HOW TO GET TO SABLAYAN
There are two options to make your way from Manila to Sablayan:
By bus: “Dimple Star” is operating a bus connection between Manila and Occ. Mindoro – simply get on the bus either at the terminal in Santolan (Quezon City) [schedule: 5:00 am, 12:00 noon, 6:00 pm; phone: +63.928.413.4565] or Sampaloc (Manila) [schedule: 8:00 am, 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm; phone: +63.908.926.9163]. If you are arriving at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport the closest terminal is in Alabang [schedule: 6:00 am, 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm; phone: +63.919.429.1999], a 20min taxi ride from the airport. Once you caught your bus you will travel to Batangas (2–3h), get on a ferry to Abra de Ilog (~2.5h) and finally get on the bus to Sablayan (2.5–3h) again.
Since there are some scheduled trips during day & nighttime and you only need to buy a single ticket for the whole route (ticketing for the Batangas – Abra de Ilog ferry will be arranged for you; make sure to get on the right bus when you get off the ferry - remember your bus number!) this is the preferred way to travel for most people. Furthermore, you do not have to worry about any restrictions if you have a bit more luggage.
By plane: Cebu Pacific Air offers a daily early morning (05:20am) flight (~1h) from Manila (NAIA Terminal 4) to San Jose / Occ. Mindoro. At San Jose Airport ask a Tricycle driver to bring you to a bus terminal (Dimple Star Bus) or van heading to Sablayan (~ 2.5–3h).
"Montenegro Lines" now offers daily transportation from the Port of Coron to San Jose / Occ. Mindoro - Departure Coron: 1:00 pm; Arrival San Jose: 4:30 pm. At San Jose Pier ask a Tricycle driver to bring you to a bus terminal (Dimple Star Bus) or van heading to Sablayan (~ 2.5–3h).