There are 6 ways to get from Zamboanga to Iligan by plane, bus, taxi, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Cagayan, bus  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Cagayan (CGY) ZAM - CGY
  2. Take the bus from Initao to Iligan

$54 - $175

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Zamboanga to Iligan City

$7 - $17

4 alternative options

Fly to Cotabato, taxi  •  4 h 18 min

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

$93 - $209

Fly to Ozamis, car ferry  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Ozamis (OZC) ZAM - OZC
  2. Take the car ferry from Ozamis to Iligan

$57 - $218

Taxi  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Zamboanga to Iligan 253.3 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Zamboanga to Iligan 253.3 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Zamboanga, Philippines and Iligan, Philippines?

RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated) operates a bus from Zamboanga to Iligan every 3 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $17 and the journey takes 10 h 11 min.

Airlines
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Cagayan
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Zamboanga to Cagayan via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Zamboanga to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Zamboanga to Ozamis via Cebu
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $190
Flights from Zamboanga to Ozamis via Davao, Cebu
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Ozamis via Manila
Ave. Duration
9 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Zamboanga to Ozamis via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Ozamis via Manila
Ave. Duration
7 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $430
Bus operators
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Initao to Iligan
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Zamboanga to Iligan City
Ave. Duration
10 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $17
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 Ozamis to Iligan
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$6 - $28
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$7
Super Value Class
$7
Tourist Class
$7
Business Class for 6
$27
Cabin for 4
$28
Stateroom for 2
$55
Suiteroom for 2
$60
Other operators
Taxi from Cotabato to Iligan
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Zamboanga and Iligan is 281 km. The road distance is 405 km.

The cheapest way to get from Zamboanga to Iligan is to bus which costs ₱400 - ₱850 and takes 10 h 11 min.

The quickest way to get from Zamboanga to Iligan is to fly and bus which takes 3 h 15 min and costs ₱2,800 - ₱9,500.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zamboanga and arriving at Iligan City. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 11 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Zamboanga to Iligan, including transfers.