Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS), located in Barangay San Miguel, has capacity for about 2 million passengers annually. In May 2017, the airport underwent an expansion and opened a new terminal. This airport mostly caters to domestic flights, but it also has direct flights from South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
An advantage of this airport is that it’s practically located inside the city centre. Puerto Princesa’s main bus terminal is even further away than its airport. This also makes the airport a popular departure point for vans leaving for other popular destinations in Palawan.
*COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently (May 2022), the airport shuttle service by Klook has not yet resumed. Please check the provided link to see if anything has changed.
The distance from Puerto Princesa Airport to the city center is around 2km (1.2 miles). In this post, we compare the two best options to travel to and from Puerto Princesa Airport: by tricycle (10-20min) and by airport shuttle (10-20min). Ticket prices range from 50 PHP ($0.95) – 80 PHP ($1.50).
Taking a tricycle to get to and from Puerto Princesa Airport is a good opportunity to experience local transport. It is the most common transport to get around towns and cities. From the airport, tricycle fares start from 50 PHP ($0.95) to nearby areas.
Another option to travel to and from Puerto Princesa Airport is an airport shuttle. Klook used to provide services for this transport option, with fares starting from 80 PHP ($1.50) per person.
Travelling via tricycle is a good option from/to Puerto Princesa Airport. It’s cheap, and it’s the most common way to go around the city center. Although taking a tricycle is not the most comfortable option for tall people, it’s a great opportunity to experience local transport.
You’ll find tricycles waiting just outside the perimeters of Puerto Princesa Airport. They have standard fares, and we’ve provided the table below to guide you.
Bancao Area Rizal Avenue A&A Plaza Hotel Pier Immaculate Conception Church
50 PHP ($0.95)
Barangay San Pedro
70 PHP ($1.30)
San Jose Bus Terminal
120 PHP ($2.25)
350 PHP ($6.50)
If you don’t mind a little walk, you can also get to your destination on foot. Most accommodations are only a 20 to 30-min walk from the airport. You can check Google maps for the walking distance.
Puerto Princesa Airport by Airport Shuttle
Duration: 10 – 20 minutes Cost: 80 PHP ($1.50)
*COVID-19 UPDATE: Currently (May 2022), the main transport provided (Klook) has not resumed its airport shuttle services for the whole province of Palawan. We suggest taking a private van or taxi at the airport.
There are private and shared vans, as well as taxis near the airport.
Many of them provide transfers to other towns such as Sabang, San Vicente and El Nido, but you can also find some going to the city center.
If you’re travelling further than the city centre or just prefer taking a van to your hotel, check out Klook’s shared van transfer option. It only costs 80 PHP ($1.60) and the ticket offers free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to your trip.
You can also book via Klook if you need to get to the airport from your hotel. Just click the link below for easy booking.