Cebu to Puerto Princesa

Cebu to Puerto Princesa

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Cebu to Puerto Princesa Schedule

Cebu to Puerto Princesa Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Philippines AirAsia Economy #Z2877802:10 - 03:40$ 137.04
Philippines AirAsia Economy 05:35 - 18:20₱ 9,733
Philippine Airlines Economy 06:10 - 19:30₱ 6,247
Cebu Pacific Economy 08:05 - 16:55₱ 9,491
Philippines AirAsia Economy 11:00 - 18:20₱ 10,276
Philippines AirAsia Economy #Z254512:50 - 14:05₱ 3,495
Cebu Pacific Economy #5J22515:15 - 16:35$ 90.54
Philippines AirAsia Economy #Z254517:55 - 19:10₱ 2,369
Philippines AirAsia Economy #Z278219:35 - 21:05$ 130.33
Philippine Airlines Economy 21:45 - 14:40₱ 9,320
Philippines AirAsia Economy #Z2878023:10 - 00:40$ 137.04

How to get from Cebu to Palawan (Puerto Princesa)

It's hardly surprising that people would make the jump from Cebu straight to Palawan. After all, both provinces boast pristine beaches and stunning landscapes. The overland/sea distance between Cebu and Puerto Princesa is whooping 1,400-1,500 kilometres via either Western Nautical Hwy or the Pan-Philippine Hwy/AH26. If you fly, it is around 600 km and 1 hour 20 minutes away.

Though technically it is possible to make all your way from Cebu to Puerto Princesa by sea and land, there is no direct transport or package combination trips. It means you will have to tailor-make your journey all by yourself. It will take you no less than two full days if you do not make any stops en route. We do not see any valid reason to choose this option, so do recommend you to fly. Several airlines connect Cebu with Palawan on a daily basis. Air travel between Cebu and Puerto Princesa is not only convenient but also quite affordable especially if you book your flights early.

Flights from Cebu to Palawan

Right now there are three commercial airlines that offer daily flights from Cebu to Puerto Princesa.

Air Asia sells the most economical seats at around PHP1300 one way. Besides being the cheapest option, it allows you to customize your booking with optional add-ons such as luggage allowance, meals, seat selection, and insurance.

It is closely followed by another budget airline, Cebu Pacific. Flights with this carrierusually costs between PHP2000 and PHP2500 with the same optional add-ons.

If you are traveling light and do not have any bags for check-in then these two airlines are definitely your best bet. What's more, they routinely run special seat sales so you can stalk their social media sites from time to time. Seat sales however normally happen around midnight, especially during national holidays.

Lastly, the country's flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, also fly to Puerto Princesa from Cebu daily. Fares normally range from PHP1700 to PHP6000. The good thing about flying with PAL is that even the cheapest tickets automatically include a free light snack and the Economy Saver even offers a 10kg to 20kg luggage allowance. Although they don't run seat sales as often as the aforementioned budget airlines, they do hold random promotions.

Flying from Cebu to Puerto Princesa normally takes roughly 1 hour 20 minutes.

General notes

It is important to note that each of these airlines normally have only one direct flight daily, usually scheduled in the morning but you can always connect via Manila.

If you are planning an onward travel destinations in Palawan upon your arrival in Puerto Princesa like El Nido or Port Barton, then we suggest getting on one of the morning flights.

There are several flights during the day but they entail a layover in Manila – sometimes as long as 8 hours. It is not really practical if you don't have a good reason to be in Manila as you'll end up just waiting for hours at the airport.

Transportation from Cebu to Puerto Princesa

  • Flights
    $ 39.65
  • Trains are not avaliable
  • Buses are not avaliable
  • Ferries are not avaliable
  • Taxis are not avaliable
  • Vans are not avaliable

Cebu to Puerto Princesa Destination Reviews

Some Chaos at the gate because another flight started boarding at the gate where my flight was supposed to be leaving. The information flow to the passengers was bad, maybe just announce that the gate will be changed.
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flight Economy, Cebu Pacific, Feb 9, 2020
8 customer reviews