Road Trip: By land and Sea (RORO), from Manila – Visayas – Mindanao (Day 2)

If you arrived whether in Allen or San Isidro, Samar from Matnog, Sorsogon then read further for instructions on crossing to Mindanao from Visayas otherwise, read first Day 1.

Day 2 (Visayas Island): Allen, Samar to Liloan, Leyte

  • According to Google Map, it takes 8 hours & 24 min (405.0 km) via Pan-Philippine Hwy/AH26 to reach Liloan , Leyte (Liloan Ferry Terminal). But realistically, I’d usually add +1 hour for every 100km (taking account the road traffic, pit-stop, etc) so that makes 13 hours. Speed at 80 – 100 km/h
  • Follow the PAN-Philippine Highway (AH26) thru these towns:
    • (Samar) Allen > Victoria > San Isidro > Tinambacan > Calbayog > Santa Margarita > Catbalogan > Santa Rita > (Leyte) Tacloban > Palo > Abuyog > Liloan
      • Pit-stop suggestions:
        • San Juanico Bridge (2.16 km)
        • McArthur Landing Memorial Park
        • M/V Eva Jocelyn Memorial at Anibong District Tacloban City
  • Then take a RORO from Liloan Ferry Terminal to Lipata Ferry Terminal, Surigao del Norte (Mindanao) — here you are crossing from Visayas to Mindanao. The trip took about 2.5 hours to reach Lipata, Surigao.

RORO fee:

  • Lightweight vehicles (sedan, Pickup, SUV): P2,500.00 (as of January 2017)
  • Other fees include PPA P30, passenger ticket (driver is free) P258, Environmental fee (P50). Again, total amount will depend on the number of persons — for two persons it’d cost P2,838 ONLY.


Road Trip: By land and Sea (RORO), from Manila – Visayas – Mindanao (Day 3)


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