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There are 6 ways to get from El Nido to Dumaguete 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.

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Bus, ferry  •  40h 42m

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

$41 - $48

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Ferry, car ferry  •  2 days 0h

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

$103 - $148

Fly El Nido to Dumaguete  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from El Nido (ENI) to Dumaguete (DGT) ENI - DGT

$94 - $437

Mini Van to Puerto Princesa, fly to Dumaguete  •  11h 8m

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

$177 - $519

Fly El Nido to Panglao Island, ferry  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from El Nido (ENI) to Panglao Island (TAG) ENI - TAG
  2. Take the ferry from Tagbilaran to Dumaguete

$229 - $408

Fly El Nido to Mactan–Cebu, ferry  •  8h 53m

  1. Fly from El Nido (ENI) to Mactan–Cebu (CEB) ENI - CEB
  2. Take the ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran
  3. Take the ferry from Tagbilaran to Dumaguete

$151 - $342

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from El Nido to Dumaguete is to bus and ferry which costs ₱2,200 - ₱2,600 and takes 40h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from El Nido to Dumaguete is to fly and ferry which costs ₱12,000 - ₱22,000 and takes 6h 34m.

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

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The distance between El Nido and Dumaguete is 476 km.

The best way to get from El Nido to Dumaguete without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 40h 42m and costs ₱2,200 - ₱2,600.

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It takes approximately 40h 42m to get from El Nido to Dumaguete, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from El Nido Airport to Dumaguete Airport. The quickest flight takes 12h 35m and has one stopover.

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Cebgo, Island Transvoyager and Philippine Airlines offer flights from El Nido Airport to Dumaguete Airport.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Dumaguete. Prices start at $20 USD per night.

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The best way to get from El Nido to El Nido Airport is to taxi which takes 7m and costs ₱180 - ₱220.

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Map of how to get from El Nido to Dumaguete.
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  • Distance: 297.4 miles
  • Duration: 40h 42m

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

Island Transvoyager, Philippine Airlines and two other airlines fly from El Nido to Dumaguete every 3 hours.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Dumaguete via Manila
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Dumaguete via Iloilo, Manila
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Dumaguete via Mactan–Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from El Nido to Dumaguete via Manila
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from El Nido to Dumaguete via Mactan–Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Dumaguete via Manila
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Island Transvoyager
Website
air-swift.com
Flights from El Nido to Panglao Island
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $380
Flights from El Nido to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from El Nido to Dumaguete via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $300
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Dumaguete via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Bus operators
Cherry Bus Palawan
Phone
+63 48 434 0752
Website
facebook.com
Bus from El Nido to Puerto Princesa City
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Ceres Liner
Bus from Bacolod to Dumaguete
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
bacolodpages.com
El Nido Van Transfer
Email
tickets@elnidotransfer.com
Website
elnidotransfer.com
Bus from El Nido to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
elnidotransfer.com
Ferry operators
Montenegro Shipping and Ferries
Email
operations.msli@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Puerto Princesa to Lapuz Wharf Iloilo
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry from El Nido, Palawan to Coron
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
biyaheroes.com
Book at
12go.asia
Weesamexpress
Phone
(032)231-7737
Email
info@weesam.ph
Website
weesam.ph
Ferry from Iloilo to Bacolod
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
weesam.ph
Economy
$5
Tourist
$6
First Class
$7
Atienza Shipping Lines
Phone
+639998817266
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Coron to Manila
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21
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 Coron to Manila
Ave. Duration
11h
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
Car ferry from Manila to Dumaguete Port
Ave. Duration
26h
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
OceanJet
Phone
+63(32)255-7560
Email
customerservice@oceanjet.net
Website
oceanjet.net
Ferry from Tagbilaran to Dumaguete
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
oceanjet.net
Book at
12go.asia
Tourist Class
$17
Business Class
$24
Ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $13
Schedules at
oceanjet.net
Book at
12go.asia
Tourist Class
$13
Business Class
$24
Open Air
$12

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