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Lipata and San Ricardo Ports Ferry Schedule and Fare Rates

Schedule of the ferry trips from Lipata to Benit (San Ricardo Port) and from Benit in Southern Leyte to Lipata in Surigao del Norte via Lite Ferry 20.

Here’s a short guide on how to cross the Visayas to Mindanao and vice-versa using the San Ricardo Port (Benit) in Southern Leyte and Lipata Port in Surigao City. (Read: Surigao City Travel Guide)

This route is the easiest way to cross between Visayas and Mindanao as it will only take an hour and a half for the ferry ride. It is currently being served by Lite Ferry 20. Here’s the schedule and rates of the ferry service.

The Port Terminal is located in Lipata, Surigao City, about 20-30 minutes away from the City Proper. The Port Terminal in San Ricardo is in Benit Port.

Lite Ferry 20 is operated by San Ricardo Shipping Corp. You may contact them at 0926 775 2499 or email them at

Montenegro Shipping Lines Ferry Schedule

Montenegro is currently NOT serving this route. Montenegro is currently serving the Lipata-Liloan route.

Lite Ferry San Ricardo (Benit) – Lipata Ferry Schedule

MV Lite Ferry 20 has finally opened a new route serving San Ricardo (Benit Port) in Southern Leyte and Lipata in Surigao City. It has 3 trips daily from both Lipata and San Ricardo.

Important update: San Ricardo shipping has announced that it has suspended its operations from yesterday, 17 March 2023 until further notice.

Lite Ferry Lipata to San Ricardo

  • 6:00 AM
  • 12:00 Noon
  • 6:00 PM

Lite Ferry San Ricardo to Lipata

  • 3:00 AM
  • 9:00 AM
  • 3:00 PM

Passenger Fare & Travel Time

The travel time from Lipata to San Ricardo and vice-versa via Lite Ferry is around 1.5 hours. The passenger fare is Php300.

Vehicle Rates from Lipata to San Ricardo (Benit) and Vice-versa

  • Motorcycle – Php1,000
  • Tricycle – Php1,500
  • 4-wheeler (Compact cars)- Php3,100
  • 4-wheeler (sedan) – Php3,300
  • 4-wheeler (SUV) – Php3,600
  • 4-wheeler (Van) – Php3,800

*FREE 2 passes per 4-wheel vehicle

Watch: Lipata to Liloan by Ferry [July 2022]

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

  1. Hotel Tavern Surigao
  2. Surigao Tourist Inn
  3. One Hive Hotel
  4. Parkway Hotel
  5. Almont Beach Resort

Have you tried taking this ferry service? How was your experience? Please let us know in the comment section below. Please take note that the schedule may change without prior notice, if you see any changes, please let us know to help our fellow travelers get the most accurate schedule. Thanks!

If you are traveling on a tight schedule, we highly recommend that you call the bus/ferry company to confirm the trip. If there is a typhoon signal in the area, ferry trips are automatically canceled.

To know the latest flight and ferry trip cancellations, click here.


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This Post Has 49 Comments

  1. joan

    ask ko lang po kung may bayad po ba ang mga kamag anak ko na kasama ko sa van? or van lang po ang babayadan? TIA

  2. captainamerica

    How to book. tickets? lipata to san ricardo?

  3. Faustino Crimar

    ask if how much the fare of one van? from lipata to san ricardo port.
    or van includes passenger how much?
    san may email or facebook page ang shipping comp.

    1. escapemanila

      Check the specification (size) of your van and refer to the post above. As for the contact number, you cann call or SMS them. Thanks.

  4. Jojo

    I just bought a car, have no OR/ CR yet.. will the ferry accept only the sales invoice and delivery receipt?

  5. Eugene

    Kasali na ba sa fare ng motor ang driver?

  6. John Paul

    . Good Day. Ask ko lang po kung mag kaiba lang ba ang pasahi ng motor at driver?

  7. Jelly Tenio

    Good Day, ask lang po kung may schedule ba kayo march 28, 2020 lipata to san ricardo kasi nabalitaan namin nag lockdown baka walang biyahe para hindi din kami mag hintay sa lipata.. salamat po

  8. Jojie Himarangan

    Ask lang po,when po ba mag resume ang byahe from Benit-Lipata?

  9. Jojie Himarangan

    Hi po, ask lang po sana ako if when po mag resume ang byahi from Benit-Lipata?

    Thank you.



