Best Ways to Get to Bohol: Tips and Tricks!


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Bohol is a beautiful island province located in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines.

Getting to Bohol is relatively easy, with several transportation options available.

Here's a travel guide on how to get to Bohol from different parts of the Philippines and beyond.

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1. Fly Direct to Bohol Panglao International Airport

Flights to Philippines and Bohol

Panglao International Airport (also known as Bohol-Panglao International Airport) in the Philippines mainly operates domestic flights. You can get connecting flights from Manila and other Philippine Airports.

Here are some cities and countries that typically have direct flights to Panglao Airport, although the available routes may vary:

  • Manila, Philippines
  • Cebu, Philippines
  • Davao, Philippines
  • Clark, Philippines
  • Puerto Princesa, Philippines
  • Seoul, South Korea (seasonal flights)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (seasonal flights)
  • Guangzhou, China (seasonal flights)

Please note that flight routes and schedules can change, so it's always a good idea to check with for the most up-to-date information before planning your trip. You can also use you can book both your flights and hotels. 

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2. Fly Domestic from Manila to Bohol

While there are a number of international airports in the Philippines, the most common international entry is Manila. From Manila to Bohol there are several options, ranging from quick flights to longer bus or boat journeys. Bohol is located in the Visayas region, approximately 920 kilometers away from Manila via the Pan-Philippine Highway (AH26).

The best way is to book flights from Manila to Bohol direct.

3. Take High Speed OceanJet Ferry From Cebu to Tagbilaran City

Ocean Jet Ferry Cebu Bohol

Key Features

  • Enjoy convenient reservations and a speedy boat trip connecting Cebu and Bohol (Tagbilaran)
  • Simplest and most enjoyable means of reaching Bohol
  • Embark on an OceanJet voyage, recognized as one of the Philippines' most trusted ferry companies
  • Select from a variety of departure times each day, allowing for a seamless fit into your itinerary
  • Bypass the ticket booth queue upon arrival at the terminal
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The Tagbilaran seaport is the main port of Bohol and accommodates large commercial passenger and cargo vessels from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The port of Tubigon is located approximately 53.6 kilometers northwest of Tagbilaran, almost adjacent to Cebu City. It is a very busy port with ferries plying the Tubigon-Cebu City route. It is a major choice of travelers bound for Cebu and vice versa because of its numerous boat schedules. Travel time takes more or less two hours depending on boat type.

The port of Getafe is located on the northern coast, about 92 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. Getafe is nearest to Cebu City and many large outrigger boats ply the Getafe-Cebu City route daily.

The port of Jagna is located on the southern coast of Bohol, about 63 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. Once the hub of maritime activities, now the port only services travelers to and from Cagayan de Oro, Butuan, and Nasipit and vice versa. With the completion of the 60.4M Jagna Port expansion project, commerce is expected to pick up.

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