There are 6 ways to get from El Nido to Dumaguete by plane, bus, 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.

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Fly El Nido to Dumaguete  •  4 h 6 min

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

$74 - $297

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Bus, ferry  •  40 h 42 min

  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

$40 - $47

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Mini Van to Puerto Princesa, fly to Dumaguete  •  10 h 48 min

  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 Cebu, ferry  •  8 h 54 min

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

$146 - $334

Fly El Nido to Tagbilaran, ferry  •  6 h 52 min

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

$85 - $453

Car ferry  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the car ferry from El Nido to Manila
  2. Take the car ferry from Manila to Dumaguete Port Manila

$81 - $96

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from El Nido to Dumaguete is to bus and ferry which costs ₱2,100 - ₱2,600 and takes 40 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from El Nido to Dumaguete is to fly which costs ₱4,000 - ₱17,000 and takes 4 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from El Nido to Dumaguete. However, there are services departing from El Nido and arriving at Dumaguete Port via Manila. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 10 h.

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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 40 h 42 min and costs ₱2,100 - ₱2,600.

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It takes approximately 4 h 6 min 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 9 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Cebgo, Island Transvoyager and Cebu Pacific offer flights from El Nido Airport to Dumaguete Airport.

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There are 133+ hotels available in Dumaguete. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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The best way to get from El Nido to El Nido Airport is to taxi which takes 7 min 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: 4 h 6 min

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

Island Transvoyager, Cebgo and two other airlines fly from El Nido to Dumaguete every 4 hours.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from El Nido to Dumaguete via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from El Nido to Dumaguete via Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Dumaguete via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $390
Flights from El Nido to Tagbilaran via Manila
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Dumaguete via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from El Nido to Tagbilaran via Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from El Nido to Dumaguete via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $300
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Dumaguete via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Island Transvoyager
Website
air-swift.com
Flights from El Nido to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from El Nido to Tagbilaran via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from El Nido to Tagbilaran via Puerto Princesa, Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Bus operators
El Nido Van Transfer
Website
elnidotransfer.com
Bus from El Nido to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
elnidotransfer.com
Cherry Bus Palawan
Website
cherrybuspalawan.com
Bus from El Nido to Puerto Princesa City
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
cherrybuspalawan.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Ceres Liner
Bus from Bacolod to Dumaguete
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
bacolodpages.com
Ferry operators
SuperCat Ferry
Website
supercat.com.ph
Ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
supercat.com.ph
OceanJet
Website
oceanjet.net
Ferry from Tagbilaran to Dumaguete
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
oceanjet.net
Book at
12go.asia
Tourist Class
$13
Business Class
$19
Montenegro Shipping and Ferries
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Puerto Princesa to Lapuz Wharf Iloilo
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
facebook.com
Weesamexpress
Website
weesam.ph
Ferry from Iloilo to Bacolod
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 El Nido to Manila
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$32
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 Manila to Dumaguete Port
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
$62 - $65
Stateroom for 2
$129 - $133

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