There are 5 ways to get from Iligan to Zamboanga by bus, plane, taxi or car

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 to Cagayan, fly  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Iligan to Initao
  2. Fly from Cagayan (CGY) to Zamboanga (ZAM) CGY - ZAM

$35 - $108

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Iligan City to Zamboanga

$9 - $16

3 alternative options

Taxi to Cotabato, fly  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take a taxi from Iligan to Cotabato
  2. Fly from Cotabato (CBO) to Zamboanga (ZAM) CBO - ZAM

$80 - $153

Taxi  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Iligan to Zamboanga 295.9 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Iligan to Zamboanga 295.9 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iligan to Zamboanga is to bus which costs ₱500 - ₱850 and takes 10 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Iligan to Zamboanga is to bus and fly which costs ₱1,800 - ₱6,000 and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Iligan and Zamboanga is 281 km. The road distance is 473.4 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Iligan to Zamboanga, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Iligan City and arriving at Zamboanga. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 12 min.

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There are five+ hotels available in Zamboanga. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Iligan to Zamboanga.
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  • Distance: 175.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 45 min

What companies run services between Iligan, Philippines and Zamboanga, Philippines?

RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated) operates a bus from Iligan to Zamboanga every 3 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $16 and the journey takes 10 h 12 min.

Airlines
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Cagayan to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$25 - $95
Flights from Cotabato to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$22 - $85
Bus operators
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Iligan to Initao
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Iligan City to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
10 h 12 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
facebook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Iligan to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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