Siargao Airport

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The countless surf breaks, beautiful bike rides and chilled vibes make Siargao a surfer’s paradise. But even if you are not a surfer, chances are you’ll fall in love with this island!

How to travel from/to Siargao Airport?

Siargao Airport (its official name is Sayak Airport) accommodates many popular airlines in the Philippines, including Philippine Airlines, Skyjet, Cebgo and Cebu Pacific.

The airport is located 45 minutes from General Luna, which is also known as “The Surfing Capital of the Philippines.”

There are 3 ways to travel the 30km distance from Siargao Airport to General Luna: you can take a van, a tricycle, or a motorbike taxi. The ride takes about 45 minutes and rates range between 300 PHP ($5) and 600 PHP ($10).

3 ways to get from Siargao Airport to Siargao City Centre

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Van45 minutes300 PHP ($5)Read article for more info
Tricycle45 minutes – 1 hour600 PHP ($10)
good for 4 people
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Motorbike45 minutes – 1 hour400 PHP ($6.50)
good for 2 people
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Staying in Malinao, Pacifico, or other towns up north?

For Malinao you might be lucky to find a van that wants to drop you off at your accommodation in this peaceful region of Siargao. For Pacifico or other places in Siargao, we recommend to check with your accommodation if they offer any form of transport from the airport.

How large is Siargao Airport?

Pictures tell more than words. And yes, the arrival hall in the picture above is the only one.

Looking for more details? We got you covered!

Itinerary from/to Siargao Airport

Siargao Airport by Van

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 300 PHP ($5)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 300 PHP ($5)

Finding a van at Siargao Airport is as easy as finding a place to rent a surfboard around Cloud 9. As you walk out of the arrival hall, you will already meet van drivers offering rides to your accommodation.

They all charge the same fixed price of 300 PHP ($5) to General Luna, the island’s tourist centre.

Private vans are also available, but you’ll need to inquire with the staff and negotiate a good price.

vans parked at siargao aiport

The van journey to General Luna takes about 45 minutes. Note that most often than not, drivers wait for the van to be full before departing from the airport.

This means it won’t be the most comfortable van ride, but at least the view of the beautiful road to GL surrounded with hundreds of palm trees will make up for it.

If heading to the airport, you can ask your hotel to help you with locating a van. The same fare applies going back to the airport, except when staying in one of the backroads of GL. In that case, your accommodation will likely charge 300 PHP ($5).

Siargao Airport by Tricycle

Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Cost: 600 PHP ($10) – good for 4 persons
Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Cost: 600 PHP ($10) – good for 4 persons

There are tricycles at the airport that can take you to General Luna. These can seat up to 4 persons, unless you’re carrying massive bags. The tricycle is an option to consider if you’re travelling with a small group.

If you’re alone, you might want to find other travellers who are willing to share the ride. Tricycles aren’t as fast as vans, so the journey can take between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

We don’t recommend to take the tricycle from the airport to General Luna, but only to consider it as a backup option when travelling from General Luna to the airport.

If you are too late with booking your van, missed it for some reason or just prefer to travel more like a local, you can easily hail a tricycle on the streets.

A tricycle ride between Siargao Airport and General Luna costs 600 PHP ($10).

Siargao Airport by Motorbike Taxi

Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Cost: 400 PHP ($6.50) – good for 2 persons
Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Cost: 400 PHP ($6.50) – good for 2 persons

Taking a motorbike taxi is also an option if you prefer a more thrilling transfer to/from Siargao Airport. These motorbike taxis are locally known as habal-habal. They use regular motorbike units, so don’t expect a very high-end ride. Nevertheless, it will get you straight to your hotel in General Luna.

A motorbike taxi can fit 2 persons, or 1 person including luggage. The standard fare is 400 PHP ($6.50) and it takes about 45 minutes to go by habal-habal from Siargao Airport to General Luna.

Travelling by habal-habal can be a fun alternative, but if you prefer comfort, we recommend to take the van instead!

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