Bohol, Philippines


Bohol - Getting There

By Plane:

Bohol can be reached either by plane or by ship. The island has it's own airport in the capital city of Tagbilaran and there are now eight daily flights to and from Manila.

Three by by Cebu Pacific Air, two by Philippine Airlines and three by Air Asia - Zest ( Nov. 2016). There are no other scheduled flights from Tagbilaran to other domestic or international destinations by now.

Philippines Airlines A320 at Bohol Airport
Philippine Airlines A320 at Bohol (Tagbilaran) Airport


International Arrivals:

If you have to book a flight from abroad to the Philippines, you can do this either to Manila or Cebu International Airport. Most international Airlines have flights to Manila, Cebu is served by by: Cathay Pacific (via Hongkong), Qatar Airways(via Doha), Singapore Airlines (Silk Air) (via Singapore) and Tiger Airways from Singapore. Cebu Pacific also operates flights between Cebu and Singapore or Hongkong if you need a connection flight

By Ship:

Tagbilaran: Comfortable Fast Ferries, such as Ocean Jet, Super Cat or Weesam Express take you in about one an a half hour to and from Cebu several times a day. Slower but bigger Ships taking 4 hours for the same way and operate also during the night.

Supercat Fastferry, Bohol
SuperCat Fastcraft at Tagbilaran Passenger Port, Bohol

>>Schedule of the Fast Ferries Tagbilaran - Cebu - Tagbilaran

A very old Ferry also operates between Tagbilaran and Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao three times a week, you don't want to take that one when there is a storm around. Travel time is about 11 hours.

Jagna is located on the south coast of Bohol and there is a ferry going to and from Cagayan de Oro (Mindanao) two times a week. Travel Time 6 hours.

Tubigon on the north coast of Bohol lies closer to Cebu than Tagbilaran and there are some older Express boats and some slow Ferries going to Cebu about every hour or so. The Express Boats travel only about 45 Minutes to Cebu while the bigger boats take 2 hours.

Note: If your final destination on Bohol is Alona Beach or Panglao Island, choose Tagbilaran as your arrival port.