Your Ultimate Guide to Getting to Bohol: Tips and Tricks!


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

Known for its stunning beaches, colorful coral reefs, and unique geological formations, it's no wonder why Bohol is one of the most popular destinations in the country.

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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How to Travel from Manila to Bohol

Traveling from Manila to Bohol offers 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).

1. Flights from Manila to Bohol:

The fastest and most convenient way to reach Bohol is by air.

Bohol Panglao International Airport serves as the main airport in Bohol. Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, and Philippine Airlines operate regular flights between Manila and Bohol.

Budget airlines often offer promotional fares, with ticket prices ranging from PHP1,500 to PHP4,000.

Philippine Airlines offers slightly more expensive fares, starting from PHP2,600, but they include a 10-kilogram luggage allowance and a light snack.

Flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

2. Flights from Manila to Cebu and ferry to Bohol:

If you can't find a direct flight from Manila to Bohol or wish to visit Cebu as well, you can fly to Mactan International Airport in Cebu.

From there, you can proceed to the pier and take a ferry to Bohol.

The ferry journey from Cebu to Bohol takes around 2 hours.

3. Buses from Manila to Bohol:

Although not the recommended option due to its long duration, you can also travel from Manila to Bohol by bus.

Silver Star Bus Line is the only company currently operating this route.

Buses depart from Dela Rosa Terminal in Quezon City, passing by their second terminal in San Pedro, Laguna.

The trip takes approximately 2 days, with multiple stopovers for meals and breaks. The buses are air-conditioned and equipped with TVs.

It is advisable to confirm the departure time at least a day in advance and book your tickets early, as seats tend to sell out quickly.

The ticket price is around PHP2,500.

4. Boat from Manila to Bohol:

If you prefer not to fly or take a bus, another option is to travel by boat from Manila to Bohol.

Boat tickets range from PHP2,000 to PHP8,000, depending on the type of cabin you choose.

Lower-priced options offer dorm-like beds in a shared non-air-conditioned room, while higher-priced options provide private hotel-like rooms.

The boat journey can take between 25 and 30 hours, so it's advisable to opt for more comfortable accommodations.

Shipping companies usually schedule voyages to Bohol once a week, but it's important to check in advance for any cancellations due to inclement weather.

Vessels from Sulpicio Lines, WG&A SuperFerry, and Negros Navigation serve this route.

The boats depart from Eva Macapagal Super Terminal at Pier 15, Manila South Harbor, and arrive at Tagbilaran City Wharf.

Note that rough waters may occur during bad weather, so be prepared if you choose this option.

Consider the travel time, cost, and personal preferences when deciding on the mode of transportation from Manila to Bohol.

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Traveling From Cebu to Bohol

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Key facts about Cebu to Bohol Ferry:

  • The cheapest ferry ticket price for this route is ₱440.
  • The fastest ferry journey takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • The earliest ferry departure is at 1:00 AM, while the latest ferry departs at 10:00 PM.
  • There are 73 daily ferry routes available between Cebu Pier and Bohol.
  • The distance between the two destinations is 109 kilometers.
  • Several ferry companies operate on this route, including Lapulapu Shipping Lines, Lite Shipping, My Bohol Guide, Oceanjet, Supercat, and Trans Asia.

Table Summary: Cebu to Bohol Ferry Schedule

Lite Shipping Tourist Sitting

- Route: Cebu Pier to Bohol
- Time: 01:00 - 03:00
- Price: ₱480

Oceanjet Tourist Class
- Route: Cebu Pier to Bohol
- Time: 06:00 - 08:00, 09:20 - 11:20, 14:00 - 16:00, 17:00 - 18:15
- Price: ₱966 (except for the 17:00 - 18:15 schedule with ₱598)

Oceanjet Business Class
- Route: Cebu Pier to Bohol
- Time: 10:00 - 11:15
- Price: ₱945

Trans Asia Tourist
- Route: Cebu Pier to Bohol
- Time: 12:00 - 16:00
- Price: ₱630

Lapulapu Shipping Lines Aircon A
- Route: Cebu Pier to Bohol
- Time: 21:00 - 01:00
- Price: ₱570

Lite Shipping Standard A
- Route: Cebu Pier to Bohol
- Time: 22:00 - 02:00
- Price: ₱480

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Philippine Ferries To Bohol

- Cebu → Bohol
- Manila → Bohol
- Oslob → Bohol
- Dumaguete → Bohol
- Siquijor → Bohol

These routes indicate the popular destinations from Cebu Pier and Bohol, along with their corresponding origins and destinations.

