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There are 4 ways to get from Dumaguete to El Nido by bus, ferry, car ferry or plane

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Bus, ferry  •  41 h 12 min

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

$43 - $49

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Carferry, ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the carferry from Dumaguete Port to Manila
  2. Take the carferry from Manila to Coron
  3. Take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan

$103 - $148

Fly to Puerto Princesa, Mini Van  •  11 h 9 min

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

$178 - $518

Fly to Francisco B. Reyes, ferry  •  9 h 2 min

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

$182 - $594

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dumaguete to El Nido is to bus and ferry which costs ₱2,300 - ₱2,700 and takes 41 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dumaguete to El Nido is to fly and ferry which costs ₱9,500 - ₱32,000 and takes 9 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Dumaguete to El Nido. However, there are services departing from Dumaguete Port and arriving at El Nido, Palawan via Manila and Coron. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Dumaguete and El Nido is 476 km.

The best way to get from Dumaguete to El Nido without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 41 h 12 min and costs ₱2,300 - ₱2,700.

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It takes approximately 41 h 12 min to get from Dumaguete to El Nido, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Dumaguete Airport to Puerto Princesa Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Cebgo, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Dumaguete Airport to Puerto Princesa Airport.

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There are 234+ hotels available in El Nido. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dumaguete to Dumaguete Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs ₱100 - ₱120.

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Map of how to get from Dumaguete to El Nido.
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  • Distance: 297.4 miles
  • Duration: 41 h 12 min

What companies run services between Dumaguete, Philippines and El Nido, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Dumaguete to El Nido. However, you can take the bus 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 walk to Puerto Princesa City, then take the bus to El Nido. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dumaguete to El Nido via Manila and Coron in around 2 days 0 h.

Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Dumaguete to Francisco B. Reyes via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Dumaguete to Francisco B. Reyes via Manila, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Iloilo
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Dumaguete to Francisco B. Reyes via Manila
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $850
Flights from Dumaguete to Francisco B. Reyes via Mactan–Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Bus operators
Ceres Liner
Bus from Dumaguete to Bacolod
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
bacolodpages.com
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
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Dumaguete Port to Manila
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$50 - $60
Mega Value Class
$50 - $65
Tourist Class
$50 - $65
Cabin for 4
$63 - $66
Stateroom for 2
$130 - $134
Car ferry from Manila to Coron
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$22 - $26
Tourist Class
$30 - $40
Cabin for 4
$35 - $50
Cabin for 6
$35 - $50
Stateroom for 3
$117
Atienza Shipping Lines
Phone
+639998817266
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Manila to Coron
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
facebook.com

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