Last updated: Jun 24, 2020


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How To Get From Siquijor to Dumaguete?

Dumaguete is a vibrant city and capital of Negros Oriental. Also called the City of Gentle People, you will meet here some of the best folks in the Philippines. More often than not, Dumaguete is used as the jumpoff point for tourists bound for the diver’s mecca around Apo Island and the paradise island of Siquijor.

Dumaguete’s charm calls for a long-term stay, making it a retirement home for many expats. It may not hold the tropical adventure you seek, but we still recommend an overnight stay in Dumaguete before heading to or on your way back from Siquijor. Take time to check out its interesting cafes, walk or jog along Rizal Boulevard, and get to know its beautiful people.

The only way to travel the 35km distance from Siquijor to Dumaguete is by ferry. This ferry journey takes 1 to 2 hours. Fares start from 420 PHP ($8.50) when you include the transfers to and from the ports.

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Ferry1-2h420 PHP ($8.50)Check ferry tickets

View itinerary from Siquijor to Dumaguete

Siquijor to Dumaguete by Ferry

Duration: 1-2hrs
Costs: 250 PHP ($5) + 130 PHP ($2.60) + 25 PHP ($0.50) + 12 PHP ($0.20)

Depending on your hotel’s location in Siquijor, you can choose from 2 departure points:  Siquijor Port and Larena Port. We recommend departing from Siquijor Port if you’re coming from San Juan as it is nearer and there are also more ferry trips from here.

For your transfer, you can take a tricycle starting at 250 PHP ($5). But make sure to inquire at your resort first as they may offer a cheaper or even free transfer.

Several companies operate ferries from Siquijor to Dumaguete between 06:00 to 19:30. Fares start at 130 PHP ($2.60) and travel time takes between 1 to 2hrs, depending on the ferry company.

Below are the schedules from Siquijor to Dumaguete:

Ferry OperatorDeparts FromScheduleDurationCosts
Montenegro Shipping LinesSiquijor Pier
1h 30m130 PHP ($2.60)
Montenegro Shipping LinesLarena Pier06:00-07:301h 50m170 PHP ($3.40)
Aleson Shipping LinesSiquijor Pier07:30-09:00
1h 30m150 PHP ($3) - 200 PHP ($4)
OceanjetSiquijor Pier06:00-07:00
1 hour300 PHP ($6)

Some trips may not be available on Sundays, so we recommend asking your hotel the day before for the latest schedules.

If you’re travelling on weekends or in summer (March to June), it’s best to book your ticket online beforehand as they sell out really fast. Only Oceanjet is available for only booking via Bookaway. Just click the link below.

Check Ferry Tickets with BookAway

Keep in mind that you’ll have to pay an additional 15 PHP ($0.30) for the terminal fee in Siquijor.

From Dumaguete Port, you can get to your hotel in the town center for 12 PHP ($0.20)/passenger, with an additional cost for luggage. If you’re already headed for Dumaguete-Sibulan Airport, tricycle fare starts at 100 PHP ($2).

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