Last updated on April 14th, 2020 at 10:36 am
Bataan is located in Central Luzon. It’s close to our home Angeles City in Pampanga. The capital of Bataan is Balanga. We have been visiting Bataan 3 times so far and today we will write how to get to from Manila Bataan, Clark and Baguio. We already wrote our favorite Bataan tourist spots.
Bataan is popular because of history since it was one of the last stands of the Filipino/American soldiers against the Japanese in World War II. If you like history and beaches make sure that you read our Bataan travel guide which will inspire you to visit Bataan soon.
BEST TIME TO VISIT BATAAN
If you’re traveling to Bataan you can expect considerably small changes in the city’s weather. Humidity is high in the Philippines and the warmest months here are April and May. Basically, January to March is the best time to visit Bataan as this is the sunniest period of the year and is relatively cooler than other months.
How to go to Bataan
How to get from Manila to Bataan by Bus
If you want to get from Manila to Bataan by bus. It will take 3-4 hours depending on the traffic and where you catch the bus. If you are coming from Cubao Manila to Bataan travel time will be around 3 hours. And Manila to Bataan bus fare is 250 PHP. Genesis and Bataan Transit are the companies going to Bataan from Cubao.
And more than 4 hours 280 PHP if you are coming from Pasay. Genesis buses are going to Bataan from Pasay.
Once in Balanga Bus Terminal you can get a tricycle or a jeepney to move around Bataan. Prices are starting from 10 PHP depending on the distance.
How to get from Manila to Bataan by Ferry
If you want to get from Manila to Bataan by ferry to Orion. It will take you around one hour to get there. The departure of the ferry from Manila is 7 am and 5 pm. It will take 50 minutes. And Manila to Bataan ferry fare is 450 PHP. From Bataan to Manila the schedule is 9 am and 7 15 pm. There are free shuttles going to Dinalupihan and Mariveles in Bataan from Orion.
Moving Around Bataan
HOW TO GET FROM BALANGA TO MORONG
If you want to get from Balanga to Morong by bus. There are shuttles for 80 PHP. The travel time Balanga to Morong will be around 1 hour and 30 minutes up to 2 hours. These are regular buses and they usually have no air condition.
The bus schedule from Balanga to Morong have no so many departures. Just a few shuttles are leaving during the day. Expect long waiting time if you don’t have private transportation especially in the evening.
HOW TO GET FROM BALANGA TO BAGAC
Once you get from Manila to Balanga by bus with these bus companies: Genesis, Bataan Transit, Victory Liner. From Balanga there are mini buses 40 PHP and jeepneys going to Bagac beaches 50 PHP.
Once in Bagac you can move around by tricycle to the resorts. Prices are starting from 20 PHP to 200 PHP depending how far is the entrance of the beach resort in Bagac Bataan that you are going.
HOW TO GET FROM BALANGA TO MARIVELES
Once you are in Balanga if you are coming by bus from Manila. You can get a bus or a jeepney going from Balanga to Mariveles. The travel time from Balanga to Mariveles is 1 hour and a half.
If you go by private transportation there are 50 kilometers from Balanga to Mariveles. It will be a great idea to move around!
You can also book your accommodations through Agoda
How to Get from Manila to Bataan by Private Transportation
If you want to get from Manila to Bataan by private transportation. It will take you 2 hours and a half to reach there from Manila. You have to drive to North Luzon Expressway and exit in San Fernando and going thru Lubao. Or you can exit in DAU and take the SCTEX on the way to Dinalupihan.
How to get from Clark to Bataan
If you are want to get from Clark to Bataan. You can ride a van from DAU Terminal in Angeles City. It will take one hour to get to Balanga and the price is 180 PHP. From Clark International Airport you can go by taxi or Grab to DAU Terminal. It will take you around 15-20 minutes to get there and prices can be around 200-300 PHP by Grab and 500 PHP by taxi.
You can also get a jeepney to San Fernando. Once in San Fernando you get the bus going to Balanga 220 PHP.
How to Get to Bataan from Baguio
If you want to get to Bataan from Baguio. There are also buses from Baguio going to Bataan. It will take 7 hours to reach there and prices are around 500 PHP.
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