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 762km (473miles). 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 ($30) to 3,400 PHP ($63).
The direct flight is the fastest way to get from Siargao to Manila. The flight takes 2 hours and costs around 1,600 PHP ($30). Note that this rate can easily double or triple on peak season, so it’s best to book your flight early.
Another flight option is by 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 ($63) 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 in Butuan and Surigao City before reaching Siargao. Overall costs are around 1,660 PHP ($31), 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 ($44), and they can still go higher depending on ferry classes you pick.
The prices provided are for Economy class tickets. There are also Premium class tickets that are more expensive at 500 PHP ($9).
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 ($5).
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, as of May 2022, only fast craft ferries are available, as they briefly stopped operations for RoRo Passenger.
Fast crafts take 1 hour 30 minutes from Siargao to Surigao. An economy class ticket costs 350 PHP ($6.50).
You may book with Evaristo & Sons Sea via the link on their Facebook page. Tickets are also available at the ferry terminal.
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 ($23.50). A tourist bed with more features is also available at 1,750 PHP ($32.50).
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.