There are 5 ways to get from Dumaguete to El Nido by bus, ferry, car ferry or plane

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

Bus, ferry  •  41 h 52 min

$45 - $48

4 alternative options

Car ferry  •  2 days 15 h

  1. Dumaguete

$84 - $100

Fly Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa, Mini Van  •  9 h 50 min

  1. DGT - PPS

$174 - $514

Fly Dumaguete to Busuanga, ferry  •  9 h 32 min

  1. DGT - USU

$171 - $596

Bus to Bacolod, fly to Puerto Princesa, Mini Van  •  15 h 40 min

  1. BCD - PPS

$142 - $336

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 car ferry from Dumaguete to El Nido via Manila in around 2 days 15 h.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Iloilo
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Bacolod to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Bacolod to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Bacolod to Puerto Princesa via Davao, Cebu
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Dumaguete to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Dumaguete to Busuanga via Cebu
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from Dumaguete to Busuanga via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Bacolod to Puerto Princesa via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Bacolod to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Dumaguete to Busuanga via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Dumaguete to Busuanga via Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Bus operators
Ceres Liner
Bus from Dumaguete to Bacolod
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
bacolodpages.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
El Nido Private Shuttle
Website
elnidopalawan.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
elnidopalawan.com
Ferry operators
Weesamexpress
Website
weesam.ph
Ferry from Bacolod to Iloilo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
weesam.ph
Montenegro Shipping and Ferries
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Lapuz Wharf Iloilo to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
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 - $70
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$50 - $65
Mega Value Class
$50 - $65
Tourist Class
$50 - $70
Cabin for 4
$64 - $67
Stateroom for 2
$133 - $137
Atienza Shipping Lines
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Manila to El Nido
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
facebook.com
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Dumaguete and El Nido is 476 km.

The cheapest way to get from Dumaguete to El Nido is to bus and ferry which costs ₱2,300 - ₱2,600 and takes 41 h 52 min.

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

No, there is no direct ferry from Dumaguete to El Nido. However, there are services departing from Dumaguete Port and arriving at El Nido via Manila. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15 h.

It takes approximately 41 h 52 min to get from Dumaguete to El Nido, including transfers.