Lipata and San Ricardo Ports: 2020 Ferry Schedule and Fare Rates

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)

Benit Port in Southern Leyte
Montenegro Shipping vessel docked at Benit Port in Southern Leyte

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.

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

2:00 AM
6:00 AM
10:00 AM
2:00 PM
6:00 PM
10:00 PM

San Ricardo (Benit) to Lipata Ferry Schedule

4:00 AM
8:00 AM
12:00 NN
4:00 PM
8:00 PM
12:00 MN

How much is the passenger fare?

Fare one-way Airconditioned Cabin:

Standard:  P210.00
Student Fare:  P178.50
Senior Citizen: P168.00
Half Fare: P105.00

Fare one-way Non-Aircon (Ordinary):

Standard: P140.00
Student Fare:  P119.00
Senior Citizen: P112.00
Half Fare: P70

Vehicle Rates from Lipata to San Ricardo (Benit) and Vice-versa

 Bicycle (.5) Php245.00
 Bicycle with Side Car (1) Php490.00
 Motorcycle (2) Php980.00
 Motorcycle with Side Car (2.1-3M) Php1,470.00
 3.1-4 M Php1,960.00
 4.1-5 M Php2,450.00
 5.1-6 M Php2,940.00
 6.1-7 M Php3,430.00
 7.1-8 M Php3,920.00
 8.1-9 M Php4,410.00
 9.1-10 M Php4,900.00
 10.1-11 M Php5,390.00
 11.1-12 M Php5,880.00
 12.1-13 M Php6,370.00
 13.1-14 M Php6,860.00
 20 footer w/ prime mover (22) Php10,780.00
 40 footer w/ prime mover (38) Php18,620.00
Vehicle Rates from Lipata to San Ricardo (Benit) and Vice-versa

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

Where to stay in Surigao City? Recommended hotels to stay in Surigao City. Please click the name of the hotel below to check the rates and availability.

  1. Hotel Tavern Surigao
  2. Surigao Tourist Inn
  3. One Hive Hotel
  4. Parkway Hotel
  5. Almont Beach Resort

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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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. ask ko lang po kung may bayad po ba ang mga kamag anak ko na kasama ko sa van? or van lang po ang babayadan? TIA

  2. How to book. tickets? lipata to san ricardo?

  3. ask if how much the fare of one van? from lipata to san ricardo port.
    or van includes passenger how much?
    san may email or facebook page ang shipping comp.

    1. Check the specification (size) of your van and refer to the post above. As for the contact number, you cann call or SMS them. Thanks.

  4. I just bought a car, have no OR/ CR yet.. will the ferry accept only the sales invoice and delivery receipt?

  5. may byahe b ngaun po

  6. Kasali na ba sa fare ng motor ang driver?

  7. . Good Day. Ask ko lang po kung mag kaiba lang ba ang pasahi ng motor at driver?

  8. Good Day, ask lang po kung may schedule ba kayo march 28, 2020 lipata to san ricardo kasi nabalitaan namin nag lockdown baka walang biyahe para hindi din kami mag hintay sa lipata.. salamat po

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