Siargao Island – How to get there

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Siargao Island is something different than what we have experienced in other parts of the Philippines. You could easily spend here a week or two. Just driving your scooter around thousand of coconut trees, surfing on one of the best waves in the Philippines, watch the sunset on white sandy beaches. Oh and Siargao offers island hopping tours too! Read our guide on how to get to Siargao Philippines.

Siargao Island

Siargao was for us the one with the best atmosphere. The idyllic balance between being touristically developed yet with a local life feeling will give you a town called General Luna.

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Siargao is a place where you will find so many beautiful places to stay, to relax by the pool during the day and have drinks on the beach during the night. As well you will finally find some great western food options! Yet with so many local street food places, fruit and veggie markets, and second-hand markets.

How to get to Siargao Island

This tropical island is accessible by ferry and by plane. If you are following our 3 weeks Travel Guide, you will be coming from Cebu.

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How to get from Cebu to Siargao

From Cebu to General Luna, Siargao you can book a domestic direct flight. We recommend to spend one night in Cebu and take the morning flight to Siargao as the afternoon/evening flights are being quite often canceled.

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From Cebu city – your accommodation to the airport order Grab Taxi (Read Everything you need to know about the Philippines). The traffic can be pretty busy so give yourself at least one hour extra for this ride.

The flight itself takes 1 hour and 15 minutes. Once you arrive at the little airport in Siargao, jump into the shared van which will take you to your accommodation. The van costs 200 PHP per person.

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Another option is a night ferry from Cebu to Siargao Island. Book your ferry online here.

How to get from Manila to Siargao Island

From Manila, you can book a direct flight to Siargao Island or with a stopover in Cebu. The direct flight goes from Manila Ninoy Aquino (MNL) airport to Siargao Island (IAO) airport and takes 2,5 hours. Flight with the stopover in Cebu will take at least 4,5 hours.

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How to get from Siquijor Island to Siargao

From Siquijor Island you need to take a ferry to Cebu and from Cebu a direct flight to Siargao Island.
Buy your ferry ticket at least one day in advance in one of the harbors on Siquijor Island! The Ticketing office closes quite early in the afternoon, so make sure you go there in the morning. Ferry from Siquijor Island goes at 12:30 pm and you will arrive in Cebu at 4:30 pm. You can catch the ferry every day from Larena Harbour in Siquijor and costs 1200 PHP (33,5 AUD) per person.

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There is an additional 17 PHP per person terminal fee and 124 PHP for 2 bags.
In Cebu, you will arrive in Cebu Pier 1. After you collect your bags go straight outside of the harbor where the 7/11 shop is and order a Grab Taxi to your accommodation. The next day jump on a direct flight to Siargao Island.

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