Jan 13, 2015

How to Get to Boracay | Transportation Guide


Boracay is a relatively  small island located northwest of Panay in the Western Visayas Region of the Philippines. You probably saw this in Brochures, Magazines, Ads, Web, Tv Commercials and had been wanting to go here but you don't know how? Don't overthink you can get to this paradise as easy as pie. Boracay can be reach either by boat, ferry, plane and bus. Details below.

By Air

You cannot fly directly to Boracay, Boracay does not have an airport. The easiest way to get here is to fly from  Manila or Cebu hubs to Caticlan. Caticlan is the jump off port to catch a ferry or banca boat to Boracay Island. Transfer time from Caticlan Airport to Caticlan Ferry Terminal is around 10-15 min. From there, you have to travel by boat (banca) for 20 min to get to Boracay. Updated 2015  schedules to Caticlan by two major flight carriers, Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines below.

Cebu Pacific Air | Tiger Air

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Manila to Caticlan - Daily flights 0530 | 0600 | 0630 | 0825 | 11:30 | 12:05 | 14:35 | 15:15

Manila to Caticlan via Cebu

Cebu to Caticlan - Daily flights 08:15 | 14:55


Philippine Airlines | Pal Express (Code Share)
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Manila to Caticlan - Daily flights 06:00 | 07:00 | 08:25 | 09:25 | 09:40 | 11:15 | 11:55 | 12:30 | 14:05 | 15:10 

0325 to 0435 Manila to Cebu 
0815 to 0925 Cebu to Caticlan
0325 to 0435 Manila to Cebu 
0855 to 0955 Cebu to Caticlan
0420 to 0535 Manila to Cebu 
0815 to 0925 Cebu to Caticlan
0420 to 0535 Manila to Cebu  
0855 to 0955 Cebu to Caticlan
0455 to 0615 Manila to Cebu 
0815 to 0925 Cebu to Caticlan
0455 to 0615 Manila to Cebu  
0855 to 0955 Cebu to Caticlan
0515 to 0635 Manila to Cebu  
0815 to 0925 Cebu to Caticlan
0515 to 0635 Manila to Cebu  
0855 to 0955 Cebu to Caticlan
0615 to 0735 Manila to Cebu  
1455 to 1605 Cebu to Caticlan
0710 to 0825 Manila to Cebu  
1455 to 1605 Cebu to Caticlan
1020 to 1135 Manila to Cebu  
1455 to 1605 Cebu to Caticlan
1210 to 1330 Manila to Cebu  
1455 to 1605 Cebu to Caticlan


Kalibo flights are less cheaper than flights to Caticlan. However, one must travel an hour and a half by air conditioned bus or private mini van, which will take you to Caticlan. Updated 2015  schedules to Kalibo from Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia Philippines below.


Cebu Pacific Air | Tiger Air

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Manila to Kalibo - Daily flights 10:00 | 10:45 | 17:00| 17:30 | 22:05
Cebu to Kalibo   - Daily flights  0950


Philippine Airlines | Pal Express (Code Share)
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Manila to Kalibo - Daily flights 08:25 | 17:00| 18:15


AirAsia Philippines | AirAsia Zest
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Manila to Kalibo - Daily flights 09:45 | 10:45| 15:10 | 17:35 | 20:50


By Land

Boracay is merely 5 hours away from Iloilo City. If your coming from Iloilo, one can take Ceres bus or van bound for Caticlan at Tagbak Terminal along Mcarthur Highway in Jaro, Iloilo City.

Bus
Ceres buses have spacious legrooms, comfortable seats and have two stopovers, one for lunch and the other one is in Kalibo. Bus departs every hour until midnight and the last boat to Boracay is 9pm. Bus fare is pegged at Php 346.

Van
The travel time via van is about 4 hours, but you have to wait until the van gets full before it departs Tagbak. Van fare is pegged at Php 400. (This is ideal to those who travel in groups.)

Getting to Tagbak Terminal

• From Iloilo City Proper, take Jaro Liko - Tagbak Terminal bound jeepney. Fare is around Php 10.00.
• From Iloilo Airport, ride a van going to Iloilo City Proper and the fare is around Php 50.00. Alight at Sm City Iloilo or Jaro Plaza.Take a Leganese bound jeepney to Tagbak Terminal. Fare is around Php 8.00.

By Sea

Another alternative is to to take an overnight ferry from Batangas Port to the Port of Caticlan  by 2GO shipping company. Fare is around Php 967 including taxes and fees.

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks for the guide. Although Boracay is now popular. These guides still help me keep track with my expenses.

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  3. In 2000, going to Boracay was a bit complicated than it is now. Also, it’s very exhausting due to long queue and stopovers. Sometimes, you have to wait for more than 4 hours for the next flight or for another ferry to arrive. So lucky though because when I’ve decided to visit the island last year, we were accommodated by a private ferry and van through this http://www.7stonesboracay.com/offers/airport-transfers/

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  4. I would also like to include that tourists can also travel by motorbike/scooter if they are up for an adventure and to travel on their own. I found this website: book2wheel.com, which provides motorcycle and scooter rental services. They actually provide good service.

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  5. What time is the first bus ride to caticlan?

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    1. Bus Schedule

      for aircon buses first trip 3:30am| last trip 1:00pm
      for non-aircon buses first trip 4:00am| last trip 11:00am.

      Fare

      350 PhP aircon
      274 PhP non-aircon
      NOTE: Schedule and fare can change anytime


      The ferry service in Caticlan leaves early in the morning at 5:00am. The last trip from Caticlan to Boracay is around 10:00pm. Same ferry schedule for Boracay to Caticlan (they can change every now and then). One ticket “Environmental Fee” – 75 PhP, another ticket for the “Terminal Fee” – 100 PhP and Bangka trip – 30 PhP.

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  6. hi, just want to ask. what time is the last trip of bus(ceres) from iloilo city to caticlan?

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    1. Bus Schedule

      for aircon buses first trip 3:30am| last trip 1:00pm
      for non-aircon buses first trip 4:00am| last trip 11:00am.

      Fare

      350 PhP aircon
      274 PhP non-aircon
      NOTE: Schedule and fare can change anytime


      The ferry service in Caticlan leaves early in the morning at 5:00am. The last trip from Caticlan to Boracay is around 10:00pm. Same ferry schedule for Boracay to Caticlan (they can change every now and then). One ticket “Environmental Fee” – 75 PhP, another ticket for the “Terminal Fee” – 100 PhP and Bangka trip – 30 PhP.

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    2. we arrive in iloilo at 6:20pm. can we still ride a bus going to caticlan?

      thanks

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  7. hi tanong ko lang my van bah mula sa port iloilo galing bacolod to boracay oh caticlan? thank you po :)

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  8. Is there a RoRo from dumangas port to caticlan? If there is, how much would it cost me money and time?

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    1. I'm sorry but I haven't heard of Roro vessels going to Caticlan.

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