Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido

Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido

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Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido Schedule

Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lexxus Shuttle Van 9pax Any time₱ 5,500
Eulen Joy Express Minivan 07:30 - 13:00₱ 730
Cherry Bus Regular 09:00 - 15:49₱ 800
Eulen Joy Express Minivan 10:30 - 16:00₱ 724
Eulen Joy Express Minivan 13:00 - 18:30₱ 724
Eulen Joy Express Minivan 15:30 - 21:00₱ 724
Eulen Joy Express Minivan 17:30 - 23:00₱ 724
Cherry Bus Regular WC 21:00 - 03:49₱ 830

Transportation from Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido

Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido Destination Reviews

The problems started at the airport when I contacted 12Go with a question and they did not have either of my bookings to/from El Nido. I gave the booking number they provided and they had no record of my booking. Fortunately Eulen Joy did have my booking - so I'm not sure what was the problem with 12Go. Up to this point, no problems with Eulen Joy. The van left the airport on time, and stopped at the office. So far it's ok. Then the driver stopped at McDonald's for one customer to eat, adding about 20 minutes of wait time. Then the driver stopped by a school to meet with someone briefly and give them something. Felt like a personal errand. It was a full hour after we left the airport that we finally got on the road to El Nido. I didn't mind the frequent stops on the side of the road for the driver to pee, but the extra hour of sitting in the van just within Princesa felt unnecessary.
Van Minivan, Eulen Joy Express, Jul 29, 2022
The driver was very good and fast,a long drive but considering the distance good. 👍
Van Minivan, Eulen Joy Express, Jun 16, 2022
The van looks new outside but was old inside. Its sliding door has brown masking tapes. There was an extra person, like a conductor, who was riding on top (roof) of the van. It was really unsafe for him since it was a really long evening travel/drive (6:30 PM til midnight).
Van Minivan, Eulen Joy Express, Mar 29, 2022
The driver went so fast that it really didn't feel safe. There were a few occasions where the breaks were slammed on to avoid collisions. We've been on some other cheap minibus rides in SE Asia but this was the scariest/worst driving we've experienced.
Van Minivan, Eulen Joy Express, Mar 8, 2022
Very good travel and very good service and driver
Van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Mar 4, 2020
Not the best confort but you will get there in time. More information on what happens at times from the driver would be appreciated.
Van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Mar 2, 2020
Van went on time. Driver was quick and not overly dangerous. Three stops. Five and a half hours duration.
Van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Feb 20, 2020
It’s my second time to visit Palawan but my first time to travel to El Nido. Prior to my arrival, I had a teleconversation with your team and clarify the rules of arriving just in time and the location of pick up. The description during the booking clearly says PPS airport but when I received the voucher there was additional information that I have to go to San Jose terminal which is I am not familiar hence I need to pay additional Php 150 for airport tricycle.. I have coordinated that I will arrive at exactly 11am as my flight will land at 10:20. And when I reached there 5 minutes before 11am.. there was no van hence I need to wait for more than 30 minutes and we left the terminal at 12noon. And I reached my accomodation 15 minutes before 6pm. I had 7 hours travel and there are more than 2 stops (lunch and taytay). Unfortunately, I have a return booking but I am not going because of what had happened I am afraid I will miss my flight because your timings are unreliable despite the notice that there could be delays of 1 to 2 hours. The driver is good but the operator needs improvement and proper coordination. Thanks
Van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Feb 4, 2020
Excellent polite driver regular stops. Great value arrived in good time x
Van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Jan 28, 2020
Very reliable booking. Fast and easy. No problems at all. Best way to get to El Nido from PP. Definitely better than taking a van (vomit comet).
Bus Elite, Cherry Bus, Jan 27, 2020
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How to get from Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido

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

  • Flight
  • 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 Flight ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 152.45. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 8.76.

How far is Puerto Princesa SBE from El Nido?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido. Your trip will be a total of 138 miles (221 km). The flying distance is 106 miles (170 km).

How long does it take to get from Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido?

The travel time from Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 6 to 22 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido?

The cost of the trip from Puerto Princesa SBE 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 USD 8.76 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 152.45.

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

  • Bus tickets - USD 8.76 to USD 18.11;
  • Van price : USD 12.41;
  • Plane tickets - USD 104.44 to USD 152.45;

You can order a taxi, too - an estimated cost of the ride is from USD 93.54 to USD 93.54.

How many trips per day are there between Puerto Princesa SBE and El Nido?

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

  • Vans from Puerto Princesa to El Nido depart during the day - there are approximately 1 departures a day.
  • Taxis are a good option to consider for this route, too. Book a cab to take you from Puerto Princesa to El Nido any time of the day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 104.44.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Puerto Princesa to El Nido
Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines


Taking a bus from Puerto Princesa 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.


Catching a cab is the easiest way to get from Puerto Princesa 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 USD 93.54.

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 traveling from Puerto Princesa 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 Puerto Princesa to El Nido.

Things to remember: while traveling 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 Puerto Princesa SBE to El Nido

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Puerto Princesa SBE 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:

  • 94% decided to go for a bus.
  • 4% decided to catch a taxi.
  • 2% opted for a van.