How To Get From Siquijor to Cebu?
Known as the Queen City of the South, Cebu is home to beautiful white-sand beaches and the famous Kawasan Falls. Whether you want to go canyoneering, island hopping, or just to lie on a beach with a good book, Cebu has it all.
There are 3 ways to travel the 170km journey from Siquijor to Cebu. You can catch 2 ferry rides via Tagbilaran (3.5 hours); you can take a combined ferry and bus ride via Liloan (6 hours); or you can hop on a ferry and a bus via Dumaguete (7.5 hours). Prices start at $6.
The fastest option is to take a ferry from Siquijor to Tagbilaran then transfer to another ferry bound for Cebu City. Excluding transfers, you will only travel for 3.5 hours. Combined tickets cost about $31.50.
If on a budget, you can instead catch a ferry and bus ride via Liloan. This only costs about $6, but travel time is at least 6 hours.
Another option is to travel via Dumaguete with a combined ferry and bus ride for 7.5 hours. You can get tickets for $9.
There also used to be a daily flight operated by Air Juan, but this option is currently not available anymore.
|Ferry via Tagbilaran||3h 30m||1,600 PHP ($31.50)||Check ferry tickets|
|Ferry via Liloan||6 hours||300 PHP ($6)||No online tickets|
|Bus + Ferry||7.5 hours excl transfer time||460 ($9)||Check ferry tickets|
|Flight||40m||4,500 PHP ($88)||Check flights|
View itinerary from Siquijor to Cebu
Ferry Via Tagbilaran
- 1h 20min
- 2 hours
Ferry Via Liloan
- 2-3 hours
- 4 hours
- 1h 30min
- 6 hours
- 40 min
Siquijor to Cebu via Tagbilaran by Ferry
Duration: 3h 30min
Costs: 1,600 PHP ($31.50)
If you want to cross this distance by sea, you’ll need to head first to Tagbilaran, Bohol. From Tagbilaran, you can take another ferry to Cebu.
Note there is a 3-hour interval between your arrival at Tagbilaran and the departure of your ferry to Cebu. This makes the travel time a total of 6.5 hours.
Step 1: Siquijor to Tagbilaran by Ferry
Duration: 1h 30min
Costs: 890 PHP ($17)
The ferry leaves from Larena Pier at 12:30 and the journey takes 1.5 hours. Oceanjet ferries dock at Tagbilaran Port.
Step 2: Tagbilaran to Cebu by Ferry
Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 710 PHP ($14)
The Oceanjet ferry bound for Cebu also leaves from Tagbilaran Port. It’s best that you ask the ferry crew where the ferry is docked so you don’t end up missing it or boarding the wrong ferry. The ferry leaves for Cebu at 17:00, and the journey takes 2 hours. The ferry docks at Pier 1 at Cebu Port.
Siquijor to Cebu via Liloan by Ferry + Bus
Duration: 6 hours
Costs: 350 PHP ($6)
If your next destination in Cebu is somewhere in the south, it might be better to take a ferry to Liloan, located at the southern tip of Cebu. From here, you can hop on a northbound bus to Oslob, Moalboal, Cebu City, and any town along the way.
Step 1: Siquijor to Liloan by Ferry
Duration: 2-3 hours
Costs: 200 PHP ($4)
There is only 1 trip operating on this route and it is offered by Maayo Shipping. This ferry leaves Larena Port at 17:00 daily. A one-way ticket costs 200 PHP ($4) and travel time is 2-3 hours.
You can either buy your tickets at the port or contact Maayo Shipping for early booking.
Note that you might have to take a tuk-tuk from your accommodation to the port.
Step 2: Liloan to Cebu City by Bus
Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 150 PHP ($3)
The ferry docks at Liloan Port, located in southern Cebu. From here, you will find a number of buses bound for various towns in the province. You will see their final stop at the signage in front of the bus.
If you’re heading to Cebu City, a ticket costs about 150 PHP ($3) and travel time is 4 hours. The bus parks at the South Bus Terminal.
If you’re bound for another destination in the province, simply ask around which bus route is the best for your destination.
Siquijor to Cebu by Ferry + Bus
Duration: 7.5 hours excl transfer time
Costs: 460 PHP ($9)
First, you’ll need to take a ferry from Siquijor to Dumaguete. From there, you can take a bus to Cebu.
Step 1: Siquijor to Dumaguete by Ferry
Duration: 1h 30min
Costs: 100 PHP ($1.90)
Aleson and Montenegro Shipping Lines operate daily ferries to Dumaguete. You’ll have to purchase the ferry tickets directly from their ticketing outlet near the port as they’re not available online. Hotel staff can also help you book ferry tickets. Travel time is 1.5 to 2 hours.
If you want to reach Dumaguete faster and in an airconditioned cabin, you can also take an Oceanjet fast craft for 300 PHP ($6). The journey takes 1 hour and you can book your ticket online through the link below.
|Ferry Operator||Departs From||Schedule||Duration||Costs|
|Montenegro Shipping Lines||Siquijor Pier||14:00-15:30||1h 30m||130 PHP ($2.50)|
|Montenegro Shipping Lines||Larena Pier||14:00-15:50||1h 50m||170 PHP ($3.40)|
|Aleson Shipping Lines||Siquijor Pier||07:30-09:00|
|1h 30m||100 PHP ($2) - 120 PHP ($2.40)|
|1 hour||300 PHP ($6)|
The ferry docks at Dumaguete Port. To catch the bus headed to Cebu, you’ll have to take local transport to the Ceres Bus Terminal.
Step 2: Dumaguete to Cebu by Bus + Ferry
Duration: 6 hours
Costs: 360 PHP ($6.50)
Ceres Bus offers multiple trips to Cebu. We advise you to choose one of the schedules listed in the table below. Note that the first ferry from Siquijor arrives in Dumaguete at 07:00.
|6h||275 PHP ($5.40)|
Bus tickets can be purchased at the terminal for 275 PHP ($5.40). The bus travels to Sibulan Port in order to cross over to Cebu via ferry. At the port, you’ll have to get off the bus and buy your ferry ticket for 85 PHP ($1.70). Once the ferry arrives at Bato Port, don’t forget to get back on the bus! The bus parks at the South Bus Terminal in Cebu.
- Departs from the Ceres Bus Terminal-Dumaguete, near SPI Global
- Arrives at South Bus Terminal along Natalio B. Bacalso Avenue, next to Elizabeth Mall
Ceres Bus is a trusted bus company in Cebu. However, sometimes drivers tend to drive fast.
Siquijor to Cebu by Flight
Costs: 4,500 PHP ($88)
TEMPORARY NOT AVAILABLE!
Travelling via chartered flight directly from Siquijor to Cebu is the fastest, but also the most expensive option.
Air Juan offers one flight daily. The flight departs Siquijor Airport at 14:00 and arrives at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport at 14:40. The fare for an economy one-way ticket is 4,500 PHP ($88).
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