How To Get From Cebu To Bohol – A Complete Guide

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The most common way to reach Bohol is the Cebu to Bohol ferry, but that’s not the only way.

In this guide, I will provide you with all the different methods of transportation and all other useful information on how to get to Bohol.

There are so many awesome things to do in Bohol once you arrive, so you really want your transit to be as quick and simple as possible.

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OVERVIEW – HOW TO GET TO BOHOL

Here is an overview of what you will find in this How To Get To Bohol Travel Guide:

  • Cebu to Bohol
  • Siquijor to Bohol
  • Dumaguete to Bohol
  • Camiguin to Bohol

CEBU TO BOHOL

First, let’s talk about how to get from Cebu to Bohol.

There are two ways how to get to Bohol from Cebu, one is by plane and the other is by ferry.

With Bohol being one of the many islands in the Philippines surrounded by other islands, it makes transport to and from the island a lot easier.

I’m going to break it down to both ferry and plane, giving you the main tips for both methods of transport so you can decide which one suits you best.

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CEBU TO BOHOL FERRY

The most common mode of transport (and the cheapest) between these two destinations is the Cebu to Bohol ferry.

There are six daily ferries leaving to Bohol from Cebu which is operated by OceanJet Ferry service.

The ferry departs from Cebu Pier 1 Ferry Terminal.

FERRY TIMETABLE:

The Cebu to Bohol ferry service runs daily between 6 am – 6 pm and this is the OceanJet fast craft from Cebu to Tagbilaran in Bohol.

Departure times are 6 am, 8:20 am, 10:40 am, 1 pm, 3:20 pm, and 5:40 pm.

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Cebu Ferry Terminal

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HOW MUCH DOES THE CEBU TO BOHOL FERRY COST?

The price you pay online is the same price you will pay in town at the local tourist desks.

However, I highly recommend booking your ticket online in advance on Klook.com as seats on the ferry are limited and sell out fast during peak season.

When you book online, you’ll get instant confirmation and be able to skip the line at the ferry terminal on the day of travel.

OCEANJET FERRY PRICE:

As well as the Cebu to Bohol fare, there is an additional 25 Pesos ($1.30 USD) terminal fee that must be paid in person.

Please note: You’ll need to arrive at Cebu Pier 1 Ferry Terminal at least 30 minutes before departure and present your e-ticket at the check-in desk so they can issue you with a seat number.

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HOW LONG DOES THE CEBU TO BOHOL FERRY TAKE?

The ferry journey between Cebu and Bohol takes approximately 2.5 hours, depending on the sea and weather conditions.

You may also want to consider purchasing sea sickness tablets before traveling to the Philippines so you are prepared for any unforeseen circumstances on the water.

The ferry has air conditioning, comfortable seating, male/female toilets and it’s also possible to buy snacks and drinks on board.

If you have the time to take the ferry, I highly recommend this method of transportation as it’s a scenic route between the islands and you’ll for sure enjoy the journey.

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Ferry to Bohol – Image Source: Klook

ARRIVING IN BOHOL

If you are taking the Cebu to Bohol ferry you will arrive at Tagbilaran Port on the southwest coast of Bohol Island.

See below for the best ways to get from Tagbilaran to Panglao (the main tourist hub in West Bohol) and from Tagbilaran to Anda (the main tourist hub in East Bohol).

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TAGBILARAN TO PANGLAO (45 MINUTES)

From Tagbilaran to Panglao, you have the option of taking a shared minivan, private taxi, public bus, or tricycle.

TRICYCLE + BUS:

The cheapest option is to take a short tricycle from Tagbilaran Port to Dao Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran City for 30 Pesos ($1.50).

From there you can take the public bus to Alona Beach in Panglao (the main tourist hub in Panglao) which costs around 50 – 100 Pesos ($2.50 – $5).

SHARED MINIVAN:

A shared minivan transfer from Tagbilaran Port to the doorstep of your hotel in Panglao is another great option for only 300 Pesos ($15).

TRICYCLE:

Tricycle rides from Tagbilaran to Panglao cost around 200 – 300 Pesos ($10 – $15) depending on your bartering skills.

I don’t recommend this option because long rides on a tricycle are very uncomfortable.

PRIVATE TAXI:

A private taxi from Tagbilaran to Panglao costs around 700 Pesos ($35).

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Tagbilaran Port in Bohol

TAGBILARAN PORT TO ANDA (3 HOURS)

From Tagbilaran Port to Anda, you have the option of taking a private taxi, public bus, or shared minivan.

TRICYCLE + BUS:

The cheapest option is to take a tricycle from Tagbilaran Port to Dao Bus terminal in Tagbilaran City for 30 Pesos.

From there you can take the public bus to Anda which costs around 110 Pesos.

SHARED MINIVAN:

Minivans are another cheap option to reach Anda for as little as 120 Pesos though it can get quite claustrophobic as they try to fit as many people in the vans as possible.

