How to get to Panglao Island, Bohol

Bohol is located in the central Philippines, and can be conveniently reached by air and boat with Tagbilaran City as destination. To get to Panglao and Alona Beach you take a taxi or tricycle and you are in Alona within 30-40 minutes. To make it convenient for you we can arrange pick-up service.


Coming from abroad, you have two options: you can fly to Manila or Cebu. Cebu is the most convenient, but only a limited number of international flights will arrive there. Coming from Europe, you'll probably need to have a stop-over.



If you come via Manila, you take a connecting flight to Tagbilaran, which takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is also possible to take a boat to Bohol, but will take 25 hours, and is only advisable if you have plenty of time at hand and enjoy a trip on sea, or have to travel on a rock-bottom budget or with a lot of luggage.


Currently, there are numerous daily flights from Manila to Tagbilaran. Notice that you need to take the shuttle bus or taxi to reach the Domestic Airport of Cebu Pacific and Zest Air.


If you fail to catch a direct flight, you can also fly from Manila to Cebu, and then continue by boat. The flying time is about 50 minutes. The transfer by taxi from the airport to the pier takes about 30 minutes in normal traffic conditions, but to be sure you need at least 2 hours from arrival-time to departure-time. Of course it’s the same procedure if you arrive on an International flight to Cebu International Airport.


It is always worthwhile to look for a promotional fare if you fly. You can save a considerable amount of money by asking around a little.


Note that security regulations on domestic flights in the Philippines no longer allow bringing liquids (such as perfumes and bottles of wine) as carry-on items into the cabin. Even if you had those liquids sealed by duty-free shops on the airport of origin, you may be forced to throw them away if you are not able to place them in your checked-in luggage.


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