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From El Nido to Palawan by bus

07:00
El Nido, Palawan
13:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h
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07:20
El Nido, Palawan
14:30
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
7h 10m
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09:00
El Nido, Palawan
15:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h
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09:20
El Nido, Palawan
16:30
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
7h 10m
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11:00
El Nido, Palawan
17:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h
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13:00
El Nido, Palawan
19:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h
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15:00
El Nido, Palawan
21:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h
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17:00
El Nido, Palawan
23:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h
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19:00
El Nido, Palawan
01:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h
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21:00
El Nido, Palawan
03:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h
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From El Nido to Puerto Princesa by van

04:00
El Nido
09:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
04:00
El Nido
10:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
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05:00
El Nido
10:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
05:00
El Nido
11:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
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07:00
El Nido
12:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
07:00
El Nido
13:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
 Instant
08:00
El Nido
13:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
08:00
El Nido
14:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
 Instant
09:30
El Nido
15:00
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
09:30
El Nido
15:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
 Instant
11:00
El Nido
16:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
11:00
El Nido
17:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
 Instant
13:00
El Nido
18:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
13:00
El Nido
19:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
 Instant
14:30
El Nido
20:00
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
14:30
El Nido
20:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
 Instant
16:00
El Nido
21:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
16:00
El Nido
22:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
 Instant
17:30
El Nido
23:00
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
17:30
El Nido
23:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
 Instant
20:30
El Nido
02:00
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m
 Instant
20:30
El Nido
02:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h
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From El Nido any hotel to Puerto Princesa by taxi

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El Nido any hotel
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Puerto Princesa any hotel
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Passenger reviews out of total 2,691 passengers who traveled with us on this route.

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Feb 19, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★☆☆☆☆
Driver asked me for 200 pesos at the end of the trip for bags handling he said, he only waited until everyone has left and asked me for the money coz he knew we we’re foreigners and he could steal our money, bus was so dirty and slow, it said on the ticket it will arrive at 14:25 but we only arrived at 16:50! Worst transportation experience of my life :)
Feb 19, 2019
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★★☆
The van departed on time and was comfortable, professional etc. My only objection is that I paid to go to the airport and when we arrived at the Puerto Princessa Terminal, we were told that it was the last stop and that we’d have to pay a taxi. He said we didn’t pay enough. Only upon objection from myself and other passengers who booked directly to the airport did the driver agree. It felt very disrespectful to be hustled like that, even if it is all part of the game.
Feb 18, 2019
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★☆☆☆
One star for bringing me to destination. Second for being on time (even before, actually). As for the cons... for the whole way I (and many others) was terrified by how the crazy driver was acting on the road. Believe me, I'm not scared of speed and difficult roads etc. and have driven in dozens of crazy places (as well cars as motorcycles) and have never been so shocked by the idiot behind the wheel. Going with 14 people inside, all the luggage on the roof(!) like he was racing for life. Sick man - one day he's gonna hurt somebody. No exaggeration at all.
Feb 14, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★☆☆
The staff at the terminal were friendly and helpful and helped us to change the time of our bus. The bus driver was awful though, we stopped while he had dinner for a very long time then when he finished and started to drive again he was driving like a crazy person. I know they can go a bit fast in Asia but it really was dangerous, he overtook a motorcycle down hill on a bend!
Feb 14, 2019
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★★★★
Very good ,thank you
Feb 14, 2019
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★★★★
Wonderful trip.
Feb 12, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Very comportable bus with aircondition
Feb 11, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
It was not the Elite Bus we booked, this bus had no toilet, therefore we needed to stop more often
Feb 10, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Comfortable bus. Would do it next time again.
Feb 9, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Cherry Bus was the best decision we could've made coming home! The bus was very spacious, there was TONS of leg room, air conditioning and even WIFI (which didn't always work the entire time, but considering it's not to be found on most of the island, it was a very nice perk). It was even a little bit cheaper than the terribly cramped, uncomfortable bus we took on the way from Puerto Princesa which stopped about a 100 times and elongated the trip. I would take Cherry Bus every time, I totally recommend!
Feb 8, 2019
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★★☆
Everything was great exceot there was one weird stop we made for roughly 30 minutes, where only the driver got out and we just had to wait with no explanation.
Feb 8, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
i booked the elite bus, depart on time. spacious and clean seat. worth the money i paid
Feb 8, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
i booked the elite bus, depart on time. spacious and clean seat. good experience.
Feb 6, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Very confortable ride, probably the best bus that I ever rode (eve compared to europe or us) - huge space for your legs, the seats are wide and confy and they recline as much as you can actually catch a good sleep.
Feb 5, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
What a great trip. Nice large seats and lots of leg room. Who would bother with a mini-van when you can go in luxury. Nicely done Cherry
Feb 5, 2019
bus Economy Non AC, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
There was apparently "no 7.20 am service" but there was a Cherry bus anyway at the time. Comfortable journey.
Jan 29, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★☆☆☆
Not really what it says on the tin and stopped a lot but got us from A to B
Jan 27, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
I booked online. I got the new bus with lazyboy and toilet and non stop trip. It was very comfortable,spacious seat and leg room, seat reclines much than i expected, the AC is working well,clean toilet. The driver was so good, careful and kind to us. We left on time at 9am arrived in El Nido by 2pm. We stopped by for lunch by 1130. Highly recommendable.
Jan 19, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Too cold in the morning but ok in the afternoon with the sun
Jan 17, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Everything perfect except for bumpy roads and mosquitoes, which I know sometimes can't be avoided. Cherry staff were all excellent. Will never use the small vans again.
Jan 9, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★☆☆
The Price on this website is twice as much as at the station
Jan 7, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
pros: with aircon, reclining seats, wifi onboard cons: many stops
Jan 2, 2019
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★☆☆☆
The ride and van were comfortable. My online booking was convenient and the lady at the terminal had my infomation. However, the entire ordeal was a disaster. The actual driver did not show up. There was no backup plan in place. There was no management to contact. A Filipino traveler eventually helped us get onto another service at 11:30, a full 2hours after our original time of departure. I have traveled through SE Asia and am pretty flexible about traffic delays, tire checks, oil. Etc. This was ridiculous. And there was no communication of information. Also, the company needs to charge people with large luggage on site.
Dec 28, 2018
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Great trip and driver
Dec 24, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Nice journey with AC and confortable seats, But VERY loud music and movies during the 6h30
Dec 11, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★☆☆
Bus is fine but there is no wifi.
Dec 8, 2018
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
On time, Perfect
Dec 7, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Bus war nicht voll und deshalb hatte fast jeder 2 Sitze. Klimaausgänge konnten zugemacht werden war aber nicht nötig.
Dec 6, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★☆☆☆
The bus was so cold.
Dec 3, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
quite low aircon temp, no movie entertainment, otherwise ok
Nov 29, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
new bus, lot of space for feet, good aircon temp, nice driver
Nov 27, 2018
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Spacious seats, great aircon, movies and a safe driver. Was a very comfortable trip. I paid the extra for and aircon bus. Would definitely recommend doing so.
Nov 22, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Lovely big coach with air con, and good tv, and free wifi on board. Very luxury compared to other vans...
Nov 21, 2018
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Amazing driver. Super comfortable
Nov 14, 2018
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
So nice, cool and comfortable. If you are going to make the long trip. Make sure you use this. There are toilets on board and seats are comfortable.
Nov 11, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
The bus was nice and comfortable compare to Van shuttle. But it was late by 50 mins.
Nov 11, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Air con was good, hardly any one on bus which was nice. They even put a movie on! Got to Puerto very quickly so I was happy because I had a flight to catch. Would book again!
Nov 9, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Pleasant trip with air condition and punctual, two movies were shown throughout the journey
Nov 9, 2018
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Exceeded our expectations!! Never travelled by such a comfortable bus with sooo much room for legs, perfect :)!!
Nov 6, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Driver could take less break's and get you those quicker
Nov 3, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Road is really bumpy, but that's not Cherry's fault.
Oct 27, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
We were just two on the bus and the trip happened anyway! Very good seats with space and comfortable; nice air conditioning as well! The bus left on time and arrive on time as well. I recommend!
Oct 14, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Tv was too loud, and it was very loud. Otherwise trip was suprisingly pleasant
Sep 26, 2018
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★★★☆
Our driver was very good and was extremely courteous and helpful.
Aug 27, 2018
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★★☆
Worked for us. The driver was going a bit fast though and they really know how to fit people in this little van. However since we needed onwards transportation from Port Barton to St. Vincente the driver was very helpfull to arrange a boat for us - at a slightly increased rate compared to the "normal" fair though.
Aug 23, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
On time. Friendly staff.
Aug 4, 2018
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★★★★
All ok. Good services

