MANILA TO BATAAN in 1 HOUR: How to Travel by Ferry



Last updated: 1 March 2024

Located in Central Luzon, the province of Bataan is laden with history, notably during World War II when the Filipino and American forces were overpowered by the Japanese. Today, Bataan houses many industrial businesses, contributing to its economy. Aside from this, the tourism industry is also on the rise, featuring its historical sites, churches, natural attractions (mountains, falls, beaches and coves), and the popular open-air museum — Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

Opening the province to more business opportunities and tourism, the Provincial Government of Bataan and Magic Leaf Marine Logistics Corporation launched a joint project — 1Bataan Integrated Transport System (1BITS) — to bring the province closer to Metro Manila. The transport system offers ferry services between Bataan and Manila, cutting the travel time from 3-4 hours (by land) to around an hour! We’ve recently tried this ferry service and we found it very convenient. Here are some of the things you need to know.

UPDATE: Good news! As of November 2023, the 1Bataan Integrated Transport System ferry services resumed operation after the temporary suspension last March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Important Reminders

  • The ferry route between Manila and Mariveles is via Camaya Coast Resort. Meaning, the passengers have to make a bus transfer from Camaya Coast to the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) Central Terminal.
  • If you missed your ferry, you cannot refund or rebook.
  • Rebooking and changing of passenger’s name can be done five (5) days prior to departure schedule.
  • Unambulatory PWDs, pregnant women, and pets are not allowed to board the ferry for safety reasons.
  • Smoking is not permitted inside the ferry. This also applies to e-cigarettes.
  • The 1Bataan Integrated Transport System used to ferry passengers from Manila to Port of Capinpin in Orion, Bataan. As of writing, no further update if this route will be made available again.
  • The ferry service schedules may change from time to time. Please check the official website or Facebook Page of 1Bataan Integrated Transport System for updates.
  • Trips may be canceled or rescheduled due to bad weather or service disruptions for the safety of the passengers and the crew. It’s best to check the official website or contact customer service for the most up-to-date information and announcements.

Manila – Bataan Ferry & Bus Terminals Information

Esplande Seaside Terminal

Here are the terminals for the Manila – Bataan ferry service. Note that the bus transfer between Camaya Coast and FBT Central Terminal is via Camaya Coast Bus service.

  • Manila Ferry Terminal: Esplanade Seaside Terminal (EST)
    Address: Seaside Boulevard, Central Business Park 1, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Barangay 76, Pasay City, Metro Manila
  • Bataan Ferry Terminal: Camaya Coast Resort (CMY)
    Address: Barangay Biaan, Mariveles, Bataan
  • Bataan Bus Terminal: FAB Central Terminal (FBT)
    Address: Freeport Area of Bataan, Mariveles, Bataan

Manila – Bataan Ticket and Schedule

Ferry Ticket

  • Regular One-Way: P499
  • Infants/Children below 2 y/o: FREE (sitting on guardian’s lap)

Note: The rate already includes the bus transfer between Camaya Coast Resort and FAB Central Terminal.

Payment Method: Cash/Pay Later or Credit/Debit Card. You may book online or purchase the ticket at the ferry terminals. The recommended option is to book or reserve ticket online because seats are limited.

Ferry Schedules

As of: 01 March 2024

  • Manila – Mariveles, Bataan: 7:00 AM
  • Mariveles, Bataan – Manila: 4:30 PM
1Bataan Integrated Transport System Manila to Bataan Ferry  Service Schedule
Photo Credit: 1Bataan Integrated Transport System Facebook Page

Manila – Bataan Trip Itinerary

Manila to Mariveles, Bataan

  • Esplanade Seaside Terminal to Camaya Coast Resort
    Ferry Departure Time – 7:00 AM
    Estimated Arrival Time – 9:00 AM
  • Camaya Coast Resort to FAB Central Terminal
    Bus Departure Time – 9:30 AM
    Estimated Arrival Time – 10:15 AM

Mariveles, Bataan to Manila

  • FAB Central Terminal to Camaya Coast Resort
    Bus Departure Time – 3:15 PM
    Estimated Arrival Time – 4:00 PM
  • Camaya Coast Resort to Esplanade Seaside Terminal
    Ferry Departure Time: 4:30 PM
    Estimated Arrival Time: 6:30 PM

