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

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Bus, ferry, Mini Van  •  30h 17m

  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 Mini Van from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

₱2,443 - ₱2,785

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Bus, ferry  •  32h 27m

  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

₱2,003 - ₱2,305

2 alternative options

Car ferry, ferry  •  42h 30m

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

₱3,760 - ₱6,600

Fly, minivan  •  11h 17m

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

₱3,599 - ₱12,717

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The cheapest way to get from Dumaguete to El Nido is to bus and ferry which costs ₱2,000 - ₱2,400 and takes 32h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Dumaguete to El Nido is to fly and minivan which costs ₱3,600 - ₱13,000 and takes 11h 17m.

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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 42h 30m.

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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 and Mini Van which takes 30h 17m and costs ₱2,400 - ₱2,800.

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It takes approximately 30h 17m 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 5h 20m and has one stopover.

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

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There are 323+ hotels available in El Nido. Prices start at ₱5,000 per night.

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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 taxi to Puerto Princesa, then take the Mini Van to El Nido. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dumaguete to El Nido via Bacolod, Bacolod, Iloilo, Lapuz Wharf Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, and Puerto Princesa City in around 32h 27m.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱4,800 - ₱19,000
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Iloilo
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱4,800 - ₱19,000
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱6,000 - ₱24,000
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₱1,200 - ₱6,000
Bus operators
Ceres Liner
Bus from Dumaguete to Bacolod
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱260 - ₱380
Rems Katar Transport
Phone
0905-432-5019
Email
remskatar@yahoo.com
Website
remskatartransportservice.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₱600
Schedules at
remskatartransportservice.com
Book at
bookaway.com
Diskubre Transport
Phone
09176309830
Email
reservations@diskubre.com
Website
diskubrepalawan.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₱600
Schedules at
diskubrepalawan.com
Book at
bookaway.com
Fortwally Travel and Tours
Phone
+639172762875
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₱600
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
bookaway.com
Cherry Bus Palawan
Phone
+63 48 434 0752
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa City to El Nido
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₱300
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
12go.asia
Regular
₱300
Elite
₱500
Lexxus Shuttle
Phone
+63 917 686 1118
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
₱600
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Weesamexpress
Phone
(032)231-7737
Email
info@weesam.ph
Website
weesam.ph
Ferry from Bacolod to Iloilo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₱250 - ₱360
Schedules at
weesam.ph
Book at
12go.asia
Economy
₱250
Tourist
₱310
First Class
₱360
SuperCat Ferry
Phone
(+63 32) 233-7000
Email
SuperCat-Customercare@2go.com.ph
Website
supercat.com.ph
Ferry from Bacolod to Iloilo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
₱220 - ₱380
Schedules at
supercat.com.ph
Book at
supercat.com.ph
Economy Class
₱223
Tourist Class
₱260
Business Class
₱375
FastCat Ferry
Phone
+ 632 842 9341 / 42
Email
customercare.apfc@fastcat.com.ph
Website
fastcat.com.ph
Ferry from Bacolod to Iloilo
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
₱240 - ₱340
Schedules at
fastcat.com.ph
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Economy
₱240
Premium Economy
₱290
Business Class
₱335
Montenegro Shipping and Ferries
Email
operations.msli@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Lapuz Wharf Iloilo to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱1,135
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱1,760
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
biyaheroes.com
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
26h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱1,300 - ₱3,000
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
12go.asia
Super Value Class
₱1,600 - ₱1,900
Mega Value Class
₱1,300 - ₱1,500
Tourist Class
₱1,900 - ₱2,500
Cabin for 4
₱2,500 - ₱3,000
Stateroom for 2
₱7,000 - ₱7,200
Car ferry from Manila to Coron
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱700 - ₱1,800
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
12go.asia
Mega Value
₱700 - ₱1,000
Tourist Class
₱1,000 - ₱1,300
Cabin for 4
₱1,400 - ₱1,800
Atienza Shipping Lines
Phone
+639998817266
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Manila to Coron
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱1,100
Schedules at
facebook.com
Phimal Fast Ferry
Website
phimalfastferryinc.com
Ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱1,760
Schedules at
phimalfastferryinc.com
Book at
12go.asia

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The best way to get from Dumaguete to Dumaguete Airport is to taxi which takes 4 min and costs ₱95 - ₱120.

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