There are 3 ways to get from Manila to Palawan by train, plane, bus or car 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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Train to Manila, fly  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Doroteo Jose LRT to Gil Puyat LRT
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) MNL - PPS

$57 - $201

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Car ferry  •  24 h 44 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila Pier 4 to Puerto Princesa Manila

$41 - $75

1 alternative option

Bus to Clark International, fly  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Trinoma to Clark International Airport
  2. Fly from Clark International (CRK) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) CRK - PPS

$278 - $1,125

Questions & Answers

The distance between Manila and Palawan is 566 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Palawan without a car is to car ferry which takes 24 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Manila to Palawan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Puerto Princesa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia Philippines offer flights from Manila Airport to Puerto Princesa Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Manila to Palawan.
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  • Distance: 354 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 40 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Palawan, MIMAROPA, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Manila to Palawan. However, you can take the train to Gil Puyat LRT, take the walk to Jam Liner/Atrium, take the Airport Bus to NAIA Terminal 2, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Puerto Princesa, then take the taxi to Palawan. Alternatively, you can take the bus to West Avenue, Quezon City, take the walk to Trinoma, take the bus to Clark International Airport, take the walk to Clark International airport, fly to Puerto Princesa, then take the taxi to Palawan.

Airlines
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $480
Flights from Clark International to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $410
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $370
Flights from Clark International to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,500
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $250
Train operators
Light rail Transit Authority
Website
lrta.gov.ph
Train from Doroteo Jose LRT to Gil Puyat LRT
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
lrta.gov.ph
Bus operators
Ferry operators
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila Pier 4 to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
24 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$27 - $40
Tourist Class
$35 - $45
Cabin
$55 - $60
Stateroom for 3
$128

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