Located 130 kilometers south of Manila, Calapan is accessible via the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Southern Tagalog Access Road (STAR). Travelers can drive or take a bus ride from Manila to Batangas. Several ferry boats transport passengers from Batangas Port to Calapan 24/7. They can board the fastcraft-ferry (travel time is about 1 hour). Alternatively passengers who wish to bring their vehicles can board the Roll-on Roll-off (Ro-Ro) Cargo Ferries, with an approximate travel time of two and a half hours. Discounts are given to senior citizens, students, children and group passengers. Upon arrival at the Calapan City port, travelers can choose from a variety of transportation services to their chosen place of destination. Almost all places in the city are virtually accessible via tricycle. The fare varies depending on the distance of the place.


As the premier commercial hub of the province and the region, it functions as a center for commerce, industry, transport and religious activities. Additionally, regional offices of national agencies such as NEDA, DOLE, PSA, BFAR and more are stationed in the city offering their facilities and services for the entire region.