Bohol to Cebu

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How to get from Bohol to Cebu

Cebu is a highly urbanized city in the Philippines’ Visayas region. Often, it is the gateway to the province’s world-famous gems – diving in Malapascua, sardine run in Moalboal, canyoneering in Alegria, and swimming with whale sharks (butanding) in Oslob.

But if you have at least an extra day, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to spend it here in Cebu City, which played a huge role in Philippine history. You can learn all about it with a visit to Magellan’s Cross and Fort San Pedro.

A thrill-seeker? Check out the Sky Experience Adventure at Crown Regency Hotel. This features a zipline, skywalk, and the famous edge coaster – all located about 450ft above the ground!

And whether you’re just passing through or staying the night, make sure to try out Cebu’s iconic lechon (roasted pig), arguably the best in the country!

3 ways to get from Bohol to Cebu

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry2 hours460 PHP ($8)Check ferry tickets
Indirect Flight5 hours3,600 PHP ($62)Check flights

The most convenient way to travel the 75 km distance from Bohol to Cebu is by ferry. This ferry journey takes 2 hours and fares start from 460 PHP ($8). You can also take a 5-hour indirect flight with fares from 3,600 PHP ($62).

We recommend taking the ferry to get from Bohol to Cebu. There are over 15 departures daily from Tagbilaran Port and Tubigon Pier in Bohol. Ticket prices start from 460 PHP ($8) and travel time is 2-4 hours, depending on which ferry you take.

Alternatively, you can take a flight from Bohol to Cebu. Indirect flights are available daily, but we don’t recommend them. They are not only more expensive, they are also slower than the ferry. An indirect flight needs to make a layover at either Manila or Davao and takes around 5 hours.

Note that Air Juan used to operate direct flights from Cebu to Bohol, but they have permanently closed due to the pandemic. In case they re-open, we would think twice before flying with them. Numerous passengers have complained against Air Juan for cancelled flights and lack of refunds.

TIP: If you decide to travel by plane, please consider including a carbon compensation fee to reduce your impact on the environment.

Itinerary from Bohol to Cebu

Bohol to Cebu by Ferry

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 460 PHP ($8)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 460 PHP ($8)

There are 3 ferry companies operating from Bohol to Cebu: Oceanjet, Lite Shipping, and Fastcat. All of which offer fastcrafts and are trusted in the region.

Travel time from Bohol to Cebu is 1.5 to 2.5 hours with a fastcraft. Lite Shipping also offers car ferries, which are slower and take 4 hours to complete the journey.

Ticket prices start from 460 PHP ($8). Note that the ferry ports on both Bohol and Cebu require passengers to pay a small terminal fee of 25 PHP ($0.40).

Departure ports

There are are two departure ports available in Bohol: Tagbilaran City Port Terminal and Tubigon Port.

It’s best to take a ferry from Tagbilaran Pier if you’re coming from Panglao Island. You can get there via a 40-minute jeepney, bus or taxi. Fares start from 50 PHP ($0.85).

If you are coming from the northern towns of Bohol, it will be more convenient to depart from Tubigon Pier.

Ferry Schedule from Tagbilaran Pier, Bohol to Cebu

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
950 PHP ($16.50)
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Lite Shipping12:00-16:00
460 PHP ($8)
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Ferry schedule from Tubigon Pier, Bohol to Cebu

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
(Tourist Ferry)
470 PHP ($8)
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(Business Ferry)
540 PHP ($9)
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Lite Shipping04:00-06:00
480 PHP ($8)
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Arrival ports

Most ferries arrive at Cebu Pier 1. From here, the best way to get to Cebu City is by taxi, which takes around 20 minutes and costs about 150 PHP ($2.60).

You can also take the bus. But the bus takes the long way around and you will need about an hour just to travel the 5 km from Pier 1 to Cebu city centre. Fares start from 50 PHP ($0.85).

Note that some ferries departing from Tubigon Port also dock at Cebu Pier 3, located less than 1 km away from Pier 1.

Bohol to Cebu by Flight via Manila/Davao

Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 3,600 PHP ($62)
Duration: 5 hours
Cost: 3,600 PHP ($62)

Not into sea travel? There is a way to take an indirect flight from Bohol to Cebu. But we don’t recommend this option because it is slower and more expensive than taking a ferry.

Most of these flights are operated by AirAsia, Cebu Pacific, and Philippine Airlines.

The indirect flight from Bohol to Cebu takes around 5 hours, including a layover in either Manila or Davao. Airfares start from 3,600 PHP ($62).

Planes depart from Bohol-Panglao International Airport and arrive at Mactan-Cebu International Airport. To check the latest schedules and the cheapest flights, click on the button below.

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