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There are 5 ways to get from Samar to Cebu City by taxi, ferry, bus, car ferry or plane

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Taxi, ferry  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take a taxi from Tacloban to Ormoc
  2. Take the ferry from Ormoc to Cebu

$45 - $50

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  16 h 30 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Tacloban to Cebu

$14

3 alternative options

Mini Van, ferry  •  5 h 35 min

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

$16

Fly from Tacloban  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Tacloban (TAC) to Mactan–Cebu (CEB) TAC - CEB

$23 - $195

Fly from Calbayog  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Calbayog (CYP) to Mactan–Cebu (CEB) CYP - CEB

$33 - $114

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Samar to Cebu City is to car ferry which costs ₱750 and takes 16 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Samar to Cebu City is to fly which costs ₱1,200 - ₱11,000 and takes 1 h 59 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Tacloban and arriving at Cebu. Services depart once a week, and operate Thursday. The journey takes approximately 16 h 30 min.

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The distance between Samar and Cebu City is 208 km.

The best way to get from Samar to Cebu City without a car is to taxi and ferry which takes 3 h 35 min and costs ₱2,400 - ₱2,700.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Samar to Cebu City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tacloban Airport to Mactan–Cebu Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Cebgo and Philippine Airlines offer flights from Tacloban Airport to Mactan–Cebu Airport.

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There are 1128+ hotels available in Cebu City. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Samar to Tacloban Airport is to taxi which takes 8 min and costs ₱170 - ₱210.

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Map of how to get from Samar to Cebu City.
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  • Distance: 129.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

Cebgo and Philippine Airlines fly from Tacloban to Cebu City 3 times a day.

Airlines
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Tacloban to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $75
Flights from Calbayog to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$29 - $110
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Tacloban to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $370
Bus operators
VS Grand Tours
Phone
+63 55 251 5243
Email
corporate@vsgrandtours.com
Website
vsgrandtours.com
Bus from VS Grand Tours Tacloban to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
vsgrandtours.com
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Ferry operators
SuperCat Ferry
Phone
(+63 32) 233-7000
Email
SuperCat-Customercare@2go.com.ph
Website
supercat.com.ph
Ferry from Ormoc to Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
supercat.com.ph
Trans Asia Shipping
Other operators
Taxi from Tacloban to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40

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