Travelers can choose to either fly or take a ferry when traveling from Cebu to Ozamiz. The most comfortable and quickest way to get to Ozamiz from Cebu is to take a plane, since a ferry ride is a considerably slow option.
The distance between Cebu and Ozamiz is 380 km. This takes an hour via a direct flight as a crow flies, or around 8 hours at sea aboard a boat.
The cheapest way to travel from Cebu to Ozamiz is via ferry, which costs from as low as PHP655 for the most affordable seats aboard the 2Go ferries. The cheapest seats on Cokaliong Shipping Lines cost around PHP 910. Both ferry operators also offer higher accommodation classes for travelers who wish to sleep in air-conditioned rooms.
Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines operate direct and connecting flights via Manila; the cheaper option would be to fly direct which costs from around PHP 1,500 one way.
Ferries from Cebu to Ozamiz
Ticket prices with 2Go ferries start from PHP 655 per seat aboard the_ St. Francis Xavier vessel, while Cokaliong Shipping Lines sell their cheapest seat at PHP 910.
Note! 2GO sails from Cebu to Ozamis on TUESDAY and FRIDAY.
Cokaliong Shipping Lines offers a greater selection of rooms available, with the highest category aboard the M/V Filipinas Iligan or the M/V Filipinas Surigao del Norte going up to as much as PHP 5,000 or PHP 6,000 respectively for larger air-conditioned staterooms.
It takes 2Go ferries around 8 hours to get from Cebu to Ozamiz, while Cokaliong Shipping Lines take around 9 ½ hours.
2Go departs Cebu every Friday at 11 AM and Tuesdays at 8:30 PM, while Cokaliong Shipping Lines leaves Cebu every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 7 PM thus offering more departures. Note though that if you prefer travelling during the day, your options are limited to 2Go’s Friday departure. Ferry cancellations are rare and are only usually done in the case of a storm or bad weather.
Both ferry options are generally slow; there are no fast boat options servicing the Cebu-Ozamiz route. Seat choices include breezy seats on deck, as well as private rooms with air-conditioning. There are also numerous facilities on board to keep you entertained. The 2Go ferries are equipped with a convenience store, karaoke room, and food outlets.
If you want to avoid seasickness, we recommend that you book an air-conditioned room on either shipping line to ensure that you stay comfortable throughout the journey. But regardless of what ferry operator you choose, it’s usually smooth sailing from Cebu to Ozamiz.
Flights from Cebu to Ozamiz
If you are booking in advance, you can get excellent deals for direct flights from Cebu to Ozamiz. In fact, you can score return tickets for as low as PHP 3,000 provided you purchase tickets far in advance, and it isn’t peak season.
Cebu Pacific is a well-known budget airline in the Philippines although there is not a significant difference in the rates for this route between the two airlines if you purchase the cheapest seats available. Cebu Pacific tickets already include 7 kg of hand luggage while Philippine Airlines offer a variety of tariffs some of which include both hand and checked luggage and some – not. If you require more luggage space flying with Cebu, you can purchase these add-ons extra.
Both airlines take around an hour to fly direct from Cebu to Ozamiz. However, if you opt for a connecting flight from Cebu to Manila and then from Manila to Ozamiz, expect your travel time last at least 3 hours or more depending on the connection.