Manila ferries connect Luzon Islands with Visayas Islands, Mindanao Islands with crossings available to Bacolod City, Cebu City, Dumaguete City & Iloilo City (in Visayas Islands), Cagayan De Oro, Dipolog City, Iligan City, Nasipit, Ozamiz City & Zamboanga City (in Mindanao Islands) & Palawan & Puerto Princesa City (in Luzon Islands). Sailings from Manila are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 12 ferry crossings daily from Manila with sailing durations starting from 11 hours. Our Manila ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Manila is the capital of the Philippines, lying on the west coast of the country. It has many ferry routes departing the port, primarily to other popular tourists resorts belonging to the Philippines such as Cebu, Bacolod City and Cagayan De Oro.
Covering a vast area and laying home to nearly two million people, Manila isn’t short of things to do. The trendy art galleries, thriving alternative music scene and chilled bars have transformed it from a place synonymous with hardship into one of Asia’s most effortlessly cool cities. Skyscrapers litter the skyline and the streets are overwhelmed with traffic, but that’s what Manila is all about – a bustling metropolitan city offering a modern café or atmospheric restaurant on every corner.
For those wishing to sample a traditional sightseeing trip, then there is a lot to fit on the itinerary. The rich history associated with Manila hasn’t faded away in the shadow of its modernisation; the walled city of Intramuros is a spectacularly unique sight, and just across the road visitors are obliged to experience the beautiful Rizal Park. Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral and San Agustin Church are all worthwhile visiting, or for a refreshing change of pace the Marikina Shoe Museum or Manila Ocean Park provide a more relaxed experience.
Unconventional transport is on the agenda in Manila; jeepneys swarm the city, which are similar to a pick-up truck, carrying many passengers at a time on a fixed route. They don’t detour for any passengers, but are a very cheap way to get closer to a more desired destination. Regular taxis are also fairly inexpensive, and considering the city’s chaotic nature, they are oftentimes the easiest and most convenient option.
Port Area, President Ferdinand E. Marcos Highway, Philippines, Tondo, Manila, 1018 Metro Manila, Philippines
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