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There are 4 ways to get from Cebu City to El Nido by bus and ferry, ferry, bus or plane

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Bus and ferry, ferry, minivan  •  41 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Cebu South Bus Terminal to Bacolod
  2. Take the ferry from Bacolod to Iloilo
  3. Take the ferry from Lapuz Wharf Iloilo to Puerto Princesa
  4. Take the minivan from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

$50 - $59

Cheapest option

Ferry, bus  •  46 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from Cebu to Iloilo
  2. Take the ferry from Lapuz Wharf Iloilo to Puerto Princesa
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Princesa City to El Nido

$48 - $78

2 alternative options

Fly to Francisco B. Reyes, ferry  •  7 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Mactan–Cebu (CEB) to Francisco B. Reyes (USU) CEB - USU
  2. Take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan

$150 - $403

Fly to Puerto Princesa, Mini Van  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Mactan–Cebu (CEB) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) CEB - PPS
  2. Take the Mini Van from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

$61 - $317

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cebu City to El Nido is to ferry and bus which costs ₱2,500 - ₱4,200 and takes 46 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cebu City to El Nido is to fly and ferry which costs ₱8,000 - ₱22,000 and takes 7 h 58 min.

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The distance between Cebu City and El Nido is 501 km.

The best way to get from Cebu City to El Nido without a car is to bus and ferry and ferry and minivan which takes 41 h 4 min and costs ₱2,700 - ₱3,200.

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It takes approximately 41 h 4 min to get from Cebu City to El Nido, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Mactan–Cebu Airport to Francisco B. Reyes Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Philippine Airlines offers flights from Mactan–Cebu Airport to Francisco B. Reyes Airport.

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There are 230+ hotels available in El Nido. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cebu City to Mactan–Cebu Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs ₱25 - ₱40.

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Map of how to get from Cebu City to El Nido.
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  • Distance: 313 miles
  • Duration: 41 h 4 min

What companies run services between Cebu City, Philippines and El Nido, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Cebu City to El Nido. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Bacolod, take the taxi to Bacolod, take the ferry to Iloilo, take the walk to Lapuz Wharf Iloilo, take the ferry to Puerto Princesa, take the taxi to Puerto Princesa, then take the minivan to El Nido. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cebu City to El Nido via Iloilo, Lapuz Wharf Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, and Puerto Princesa City in around 46 h 15 min.

Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Mactan–Cebu to Francisco B. Reyes
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $360
Flights from Mactan–Cebu to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Mactan–Cebu to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $160
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Mactan–Cebu to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Bus operators
Ceres Liner
Bus and ferry from Cebu South Bus Terminal to Bacolod
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
cebu.gov.ph
Book at
facebook.com
Lexxus Shuttle
Phone
+63 917 686 1118
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Cherry Bus Palawan
Phone
+63 48 434 0752
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa City to El Nido
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
El Nido Van Transfer
Email
tickets@elnidotransfer.com
Website
elnidotransfer.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
elnidotransfer.com
Ferry operators
Weesamexpress
Phone
(032)231-7737
Email
info@weesam.ph
Website
weesam.ph
Ferry from Bacolod to Iloilo
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
weesam.ph
Economy
$5
Tourist
$6
First Class
$7
Montenegro Shipping and Ferries
Email
operations.msli@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Lapuz Wharf Iloilo to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
biyaheroes.com
Book at
12go.asia
Cokaliong Shipping
Phone
(032) 232-7211
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Cebu to Iloilo
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
$15
Tourist
$17
Cabin
$19
Suite Room
$45
Trans Asia Shipping
Phone
+63 32 254 6491
Website
transasiashipping.com
Ferry from Cebu City to Iloilo
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $45
Schedules at
transasiashipping.com
Book at
booking.transasiashipping.com
Private
$45
Cabin
$19
Tourist
$17
2nd Class
$15

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