By land and water, located 130 km south of Manila, the City of Calapan is accessible via land transportation to the Port of Batangas City and then by water transportation to Mindoro Island. Travelers can drive or take a bus ride from Manila to Batangas via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and then Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR).
Several ferry boats transport passengers from Batangas Port to Calapan 24 hours a day. They can board the fast craft with 1 ½ travel time. Passengers who wish to bring their vehicles can board the Roll-on/roll-off (Ro-Ro) cargo ferries with a travel time of approximately 2 ½ hours Passengers of Ro-Ro ferries could enjoy sights while crossing the Verde Island Passage. Discounts are given to senior citizens, students, children, and group passengers.
Upon arrival at the Port of Calapan City, travelers have options from different transportation services to their place of destination within the city or to the farthest part of the province. Almost all places in the city are virtually accessible by tricycles while passenger jeepneys, vans, and buses are stationed at the city port to provide easy access to all the fourteen towns in the province. The fare depends on the distance of the destination.
All major road networks in the city are properly paved and well-maintained. The city is linked to all the towns in the province via concreted provincial and municipal roads.
By air, the city also has the Calapan Airport, classified as a secondary airport and is used for general aviation with its more or less 900 meters of tarmac handling mostly small planes and choppers from Manila Domestic Airport and other nearby airports.