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From Puerto Princesa to Palawan by bus

07:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
13:00
El Nido, Palawan
6h
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09:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
14:00
El Nido, Palawan
5h
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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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15:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
21:00
El Nido, Palawan
6h
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17:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
23:49
El Nido, Palawan
6h 49m
 Instant
21:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
02:00
El Nido, Palawan
5h
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From Puerto Princesa to El Nido by van

07:00
Puerto Princesa
12:30
El Nido
5h 30m
 Instant
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
 Instant
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
 Instant
08:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
14:00
El Nido
6h
 Instant
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
 Instant
17:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
23:30
El Nido
6h
 Instant

From Puerto Princesa any hotel to El Nido by taxi

Any
Puerto Princesa any hotel
Time
El Nido any hotel
5h 30m
 Instant
  vehicle, all incl

Puerto Princesa to El Nido Schedule

Puerto Princesa to El Nido Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lexxus Shuttle Van 9pax 00:00 – 05:30₱ 5,500
Cherry Bus Regular 07:00 – 13:00₱ 559
Cherry Bus Elite 09:00 – 14:00₱ 859
Cherry Bus Regular 11:00 – 17:00₱ 379
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 11:00 – 16:30₱ 600
Cherry Bus Regular 13:00 – 19:00₱ 379
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 13:00 – 18:30₱ 600
Cherry Bus Regular 15:00 – 21:00₱ 559
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 14:30 – 20:00₱ 600
Cherry Bus Regular 17:00 – 23:49₱ 379
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 16:30 – 22:00₱ 600
Cherry Bus Elite 21:00 – 02:00₱ 859

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.

Puerto Princesa to El Nido destination reviews

2.9
54 customer reviews
5
22%
4
20%
3
17%
2
9%
1
31%
59% of 54 travelers were happy with this destination
HF
2
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Sep 10, 2019
Got stuck waiting at the airport but were given several different reasons before it turning out it was the van we were waiting for. Got shoved in the back with 1 too many people and a stranger sat practically on one of my legs for most of the journey. No communication from driver or anyone else about what was happening as and when we stopped or got moved. The saving grace was the views but they would have been there anyway. Pay for a private car, it will be worth the money.
AV
5
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Jul 17, 2019
5 star, special compliment to the driver Erwin. Very professional, not reckless and offered a front door serviced to the passengers.
GS
3
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Jun 26, 2019
The van had great air conditioning and we made very good time. Our driver's fast driving felt a little unsafe at times.
GN
3
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Jun 2, 2019
Reserved 3 seats including one extra seat and the van is totally fully after a family with 2 kids arrived. No confortable for the price and this extra seat because in finally we needed to let our payed place to the family otherwise it was not possible for them to be in a car.
JS
3
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Apr 23, 2019
The driver stopped many times to pick up people. The journey took 6.5 hours instead of 5-6 hours.
EI
2
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Apr 11, 2019
We booked a one way from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. We showed up early to only realize that they were combining the 7am van with the 8am van so we had to wait 1.5 hrs to leave. The van was full so it was an extremely uncomfortable ride and we made a stop every 45 minutes for smoke breaks. Wouldn’t recommend, wish we paid a bit more for a flight.
FD
2
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Mar 19, 2019
The trip from Puerto princessa to El nido is vert long by shuttle, the departure was planned at 1pm and finaly goes at 2pm. At 2pm get into the van at puerto airport but the van stop at shuttle terminal ans we have to change van. We finaly arrived at 8pm instead of 6pm, the driver drive very fast and as usual un philippines. It's difficulte to cet information about where or when we will be drop off. Not a vert good trip
ZD
2
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Feb 26, 2019
We had almost 1 hour delay in departure, the van wasn't definitely the one shown on pictures, it was old and in a bad shape, no space for legs. In the middle of the way we had 20 minutes stop in some kind of restaurant. The food there was selling cold, other things in shop very expensive, local crew unpleasant. The driver drop of us in central station, not in the hotels as was promised so we needed to take tricycle. Overall quite bad experience, unfortunetally there are not many options how to get from one city to another.
MC
2
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Feb 25, 2019
Cramped uncomfortable not quite as described on the site. The picking up of random people was quite a surprise too, not so much a private transfer as it was a public bus. I can appreciate the reasons for packing buses is to make the trip worth while but perhaps the description of it needs adjusting
RA
3
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Feb 18, 2019
For 5 1/2 travel. You're van is old and to tight for tall people, knowing that most of your clients are foreigners. And the driver stopped and picked passengers as well. On positive side and most important he's a good driver.
MP
4
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Feb 9, 2019
Service van is a little bit old and air con is not good enough.
CT
4
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Nov 8, 2018
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!
FM
5
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, May 19, 2019
Brian got us there on time. Smooth ride.
DA
4
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, May 16, 2019
Not bad
DP
5
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, May 15, 2019
Small but new and nice airport with good service.
NV
3
charter Van 9pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Apr 13, 2019
Manejaba muy rapido

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