Batangas International Port

Satellite image of the Batangas International Port in Batangas City.

The Batangas International Port, locally known as the Batangas Pier, is the premier seaport of the CALABARZON region and is located in Batangas City along the shores of Batangas Bay in Batangas. (Whew! Lots of “Batangases” there.)

Unfortunately, despite the “International” in its name, Batangas International Port is still primarily a domestic port. It is a key Ro-Ro (roll-on-roll-off) port going to Calapan City in Oriental Mindoro and ultimately to Iloilo City, forming part of President Arroyo’s Strong Republic Nautical Highway. Among tourists and travelers, the seaport is more well known for being a gateway to Puerto Galera, especially Sabang Beach and White Beach. Entering the domestic terminal of the seaport, it’s impossible for you not to be bombarded by the people hawking their fastcraft services going to Puerto Galera.

Photo of the Batangas International Port Pier from the fastcraft boat.Lousy photo by yours truly.

Within the greater Tagalog region, the Manila port still dominates the shipping economy, while Subic Bay trumps the Batangas port in international shipments, having an international airport as well as links to the Clark Special Economic Zone in Pampanga. But, eventually, Batangas will be able to handle more import and export shipping when the South Luzon Expressway is extended from its current terminus in Calamba City, Laguna to the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road, popularly known as the STAR Tollway, which is also being extended to the Batangas port. Once this ultra-highway is completed, travel between the Batangas International Port and Metro Manila should take only about one hour.

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July 30, 2007
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  1. Rico wrote on July 30, 2007 @ 05:18PM

    I’ve always wondered what would’ve happened if we became a world power early in history. With all our navy-suitable coastlines, we could’ve been the British of the east, or something like that.

  2. Eugene wrote on July 31, 2007 @ 02:01AM

    Nice to wonder, isn’t it? But China also has excellent coastlines (like Hong Kong) and they did dominate the South China Sea commerce before the arrival of Islam in South East Asia. China could’ve been a powerhouse had it not been for the superior technology and aggressive (nay greedy) ambitions of Europeans.

  3. wrote on March 28, 2009 @ 05:13AM

    about the fees to 4 weel vehecles

  4. arnel wrote on May 15, 2009 @ 04:44AM

    ask ko lang? ano po ang last trip from batangas port to puerto galera

  5. nathaniel wrote on July 25, 2009 @ 09:37AM

    i just would like to ask if there’s a ro-ro plying between batangas pier to aroroy, masbate? if there is, what’s the schedule and fare? thanks

  6. Magz wrote on August 6, 2009 @ 06:09AM

    just wondering:
    What’s the purpose of X-RAY machine when it’s only effective to all hand carry things? I’ve noticed that all the porters who’s carrying all the big and heavy materials are not passing the x-ray machine, and all the things are loaded directly to the boat. Somehow, it doesn’t make sense when they confiscate some of your hazardous materials like knife, and lighter when it’s possible to put it in on your luggage and give it to the porter?????

    Hope you’ll keep an eye to this matter!!!

  7. Adan Lee wrote on August 7, 2009 @ 06:45AM

    Can i bring my dog with me in the boat? she’s a labrador.

  8. Magz wrote on August 16, 2009 @ 11:45AM

    hello everyone,
    i’m just one of those ordinary people who’s passing batangas pier to cross to another island known as “sabang Puerto galera”. What makes me upset is there “X-RAY”, I guess you know what i mean. They’re confiscating materials like knife, matches and “all that can harm passangers”. However, they will let you fill up three(3) of those very small unorganized paper that will stand as a claim stub.
    Prior to this, they will give you the one copy & for sure the other copies will be kept as there reference. Hence,you need to get your confiscated items at the port police and if ever you lose your claim stub,they will never give you time to explain why and in short “NO CHANCE TO GET YOUR MATERIALS BACK”!!! my question is, where are the other copies, that which supposedly serves as the reference?, one thing, they don’t even give a little effort by finding if you have any records at all!!! that sucks… Is it the Filipino standard? No wonder Philippines can’t seen any progress at all, it was all ruined by corrupted employees and of course the management will be blamed by this…
    Hopefully management of Port Batangas coordination with the port of police must do something about it.
    Where will you put the things that you confiscated? Let me guess, you’ll used it in your own purpose, isn’t it? Hopefully your conscience won’t bother you or if “YOU HAVE ONE”!!! You must put some “consideration”, specially to your fellow Filipinos.

  9. ruth ladiocan wrote on December 13, 2009 @ 08:18AM

    gud pm sir/madam
    i would like to know if your cruise line is accepting student who need to have their practicum.

  10. rodica wrote on February 16, 2010 @ 06:44AM

    ask ko lang po kung paano ako makarating sa batangas international port. Im from muntinlupa city po. my husband is a seaman at dadating ang barko nila sa wedneday jan sa batangas international port. please guide me on how can i go to his ship exactly. what terminal and the process. is ship is m/v malacca. thank you.

  11. mrloo wrote on March 20, 2010 @ 08:40AM

    Hello, what time is the pier closing? I am going to Puerto Galera but I might reach the pier around 5PM, do you think I can still make the boat ride to Galera?

    Thanks appreciate your reply.

  12. annes alonsagay wrote on March 21, 2010 @ 03:56AM

    Do you have any valid contact numbers so we can contact you.. thank you. hoping to here from you soon.

  13. rolando perez wrote on April 5, 2010 @ 11:44PM

    is there a route going to aroroy masbate from batangas port

  14. Jean Mea wrote on May 3, 2010 @ 02:49PM

    Hi. Great day!. I just want to ask what time is the usual RORO trip from Batangas to Iloilo. We need it badly. Thank you very much.

