There are 2 ways to get from Kota Kinabalu to El Nido by plane, bus or 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 to Puerto Princesa, Mini Van  •  13 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) BKI - PPS
  2. Take the Mini Van from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

$126 - $966

Cheapest option

Fly to Busuanga, ferry  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Kota Kinabalu (BKI) to Busuanga (USU) BKI - USU
  2. Take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan

$103 - $348

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The cheapest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to El Nido is to fly and ferry which costs RM 410 - RM 1400 and takes 10 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Kota Kinabalu to El Nido is to fly and ferry which takes 10 h 30 min and costs RM 410 - RM 1400.

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The distance between Kota Kinabalu and El Nido is 684 km.

It takes approximately 13 h 13 min to get from Kota Kinabalu to El Nido, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and El Nido, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Kota Kinabalu to El Nido. However, you can take the taxi to Kota Kinabalu airport, fly to Puerto Princesa, then take the Mini Van to El Nido. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Kota Kinabalu airport, fly to Busuanga, take the taxi to Coron, then take the ferry to El Nido.

Airlines
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Busuanga via Manila
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $300
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $440
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Puerto Princesa via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Kota Kinabalu to Puerto Princesa via Kuala Lumpur, Manila
Ave. Duration
12 h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Bus operators
El Nido Private Shuttle
Website
elnidopalawan.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
elnidopalawan.com
Ferry operators
M/BCA Bunso Transport
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
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