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How to get from El Nido to Palawan

When you want to get from El Nido to Palawan, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Bus
  • Van
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Taxi. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A taxi ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about PHP 5,500. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as PHP 451.

How far is El Nido from Palawan?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from El Nido to Palawan. Your trip will be a total of 224 miles (359 km). The flying distance is 112 miles (180 km).

How long does it take to get from El Nido to Palawan?

The travel time from El Nido to Palawan can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 8 hours.

How much does it cost to get from El Nido to Palawan?

The cost of the trip from El Nido to Palawan varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Cherry Bus: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as PHP 451 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a taxi - a one-way taxi ticket can cost as much as PHP 5,500.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from El Nido to Palawan:

  • Bus tickets - PHP 451 to PHP 865;
  • Van price : PHP 600 - PHP 600;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from PHP 5,500 to PHP 5,500.

How many trips per day are there between El Nido and Palawan?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Vans from El Nido to Palawan depart during the day - there are approximately 22 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:00. There are 10 available bus trips every day.

Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from El Nido to Palawan any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from El Nido to Palawan is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

Taxi

Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from El Nido to Palawan. It allows you to tailor-make your trip, plan all the detours and see all the places you want. You can choose the type and the size of your car as well to be as comfortable as you'd like to.

Depending on the route, it might cost as much as PHP 5,500.

Things to remember: It's a good idea to follow the route on Google Maps or any other GPS navigator.

Vans

A shared van is another means of transport for travelling from El Nido to Palawan. As far as travel time is concerned, it’s basically equal to a taxi ride, while price-wise it’s way more affordable. The majority of tourists book a van online in advance.

Sometimes, when trains or buses aren’t available, a van is your only way to get from El Nido to Palawan.

Things to remember: while travelling by van, you might not have as much space for luggage as you would on a train or a plane. It’s a good idea to pack only the most useful things for a van trip and put them in a backpack that will be easy to carry around.

The most popular transport from El Nido to Palawan

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from El Nido to Palawan? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 663 opted for a van.
  • 332 decided to go for a bus.
  • 5 decided to catch a taxi.