The routes cover various locations such as Tagbilaran Pier, Manila, Ozamis Pier, Manila North Harbor Pier 4, Siquijor, Camiguin, Oslob, Cebu, Ormoc Pier, Dumaguete, and Cagayan De Oro Pier.

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Flights To Bohol

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The Bohol Panglao International Airport, located in Panglao Island, offers modern facilities and improved services for travelers.

It is equipped with a longer runway and a larger terminal, accommodating both domestic and international flights.

Flights to Philippines and Bohol

Here are the details about the Bohol Panglao International Airport:

  • Name: Bohol Panglao International Airport
  • IATA code: TAG
  • ICAO code: RPSP
  • Location: Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
  • Operator: Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines
  • Opened: November 28, 2018
  • Facilities: Two passenger terminals, one for domestic flights and one for international flights; a cargo terminal; a car rental facility; a hotel; a number of banks and ATMs; a medical clinic; a prayer room; a smoking area; a lost and found office; a customer service desk; a number of free WiFi hotspots

Major airlines, including Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, and Philippine Airlines, continue to operate regular flights between Manila and Bohol, now using the Panglao Bohol International Airport.

These airlines provide convenient connections for travelers from Manila to Bohol, ensuring a smooth and efficient journey.

Flight durations from Manila to Bohol remain relatively short, typically around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Travelers can enjoy the comfort and convenience of air travel while experiencing the beauty of Bohol upon arrival at the new airport.

There are also direct flights to Bohol from Singapore, Hong Kong, and China.

From Other Parts of the Philippines

If you're coming from other parts of the Philippines, there are several ways to get to Bohol. Here are some of the most popular options:

From Davao: You can take a direct flight from Davao to Bohol Panglao International Airport.

The flight takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes, and prices start at around 3,000 PHP ($60 USD) for a one-way ticket.

From Manila or Cebu: You can also take a ferry from Manila or Cebu to Dumaguete City, a city located in the neighboring province of Negros Oriental.

From there, you can take a ferry to Tagbilaran City, which takes around 2 hours.

From other parts of the Visayas: If you're coming from other parts of the Visayas, you can take a ferry from nearby islands like Siquijor, Leyte, and Samar.

Prices vary depending on the distance and the type of accommodation you choose.

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By Ferry to Bohol from Other Islands

There are also a number of ferry companies that operate between Bohol and other islands in the Philippines, including Cebu, Dumaguete, and Siquijor. The ferry ride from Cebu to Bohol takes about 2 hours, and the ferry ride from Dumaguete to Bohol takes about 1 hour.

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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 Loon is located on the western coast of Bohol, about 27.4 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. It is specifically situated in the barrio of Catagbacan. The town of Argao on the island of Cebu is just across it. RORO vessels ply between Loon and Argao.

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.

The port of Talibon is located on the northern coast of Bohol, about 114.8 kilometers from Tagbilaran City via the north road, 149.55 kilometers via the east road, and 108.83 kilometers via the interior road. The port serves travelers that hail from Cebu City as well as from its 8 island barangays and vice versa.

The port of Ubay is located at Tapal, Ubay. Ubay is a municipality situated on the northeastern seaboard of the province 123 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. The port is a principal gateway to Leyte. Bus trips are available from Manila via Quezon Province, passing by the Mayon Volcano, then to Sorsogon and crossing the sea on board a RORO boat to Samar, on the San Juanico Bridge to Leyte, then to Bohol via RORO. Bus trips also ply the route from Mindano via Southern Leyte.

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