From El Nido to Palawan by bus
From El Nido to Puerto Princesa by van
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.
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:
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?
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.
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.
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.