BIRI ISLAND | How To Get There

I was supposed to take the Cebu City – Calbayog, Northern Samar but I missing the ferry had me take the longer route instead. Below are some of the possible routes you can take depending from you start/jump of point. The guides below will show you points where Allen, Northern Samar is a stop-over because there are no accommodations available at Lavezares, I stayed at Allen instead of Catarman, Northern Samar for the night.

 

Matnog, Sorsogon – Allen, Northern Samar
– Ro-Ro Ferries ( 2H) 120 PhP/Pax
Allen – Lavezares, Northern Samar
– Tricycle ( 20 mins) 20PhP/Pax
Lavezares – Biri, Island
– Outrigger boat/Banca (1H) 50PhP/Pax or not more than 100PhP/Pax for special trips
Cebu City – Calbayog, Northern Samar
– Ferry 12H/ Overnight) 850PhP/Pax/Economy; 990-1,050PhP/Pax/Tourist
– additional 10PhP/Pax for terminal fee
Calbayog – Allen, Northern Samar
– Jeepney (2H)
Allen – Lavezares, Northern Samar
– Tricycle ( 20 mins) 20PhP/Pax
Lavezares – Biri, Island
– Outrigger boat/Banca (1H) 50PhP/Pax or not more than 100PhP/Pax for special trips
Cebu City – Ormoc City
– Fast Craft ( 2H) 740PhP/Pax
Ormoc City – Tacloban City
– Fast Craft Shuttle (4H) free for passengers bound for Tacloban
Tacloban – Allen, Northern Samar
– Van (6-7H) 350PhP/Pax
Allen – Lavezares, Northern Samar
– Tricycle ( 20 mins) 20PhP/Pax
Lavezares – Biri, Island
– Outrigger boat/Banca (1H) 50PhP/Pax or not more than 100PhP/Pax for special trips
Catarman – Lavezares, Northern Samar
– Jeepney (30-45 mins.) 50PhP/Pax
Lavezares – Biri, Island
– Outrigger boat/Banca (1H) 50PhP/Pax or not more than 100PhP/Pax for special trips

 

TRAVEL NOTES:
  • Dup Tours, D’ Turbanada and Grand Tours are the van transport operators I became familiar with. They have some van terminals, so you get to have your bladder, or meal break.
  • You can opt to stay at Catarman, and travel to Lavezares for the Biri Island jump-off.
  • If it is your first time to travel from Tacloban, Leyte – Northern Samar, I suggest you take an earlier travel time, and make sure you’re traveling in daylight still.
  • This travel notes, and figures were from my trip before ST Haiyan hit the provinces of Leyte, and Samar. But you can work on making it your baseline for budgeting.
  • There are available flights to Northern Samar, but should you prefer land, or sea trip, do study other possible routes.
  • There are bus lines, and routes that cover Leyte-Samar, you can opt to travel by bus if preferred.

You might like to read the rest of the BIRI ISLAND posts here:
Solo Travel But Not Really
Biri Island, and the Series of Unfortunate Events
Of Ruggedly Handsome Rock Formations, and More

List of Accommodations
How To Get There <<< you’re here.
Travel Guide