Star Shipping Allen to Matnog

star-shipping-ferry-001Star Shipping – Ferry between Allen and Matnog – connecting Luzon and Samar Islands

The Philippine National Highway runs all the way from Manila to Davao and Zamboanga in Mindanao. There are ferries between Luzon and Samar Islands and connecting Leyte and Mindanao. Reservations are not needed – vehicles are loaded as they arrive.

The ferries run continuously unless there is bad weather.

star-shipping-ferry-003Star Shipping is one of the 3 or 4 companies that ferries buses, trucks and other vehicles between Matnog on Luzon and Allen in northern Samar. The crossing is straightforward and easy – just make sure to have a few photo copies of your vehicle registration.


star-shipping-ferry-006A small car costs around 960 pesos plus terminal fees including driver. Passengers pay 120 each. A motorcycle costs 300 pesos plus terminal fees, and the driver and passengers must pay 120 pesos each.

People riding the bus have the fare included in their tickets, but they have to get off and go through security while the driver loads the vehicle.



star-shipping-ferry-010Heavily loaded trucks are put in the center and the light empty buses are on the sides. Small cars and motorbikes are the last to load and the first off when you get to the other side. All vehicles back in during loading so light vehicles are in the front.

The ramp is raised but if there is any kind of a sea, the water will splash through the seams and soak your vehicle with salt water. Salt is very corrosive so be sure to give your vehicle a good wash down with fresh water if it got wet on the way over.

dutchpickle logoAllen to Matnog Ferry

Jan 2, 2010

58 responses to “Star Shipping Allen to Matnog”

  1. Hiya Ricky i forgot to tell u the other day when u travel on the ferry from Southern Leyte to Surigao the ferry price is not inclusive of the bus price. It cost me around P276 with the ticket and terminal fee.
    Hope thats helpful to someone. I caught the non- aircon from Ormoc on the 29th dec to go visit my son in Tagum. Davao. I got non a/c as its the only one that goes in the day time the nite one is a/c.
    Cy mate.

  2. hey ricky, how much will it cost me if i have a starex van with me from allen to matnog?

  3. hi dutchpickle,

    could you provide me the names of the other roro ferry operators plying the matnog-allen route. thanks

  4. how much will it cost for a ten wheeler cargo truck? passenger fee plus terminal, etc.

  5. hi, can ask about the schedule of arrival and departure of ferries from Allen, Samar????

  6. How much is the fare cost of car on board of a vessel from Manila to Roxas City?

  7. ask lng po..pupunta po kami sa palumpon ormoc leyte, ang daan po namin is from matnog..ang sasakyan po namin ay roro going matnog…may dala po kaming 6 wheeler na truck may kargang gamit sa bahay. magkano po kaya ang charge sa truck at kasama na po ba dun ang driver at pasahero… everyday po ba ang byahe from mtnog to allen samar. san po ba kayo pedeng matawagan….eto po number ko

  8. friends… what is the time schedule of ferries sailing from Allen port to Matnog port…

    what is the last trip of the ferry or the first trip of the ferry if ever i cant catch the last trip……

    can I still catch a ferry if my trip start at palompon in the morning, then tacloban city-catbalogan city-calbayog city-allen port…. what is the best way tor ride…..

    Andrew Tampus

  9. Good day!
    ask lng sana ako how much the fare to matnog-to allen? jeepney yng gagamitin,16 setters.,


  10. Hi, just found your site. Very interesting and useful. You seem pretty knowledgeable so I hope you can help me.
    I want to travel from Legaspi (after being in Donsol) to Liloan in S Leyte in around 2 weeks time. I guess the direct route, Matnog-Allen-Calbayog-Tacloban-Sogod, is the best way and I note that the buses from Manila to Mindanao ply this route. However, I have had little joy trying to get a bus confirmed. Do you know if I can easily get a bus running from Legaspi (or nearby) to Tacloban (in one day) and then a day or so later, after a day in Tacloban, from Tacloban to Liloan. If so any idea of costs and how long the trip would be.
    Thanks in advance.

  11. Thanks for the good information. Very useful.
    I’m going to near Liloan, so I’ll head down the east side of the bay – bus or taxi?

    Thanks again for your help. J

  12. Hi dutch, this is our 1st time to travel by land, coz we want adventure.
    we live here in quezon city now and we are planning to go to butuan city this coming holy week.
    can you help us where the exact route we can go by land.? coz we really dont have any ideas. and this will be our 1st time in long distance travel.
    we will use a car to go to butuan..

  13. hi dutch im goin’ to tacloban ang get the car of my dad because he had no license to take it back to manila i just wanted to know how much is the fare of nissan car 95 model in ferry going to sorsogon? or does any roro having a route going to batangas or anywere just closer in manila..?

    pls….. i need your help..

