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From Puerto Princesa to Palawan by bus

09:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
14:30
El Nido, Palawan
5h 30m
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11:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
17:00
El Nido, Palawan
6h
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13:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
19:00
El Nido, Palawan
6h
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21:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
02:30
El Nido, Palawan
5h 30m
 Instant

From Puerto Princesa to El Nido by van

07:00
Puerto Princesa
12:30
El Nido
5h 30m
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08:00
Puerto Princesa
13:30
El Nido
5h 30m
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09:30
Puerto Princesa
15:00
El Nido
5h 30m
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11:00
Puerto Princesa
16:30
El Nido
5h 30m
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13:00
Puerto Princesa
18:30
El Nido
5h 30m
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14:30
Puerto Princesa
20:00
El Nido
5h 30m
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16:30
Puerto Princesa
22:00
El Nido
5h 30m
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17:30
Puerto Princesa
23:00
El Nido
5h 30m
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From Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido by van

07:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
13:00
El Nido
6h
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08:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
14:00
El Nido
6h
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09:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
15:30
El Nido
6h
 Instant
11:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
17:00
El Nido
6h
 Instant
13:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
19:00
El Nido
6h
 Instant
14:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
20:30
El Nido
6h
 Instant
16:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
22:30
El Nido
6h
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17:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
23:30
El Nido
6h
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From Puerto Princesa any hotel to El Nido by taxi

Any
Puerto Princesa any hotel
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El Nido any hotel
5h 30m
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How to get from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

If you need to get from Puerto Princesa to El Nido your choice is rather limited: you can opt either for a bus or a shuttle van.

How far is El Nido from Puerto Princesa?

The distance between Puerto Princesa and El Nido is approximately 230 kilometres.

How long does a trip from Puerto Princesa to El Nido take?

You will need between 5 hours and 9 hours to get to El Nido.

What is the price of tickets for the Puerto Princesa–El Nido trip?

The ticket price depends on your choice of transportation but expect to shell out from PHP500 one way.

How to get to El Nido from Puerto Princesa airport

Puerto Princesa airport is a gateway to the island of Palawan and sits slightly to the north of the centre of the island. El Nido, also on Palawan, is located in the northern part of the island. To get to El Nido, take a regular shuttle van from the airport – try Lexxus Shuttle.

How often do vans depart from the airport?

There are regular departures every hour and a half or every two hours depending on the time of the day.

How much do tickets cost?

Tickets normally cost under PHP700.

How long does a trip from Puerto Princesa airport to El Nido takes?

The trip takes between 6 and 7 hours. The airport is located some 40 km south of the city of Puerto Princesa, and the major part of the road leading up north to the city is quite winding. Thus it takes about one hour longer to get to El Nido from the airport than from the city of Puerto Princesa.

A word of warning

There are different vans waiting for passengers outside the airport building. They come to meet each flight and depart for El Nido only when full. In certain cases this can mean hours (!) of waiting as if there are not enough passengers, drivers will wait for the next flight. It is important that you realize this especially if you are pressed of time.

How to get from Puerto Princesa Town to El Nido by bus

The Puerto Princesa-El Nido route is served by big buses, too. There are both air-conditioned and non-aircon buses; some offer on-board entertainment systems and even Wi-Fi.

Where do buses to El Nido depart from?

Buses to El Nido depart from San Jose Terminal.

How much time does a bus need to get to El Nido from Puerto Princesa?

Bussing to El Nido takes from 6 to 9 hours.

Which companies ply the route between Puerto Princesa and El Nido?

There are only two companies that operate big buses between Puerto Princesa and El Nido: Roro and Cherry Bus.

What is the bus fare to El Nido?

The fare generally ranges between PHP600 and PHP900, depending on the bus class. There are regular and elite class buses.

Are there many departures during the day?

Buses usually run every 2 hours with the first bus departing at 4am and the last bus at 10pm.

Are there night buses from Puerto Princesa to El Nido?

Yes, there are night buses but some of them arrive somewhat inconveniently in the small hours – between 2am and 4am. It means that you probably won’t save any bucks on a hotel room, alas.

How to get from Puerto Princesa to El Nido by van

Vans from Puerto Princesa town to El Nido depart frequently and are operated by a number of companies. The majority of the vans depart from the same bus terminal which serves big buses – San Jose.

What are the popular van operators between Puerto Princesa and El Nido?

The most popular operators are Eulen Joy, Fort Wally Shuttle Services, and Lexxus Shuttle.

How long does a van travel to El Nido last?

Vans are the quickest way to get to El Nido – expect the trip to last about 5 hours.

How much do van tickets cost?

Van tickets to El Nido from Puerto Princesa cost PHP600-PHP700.

Travelling to El Nido by bus or van? Read these simple tips

Sit on the left side of the bus or van if you are traveling during the daytime and you will be rewarded with a view of the sea as you approach El Nido.

There is a short stretch of a relatively rough road between Puerto Princesa and El Nido – hence the travel time.

All buses and vans make a stop about halfway between Puerto Princesa and Port Barton for a quick meal and toilet.

Passenger reviews out of total 1,665 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.

Dec 17, 2018
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★☆☆☆☆
14 people for 12 seats and not enough space for legs (183 cm)
Dec 17, 2018
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★☆☆☆
15 people for 12 seats and airco not working.
Dec 16, 2018
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★☆☆☆☆
Terrible! Avoid at all cost. We ordered with 12go.asia, really big disipointment that they corporate with such an unprofessional firm. They where supposed to pick us up at 09.00 in the morning in arrival at the airport, but they did not show up. We tried to call them many times, but they did not answer. After 2 hours they picked up the phone, to tell us that the car left at 0930, without us, eventhought we had been waiting outside the airport since 0545 in the morning. They then told us that a new car would come an pick us up. The car arrived at 1100 in the morning, and drove us to another car pick-up-place where we had to wait for another 1 and 1/2 hour. The clock turned 1230 and they finally started to drive to El Nido. We sat and waited for a long time, and were really disappointed. We lost an entire day in El Nido, even thought they said they would pick us up at 0900 in the morning. We paid in advance, and could not get are money back. All the waiting and the hole expirience was horrible and we would not recommend this to anyone. STAY AWAY!!
Dec 16, 2018
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★☆☆
Stop by the police. Changing cars/Van. Less stops for refresments. Good in time arriving.
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 8, 2018
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★★★☆
I may have just got real lucky because I know a lot of other people were pretty uncomfortable but I was fine! I had two bags, didn't have to pay extra, I got the front seat which was surprisingly comfortable AND I even got to charge my phone too haha I sat there the full 5 hours just enjoying the view and observing everything. Driving was crazy but I felt super safe. Would definitely use company again!
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
Aug 23, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
On time. Friendly staff.
Aug 1, 2018
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★★★
Good trip! Thank you!
Jul 30, 2018
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★★★
A parte l aria congelata a palla viaggio puntuale tranquillo comodo... Il driver ci ha portati nei vari hotel. Affidabile
Jul 26, 2018
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★★★★
Great driver Brian, waiting time 1.5 hours was quite annoying setting off at 8:30am instead of 7am but overall very good

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