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 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 $30.
If on a budget, you can instead catch a ferry and bus ride via Liloan. This only costs about $7, 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 $10.
There also used to be a daily flight operated by Air Juan, but this option is not available anymore.
|Ferry via Tagbilaran||3h 20m||1,500 PHP ($30)||Check ferry tickets|
|Ferry via Liloan||6 hours||350 PHP ($7)||No online tickets|
|Bus via Dumaguete||7.5 hours excl transfer time||510 PHP ($10)||Check ferry tickets|
|Flight||40m||4,500 PHP ($90)||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 20min excl transfer time
Costs: 1,500 PHP ($30)
If you want to cross this distance by sea, the fastest way is to go first to Tagbilaran, Bohol. From Tagbilaran, you can take another ferry to Cebu.
A convenient way to do this is with the combined Oceanjet ferry booking via BookAway. Tickets start from1,500 PHP ($30) for a tourist seat. With the combined booking, you are able to save $2, as opposed to booking the ferry trip separately. Your itinerary will look like this:
|Total travel time||Costs|
|12:30-13:50||15:20-17:20||3h 20m||Tourist: 1,500 PHP ($30)|
Business: 2,500 PHP ($49)
The ferry from Siquijor departs from Larena Pier. Your connecting ferry arrives at Cebu Int’l Port. Note that there is a 1.5-hr wait for your connecting ferry.
Lite Shipping, on the other hand, offers direct ferries from Siquijor to Cebu. However, they operate the slower RoRo ferries, which take 9hrs to complete the journey. Also, they operate only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
The ferries depart from Larena Pier and arrive at Cebu Pier 1.
You can get a non-aircon standard bed for 560 PHP ($11) and an air-conditioned tourist bed for 660 PHP ($13). Tickets are available to book online through BookAway.
Separate Booking: Siquijor to Cebu via Tagbilaran
Duration: 3h 20min excl transfer time
Costs: 1,600 PHP ($32)
If you’re planning on a short stopover in Bohol, you can also book this route separately.
From Siquijor to Bohol, only Oceanjet operates a ferry trip daily. This departs from Larena Pier at 12:30 and arrives at Tagbilaran City Port at 13:50. You can book a ticket via BookAway starting at 950 PHP ($19). Visit our page for Siquijor to Bohol for more details.
When taking the ferry from Bohol to Cebu, you have more ferry choices: Oceanjet, 2Go Supercat, and Lite Shipping. Fares start at 650 PHP ($13) for a fastcraft that takes 2hrs to complete this journey. You can also book your ticket via BookAway, just make sure you book a ferry departing from Tagbilaran City. For more details and ferry schedules, check out how to go from Bohol to Cebu.
Siquijor to Cebu via Liloan by Ferry + Bus
Duration: 6 hours
Costs: 350 PHP ($7)
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 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 via Dumaguete by Ferry + Bus
Duration: 7.5 hours excl transfer time
Costs: 510 PHP ($10)
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: 150 PHP ($3)
Aleson and Montenegro Shipping Lines operate daily ferries to Dumaguete. You’ll have to purchase the ferry tickets directly from their ticket 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 with BookAway through the link below. We highly recommend booking online if you’re travelling on a weekend or during peak season (March to June).
|Ferry Operator||Departs From||Schedule||Duration||Costs|
|Montenegro Shipping Lines||Siquijor Pier||07:30-09:00|
|1h 30m||130 PHP ($2.60)|
|Montenegro Shipping Lines||Larena Pier||06:00-07:30||1h 50m||170 PHP ($3.40)|
|Aleson Shipping Lines||Siquijor Pier||07:30-09:00|
|1h 30m||150 PHP ($3) - 200 PHP ($4)|
|1 hour||300 PHP ($6)|
The ferries dock at Dumaguete Port. To catch the bus headed to Cebu, you can take a 2km tricycle or taxi ride to Ceres Bus Terminal.
Step 2: Dumaguete to Cebu by Bus + Ferry
Duration: 6 hours
Costs: 360 PHP ($7)
Ceres Bus offers multiple trips from Dumaguete 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 ($5.50)|
Bus tickets can be purchased at the terminal for 275 PHP ($5.50). 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 South Bus Terminal in Cebu.
- Departs from 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 ($90)
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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