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

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Bus  •  22h 3m

  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

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Car ferry, ferry  •  25h 30m

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

$32 - $43

Car ferry  •  27h

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

$32 - $45

Ferry  •  41h 30m

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

$34 - $36

Drive  •  12h 50m

  1. Drive from Zamboanga to Surigao 524 miles

$65 - $100

Fly  •  15h 24m

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

$68 - $256

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

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The quickest way to get from Zamboanga to Surigao is to drive which costs ₱3,600 - ₱5,500 and takes 12h 50m.

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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 22h 3m.

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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 City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 30m.

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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 22h 3m and costs ₱900 - ₱1,900.

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It takes approximately 22h 3m 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 22h 3m and costs ₱900 - ₱1,900. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs ₱3,600 - ₱14,000 and takes 15h 24m.

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There is no direct flight from Zamboanga Airport to Surigao Airport. The quickest flight takes 18h 25m 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: 22h 3m

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 22h 3m. Alternatively, Cebgo and Cebu Pacific fly from Zamboanga to Surigao every 4 hours.

Airlines
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Zamboanga to Surigao via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
18h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $350
Flights from Zamboanga to Surigao via Laguindingan, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Zamboanga to Surigao via Manila, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
15h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zamboanga to Surigao via Davao, Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $390
Bus operators
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
facebook.com
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus from Cagayan de Oro to Butuan
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Bus from Butuan to Surigao
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Ferry operators
George and Peter Lines Inc.
Phone
(032) 254-5154
Website
gplines.com
Car ferry from Zamboanga Port to Cebu
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
superferry2go.com
Cokaliong Shipping
Phone
(032) 232-7211
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Cebu City to Surigao
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
$16
Tourist
$20
Cabin
$26
Ferry from Cebu to Surigao
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $17
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
$16
Tourist
$17
Cabin
$66
Medallion Transport Inc.
Phone
+63 32 416 6300
Website
medalliontransportinc.com
Car ferry from Cebu to Surigao
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $28
Schedules at
medalliontransportinc.com
Book at
book.medalliontransportinc.com
Business
$22
Tourist
$20
Deluxe
$28
Economy
$16
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Zamboanga to Surigao bus services, operated by Bachelor Express, arrive at Surigao station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Zamboanga to Surigao is 838 km. It takes approximately 12h 50m to drive from Zamboanga to Surigao.

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Cebu Pacific and Cebgo offer flights from Zamboanga Airport to Surigao Airport.

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There are 11+ hotels available in Surigao. Prices start at $13 USD per night.

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