Transportation within Batanes



How to get to your destinations


Within Basco, you can SMS a tricycle at 0906-6970679 to pick you up and bring you to your destination.



Other towns within Batan Island --  Batan island is serviced by jeepneys.  They go through one road through the towns of Basco, Mahatao, Ivana, Uyugan and the barrios of Itbud and Imnajbu.


Tourist spots in Batan island (Tukon aka Marlboro Country, Lighthouse, etc) – best is to rent a jeepney for a whole day tour.  They range from 1,500 to 2,500 depending on type of vehicle.  A driver is inclusive of this fee.   It is advisable to hire a local tour guide for an organized and efficient tour.


Sabtang Island (the famous Chavayan Village) – can be reached by a motorized boat called falowa .  If you are in Batan island, you travel by jeepney to the town of Ivana.  From Ivana port, you then travel by sea via a falowa for about 30 minutes to Sabtang island. In Sabtang, you may rent a vehicle to bring you around.    Call 0919-5955245 for inquiries on vehicle rates.

Itbayat Island is about 2 - 3 hours by sea.  There is an inter-island plane that could get you there in 10 minutes from Basco airport.

Packaged tour operator: BCTA

 Last updated: 8 Sept 2008