Esplanade Seaside Embarkation Process

Esplanade Seaside Embarkation Process

  1. Esplanade Seaside Terminal. This is where you will board the ferry from Manila. The terminal is located beside SM MOA and Vikings Buffet at SM By the Bay. These two are your landmarks.
  2. Check-in. The counters will open 1.5 hours before departure time. Present your booking confirmation and your valid ID. The staff will give you your boarding ticket. Wait for the boarding announcement.
  3. Boarding. The boarding gate will close 30 minutes before the published departure time. Note that you cannot board the ferry once the coast guards are done with the checking and clearing of the ferry for sailing.
  4. Onboard. Find your designated seat number. The ferry is air-conditioned and very spacious, even ample legroom! It also has toilets. At the start of the trip, the staff will present the safety procedure and how to use your life vest. Pay attention.
  5. Enjoy the trip. Safe seas!

Camaya Coast Arrival Process

Free Camaya Coast Shuttle Service
Free Camaya Coast shuttle service.
  1. Camaya Coast Resort arrival. The ferry will arrive and dock at Camaya Coast Resort. You will then be asked to disembark. Two assigned staff members will assist you with the bus transfer immediately upon disembarkation.
  2. Bus transfer procedure. 1BITS features a seamless passenger transfer to FAB Central Terminal via Camaya Coast bus service. A yellow tourist cart will take you from the boardwalk to the shuttle service boarding area.
  3. Checking and boarding. Before boarding the shuttle service, a staff member will check your name from a list. The bus will depart as soon as all passengers have boarded.
  4. FAB Central Terminal arrival. All passengers will be asked to alight at the bus terminal. The bus terminal is your jump-off point to other destinations in Bataan.

Note: Going back to Manila, just find the boarding platform for Camaya Coast shuttle bus at FAB Central Terminal. The bus will take you to Camaya Coast Resort. Make sure you have your 1BITS QR code. The staff will then assist you with the ferry embarkation process going back to Manila via Esplanade Seaside Terminal.


Other Helpful Information

Esplanade Seaside Terminal Facade
Esplanade Seaside Terminal Facade
  • Esplanade Seaside Terminal Operating Hours: Monday to Sunday, 6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Esplanade Seaside Parking: Fixed Rate (Per Entry), Lost/Damaged Ticket, P200; Overnight Fee, P300
  • Ferry Baggage Allowance: one (1) hand carry luggage per passenger (maximum weight of 7kg with a size of 56cm (22in) x 36cm (14in) x 23cm (10in)
  • Prohibited Items: deadly weapon, firearm, explosive devices, hazardous chemicals, flammable substances, corrosive substances
  • Restriction: Passengers can bring food and drinks, but they cannot consume them while on board the ferry.

Still, planning your itinerary for your Bataan trip? You might find this article helpful too: 7 Tourist Spots for Your BATAAN ITINERARY.


1BITS Contact Information

  • Website: https://1bataanits.ph
  • Email Address: booking@1bataanits.ph
  • Facebook Page: 1Bataan Integrated Transport System Inc
  • Instagram: @its1bataan

Where to Stay in Bataan

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Resort. Photo provided by the resort via Agoda.

There are many accommodation options in Balanga, the capital city of Bataan. For accommodations near the beaches, possible choices are Mariveles, Morong, and Bagac. If you are planning an overnight stay in Bataan, here are some of the best hotels according to online users.

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Updates Log

2024.03.01 – Updated to reflect changes in schedules, routes, fare, and process

2019.10.23 – First uploaded

Related Article: 7 Tourist Spots for Your BATAAN ITINERARY


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Comments

  1. jill says:

    na resume po ba trip sa MOA TO BATAAN up to this date? maraming salamat po

  2. Warlie Cortez says:

    We want to go to bataan in la casa de acuzar and if possible too to go mt.samat.we’re in a group of 25persons is there a boat to there back n forth and need a tour for just a whole day.

  3. Laarni Salavaria says:

    can i get the contact number and how to book and how much is the fare? Manila to Orion Bataan – Manila
    Thank you

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