Last updated on November 26th, 2023 at 07:03 pm
We will write about how to get from Manila to Batangas by bus and private transfer.
What Is The Distance from Manila to Batangas?
The distance from Manila to Batangas is 105 kilometers and the travel time by car is around 1 hour and 45 minutes. Click here to get your discount booking activities in Batangas!
What Is The Cheapest Way from Manila to Batangas?
The cheapest way from Manila to Batangas is by bus around $5-6 USD you can book online and it will take around 2 hours.
What Is The Best Way from Manila to Batangas?
The best way from Manila to Batangas is by private transfer around $50-60 USD you can book online and it will take less than 2 hours.
Batangas Province has so many beautiful places to see- from beaches, mountains, farms, churches, and lighthouses we will tell all of them with details in our Batangas travel guide.
Even their festivals are a must-see! It is truly a must-visit place especially if you are coming from Manila. You can reach it in just 2 to 3 hours depending on your mode of transportation.
Read here how to get from Batangas to Manila the reverse way.
SIM CARD AT MANILA AIRPORT
I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Manila airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Manila. Read here Philippines sim card for tourist and best Philippines eSim
WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES
You can get accommodation starting from 800-1000 PHP (less than $20 USD) for a room in a guesthouse. Can you imagen if you are two of you traveling in the Philippines, it will be $10 USD each.
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HOW TO GET TO BATANGAS
BY BUS FROM MANILA TO BATANGAS (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Manila to Batangas is by bus. There are buses going to Batangas very often. You can board the buses from Alabang, Buendia or Cubao where there are hourly trips to Batangas.
The bus travel time from Manila to Batangas is 2-3 hours and it costs around $5-6 USD you can book online.
BUS TERMINAL GOING TO BATANGAS SCHEDULE AND FARE
CUBAO BUS TERMINAL TO BATANGAS
Buses leaving from Cubao bus terminal to Batangas starts at 5 am until 8 pm. The buses run every 30-40 minutes. And Cubao to Batangas travel time can be up to 3 hours. The bus fare is around $5-6 USD.
ALABANG BUS TERMINAL TO BATANGAS
Buses leaving from Alabang bus terminal to Batangas starts at 4 am until 8 pm. The travel time can be around 2 hours. The buses run every 30-40 minutes. Alabang Bus Terminal will be the best option if you are planning to go from Manila to Batangas port.
BUENDIA BUS TERMINAL TO BATANGAS
Buses leaving Buendia bus terminal to Batangas starts at 4 am until 8 pm. The travel time will be around 2-3 hours and the buses run every 30-40 minutes.
MANILA TO BATANGAS PORT
If you are planning to get from Manila to Batangas Port. You can get a bus from Cubao, Alabang or Buendia Bus Terminal from 4 am to 8 pm.
The travel time from Manila to Batangas will be around 2-3 hours depending on the traffic. The bus fare from Manila to Batangas will be around $5-6 USD you can book online depending the Bus Terminal where you get the bus.
It depends where you want to continue your journey from Batangas there are a few popular destinations we will write about below like Nasugbu, Tagaytay, Anilao and Puerto Galera.
HOW TO GET FROM MANILA TO BATANGAS BY CAR (BEST WAY)
If you want to get to Batangas from Manila in your private car you can book online. The travel time by car can be less than two hours with no traffic.
There are a few routes. Tagaytay-Sta Rosa is the most convenient if you are heading to Tagaytay one of the most popular getaway destinations from Manila. You can also take Slex and STAR Tollway and Silang Aguinaldo Highway.
GETTING TO NASUGBU
Nasugbu is a perfect place for staying in a luxury resort. We stayed at Pico Sands Hotel which private beach – clear and beautiful. The scenery is very serene and you can spend the day swimming snorkeling. You can also do day trips to the coves around the beach if the weather is nice.
If you are getting to Nasugbu from Manila by bus. You have to ride a bus from Buendia or Pasay. If you take the bus from Manila to Nasugbu from Buendia you have to take the DLT Bus.
If you are taking the bus from Manila to Nasugbu from Pasay you will have to go to BSC Bus Terminal. It will take 3-4 hours.
Read here where to stay in Nasugbu!
GETTING TO TAGAYTAY
One of our favorite things to do in Tagaytay was to hike Taal Volcano. It was an easy trek and we reached the view point in an hour, while going down took us around 40 minutes. If you want to go to one of the most visited places in Tagaytay and the Philippines, you can take a trip to Taal Volcano, too.
From here, you can get scenic views of Taal Lake with an entrance fee of 100 PHP per person. If you are getting to Tagaytay from Manila by bus. You can ride a bus from Cubao, San Agustin EDSA, Buendia or Pasay.
Prices will be 80 PHP if you ride the bus from Cubao from Araneta terminal will cost you around 120 PHP. It will take around 2 hours depending on the traffic and little bit more from Cubao.
GETTING TO ANILAO
There are many activities to do in Anilao like Kayaking, snorkeling, diving, island hopping and paddling. The water are so clear and there is too much to explore around the islands and many great spots for snorkeling. Try to do all of them while spending your days in Anilao.
If you are getting to Anilao from Manila by bus. Once you get Batangas bus station you have to options riding the jeepney around 35 PHP until the market in Mabini.
And from here you will have to manage to get a tricycle to your resort. Prices can be 100-200 PHP per tricycle. You can also get a tricycle for 300-400 PHP direct to your resort in Anilao from the terminal.
GETTING TO PUERTO GALERA
Puerto Galera is a great destination for diving and snorkeling. You can also do island hopping, enjoying the beaches and nightlife.
If you are getting to Puerto Galera from Manila by bus. Once you are in Batangas you have to ride to the port and ride a boat going to Puerto Galera around 1 hour travel time and 550 PHP return ticket. You can click here to organize your transportation from Manila to Puerto Galera with Klook.
Hope this guide how to get from Manila to Batangas by bus with schedule and prices is useful for your next trip. Let us know if we are missing information and if you have questions in the comments below.
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