Want to know how to get from Camiguin to Bohol? In this post, we’ll share a summary of how to get to Bohol and go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
What to expect when visiting Bohol
Bohol is a beautiful combination of lush jungles and turquoise waters in the Philippines’ Central Visayas region. It is one of the country’s more classic destinations, so don’t be surprised to find many locals looking for adventures here any time of the year.
The island first became popular for its Chocolate Hills, but there’s so much more you can do and explore in Bohol. Cruise along the Loboc River, snorkel or dive near Balicasag Island, and explore Bohol’s centuries-old churches. If you’re lucky or persistent, you can also spot the Philippine tarsier, which is endemic to the region!
1 way to get from Camiguin to Bohol
The ferry is the only suitable way for travellers to cross the distance of 130 km (81 miles) from Camiguin to Bohol. The journey takes around 6h and costs start from 790 PHP ($14.00).
When making the 6-hour journey from Camiguin to Bohol, your best option is to take a combined ferry and bus.
Step 1: Balbagon Port to Jagna Port by Ferry
Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 640 PHP ($11.00)
Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 640 PHP ($11.00)
Super Shuttle Ferry operates trips from Camiguin to Bohol every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Ferries depart at 08:00 and arrive at 12:00. Travel time is about 4 hours.
A one-way economy seat costs 640 PHP ($11.00). Tickets are only available at the port, so we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes prior to departure time to secure a seat.
The last time we checked (June 2022), ferries from Camiguin to Bohol are unavailable for online booking. Tickets can only be bought at the port, but feel free to check the BookAway link above to see if online booking has resumed.
Jagna is located 65 km east of Bohol’s capital, Tagbilaran City. The cheapest option to complete this leg of the journey is to travel by bus. It’s worth noting that buses can be a bit slow as they make a lot of stops, but they’re also easily accessible and available all day long.
From Jagna Port, walk to the main highway then head to the market located just beside the port. Here, you’ll find the buses and shared minivans bound for Tagbilaran. The trip takes about 2 hours and costs 150 PHP ($2.60). You are to get off at Dao Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran city centre.
Tagbilaran to Panglao by Bus or Jeep
Are you headed to Panglao Island? Located 18 km southwest of the capital, you can easily get there via a 30-minute bus or jeepney from Tagbilaran City. A seat costs around 50 PHP ($0.80).
If you have money to spend though, you can also take a taxi directly from Jagna Port to Tagbilaran City or Panglao for 2,500 PHP ($44.00) to 3,000 PHP ($52.00). You can also ask your hotel beforehand to arrange a pick-up for you. The taxi journey takes about 1.5 hours.
Our favourite places to stay in Bohol
Bohol offers a great standard of accommodation no matter your budget. Even if you’re a budget traveller, you can still snag yourself a place with a pool. And for those able to splash the cash a little bit more, prepare to be wowed by the secluded beachfront stays available in Bohol.
Panglao Island is the main place to stay in Bohol. This is where you’ll find a lively town, beautiful beaches and world-class diving and snorkelling sites. Most of our favourite stays are in Panglao, but some of them are in more remote locations ideal for a relaxing retreat.
Area: Near Anda White beach, approx. 10-min drive from Anda town
Three Little Birds Resort oozes tropical vibes, with its bamboo cottages and lush vegetation thriving everywhere. In the middle of the resort is your own watering hole in the form of a refreshing swimming pool.
To make things even more idyllic, you’ll be staying right by the beach. It’s a hard choice between splashing around in the pool or relaxing on the beach.
Area: Approx. 5-minute drive from Loboc town centre
You’ve probably never stayed anywhere quite like here. The unique cottages make you feel like you’re staying in a luxury treehouse surrounded by nothing but nature. And unbelievably, things get better. The private balconies offer views of the nearby rice paddies.
If this isn’t relaxing enough for you, you can head down to their deck that overlooks Loboc River. For the unforgettable experience you get here, you’d expect to pay a lot more. This place is great value for money.
Area: Approx. 10-minute drive from Panglao Town and Bohol-Panglao International Airport
Tamarind is fantastic. The rooms offer way more space than you need. They’re modern, clean and all of them come with a private balcony overlooking the pool. Oh yeah, there’s a large pool that is surrounded by comfortable sun loungers and palm trees.
Tamarind’s location is also hard to beat. It’s only a 10-minute walk to the beach. Perfect for burning off all the food you’ve been eating as there are so many great restaurants nearby.
Area: Approx. 5-minute drive from Bohol-Panglao International Airport
This hostel has a very cool and unique vibe that brings together comfort and nature. With plants and bamboo everywhere, the hotel’s design creates a peaceful ambience. Throw in plenty of hammocks and hanging seats, and it’s idyllic.
The complimentary breakfast brings everyone together in the morning and makes it super easy to meet other travellers here.
Area: Approx. 5-minute drive to Panglao town and 10-minute drive from Bohol-Panglao International Airport
This place does not feel like a budget option, so if it’s available, make sure to snap it up as quickly as you can. The rooms are spacious and overlook the large pool that sits at the centre of the hotel.
The staff do everything to accommodate your needs and make sure that you feel at home.
Ela is a storyteller, content producer, solo traveller and a mermaid-in-training. When she’s not in front of her laptop, you will find her barefoot and living her best tan on some island in the Philippines… Or exploring the depths of its seas as a budding freediver. An island girl at heart, she’ll be happy anywhere there is sea, sand, sun and coffee.
Abby is a writer who finds joy in mountains, beaches, and road trips. She considers her solo backpacking trip to the rice terraces of Bontoc one of the most fulfilling moments in her life. She’s loyal to the islands of her home country, the Philippines, but Thailand’s beaches also have a special place in her heart.