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Cebu City has international connections to destinations including Dubai, Singapore, Seoul, Hong Kong, Osaka and Tokyo. Major domestic airlines serve Manila and an ever-growing list of provincial cities, including Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Caticlan, Davao, Iloilo, Legazpi, Puerto Princesa, Siargao, Surigao and Tacloban.

Several airlines have offices at Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA):

AirAsia Zest (www.airasia.com)

Air Juan (www.airjuan.com)

Air Swift (http://air-swift.com)

Cebu Pacific (www.cebupacificair.com)

Philippine Airlines (www.philippineairlines.com)

Scoot (www.flyscoot.com)

Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Mactan-Cebu International Airport is on Mactan Island, 15km east of Cebu City. There's a terminal fee of P750 for international flights, payable in cash only.

Transport Options

Choose between taxis or bus. For the taxi rank, turn right from the terminal and walk for about 300m. Yellow airport metered taxis cost P325 to P375 to central Cebu City, regular metered taxis around P275.

There are also buses from the airport. Air-conditioned MyBus services (P25) depart every 20 to 30 minutes (between 6am and 10pm) from outside arrivals to the North Bus Station and SM City Mall, near the seaport.

Boat

Cebu's vast, multipiered port is linked with the rest of the country by scores of speedy fastcraft passenger ferries, slower roll-on, roll-off (RORO) car ferries and large multidecked passenger vessels.

All shipping information is vulnerable to change. The Cebu Daily News publishes a schedule that is generally reliable, but double-check directly with the shipping companies. Also confirm the pier from which your boat is departing.

In most cases the shipping company's booking office is at the pier from where its boats depart. Increasingly, many companies offer online bookings too, and travel agents also sell tickets.

Transport from the Pier

Taxis are plentiful at all the piers and cost about P75 to Fuente Osmeña. To get uptown by public transport, catch one of the jeepneys that pass by the piers to Pres Osmeña Blvd, then transfer to a jeepney going uptown.

Boat Services from Cebu City

Ticket prices given are for standard/economy class.

Biliran

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Naval

Type

RORO

Company

Roble Shipping

Price (P)

480

Duration (hr)

9

Frequency

8.30pm Mon, Sat

Bohol

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Getafe

Type

Fastcraft

Company

MV Star Crafts

Price (P)

200

Duration (hr)

1

Frequency

3 daily

Tagbilaran

Type

Fastcraft

Company

Oceanjet, Weesam, Supercat 2GO

Price (P)

400-650

Duration (hr)

2

Frequency

frequent

Tagbilaran

Type

RORO

Company

Lite Shipping

Price (P)

210

Duration (hr)

5

Frequency

3 daily

Talibon

Type

RORO

Company

VG Shipping

Price (P)

240

Duration (hr)

4

Frequency

noon & 10pm

Tubigon

Type

Fastcraft

Company

Kingswell, MV Star Crafts

Price (P)

200

Duration (hr)

1

Frequency

11 daily

Tubigon

Type

RORO

Company

Lite Shipping, Island Shipping

Price (P)

100

Duration (hr)

3

Frequency

several daily

Ubay

Type

RORO

Company

J & N Shipping

Price (P)

290

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

9pm Mon-Sat, noon Sun

Leyte

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Bato

Type

RORO

Company

Medallion

Price (P)

280

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

8.30pm daily, 9am Sat

BayBay

Type

RORO

Company

Cokaliong, Lapu Lapu Shipping Lines, Roble

Price (P)

250

Duration (hr)

7

Frequency

2-3 daily

Hilongos

Type

Fastcraft

Company

Gabisan

Price (P)

280

Duration (hr)

Frequency

2.30pm

Hilongos

Type

RORO

Company

Gabisan, Roble

Price (P)

240

Duration (hr)

Frequency

daily

Maasin

Type

RORO

Company

Cokaliong

Price (P)

250

Duration (hr)

