Going to Isla Verde by Bus & Public Boat from Metro Manila

The 2 Ports for Isla Verde Public Passenger Boats

  • TABANGAO
  • DELA PAZ (only during SW Monsoon / Habagat)

TRIPS – Once a Day Only

  • TO Isla Verde: ETD 9:00 AM
  • FROM Isla Verde: ETD 4:00 AM
    See boarding time and other details below. Please read thoroughly. Thanks.

I. From Manila (Bus) to Engracio’s, Isla Verde via Tabangao Port

  1. Bus to Batangas Grand Terminal (See Jam’s bus fare and sched below.)
  2. Jeep from Batangas Grand Terminal to Bagong Palengke. Fare: around 12.00 to 13.00
  3. Jeep from Bagong Palengke to Tabangao – tell the driver to drop you off “Biyaheng Isla Verde”. Fare: around 17.00 to 20.00.
  4. Public Boat to Sampalukan (we will text/sms you the name of the boat servicing on your check-in date and their contact numbers the night before or at around 5:00 am on your check-in date.)
    Boat Fares:
    Regular – 120.00
    Student – 100.00
    Child – 50.00
  5. Walk from Sampalukan Boat Stop (1 minute) or Mahabang Buhangin Boat Stop (20 minutes and only during Habagat) to Engracio’s (We will text/sms the exact location and the person to look for at check-in).

    Public Boat Estimated Time of Departure: 9:00 AM (earlier during peak days). No seat reservations.
    Boarding Time: 7:00 am or earlier (you can get the exact time from the boatman)

II. From Manila (Bus) to Engracio’s, Isla Verde via dela Paz (only during Habagat)

Dela Paz is nearer Isla Verde, and boats dock there during SW Monsoon season (Habagat). Public Boat service providers inform us if they will use dela Paz (instead of Tabangao) usually around 5 am while they are at sea and approaching mainland Batangas.

  1. Bus to Batangas Grand Terminal (See Jam’s bus fare and sched below.)
  2. Tricycle from Batangas Grand Terminal to SM Batangas (the easiest way). Fare: 300 per ride. If you prefer to take a jeep ride, please ask around the terminal if there’s a direct trip to SM Batangas.
  3. Jeep from SM Batangas to dela Paz – tell the driver to drop you off “Biyaheng Isla Verde”. Fare: around 50-60
  4. Public Boat to Sampalukan (We will text/sms you the name of the boat servicing on your check-in date and their contact numbers the night before or at around 5:00 am on your check-in date.)
    Boat Fares:
    Regular – 120.00
    Student – 100.00
    Child – 50.00
  5. Walk from Sampalukan Boat Stop (1 minute) or Mahabang Buhangin Boat Stop (20 minutes and only during Habagat) to Engracio’s (We will text/sms the exact location and the person to look for at check-in).

    Dela Paz-bound Jeepney’s Estimated Time of Departure from SM Batangas: 6:00 AM (Tip: Your bus must be in transit from Manila starting 2:30 AM).
    Public Boat ETD: 9:00 AM (earlier during peak days). No seat reservations.
    Boarding Time: 7:00 am or earlier (You can get the exact time from the boatman.)

List of Metro Manila Stations for Batangas-bound Buses:

  • Alabang South Station
  • Alabang Metropolis
  • Buendia – LRT
  • Cubao

For Guests Coming from Cubao or LRT Buendia

We’ve found JAM Liner’s fare and trip schedules (image below).

Stay tuned for updates!

There are other bus companies which terminals are found in Cubao and LRT Buendia, as well as other Metro Manila Stations, and we’re currently searching for their info so we can share them here for your convenience. We hope to update this page soon.

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