Dimple Star Transport


 Backpackers and adventurers from Manila who are planning excursions to Mindoro on tight budgets, can now travel  conveniently to the Island aboard an air-conditioned bus, thanks to Dimple Star Transport. Before their operation in Mindoro, you need to transfer from one mode of transportation to another enable to explore the Island. The usual route in the old days when budget was tight, was to get aboard a bus bound for Batangas City pier, and from there you need to transfer to a ship either bound for Abra de Ilog pier in Mindoro Occidental or Calapan City pier in Mindoro Oriental. And from those ports you need to transfer to another vehicle to reach whatever town you are going.


This route is pretty hard for those traveling to Mindoro Occidental via Abra de Ilog, not only the roads are much rougher in the old days, but the buses were also very uncomfortable. The buses plying the Abra de Ilog pier-San  Jose route do not have air-conditioning system, and was in bad condition as the roads, the windows of the buses are not sealed enough, so you'll eat all the dust along the way. And as soon as the ship docks, you need to run as fast as you could, because the buses have limited seats. There were also racketeers, who occupied the bus seats even if they are not passengers, and you need to pay them if you want to get those seats.     


Now all that hassles are history, Dimple Star Transport's air-conditioned buses passes through most of mainland Mindoro's town except for Baco, San Teodoro, Puerto Galera, Pola and Paluan. You can now almost circumnavigate Mindoro Island by land, just by boarding their air-conditioned bus twice, using two different routes from and to Manila. No need to transfer from bus to ship then bus again.


Dimple Star Transport uses two different routes to Mindoro Island, which all ends up in San Jose, Mindoro Occidental. The most frequent route is the one bound for  Mindoro Occidental via Abra de Ilog pier which usually have six trips daily at the minimum. The first route passes through the towns of  Abra de Ilog, Mamburao, Sta. Cruz, Sablayan, Calintaan, Rizal and touches down in San Jose.

The second route is via Calapan City Pier which usually have two trips daily at the minimum.  This route passes through the towns of Mindoro Oriental which are Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pinamalayan, Gloria, Bansud, Bongabong, Roxas, Mansalay and Bulalacao. It also passes through the town of Magsaysay in Mindoro Occidental and also touches down in San Jose.

Dimple Star Transport have five terminals in Metro Manila, below are the location of those terminals, contact numbers, fares and bus schedules.  

  1. Sampaloc, Espana corner Antipolo St., Telephone Number +63.02.985.1451, Mobile Phone number +63.908.926.9163, Mindoro Bus Schedule: 8:00 am, 5:00 pm, 8:00 pm 
  2.  Ali Mall, Cubao, Telephone Number +63.02.5179677, Mobile Phone Numbers +63.928.413.4565 or +63.908.696.4803, Mindoro Bus Schedule: 5:00 am, 12:00 noon, 6:00 pm
  3. Alabang, Transpart near Metropolis Mall, Telephone Numbers +63.02.664.7796 or +63.02.809.7796,  Mobile Phone Number +63.919.429.1999, Mindoro Bus Schedule: 6:00 am, 9:00 am, 1:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 9:00 pm
  4. Pasay, Telephone Number +63.02.407.4614, Mobile Phone Number +63.928.603.3691, Mindoro Bus Schedule: 9:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 9:00 pm
  5. Santolan, Telephone Number +63.02.416.8956, Mindoro Bus Schedule: 6:00 am, 1:00 pm, 7:00 pm 
All Dimple Star buses bound for Mindoro are also bound for San Jose in Mindoro Occidental where they have a terminal located at Bonifacio Street. You can contact them through this Telephone number +63.02.6684151 or their Mobile Phone Numbers +63.921.568.6449 and +63.999.361.6860. Buses via Abra de Ilog leaves at 6:00 am, 11:00 am, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 11:00 pm. While buses via Calapan City leaves at 3:30 am and 2:00 pm. 

Fares and Destinations via Calapan City, Mindoro Oriental 

Manila to San Jose     -- 950 pesos           San Jose to Manila -- 950 pesos    
                 Bulalacao   -- 650 pesos                                  Turbina -- 800 pesos   
                 Mansalay   -- 600 pesos                                   Sto Tomas -- 775 pesos 
                 Roxas         -- 570 pesos                                   Balagtas   -- 730 pesos
                 Bongabong -- 540 pesos                                  Batangas City -- 700
                 Bansud       -- 518 pesos                                  Calapan  -- 550 pesos
                 Gloria         -- 500 pesos                                  Naujan    -- 520 pesos 
                 Pinamalayan -- 490 pesos                            Victoria -- 500 pesos 
                 Socorro         -- 476 pesos                                 Socorro --  480 pesos
                 Victoria         -- 440 pesos                               Pinamalayan -- 450 pesos
                  Naujan         -- 420 pesos                                Gloria -- 440 pesos
                  Calapan       -- 391 pesos                                Bansud -- 420 pesos
                  Batangas City -- 175 pesos                           Bongabong -- 400 pesos
                                                                                             Roxas -- 350 pesos
                                                                                             Mansalay -- 300 pesos
                                                                                             Bulalacao -- 250 pesos

