Siargao to Manila

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How to get from Siargao to Manila

Have you made the most out of your trip in Siargao? Tried surfing and island hopping tours and visited the nicest spots in the island? While it has been a great stay in the island of Siargao, some travellers would still need to go back to their urban lives in the city of Manila.

The distance from Siargao to Manila is 762 km (473 miles). In this post, we compare the four best options to travel from Siargao to Manila: by direct flight (2 hours), by flight via Cebu (4 hours), by flight via Butuan (6hr 45min), and by ferry (at least 32 hours). Ticket prices range from 1,600 PHP ($27.50) to 3,400 PHP ($59).

2 ways to get from Siargao to Manila

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Direct Flight2 hours 1,600 PHP ($27.50)Check Flights
Flight via Cebu4 hours3,400 PHP ($59)Check Flights
Flight via Butuan6hr 45min1,660 PHP ($29)Check Flights
Ferry32 hours excl. transfer time2,360 PHP ($41)Check Ferry Tickets

The direct flight is the fastest way to get from Siargao to Manila. The flight takes 2 hours and costs around 1,600 PHP ($27.50). Note that this rate can easily double or triple during peak season, so it’s best to book your flight early.

Another flight option is an indirect flight from Siargao to Manila with a stop in Cebu. You can travel this way if the direct flights have sold out. Tickets cost 3,400 PHP ($59) with a 4-hour travel time.

If you’re looking for an adventurous and budget-friendly way to get to Siargao from Manila, an indirect flight via Butuan is a possible option. This option requires you to travel to Butuan and Surigao City before reaching Siargao. Overall costs are around 1,660 PHP ($29), and the total travel time is 6 hours 45 minutes.

The ferry ride is another cheap way to travel from Siargao to Manila, but it takes 32 hours excluding transfer time. This option requires 3 ferry rides to reach Manila. Total fares cost at least 2,360 PHP ($41), and they can still go higher depending on the ferry classes you pick.

Looking for more info? We got you covered!

Itinerary from Siargao to Manila

Siargao to Manila by Flight

Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 1,600 PHP ($27.50)
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 1,600 PHP ($27.50)

If you want to travel directly from Siargao to Manila, then flying is the best choice.

There are two airlines that operate direct flights from Siargao to Manila:

  • Philippine Airlines or PAL Express
  • Cebu Pacific or CebGo

PAL Express and CebGo are subsidiaries of the two main airlines.

SkyJet was also another airline with direct flights for this route. However, they stopped operating during the pandemic and haven’t resumed any flights from Siargao to Manila yet.

Siargao Airport

Flights depart from Siargao Airport, also known as Sayak Airport. This small airport is on the west side of Siargao island.

If you’re staying in General Luna, you can easily take a van to the airport, which would take around 45 minutes.

Direct flights from Siargao to Manila

You can book tickets that range from 1,600 PHP ($27.50) to 2,700 PHP ($47). To avail cheaper tickets, it’s best to book your ticket in advance or during seat sales.

Philippine Airlines or PAL Express flights from Siargao to Manila take 2 hours. Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific or CebGo flights take a bit longer, around 2.5 hours.

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Manila Airport

Flights from Siargao to Manila land at Manila Airport in Pasay City.

NAIA Terminal 2 is exclusive for Philippine Airlines and PAL Express flights. Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific and CebGo flights land at NAIA Terminal 4.

Siargao to Manila via Cebu by Indirect Flight

Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 3,400 PHP ($59)
Duration: 4 hours
Cost: 3,400 PHP ($59)

Another option to travel from Siargao to Manila is by an indirect flight with a layover in Cebu. This option is usually an alternative if the direct flights are sold out.

Indirect flights via Cebu

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific also offer indirect flights from Siargao to Manila. These flights make a stop at Cebu Airport. The flight from Siargao to Cebu takes 1 hour.

