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There are 5 ways to get from General Santos to Cebu City by plane, taxi, car ferry, bus, ferry or bus and ferry

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Fly  •  2 h 17 min

  1. Fly from General Santos (GES) to Mactan–Cebu (CEB) GES - CEB

$60 - $226

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  19 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from General Santos Bulaong Terminal to Agora, Cagayan de Oro
  2. Take the ferry from Cagayan De Oro to Cebu

$28 - $35

3 alternative options

Taxi, carferry  •  14 h 31 min

  1. Take a taxi from General Santos to Cagayan de Oro
  2. Take the carferry from Cagayan de Oro to Cebu City Cagayan De Oro - Cebu

$124 - $147

Bus, car ferry  •  23 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from YBL General Santos to Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Agora, Cagayan de Oro
  3. Take the car ferry from Cagayan De Oro Port to Cebu Pier 1

$31 - $37

Bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  25 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from YBL General Santos to Digos City
  2. Take the bus from Digos to Davao City
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Davao City to Ormoc
  4. Take the ferry from Ormoc to Cebu

$33 - $51

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from General Santos to Cebu City is to bus and ferry which costs ₱1,400 - ₱2,000 and takes 19 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from General Santos to Cebu City is to fly which costs ₱3,200 - ₱13,000 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between General Santos and Cebu City is 488 km.

The best way to get from General Santos to Cebu City without a car is to taxi and carferry which takes 14 h 31 min and costs ₱6,500 - ₱8,000.

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It takes approximately 2 h 17 min to get from General Santos to Cebu City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from General Santos Airport to Mactan–Cebu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from General Santos Airport to Mactan–Cebu Airport.

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There are 1147+ hotels available in Cebu City. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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The best way to get from General Santos to General Santos Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs ₱230 - ₱280.

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Map of how to get from General Santos to Cebu City.
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  • Distance: 305.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

What companies run services between General Santos, Philippines and Cebu City, Philippines?

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly from General Santos to Cebu City twice daily.

Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from General Santos to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from General Santos to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Bus operators
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from General Santos Bulaong Terminal to Agora, Cagayan de Oro
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Davao City to Agora, Cagayan de Oro
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Yellow Bus Lines
Phone
(63) (83) 228-2511
Email
customerservice.ybl@yahoo.com
Website
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from YBL General Santos to Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from YBL General Santos to Digos City
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from Digos to Davao Ecoland Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Davao Metro Shuttle
Phone
+6382.2992961,+63922.8382416
Email
admin@davaometroshuttle.com
Website
davaometroshuttle.com
Bus from Digos to Davao City
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
davaometroshuttle.com
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus and ferry from Davao City to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Ferry operators
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Cagayan de Oro to Cebu City
Ave. Duration
8 h 31 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$21
Super Value Class
$21
Tourist Class
$22
Cabin for 4
$25
Stateroom for 2
$67
Suiteroom for 2
$89
Trans Asia Shipping
Phone
+63 32 254 6491
Website
transasiashipping.com
Ferry from Cagayan De Oro to Cebu
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $23
Schedules at
transasiashipping.com
2nd class non-air
$21
Tourist
$23
Private Room for 2
$76
Private Room (Bed)2
$76
SuperCat Ferry
Phone
(+63 32) 233-7000
Email
SuperCat-Customercare@2go.com.ph
Website
supercat.com.ph
Ferry from Ormoc to Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
supercat.com.ph
Other operators
Taxi from General Santos to Cagayan de Oro
Ave. Duration
6 h
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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