  11. Benjo

    Sir gud day.. Knusa mag resume ang byahe lipata to liloan leyte lipata to san ricardo leyte.. Tnx.. Stranded me davao city sir..

    1. escapemanila

      Meron naman pong FastCat pero kelangan may travel documents kayo bago makasakay. For the requirements, you can call FastCat at 0998-881-0747.

  12. Rick Cabal

    We will travel with private vehicle, from Tagum City to Laguna (Luzon)..
    We would like to travel from Tagum to Surigao then Surigao to Leyte to Bicol to Laguna.. any recommendations?

    1. escapemanila

      Unfortunately, I do not know the situation on the road now. It might be difficult due to the travel restrictions from different LGUs.

  13. jepoi

    good day po. resume na po ba operatio at given time sched? anu pong travel dox kelangan will be traveling using personal vehicle and children. thanks

    1. escapemanila

      Please contact Montenegro directly. Thanks!

  14. Gerry

    ask kulang kng anong requirement sa motor pg ng byahe poh aqo…?

  15. Virginia A. Daray

    ask ko lang po kung ok na ba biyahe to san ricardo sa ngayon? kukunin kasi namin parents namin sa Leyte. Salamat

    1. escapemanila

      Yes po. Meron pong regular na byahe ang Montenegro.

  16. Thelma B. Angub

    ano po ang mga requirements para makasakay sa barko ng montenegro from lipata to san ricardo?

  17. Melanie Trajano

    May travel requirements po ba pag sumakay sa ngayon. Lipata from san ricardo?

  18. Melanie Trajano

    May travel requirements po ba pag sumakay sa ngayon. From lipata to benit

  19. Angel Hernandez

    Good day po! Paano po mag online booking sa Barko, San Ricardo port to Lipata?

    1. escapemanila

      Wala pong online booking ang San Ricardo to Lipata. ANg may online booking lang po is from Liloan to Lipata. You can book at po. Thanks

  20. lester

    sir pwede poh bang mag tanung kung pede ba isakay ang motor na autorize sa company at resibo sa motor??

    1. escapemanila

      Please call or text Montenegro nalang po. Nasa taas ang number.

  21. Analyn

    morning po. .ano po contact number po. ?ksi yng nka post po na number di po macontact po. .

  22. jems

    Anu ba requirement paper sa pagsakay ng barko, need ba vaccine card or any document… please answer my query as soon as posible.

    1. escapemanila

      As per TMO Lipata and PPA wala pa rin pong byahe as of now.

  23. Renielen L.Parco

    Hellow po good day ask k lang po if may biyahi pa recardo

  24. Raymund Medalla

    hi @escapemanila may biyahe na po ba RoRo San Ricardo to Lipata Surigao vice versa?

  25. zeniff decena

    both numbers d ma contact, may tanung lang ako may byahi ba this coming january 3,2022 from lipata port to san ricardo benit port?

    1. escapemanila

      Meron po kung wala naman sama ng panahon.

  26. Jas

    display lang ba yang contact number? bat d macontact.

  27. Kizzy kaye ramos

    Operated napo ba ang san ricardo port to lipata port ngayon?at meron po bang contact number?

  28. Antero c Gomez jr

    Sir could you please provide us with your new schedule of shipping from San Ricardo to lipata and vice versa .and liloan to surigao or liloan to lipata and vice versa.

  29. Edward

    Operational na po ba ulit ang San ricardo to Lipata port?

  30. Austria rodel

    Sir makasakay ba ako sa inyo from lipata port to benit port (san ricardo port) 2 lang kmi sa pik up nissan frontier kc balita ko d pwede pag madami pasahero totoo ba ito pls pahingi nman ng cell no wer i can call

  31. Mj

    May byahe po ba lipata port to san ricardo (benit) bukas 3/12/2022?

    1. escapemanila

      Please monitor nlang po ang weather update. Pag may typhoon signal or gale warning, automatic wala pong byahe

  32. Carmi Canila

    Good evening po. Ano po ang oras ng alis ng fast craft mula Liloan Leyte to Lipata bukas? Nob. 28, 2022. Nasa Leyte po ako para alam ko po anong oras alis namin. Maraming salamat po

  33. Junie Catulong

    Ask lang po ,may pila ba sa mga sasakyan from port of lipata,going to San Recardo

  34. Hannah

    Gud day po mag kano po ba ang fare sa toyota fortuner??lipata to san ricardo??


    Daily Po ba schedule nyu?

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