October 18, 2013

El Nido Via Roro Bus

There was a time when I thought that going to EL Nido is too expensive that only the rich can afford to go. But lo and behold! There are public transportation going to that paradise!!! Yes, Roro Bus owned by the Montenegro Shipping Lines is now offering that Puerto Princesa - El Nido Route. Not only to El Nido, Roro bus is also catering to the southern part of Palawan. So I can now explore the untouched beauty of North and South Palawan. But save that Southern Palawan for now.  I prefer taking buses than vans because the latter gives me less leg room... hehe (arte lang)



To save a night of accommodation  I decided to get the night or last trip goimg to El Nido. Travel time is roughly six hours with one stop in Taytay. I am used to this kind of travel so I have no problem traveling at night. Though I also like traveling in the morning to enjoy the scenery, I am preserving that still moment on my way back to Puerto Princesa. 

To help you build your own Palawan backpacking here's the complete schedule and fare schedule of Roro Bus' Northern and Southern Route ;)





Puerto Princesa to El Nido (Northern Route)

Bus Schedules

Non-Aircon                    Aircon

4:00AM                        6:00AM
8:00AM                        10:00AM
12:00NN                       2:00PM
4:00PM                         6:00PM
8:00PM                         10:00PM


El Nido to Puerto Princesa

Non-Aircon                    Aircon

4:00AM                         6:00AM
8:00AM                         10:00AM
12:00NN                        2:00PM
4:00PM                          6:00PM
8:00PM                          10:00PM




Bus Fares

Puerto Princesa to Roxas   (135KM) - Php236.00 A/C Php182.00 Non-A/C
Puerto Princesa to Taytay (211KM) - Php370.00 A/C Php285.00 Non-A/C
Puerto Princesa to El Nido (272KM) - Php483.00 A/C Php367.00 Non-A/C

El Nido to Taytay                (61KM)   - Php107.00 A/C Php82.00 Non-A/C
El Nido to Roxas                  (137KM) - Php240.00 A/C Php185.00 Non-A/C
El Nido to Puerto Princesa (272KM) - Php483.00 A/C Php367.00 Non-A/C

Roxas - for Port Barton, San Vicente and Poblacion, San Vicente (Long Beach)

Puerto Princesa to Rio Tuba (Southern Route)

Bus Schedule


Aircon                         Non-Aircon
5:00AM                      7:00AM
9:00AM                      11:00AM
1:00PM                      3:00PM
5:00PM                      7:00PM
9:00PM                      11:00PM



Bus Fare

Puerto Princesa to Aborlan          (69KM) Php113.00 A/C Php93.00 Non-A/C
Puerto Princesa to Narra              (92KM) Php151.80 A/C Php124.20 Non-A/C
Puerto Princesa to Abo Abo          (129KM) Php212.85 A/C Php174.00 Non-A/C
Puerto Princesa to Soporonio        (164KM) Php270.60 A/C Php221.40 Non-A/C
Puerto Princesa to Brooke's Point (192KM) Php316.80 A/C Php259.00 Non-A/C
Puerto Princesa to Bataraza           (218KM) Php381.50 A/C Php294.30 Non-A/C
Puerto Princesa to Rio Tuba           (250KM) Php448.00 A/C Php345.00 Non-A/C 

Rio Tuba to Bataraza                        (32KM) Php67.00 A/C Php51.00 Non-A/C
Rio Tuba to Brooke's Point              (58KM)  Php132.00 A/C Php85.00 Non-A/C
Rio Tuba to Soporonio                      (86KM) Php178.00 A/C Php124.00 Non-A/C
Rio Tuba to Abo Abo Php236.00    (120KM) A/C Php171.00 Non-A/C
Rio Tuba to Narra Php296.00        (158KM) A/C Php221.00 Non-A/C
Rio Tuba to Aborlan  Php334.00    (181KM) A/C Php252.00 Non-A/C
Rio Tuba to Puerto Princesa            (250KM) Php448.00 A/C Php345.00 Non-A/C

For Bookings, Reservations and More Inquiry

Puerto Princesa
Globe - 0917 - 5971189
Smart - 0908 - 9202568
Sun - 0922 - 8901044


El Nido

Globe - 0916-4926977
Smart - 0998-1846761

Roro Bus Terminal 

Roro Bus Terminal in Puerto Princesa is located in San Jose New Market. That's seven kilometers from the airport or 10 -15 minutes via public transportation. You can hop a jeep with San Jose New Market signage or you can charter a tricycle for Php100.00.  
  


Roro Bus Terminal in El Nido is located in El Nido Public Market in Corong Corong. That's 1.5 Kilometers from El Nido Town Proper (Municipal Hall). You can charter a tricycle in the town for Php20.00. If you are arriving in El Nido in the morning, say 3 or 4 am, expect to pay between Php50.00-Php70.00.





This is part of my Northern Palawan Series 


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