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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, Local Banca  •  8 h 30 min

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

$10 - $16

2 alternative options

Fly from Butuan  •  5 h 11 min

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

$53 - $210

Taxi to Cagayan, fly  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Butuan to Cagayan
  2. Fly from Cagayan (CGY) to Davao (DVO) CGY - DVO

$133 - $252

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Butuan to Samal is to bus and Local Banca which costs ₱550 - ₱900 and takes 8 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Butuan to Samal is to fly which takes 5 h 11 min and costs ₱2,800 - ₱12,000.

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The distance between Butuan and Samal is 209 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 30 min to get from Butuan to Samal, including transfers.

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

Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Cebgo fly from Butuan to Samal every 3 hours.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Flights from Butuan to Davao via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Cagayan to Davao via Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Cagayan to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $90
Bus operators
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus from Butuan to Santo Rosario, Davao
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Ferry operators
Local Banca
Ferry from Davao City to Samal
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1
Other operators
Taxi from Butuan to Cagayan
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90

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