There are 7 ways to get from Zamboanga to El Nido by plane, bus, ferry, car 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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Fly to El Nido  •  4 h 2 min

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

$105 - $410

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Car ferry  •  3 days 7 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Zamboanga to Manila Zamboanga
  2. Take the car ferry from Manila to El Nido

$84 - $115

5 alternative options

Fly to Puerto Princesa, Mini Van  •  10 h 25 min

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

$87 - $445

Fly to Busuanga, ferry  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Busuanga (USU) ZAM - USU
  2. Take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan

$158 - $556

Fly to San Jose, ferry  •  17 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to San Jose (SJI) ZAM - SJI
  2. Take the ferry from San Jose, Mindoro to Coron
  3. Take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan

$133 - $427

Car ferry, ferry  •  2 days 0 h

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

$85 - $155

Bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  2 days 16 h

  1. Take the bus from Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cagayan De Oro to Philtranco Pasay
  3. Take the bus from Partas Bus Station Pasay to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
  4. Take the ferry from San Jose, Mindoro to Coron
  5. Take the ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan

$105 - $158

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zamboanga to El Nido is to car ferry which costs ₱4,500 - ₱6,500 and takes 3 days 7 h.

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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 4 h 2 min.

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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 via Manila. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 7 h.

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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 which takes 2 days 0 h and costs ₱4,500 - ₱8,500.

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min 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 9 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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There are 214+ hotels available in El Nido. Prices start at $14 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: 4 h 2 min

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

Philippine Airlines, Island Transvoyager and Cebu Pacific fly from Zamboanga to El Nido 5 times a day.

Airlines
Island Transvoyager
Website
air-swift.com
Flights from Zamboanga to El Nido via Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zamboanga to El Nido via Cebu
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $500
Flights from Zamboanga to Busuanga via Manila, El Nido
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Puerto Princesa via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Zamboanga to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zamboanga to Puerto Princesa via Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Zamboanga to San Jose via Manila
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Flights from Zamboanga to San Jose via Davao, Manila
Ave. Duration
18 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Busuanga via Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Zamboanga to San Jose via Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Zamboanga to San Jose via Manila
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $380
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Puerto Princesa via Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Zamboanga to Busuanga via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Puerto Princesa via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Zamboanga to Puerto Princesa via Davao
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $470
Bus operators
El Nido Van Transfer
Website
elnidotransfer.com
Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
elnidotransfer.com
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro
Ave. Duration
12 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Schedules at
facebook.com
Philtranco
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Cagayan De Oro to Philtranco Pasay
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
philtranco.net
Partas
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Partas Bus Station Pasay to San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
Ferry operators
M/BCA Bunso Transport
Website
facebook.com
Ferry from Coron to El Nido, Palawan
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
Ferry from San Jose, Mindoro to Coron
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
Montenegro Shipping and Ferries
George and Peter Lines Inc.
Website
gplines.com
Car ferry from Zamboanga Port to Cebu
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
superferry2go.com
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Cebu to Manila
Ave. Duration
10 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$22 - $45
Super Value Class
$25 - $30
Tourist Class
$30 - $45
Cabin for 4
$30 - $45
Cabin for 6
$35 - $50
Stateroom for 2
$90 - $105
Suiteroom for 2
$99 - $104
Car ferry from Manila to Coron
Ave. Duration
15 h
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
$116
Car ferry from Zamboanga to Manila
Ave. Duration
42 h
Frequency
Once 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 - $170
Atienza Shipping Lines
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Manila to Coron
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
facebook.com
Car ferry from Manila to El Nido
Ave. Duration
36 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$32
Schedules at
facebook.com

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