Last updated: Sep 19, 2019



Overview | Flight | Ferry


How To Get From Manila to Coron?

Coron has become a popular destination for travellers in the Philippines. Located just north of Palawan on the eastern half of Busuanga Island, Coron is known for its natural beauty, blue-green lagoons, great hiking and diving spots, and relaxed ambiance.

Palawan travel guides may direct you to places like Smith Beach, Twin Lagoons or Banana Beach. Regardless of which island-hopping tour you are going to join, you will enjoy the pristine waters of Coron.

There are two ways to travel from Manila to Coron. The quicker option is a direct flight (between 40 minutes and 1 hour 20 minutes) followed by a brief van transfer from the airport. Taking the overnight ferry will save you some dollars and also be a great experience (incl accommodation)!

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight40m - 1h 20m1,950 PHP - 2,950 PHP ($37-$57)Check Available Flights
Ferry8h1,400 PHP ($27)Check ferry tickets


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Manila to Coron by Flight

Duration: 40 min – 1h 20min
Costs: 2,900 PHP ($55) + 150 PHP ($2.80)

The fastest option to travel from Manila to Coron is to fly direct. Flights take between 40 minutes to 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on which flight you book.

Skyjet, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) offer flights from Manila to Coron starting at 2,900 PHP ($55) for a regular one-way ticket. During peak season, the ticket prices can reach up to 11,400 PHP ($220), so it’s best to plan ahead and book your plane tickets in advance.

Bear in mind that Manila has 4 different airport terminals. Always check your ticket for the terminal of departure. Skyjet normally departs from Terminal 4, PAL from terminal 2 or 4 and Cebu Pacific from terminal 3 or 4.

Planes land at the Francisco B. Reyes Airport in Coron. The airport is about 23 km away from the town center. You can pre-arrange your transfer, but vans are available as soon as you exit the arrivals hall. Be sure to inform the driver where you are staying so they can drop you off at a convenient spot. The fare is 150 PHP ($2.80).

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

Manila to Coron by Ferry

Duration: 11h
Costs: 1,400 PHP ($27)

Ferries are a common travel option in the Philippines, and they’re usually cheaper than booking a flight. However, the trade-off is that it’s slower.

2Go Travel offers ferry trips from Manila to Coron starting at 1,400 PHP ($27) if you book directly through their website. You can also book through 12GoAsia. The price depends on how early you book your tickets and which ticket class you choose.

The cheapest ticket is the mega value class, which includes a bunk bed space for you to rest on. Keep in mind that the lower-priced tickets are for non-air-conditioned areas.

Although it’s an overnight trip, the ferry is quite comfortable and makes for an interesting travel experience. Ferries going from Manila to Coron depart from Pier 4 of the North Harbour every Friday at 19:00. The travel time to Coron Pier is 11 hours, and the ferries arrive at 6:00 the next day.

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Once you arrive in Coron, the pier is a 15-minute walk to the town center, but you can also opt to go via local transport. Better yet, arrange your transfer with the hotel you are going to stay in.

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