The best alternate way going around Metro Manila!
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has brought the Pasig River Ferry Service back in operation, serving an alternative way to those traveling in Manila, Mandaluyong, Makati, and Pasig City.
During the relaunching ceremony at the Lawton Ferry Station in Manila, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Danilo Lim said the PRFS is a viable alternative for commuters wishing to avoid the hassle of vehicular congestion in the streets of Metro Manila.
“Isipin ninyo yung trapik natin sa Edsa (Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue) -- samantalang dito walang traffic, tuluy-tuloy. Nanggaling kami kanina sa Guadalupe hanggang dito sa Lawton, 45 minutes (Think about the traffic in Edsa -- instead here there’s no traffic, it moves continuously. We came from Guadalupe going here at Lawton, it took 45 minutes),” Lim said.
The service spans a distance of over 26 kilometers and uses seven ferry boats, two of which can carry up to 57 passengers while others are much smaller.
FERRY STATIONSAs of today, there are 11 ferry stations, all have CCTV cameras, restrooms, and FREE wi-fi.
- Escolta, Manila
- Lawton, Manila
- PUP (Sta. Mesa), Manila
- Sta Ana, Manila
- Lambingan, Manila
- Hulo, Mandaluyong
- Valenzuela, Makati
- Guadalupe, Makati
- Maybunga, Pasig
- San Joaquin, Pasig
- Pinagbuhatan, Pasig
FERRY SCHEDULEThe Pasig River Ferry Service operates Monday to Saturday, daytime only. These are the timetables released by MMDA.
FARESFrom now until 31 January 2020, the service is completely FREE OF CHARGE. The below rates will be applied thereafter:
Currently, the PRFS has seven boats in total -- two boats with a capacity of 57 passengers, 3 boats with a capacity of 36, and 2 boats with a capacity of 16.
Two of these have been loaned by the Pasig City government to the MMDA, with another two from the City government of Manila.
The MMDA also installed closed-circuit television cameras in all stations for increased safety of passengers while PRFS personnel have also undergone a refresher course in first aid.