If you’re planning a trip to the Philippines and you’re wondering how to get from Cebu to Siquijor, you’re in the right place. Cebu is a bustling island province in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines, while Siquijor is a quiet island province located in the Bohol Sea. Despite their differences, these two islands are both popular tourist destinations in the Philippines, and there are several ways to travel between them. In this article, we’ll explore the best ways to get from Cebu to Siquijor, including by ferry, bus+ferry and plane.
Comparison of the Best Ways to Get from Cebu to Siquijor
|TRANSPORT TYPE||ROUTE||TRAVEL TIME||PRICE RANGE||CHECK TICKETS|
|FAST FERRY (OCEANJET)||Cebu-Tagbilaran-Siquijor||5.5 Hours||PHP 2,000 ($36)||CHECK TICKETS|
|SLOW FERRY (LITE SHIPPING)||Cebu to Siquijor||10 Hours||PHP 700 ($13)||CHECK TICKETS|
|BUS + FERRY||Cebu-Liloan Port-Siquijor||6.5 Hours||PHP 800 ($14)||READ BELOW|
|BUS + FERRY||Cebu-Dumaguete-Siquijor||8 Hours||PHP 900 ($16)||CHECK TICKETS|
|PLANE (AIRJUAN)||Cebu to Siquijor||40 minutes||PHP 4,500||NOT OPEN YET|
Cebu to Siquijor At A Glance
How do I get from Cebu to Siquijor?
The best way to get from Cebu to Siquijor is via ferry. Check here for tickets.
Can you fly from Cebu to Siquijor?
Currently, there are no flights from Cebu to Siquijor.
Is there a ferry from Liloan Cebu to Siquijor?
Yes, Maayo Shipping travels from Liloan Cebu to Siquijor. You can buy tickets at the port of Liloan.
Cebu to Siquijor by Oceanjet Fast Ferry
The fastest but most expensive way to get from Cebu to Siquijor is via a connecting ferry with Oceanjet. This ferry departs at Cebu Port 1 and stops at Tagbilaran Port and then proceeds to Siquijor Port. Travel time is about 5.5 hours and has 1 departure per day. Make sure to book in advanced as tickets get sold out easily especially on weekends and holidays.
Another way to break your trip to Siquijor is to stop by Tagbilaran City in Bohol. You can take the Cebu to Bohol ferry and then spend a day or two on the island. Then you can take another ferry from Tagbilaran to Siquijor. This will give you the best experience of both Bohol and Siquijor islands.
Cebu to Siquijor by RORO Ferry Lite Shipping
Lite Shipping is a slow boat ferry which can carry passengers and vehicles on-board. It departs from Cebu Passenger Port 1 and arrives at Larena Port, Siquijor. Departures are Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays and travel time is around 10 hours. Book your tickets here or check out the official Lite Shipping website for schedules.
Cebu to Siquijor by Bus and Ferry via Liloan Port
To slow travel from Cebu to Siquijor by bus and ferry is an adventure by itself. First, you need to go to the Southern Bus Terminal in Cebu City to take the Ceres bus bound for Liloan Port, Santander. The bus trip will cost you around Php 500 and takes about 3 hours. Then from the port, you will take the Maayo Shipping ferry for Siquijor. Note that ferry departures are every other day of the week at 2PM so you better have the right timing. Maayo ferry shipping from Liloan Port to Siquijor takes about 2-3 hours and costs about Php300.
Cebu to Siquijor by Bus and Ferry via Dumaguete
The way to get from Cebu to Siquijor via Dumaguete is easier this time with a RORO bus by Ceres. This bus will take you directly to Dumaguete as it will board the ferry also. There’s a regular daily bus from Cebu to Dumaguete takes about 7 hours including the ferry ride. Ceres Bus costs about Php500 not including the ferry ticket which is about Php100.
From Dumaguete, you can take the Oceanjet ferry at Dumaguete Port to Siquijor. You can ask the Ceres bus driver to drop you off at Dumaguete port to make it easier for you to take the ferry. Check here for Oceanjet ferry schedules from Dumaguete to Siquijor.
Cebu to Siquijor by Plane
Currently, the Cebu to Siquijor flight has not resumed. This was previously serviced by AirJuan. We will update this constantly when they restart their services.
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|GO AROUND PHILIPPINES USEFUL TIPS AND TRICKS|
|BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS|
To travel around the Philippines, there are 3 commercial airlines. Cebu Pacific Air, AirAsia and Philippine Airlines. Smaller airlines called AirSwift (El Nido, Boracay) and Skyjet also fly to limited destinations. Personally, I use Skyscanner and Traveloka to get cheaper flights around the Philippines.
|BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION|
There are many choices of hotels, hostels, apartments and guesthouses to stay in the Philippines. Book through AGODA for the cheapest options and Booking.com. I also use Hotelscombined to see all prices from different websites to choose from.
|BOOK YOUR BUS/FERRY/VAN|
The Philippines can be difficult to go around because many buses, ferries and even private vehicles are offline. The best websites to book them are through Bookaway.com and 12GoAsia – they have many partners in different destinations and you can purchase tickets online.
|BOOK YOUR PACKAGE TOURS|
If you don’t know where to go and just want a hassle free trip to the Philippines, you can find package trips to different destinations with Klook – I recommend them for local tours and activities or Get Your Guide.
|DON’T FORGET YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE|
|It is very important to be safe and ready whenever accidents happen, especially in the Philippines where some places don’t have quality hospitals and clinics. I use Safety Wings for whenever I travel in the Philippines or abroad.|
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Angie is a travel consultant and blogger who has started by writing her travel memoirs on her blog and then got published on international travel sites. She’s now focused on creating in-depth travel itinerary and articles about planning trips to the Philippines.