An indirect flight from Siargao to Manila costs around 3,400 PHP ($59). If you’re booking months in advance, you can find tickets that cost as low as 2,500 PHP ($43.50).

Note that indirect flights are available when you browse Siargao to Manila flights on Skyscanner. The results would show both non-stop or direct flights, as well as flights with stops in Cebu.

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Layover in Cebu

The layover in Cebu between the two flights varies, but it can range from 1.5-5 hours. Try to book a flight that gives you enough time to check in in time for your connecting flight.

For the second flight, it takes 1.5 hours to reach Manila from Cebu.

Tip: Cebu Pacific offers many promotions annually. Keep an eye out for these promotions so you can book a cheaper flight for this route!

Siargao to Manila via Butuan by Indirect Flight

Duration: 6hrs 45m excl. transfer time
Cost: 1,660 PHP ($29)
Duration: 6hrs 45m excl. transfer time
Cost: 1,660 PHP ($29)

An adventurous and budget-friendly way to travel from Siargao to Manila is by taking a flight from Butuan in Surigao.

The entire journey goes like this:

  1. Ferry from Siargao to Surigao (1 hour 30 minutes)
  2. Tricycle to Surigao Bus Terminal (15 minutes)
  3. Bus to Butuan Terminal (3 hours)
  4. Multicab to Butuan Airport (20 minutes)
  5. Flight to Manila (1 hour 40 minutes)

For this option, the total travel time is around 6 hours 45 minutes. We explain every step for this route below.

Step 1: Siargao to Surigao by Ferry

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 350 PHP ($6)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 350 PHP ($6)

There are multiple ferry trips available at Dapa Ferry Terminal daily. These ferries can bring both passengers and cargo to Macapagal Port in Siargao.

The two main ferry operators for the Siargao to Surigao route are JP Shipping Lines Inc. and Evaristo & Sons Sea Transport Corp.

Dapa Ferry Terminal

The ferries from Siargao to Surigao City depart from Dapa Ferry Terminal. It is located in the southeastern part of the island.

This ferry terminal is a 40-minute tricycle ride from General Luna. The tricycle ride costs 300 PHP ($5), and it can fit up to 3 people with luggage.

Ferry schedule from Siargao to Surigao

Ferry OperatorScheduleCost
JP Shipping05:30-08:00280 PHP ($4.85)
Evaristo & Sons Sea
(Fastcraft)
06:00-07:30
10:00-11:30
12:30-14:00
350 PHP ($6)
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The prices provided are for Economy class tickets. There are also Premium class tickets that are more expensive.

JP Shipping Lines Inc.

JP Shipping Lines Inc. has two ships plying the route daily: Fortune Angel 1 and 2. Both ships depart the terminal at 05:30.

The ferry trip takes 2 hours 30 minutes from Siargao to Surigao, with tickets costing 280 PHP ($4.85).

If you want to book your tickets with JP Shipping Lines in advance, you will need to call the numbers posted on their Facebook page.

Evaristo & Sons Sea

Evaristo & Sons Sea is another ferry operator with trips between Siargao and Surigao daily.

They offer fast craft ferries and RoRo (Roll On Roll Off) for both passengers and cargo for this route. However, the last time we checked (May 2022), only fast craft ferries are available.

Fast crafts take 1.5 hours from Siargao to Surigao. An economy class ticket costs 350 PHP ($6).

You may book with Evaristo & Sons Sea via the link on their Facebook page. Tickets are also available at the ferry terminal.

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For this route, we suggest taking a fast craft ferry with Evaristo & Sons Sea for a shorter travel time. They also have multiple trips daily, so you have more options with departure times.

Step 2: Macapagal Port to Surigao Terminal by Tricycle

Duration: 15 minutes
Cost: 20 PHP ($0.30)
Duration: 15 minutes
Cost: 20 PHP ($0.30)

The ferries from Siargao dock at Macapagal Port in Surigao City.

