Last updated: Dec 29, 2019


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How To Get From Bohol to Moalboal?

Planning to travel the 120km distance from Bohol to Moalboal? You have 2 options: you can travel via a combined ferry and bus ride via Argao ($8) or you can take a ferry and bus via Cebu City ($14). Both routes finish in about 5 hours.

If you’re on a budget, we recommend to take the Argao route. The whole journey costs only $8. The only downside is you will have to take 2 buses from Argao Port to Moalboal, as there are no direct buses plying this route.

If you don’t want the hassle of changing buses, you can take the Cebu City route. This option is more expensive, but you will only need 1 bus to reach Moalboal from Cebu City. Another advantage is that more ferries operate this route, which means you can have a more flexible schedule.

Note that you will have to pay a $1 terminal fee on ferry ports.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry & Bus via Argao5hr 10min400 PHP ($8)No online tickets
Ferry & Bus via Cebu4.5 hours710 PHP ($14)Check ferry tickets

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Bohol to Moalboal by Ferry & Bus via Argao

Duration: 5hr 10min excl. transfer time
Costs: 400 PHP ($4.50)

Travelling from Bohol to Moalboal via Argao involves a couple of transfers. First, you take a ferry from Tagbilaran Pier to Argao. Then you will have to take 2 buses to reach Moalboal.

Step 1: Bohol to Argao by Ferry

Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 230 PHP ($4.50)

If you are staying at Panglao Island, you will need to take either a tuk-tuk or a taxi to get to Tagbilaran Pier, which is 12km away. Note that ferries bound for Argao leave at 08:00 and 16:00, so time your departure accordingly.

Travel time is 3 hours and you can buy your ticket at the port.

Keep in mind that Lite Ferries operating from Tagbilaran to Argao are mainly used to transfer goods, not humans. So don’t expect too much.

The ferries dock at Argao Port.

Step 2: Argao to Carcar by Bus

Duration: 40min
Costs: 70 PHP ($1.40)

From Argao Port, you will have to walk about 200m to reach the main road, where you can hail a bus bound for Cebu City. Ask your driver or conductor to drop you off at the rotunda in Carcar, where you can transfer to another bus going to Moalboal.

The journey takes about 40min and you can buy a ticket for 70 PHP ($1.40) onboard.

Alternatively, you can rent a tuk-tuk from Argao to Carcar for 200 PHP ($4). Note though that tuk-tuks are much slower than the bus and can get quite cramped if you have a lot of luggage.

Step 3: Carcar to Moalboal by Bus

Duration: 1.5 hours
Costs: 100 PHP ($2)

At the rotunda, ask around to know where the buses bound for Moalboal pass by. The 2 well-known companies operating this route are Ceres Liner and Librando.

Expect to pay around 100 PHP ($2) for the bus ticket. You will reach Moalboal in around 1.5 hours.

Buses are available 24 hours, but note that there may be fewer buses operating at night.

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Bohol to Moalboal by Ferry & Bus via Cebu City

Duration: 4.5 hours excl. transfer time
Costs: 710 PHP ($14)

We recommend to travel this route via Cebu City if you want more flexible ferry schedules and you don’t want the hassle of changing buses.

See the step-by-step guide below.

Step 1: Bohol to Cebu City Pier 1 by Ferry

Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 600 PHP ($12)

From Tagbilaran Pier, 2 companies operate ferries bound for Cebu City. These are 2Go Supercat and Oceanjet. Both companies offer several trips daily, with the first one departing at 05:10 and the last ferry leaving at 18:30.

Ticket prices start at 600 PHP ($12) and you can expect to reach Cebu City Pier 1 in 2 hours.

Check out ferry schedules and more info on our page from Bohol to Cebu.

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Step 2: Cebu City to Moalboal by Bus

Duration: 2.5 hours
Costs: 110 PHP – 130 PHP ($2.10-$2.40)

From Cebu City Pier 1, you can take a tuk-tuk to reach the South Bus Terminal, which is 2km away. Buses bound for Moalboal depart almost every hour from 06:00 to 16:00, and then another one at 23:00.

A ticket costs 110 PHP for ordinary buses and 130 PHP for airconditioned trips. The journey takes about 2.5 hours, but can take longer during peak hours.

Visit our page on how to get from Cebu to Moalboal for more info.

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