  14. Hi.. I would like to ask.. how long does it take to drive from Manila to Matnog Port?
    and is the ship lines open 24 hours?
    Planning to leave Manila to Matnog at around 12 Noon..
    Thank you

  15. Hi
    Would just like to inquire if there is a shorter roro route from Port of Manila or Batangas Port going to Mindanao (Davao or Marawi in particular). Or are there any shipping lines/ferry services plying from Manila direct to Davao?

  16. Gud eve po, ask q Lang po qng ilang beses sasakay ng barko mula matnog papuntang butuan city..

  17. Hi,

    Are there hotels/motels/pension houses around or near Matnog port and Allen port ? Do you have infos or contact number of them ?

  18. Hi, how much will it cost me if i have a bus with me from allen to matnog?

  19. Hi. Just want to ask if you have vessel schedule out Batangas to Bacolod, Dumaguete and Surigao? If yes, do you accept cargoes? We are a logistics company. Our client has their own containers to be ship out to the above mentioned destinations ex Batangas. Awaiting your reply. Thanks and God bless.

  20. How much is the fare for a mitsubishi space gear van vehicle including the driver and one companion, please include the other miscellaneous payments if there’s any.. i’m happy for your immediate response, thank you

  21. Hi,

    I will be picking up my new car from a Toyota Dealership in Manila tomorrow and will bring it to Cebu via Matnog. Do you think they will accept the Sales Invoice that Toyota will be giving me? For sure the OR/CR is still not available.


  22. sir,

    good day

    ask lang po ako regarding sa land trip from matnog to allen, how much it will cost montero sports? what are the ferries schedule..

    thnk you very much

  23. continuetion of my first query regarding land trip from matnog to allen, how about liloan samar to lipata surigao? thanks again

  24. Dear DP,

    Thank you for your very informative site. I would like to ask some questions regarding our planned trip (by car) rom Alabang to Cebu province.

    1. We intend to stay for the night near the ruins.
    A. What time should we leave Alabang to be able to arrive in Legazpi so that we will have enough time to roam around the area.
    B. What time should we leave Cagsawa ruin area so that we will reach Matnog at a time (5am or 7am) when “regular” ferry schedules starts to operate?
    C. In the alternative, should we decide to skip the tour in Cagsawa, when are we suppose to arrive ideally in Matnog? Place to stay and eat dinner in Matnog? Activities to do in Matnog? Or would you rather have us take the first available ferry to Allen the moment we arrive in Matnog and stay in an Allen hotel for the night? Any hotel suggestion?

    2. I assume that we will reach Leyte around 12noon more or less after crossing San Juanico Bridge from Allen.
    A. How is the road condition for this segment of the journey.
    B. Any suggestion where to eat for lunch where we can also wash up?
    C. What are our available options going to Cebu in terms of which port to take the ferry ride? Main criteria is frequency and regularity of available trips to Cebu (would you know the specific time) then next consideration will be the the travel time to Cebu.

    3. From Cebu, we intend to go to Bohol. Should we decide to skip Cebu for this segment, which port in Leyte should we go to for us to go to Bohol directly. Same considerations in 2C above.

    Thank you very much for your time and Happy Holidays!

  25. hi po.. tanong ko lang kung may byahe ba ang barko ng 29-31 matnig via allen? thanks

  26. would very much appreciate if you can give the shipping schedules from allen to matnog and the freight of a mitsubishi estrada and the passenger fare…our schedule trip will be on may 14, 2015

    thank you very much

  27. Hi ask ko lang poh how much ang fare matnog to allen pag naka motorbike ,single rider,and 2person.

  28. Hi, we are travelling to san vicente, northern samar, may i inquire what is the shortert route. Do you happen to know the schedule of ferries going to san vicente either thru allen port or san isidro port. Thanks

  29. Hello Dutch,

    What is the best route to go to Cebu from Manila bringing our Mitsubishi Fusion? And how much probably be the cost for it? Please give me directions as Im not familiar with the places to go and roro schedules.
    Thank you so much.



  30. Hi Dutch!

    Planning to travel from Q.C. to Tacloban via Matnog in Luzon through RORO.

    Are photocopies of OR/CR sufficient? Will we be required to show the original copy which we don’t have it as it’s in the hands of a lending company.

    I just wanna make sure so to avoid any inconvenience.

    Thank you very much for such an informative website of yours.
    More Power!

  31. Hi DP,

    Hope youre doing great!

    I just would like to say Thank you for your help when I asked for it sometime Oct. 2012.

    Again.. thank you and God Speed!

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