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There are 6 ways to get from Davao City to El Nido by plane, ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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 Francisco B. Reyes, ferry  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Davao (DVO) to Francisco B. Reyes (USU) DVO - USU
  2. Take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan

$133 - $648

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the bus from Davao City to Agora, Cagayan de Oro
  2. Take the car ferry from Cagayan De Oro Port to Manila
  3. Take the car ferry from Manila to El Nido

$73 - $103

4 alternative options

Fly to El Nido  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Davao (DVO) to El Nido (ENI) DVO - ENI

$82 - $428

Fly to Puerto Princesa, Mini Van  •  10 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Davao (DVO) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) DVO - PPS
  2. Take the Mini Van from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

$75 - $260

Bus and ferry, bus, ferry  •  2 days 6 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Davao to Philtranco Pasay
  2. Take the bus from Partas Bus Station Pasay to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
  3. Take the ferry from San Jose, Mindoro to Coron
  4. Take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan

$98 - $144

Bus, car ferry, ferry  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Davao City to Agora, Cagayan de Oro
  2. Take the car ferry from Cagayan De Oro to Bacolod City
  3. Take the ferry from Bacolod to Iloilo
  4. Take the ferry from Lapuz Wharf Iloilo to Puerto Princesa
  5. Take the bus from Puerto Princesa City to El Nido

$75 - $88

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Davao City to El Nido is to bus and car ferry which costs ₱3,900 - ₱6,000 and takes 3 days 5 h.

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The quickest way to get from Davao City to El Nido is to fly which costs ₱4,300 - ₱23,000 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Davao City and El Nido is 821 km.

The best way to get from Davao City to El Nido without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and ferry which takes 2 days 6 h and costs ₱5,000 - ₱8,000.

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It takes approximately 9 h 51 min to get from Davao City to El Nido, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Davao Airport to Francisco B. Reyes Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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AirAsia Philippines, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines offer flights from Davao Airport to Francisco B. Reyes Airport.

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There are 225+ hotels available in El Nido. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Davao City to Davao Airport is to taxi which takes 13 min and costs ₱190 - ₱240.

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Map of how to get from Davao City to El Nido.
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  • Distance: 513.4 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 51 min

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

Philippine Airlines, Island Transvoyager and two other airlines fly from Davao City to El Nido hourly.

Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Davao to Francisco B. Reyes via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Davao to Francisco B. Reyes via Mactan–Cebu, Clark International
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Davao to Francisco B. Reyes via Manila, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Davao to Francisco B. Reyes via Clark International
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Island Transvoyager
Website
air-swift.com
Flights from Davao to El Nido via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Davao to El Nido via Iloilo, Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Davao to El Nido via Mactan–Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Davao to El Nido via Bacolod–Silay, Manila
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $440
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa via Clark International
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $460
Flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Davao to Puerto Princesa via Mactan–Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Davao to Francisco B. Reyes via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Bus operators
El Nido Van Transfer
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
Philtranco
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Davao to Philtranco Pasay
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
philtranco.net
Partas
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Partas Bus Station Pasay to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Davao City to Agora, Cagayan de Oro
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Cherry Bus Palawan
Website
cherrybuspalawan.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa City to El Nido
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cherrybuspalawan.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Ferry operators
M/BCA Bunso Transport
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
Ferry from San Jose, Mindoro to Coron
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
Montenegro Shipping and Ferries
Website
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
Ferry from Lapuz Wharf Iloilo to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
facebook.com
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Cagayan De Oro to Bacolod City
Ave. Duration
21 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$33 - $38
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$34
Mega Value Class
$36
Tourist Class
$37
Business Class
$38
Suiteroom for 2
$72
Car ferry from Cagayan De Oro Port to Manila
Ave. Duration
33 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$36
Super Value Class
$36
Tourist Class
$41
Cabin
$56
Stateroom for 2
$121
Suiteroom for 2
$125
Weesamexpress
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
Atienza Shipping Lines
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Manila to El Nido
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
facebook.com

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