A question that is frequently asked by travelers is how to get from El Nido to Coron.
In this guide, I’m going to tell you exactly how you can get to Coron from El Nido, the different modes of transport available, and all the tips for making your transfer as easy as possible.
I will be going into detail about getting from El Nido to Coron by ferry, how to get from Puerto Princesa to Coron, and the island-hopping expedition to Coron from El Nido.
Let’s get started and go through how to get to one of the best travel destinations in Southeast Asia.
EL NIDO TO CORON FERRY
OVERVIEW – EL NIDO TO CORON ISLAND
Here is a quick overview of all the ways you can get to Coron that you will find in this post:
- El Nido to Coron by ferry
- Getting to Coron by plane
- 4D 3N Island-hopping Expedition
- Puerto Princesa to Coron by ferry
Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about the El Nido to Coron fast ferry, information about the El Nido ferry terminal, and ferry timetables.
EL NIDO TO CORON FERRY
The most common mode of transport (and the cheapest) between these two destinations is the El Nido to Coron ferry.
There are three daily ferries leaving for Coron from El Nido which are operated by different ferry companies:
- Atienza Shipping Lines
- Montenegro Shipping Lines (by Judy El Nido Coron Ferry Travel)
All ferries are quite comparable and depart from El Nido Ferry Terminal, which is located on the western end of the main tourist beach.
The El Nido to Coron ferry is a scenic route that passes a few islands along the way such as Linapacan and San Miguel which are home to beautiful beaches and landscapes.
HOW MUCH DOES THE EL NIDO TO CORON FERRY COST?
The El Nido to Coron ferry price you pay online is the same as you will pay in town at the local tourist desks.
However, I highly recommend booking your ticket online in advance as seats on the ferry are limited and sell out fast during the high season.
MONTENEGRO FERRY PRICES:
- 3,290 PHP ($58 USD) | BOOK ONLINE HERE
PHIMAL FERRY PRICES:
- 3,175 PHP ($56) | BOOK ONLINE HERE
EL NIDO TO CORON FERRY DEPARTURE TIMES
- Montenegro Ferry: Departs El Nido at 12 pm – Arrives in Coron at 4 pm
- Phimal Ferry: Departs El Nido at 8.20 am – Arrives in Coron at 12.20 pm
Please note: You must check in at the El Nido Ferry Terminal at least 1-hour before departure and be sure to have a printed copy of your ticket.
EL NIDO TO CORON TRAVEL TIME
The El Nido to Coron fast ferry takes just 3 – 4 hours, depending on the sea 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.
HOW TO GO TO CORON TO EL NIDO
If you are traveling in the reverse direction from Coron to El Nido, you can take the Montenegro Fast Ferry and the Phimal Fast Ferry from Coron Port to El Nido Ferry Terminal.
MONTENEGRO FERRY PRICES:
- 3,500 PHP ($59 USD) | BOOK ONLINE HERE
PHIMAL FERRY PRICES:
- 2,650 PHP ($45) | BOOK ONLINE HERE
CORON TO EL NIDO FERRY DEPARTURE TIMES:
- Montenegro Coron El Nido Ferry: Departs Coron at 6 am – Arrives in El Nido at 10 am
- Phimal Coron to El Nido Ferry: Departs Coron at 1 pm – Arrives in El Nido at 5 pm
Please note: You must check in at Coron Port at least 1-hour before departure and be sure to have a printed copy of your ticket for the El Nido to Coron boat.
Click here for the exact pin location of the Port terminal to get the ferry from El Nido to Coron Island.
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HOW TO GET FROM EL NIDO TO CORON BY PLANE
If you don’t want to take the boat El Nido to Coron, then your best bet is to take a short 40-minute flight to Coron from El Nido.
Flights depart from El Nido Airport (ENI) and arrive at Busuanga Airport in Coron (USU).
AirSWIFT operates flights on a regular basis, though please note their flying schedules change frequently so it’s best to check dates online and book in advance.
Expect to pay around 2,000 – 4,000 PHP ($35 to $67 USD) for a one-way ticket. This is another excellent option when you want to know how to go from El Nido to Coron.
EL NIDO TO CORON – 4D & 3N EXPEDITION
Are you looking for the ultimate adventure in Palawan?! Well, I can tell you now that Island Hopping to Coron is the definition of ultimate adventure!
The El Nido to Coron tour with Big Dream Boat Man is a 4-day and 3-night expedition on a traditional ‘Bangka’ boat stopping at several beautiful islands along the way.
On the tour, you’ll get to explore deserted beaches, snorkel the colorful coral reefs, soak up the sun on the deck, and camp out in beachside bungalows under the stars.
The cost of a 4-day and 3-night island-hopping expedition is 30,500 PHP ($549 USD).
