Did you know that Bataan is one of our favorite spots to chase the ever so beautiful sunset? We were there a few months back when we visited the majestic Las Casas de Acuzar and have written an article piece on it. You may check out our complete travel guide HERE.
Our only beef with our Bataan vacation was the land travel. Traffic in Manila has been our worst enemy and now some part of Pampanga gets heavily congested as well! There are just too many unregulated vehicles by the government- Okay, so I am not going to use this article as a rant channel. We’re all for fun here and good experience. Yes? How about’ we tell you that you can skip the whole shenanigans and long haul of land travel?
From the typical 4-5 hours of travel by land from Manila to Bataan not including traffic! travelers can now reach the Mall of Asia (MOA) in precisely 50 minutes with the d Fast Ferry boat via Manila Bay.
Operated by the 1Bataan Integrated Transport System under its president Goody Ilagan, commuters will also be given free shuttle service from Orion Port all the way to Dinalupihan in the North and AFAB-Mariveles to the South, making the travel experience easier and more convenient. It is safe, fast and reliable.
- Manila to Orion – 6:30 AM / 10:00 AM / 1:30 PM
- Orion to Manila – 8:15 AM / 11:45 AM / 3:15 PM
- Manila to Orion – 6:30 AM / 1:30 PM
- Orion to Manila – 8:15 AM / 3:15 PM
Effective 15 March 2018, you can book online to reserve your seat when you travel to Bataan and Manila. The fare for those booked online is P450. Walk-in passengers fare is P799.
- Walk-in (an on-going process)
- Online (Effective March 15, 2018): https://its.1bataan.com/ SITE will go live on March 15th.
- Contact details: 0917-629-4766 (Open from 6AM to 6PM only)
- Facebook page: 1Bataan Integrated Transport System, Inc
- You’re helping out with the local tourism industry
- Commuters will also be given a chance to ride a free shuttle from Orion Port to Dinalupihan in the North and AFAB-Mariveles to the South.
Here are some of the few recommended places to stay during your visit with some of the best prices you could find online.