Oslob to Cebu

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How to get from Oslob to Cebu

Cebu City is often the main gateway and exit point to and from the many amazing destinations on Cebu Island. Many people just pass through this highly-urbanized city, but it also has a few attractions worth checking if you have extra time.

Explore its colourful history with a visit to Magellan’s Cross or Fort San Pedro. Experience thrilling sky adventures about 450ft above the ground at Crown Regency Hotel. And try out its iconic lechon (roasted pig), a famous delicacy in the province.

You can travel the 120 km distance from Oslob to Cebu in 3 ways: a 4-hour bus, a 4-hour van, or a 3.5-hour taxi. Rates range from 160 PHP ($2.75) to 3,900 PHP ($68).

3 ways to get from Oslob to Cebu

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus4 hours160 PHP ($2.75)

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Van4 hours160 PHP ($2.75)

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Taxi3.5 hours3,900 PHP ($68)Check Private Transfers

The bus is the most common way to get from Oslob to Cebu. Buses provide good legroom and are comfortable enough for the 4-hour journey. The only minor disadvantage is that they make a lot of stops, so the travel time may take a bit longer.

The van is another affordable option. However, vans operating from Oslob to Cebu aren’t that spacious. The 4-hour trip may be a bit cramped for tall passengers. Ticket prices for both the bus and the van start at 160 PHP ($2.75).

Travelling in a group? You can also take a taxi for speed and convenience. Rates for a taxi rental from Oslob to Cebu start at 3,900 PHP ($68).

Itinerary from Oslob to Cebu

Oslob to Cebu by Bus

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 160 PHP ($2.75)
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 160 PHP ($2.75)

Ceres Bus and Sunrays are the 2 main bus operators for the Oslob to Cebu route. Their buses are available 24 hours a day, but there may be fewer buses at night. Hail a bus with a signboard that says “Cebu City.”

A bus ticket costs 160 PHP ($2.75) for non-aircon buses and 200 PHP ($3.45) for air-conditioned buses.

The journey takes around 4 hours, depending on the number of stops the bus makes to pick up and drop off passengers.

Departure and arrival station

You can hail a bus anywhere along the main road – Natalio Bacalso Ave. – in Oslob town centre.

All buses park at South Bus Terminal in Cebu City centre.

Oslob to Cebu by Van

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 160 PHP ($2.75)
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 160 PHP ($2.75)

Vans also ply the Oslob to Cebu route. Like the bus, rates start from 160 PHP ($2.75) for the 4-hour journey.

It’s worth noting that these vans don’t provide a lot of legroom and usually don’t depart until they are full. It will be an uncomfortable ride for tall passengers, especially if you’re carrying a lot of luggage.

Also, as most people prefer taking the bus, some van drivers choose not to depart at all if they don’t have enough passengers.

Departure and arrival station

You can find the public vans at Oslob town centre, usually near St. Joseph Parish Church.

Vans park at GT Express Terminal, located within the perimeters of SM City Cebu.

Take a van with Klook*

There is also an option to book a shared van transfer with Klook. This is more expensive at 850 PHP ($14.50) one-way, but you can save a few dollars if you book a return trip.

The van departs from Oslob Whale Shark Watching Center at 11:30 AM. It drops you off at SM City Cebu, from where you can hop on a taxi to your hotel or transfer to a bus bound for Cebu Airport.

Check Van Tickets with Klook

*COVID-19 UPDATE: The last time we checked (July 2022), Klook operations for vans from Oslob to Cebu are unavailable. Please check the link provided above to see if anything has changed.

Oslob to Cebu by Taxi

Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: 3,900 PHP ($68)
Duration: 3.5 hours
Cost: 3,900 PHP ($68)

As Oslob has become a popular place to swim with whale sharks, there are now many taxis available. We recommend taking a taxi from Oslob to Cebu especially if you’re heading straight to Mactan-Cebu Int’l Airport.

With a private transfer, you won’t have to worry about unnecessary stops. You will arrive at your destination in around 3.5 hours.

Rates for a 3-seater sedan from Oslob to Cebu start from 3,900 PHP ($68) with BookAway, which offers comfortable cars with trusted drivers.

Check Private Transfers with BookAway

You can also just hire a regular taxi in Oslob. Drivers don’t use the metre for long-distance trips like this so you’ll have to agree on a price beforehand.

For reference, a taxi ride from Oslob to Cebu costs between 3,000 PHP ($52) and 3,500 PHP ($61).

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