There are 6 ways to get from El Nido to Malapascua Island by ferry, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, taxi 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

Ferry, car ferry, bus  •  45 h 11 min

  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 Cebu
  4. Take the bus from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Maya
  5. Take the ferry from Maya to Malapuscua

$73 - $142

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry, bus and ferry, taxi  •  47 h 49 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 and ferry from Bacolod to Tabuelan
  5. Take a taxi from Tabuelan to Maya
  6. Take the ferry from Maya to Malapuscua

$61 - $79

4 alternative options

Mini Van to Puerto Princesa, fly to Cebu, bus, ferry  •  15 h 4 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from El Nido to Puerto Princesa
  2. Fly from Puerto Princesa (PPS) to Cebu (CEB) PPS - CEB
  3. Take the bus from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Maya
  4. Take the ferry from Maya to Malapuscua

$67 - $324

Fly El Nido to Cebu, bus, ferry  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Fly from El Nido (ENI) to Cebu (CEB) ENI - CEB
  2. Take the bus from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Maya
  3. Take the ferry from Maya to Malapuscua

$129 - $312

Fly El Nido to Bacolod, Local Boat, car ferry, ferry  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Fly from El Nido (ENI) to Bacolod (BCD) ENI - BCD
  2. Take the Local Boat from Cadiz City Port to Bantayan
  3. Take the car ferry from Bantayan to Hagnaya Port, San Remigio
  4. Take the ferry from Maya to Malapuscua

$87 - $298

Fly El Nido to Tacloban, Mini Van, taxi, Local Banca, ferry  •  12 h 8 min

  1. Fly from El Nido (ENI) to Tacloban (TAC) ENI - TAC
  2. Take the Mini Van from Tacloban City to VS Grand Tours Catbalogan
  3. Take the Mini Van from VS Grand Tours Catbalogan to VS Grand Tours Calbayog
  4. Take a taxi from VS Grand Tours Calbayog to San Isidro
  5. Take the Local Banca from San Isidro to Maya
  6. Take the ferry from Maya to Malapuscua

$122 - $383

Questions & Answers

The distance between El Nido and Malapascua Island is 515 km.

The best way to get from El Nido to Malapascua Island without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and ferry and taxi which takes 47 h 49 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 45 h 11 min to get from El Nido to Malapascua Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Puerto Princesa Airport to Cebu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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

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There are 33+ hotels available in Malapascua Island. Prices start at $13 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 .

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Map of how to get from El Nido to Malapascua Island.
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  • Distance: 322.1 miles
  • Duration: 45 h 11 min

What companies run services between El Nido, Philippines and Malapascua Island, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from El Nido to Logon. However, you can take the ferry to Coron, take the car ferry to Manila, take the drive to Manila, take the car ferry to Cebu, take the drive to Cebu North Bus Terminal, take the bus to Maya, then take the ferry to Malapuscua. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Puerto Princesa City, take the walk to Puerto Princesa, take the ferry to Lapuz Wharf Iloilo, take the walk to Iloilo, take the ferry to Bacolod, take the taxi to Bacolod, take the bus and ferry to Tabuelan, take the taxi to Maya, then take the ferry to Malapuscua.

Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $410
Flights from El Nido to Cebu via Manila
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from El Nido to Bacolod via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from El Nido to Bacolod via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from El Nido to Tacloban via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from El Nido to Tacloban via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $160
Flights from El Nido to Cebu via Manila
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from El Nido to Bacolod via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $270
Flights from El Nido to Tacloban via Manila
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $340
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Puerto Princesa to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Bus operators
Ceres Liner
Bus from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Maya
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Bus and ferry from Bacolod to Tabuelan
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Schedules at
superferrypromofare.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
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
VS Grand Tours
Website
vsgrandtours.com
Bus from Tacloban City to VS Grand Tours Catbalogan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
vsgrandtours.com
Book at
facebook.com
Bus from VS Grand Tours Catbalogan to VS Grand Tours Calbayog
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
vsgrandtours.com
Book at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
M/BCA Bunso Transport
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from El Nido, Palawan to Coron
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
Montenegro Shipping and Ferries
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from El Nido, Palawan to Coron
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
biyaheroes.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Puerto Princesa to Lapuz Wharf Iloilo
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23
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
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
Car ferry from Manila to Cebu
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$22 - $45
Super Value Class
$26 - $30
Tourist Class
$30 - $45
Cabin for 4
$30 - $45
Cabin for 6
$35 - $50
Stateroom for 2
$90 - $105
Suiteroom for 2
$100 - $104
Atienza Shipping Lines
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Coron to Manila
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
facebook.com
ferry
Ferry from Maya to Malapuscua
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
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
Local Boat
Ferry from Cadiz City Port to Bantayan
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6
E.B. Aznar Shipping Corporation
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Bantayan to Hagnaya Port, San Remigio
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Local Banca
Ferry from San Isidro to Maya
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Other operators
Taxi from Tabuelan to Maya
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Estimated price
$20 - $25

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