Puerto Princesa is the capital city of Palawan. Palawan is on the of best islands to visit in the Philippines not just for its rugged beauty but also for the people and its natural resources. So we have created this article so you will know how to travel from Puerto Princesa to Coron.
Puerto Princesa to Coron Overview
Is Puerto Princesa near Coron?
Puerto Princesa is lcoated in the central part of Palawan while Coron is a smaller island in the northern part of Palawan. Look at the map of Palawan below.
How much is ferry from Puerto Princesa to Coron?
The only direct ferry from Puerto Princesa to Coron is 2Go Travel. They only travel 2 times a week. The ferry cost from Puerto Princesa to Coron starts from Php 1,600. Book here
How to get to Coron from Puerto?
There are two ways to get to Coron from Puerto Princesa. The first one is to fly and the other one is via ferry.
How to Travel from Puerto Princesa to Coron
The best ways on how to travel from Puerto Princesa to Coron is via ferry and flight and the combination of van/bus and ferry. You can also go through El Nido and spend some days there before going to Coron. Below shows how you can do this.
|Travel By||Company||Travel Time||Price||Book|
|Flights||Philippine Airlines/Cebu Pacific||This is an indirect flight 3 to 4 hours (stop-over in Manila)||Php 15,000 up||BOOK HERE|
|Ferry||2Go Travel ( Only 2 times a week) Thursday and Tuesday||17 hours (direct ferry)||Php 1,600 up||BOOK HERE|
|Van/Bus and Ferry Combo||This is a combination from Puerto Princesa to El Nido van/bus and then ferry from El Nido to Coron||11 hours up ( 6 hours van/bus) to El Nido and then 5 hours El Nido to Coron||Php 4,000 up||BOOK HERE|
Puerto Princesa to Coron by Flight
Currently (February 2023) there is no direct flight from Puerto Princesa to Coron. Passengers still need to go from Puerto Princesa to Manila flight and then Manila to Coron. It takes about 4 hours together plus layover so it will surely take about a day just to get there. Puerto Princesa to Coron flight costs from Php 14,000 up. You can check here to book your tickets.
Puerto Princesa to Coron by Ferry
There is only a direct ferry from Puerto Princesa to Coron which is being covered by 2Go Travel. They depart twice a week from Puerto Princesa and back to Coron. From Puerto Princesa they travel every Thursdays and Sundays. Travel time is about 12 hours and the ferry ticket costs from Php1600 up to Php2500. You can check here to book your tickets.
Puerto Princesa to Coron combination of bus/van and ferry
Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Puerto Princesa to Coron is the best way to travel from Puerto Princesa to Coron because you will be able to see El Nido on your stop. You can take one of the minivans or buses from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. This takes about 5 to 6 hours. You can then take a good rest and spend a day or two in El Nido before taking the ferry to Coron which will also take around 5 to 6 hours. El Nido is a beautiful island in Palawan and a must to visit. Total cost will be around Php4000 for all transportation. You can check here to book your tickets.
So these are the best ways to get from Puerto Princesa to Coron. Whichever way you choose, make sure to have enough time for delays in departures and also weather disturbances.
Read more of our Palawan Travel Guides here.
|GO AROUND PHILIPPINES USEFUL TIPS AND LINKS|
|BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS|
To travel around the Philippines, there are 3 local commercial airlines. Cebu Pacific Air, AirAsia and Philippine Airlines. Smaller airlines called AirSwift (El Nido, Boracay) and Royal Air also fly to limited destinations. Book your local flights here.
For international flights, I found Kiwi and Trip.com have cheaper flight options to 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/CAR|
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.
Car rentals are also available for you to choose from here.
|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.