We tell you how to go from Cebu to Bohol, either by ferry or by plane. And it is that Bohol, If you travel to the Philippines, it is a destination that you should not miss..
In Bohol you will see the Chocolate hills, the tarsiers, nature on the Loboc river Y many beaches, not only in Panglao. You can take a look at this article, Things to do in Bohol, where we write our experience and everything you can see and do in Bohol.
Undoubtedly, Bohol is one of the most complete islands in the Philippines to make dozens of plans and visit many places. And what’s more, it’s easily accessible from places like Zebu by ferry or plane, or from Manila (also by plane).
Where is Bohol
In a country like the Philippines with thousands of islands, it is important to be able to put on the map where your destination is, in this case Bohol.
Well then, Bohol is located in the Visayas, separated from Cebu by the strait of the same name. But it is also found easily accessible from Negros Island, Siquijor or further south Mindanao. In the map below, you will be able to see how close Bohol is to Cebu, and therefore how easy it is go from Cebu to Bohol by ferry.
How to go from Cebu to Bohol by ferry
Going from Cebu to Bohol by ferry is very easy and also cheap. You have to go to the Cebu Ferry Terminal 1.
Once you have arrived at the port, you will see the offices where they sell tickets. There they are also placed schedules of all ferries that run between Cebu and Bohol daily. You have to buy the ticket with destination Tagbilaran, since it is the port, and the most important city, where the ferries disembark in Bohol.
There are many ferries that make this route daily, but yes, there are usually significant queues at the offices to buy tickets. So try to go a little bit in advance.
These are the Ferry schedules to go from Cebu to Bohol (Tagbilaran), with OceanJet;
6:00 am, 7:00 am, 8:00 am, 9:20 am, 10:40 am, 11:40 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:20 pm and 6:35 pm.
When you have bought the ferry ticket to the Tagbilaran port in Bohol, you have to go to the building of the Ferry Terminal 1, where you must pay the corresponding fee (25 pesos). The journey takes two hours.
We made the journey with Oceanjet, since according to what we had read previously, is the company that offers the most security.
It is true that it is the most expensive, but it is not a high price either. The boats are really comfortable, all the seats are numbered, so they cannot be overloaded with more passengers than they can fit.
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ADVICE: Take something to warm yourself, during the two hours that the trip lasts, the air conditioning puts it on full blast.
How to go from Cebu Airport to Ferry Terminal 1
To go from Cebu airport to Ferry Terminal 1, where to catch your boat to Bohol, you have three options.
The first of them, the fastest and most comfortable is to take a taxi at the airport. You must take a white taxi, since the yellow ones are from the airport, and its price is higher.
Our experience with white taxis in Cebu was very good, no problem whatsoever. They always put the meter, and if you have bought a SIM and follow the route they do, you will see that they do not give you unnecessary laps around Cebu to charge you more.
The tour, depending on traffic, can last between 45 minutes or an hour. Keep in mind the peak hours, which are from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Also, the freight port is halfway there, and there is a lot of heavy truck traffic. The price ranges between 250-300 pesos.
Known as the Uber of Southeast Asia, It works like a charm. We use them in the Philippines, but also in Borneo (Malaysia), and it is one of the best options.
You must install the app on your mobile (You are going to need to buy a Philippine SIM) and from there, it works basically like Uber.
The advantages are that drivers tend to arrive quickly, you know the price in advance, and you don’t have to queue for taxis. The disadvantage is that it is somewhat more expensive than conventional white taxis.
Taking a bus at the Cebu airport is an interesting option if you are not in a hurry, and do not want to spend almost money. There is a company called MyBus that operates from Cebu airport to SM City Cebu shopping center, which is 3 kilometers from Ferry Terminal 1.
So from there, you can either take another bus (lines 12G and 12I) bound for Ferry Terminal 1 (Pier 1), or a taxi.
The frequency of MyBus buses is every 20 minutes from 07:00 am to 00:00, and the price is 25 pesos. And the total price (the two buses), you can go for about 60 pesos.
Flights to Bohol
If you are thinking of going from Manila to Bohol, one option is to go by plane. The journey is quite short, if you compare it with other options such as the boat.
Too there are flights from the island of Cebu to Bohol, but the flights are not direct. So going from Cebu to Panglao by plane, with a stopover in Manila, it doesn’t make much sense.
With the short boat ride from Cebu to Bohol, it wouldn’t make much sense to fly there either, even if it’s a direct flight.
Bohol Airport is located on the island of Panglao. And if you are going to stay in Cebu before going to Bohol, we will tell you in this article Things to see and do in Cebu City.
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