PRIVATE TAXI:

A private taxi from Tagbilaran to Anda costs around 3000 Pesos.

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HOW TO GET TO BOHOL BY PLANE

Now let’s move on and discover how to get to Bohol by plane.

There are daily flights to Bohol, welcoming both domestic and international travelers to the island.

The main airport in Bohol is Panglao International Airport located on Panglao Island in the southwest corner of Bohol.

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PANGLAO AIRPORT TO PANGLAO TOWN:

To get from Panglao Airport to your accommodation in the Panglao area, it’s best to grab a taxi, a shared van, a private van, or hop on a tricycle.

From Panglao Airport to the main tourist area of Panglao it’s no more than a 10 to 15-minute drive.

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SUMMARY – HOW TO GET FROM CEBU TO BOHOL

Although simple enough to arrive in Bohol by plane, the common mode of transport when looking at how to go to Bohol from Cebu would definitely be the Cebu to Bohol ferry service.

Two very different ways of getting to Bohol, catering to the very different types of travelers out there.

Either way, you’re in for a treat when you land on the island of Bohol.

Bohol Travel Guide → 31 Epic Things To Do In Bohol

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SIQUIJOR TO BOHOL

If you happen to be on the tiny island of Siquijor located just south of Bohol, then don’t worry because there are still ways to get directly from Siquijor to Bohol.

There is only one ferry service per day from Siquijor to Bohol operated by OceanJet.

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SIQUIJOR TO BOHOL FERRY PRICE:

When you book online, you’ll get the best rates and instant confirmation to avoid any hold-ups on the day of travel.

Please note: There is an additional terminal fee of 20 Pesos to be paid in person on the day of travel.

FERRY TIMETABLE & DURATION:

The ferry departs from Larena Port in Siquijor at 8:20 am and takes you directly to Tagbilaran Port in Bohol.

The ferry from Siquijor to Bohol takes approximately 2 hours, depending on the sea and weather conditions.

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The journey from Siquijor to Bohol is relatively simple, provided you’re not stressed for time.

However, with there just one ferry per day, you really do have to plan your time around this limited service.

The Siquijor to Bohol ferry has comfortable seating, air conditioning, male/female toilets and it’s also possible to buy snacks and drinks on board.

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Siquijor to Bohol – Image Source: Klook

DUMAGUETE TO BOHOL

Now let’s dive into how you can get from Dumaguete to Bohol.

Dumaguete is located on the southeast coast of Negros Island and the only mode of transport between Dumaguete and Bohol is by ferry.

There is only one ferry service per day from Dumaguete to Bohol operated by OceanJet.

DUMAGUETE TO BOHOL FERRY PRICE:

When you book online, you’ll get the best rates and instant confirmation to avoid any hold-ups on the day of travel.

Please note: There is an additional terminal fee of 20 Pesos to be paid in person on the day of travel.

FERRY TIMETABLE & DURATION:

The ferry to Bohol departs from Dumaguete Port at 1 pm.

The duration of travel on the ferry from Dumaguete to Bohol is approximately 2 hours, depending on the weather and sea conditions.

The Dumaguete to Bohol ferry has comfortable seating, air conditioning, male/female toilets and it’s also possible to buy snacks and drinks on board.

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Dumaguete to Bohol

CAMIGUIN TO BOHOL

Camiguin Island in the Philippines is a tropical paradise offering a mecca of things to do including epic waterfalls, volcanic hot springs, historical landmarks, island hopping, snorkeling, and hiking!

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Once you’ve finished your adventures in Camiguin and are ready to move on, Bohol should be next on the destination list.

Let me show you how to get from Camiguin to Bohol in the simplest way possible.

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CAMIGUIN TO BOHOL BY FERRY

The most common route is the ferry from Camiguin to Bohol.

There is only one ferry service per day leaving the Balbagon Ferry Terminal in Camiguin and arriving at the Jagna Ferry Terminal in East Bohol.

The name of the ferry service to look out for is Super Shuttle Ferry and you can purchase your tickets at the terminal at least one hour before departure.

Note: Currently there is no option to book the ferry from Camiguin to Bohol online.

Some websites claim Fastcat runs a 2-hour and 45-minute ferry for this route, but when I was there it wasn’t in operation so please don’t rely on this service.

CAMIGUIN TO BOHOL FERRY PRICE:

  • 425 PHP ($7 USD)

Please note: There is an additional municipal service fee of 10 Pesos and a terminal fee of 15 Pesos that must be paid in person at Balbagon Ferry Terminal in Camiguin.

FERRY TIMETABLE & DURATION:

The ferry departs from Camiguin at 8 am and takes approximately 4 hours arriving at Jagna Port in Bohol at 12 pm.

The Camiguin to Bohol ferry has comfortable seating, air conditioning, male/female toilets and it’s also possible to buy snacks and drinks on board.

