How to get to Port Barton from El Nido and Puerto Princesa

We have been a few times in Palawan and our favorite place is Port Barton. It’s a small town, with a beautiful beach and amazing island hopping where you can even see turtles. We will you all the details how to get to Port Barton if you are traveling in Palawan visiting El Nido and Coron give a chance to visit Port Barton.
Port Barton is located in San Vicente Palawan. Just half of the way between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. It’s not a developed town yet! There are a few restaurants, not so many hotels and most of the travelers around the area are backpackers.
Read here related posts: How to get to Puerto Princesa and how to get to El Nido!

Best time to visit Port Barton

The best time to visit Port Barton is from December to May since the rain usually falls in the middle of the year. Being the rainy season in Port Barton from June to October. Port Barton is always quiet since most of the travelers go from Puerto Princesa to El Nido and Coron.

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How to get to Port Barton

How to get to Port Barton from Puerto Princesa

From Puerto Princesa by Van

There are a few companies as Recaro and Lexxus with vans from Puerto Princesa Airport to Port Barton. Prices are around 500 PHP and it will take 3-4 hours journey. You can get the van from the airport since the companies will offer to you the service. In this way you will save time transferring to the Bus Terminal. If you go to the Bus Terminal the vans will be cheaper around 350-400 PHP.

From Puerto Princesa to Port Barton by Jeepney and Bus

There are jeepneys and buses going to Port Barton from Puerto Princesa early morning. The travel time will be around 4-5 hours and the price is 250 PHP. You will have to get the bus and jeepney in San Jose Bus Terminal.

You can also rent a motorbike from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton if you like the adventure. It will cost 500 PHP and it will take you around 4 hours to reach Port Barton.

How to get to Port Barton from El Nido

How to get to Port Barton from El Nido by Van

If you want to get to Port Barton from El Nido the best option is by van. There are a few companies like Recaro and Lexxus going from 8 am to 5 pm to Port Barton. Prices are around 650-750 PHP for 4 hours van ride. Click here to book your seat!

How to get to Port Barton from El Nido the cheapest way

If you want to budget to get to Port Barton from El Nido in the cheapest way. There are buses going to Roxas from El Nido for 150 PHP and it will take 2 hours to reach Roxas. From Roxas you can get a bus to Port Barton 3-4 hours ride and it will cost you 170 PHP. This way will take you around 78 hours. And it will cost  320 PHP in total. So you can save half of the price than the van. We did once this way getting the jeepney from Port Barton early morning to El Nido so you will have to do vice versa. You will spend a few hours waiting for the departure of the buses and jeepneys since they don’t have a fixed schedule. So just be patient!

If you like the adventure and you don’t have so much luggage you can rent a motorbike going from Port Barton to El Nido. Prices of renting a motorbike are around 500 PHPper day.

How to get to Port Barton from San Vicente

How to get to Port Barton

There are private boats going from San Vicente to Port Barton. Prices are around 2000 PHP per boat good enough for 4-5 people and travel time is around one hour.

We again did some island hopping, snorkeling, and swimming. We had the chance to see Giant Turtles. The water was so clear and transparent- so perfect to enjoy the underwater beauty. In the middle of the day we visited a school in the islands and we had so much fun playing with the kids.
We loved our lunch stop in German Island, one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines and our personal favorite in Port Barton. After our lunch and some relaxation in the island, we went back to Port Barton.

Where to Stay in Port Barton

How to get to Port Barton

There are a few choices for accommodation in Port Barton. All the places have the basics and expect not having electricity during the night.  You can find prices around 800 PHP per night in a dorm. You can get a room with air condition around 1200-1500 PHP. Cool, right? What’s even cooler is you can do also Airbnb. Click here to get a great deal off your first booking with AirBnB!

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Let us know if we are missing information how to get to Port Barton. If you have questions let us know in the comments below.

Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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