- Getting to Sabang via Shuttle Van
- Getting to Sabang via Jeepney/Non-Airconditioned Bus
- How to get to San Jose Terminal from Downtown Puerto Princesa
- What if?
Doing the Do-It-Yourself to the Underground River in Puerto Princesa? After getting your permit at the Underground River Booking Office at Puerto Princesa Town Proper you should head to Sabang Port.
There are 2 ways for you to get to Sabang Port from the town proper of Puerto Princesa and that is via jeepney or van.
Let’s do the van first as it’s the most convenient of the 2 ways to get to Sabang.
Lexus Shuttle Service offers van transportation from San Jose Terminal to Sabang Port.
Fare is 140 Pesos for Filipinos and 200 Pesos for foreigners and Travel Time is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.
Be sure to reserve your seat by calling their booking office in Puerto Princesa. Here are their numbers – 0912-100-2651, 0917-585-9602
|Puerto Princesa to Sabang||7:30AM, 8:30AM, 10:30AM, 1PM, 3:30PM and 5PM.|
|Sabang to Puerto Princesa||7:30AM, 8:30AM, 10:30AM, 1PM, 3:30PM and 5PM.|
Upon arrival at Sabang Port don’t forget to have your reservation to go back as the reservations gets full very fast.
If you have a flight around 5PM out of Puerto Princesa Airport the latest you should ride the van would be 1PM.
For more information about Lexus Shuttle Service click here.
Also from San Jose Terminal you can ride a Jeep or Non-Airconditioned Bus going to Sabang Port.
Their schedules are 7AM, 9AM, 12NN and 2PM. If the vehicle is still not full at the scheduled time it will wait for more passengers.
Fare is 100 Pesos (locals), 120 Pesos (local tourist) and 200 Pesos (foreign tourist).
Travel Time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes and may even reach up to 3 hours depending on the number of stops the vehicle would have going to Sabang Port.
They also have the same schedule going back to San Jose Terminal from Sabang Port.
Ask around where you can ride a multicab to San Jose Terminal. Ride the multicab to San Jose Terminal, this will cost you about 12 Pesos/pax. Travel Time is approximately 10 minutes.
I saw the multicabs going to San Jose Terminal even early in the morning (5AM) and even during night time (9PM).
If you do not want to ride the multicab you may want to ride a tricycle going to San Jose Terminal. The fare is approximately 70 to 80 Pesos/tricycle.
There’s actually another way, ride transportation going to Roxas, Taytay or El Nido and tell them that you are alighting at Salvacion.
Salvacion is the baranggay at the intersection of the National Highway and the road going to Sabang Port. (Sorry, I didn’t get how much the fare is. I’ll research when I get back there.)
At the Salvacion intersection there are tricycles and some of them are willing to take you to Sabang Port. According to the tricycle driver that I talked to the fare to Sabang Port is 800 Pesos/tricycle and they only allow 2 or 3 pax per tricycle because the road going to Sabang is hilly and sometimes steep. I heard from someone that the rates of the tricycles here are negotiable. 😉
This post is part of my 12 for 2012 Travel Project which aims to document places in the Philippines to help travellers.
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