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ARRIVING IN BOHOL FROM CAMIGUIN

When you arrive at Jagna Port in East Bohol, you can either take a shared minivan from Jagna to Panglao which costs 100 Pesos.

Alternatively, take a public bus which costs 60 Pesos, or jump in a private car or taxi which will set you back 1000 Pesos. 

The journey from Jagna in East Bohol to the main tourist area of Panglao in West Bohol takes around 2 to 3 hours.

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Camiguin to Bohol ferry

WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL

Panglao is the main tourist area in Bohol and has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from.

I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.

LUXURY: AMORITA RESORT

Experience 5-star luxury at Amorita Resort in Panglao Bohol, featuring ocean views, an outdoor infinity pool, an in-house dive shop, free Wi-Fi, a restaurant and bar, and breakfast included.

The rooms are elegantly furnished each with large comfortable beds, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, a private ensuite bathroom, and a minibar.

Amorita Resort is the perfect place to stay for couples or families on a luxury budget.

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MID RANGE: ALONA VIDA BEACH RESORT

Centrally located on Alona Beach in Panglao, Alona Vida Beach Resort features an outdoor pool, direct beach access, massage services, and watersport activities.

They have many room options to choose from including standard, deluxe, superior, and family rooms to suit all travelers.

Rooms are spacious with comfortable beds, private bathrooms, air-conditioning, a balcony with pool views, flat-screen TV, and a minibar.

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BUDGET: MOON FOOLS HOSTEL

Located right in the middle of the tourist hub of Panglao, Moon Fools Hostel is a modern, green, and eco-friendly hostel perfect for budget backpackers.

It’s within walking distance of local restaurants, cafes, and a convenience store, and public transport is easily accessible.

Breakfast is included for all guests and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

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GETTING AROUND BOHOL

The best way to get around Bohol on your own is to rent a scooter from one of the many scooter rental stores that can be found in Panglao.

Scooter rentals are around 300 – 350 Pesos per day and a full tank of gas costs approximately 200 Pesos.

Alternatively, you can get around on the back of a habal-habal (motorbike taxi) or jump on board a tricycle.

For a 20-minute drive in a tricycle or habal-habal, you can expect to pay around 100 – 150 Pesos. Put your bartering skills to the test!

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BEST TIME TO VISIT BOHOL

The best time to visit Bohol, weather-wise, is between April and July when temperatures are hot and there is barely any rainfall.

This is also high season in Bohol so expect to see many tourists during these months.

I recommend visiting on the shoulder months of the high season between November and March which sees a bit of rainfall but usually only lasts for a couple of hours and the rest of the day is sunny.

Try to avoid the monsoon season in Bohol which is between August and October.

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BOOK A BOHOL TOUR

Another great way to see all of the best Bohol tourist spots is to book a Bohol Countryside Tour. 

This particular tour is the top-rated tour in Bohol with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.

I can’t recommend this amazing tour enough, especially for first-timers to Bohol!

The Bohol Tour includes the following:

  • Chocolate Hills Bohol
  • Bilar Manmade Forest
  • Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
  • Loboc River Cruise with lunch
  • Baclayon Church

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FINAL THOUGHTS

So as you can see, there are plenty of ways how to get to Bohol.

The most popular and quite frankly, the more financially economical way of travel is on the ferry.

If you feel that I have missed something in this guide and have any questions about getting to Bohol, please drop me a comment below this post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

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4 thoughts on “How To Get From Cebu To Bohol – A Complete Guide”

  1. Hi,
    Gor the Ferry going to Bohol, my flight from Manila is 8am and we will arrive Cebu at 9.15am. I was thinking to book the 10.40am ferry. Will that be a good timing considering our arrival time. Im worried we won’t reach the ferry on time if we nees to be there 30 minutes before. May i know how far is the Ferry Terminal from Cebu Airport? Thank you in advance.

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    • Hello, I personally think your timing will be too short and you should book a later ferry to Bohol. It takes 30 minutes from cebu airport to cebu ferry terminal. I hope this helps and enjoy your trip 🙂

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  2. Hello,
    I have a temporary itinerary planned for cebu and Bohol. over 3.5 weeks. Jan 13 to feb 8 23

    Land in cebu, stay there 3- 4 nights, snorkel off mactan island, then Bohol by air(seems expensive) or boat. Bohol 4- 5 nights. then boat to Siquijor for 3 nights.
    Then boat to Oslob, ( i read that a tour company can pick you up in the south port where you land in Cebu and take you straight to swimming with the whale sharks). Then taxi to Malboal. Stay in Malboal for 2 – 3 nights for snorkelling. then taxi to Cebu for a flight to Bantayan. I am hoping I can fly to Bantayan. Stay At Bantayan 4 – 5 nights. then back to cebu for flight home.
    Apparently it is hard to get to Malasapcua island.

    Is this an achievable route?

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