Last updated: May 12, 2020

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

 

How To Get From/To Siargao Airport?

Siargao’s 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.”

To travel from the airport to General Luna, you can either take a van, a tricycle or motorbike taxi. The ride takes about 45mins and costs between 200 PHP-600 PHP ($4-$12).

Staying in Malinao, Pacifico, or more 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 on the picture above is the only one.

 

Compare your options of how to travel from the airport to General Luna

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Van45m200 PHP ($4)No online tickets
Tricycle45m - 1 hour500 PHP ($10) - good for 4 peopleNo online tickets
Motorbike45m - 1 hour400 PHP ($8) - good for 2 peopleNo online tickets

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View itinerary from/to Siargao Airport

 

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Siargao Airport by Van


Duration: 45 minutes
Costs: 200 PHP ($4)

Finding a van 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 only 200 PHP ($4) to General Luna. In the past, this fare used to be 300 PHP ($6), but was lowered in 2019 when they started operating 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.

vans parked at siargao aiport

The journey to General Luna takes about 45mins. 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 drive, but at least the view on this 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 ($6).

Tuk Tuk

Siargao Airport by Tricycle


Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Costs: 500 PHP ($10) – 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. Better to find other travellers who are willing to share the ride. Tricycles do not run very fast, so the journey can take between 45mins to 1hr.

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

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

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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 ride. Nevertheless, it will get you straight to your hotel in General Luna.

A motorbike taxi fits 2 persons, or 1 person including luggage. The standard fare is 400 PHP ($8) and it takes about 45mins to go by habal-habal.

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

 

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