 
Fares and Destinations via Abra de Ilog, Mindoro Occidental


Manila to San Jose    -- 950 pesos           San Jose to Manila -- 950 pesos
                 Rizal           -- 900  pesos                                Turbina --850 pesos
                 Calintaan   -- 850  pesos                                Sto. Tomas -- 800 pesos 
                 Sablayan   --  800 pesos                                 Balagtas -- 650 pesos
              Sta. Cruz     -- 750 pesos                               Batangas City -- 650              
                 Mamburao  -- 700 pesos                                Abra de Ilog-- 350 pesos
                Abra de Ilog-- 650 pesos                                Mamburao -- 280 pesos
                Batangas City -- 175 pesos                           Sta. Cruz    -- 250 pesos
                                                                                           Sablayan   --  140 pesos
                                                                                           Calintaan  --   60 pesos
                                                                                           Rizal          --   35 pesos

Note: Bus Schedules and Fares updated as of  July 19, 2010, it may change without notice so  be sure to contact them first.  
 

45 comments:

tarrah pelae- melad January 21, 2012 at 4:55 PM  

do u know dimple star's official website or email address?

Unknown April 28, 2016 at 8:18 AM  

where is the terminal in manila near in makati site

Remark Dela Cruz October 25, 2016 at 11:54 PM  

may bumabyahe pa po ba ng simula alabang hanggang bansud oriental mindoro

Annalisa Agorilla December 25, 2016 at 3:35 PM  

Is there a schedule today or later from pasay going to occidental mindoro

reign Cabugason December 26, 2016 at 7:22 AM  

May byahe ba today to sanjose occ mdo?

MR. RICHARD LEIDO, BATANGAS CITY January 6, 2017 at 11:41 PM  

TO THE MANAGEMENT OF DIMPLE STAR TRANSPORT BASED IN MINDORO OCCIDETAL, GUDEVENING TO YOU SIR/MAAM, WE WOULD LIKE TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT WHAT ONE OF YOUR EMPLOYEES HAD DONE WHICH MIGHT AFFECT THE GOOD REPUTATION OF YOUR GOOD COMPANY, IT IS IN PARTICULAR GOT TO DO WITH THE MISDEMEANOR OF ONE OF YOUR BUS CONDUCTOR THAT TRANSPIRED INSIDE BATANGAS CITY PIER, TERMINAL 2 IN PARTICULAR ON THE EVENING OF DECEMBER 29, 2016 AT ON OR ABOUT 7:00PM TO 8:00PM IN THE EVENING, WHEREIN ONE OF DIMPLE STAR TRANSPORT BUS CONDUCTOR, BUS NUMBER AGA-9798, HAS MALICIUSLY UTTERED OFFENSIVE WORDS AGAINST ONE (1) MR. RICHARD LEIDO, A PWD (PERSON WITH DISABILITY) BLIND IN PARTICULAR, THE POOR GUY WAS JUST ASKING THE SAID BUS CONDUCTOR IF HE COULD PROVIDE A SEAT FOR THE SAID PWD, AWARE OF THE FACT THAT ALL BUSES ARE WELL ORIENTED ON THE PRIVILEDGES GIVEN TO PWD'S, PREGNANT WOMEN AND SENIOR CITIZENS IN PUBLIC UTILITY TRANSPORT SERVICES, BUT THE SAID BUS CONDUCTOR, INSTEAD OF GIVING ASSISTANCE TO THE POOR PWD WITH THE ABOVEMENTIONED NAME UTTERED OFFENSIVE AND HURTING WORDS, AND I QOUTE" EH ANO KUNG PWD KA, HINDI MO B KITA NA SIKSIKAN NA, WALA AKO PAKIAALAM SAYO!!! THAT'S WHAT CAUSES THE WRITING OF THIS LETTER OF APPEAL TO THE MANAGEMENT, WE HOPE THAT YOU WILL TAKE IMMEDIATE AND JUST ACTION ON THE SUBJECT MATTER AT HAND, WE CHOSE TO BE CIVIL WITH THE MANAGEMENT INSTEAD OF BRINGING THIS TO MEDIA. WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON. THANKS SO MUCH AND MORE POWER TO THE MANAGEMNT OF DIMPLE STAR BUS TRANSPORT. RESPECTFULLY YOURS, MR RICHARD LEIDO, FROM BATANGAS CITY.

Dennis Balagtas March 4, 2017 at 5:14 AM  
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Dennis Balagtas March 4, 2017 at 5:15 AM  

Hi. Tanong ko lang kung yung mga bus nyo na galing alabang at dumadaan ng roxas? At kung ang entry point nito ay sa Calapan? Magkano ang buong pamasahe kasama? Kasama na ba ang bayad sa ferry dito?

