Boracay Transportation / Getting from Manila, Kalibo to Boracay
Boracay Transportation / Getting from Manila, Kalibo to Boracay

How to get to Boracay? The fastest and most convenient way of getting to Boracay (MPH) is buying a flight ticket and travel by aircraft from Manila, Kalibo, or Cebu to Caticlan. In Manila (MNL), airline carriers as AirAsia and Cebu Pacific Air operate the route Manila - Boracay (Caticlan) - Manila several times a day. Daily flight schedule between Manila and Boracay begins early in the morning and ends in the evening. Flight time from Manila to Caticlan is one hour. Regardless of the fees included in the ticket, passengers within the Philippines often have to pay a separate local airport or seaport charge, usually in cash. In 2016, the runway of Boracay Airport was extended to almost 2000 metres. Since then, jet aircrafts (A320) are able to take off and land in Caticlan additional to propeller planes (ATR 72-500).

Alternatively, there is air traffic between Manila and Kalibo International Airport (KLO) with AirAsia and Cebu Pacific Air. Flights from Manila to Kalibo are often a little cheaper then to Caticlan. The air-conditioned transfer from Kalibo airport to Caticlan Jetty Port takes about two hours by van or bus. Public vans and buses are driving to Caticlan approx. every half an hour after an aircraft has landed at Kalibo Airport. Departure is when all seats are sold in the resspective van, bus. Last trip from Caticlan to Kalibo International Airport runs against 6:00pm. The fare from Kalibo airport to Caticlan (Boracay) amounts 175 PHP. Furthermore, a frequent flight connection exist between Cebu City (CEB) and Caticlan with Cebu Pacific Air.

Cebu Pacific Air and AirAsia depart / arrive at Manila Domestic Terminal 4 to Caticlan (MPH). Manila Domestic Terminal and NAIA Terminal 3 / Terminal 1 are a few km apart. The transfer time between those terminals takes 20 minutes up to one hour - based on the traffic volume in Manila. Metered Taxi, in that case the yellow "Coupon Taxis", and a free shuttle bus connects NAIA Terminal 1,2,3 and Manila Domestic Terminal 4. The daytime fare per way amounts around 200 PHP. An offical public shuttle service between all terminals operates 24 hours the day and is free of charge.

Besides the plane other ways of getting to Boracay are by ferry or bus. Ro-Ro ferries of the shipping company "2GO Travel" (before Negros Navigation) are serving daily the direct route from Port of Batangas (110 kilometers south of Metro Manila) to Caticlan. The travel time takes approximately eight hours. Each ferry can transport up to 1000 passengers. Informations about the ferry service from Manila/Batangas to Boracay (Caticlan) are available on the website: http://www. travel.2go.com.ph Tickets can be booked online.

The bus company "Philtranco" maintains regular connections from Manila via Roxas (Mindoro) and Caticlan to the southern part of the Philippines - ferries included. For further information visit their website: http://www. philtranco.com.ph

Getting around Boracay is quite uncomplicated. In order to be mobile on the Island of Boracay motorized tricycles are the first choice of transportation. Fares are usually reasonable - depending on negotiating skills. Those who prefer more independence in Boracay will find plenty of offers to rent a motorbike (scooter) or mountain bike. Rental periods can be hourly, daily or weekly. In Boracay it is compulsory to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle. Almost all streets are paved with asphalt on the island. A foreign driving license is sufficient for tourist stays of up to three months in the Philippines.


Boracay Transportation
Cebu Pacific Air ATR 72-500, Caticlan Airport

8 comments:

  1. AnonymousMay 02, 2014

    hi Ms. Martirez! I'll be bringing my car to caticlan. Where can I leave my car there while I am in boracay isalnd?

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  2. AnonymousJune 23, 2014

    Make sure to agree on a price before you depart. Some drivers have an itemized list of prices from one location to another. If you are using one guy a lot that day, he may give you a deal.

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  3. Hi! I's like to try catching a 6:50am flight from Caticlan to Manila. Are there Ferry services from Boracay to Caticlan as early as 4am that will allow me to get on the 6:50am flight?

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  4. Are there place to rent a moped there?

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  5. hello, I have the same query as Soo Ah Chun. I have a Cebu Pacific flight to catch from Caticlan back to Manila at 06:40. what time will i need to leave Boracay via the jetty. i have one piece of of luggage to check in

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  6. Hi. I am landing at Iloilo International Airport on 7 Dec 2016 at 12 PM and I need to hire a taxi for Catciclan Jetty. Any good taxi companies?

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  7. Hi .. If arriving to boracay at 11pm (I ambooking a late transfer with south west tours from kalibo) can I expect for there to be tricycles available for hire?If so...what would be a fair price... I'm staying in zone 5A..

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  8. Hi, is there any cargo ships that cross caticlan to boracay we need to deliver our steel cabinets. Thanks

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