Thursday, March 30, 2017

Matnog to Allen : Ferry Schedule and Fare Rates


Traveling from Luzon to Visayas by land is made easy by the Roll-on Roll-off stations in Matnog, Sorsogon and Allen, Northern Samar. The operations of these ports are 24/7 so you can cross any time except when there are weather disturbances like a typhoon. All operations are suspended when PAGASA declares a typhoon signal. (Read: Travel Guide : Biri, Northern Samar)


There are several ports in Allen that you can choose from to depart or arrive. Depending on the ferry that you are taking you may arrive/depart in Hubasan, Dapdap and Looc. Travel time from Matnog to Allen and vice-versa is approximately two hours. Sometimes, ports in Allen can really get crowded so another option is to depart from San Isidro via FastCat. Here's the Ferry Schedule of trips from San Isidro to Matnog and Vice-Versa.


Santa Clara Shipping
Santa Clara operates 24 hours from Matnog to Allen. Their ferry schedule is every 2-3 hours. They have a morning trip departing Matnog at 6AM and arrives in Allen at 8AM. As mentioned earlier, frequency is about 2-3 hours. Passenger Fare is P120 for adults.

Montenegro Shipping Lines
Montenegro Shipping Lines also operates 24 hours but their schedule varies from time to time. Normally, the morning trips are more reliable than the afternoon trips, according to their hotline. They have trips from Matnog at 2AM, 6AM, and 10AM. Other schedules vary. Passenger fare is P120.

There are other ferries that cross between Matnog and Allen like Star Ferry and 2Go, will update about their schedule as soon as I have them.


Where to stay in Sorsogon? Recommended hotels to stay in Sorsogon City. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.

  1. Fritz Homestay
  2. Siama Hotel
  3. Bantigui Beach Resort
  4. Villa Isabel Hotel
  5. Fernandos Hotel
Where to stay in Samar? Recommended hotels to stay in Calbayog City and Catarman. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.

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