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There are 3 ways to get from Butuan to Samal by bus, ferry or plane

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Bus, Local Banca  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Butuan to Davao City
  2. Take the Local Banca from Davao City to Samal

$10 - $15

2 alternative options

Bus, Local Banca via Panabo  •  13 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Butuan to Panabo
  2. Take the Local Banca from Davao City to Samal

$10 - $15

Fly  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Butuan (BXU) to Davao (DVO) BXU - DVO

$53 - $210

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The cheapest way to get from Butuan to Samal is to bus and Local Banca which costs ₱500 - ₱850 and takes 13 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Butuan to Samal is to fly which costs ₱2,800 - ₱12,000 and takes 5 h 1 min.

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The distance between Butuan and Samal is 209 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 13 min to get from Butuan to Samal, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Butuan Airport to Davao Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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SilkAir, Cebgo, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Butuan Airport to Davao Airport.

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There are 258+ hotels available in Samal. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Butuan to Butuan Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min and costs ₱230 - ₱290.

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Map of how to get from Butuan to Samal.
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  • Distance: 130.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 13 min

What companies run services between Butuan, Philippines and Samal, Philippines?

Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and two other airlines fly from Butuan to Samal every 4 hours.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Manila, Bacolod–Silay
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $400
Bus operators
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus from Butuan to Davao City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Bus from Butuan to Panabo
Ave. Duration
11 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Ferry operators
Local Banca
Ferry from Davao City to Samal
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1

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