Last updated: Sep 17, 2019

 

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Overview | Van | Tricycle | Motorbike Taxi

 

How To Get From/To Siargao Airport?

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

The airport is located 45 minutes from General Luna, a town northeast of Dapa known as “The Surfing Capital of the Philippines.”

The countless breaks and white sand beaches on it’s nearby islands make this a surfers paradise.

To travel to and from the airport, you can either take a van, a tricycle or motorbike taxi. The ride will take about 45min and costs between 200 PHP-600 PHP ($4-$11.50).

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Van45m200 PHP ($4.00)No online tickets
Tuk-Tuk45m - 1 hour500 PHP ($9.50) - good for 4 peopleNo online tickets
Motorbike45m - 1 hour400 PHP ($8) - good for 2 peopleNo online tickets

 

View itinerary from/to Siargao Airport

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Siargao Airport by Bus


Duration: 45 minutes
Costs: 200 PHP ($4.00)

It’s easy to find a shared van outside the arrival hall. Ask the staff to guide you to where the vans are parked. Vans are convenient modes of transportation, and they are the only non-open ride heading to General Luna. However, if you have a lot of luggage, this might not be the most spacious option.

The journey takes 45 minutes, and the fare is just 200 PHP ($4.00) per person. This fare used to be 300php, but was lowered to 200php in 2019 as they are now using larger vans that fit more people. Private vans are also available, but you’ll need to inquire with the staff and negotiate a good price.

Be sure to inform the van driver where you want to be dropped off.

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.

Tuk Tuk

Siargao Airport by Tricycle


Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Costs: 500 PHP ($9.50) – good for 4 persons

There are tricycles in the airport that can take you to General Luna. These can seat up to 4 people when travelling with a minimum number of bags.

If you’re travelling alone, this is not the cheapest option unless you can find other travellers who are willing to share the ride. Tricycles do not run very fast, so the journey can take between 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Even if tricycles do not provide much legroom, travelling like the locals can be a fun experience. Fares are the same heading back to the airport, and you can easily hail a tricycle on the streets. Hotel staff will be happy to book a tricycle for you.

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Siargao Airport by Motorbike Taxi


Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Costs: 400 PHP ($8)- 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. Regular motorbike units are used, so don’t expect a very high-end motorbike. Nevertheless, it will get you straight to your hotel in General Luna.

A motorbike taxi fits 2 people with a minimum number of small bags. Otherwise, the motorbike could be quite uncomfortable. The standard fare is 400 PHP ($8) for 2 people. It takes about 45 minutes to go by habal-habal.

Going by habal-habal is a fun alternative, but keep in mind that it’s not always the safest option.

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