I promise you it’s worth every cent and I guarantee you will make memories to last a lifetime!
BEST EL NIDO PALAWAN TO CORON EXPEDITION
PUERTO PRINCESA TO CORON
Now that you know how to go to Coron from El Nido, let’s talk about Puerto Princesa.
Being located on two different islands and quite far from each other, travel from Puerto Princesa to Coron is not the most straightforward unless you choose to fly.
However, I aim to give you all the information you need to make your travel between these two destinations as simple as possible.
To break it down, there are three different ways to get to Coron from Puerto Princesa including by Ferry, Bus + Ferry, or Plane.
Let’s go into more detail below…
PUERTO PRINCESA TO CORON BY PLANE
Taking a flight is by far the fastest and most convenient way of traveling to Coron from Puerto Princesa.
You can get a direct flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron so if you’re looking to save time, then this is the option for you. The international airport in Puerto Princesa is just a short distance from the city.
The flight time is around 1 hour and 10 minutes with only two airlines providing the service between Puerto Princesa and Coron – Air Juan and AirSWIFT.
Flight prices can vary depending on the time of year.
PUERTO PRINCESA TO CORON FERRY
If you’re not okay with ferry crossings, and long ones at that, then this method probably isn’t for you.
But if you don’t mind being on the sea, you can take the Puerto Princesa to Coron ferry which is operated by 2GO TRAVEL and is best booked online on Bookaway.com.
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The cost of the ferry El Nido to Coron per adult is 4,000 PHP ($72 USD) and the journey takes around 13.5 hours.
The Puerto Princesa to Coron ferry departs at 11 pm and arrives in Coron at 12:30 pm the following afternoon.
If you want to keep things simple on your travel from Puerto Princesa to Coron and you’re not afraid of a long ferry crossing, then this could be the best option for you when visiting the Philippines.
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Need a place to stay? Bacau Bay Resort Coron is conveniently located near Coron Proper Town.
Whether you’re here to explore the sights or relax in comfort, Bacau Bay Resort offers the best of both worlds.
PUERTO PRINCESA TO CORON BY BUS + FERRY
This next option is for those of you who don’t mind a full day of travel is the 13-hour-long Puerto Princesa to Coron ferry.
There are shared shuttle buses or private vans departing daily from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, and then from here, you can jump on the ferry to Coron with a total journey time of around 12.5 hours.
So, how to get to Coron from Puerto Princesa?
Simply the easiest route is to fly, the longest route is to catch the 12.5-hour ferry, or if you want to strike a happy medium, then just jump on the most popular route which is the bus + ferry option.
THINGS TO DO IN CORON
Now that you’ve got all the information on how to get to Coron from El Nido and Puerto Princesa, make sure to read my Coron travel guide and others to help you plan your trip ahead of time.
WHERE TO STAY IN CORON
There are countless accommodations in Coron to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Coron to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend when you travel from El Nido to Coron.
Luxury: Bacau Bay Resort Coron
Bacau Bay Resort is a beautiful 4-star accommodation close to the town.
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, on-site restaurant, bar, fitness center, kids club, a relaxation spa, and free wifi throughout the property.
Choose from a deluxe room or premier suite which is fitted with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, seating area, wardrobe, kitchenette, private bathroom, spacious living, and large comfortable beds.
It’s the perfect place to stay for couples, families, or friends after taking the ferry El Nido to Coron.
Mid Range: Vienna Hotel
One of the best mid-range accommodations in Coron is the Vienna Hotel.
Centrally located in Coron town, it features a swimming pool, massage services, an in-house restaurant, a bar, free wifi, and a rooftop terrace overlooking Coron Bay.
The rooms are fitted with a desk, flat-screen TV, fridge, seating area, private bathroom, outside balcony, and large comfortable beds.
American, Asian, Continental, English, or buffet breakfast is included for all guests. Recommended for couples, families, or friends.
Budget: Hop Hostel
Hop Hostel is one of the best and most popular hostels in Coron, perfect for couples, friends, or solo travelers on a budget.
Centrally located in Coron town near cafes, restaurants, bars, and public markets.
Choose from either a Dorm room, Queen room, or Quadruple room with air conditioning and comfortable beds.
The private rooms are fitted with a fridge, microwave, coffee machine, and wardrobe. There’s also free WiFi, a shared kitchen, a lounge area, and a rooftop bar/terrace with incredible views of Coron Bay.
Hop Hostel is the best budget property to book when taking the ferry El Nido Coron.
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BEST CORON TOURS
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WHAT TO PACK FOR THE PHILIPPINES
Apart from knowing how to travel from El nido to Coron, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you to the Philippines.
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SUMMARY – HOW TO GO FROM EL NIDO TO CORON
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