How to Get to Badian, Cebu

Cebu City to Badian: How to Get to Badian, Cebu in 2024

Wondering how to get to Badian, Cebu? There are a few ways to get to Badian from Cebu City and different destinations and this is the only guide you need.
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Wondering how to get to Badian, Cebu? There are a few ways to get to Badian from Cebu City and different destinations and this is the only guide you need.

Badian is home to the famous Kawasan Falls and canyoneering activities. This small town in the south is surely one of the must-visit places in Cebu.

In this guide, you will find out how to go to Badian from different destinations:

  • Cebu City to Badian
  • Cebu or Mactan Airport to Badian
  • Oslob to Badian
  • Dumaguete to Badian

Before anything else, check out our South Cebu Itinerary for 2 Days if you are gearing up for your trip to Badian and Moalboal. If you are looking to explore the best of South Cebu, read our South Cebu Itinerary for 6 Days and 5 Nights.

How to Get to Badian from Cebu City

Option #1: By Bus

  • Go to Cebu South Bus Terminal.
  • Take a Ceres Liner bus bound for Bato via Barili. Tell the driver to drop you off at the access road going to Kawasan Falls or at your desired location. Fare is 200-250 PHP (~4-5 USD) for an aircon bus, depending on your drop-off point. Travel time is 3 hours.
  • To get around town, take a habal-habal or tricycle. Fare is around 50-150 PHP (~1-3 USD).

Badian Bus Schedule: Ceres Liner operates 24/7. Ceres Liner buses depart from Cebu South Bus Terminal every 30 minutes. Aircon buses travel faster and have limited stops compared to non-aircon buses.

Option #2: By Private Transfer

The most convenient way to get to any point in Badian from Cebu City is through chartered vehicles. From Mactan Airport or any point in the city, you can directly ask a taxi driver if they take you to Badian.

Sedan taxis carry up to 4 people with enough space for your luggage. This usually costs 3,500-4,500 PHP (~65-83 USD), depending on your haggling skills. This includes the driver and gas.

If you need a bigger vehicle, you can go to the V-Hire South Terminal to arrange a private transfer for you. Vans can accommodate up to 18 people. As of April 29, 2023, the V-hire South Terminal has moved from Junqiera St., Barangay Kamagayan to SM Seaside. Green and yellow buses are temporarily deployed at the old terminal to transfer commuters/passengers from the old to the new terminal.

Alternatively, you can book a private transfer to Badian from Cebu City. They have options on which vehicle you want. Private transfers cost around 2,400 PHP (~45 USD).

How to Get to Badian from Cebu Airport

Option #1: By Bus

  1. Take a taxi from the airport to Cebu South Bus Terminal. Fare is around 300 PHP (~6 USD). Travel time is 30-60 minutes, depending on traffic. Alternatively, you can take MyBus outside the airport gate to SM City Cebu for 50 PHP (~1 USD) and then take a taxi to Cebu South Bus Terminal for 150 PHP (~3 USD).
  2. Take a Ceres Liner bus bound for Bato via Barili. Tell the driver to drop you off at the access road going to Kawasan Falls or at your desired location. Fare is 200-250 PHP (~4-5 USD) for an aircon bus, depending on your drop-off point. Travel time is 3 hours.
  3. To get around town, take a habal-habal or tricycle. Fare is around 50-150 PHP (~1-3 USD).

Badian Bus Schedule: Ceres Liner operates 24/7. Ceres Liner buses depart from Cebu South Bus Terminal every 30 minutes. Aircon buses travel faster and have limited stops compared to non-aircon buses.

Option #2: By Private Transfer

The most convenient way to transfer from Cebu City or Mactan Airport is through chartered vehicles. From Mactan Airport or any point in the city, you can directly ask a taxi driver if they take you to Badian.

Sedan taxis carry up to 4 people with enough space for your luggage. This usually costs 3,500-4,500 PHP (~65-83 USD), depending on your haggling skills. This includes the driver and gas.

If you need a bigger vehicle, you can go to the V-Hire South Terminal to arrange a private transfer for you. Vans can accommodate up to 18 people. As of April 29, 2023, the V-hire South Terminal has moved from Junqiera St., Barangay Kamagayan to SM Seaside. Green and yellow buses are temporarily deployed at the old terminal to transfer commuters/passengers from the old to the new terminal.

Alternatively, you can book a private transfer to Badian from Mactan Airport. They have options on which vehicle you want. Private transfers cost around 2,400 PHP (~45 USD).

How to Get to Badian from Oslob

  1. On the highway, flag down a Bato-bound bus. Fare is 50 PHP (~1 USD). Travel time is 30 minutes.
  2. Get off at Bato Port and take a Cebu City-bound bus. Tell the driver/conductor you are getting off at the access road going to Kawasan Falls or any desired point. Fare is 150 PHP (~3 USD). Travel time is 2 hours.
  3. To get around town, take a habal-habal or tricycle. Fare is around 50-150 PHP (~1-3 USD).

How to Get to Badian from Dumaguete

Option #1: Via Sibulan-Santander Route

  1. Take a multicab to Sibulan Port. Fare is 20 PHP (~0.5 USD) per person. Travel time is 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a habal-habal or tricycle. Fare is around 100 PHP (~2 USD) for the whole trip.
  2. Take a ferry from Sibulan Port to Liloan Port in Santander. You have 3 options: Cuadro Alas fastcraft (faster), pump boat (cheaper), and Maayo Shipping ferry. Fare is around 70 PHP (~1.5 USD). Travel time is 20-30 minutes.
  3. Take a tricycle to Bato Bus Terminal. Fare is 50 PHP (~1 USD). Travel time is 10 minutes.
  4. Take a Cebu City-bound bus. Tell the driver or conductor to drop you off at Kawasan Falls or any desired location. Fare is around 150 PHP (~3 USD). Travel time is 2 hours.
  5. To get around town, take a habal-habal or tricycle. Fare is around 50-150 PHP (~1-3 USD).

Option #2: Via Tampi-Bato Route

  1. Take a bus from the main bus terminal to Maayo Shipping Port in Tampi. Fare is 30 PHP (~0.5 USD). Travel time is 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a multicab outside McDonald’s along Bishop Epifanio Surban Street or a tricycle to take you directly to Tampi Port.
  2. Take a ferry to Bato Port in Samboan. Fare is 70 PHP (~1.5 USD). Travel time is 20 minutes.
  3. Take a Cebu City-bound bus outside Bato Port. Tell the driver or conductor to drop you off at Kawasan Falls or any desired location. Fare is around 150 PHP (~3 USD). Travel time is 2 hours.
  4. To get around town, take a habal-habal or tricycle. Fare is around 50-150 PHP (~1-3 USD).

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That’s all for now on how to get to Badian. I hope this has helped you.

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Mario Manlupig
Mario Manlupig

Mario is the Founder of CEBU INSIDER. In March 2018, he left his full-time job at the Philippines' biggest TV network and became a digital nomad, traveling all over the country until the pandemic happened. He now calls Cebu City his home.

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