fly From Manila to Caticlan, click here.

For transportation and budget from Caticlan Port to Boracay, click here.

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