Cebu to Moalboal

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Moalboal is located in south Cebu, halfway between Oslob and Cebu City. Its crystal clear waters make it one of the most popular diving destinations in the world. Travellers also flock here for kayaking, fishing, and other water sports, not to mention the pristine paradises like Panagsama Beach and Moalboal Beach.

How to get from Cebu to Moalboal?

The cheapest way to travel the 85km distance from Cebu to Moalboal is by bus. This bus journey takes 3 hours and ticket prices start from 170 PHP ($2.95). Alternative options include a 2.5-hour van and a 2.5-hour taxi.

3 ways to get from Cebu to Moalboal

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus3 hours170 PHP ($2.95)Read article for more info
Van2.5 hours180 PHP ($3.10)Read article for more info
Taxi2.5 hours3,600 PHP ($62)Book a taxi

We recommend taking the bus from Cebu to Moalboal. It is the most affordable option and you can get good enough legroom. Fares start from 170 PHP ($2.95) for the 3-hour bus journey.

Vans are a bit faster as they make fewer stops. However, vans are often filled to the brim and will be a bit cramped for taller passengers. A seat costs 180 PHP ($3.10) and the van ride from Cebu to Moalboal takes about 2.5 hours.

Travelling with a group? You can get a private transfer from Cebu to Moalboal starting at 3,600 PHP ($62). This is the fastest option and takes only around 2.5 hours.

PRO TIP: If you want to travel straight from Cebu Airport to Moalboal, it’s best to get a direct taxi. There’s no sense going to Cebu City first as that will only add another hour to your travel time.

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Itinerary from Cebu to Moalboal

Cebu to Moalboal by Bus

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 170 PHP ($2.95)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 170 PHP ($2.95)

Ceres Bus is the most popular company operating the Cebu to Moalboal route. You can easily spot them by their distinct yellow colour. Ceres buses are available from 06:00 to 23:00 daily, with a 30-minute interval.

A non-aircon bus ticket costs 170 PHP ($2.95) while an air-conditioned bus ride costs 200 PHP ($3.45). You can purchase your ticket from the counter or directly from the bus conductor.

The bus journey from Cebu to Moalboal takes around 3 hours.

Departure & Arrival station

Buses depart from South Bus Terminal, right next to Elizabeth Mall in Cebu City centre.

There is no designated bus station in Moalboal. You will either be dropped off somewhere along the main road or at Moalboal Public Market. From here, you can get to your hotel via a motorbike taxi for 50 PHP ($0.85) or a tricycle for 150 PHP ($2.60).

Cebu to Moalboal by Van

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 180 PHP ($3.10)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 180 PHP ($3.10)

If you’re on a budget but in a hurry, you can take a public van from Cebu to Moalboal. Vans don’t make as many stops as the bus so they can complete the journey in around 2.5 hours.

It’s important to know though that vans usually don’t depart until they are full. With very little legroom, the trip may be more than a bit uncomfortable. Also, they charge for an extra seat if you’re carrying huge luggage.

Vans are available from 04:00 to 19:00 with tickets starting from 180 PHP ($3.10). Keep that in mind as sometimes, drivers try to charge foreign tourists more.

Departure & Arrival station

All southbound minivans depart from V-Hire South Terminal, just a few blocks away from the South Bus Terminal. Vans drop off passengers at Moalboal town centre, usually beside Moalboal Municipal Hall.

Cebu to Moalboal by Taxi

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 3,600 PHP ($62)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 3,600 PHP ($62)

If you have some money to spare and want to travel comfortably, hiring a taxi is a good option.

We recommend booking your ride beforehand through Klook, especially if you’re coming from Cebu Airport. This way, you’ll be guaranteed a nice car with a courteous driver. Rates start from 3,600 PHP ($62) for a 3-seater sedan from Cebu to Moalboal.

Reserve a Taxi with Klook

You can also just hail a taxi from the airport or within Cebu City. Be prepared to haggle as taxi drivers rarely use the meter for long-distance trips. They will also try to give a higher rate when negotiating with foreigners.

For reference, a reasonable rate for a private transfer from Cebu to Moalboal is around 3,000 PHP ($52).

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