How to Get to Taal Volcano

There are various means of reaching your destination. Getting to different locations is made easier. This is a perk that tourists benefit from. You can easily reach the wonderful places in the Philippines. Taal Volcano is a popular tourist spot in Southern Luzon. If you’re coming from Metro Manila, Lucena, Batangas or Cainta, there are easy routes you can take. From these drop off points, you can take your pick of your chosen transportation.

You can take a private car or just commute to reach Talisay, Batangas. But it’s still vital to know the routes. Here are the ways that you can take to reach Talisay.

By Car

From Metro Manila

Taal Volcano is very accessible. You can easily reach it if you’re coming from Metro Manila. If you’re taking a private vehicle, you can go through South Luzon Expressway. Just take the Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Road. Go forward until you reach Tagaytay.

From SLEx, take exit 36 for Greenfield City and take a right into Greenfield Parkway. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and take a right to Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Road. Take a right to go to the Tagaytay – Calamba Road. Upon reaching Tagaytay Rotonda, just continue straight until you reach the Tagaytay – Nasugbu Highway. From here, you can drive towards the access point at Talisay.

Estimated distance from Metro Manila to Taal Volcano is 70 kilometers. You can reach the tourist spot in less than 2 hours. Travel time will also depend on the state of traffic. Enjoy the tourist spot longer and travel early in the morning.

Estimated Travel Time: 2 hours

From Batangas Grand City Terminal

If you’re from Batangas or a nearby town, you don’t have to worry. It is easy and you don’t need to travel far. The assessed distance between the two destinations is just 53 kilometers. You can reach Talisay in less than an hour. From Batangas City Grand Terminal, just head northeast to the Bauan – Batangas Diversion Road until you reach Marbella Dr. Continue on and at the roundabout, take the 2nd exit which will take you to Calabarzon Expressway.

Drive through the Calabarzon Expressway and upon reaching Mabini Avenue, take the exit going to Tanauan City. Follow the Talisay – Tanuan Road and drive on to the access point to Taal Volcano.

Estimated Travel Time: 1 hour

From Lucena Grand Central Terminal

If you want less travel time, you can take the Pan-Philippine Highway. You will just have to cross 90 kilometers. You will reach Talisay in less than three hours.  The trip of three hours also includes breaks and stops. Traffic is also taken into consideration.  The allotted time is enough for you to reach Talisay.

From Lucena Grand Central Terminal, head west towards Pan-Philippine Hwy. Turn left to AH26 and go forward. Take a left to turn into Candelaria Bypass Road. Follow the road until you reach Pan-Philippine Hwy again. Travel through and turn right into Tiaong Bypass Road and follow the route. You’ll be reaching Pan-Philippine Hwy. Drive through the road until you reach Gov. Malvar Street and take the Talisay – Tanuan Road until you reach your destination.

Estimated Travel Time: 3 hours

From Cainta

If you’re coming from Cainta, you can simply take the route from Manila. Just pass through Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) and take South Luzon Expressway. Another route that you can take is through the R-3. There’s an estimated distance of 81 kilometers. With traffic, you can reach Talisay in two hours.

From Cainta, travel towards Pasay by taking Ortigas Avenue. Continue on to C-5. Merge into R-3 and follow the Calabarzon Expressway. Take the exit going towards Tanuan City and follow Talisay – Tanuan Road to reach your destination in Talisay.

Estimated Travel Time: 2 hours

While driving, you can also enjoy the rides. You will pass through the quiet towns of Batangas and Laguna. Take a break once in a while to rest or to enjoy the view.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

If you are commuting, here’s how you can reach Talisay. But you need to remember to be alert during the trip. Take care of your belongings. Be aware of the stops where you will get off. You can avoid getting lost if you are aware of your stops. It is best to travel with a group or a buddy.

From Metro Manila

There are lots of bus stations in Metro Manila. You will be able to find a bus going to Tagaytay, Balayan or Nasugbu, Batangas. It is your ticket to Tagaytay. Ask the driver to drop you off at the terminal of jeepneys headed to People’s Park. You can find the terminal before reaching the rotunda. Ride the jeep bound to People’s Park and get off at Ligaya Drive. From here, you can either take a jeep or a tricycle headed to Talisay. This is the access point for Taal Volcano. There will be local fishermen and tour guides who will offer you their services. You can rent motorized boats to take you to the island. It is the jump off point towards the island.

From Batangas City Grand Terminal

If you’re from Batangas City Grand Terminal, you can take buses that will pass by Tanauan. You will be able to find buses that are headed to Metro Manila. It will pass by the towns of Sto. Tomas, Tanauan, and Lipa. Get off at the town proper of Tanuan. You can also just take the jeeps that are headed to the town. Once you reach Tanuan, take the jeep in the public market. The time it takes to reach Talisay is just 30 minutes. You can ride the jeep at for a cheap fare of P20. From there, hire a motorized boat to reach the jump off point.

From Lucena Grand Terminal

If you’re from Batangas City Grand Terminal, you can take buses that will pass by Tanauan. You will be able to find buses that are headed to Metro Manila. It will pass by the towns of Sto. Tomas, Tanauan, and Lipa. Get off at the town proper of Tanuan. You can also just take the jeeps that are headed to the town. Once you reach Tanuan, take the jeep in the public market. The time it takes to reach Talisay is just 30 minutes. You can ride the jeep at for a cheap fare of P20. From there, hire a motorized boat to reach the jump off point.

From Cainta

There are also lots of tourists who will come from Rizal. You can go to Cainta since there are lots of types of public transportation if you’re commuting. You can also just take the route of coming from Metro Manila. From Cainta, ride a bus bound to Manila. Get off at either Pasay or Cubao. If you choose Cubao or Kamuning, you can find buses that are bound for Tagaytay. If you want to start from Pasay, you can just get off the bus at Ortigas. Take the MRT and alight at Taft Avenue. You will be able to find buses that will take you to Tagaytay. Once you reach the town, ride a tricycle or a jeep that is bound for Talisay.