Cebu to Camiguin

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How to get from Cebu to Camiguin

Camiguin is a gorgeous island that boasts of pristine beaches, hot/cold springs, and stunning waterfalls.

It is one of the smallest islands in the Philippines, but has the most number of volcanoes per square kilometre in the world. It’s interesting how volcanic activity still continues to reshape this island, which is definitely worth 2 to 3 days of your itinerary.

You have 2 options when travelling the 240 km distance from Cebu to Camiguin: a 2.5-hour flight (including transfers) or an 8-hour combined ferry and bus. Fares start at 1,800 PHP ($31) and 1,750 PHP ($30.50), respectively.

2 ways to get from Cebu to Camiguin

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight2.5 hours1,800 PHP ($31)Check Flights
Ferry8 hours1,750 PHP ($30.50)Check Ferry Tickets

The flight is the fastest option from Cebu to Camiguin as it only takes 2.5 hours, already including airport transfers. Combined fares start from 1,800 PHP ($31) if you book your tickets well in advance.

The combined ferry and bus option from Cebu to Camiguin takes around 8 hours. It’s also worth noting that the last leg of the journey – the ferry from Bohol to Camiguin – departs at 13:00, so you’ll have to make a really early start from Cebu if you want to complete this route in 1 day.

Itinerary from Cebu to Camiguin

Cebu to Camiguin by Flight

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 1,800 PHP ($31)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 1,800 PHP ($31)

Flying from Cebu to Camiguin is definitely the fastest option. And if you book really early, you can secure tickets as cheap as a combined ferry & bus ride.

Step 1: City Centre to Cebu Airport by Bus

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 50 PHP ($0.85)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 50 PHP ($0.85)

From Cebu City centre, you can take a bus or a taxi to get to Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Travel time is about 1 hour, depending on traffic.

Rates start from 50 PHP ($0.85) for a bus and 250 PHP ($4.35) for a taxi.

Step 2: Cebu to Camiguin by Flight

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 1,700 PHP ($29.50)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 1,700 PHP ($29.50)

CebGo offers 1 daily flight from Cebu to Camiguin. This departs at 11:25 and arrives in Cebu after about an hour.

Airfares range from 1,700 PHP ($29.50) to 2,400 PHP ($41.50). If you book well in advance though, you can get a ticket for as low as 1,200 PHP ($20.50).

Check Flights on Skyscanner

Tip: Cebu Pacific, which operates Cebgo, has multiple “piso fare promotions” annually. Keep an eye out for these promotions so you can book a cheaper flight for this route!

Step 3: Camiguin Airport to City Centre by Tricycle

Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: 50 PHP ($0.85)
Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: 50 PHP ($0.85)

Flights arrive at Camiguin Airport, located 7 km away from Mambajao town centre. Many hotels in Camiguin offer free airport transfers, so make sure to inquire with your hotel beforehand.

In case your hotel does not offer free transfers, you can also take a tricycle with rates from 50 PHP ($0.85). The tricycle ride takes about 20 minutes.

Cebu to Camiguin by Ferry

Duration: 8 hours
Cost: 1,750 PHP ($30.50)
Duration: 8 hours
Cost: 1,750 PHP ($30.50)

Travelling via ferry from Cebu to Camiguin requires you to pass through Bohol. It can get a bit tricky as the final leg to Camiguin only has one trip available and only on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

In case your schedule doesn’t fit, it might be a good idea to explore Tagbilaran and Panglao for a day before continuing on to Camiguin.

Step 1: Cebu to Tagbilaran by Ferry

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 1,010 PHP ($17.50)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 1,010 PHP ($17.50)

Oceanjet and Lite Shipping offer daily ferry trips from Cebu City to Tagbilaran.

Travel time is 2 hours with the fastcrafts (OceanJet) and 4 hours with the car ferries (Lite Shipping). We recommend taking a fastcraft that departs no later than 08:20 in the morning so that you’ll have ample time to get to Jagna Port by noon.

Fares start from 960 PHP ($16.50) for the fastcrafts and 530 PHP ($9) for the car ferries.

Departure and arrival port

Ferries depart from Cebu Pier 1, located 5 km away from Cebu City centre. You can get there via a 20-minute taxi for around 150 PHP ($2.60) or a 1-hour bus for 50 PHP ($0.85).

Make sure to pick a ferry that docks at Tagbilaran City Port as it is the most accessible to Jagna Port. From the pier, you’ll need to hail a tricycle to take you to Dao Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran city centre. A ride costs around 50 PHP ($0.85).

Ferry Schedule from Cebu to Tagbilaran

Ferry CompanyScheduleCosts
OceanJet
06:00-08:00
07:00-09:00
08:20-10:20
10:40-12:40
13:00-15:00
15:20 -17:20
17:40-19:40
960 PHP ($16.50)
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Lite Shipping
13:00-17:00
22:00-02:00
530 PHP ($9)
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There are also ferries operating from Cebu to Bohol’s Tubigon Pier. However, this is much farther from Jagna Port and your land transfer will be more expensive.

For more details, check out our Cebu to Bohol guide.

Step 2: Tagbilaran to Jagna Port by Bus

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 100 PHP ($1.70)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 100 PHP ($1.70)

At Dao Bus Terminal, look for the buses bound for Jagna. Ceres Bus and Dory Transit operate most of the trips from 04:00 to 21:00.

The bus journey from Tagbilaran to Jagna takes about 2 hours and ticket prices start from 100 PHP ($1.70). Inform the driver that you want to be dropped off at Jagna Port, as these buses have onward destinations.

The buses are usually not air-conditioned, but the route isn’t very polluted and it has a beautiful coastal view.

Step 3: Jagna Port to Camiguin by Ferry

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 640 PHP ($11)
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 640 PHP ($11)

Ferries from Bohol’s Jagna Port to Camiguin are available only on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Super Shuttle Ferry is the sole operator for this route.

The ferry departs from Jagna at 13:00 and arrives in Camiguin at 17:00. Travel time is around 4 hours.

A ferry ticket costs 640 PHP ($11) and you can buy them only at the pier.* It’s best to arrive there with at least 30 minutes to spare for a guaranteed a seat.

Check Ferry Tickets with BookAway

The last time we checked (July 2022), ferries from Bohol to Camiguin 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.

Departure and arrival station

All ferries depart from Jagna Port and dock at Balbagon Pier in Camiguin. From here, you can take a tricycle to your accommodation.

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