Siargao to Cebu How to Get to Cebu from Siargao

Siargao to Cebu 2024: How to Get to Cebu from Siargao

If you are traveling from Siargao to Cebu, the best way is to fly directly. Learn how to get to Cebu from Siargao in the smoothest way possible!
Find this helpful? Share it!

If you are traveling from Siargao to Cebu, the best way to get there is to fly directly. But this is not your only option. In this guide, I will walk you through getting to Cebu from Siargao in the smoothest way possible.

I have just been to Siargao. You can guarantee you are reading the most updated guide.

Whether you have a connecting flight or you are exploring Cebu after tossing and turning in the waves of Siargao, we have you covered. You have two options to get to Cebu from Siargao: by direct flight from Siargao to Cebu and by ferry via Surigao City.

👉Check Siargao to Cebu flights!👈

Siargao to Cebu How to Get to Cebu from Siargao

How Many Hours Travel from Siargao to Cebu?

The travel time from Siargao to Cebu is about 55 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes. Including waiting times and transfers, it might take up to 3 hours to get to Cebu from Siargao.

👉Get your Surigao to Cebu ferry ticket!👈

How to Get to Cebu from Siargao

To get to Cebu from Siargao, you can either take a direct flight from Siargao to Cebu or a ferry from Siargao to Surigao City and then an overnight ferry to Cebu. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get to Cebu from Siargao:

Option #1: Direct Flight from Siargao to Cebu

First, you need to book your Siargao to Cebu flight. Cebu Pacific Air and Philippine Airlines have daily flights from Siargao to Cebu and vice versa. Boutique airline Sunlight Air also has trips in between destinations.

To get to the Siargao Airport, take a van for hire or v-hire. Ask your hotel’s front desk about vans that go to the airport. They can book one for you.

These vans will pick you up from your hotel at your desired time (or two hours before your flight’s departure). The fare from General Luna to Siargao Airport is 300 PHP (~6 USD) per person, and the travel time is about 45 minutes.

👉Check Siargao to Cebu flights!👈

Option #2: Ferry From Siargao to Cebu via Surigao City

Alternatively, you can take a ferry to Cebu. Just a heads-up—there’s no ferry company that directly travels from Siargao to Cebu. You need to get to Surigao City to get to Cebu.

Take a DATSCO modern jeepney to Dapa Port. The fare is 30 PHP (~0.5 USD) per person.

Or, you can charter a habal-habal (motorcycle taxi) (up to 2 passengers) or tricycle (up to 5 passengers) to take you to Dapa Port. Fare is 300 PHP (~6 USD) for a habal-habal and 300-350 PHP (~6-7 USD) for tricycle. Travel time is 30 minutes.

👉Get your Surigao to Cebu ferry ticket!👈

You need to buy your ticket at Dapa Port, where ticket booths of shipping companies like Montenegro, Evaristo, and JP Shipping are. The fare is 400 PHP (~8 USD) for a fastcraft tourist class. Travel time of fastcraft ferries is 1.5 hours.

You can walk in anytime at the port when buying your ticket if it’s not a long weekend or holidays like Holy Week and Christmas time. Otherwise, book your ticket at least a day before.

For the updated trips, check out our Siargao to Surigao Ferry Schedule and Fare Guide!

👉Get your Siargao to Surigao ferry ticket!👈

For instance, last Holy Week, I had to accompany my friend to get his ticket from Siargao to Surigao a day earlier since ferries were getting fully booked. Weeks after the long holiday weekend, I decided just to walk in and was able to get my ticket pretty smoothly.

If you decide to walk in, be sure to go to the port early morning to ensure there are still ferries in case the early schedule is booked.

For the updated trips, read our Surigao to Cebu Ferry Schedule and Fare Guide!

👉Get your Siargao to Surigao ferry ticket!👈

At Surigao Port, look for the ticket booths of shipping companies like Starlite Ferries and Cokaliong Shipping. They both have daily trips. Take Starlite Ferries as it’s cleaner and more well-maintained.

I highly recommend booking your ticket in advance to avoid getting booked out. Surigao City is the only port serving Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur going to Cebu, so they get booked fast. 

The travel time from Surigao to Cebu is 8.5 to 10 hours, depending on the type of ferry on schedule.

Outside the port in Cebu City, it’s best to book a Grab or take a metered taxi to your hotel or destination. Depending on the surge of passengers from the ferries, it might take some time to get a taxi. Just a friendly reminder—don’t charter the taxi for a fixed price if you don’t need to.

👉Get your Surigao to Cebu ferry ticket!👈

Your Ultimate Cebu Travel Guide

Siargao and Cebu are very different in many ways. Both have incredible beaches and islands. What sets Cebu apart is its number of adventure activities that you can hardly find anywhere else in the world, including swimming with whale sharks, canyoneering, and swimming with sardines.

If you are still planning for your trip to Cebu, be sure to check out our range of travel guides:

Got questions? Be sure to write them in the comments. I will get back to you ASAP!

For updates, follow CEBU INSIDER on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Find this helpful? Share it!
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.

Articles: 83

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.