If you have any questions regarding your transporatation arrangements, our friendly staff are here to help.

Private Transfer from Manila to Puerto Galera

Our private air-conditioned minivan will collect you and your luggage from Manila airport, or your hotel, and transport you in comfort to Batangas, where your private outrigger boat will be waiting for you.

After boarding the boat, the trip across to Puerto Galera (directly to our resort) takes approximately 1 hour.

The VIP Express Transport Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, but please note:

Boats are only allowed to cross from Batangas to Puerto Galera between 6am and 6pm. If you want to arrive in Puerto Galera the same day as your flight arrival, your scheduled flight arrival time should be before 12 noon, otherwise you will not be able to reach the boat in time to make a daytime crossing.

If, due to bad weather or other unforeseeable circumstances, it is necessary to stay in Batangas (a pretty rare occurrence), then you will be required to cover the cost of the hotel stay in Batangas. However, you will not be charged for your rooms at Scandi Divers Resort over the same period.

getting to puerto galera by private banca boat

From Manila airport Terminal 1

If you request that we pick you up at the airport, this is how you will find your driver:

When you come out of the arrival terminal, you cross the pavement, and on the other side there are tunnels going off to the left and right that go down to the level below. Both the tunnel on the left and on the right go down to that same level, but you should take the one on the right. When you get down you will arrive at a platform from which you will be picked up. Above, there are signs like ABCD, EFGH, IJKL and so on. Place yourself under the one that includes an “S” (for “Scandi Divers”), and keep an eye out for a chauffeur with a Scandi Divers sign and/or your name on it.

The image below shows what you will see when exiting international arrivals. Follow the arrow to the right to meet your driver.

how to get to puerto galera from manila airport
What you will see when exiting international arrivals. Follow the arrow to the right to meet your driver.

Pickup from Terminal 2

Go outside and look for your name for pickup by our van or take taxi to your hotel.

Pickup from Terminal 3

Go outside and look for your name for pickup by our van or take taxi to your hotel.

The length of the trip down to us with VIP Express Transport Service varies due to the traffic, but in general it takes about two hours to get to Batangas and one hour to take the boat over to Puerto Galera.

The Fastest way to get from Manila to Puerto Galera!

get to puerto galera by seaplane juan air

Travel in style and get to Puerto Galera in only 30 minutes in the Air Juan Seaplane!

**Approx Php 4500 per person, one way. Includes 10kg luggage, P100/kg excess.

Estimated Departure Times

Wednesday, Sunday: Manila > Puerto Galera : 2.30pm

Friday: Manila > Puerto Galera :8.30 am & 2.30pm

Saturday: Manila > Puerto Galera : 8.30 am

Call +632 464 7799 or +63 916 212 0936 to make a booking with Air Juan. You can email them on info@airjuan.com

** Air Juan prices, weight allowances and flight schedules may be subject to change at any time. Please confirm with them directly.

Getting from Manila to Puerto Galera by Public Transport

To arrive in Puerto Galera the same day as you land in Manila, your scheduled flight arrival time should be before 12 noon .

Public non-stop buses to Batangas Pier run nearly every 30 minutes from JAM liner bus terminal in Buendia (10-20 minutes from airport by taxi). The bus takes 2 hours to reach Batangas Pier.

On arrival at Batangas Pier, take a 60-90 min boat to Sabang or Muelle (Puerto Galera proper). The last boat leaves for Puerto Galera at 4:30 pm

For those arriving in the afternoon or night, a convenient way to get to Puerto Galera is the SiKat escorted bus and boat service. The bus leaves at 8:30am from the City State Hotel in ERMITA Manila, on Mabini street. It’s easiest to stay right in the hotel which is 4 minutes walk a major shopping shopping center (Robinson Ermita)

On arrival in Puerto Galera it’s easiest to take a small boat for 4 dollars to our resort on Big La Laguna Beach . (15 minute walk from the Sabang arrival Pier.) If you take a boat to Muelle Pier (Puerto Galera proper) you can either rent a small boat at the pier to bring you to Big Lalaguna Beach, or get a ride with a tricycle(s) through Puerto Galera, to the back of Big Lalaguna Bay.

get to puerto galera from manila by public transport

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