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There are 6 ways to get from Zamboanga to General Santos by plane, bus, taxi or car

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Fly to Davao, bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Davao (DVO) ZAM - DVO
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Digos
  3. Take the bus from Digos City to YBL General Santos

$186 - $393

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Bus  •  21h

  1. Take the bus from Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro
  2. Take the bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to General Santos Bulaong Terminal

$16 - $29

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Fly to General Santos  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to General Santos (GES) ZAM - GES

$93 - $364

Fly to Cotabato, taxi  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Cotabato (CBO) ZAM - CBO
  2. Take a taxi from Cotabato to General Santos

$89 - $199

Bus via Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal  •  23h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro
  2. Take the bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to Davao City
  3. Take the bus from Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal to YBL General Santos

$21 - $34

Drive  •  9h 38m

  1. Drive from Zamboanga to General Santos 398.1 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Zamboanga to General Santos is to bus which costs ₱850 - ₱1,600 and takes 21h.

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The quickest way to get from Zamboanga to General Santos is to fly and taxi which costs ₱4,700 - ₱11,000 and takes 3h 37m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zamboanga to General Santos. However, there are services departing from Zamboanga and arriving at General Santos Bulaong Terminal via Agora, Cagayan de Oro. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21h.

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The distance between Zamboanga and General Santos is 354 km. The road distance is 636.9 km.

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The best way to get from Zamboanga to General Santos without a car is to bus which takes 21h and costs ₱850 - ₱1,600.

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It takes approximately 5h 10m to get from Zamboanga to General Santos, including transfers.

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Zamboanga to General Santos bus services, operated by RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated), depart from Zamboanga station.

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The best way to get from Zamboanga to General Santos is to fly which takes 4h 36m and costs ₱4,900 - ₱20,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₱850 - ₱1,600 and takes 21h.

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The quickest flight from Zamboanga Airport to Davao Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Zamboanga to General Santos bus services, operated by RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated), arrive at General Santos Bulaong Terminal station.

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  • Distance: 221 miles
  • Duration: 5h 10m

What companies run services between Zamboanga, Philippines and General Santos, Philippines?

Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines fly from Zamboanga to General Santos 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Zamboanga to General Santos via Agora, Cagayan de Oro in around 21h.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Davao
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Zamboanga to General Santos via Manila
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Davao
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Bus operators
Davao Metro Shuttle
Yellow Bus Lines
Phone
(63) (83) 228-2511
Email
customerservice.ybl@yahoo.com
Website
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from Davao Ecoland Bus Terminal to Digos
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
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Bus from Digos City to YBL General Santos
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
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Bus from Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal to YBL General Santos
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
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Bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to General Santos Bulaong Terminal
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
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Bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to Davao City
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $12
Schedules at
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Other operators
Taxi from Cotabato to General Santos
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Estimated price
$50 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Zamboanga to General Santos is 637 km. It takes approximately 9h 38m to drive from Zamboanga to General Santos.

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Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines offer flights from Zamboanga Airport to Davao Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in General Santos. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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