Schedule of the ferry trips from Lipata to Benit (San Ricardo Port) and from Benit in Southern Leyte to Lipata in Surigao del Norte. Updated as of January 1, 2020.
Here’s a short guide on how to cross the Visayas to Mindanao and vice-versa using the San Ricardo Port (Benit) in Southern Leyte and Lipata Port in Surigao City. This is updated as of March 13, 2019. (Read: Surigao City Travel Guide)
This route is the easiest way to cross between Visayas and Mindanao as it will only take an hour for the ferry ride. It is being serviced by Montenegro Shipping Lines, Inc. Here’s the schedule and rates of the ferry service.
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- 1 Montenegro Shipping Lines Ferry Schedule
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Montenegro Shipping Lines Ferry Schedule
With almost 60 vessels, Montenegro Shipping Lines is one of the major shipping company in the Philippines offering both fast craft and Roll-on, Roll-off (RORO) service across the Philippines. It connects the islands in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Lipata in Surigao City to San Ricardo (Benit) Port in Southern Leyte Ferry Schedule
San Ricardo (Benit) to Lipata Ferry Schedule
How much is the passenger fare?
Fare one-way Airconditioned Cabin:
Student Fare: P178.50
Senior Citizen: P168.00
Half Fare: P105.00
Fare one-way Non-Aircon (Ordinary):
Student Fare: P119.00
Senior Citizen: P112.00
Half Fare: P70
Vehicle Rates from Lipata to San Ricardo (Benit) and Vice-versa
|Bicycle with Side Car (1)||Php490.00|
|Motorcycle with Side Car (2.1-3M)||Php1,470.00|
|20 footer w/ prime mover (22)||Php10,780.00|
|40 footer w/ prime mover (38)||Php18,620.00|
Montenegro Shipping Lines’ Contact Number
You may call Montenegro Shipping Lines’ Surigao Office at 0905-510-6647 or Benit Office at 0905-510-6649 for inquiries and other concerns. (Read: Lipata to Liloan Ferry Schedule & Fare)
Watch our San Ricardo (Benit) Port Virtual Tour
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Have you tried taking this ferry service? How was your experience? Please let us know in the comment section below. Please take note that the schedule may change without prior notice, if you see any changes, please let us know to help our fellow travelers get the most accurate schedule. Thanks!
If you are traveling on a tight schedule, we highly recommend that you call the bus/ferry company to confirm the trip. If there is a typhoon signal in the area, ferry trips are automatically canceled.
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