From Macapagal Port, you need to take a tricycle ride to the bus terminal. This is where you can ride a van to the airport for your flight to Manila.

Outside the port, you can find tricycles and multicabs to bring you to Surigao Bus and Jeepney Terminal. A multicab would cost 10 PHP ($0.15), while a tricycle ride would cost around 20 PHP ($0.30).

Since the terminal is just 5 km away from the port, the ride would take around 15 minutes.

We recommend taking a tricycle if you have a lot of luggage and if you want a direct ride to the terminal.

Step 3: Surigao Terminal to Butuan Terminal by Bus

Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 270 PHP ($4.70)
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: 270 PHP ($4.70)

At Surigao Bus and Jeepney Terminal, there are vans and buses bound for Butuan City.

We recommend taking a bus for this route, as buses leave every hour. A van, on the other hand, would wait until it is full of passengers before departing the terminal.

Bachelor Express buses have hourly trips from Surigao to Butuan. It costs 270 PHP ($4.70) to Butuan Terminal. The ride takes around 3 hours.

The bus drops passengers off at Butuan City Integrated Bus Terminal.

Step 4: Butuan Terminal to Butuan Airport by Multicab

Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: 20 PHP ($0.30)
Duration: 20 minutes
Cost: 20 PHP ($0.30)

From Butuan Terminal, Butuan Airport is still 9 km away.

Outside the terminal, you can ride a multicab going to Butuan Airport. A multicab serves as a jeepney in this area.

This ride costs only 20 PHP ($0.30) and takes 20 minutes to the airport.

Step 5: Butuan to Manila by Flight

Duration: 1hr 40m
Cost: 1,000 PHP ($17)
Duration: 1hr 40m
Cost: 1,000 PHP ($17)

For the last leg of the trip, you have to take a flight from Butuan to Manila.

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific also offer flights between Butuan and Manila. The flight can take around 1 hour 40 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the airline.

Flights from Butuan to Manila are generally cheaper than direct flights to Siargao and indirect flights via Cebu. You can find tickets that cost around 1,000 PHP ($17).

For the cheapest flights, check out Skyscanner.

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Siargao to Manila by Ferry

Duration: 32 hours excl. transfer time
Cost: 2,360 PHP ($41)
Duration: 32 hours excl. transfer time
Cost: 2,360 PHP ($41)

Traveling by ferry from Siargao to Manila requires more than one day of travel. It also involves multiple transfers.

This option involves these 3 steps:

  1. Ferry from Siargao to Surigao (1 hour 30 minutes)
  2. Ferry to Cebu (8 hours 30 minutes)
  3. Ferry to Manila (22 hours)

It’s important that you plan each trip accordingly so that you won’t miss any of the ferries.

Step 1: Siargao to Surigao by Ferry

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 350 PHP ($6)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 350 PHP ($6)

The first ferry for this option is a ferry from Siargao to Surigao.

There are two main ferry operators for the Siargao to Surigao route: JP Shipping Lines Inc. and Evaristo & Sons Sea Transport Corp.

Ferry schedule from Surigao to Siargao

Ferry OperatorScheduleCost
JP Shipping05:30-08:00280 PHP ($4.85)
Evaristo & Sons Sea
(Fastcraft)
06:00-07:30
10:00-11:30
12:30-14:00
350 PHP ($6)
Check Ferry Tickets
The prices provided are for Economy class tickets. There are also Premium class tickets that are more expensive at 500 PHP ($8.50).

JP Shipping Lines Inc.

JP Shipping Lines Inc. has two ships plying the route daily: Fortune Angel 1 and 2. Both ferries depart Dapa Ferry Terminal at 05:30.

The ferry trip takes 2 hours 30 minutes from Siargao to Surigao, with tickets costing 280 PHP ($4.85).

When booking in advance, you will need to call the numbers posted on their Facebook page.

Evaristo & Sons Sea

You can also take a ferry with Evaristo & Sons Sea when travelling from Siargao and Surigao.

