The fastest way to cross the Visayas to Mindanao is through the Lipata, Surigao and Benit, San Ricardo, Southern Leyte route. Montenegro Shipping Lines has multiple daily trips between Lipata and Benit ports. This post is last updated on July 4, 2022.
With almost 60 vessels, Montenegro Shipping Lines is one of the major shipping companies in the Philippines offering both fast craft and Roll-on, Roll-off (RORO) ferry service across the Philippines. It connects the islands in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Some of its popular routes El Nido-Coron, Surigao-Siargao, Lipata-Benit, Matnog-Allen, Surigao-Dinagat, Dumaguete-Siquijor, and more!
UPDATE after Typhoon Odette: This route is NOT operational. The port in San Ricardo is still NOT operation al. Montenegro currently operates the LIpata-Liloan route. Check updated Lipata-Liloan Ferry Schedule
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Montenegro Shipping Lines has multiple daily trips from Lipata to Benit and from Benit to Lipata. Lipata Port is located in Surigao City while Benit Port is located in San Ricardo, Southern Leyte.
Lipata to San Ricardo (Benit)
- 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
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
|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|
The travel time between Lipata, Surigao and Benit, San Ricardo is only 1 hour.
For inquiries, bookings, and complaints, you may contact Montenegro Shipping Lines at 0905-510-6647 in Lipata or at 0905-510-6649 in Benit.
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