Puerto Princesa to El Nido

Puerto Princesa to El Nido

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17:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.7
23:30
El Nido
07:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.7
13:00
El Nido
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Puerto Princesa any hotel
5h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
4.6
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El Nido any hotel

From Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido by van

07:00
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.7
13:00
El Nido
17:30
Puerto Princesa Airport
6h van ride in Regional 14pax
3.7
23:30
El Nido

From Puerto Princesa any hotel to El Nido by taxi

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Puerto Princesa any hotel
5h 30m taxi ride in Van 9pax
4.6
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El Nido any hotel

Puerto Princesa to El Nido Schedule

Puerto Princesa to El Nido Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Lexxus Shuttle Van 9pax Any time₱ 5,500
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 07:00 - 12:30₱ 650
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 08:00 - 13:30₱ 650
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 11:00 - 16:30₱ 650
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 13:00 - 18:30₱ 650
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 14:30 - 20:00₱ 650
Lexxus Shuttle Regional 14pax 16:30 - 22:00₱ 650

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.

Transportation from Puerto Princesa to El Nido

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Puerto Princesa to El Nido destination reviews

JK
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Mar 4, 2020
Very good travel and very good service and driver
SL
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Mar 2, 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.
ID
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Feb 20, 2020
Van went on time. Driver was quick and not overly dangerous. Three stops. Five and a half hours duration.
JT
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Feb 4, 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
DE
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Jan 28, 2020
Excellent polite driver regular stops. Great value arrived in good time x
ZM
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Jan 13, 2020
just ok
HH
taxi Van 9pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Dec 31, 2019
Cleto was super nice! Patient and knowledgeable of the area. He is a master at loading luggage as well lol!! Great service despite the bumpy road but that is to be expected.
BS
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Dec 1, 2019
Driver smoking cigarettes every stop. A lot of stops. Trip from el nido was very good.
KD
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Nov 28, 2019
Easy, driver was nice and trip has pretty views!
FF
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Nov 26, 2019
Let's 1.5 hours late and kept telling us every 15 minutes that it was coming soon. The van stopped several times to pick people up off the road while we were commuting and space was tight.
TM
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Nov 22, 2019
Very easy
MM
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, Oct 30, 2019
Good travel. 5 hours 30mn with rainy weather
HF
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
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
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
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.
FM
van Regional 14pax, Lexxus Shuttle, May 19, 2019
Brian got us there on time. Smooth ride.
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