How to get to Cebu City on a motorbike

This article will help and guide you on how to reach Cebu City if you will be coming all the way from Manila.

It does sound very tedious (it actually is) but I will try to break it down as much as I could.

I will be including the distance you will be covering, as well as the travel time while boarding the RoRo (Roll on Roll off cargo ship).

I hope this helps the riders who would like to get to Cebu on a motorbike.

The Pinoy Rider in Cebu


Note: All fares include the charge for both Passenger and Vehicle

From Manila:

Route 1 – The Long Way

by Land: 670 kilometers from Metro Manila to Matnog, Sorsogon
by Roro: 2-3 hour roro trip from Matnog, Sorsogon to Allen, Northern Samar (Welcome to Eastern Visayas)
prepare a budget of 550 Php – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees
by Land: 365 kilometers from Allen, Samar to Ormoc City, Leyte
by Roro: from the Ormoc Port, it will take approximately 5-6 hours to get to Cebu City Pier
prepare a budget of 1300 Php (Tourist Class) – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees

Route 2 – The Expensive Route

by Land: 110 kilometers from Metro Manila to Batangas City Pier
by Roro: 2 hour roro from Batangas Pier to Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
prepare a budget of 750 Php – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees
by Land: 127 kilometers from Calapan, Oriental Mindoro to Roxas, Oriental Mindoro
by Roro: 4 to 5 hour Roro trip from Roxas, Oriental Mindoro to Caticlan, Aklan (Welcome to Western Visayas)
prepare a budget of 2300 Php – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees
by Land: 255 kilometers from Caticlan, Aklan to Antique Province to Dumangas Port, Iloilo
by Roro: Dumangas Port, Iloilo to Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
prepare a budget of 400 Php – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees
by Land: 87 kilometers from Bacolod City to San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
by Roro: 2 hour Roro trip from San Carlos Port to Toledo Port, Cebu
prepare a budget of 900 Php – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees
by Land: 65 kilometers from Toledo City to Cebu City (via Naga)

Route 3 – The Scenic Route

by Land: 110 kilometers from Metro Manila to Batangas City Pier
by Roro: 2 hour roro from Batangas Pier to Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
prepare a budget of 750 Php – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees
by Land: 127 kilometers from Calapan, Oriental Mindoro to Roxas, Oriental Mindoro
by Roro: 4 to 5 hour Roro trip from Roxas, Oriental Mindoro to Caticlan, Aklan (Welcome to Western Visayas)
prepare a budget of 2300 Php – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees
by Land: 255 kilometers from Caticlan, Aklan to Antique Province to Dumangas Port, Iloilo
by Roro: Dumangas Port, Iloilo to Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
prepare a budget of 400 Php – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees
by Land: 125 kilometers from Bacolod City to Escalente City, Negros
by Roro: 2 hours from Barcelona Port in Escalante City to Tabuelan Port, Cebu
prepare a budget of 400 Php – this includes your barge fare, and other incidentals such as Philippine Port Authority and Arrastre fees
by Land: 95 kilometers from Tabuelan, Cebu to Cebu City (via Sogod) – enjoy the twisties of Tabuelan while going down towards the Cebu National Highway

Travel tips:

  • please make sure to check ferry schedules so you could plan out your trip in the most efficient way – some ports have schedules up to 2 pm only (such as San Carlos Port in Negros) while some have twice-a-day only trips
  • bring extra money or withdraw when you pass by a big city or the town center, there might not be ATM’s near the ports
  • bring extra copies of your Official Receipt and Certificate of Registration to avoid further hassle at the PPA (Philippine Port Authority) or Coast Guard office

 

Live Free…

– Erik Gatmaitan is the author of https://www.pinoyrider.com – Journeying the Philippines SOLO on a motorbike.

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