There are 5 ways to get from Manila to Samal by train, plane, bus, car ferry, ferry or bus and 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  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Doroteo Jose LRT to Gil Puyat LRT
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Davao (DVO) MNL - DVO

$42 - $189

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Bus to Luzon Island, fly  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Trinoma to Clark International Airport
  2. Fly from Luzon Island (CRK) to Davao (DVO) CRK - DVO

$68 - $393

Car ferry, bus, Local Banca via Butuan  •  31 h 36 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Nasipit Pier, Butuan
  2. Take the bus from Butuan to Davao City
  3. Take the Local Banca from Davao City to Samal

$51 - $79

Bus and ferry, Local Banca  •  37 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
  2. Take the Local Banca from Davao City to Samal

$48 - $80

Car ferry, bus, Local Banca  •  42 h 41 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port
  2. Take the bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to Davao City
  3. Take the Local Banca from Davao City to Samal

$44 - $72

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to Samal is to car ferry and bus and Local Banca which costs ₱2,300 - ₱3,900 and takes 42 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Samal is to train and fly which costs ₱2,200 - ₱11,000 and takes 5 h 35 min.

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The distance between Manila and Samal is 983 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 35 min to get from Manila to Samal, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Davao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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

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There are 220+ hotels available in Samal. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Samal.
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  • Distance: 614.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 35 min

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

There is no direct connection from Manila to Samal. 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 Davao, take the walk to Davao City, take the Local Banca to Samal, then take the taxi to Samal. 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 Luzon Island airport, fly to Davao, take the walk to Davao City, take the Local Banca to Samal, then take the taxi to Samal.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Bacolod
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Luzon Island to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Manila to Davao via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Flights from Luzon Island to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $380
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
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus from Butuan to Davao City
Ave. Duration
6 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Philtranco
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
philtranco.net
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to Davao City
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry operators
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila to Nasipit Pier, Butuan
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$35 - $50
Tourist Class
$40 - $50
Cabin for 4
$45 - $55
Stateroom for 2
$105 - $115
Suiteroom for 2
$120
Car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$35
Super Value Class
$35
Tourist Class
$41
Cabin
$56
Stateroom for 2
$120
Suiteroom for 2
$124
Local Banca
Ferry from Davao City to Samal
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1

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