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There are 6 ways to get from Iloilo City to Samar by plane, ferry, car, car ferry or bus

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

Fly  •  3h 3m

  1. Fly from Iloilo (ILO) to Tacloban (TAC) ILO - TAC

$54 - $191

Cheapest option

Ferry, car ferry, Mini Van  •  21h 44m

  1. Take the ferry from Iloilo to Cebu
  2. Take the car ferry from Cebu to Ormoc
  3. Take the Mini Van from Ormoc to VS Grand Tours Tacloban

$25 - $45

4 alternative options

Ferry, drive, car ferry  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the ferry from Iloilo to Bacolod
  2. Drive from Bacolod to San Carlos
  3. Take the car ferry from San Carlos to Toledo
  4. Take the ferry from Cebu to Ormoc
  5. Drive from Ormoc to Tacloban

$42 - $63

Ferry, drive, car ferry via Toledo  •  10h 32m

  1. Take the ferry from Iloilo to Bacolod
  2. Drive from Bacolod to San Carlos
  3. Take the car ferry from San Carlos to Toledo
  4. Take the ferry from Cebu to Ormoc
  5. Drive from Ormoc to Tacloban

$41 - $65

Ferry, Mini Van  •  18h 35m

  1. Take the ferry from Iloilo to Cebu
  2. Take the ferry from Cebu to Ormoc
  3. Take the Mini Van from Ormoc to VS Grand Tours Tacloban

$31 - $50

Ferry, car ferry  •  30h 13m

  1. Take the ferry from Iloilo to Cebu
  2. Take the car ferry from Cebu to Tacloban

$29 - $38

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Iloilo City to Samar is to ferry and car ferry which costs ₱1,500 - ₱2,100 and takes 30h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Iloilo City to Samar is to fly which costs ₱2,900 - ₱11,000 and takes 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Iloilo City to Samar. However, there are services departing from Iloilo and arriving at Tacloban via Cebu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 13m.

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The distance between Iloilo City and Samar is 294 km.

The best way to get from Iloilo City to Samar without a car is to ferry and Mini Van which takes 18h 35m and costs ₱1,600 - ₱2,800.

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It takes approximately 3h 3m to get from Iloilo City to Samar, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Iloilo Airport to Tacloban Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 35m and has one stopover.

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Cebgo, AirAsia Philippines, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Iloilo Airport to Tacloban Airport.

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There are four+ hotels available in Samar. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Iloilo City to Iloilo Airport is to taxi which takes 19m and costs ₱340 - ₱410.

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Map of how to get from Iloilo City to Samar.
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  • Distance: 183.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 3m

What companies run services between Iloilo City, Philippines and Samar, Philippines?

Philippine Airlines, AirAsia Philippines and two other airlines fly from Iloilo City to Tacloban every 4 hours.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Iloilo to Tacloban via Manila
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Iloilo to Tacloban via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $350
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Iloilo to Tacloban via Manila
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $500
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Iloilo to Tacloban via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Bus operators
VS Grand Tours
Phone
+63 55 251 5243
Email
corporate@vsgrandtours.com
Website
vsgrandtours.com
Bus from Ormoc to VS Grand Tours Tacloban
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
vsgrandtours.com
Book at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
OceanJet
Phone
+63(32)255-7560
Email
customerservice@oceanjet.net
Website
oceanjet.net
Ferry from Iloilo to Bacolod
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
oceanjet.net
Open Air / Tourist Class
$6
Ferry from Cebu to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $23
Schedules at
oceanjet.net
Book at
12go.asia
Tourist Class
$19
Business Class
$23
E.B. Aznar Shipping Corporation
Phone
+63 32 238 0042
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from San Carlos to Toledo
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
facebook.com
SuperCat Ferry
Phone
(+63 32) 233-7000
Email
SuperCat-Customercare@2go.com.ph
Website
supercat.com.ph
Ferry from Cebu to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
supercat.com.ph
Book at
12go.asia
Cokaliong Shipping
Phone
(032) 232-7211
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Iloilo to Cebu
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
$15
Tourist
$17
Cabin
$19
Suite Room
$45
Trans Asia Shipping
Phone
+63 32 254 6491
Website
transasiashipping.com
Ferry from Iloilo to Cebu City
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Schedules at
transasiashipping.com
Book at
booking.transasiashipping.com
Private
$45
Cabin
$25
Tourist
$21
2nd Class
$19
Car ferry from Cebu to Tacloban
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
transasiashipping.com
Book at
booking.transasiashipping.com
Roble Shipping Inc.
Phone
(032) 419-1190 to 95
Website
2gopromofares.com
Car ferry from Cebu to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Schedules at
2gopromofares.com
Executive
$18
Business
$13
Tourist
$10
Economy non-ac
$8

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