Last updated: Sep 17, 2019

 

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Overview | Van | Tricycle | Motorbike Taxi

 

Van, Tricycle or Motrobike from/to Siargao Airport?

 

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 €5-€10.

 

Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Bus45m300 PHP (€5) No online tickets
Tuk-Tuk45m - 1 hour500 PHP (€8,40) - good for 4 peopleNo online tickets
Motorbike45m - 1 hour400 PHP (€7) - good for 2 peopleNo online tickets

 

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Bus from Siargao Airport to General Luna (& vv)


Duration: 45 minutes
Costs: 300 PHP (€5) 

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 300 PHP (€5) per person. Be sure to inform the van driver where you want to be dropped off. Vans usually have a designated stop in town, but if the driver is kind enough, he should be able to drop you off near or in front of your hotel.

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

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

Tricycle from Siargao Airport to General Luna (& vv)


Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Costs: 500 PHP (€8,40) – 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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Motorbike Taxi from Siargao Airport to General Luna (& vv)


Duration: 45 minutes – 1 hour
Costs: 400 PHP (€7) – 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 (€7) 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.