Manila to Siargao How to Get to Siargao from Manila

Manila to Siargao 2024: How to Get to Siargao from Manila

This guide walks you through the exact process on how to get to Siargao from Manila smoothly.
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Manila to Siargao is a common route among people in Luzon who would like to fly to the โ€˜Surfing Capital of the Philippines.โ€™ If you are wondering how to get to Siargao from Manila, your best option is to fly directly.

In this guide, I will walk you through the exact process to get from Manila to Siargao smoothly. There are alternative ways to get to Siargao by land and ferry, but direct flights to Siargao from Manila are the most cost-effective.

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Naked Island - Things to Do in Siargao
Naked Island is free from any structures.

There are no direct ferries from Manila to Siargao or Surigao at the moment. The nearest place you can take a ferry to is Butuan City, where you can take a bus to Surigao and then take a ferry to Siargao. But this takes days.

Alternatively, you can fly to Cebu and then take a direct flight to Siargao or take a ferry from Cebu to Surigao and then another ferry from Surigao to Siargao. I knowโ€”itโ€™s a lot, but I just want to show you that flying directly from Manila to Siargao is really the best option.

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What Airport Do You Fly into for Siargao?

All flights to Siargao Island land at Sayak Airport, more commonly known as Siargao Airport. The airport is located in Barangay Sayak in the town of Del Carmen, which is approximately 1 hour away from General Luna, the center of all tourist activities in Siargao.

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How Many Hours from Manila to Siargao

The fastest direct flights from Manila to Siargao take about 1 hour and 55 minutes. Other flights may take up to 2 hours and 25 minutes. If you include transfers, it might take a total of 4 hours from the moment you leave your hotel for NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) to travel to your hotel in Siargao.

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How to Go to Siargao from Manila

The best way to get from Manila to Siargao is by plane. Hereโ€™s a step-by-step guide on how to get to Siargao Island from Manila:

Book your Manila to Siargao flight. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines each have flights to Siargao from Manila daily and vice versa. Boutique airline Sunlight Air also has direct trips from Manila to Siargao.

All Manila to Siargao flights depart from Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 2 and 4, depending on your carrier. The landing is at Siargao Airport, which is officially known as Sayak Airport).

Sayak Airport in Siargao
Landing at Sayak Airport in Siargao (Photo by Mario Manlupig / CEBU INSIDER)

The travel time from Manila to Siargao is approximately 2 hours to 2 hours and 30 minutes, depending on the type of airbus you are on.

Take a taxi to NAIA. If you are coming from Pasay, you can take an airport bus at the Rotonda Terminal in Pasay (at the back of McDo near EDSA MRT Taft Station). The fare is around 30 PHP (~0.5 USD).

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How to Get to General Luna from Siargao Airport

Outside Siargao Airport, there are vans for hire or V-Hire that will take passengers to your hotel in General Luna. The fare from Siargao airport to General Luna is 300 PHP (~6 USD).

V-Hires are usually packed to full. They carry 12-15 people at a time.

Alternatively, you can charter a habal-habal (motorcycle taxi) or a tricycle and expect to pay around 400-500 PHP (~5 USD) or 500-600 PHP (~6 USD), respectively. Habal-habal can take up to 2 passengers, while tricycles can take up to 5 passengers.

This may not be the most comfortable option, but itโ€™s a great way to get a taste of what living in the island feels like.

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How to Get to Siargao from Manila by Ferry

Unfortunately, there are no ferry companies that go directly to Siargao from Manila. There are no ferries serving the Manila to Surigao route either.

The nearest port you can pass through is Butuan City. From Butuan, you need to take a 3-hour bus ride to Surigao and then a 1-hour and 30-minute ferry trip to Siargao.

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How to Get Around Siargao Island

Scooter for rent in Siargao
A typical scooter for rent in Siargao (Photo by Mario Manlupig / CEBU INSIDER)

To get around Siargao easily, I highly recommend renting a scooter. Many scooters are available for rent in General Luna for 300-400 PHP (~6-8 USD) per day. Ask your hotel front desk about it, or you can find scooters for rent along the roadside in General Luna.

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Is 3 Days Enough in Siargao?

Three days is a bit tight for a trip to Siargao if itโ€™s your first time. But itโ€™s enough to see the best of the island. I highly recommend spending at least 4 days in Siargao.ย 

Nevertheless, hereโ€™s a sample 3-day Siargao itinerary you can take inspiration from:

  • Day 1: Tri-island hopping tour (Guyam Island, Daku Island, Naked Islandย  + Secret Island, Corregidor Island)
  • Day 2: Siargao land tour (Coconut View Deck, Maasin River, Tayangban Cave, Magpupungko Rock Pools, Pacifico Beach, Alegria Beach, Taktak Falls)
  • Day 3: Learn surfing + explore General Luna and Dapa (Cloud 9, Catangnan Bridge, General Luna Beach, Malinao Beach)

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Is Going to Siargao Expensive?

Siargao can be a bit pricey, especially for budget travelers. How expensive is Siargao? Well, to put things into perspective, decent hotels in Siargao cost 1,500-3,000 PHP (~30-60 USD) per night, while a bunk bed at a hostel would cost 700-800 PHP (~14-16 USD) per night.

A decent meal costs around 200-300 PHP (~4-6 USD). Nevertheless, there are eateries in Siargao where you can buy 50 PHP (~1 USD) meals. Attractions in Siargao have admission fees that range from 50 to 100 PHP (~1-2 USD).

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Your Ultimate Siargao Travel Guide

Now is the best time to visit Siargao before it becomes more touristy than it already is. Siargao is the hottest tourist destination right now in Southeast Asia, so start planning your itinerary.

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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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