One means of traveling to Puerto Princesa City and Cuyo Island in Palawan is by slow ferry from Iloilo City. Traveling between Iloilo and Puerto Princesa by sea is a popular means of transportation since there are no direct flight between the two cities. It is also the only practical means of getting to Cuyo especially since chartering a flight to the airstrip in Magsaysay, Cuyo Island is quite expensive. The slow or roll-on roll-off (RORO) ferry takes at least 24 hours from Iloilo City to Puerto Princesa taking a stop-over at Cuyo Island. Two shipping companies ply the route namely “Montenegro” and “Milagrosa” Shipping Lines. Both Montenegro and Milagrosa offer twice weekly service.

Iloilo to Puerto Princesa City (via Cuyo) RORO Ferry Schedule

Monday

  • Iloilo Departure: 7:00PM (via Milagrosa Shipping)
  • Cuyo Arrival: 8:00AM, Friday
  • Cuyo Departure: 3:00PM, Friday
  • Puerto Princesa City Arrival: 7:00AM, Saturday

Wednesday

  • Iloilo Departure: 8:00AM (via – Montenegro Lines)
  • Cuyo Arrival: 4:00PM, Wednesday
  • Cuyo Departure: 8:00PM, Thursday
  • Puerto Princesa City Arrival: 8:00AM, Thursday

Friday

  • Iloilo Departure: 7:00PM (via Milagrosa Shipping)
  • Cuyo Arrival: 8:00AM, Saturday
  • Cuyo Departure: 3:00PM, Saturday
  • Puerto Princesa City Arrival: 7:00AM, Sunday

Saturday

  • Iloilo Departure: 8:00AM (via Montenegro Lines)
  • Cuyo Arrival: 4:00PM, Tuesday
  • Cuyo Departure: 8:00PM, Tuesday
  • Puerto Princesa City Arrival: 8:00AM, Sunday

Puerto Princesa to Iloilo (via Cuyo) RORO Ferry Schedule

Thursday

  • Puerto Princesa Departure: 3PM (via Milagrosa Shipping)
  • Cuyo Arrival: 7:00AM, Friday
  • Cuyo Departure: 5:00PM, Friday
  • Iloilo City Arrival: 7:00AM, Saturday
  • Puerto Princesa Departure: 6:00PM (via Montenegro Lines)
  • Cuyo Arrival:  6:00AM, Friday
  • Cuyo Departure: 8:00AM, Friday
  • Iloilo City Arrival: 4:00PM, Friday

Sunday

  • Puerto Princesa Departure: 3:00PM (via Milagrosa Shipping)
  • Cuyo Arrival: 7:00AM, Monday
  • Cuyo Departure: 7:00PM, Monday
  • Iloilo City Arrival: 7:00AM, Tuesday
  • Puerto Princesa Departure: : 6:00PM (via Montenegro Lines)
  • Cuyo Arrival: 6:00AM, Monday
  • Cuyo Departure: 8:00AM, Monday
  • Iloilo City Arrival: 4:00PM, Monday

Passenger fares for Iloilo – Puerto Princesa City ferry

Milagrosa Shipping

Iloilo – Puerto Princesa

  • Economy – P950

Iloilo – Cuyo

  • Economy – P450

Cuyo – Puerto Princesa

  • Economy – P725

Montenegro Lines

Iloilo – Puerto Princesa

  • Economy – P984
  • Fiesta Class – P1,131
  • Mabuhay Class – P1,279

Iloilo – Cuyo

  • Economy – P695
  • Fiesta Class – P834
  • Mabuhay Class – P1,043

Cuyo – Puerto Princesa

  • Economy – P916
  • Fiesta Class – P1,099
  • Mabuhay Class – P1,374

Be sure to confirm the schedule and fares by contacting the shipping companies. Reserve your tickets one day in advance due to the high likelihood that the ferries might already be fully booked a few hours before departure.

The slow ferries depart from the Iloilo River Wharf (Lapuz Side), more popularly known as Muelle Loney River Wharf (not Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City’s main seaport). The Milagrosa and Montenegro terminals are actually located across the river from Muelle Loney St., where the terminal for Bacolod-bound fastcrafts are located. If commuting, take the “Lapuz” jeepneys from Iznart St. or across the Old Provincial Capitol building. Tell the driver to drop you off at the (Milagrosa/Montenegro) RORO terminal in Lapuz.

Contact Details

Milagrosa J Shipping

Iloilo Office:

  • Address: Tarfel Bldg. Brgy. Lapuz District, City Proper, Iloilo City
  • Landline: (+63) (033) 335 0955 / (033) 337 8627

Puerto Princesa Office:

  • Landline: (+63) (033)-335 0955
  • Email: [email protected]

Montenegro Shipping Lines

  • Landline: (+63) (043) 723 6980  /  (043) 723 8294 / (043) 723-6980 / (043) 723-8294
  • Website: http://montenegrolines.com.ph