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 from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton.
If you are traveling in Palawan visiting El Nido and Coron give a chance to visit Port Barton.
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.
How to Get from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton
Puerto Princesa Airport to Port Barton
If you want to get from Puerto Princesa Aiport to Port Barton. It will be the easiest and fastest way to get to Port Barton. There are a few companies as Recaro and Lexxus with vans from Puerto Princesa Airport to Port Barton.
Puerto Princesa airport to Port Barton fare is around 500 PHP. Puerto Princesa to Port Barton travel time will be 3-4 hours journey. You can get the van from the airport since a few companies will offer to you the service.
Puerto Princesa to Port Barton Van Schedule
If you go from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton by van you have to transfer to the San Jose Bus Terminal from the airport. The fare is 120-150 PHP for a tricycle ride. You can go even cheaper if you ride a jeepney. To get the jeepney you will have to walk around one kilometer to reach the main road.
If you go to the Bus Terminal the vans will be cheaper around 350-400 PHP. The van schedule from San Jose Bus Terminal Puerto Princesa to Port Barton is from 6 am to 4 pm (it can be 5 pm).
The travel time will be around 3 hours can be even less or close to 4 hours. It depends on the road especially if it’s rainy season will take longer.
FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO PORT BARTON BY BUS
If you are planning to get from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton the cheapest way by bus will be your option. There is only one bus going from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton at 9 am leaving from San Jose Bus Terminal. The bus is not air conditioned and its very local transportation. It will be a fun trip for sure!
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.
Puerto Princesa To Port Barton By Van or Bus?
This is the question that you have on mind! Bus or van going from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton? If you like comfort and efficency you will choose the van for sure.
If you want to budget or experience a local experience the bus will be your best option. The bus will allow you to appreciate better the landscape the palms and coconuts around Palawan.
We tried both already! If you ask us we would choose the bus. But sometimes we are in a tight schedule and we that’s why we chose the van. We didn’t want to miss the sunset in Port Barton. Our favorite sunsets in the Philippines are the ones in Port Barton.
By the way click here to read our San Vicente Palawan travel guide just a few kilometers far from Port Barton.
Puerto Princesa to Port Barton by Motorbike
You can also rent a motorbike from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton if you like the adventure. It will cost 500 PHP per day and it will take you around 4 hours to reach Port Barton. It will be nice if you aren’t bringing so much luggage.
If you want to have the experience going from Puerto Princesa to Port Barton by motorbike. But you have so much luggage you can ask to the van drivers to deliver to Port Barton Bus Terminal or your own guest house. It can cost you 100 PHP per backpack.
HOW TO GET TO PORT BARTON PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM PUERTO PRINCESA
If you want to get to Port Barton by private transfer because you are traveling in a group with your friends and family. Click here to book online your private transfer!
WHERE TO STAY IN PORT BARTON
We stayed in a beautiful cottage at Deep Moon Resort in Port Barton. This place is perfect for the sunset to have a drink and you will find people having a drink while watching the sunset. You will have all the comfort that you need in Port Barton. Wifi connection available in the lobby to catch up with work. Data connection working in the cottage with Globe and Smart. Electricity runs almost the whole day, the only cut is from 3 am to 7 am. Just 5 minutes walking distance from the Van Terminal in Port Barton and also 5 minute walking distance to most of the restaurants in 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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