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Puerto Princesa, Palawan
5h bus ride in Elite
4.3
14:00
El Nido, Palawan
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Puerto Princesa, Palawan
5h bus ride in Elite
4.3
02:00
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El Nido, Palawan
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08:00
Port Barton, Palawan
5h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.3
13:00
El Nido

From Puerto Princesa to El Nido by Buses

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07:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h bus ride in Regular
3.7
13:00
El Nido, Palawan
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09:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
5h bus ride in Elite
4.3
14:00
El Nido, Palawan
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11:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h bus ride in Regular
4.2
17:00
El Nido, Palawan
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13:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h bus ride in Regular
3.7
19:00
El Nido, Palawan
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15:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h bus ride in Regular
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21:00
El Nido, Palawan
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17:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
6h 49m bus ride in Regular
3.7
23:49
El Nido, Palawan
Instant Recommended
21:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
5h bus ride in Elite
4.3
02:00
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El Nido, Palawan

From Port Barton to El Nido by Vans

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08:00
Port Barton, Palawan
5h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.3
13:00
El Nido
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13:00
Port Barton, Palawan
5h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.3
18:00
El Nido
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17:00
Port Barton, Palawan
5h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.3
22:00
El Nido

From Puerto Princesa to El Nido by Vans

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07:00
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
12:30
El Nido
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08:00
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
13:30
El Nido
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09:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
15:00
El Nido
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11:00
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
16:30
El Nido
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13:00
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
18:30
El Nido
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14:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
20:00
El Nido
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16:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
22:00
El Nido
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17:30
Puerto Princesa
5h 30m van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
23:00
El Nido

From Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido by Vans

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07:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
13:00
El Nido
Instant
08:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
14:00
El Nido
Instant
09:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
15:30
El Nido
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11:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
17:00
El Nido
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13:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
19:00
El Nido
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14:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
20:30
El Nido
Instant
16:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
22:30
El Nido
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17:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.6
23:30
El Nido

From Sabang to El Nido by Vans

Instant
07:30
Sabang, Mimaropa
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
13:30
El Nido

Transport types between Palawan and El Nido

Palawan to El Nido Schedule

Palawan to El Nido Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Recaro Transport Van 9pax 00:00 - 04:30₱ 6,000
Cherry Bus Regular 07:00 - 13:00₱ 595
Cherry Bus Elite 09:00 - 14:00₱ 795
Cherry Bus Regular 11:00 - 17:00₱ 445
Cherry Bus Regular 13:00 - 19:00₱ 445
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 13:00 - 18:00₱ 700
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 13:00 - 18:30₱ 650
Cherry Bus Regular 15:00 - 21:00₱ 595
Cherry Bus Regular 17:00 - 23:49₱ 445
Recaro Transport Regional 14pax 17:00 - 22:00₱ 700
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 16:30 - 22:00₱ 650
Cherry Bus Elite 21:00 - 02:00₱ 795

Palawan to El Nido destination reviews

2.4
29 customer reviews
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14%
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GK
2
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Dec 4, 2019
The driver packed us like can if sardines, it made the ride really uncomfortable
SB
3
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Apr 12, 2019
Lots of people squeezed in that bus even they use the extra spaces. Otherwise was good and they did stopped for a little break which was good!
PP
4
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Feb 13, 2019
Puntuali e precisi nel servizio offerto.. classico multivan che si trova in Asia.. chi vuol viaggiare 'comodo' deve spendere di più e prendersi un mezzo privato.. unico neo l'aria condizionata come sempre alta..
EN
5
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Nov 22, 2019
Punctual and well organized.
LR
2
van Regional 14pax, Recaro Transport, Dec 17, 2018
15 people for 12 seats and airco not working.

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How to get from Palawan to El Nido

When you want to get from Palawan to El Nido, 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 Taxi 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 7,500. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as PHP 445.

How far is Palawan from El Nido?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Palawan to El Nido. Your trip will be a total of 168 miles (270 km). The flying distance is 112 miles (180 km).

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

The travel time from Palawan to El Nido can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 5 to 6 hours.

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

The cost of the trip from Palawan to El Nido 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 445 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 7,500.

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

  • Bus tickets - PHP 445 to PHP 795;
  • Van price : PHP 650 - PHP 800;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from PHP 5,500 to PHP 7,500.

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

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

  • Vans from Palawan to El Nido depart during the day - there are approximately 24 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 07:00 - you can also take a bus as late as 21:00. There are 6 available bus trips every day.

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

Which means of transport is the best for the route?

Buses

Taking a bus from Palawan to El Nido 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 Palawan to El Nido. 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 Palawan to El Nido. 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 Palawan to El Nido.

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 Palawan to El Nido

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Palawan to El Nido? 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:

  • 681 opted for a van.
  • 301 decided to go for a bus.
  • 18 decided to catch a taxi.