Being an archipelago, The Philippines is composed of 1707 beautiful islands. One of which is the breathtaking island of Siquijor. If you are planning to travel to Siquijor, note that there are no direct plane flight to the island. Here are the directions on how to get to to the island if you are coming from Manila, Dumaguete, Bacolod or Iloilo:
How to get to Siquijor Island from Manila or Dumaguete
Manila to Dumaguete
Geographically, the nearest island to Siquijor is Dumaguete. Book a flight from NAIA (Manila Airport) to Dumaguete. Flight duration is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Dumaguete Airport to Dumaguete Port
From Dumaguete airport, ride a tricycle or a motorbike (habal-habal) going to Dumaguete Port. Note that there are no standard tariff rates for tricycles in Dumaguete. Make sure to ask the driver first how much would be the fare from the airport to the port. In our case, we paid 120 Pesos to the tricycle driver. Travel time from Dumaguete airport to port is approximately 20 minutes.
Dumaguete Port to Siquijor
In Dumaguete port, there are a number of ferries, fast crafts and outriggers going to Siquijor. Travel time is 45 minutes to 2 hours. Oceanjet fast craft is the fastest ferry from Dumaguete to Siquijor. If you love slow travel, ride large cargo ferries or boats.
Tip: If you have motion sickness, avoid smaller ferries or boats as the sea can be rough.
Dumaguete to Siquijor Ferries
Note that the below ferry schedules and fares are based on what we have gathered in Dumaguete port. In our case, we embarked in GL Express Ferry at 8:30 AM and arrived in Siquijor at 9:00 AM.
Travel time 45 minutes
Oceanjet Schedule (Departure from Dumaguete)
- 12:30 PM
- 8:30 PM
- OpenAir/Tourist Class 210 Php
- Business Class 360 Php
Montenegro Lines (Large Cargo Ferry)
Travel time 1 hr 30 mins
Montenegro Lines Schedule (Departure from Dumaguete)
- 7:00 AM
- 10:30 AM
- 2:00 PM
Montenegro Lines Fare (Dumaguete to Siquijor, Siquijor)
- Regular fare 130 Php
- Student fare 111 Php
- Senior Citizen fare 93 Php
Montenegro Lines Fare (Dumaguete to Larena, Siquijor)
- Regular fare 170 php
- Student fare 145 php
- Senior citizen fate 121 Php
Aleson Shipping Lines (Large Cargo Ferry)
Travel time 1 hour and 30 mins
Aleson Schedule (Departure from Dumaguete)
Aleson Shipping Lines Fare
- Regular 120 Php
- Student 120 Php
- Seniot citizen 120 Php
- Minor 60 Php
GL Express Ferry
Travel time 1 hr
GL Express Ferry Schedule (Departure from Dumaguete)
- 8:00 AM
- 4:00 PM
GL Express 2 Fast Ferry
Travel time 50 mins
GL Express Fast Ferry Schedule (Departure from Dumaguete)
- 10:00 AM
- 4:00 PM
Jay Lann (Open Air)
Travel time 1 hour and 15 mins.
Jay Lann Schedule (Departure from Dumaguete)
- 5:45 AM
- 12:00 PM
Jay Lann Boat
Trave time 1 hour and 45 mins.
Jay Lann Boat Schedule (Departure from Dumaguete)
- 1:45 PM
Jaziel Schedule (Departure from Dumaguete)
- 10:00 AM
- 2:15 PM
How to get to Siguijor Island from Iloilo or Bacolod
If you are coming from Iloilo, you will have to pass Bacolod and Dumaguete to reach Siquijor.
Iloilo City to Iloilo port
From Iloilo City, take a taxi to Iloilo river wharf. From there, ride a ferry going to Bacolod. For ferry lines, schedules and fares from Iloilo to Bacolod, read How to get to Bacolod from Iloilo.
Bacolod port to Ceres Bus Terminal
In Bacolod port, ride a jeepney bound to Silay City. Just inform the driver to drop you off the Ceres Bus terminal. Note that there ate two Ceres terminals in Bacolod, Ceres North and South. The former is nearer to the Bacolod port.
From Ceres bus terminal, take a bus bound to Dumaguete. Travel time is 6 to 7 hours. Take the air-conditioned buses as these are faster compared to the ordinary ones.
Once you reach Dumaguete City, take a tricycle or habal-habal to Dumaguete port. Please see Dumaguete Port to Siquijor section in the first part of this article for the completed directions.
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