Last updated: May 25, 2020


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How To Get From Oslob to Cebu?

Cebu City is often the main gateway and exit point to and from the many amazing destinations in Cebu Island. Many people just pass through this highly-urbanized city, although it also has a few attractions if you have extra time.

Explore its colorful history with a visit to Magellan’s Cross or Fort San Pedro. Experience thrilling sky adventures about 450ft above the ground at Crown Regency Hotel. And try out its iconic lechon (roasted pig), a famous delicacy in the province.

You can travel from Oslob to Cebu by bus, van, or a taxi. It takes about 3 hours to travel this 120km journey and a bus or van won’t cost you more than 165 PHP ($3.30). A Taxi will cost around 2,500 PHP ($50).

The bus is the most common way to reach Oslob from Cebu. They provide good legroom and are comfortable enough for the 3-hour journey. The only minor disadvantage is that they make a lot of stops, so the travel time can be a bit longer.

Vans are a good alternative if you want to go faster, but not spend more. However, they don’t offer a lot of legroom. The van journey takes about 2.5 hours and costs 150 PHP ($3).

Travelling with a group? You can also take a taxi for speed and convenience. A taxi rental from Oslob to Cebu starts at 2,500 PHP ($50).

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus3 hours150 PHP - 165 PHP ($3-$3.30)No tickets online
Van2.5 hours150 PHP ($3)No tickets online
Taxi2 hours2,500 PHP ($50)No tickets online


View itinerary from Oslob to Cebu

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Oslob to Cebu by Bus

Duration: 3 hours
Costs: 150 PHP – 165 PHP ($3-$3.30)

Buses heading from Oslob to Cebu travel on the national highway. Therefore, you can wait by the side of the road anywhere in Oslob. The normal waiting time is at least 30mins.

There are 2 bus companies available for this route: Ceres operates from 1:00 to 24:00, Sunrays runs from 4:00-20:30. Expect to pay 150 PHP ($3) for a non-aircon bus and 165 PHP ($3.30) an air-con bus.

The trip takes approximately 3 hours if there is not much traffic along the way.

Ceres Bus

  • Departs from anywhere along Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Oslob
  • Arrives at South Bus Terminal along Natalio Bacalso Avenue, next to Elizabeth Mall

Ceres Bus is a trusted bus company in Cebu. However, sometimes drivers tend to drive fast.


  • Departs from anywhere along Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Oslob
  • Arrives at South Bus Terminal along Natalio Bacalso Avenue, next to Elizabeth Mall

This bus company is less popular than Ceres Bus. They also receive complaints of drivers going too fast.


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Oslob to Cebu by Van

Duration: 2.5 hours
Costs: 150 PHP ($3)

Public vans are located within the small town center of Oslob, near St. Joseph Parish Church. Public vans are not that frequent, as many people prefer taking the bus due to accessibility.

Nevertheless, this is still a good alternative if you are within the small town center. Keep in mind that there are no schedules for departures. Vans leave when they are full and may not operate at all when there are only a few passengers.

The fare is 150 PHP ($3), and the last stop is at GT Express Terminal along Junquera Street in Cebu.

There is also an option to book a shared van transfer with Klook. This is more expensive at 850 PHP ($17) one-way, but you can save a few dollars if you book a return trip. The van departs from 888 Convenience Store near the Oslob Whale Shark Watching Center at 11:30 AM. It drops you off at SM City Cebu, from where you can hop on a taxi to your hotel or transfer to a bus bound for Mactan-Cebu Int’l Airport.

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Oslob to Cebu by Taxi

Duration: 2.5 hours
Costs: 2,500 PHP ($50)

As Oslob has become a popular place to swim with whale sharks, there are now many taxis available. They can be pricey, so it’s best to choose this option when you are travelling in a group or have some money to spare.

The fare for a hired sedan starts at 2,500 PHP ($50). Some will quote much higher than this, but you can always negotiate. Make sure that you agree on the price before you depart.

Taxis provide comfort and convenience by dropping you off at your hotel or guesthouse.

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