Frequency

7pm Mon, Wed, Fri, noon Sun

Maasin

Type

RORO

Company

George & Peter Lines

Price (P)

240

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

10pm Tue

Maasin

Type

Fastcraft

Company

Weesam Express

Price (P)

550

Duration (hr)

Frequency

6am daily

Ormoc

Type

Fastcraft

Company

Oceanjet, Supercat 2GO, Weesam

Price (P)

625

Duration (hr)

3

Frequency

several daily

Ormoc

Type

RORO

Company

Lite Shipping, Roble

Price (P)

400

Duration (hr)

5

Frequency

2 daily

Palompon

Type

RORO

Company

Medallion

Price (P)

290

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

9pm daily

Luzon

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Manila

Type

Passenger

Company

2GO, Philippine Span Asia

Price (P)

1310

Duration (hr)

22

Frequency

7 weekly

Masbate

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Masbate

Type

Passenger

Company

Trans-Asia, Super Shuttle Ferry

Price (P)

12½

Duration (hr)

700

Frequency

6pm Mon, Wed, Fri & noon Sun

Mindanao

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Butuan

Type

Passenger

Company

2GO

Price (P)

11

Duration (hr)

600

Frequency

10.30am Sat

Cagayan de Oro

Type

Passenger & RORO

Company

2GO, Super Shuttle Ferry & Trans-Asia

Price (P)

650-980

Duration (hr)

8-12

Frequency

1-2 daily

Dipalog

Type

RORO

Company

Medallion

Price (P)

910

Duration (hr)

11

Frequency

8.30pm Mon, Wed, Fri

Surigao

Type

RORO

Company

Cokaliong, Medallion

Price (P)

825-860

Duration (hr)

7

Frequency

1-2 daily

Zamboanga

Type

RORO

Company

George & Peter

Price (P)

1000

Duration (hr)

29

Frequency

10pm Mon

Negros

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Dumaguete

Type

RORO

Company

Cokaliong & George & Peter

Price (P)

310

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

daily

Panay

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Iloilo

Type

Passenger

Company

Cokaliong Shipping, Trans-Asia

Price (P)

600

Duration (hr)

12

Frequency

5 weekly

Samar

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Calbayog

Type

RORO

Company

Cokaliong

Price (P)

690

Duration (hr)

11

Frequency

7pm Mon, Wed, Fri

Catbalogan

Type

RORO

Company

Roble

Price (P)

650

Duration (hr)

12

Frequency

7pm Thu

Siquijor

Type

Company

Price (P)

Duration (hr)

Frequency

Larena (via Tagbilaran)

Type

RORO

Company

Lite Shipping

Price (P)

350

Duration (hr)

8

Frequency

1pm Mon, Wed, Sat

Siquijor Town

Type

Fastcraft

Company

Oceanjet

Price (P)

1410

Duration (hr)

6

Frequency

1-2 daily

Ferry Companies

Bus & Vans

There are two bus stations in Cebu. Most buses are ordinary/standard class but there are a few air-conditioned buses (costing around 20% more) on all the main routes.

Heading south there are buses to Bato (P170, four hours, frequent) either via Moalboal (P118, three hours), or via Argao (P85, two hours) and Oslob (P155, 3½ hours) from the South Bus Station. Quicker air-con vans (V-hires) for southern destinations including Moalboal (P150, 2¼ hours) and Toledo (P100, 1½ hours) leave from the separate V-hire South Terminal. Note the latter terminal has moved several times in the last few years, so double check its location before you head here.

All buses and vans heading north use the North Bus Station next to SM City Mall. From here there are buses to Hagnaya (P135, 3½ hours, every 30 minutes) for Bantayan Island, and to Maya (P170, 4½ hours, every 30 minutes) for Malapascua Island. Vans also operate from this terminal, and are air-conditioned and quicker, if more cramped. Destinations include Hagnaya (P165, three hours, every 30 minutes) and Maya (P200, 3½ hours, every 30 minutes).