Mara Lauriaga March 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM  

Good day Madam/Sir, ask ko lang po if pwede na magpabook agad a month before the travel? and may biyahe po ba ng April 12(Holy Week) Thanks.

Justine Ng April 7, 2017 at 3:10 PM  

HI PO MAY BYAHI PO BA PAPUNTANG SABLAYAN MINDORO SA APRIL 11 2017?

Justine Ng April 7, 2017 at 3:12 PM  

HI PO MAY BYAHI PO BA PAPUNTANG SABLAYAN MINDORO SA APRIL 11 2017?

Elena Delgado April 7, 2017 at 9:10 PM  

Thank you! Very helpful but the numbers for oriental mindoro are now out of service. I wish we had an online site for all bus terminals in the philippines where we can book & purchase tickets in advance.

Edwin Icogo April 11, 2017 at 5:38 PM  

Booking is easy. Just be early

Edwin Icogo April 11, 2017 at 5:39 PM  

Just be at terminal early

Edwin Icogo April 11, 2017 at 5:41 PM  

Yes kasama na ang ferry approx 650

Ronie Mosqueda April 17, 2017 at 11:09 AM  

Tanong ko lang po kung may terminal po ka u sa Batangas na byaheng bongabong oriental mindoro

Rain April 25, 2017 at 1:09 PM  

All of your numbers here cannot be reached?how can i book earlier?hanggang ngayon ba ito pa rin ang skedyul nyo in every places that you posted..

Rain April 25, 2017 at 1:09 PM  

All of your numbers here cannot be reached?how can i book earlier?hanggang ngayon ba ito pa rin ang skedyul nyo in every places that you posted..

Aries Ramos May 2, 2017 at 2:51 PM  

hi gusto ko lang itanong kong ito parin ba ang sched nyo matgal kc ito 2010 pa meron po ba kayong bago..

Aries Ramos May 2, 2017 at 2:51 PM  

hi gusto ko lang itanong kong ito parin ba ang sched nyo matgal kc ito 2010 pa meron po ba kayong bago..

Jed Anthony De Jesus May 2, 2017 at 11:25 PM  

Pwede po ba sumakay dito hanggang Batangas Pier lng?

Unknown May 16, 2017 at 8:53 PM  

I need to book going to San Jose. All contact numbers were unreachable. How to book trip? Schedule of departure should be Friday.

Mae May May 29, 2017 at 5:53 AM  

why all numbers are not working anymore. can we have the latest contact numbers

Unknown June 8, 2017 at 9:56 AM  

ano ang mga oras po ng byahe via calapan today?

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Dante Agbay July 13, 2017 at 10:51 AM  

good morning ask q lang po if pumi pick up kau ng pasahero from lipa batangas to pinamalayan?quick response needed po thanks a lot

Unknown July 13, 2017 at 3:37 PM  

Hi... Pwede po bang malaman qng magkano ang pamasahe from victoria, oriental to san jose, occidental mindoro?... Thanks

Allansebido July 14, 2017 at 9:31 PM  

Hi po pwede pong malaman kong magkanu po fare from manila to san jose mindoro?
At saka po kong watym alis ng firstrip until lastrip.. Tnx po.

renfo August 14, 2017 at 9:34 AM  

you have so many phone numbers listed but I have been trying for the last 30 minutes to reach anyone of them but not one of them works! so frustrating to call your numbers.

Malia delacruz August 28, 2017 at 1:46 AM  

May byahe po b kyo ng october 5 s calapang mindoro mg kôno po pamasahe ksama n dn po ung ferry

Malia delacruz August 28, 2017 at 1:46 AM  

May byahe po b kyo ng october 5 s calapang mindoro mg kôno po pamasahe ksama n dn po ung ferry

Manjot kaur September 6, 2017 at 1:16 PM  

Perfect!!! What I can say in this article is very important to be written as it may help everybody to get awareness. Good job done.



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Federico Cayabyab September 15, 2017 at 5:44 PM  

Is there a bus terminal bound to occidental mindoro from turbina...?? I am from Lucena

Ailuropoda Melanoleuca September 22, 2017 at 5:37 PM  

tanong ko lang po, ano po contact number ng dimple station sa sablayan occ mindoro?

Unknown September 24, 2017 at 5:03 PM  

No emphaty?nor apologies. Dont hope much lang talaga reply in short. Wala kami pakealam.Ang hangin hahaha good job to you!!! You have the best customer service.

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Unknown November 10, 2017 at 7:58 AM  

May terminal po ba kyo along parañuaque

Unknown November 24, 2017 at 11:00 PM  

May online reservation po b Kau?

QuenLandia HongKong November 28, 2017 at 12:25 PM  

May extra charge po b pag may box na dala?

Anna Lodonia December 15, 2017 at 8:01 PM  

Good evening , ask ko lang po if pwede na mag pa reserve ng ticket this coming DEC. 27 . Pero DEC. 29 at the evening ang alis namin , terminal of Alabang to San jose. Thanks. ☺

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