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There are 5 ways to get from Manila to Dapitan by plane, taxi, car, ferry, car ferry or bus and ferry

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Fly to Dipolog  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Dipolog (DPL) MNL - DPL

$78 - $441

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  32 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Dapitan Manila

$50 - $85

3 alternative options

Fly to Ozamis, taxi  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Ozamis (OZC) MNL - OZC
  2. Take a taxi from Ozamis to Dapitan

$108 - $279

Fly to Laguindingan, drive, ferry  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Laguindingan (CGY) MNL - CGY
  2. Drive from Laguindingan to Iligan
  3. Take the ferry from Iligan to Ozamis
  4. Drive from Ozamis to Dapitan

$71 - $220

Bus and ferry  •  42 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Bulua, Cagayan de Oro to Dipolog

$60 - $94

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to Dapitan is to car ferry which costs ₱2,800 - ₱4,400 and takes 32 h.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Dapitan is to fly which costs ₱4,200 - ₱24,000 and takes 3 h 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Manila and arriving at Dapitan. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 32 h.

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The distance between Manila and Dapitan is 713 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Dapitan without a car is to car ferry which takes 32 h and costs ₱2,800 - ₱4,400.

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It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to get from Manila to Dapitan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Dipolog Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Manila Airport to Dipolog Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Dapitan. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Dapitan.
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  • Distance: 445.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 16 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Dapitan, Philippines?

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila to Dapitan twice daily.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Dipolog
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Manila to Ozamis
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Manila to Laguindingan
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Manila to Laguindingan via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Manila to Laguindingan via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Dipolog
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $850
Flights from Manila to Ozamis
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Manila to Ozamis via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Manila to Laguindingan
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Manila to Laguindingan via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Laguindingan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Bus operators
Philtranco
Phone
(632) 851-8077 to 79
Email
marketing@philtranco.com.ph
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
philtranco.net
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus and ferry from Bulua, Cagayan de Oro to Dipolog
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
Cokaliong Shipping
Phone
(032) 232-7211
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Iligan to Ozamis
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$3 - $23
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
$4
Tourist
$5
Cabin
$7
Suite Room
$23
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila to Dapitan
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$50 - $65
Mega Value Class
$50 - $70
Tourist Class
$55 - $75
Cabin for 4
$70 - $85
Stateroom for 2
$140 - $170
Suiteroom for 2
$140 - $170
Other operators
Taxi from Ozamis to Dapitan
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45

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