Location map and general directions to Northern Samar

Northern Samar is bounded to the north and east by the Pacific Ocean, to the south by Samar and Eastern Samar provinces and to the west by the San Bernardino Strait and Masbate island. Going to Northern Samar by road coming from all points goes through only one major thoroughfare, the Maharlika highway (AH26).

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Vistors coming from the north, from Luzon Island and Manila, take Maharlika highway south all the way to Sorsogon, the southern tip of Luzon island. Ferry services from Matnog in Sorsogon takes you to Allen in Northern Samar. Going east takes you to Catarman, the capital town of Northern Samar. Going further east from Catarman takes you to Laoang, Catubig, and the Pacific towns.

Visitors from the southern islands and Mindanao, ferry services are available in Surigao City in Mindanao to Liloan Southern Leyte in Leyte island. Take the same Maharlika highway north to Tacloban City and into the San Juanico Bridge. Continue to Cabalogan City and north to Calbayog City. The are two options from here. Either take the Calbayog-Catarman road, or continue along sea coast on the Maharlika highway to Allen and go east to Catarman.

From west coming from the Central and Western Visayas area, larger boats are available from Cebu City to Ormoc City in Leyte. Take the Ormoc-Tacloban road going east and into the San Juanico bridge. Continue to Cabalogan City and north to Calbayog City. The are two options from here. Either take the Calbayog-Catarman road, or continue on the Maharlika highway to Allen further north. Go east to Catarman.

Many passenger buses are available serving the area from all points.

Northern Samar has only one airport that can accommodate passenger flights, the Catarman airport, in Catarman Northern Samar. Passenger airplanes are also available in nearby Calbayog City in the same island servicing Manila and Cebu. An airport in Guiuan in Eastern Samar is soon to start passenger and cargo services to Cebu City and possibly more destinations in the future.

There are several small seaports in the province servicing mainly cargo customers. Catbalogan City and Tacloban City are the major and larger seaports in the region servicing passenger as well as cargo customers.


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