  15. jasmin purisima wrote on May 5, 2010 @ 03:45AM

    tatanong ko lang po kung madadaanan mo po ba ang batangas port papuntang san juan batangas? o iba po ang way nun?

  16. Marta V. salazar wrote on May 15, 2010 @ 05:50PM

    we just want to know the schedule of super cat from mindoro on much is the fare one way.

  17. baby:) wrote on May 29, 2010 @ 12:59PM

    helo po..good day!i just want to ask po f how can i get there sa batangas international port. Im from Iloilo City po. My husband is a seaman at dadating ang barko nila hopefully before end of June sa batangas international port. please guide me po on how can i go to his ship exactly. what terminal po ba? thank you so much..godbless.hope to hear fro you soon..

  18. baby:) wrote on May 29, 2010 @ 01:12PM

    hi po folow up question ko lang po regarding po sa usual RORO trip from Iloilo to Batangas?tsaka meron po ba kayong alam na transient house or pension house nearest batangas international port?and lastly po pag galing ako NAIA what possible bus po ba masakyan ko papunta ng batangas port?salamat po.godbless

  19. ayehn:) wrote on September 3, 2010 @ 07:03PM

    Sir/Madam: Good day! ask ko lang po kung pwede sanang makahingi ng list ng brokerage at freight forwarding company na nagtatransact w/ port of Batangas .nid lng po as reference material sa paggawa po ng thesis.HOPING FOR YOUR FAVORABLE RESPONSE WITH REGARDS TO THIS MATTER. THANKS AND GOD BLESS!!!

  20. summer wrote on September 8, 2010 @ 02:03PM

    sir/madam: good day to you,i just want to ask for a list of your security guards there in your port….it is needed for the evaluation in our thesis proposals….hoping for your response with regards to this matter…thank you very much…god bless all…

  21. anne wrote on September 8, 2010 @ 11:04PM

    sir/madam,,ask kulang puh,,anuh puh vha ang schedule mula batangas port to sibuyan romblon, anuh pung barko ang nagbya2he,..

  22. anne,, wrote on September 8, 2010 @ 11:07PM

    eow puh ask kulang anuh puh ung barkong nagbya2he papuntang sibuyan,..

  23. Roly Keates wrote on September 26, 2010 @ 09:21PM

    Batangas International Port, was used as a filming location in Sam Firstenberg 1985 classic movie ‘American Ninja’ I was wondering if you would like to submit photographs or information to our website pertaining to the port.

    Kind regards

    Roly – UK

  24. rona wrote on December 11, 2010 @ 11:03AM

    ask q lng un contact no ng batngs port para makapagpareserve ng byaheng puerto galerra

  25. beth wrote on December 27, 2010 @ 03:50PM

    gud pm! may byahe po b bukas papauntang romblon romblon? if wala papauntang odiongan romblon meron po b? wat tym po ang alis dyan?

  26. Jess Barrera wrote on April 7, 2011 @ 12:57PM

    Hello! Sir/Madam. Ask ko land if there is a public transport (bus or fx or van) that fly via Dasmarinas – Tagaytay to Batangas Pier. what co. and where is the terminal?

  27. gordon wrote on April 27, 2011 @ 03:54PM

    magkano po papuntang puerto galera sa whsasakyan ite beach per head at kung may sasakyan mag kano bayad sa sasakyan?san kme bababa?

  28. chubs wrote on November 27, 2011 @ 11:12PM

    hi, meron po bang beyahe from batangas to malaysia? any info pls email
  29. Hyacinth wrote on March 17, 2012 @ 01:37PM

    Is it ok if i bring my small dog on the boat? Whay documents do i need if ever it is possible to carry it?

  30. cath_0707 wrote on April 11, 2012 @ 02:30PM

    is there any hotel near batangas port? yung di masyado mahal na pwede magstay for overnight a maximum group of 12pax.

    please help..


  31. Lovely Bagayan wrote on August 9, 2012 @ 01:03PM


    Just want to asked if how much will be my travel expense from Batangas Pier to White Beach (Puerto Galera)?

  32. Joyce wrote on November 7, 2012 @ 08:34PM

    Can I bring my Dog, if yes how? What papers do I need to bring?
    Mahirap naman na kapag dating namin don may kulang na papeles. Hirap naman bumalik pa kami ng manila para sa isang kulang na papers. Kaya po please lang help!

  33. Trix wrote on November 28, 2012 @ 01:47PM

    Good day po. I just want to ask if somebody is pregnant na eight months po yong tyan e pwede bang magbyahe from Batangas to sibuyan Island? I need your reply badly. Thank you.

    Please email me at

  34. julius wrote on December 26, 2012 @ 11:35AM

    May byahe ba ung barko ngaun? Batangas to odiogan??

  35. ligaya mamaradlo wrote on April 9, 2013 @ 09:39PM

    is there an affordable hotel near batangas port?

  36. ligaya mamaradlo wrote on April 9, 2013 @ 09:42PM

    is there an affordable hotel near batangas port? pls. guide me because its my first time going there…

  37. jay wrote on July 10, 2013 @ 02:02AM

    ask ko lng po kung magkano ticket batangas to ilolo

  38. arinuel rodelas wrote on October 14, 2014 @ 09:44AM

    Gud an po.ask q lang po qng magknu fare papuntang sibuyan

  39. merlin wrote on July 24, 2015 @ 11:13AM

    ask lang po:

    may roro ho ba from batanggas to cagayan? ano po ang schedule?

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