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There are 4 ways to get from Zamboanga to El Nido by plane, bus, car ferry or ferry

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Fly to El Nido  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to El Nido (ENI) ZAM - ENI

$105 - $410

Cheapest option

Car ferry, ferry, bus  •  47h 45m

  1. Take the car ferry from Zamboanga to Iloilo
  2. Take the ferry from Lapuz Wharf Iloilo to Puerto Princesa
  3. Take the bus from Puerto Princesa City to El Nido

$61 - $73

2 alternative options

Fly to Puerto Princesa, Mini Van  •  10h 10m

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Puerto Princesa (PPS) ZAM - PPS
  2. Take the Mini Van from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

$156 - $649

Car ferry, ferry  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the car ferry from Zamboanga to Manila
  2. Take the car ferry from Manila to Coron
  3. Take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan

$105 - $167

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zamboanga to El Nido is to car ferry and ferry and bus which costs ₱3,300 - ₱4,000 and takes 47h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Zamboanga to El Nido is to fly which costs ₱5,500 - ₱23,000 and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Zamboanga to El Nido. However, there are services departing from Zamboanga and arriving at El Nido, Palawan via Manila and Coron. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11h.

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The distance between Zamboanga and El Nido is 559 km.

The best way to get from Zamboanga to El Nido without a car is to car ferry and ferry and bus which takes 47h 45m and costs ₱3,300 - ₱4,000.

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It takes approximately 3h 57m to get from Zamboanga to El Nido, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Zamboanga Airport to El Nido Airport. The quickest flight takes 9h 50m and has one stopover.

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Cebgo, Cebu Pacific and Island Transvoyager offer flights from Zamboanga Airport to El Nido Airport.

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There are 242+ hotels available in El Nido. Prices start at $18 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Zamboanga to El Nido.
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  • Distance: 349.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 57m

What companies run services between Zamboanga, Philippines and El Nido, Philippines?

Cebu Pacific, Island Transvoyager and Cebgo fly from Zamboanga to El Nido every 2 hours.

Airlines
Island Transvoyager
Website
air-swift.com
Flights from Zamboanga to El Nido via Manila
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zamboanga to El Nido via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Flights from Zamboanga to El Nido via Davao, Manila
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zamboanga to El Nido via Mactan–Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Zamboanga to El Nido via Laguindingan, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zamboanga to Puerto Princesa via Manila, Iloilo
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Puerto Princesa via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Bus operators
El Nido Van Transfer
Email
tickets@elnidotransfer.com
Website
elnidotransfer.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
elnidotransfer.com
Cherry Bus Palawan
Phone
+63 48 434 0752
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa City to El Nido
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Ferry operators
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Zamboanga to Iloilo
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value
$29
Tourist Class
$35
Cabin for 4
$41
Car ferry from Zamboanga to Manila
Ave. Duration
37h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$50 - $70
Mega Value Class
$50 - $70
Tourist Class
$50 - $75
Cabin for 4
$70 - $85
Stateroom for 2
$140 - $170
Suiteroom for 2
$150 - $180
Car ferry from Manila to Coron
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$22 - $26
Tourist Class
$30 - $40
Cabin for 4
$35 - $50
Cabin for 6
$35 - $50
Stateroom for 3
$117
Montenegro Shipping and Ferries
Email
operations.msli@gmail.com
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Lapuz Wharf Iloilo to Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
24h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
facebook.com
Ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
biyaheroes.com
Book at
12go.asia
Atienza Shipping Lines
Phone
+639998817266
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Manila to Coron
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
facebook.com

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