Getting to Bohol

Bohol is located in Central Visayas, the mid-part of the Philippines, and can be reached by air and sea travel. Bohol is approximately 803 km south of Manila and 79 km southeast of Cebu. Tagbilaran City is the capital of Bohol. International travelers could use Manila or Cebu International Airports as entry points.


By Plane from Manila

Domestic flights from Manila to Tagbilaran City, Bohol, are available via Philippine Airlines, Zest Air and Cebu Pacific. Travel time is approximately 1 hour and 15 min. From Tagbilaran Airport, Marcelina’s Guesthouse is just a walking distance and it is only a 2 to 10 minute ride by taxi or motorcar to other hotels and pension houses in the city. Panglao Island is just about 30 mins. ride.


By Plane from Manila via Cebu

Coming from Manila, you can also take alternative flight via Cebu, and take either the fast crafts or slow boat for Tagbilaran City. Several daily flights are available from Manila to Cebu, with flying time of about 50 minutes. The car transfer from airport to pier takes about 30 minutes in normal traffic conditions. The following airlines that serve Manila-Cebu route are: Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Philippines, Asian Spirit, Astro Air, and Grand Air. When already at the Cebu Pier, you can take the fast ferry which has 10 trips daily to Tagbilaran City. Travel time via fast ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran is 1 hour and 30 mins. Or if you have enough time to smell the sea breeze, you can take the slow ferry (Trans Asia, Balite Shipping & Cokaliong) with a travel time about 4 hours.


By Ship from Manila Direct to Tagbilaran City

If you want more adventure, you can also take a ship from the Manila Seaport to Tagbilaran City. Travel time from Manila to Tagbilaran City will take 25 hours. The following shipping lines are: Super Ferry, Negros Navigation and Sulpicio Lines.


By Ship from Manila Via Cebu

There are also ships that travel from Manila to Cebu, and the most popular shipping lines is the Super Ferry. When the ship arrives in Cebu, you can continue your trip by taking another boat (fast ferry or slow ferry) bound for Tagbilaran City.


By Fast Ferries from Cebu to Tagbilaran

From Cebu City pier, fast ferries are available with 10 trips daily. Cruising time from Cebu to Tagbilaran is approximately 1 hour and 30 mins. The following fast ferry companies are: Supercat, Oceanjet and Weesam Express.


Getting Around Bohol

Available transport services to go around Bohol are: car, vans, motorbikes and even bicycles. Getting around the city is conveniently provided by tricycle rides.