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

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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Bus  •  22 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Zamboanga to Cagayan de Oro
  2. Take the bus from Cagayan de Oro to Butuan
  3. Take the bus from Butuan to Surigao

$17 - $35

5 alternative options

Car ferry  •  27 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Zamboanga Port to Cebu
  2. Take the car ferry from Cebu to Surigao

$32 - $45

Ferry  •  42 h 30 min

  1. Take the ferry from Zamboanga City to Cebu
  2. Take the ferry from Cebu to Surigao

$33 - $35

Drive  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Zamboanga to Surigao 524 miles

$65 - $100

Fly to Surigao  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Surigao (SUG) ZAM - SUG

$124 - $440

Fly to Butuan, bus  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Butuan (BXU) ZAM - BXU
  2. Take the bus from Butuan to Surigao

$50 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Zamboanga to Surigao is to bus which costs ₱900 - ₱1,900 and takes 22 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zamboanga to Surigao is to fly and bus which costs ₱2,700 - ₱10,000 and takes 6 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Zamboanga to Surigao. However, there are services departing from Zamboanga and arriving at Surigao via Cagayan de Oro and Butuan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 3 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Zamboanga to Surigao. However, there are services departing from Zamboanga Port and arriving at Surigao via Cebu. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27 h.

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The distance between Zamboanga and Surigao is 494 km. The road distance is 838.4 km.

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The best way to get from Zamboanga to Surigao without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 3 min and costs ₱900 - ₱1,900.

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It takes approximately 22 h 3 min to get from Zamboanga to Surigao, including transfers.

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Zamboanga to Surigao 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 Surigao is to bus which takes 22 h 3 min and costs ₱900 - ₱1,900. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ₱6,500 - ₱24,000 and takes 11 h 24 min.

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There is no direct flight from Zamboanga Airport to Surigao Airport. The quickest flight takes 16 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Zamboanga to Surigao.
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  • Distance: 308.8 miles
  • Duration: 22 h 3 min

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

You can take a bus from Zamboanga to Surigao via Cagayan de Oro and Butuan in around 22 h 3 min. Alternatively, Cebgo, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines fly from Zamboanga to Surigao 4 times a day.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Butuan via Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Zamboanga to Butuan via Cebu, Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Zamboanga to Butuan via Davao, Manila
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Surigao via Cebu
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $440
Flights from Zamboanga to Surigao via Manila, Cebu
Ave. Duration
11 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zamboanga to Surigao via Cagayan, Cebu
Ave. Duration
21 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Zamboanga to Butuan via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $300
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Butuan via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Bus operators
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
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus from Cagayan de Oro to Butuan
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Bus from Butuan to Surigao
Ave. Duration
2 h 33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Ferry operators
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
Medallion Transport Inc.
Phone
(032)4121121
Website
facebook.com
Car ferry from Cebu to Surigao
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
medalliontransportinc.com
Book at
book.medalliontransportinc.com
Business
$22
Tourist
$19
Deluxe
$28
Economy
$16
Trans Asia Shipping
Website
transasiashipping.com
Ferry from Zamboanga City to Cebu
Ave. Duration
32 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
transasiashipping.com
Book at
transasiashipping.com
Cokaliong Shipping
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Cebu to Surigao
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
$16
Tourist
$17
Cabin
$66

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