They offer fast craft ferries and RoRo trips daily for both passengers and cargo. However, the last time we checked (May 2022), only fast craft ferries are available, as they briefly stopped operations for RoRo passengers.

Fast crafts take 1.5 hours from Siargao to Surigao. An economy class ticket costs 350 PHP ($6).

Booking is available on the link provided on their Facebook page. Tickets are also available at the ferry terminal.

For this route, we suggest taking a fast craft ferry with Evaristo & Sons Sea for a shorter travel time. They also have multiple trips daily, so you have more options with departure times.

Step 2: Surigao to Cebu by Ferry

Duration: 8.5 hours
Cost: 1,100 PHP ($19)
Duration: 8.5 hours
Cost: 1,100 PHP ($19)

Ferries from Siargao dock at Macapagal Port in Surigao City. This is also the port where you will take the second ferry for this trip.

There are three ferry operators with trips from Surigao to Cebu.

Ferry schedule from Surigao to Cebu

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Cokaliong Lines19:00-03:301,100 PHP ($19)
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Starlite Ferries09:00-18:001,270 PHP ($22)
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Medallion Transport*20:00-04:00830 PHP ($14.50)
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*COVID-19 UPDATE: The last time we checked (May 2022), the Medallion Transport ferry is unavailable. Please check the provided link to see if anything has changed.

Cokaliong Lines

Cokaliong Lines is the only company operating daily ferry trips from Surigao to Cebu. The ferry departs Surigao Port at 19:00 and arrives at Cebu Pier 1 at 03:30.

An economy ticket costs 1,100 PHP ($19) for an 8.5-hour trip from Surigao to Cebu.

You can buy your tickets at Cokaliong Shipping Lines office just outside Surigao Port.

Starlite Ferries

Starlite Ferries also offers ferry trips from Surigao to Cebu from Monday to Saturday. There are no trips on Sundays.

The ferry leaves Surigao Port at 09:00 and arrives at Cebu Pier 3 at 18:00. The trip takes 9 hours.

An economy bed costs 1,270 PHP ($22). A tourist bed with more features is also available at 1,750 PHP ($30.50).

If you want to book directly, you may also call them on the numbers indicated on their website. Tickets are available on BookAway.

If you prefer to book online, you can also do so via BookAway through the link below. Rates are at least $5 more expensive, but at least you won’t have to worry about your connecting ferry ticket from Cebu to Manila.

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Medallion Transport

Another ferry operator is Medallion Transport, but they haven’t resumed their trips yet for the Cebu to Surigao route. Pre-pandemic, it used to operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

The ferry used to depart Cebu Pier 4 at 20:00 and would arrive at Surigao at 4:00. Ticket costs were around 830 PHP ($14.50).

Step 3: Cebu to Manila by Ferry

Duration: 22 hours
Cost: 910 PHP ($15.50)
Duration: 22 hours
Cost: 910 PHP ($15.50)

The final leg of your Siargao to Manila trip is a ferry ride with 2Go Travel.

With 2Go Travel’s new schedule, there are two direct trips in a week from Cebu to Manila:

  • Tuesday 10:00-08:00 (22 hours)
  • Friday 22:00-20:00 (22 hours)

Note that there are also trips from Cebu to Manila that make a stop in other cities. There’s a Tuesday trip with a stop in Butuan (43 hours) and a Saturday trip with a stop in Ozamis (31 hours).

We suggest that you avoid booking on these days and book a direct trip on a Tuesday or Friday instead.

A Mega Value class ticket costs 910 PHP ($15.50). Note that the fares depend on how early you book. This means that tickets can still get a lot cheaper if you book in advance.

You can book your ticket directly on the 2Go Travel website, but they are also available to book on 12go.Asia through the link below.

Check Ferry Tickets

The ship departs from Cebu Port Pier 1 and docks at North Harbour Pier 4 in Manila.

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