Province of Batanes Transportation

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Province of Batanes Transportation

  • Airphil Express From Manila to Basco

    Early this year, there have been talks about Airphil taking over the flights from Manila to Basco. Finally, it was confirmed with an opening salvo promo. For the limited period of February 25-28,2013, Airphil Express opened sales for their discounted rates from Manila to Basco. The promo base fare of P688 was limited for travel period May 1, 2013...

  • Skyjet From Manila to Basco

    The Batanes Cultural Travel Agency (BCTA) announced the flights of Skyjet from Manila to Basco and vice-versa. Schedule is as follows: Every Monday / Wednesday / Friday/SundayManila – Basco (5:30 am – 6:40 am)Basco – Manila (7:10 am – 8:30 am)To make it easier on the budget of tourists, Skyjet launched two special promo fares for tourists and a...

  • Plane From Manila To Basco,Batanes

    UPDATE; SEAIR HAS NOW CEASED OPERATIONS IN BATANES. Now, there are two other airlines flying from Manila to Basco and vice-versa.Seair was then the only plane flying from Manila to Basco, the capital of Batanes. We were lucky to have availed of Seair's Buy 1 Take 1 Promo for Batanes. Hubby learned about it through a photo buddy on the very morning...

  • Smelly Seair

    Before I went to Batanes, I was aware that SEAIR is the only airline that flies to Batanes. But, when I was in Basco, I found out that there were 2 other: Skyjet and Skypasada. Though, I don't know if the other 2 fly to manila via Basco.I suggest if booking a trip to Batanes, do it at peak season aka the summer months to avoid being stranded. And...

  • Hassle Free tour in Batanes

    When you plan to travel here in Batanesthe first thing YOU have to do is to reasearch...........and ask persons who have done their travelling in that place.....usually theu will answer you...just post your questions........and then second thing - its much better if you have already availed the package tour especially if you are travelling...

  • Travel by Van

    It is fairly difficult to get around Batanes on your own, as most of the sights cannot be easily accessed (unlike other areas I've been to). In our case, we count ourselves lucky that we booked a tour, and that the van transporation was part of the tour. Most of the beautiful scenery are up in the mountains and you're moving from one area to...

  • fly to Batanes

    It's the fastest way to reach Batanes from Manila. If you book several months before your departure, make sure you check the schedule if it's the same as the one you're originally booked. When we booked last Dec '07, they were flying 5x/wk and they changed it to 3x/wk. Our original booking was changed and the airline called us only a month from the...

  • One Airline to Batanes

    There is only one plane that flies from Manila to Batanes and Manila to Boracay. During the day that we were flying, the plane had to trips to Batanes. There were angry travelers who were complaining because they had a flight scheduled on that day, but it was cancelled. It turns out that due to bad weather the previous day, the Batanes flight was...

  • Flying SEAIR to Batanes

    The only option flying to Basco from Manila is through SEAIR. It's a pity there is only one choice, but a good thing at the same time that this options is available for us to discover this beautiful land. One should be careful though - so many situations of flights being canceled and delayed, which I experienced myself. It was difficult for me,...

  • No train, planes...just automobiles

    Hi, local airlines are dumping airfares so reconsider your plans to go via land. Land route includes a Victory that ply the Cagayan Valley route then transfer to a ferry to Batanes. Another option is to get to Currimao, Ilocos Norte (Farinas liner or Viron, I think)then take the MV Ivatan Princess (63-0917-793-0102) to Basco. Smaller ferry boats...

  • Sabtang

    Join a tour group to visit Sabtang island or you can organize the trip yourself. Here's how to:1) Take the tricy to the Ivana boat station. P375 2-way for 2 pax. Or you can get up early and catch the 6am public jeep going to Ivana. Back from Sabtang, the (almost full) jeep was waiting at the Ivana boat station.2) Take the falowa* to Sabtang. P40...

  • Going around Batan Island

    When we were part of the tour group, (our day1) we rode in a jeepney around southern Batan Island.On a another day, we hired Batanes Resort's van (Delica 4x4) which can sit 8 (including the driver) for Php1,500 to go around Batan Island. We were out 10am - 6pm. And just gave a tip to our driver/guide. Kuya Nards 0915-3827136, he knows a lot of the...

  • Falowa

    If you're taking the falowa to Sabtang, it will be good to take Bonamine before you hop in. I don't know what's with the waters there. I've NEVER been sea sick before & I've rode several boats, bancas and ferries. But in this case, both ways, I was feeling dizzy and felt like throwing up. Better be safe, I was sorry.

  • boat rides to the other islands

    The boat ride to Sabtang where you will find a more authentic Batanes takes 45 minutes. It is a bit choppy. I suggest you request that the crew leave the side covers up to allow for air. The smell of diesel in an enclosed area can be nauseating.

  • Flying to Batanes

    Asian Spirit flies from Manila to Basco, Batanes 3x a week, once a day. Its an hour and fifteen minutes flight.Better to book online. Calling by phone will just make you frustrated.


    It is possible to just hire a jeepney to take you around the island for a day for P1,800 including driver and petrol. You may also throw in a Tour Guide to show you Batan Island for about P500. Contact Romy Merida for your tour. Note : This is one way of saving if you are a big group as a full day Batan Island Tour would cost P1,000 per person...


    Round trip airfare cost P10,800 inclusive of fuel surcharge and VAT. This airline uses a BAe 146 Jet seating 80-100 passengers. For its high ticket cost, the airline only serves water on board. During summer months, it is recommended to book well ahead of time as seats tend to fill up fast.

  • Tricycle in Basco

    Tricyles in Basco do not go around town looking for passengers. Instead, they wait in a terminal just a few blocks from Shanedel's. Very eco-friendly. The standard fare is posted inside the cab. But you have to ask/negotiate if you want to hire them for special trips. We ended up using the same driver on all our trips around Batan Island. On some...

  • Asian Spirit

    Asian Spirit flies to/from Basco 4 times weekly:Manila to Basco - Tue Thu Sat Sun 9:00 - 10:40Basco to Manila - Tue Thu Sat Sun 11:10 - 12:50Book by phone or online, pay and pick up your ticket at the nearest ticket office. Check out their website for the fare. We went on an off-peak season and we got the promo fare at P8100 return (P10,700...

  • Multicab in Basco

    Also known as 'toy car', the multicab is the mini pick up truck of Batanes. It can fit one passenger infront and 6 can sit comfortably at the back. This is the vehicle of choice for the Batan Island tour. The Batan Island tour covers the sights that are far from Basco and not accesible by the tricycle.There's not many of these babies around Basco,...

  • Falawa

    Unlike most of the Philippines, the typical boat here is not a banca (outrigger type). You take a falowa (motorized boat)—to Sabtang. We did not see a single banca anywhere in the Batanes.


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    Abad St corner Lizardo St, Brgy. Kayhuvukan, Basco, 3900

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  • Nov 24, 2014 at 7:24 PM

    Update: Hi guys, just want to notfiy you all here that the number 0917-7930102 is not connected with Antonio Castro nor MV Ivatan Princess travel. This number is owned by other user already. If you have other travel inquiries, look for their landline and try to call them there, asked their updated cellphone number as well. Thank you.

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