There are 4 ways to get from Cebu City to Samar by plane, ferry, taxi or car ferry

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

Recommended option

Fly to Tacloban  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Cebu (CEB) to Tacloban (TAC) CEB - TAC

$27 - $199

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  16 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Cebu to Tacloban

$22

2 alternative options

Fly to Calbayog  •  1 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Cebu (CEB) to Calbayog (CYP) CEB - CYP

$48 - $159

Fast Ferrry, taxi  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the Fast Ferrry from Cebu to Ormoc
  2. Take a taxi from Ormoc to Tacloban

$44 - $54

What companies run services between Cebu City, Philippines and Samar, Philippines?

Philippine Airlines and Cebgo fly from Cebu City to Tacloban 5 times a day.

Airlines
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Cebu to Tacloban
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Flights from Cebu to Calbayog
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Cebu to Tacloban
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Ferry operators
SuperCat Ferry
Website
supercat.com.ph
Ferry from Cebu to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
supercat.com.ph
Trans Asia Shipping
Website
transasiashipping.com
Car ferry from Cebu to Tacloban
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
transasiashipping.com
Other operators
Taxi from Ormoc to Tacloban
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Cebu City to Samar?

The distance between Cebu City and Samar is 208 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Cebu City to Samar?

The cheapest way to get from Cebu City to Samar is to car ferry which costs ₱1,100 and takes 16 h.

What is the fastest way to get from Cebu City to Samar?

The quickest way to get from Cebu City to Samar is to fly which takes 1 h 9 min and costs ₱1,300 - ₱11,000.

Is there a direct ferry between Cebu City and Samar?

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Cebu and arriving at Tacloban. Services depart twice a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 16 h.

How long does it take to get from Cebu City to Samar?

It takes approximately 1 h 9 min to get from Cebu City to Samar, including transfers.