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Getting there & away



Bus & jeepney

The Philtranco station is about 2km south of the city on the airport road. Long-distance buses leave from here to Manila (26 hours), with several departures between 6.30am and 11.30am, one departure around 4pm, and another around 11.30pm.

Regular daily buses and jeepneys from other parts of Leyte and Samar use the station by the market in the town centre.

Almost all destinations are also serviced by much more comfortable and quicker air-con vans for only slightly more pesos. Duptours (321 1370; cnr Ave Veteranos & Santo Niño St), located behind the Caltex petrol station, has air-con vans servicing southern Leyte, Bilaran (P120, 2½ hours) and a few Samar destinations including Borongon (P180, 3½ hours) and Guiuan (P120, three hours). Van Vans (Salazar St) and Grand Tours (Burgos St) are similar companies with vans to other Leyte and eastern Samar destinations respectively including Catbalogan (P200, 2½ hours), Calbayog (P275, 3½ hours) and Allen (P300, 5½ hours).

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Cebu Ferries leaves Tacloban for Cebu (from P290, 13 hours) on Tuesday and Saturday at 4pm. In the opposite direction, boats depart from Cebu for Tacloban Monday and Friday at 6pm.

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From Tacloban, PAL and Cebu Pacific fly to Manila daily (1¼ hours). Cebu Pacific has an office in Senator Enage St.

The airport is about 12km south of the centre of town. A jeepney will cost P20, or you can hire a tricycle for P80.

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