We all know that Bataan is one of the historical places in the Philippines. It is the last stop of the Filipino and American soldiers before they surrendered and lost to the Japanese during the World War II. Because of this, there’s many historical sites here such as Mt. Samat and Balanga Wetland. No wonder why they are one of the top pick places to visit here in the country.
But why waste the 3 to 4-hour travel time when you can get to Bataan in just an hour?! Yep, you can! Big thanks to 1Bataan Integrated Transport System.
ABOUT 1BATAAN INTEGRATED TRANSPORT SYSTEM
Since Bataan is strategic to Manila Bay, it is now possible to reach Bataan in just one hour by traveling via ferry. Magic Leaf and Provincial Government of Bataan built this last 2017 to provide a fast and hassle-free trip to passengers to and from Metro Manila.
The terminal in Manila is located at Esplanade Seaside Terminal in Pasay City.
While the terminal in Bataan is located at Port Capinpin in Orion, Bataan.
Actually, we just booked only one way (Bataan to Manila). Here’s the look inside the terminal in Bataan.
It is spacious and has two floors. But the second floor is not yet functional. Numerous chairs and has big electric fans in each corner. It also has a high-speed internet. Perfect if you get here early and suddenly get bored. I also noticed that they have electric outlets at some areas so you can charge your gadgets before boarding.
Plus, I saw a water dispenser inside which means you can drink for free while waiting for your boarding. Don’t worry if you don’t have tumbler, they have plastic cups too. But please, if you can bring your own tumbler, bring it. Let’s not use plastic, please?
UPDATED RATES AS OF JANUARY 2020:
Sulit Economy: 299 PHP
Premium Economy: 600 PHP
Business Class: 1,200 PHP
For the rates, you can choose whether to book online or via walk in. But I highly suggest to book online to avoid hassle on the day of your trip plus you can save up to 200 php. Rates costs only 450 PHP for online and walk-in. Check the inclusion here.
By the way, last April 1, 2019, they posted new ferry schedule:
Manila to Orion
Weekdays (Departure) – 7:30 AM and 12:30 PM
Weekends (Departure) – 7:30 AM and 2:30 PM
Orion to Manila
Weekdays (Departure) – 9:15 AM and 2:30 PM
Weekends (Departure) – 9:15 AM and 4:15 PM
Manila to Mariveles
Weekdays (Departure) – 4:30 PM
Marivels to Manila
Weekdays (Departure) – 6:45 PM
The M/V XCG Express Ferry Boat can accommodate 100+ passengers onboard. It is also air-conditioned and has spacious leg room. I also love their reclining chairs.
It also has a high-speed internet inside the ferry. You can also watch a movie but don’t expect to finish it because in just an hour, you’ll arrive at your destination. Hihi.
It also has a VIP area with a sofa, table, and its own TV and electric outlets.
I highly recommend 1Bataan Integrated Transport System. Aside from the 1-hour travel time, we really had a comfortable and safe trip. We actually slept the whole trip. That’s how we’re comfortable in this trip.
For online bookings, click here.
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