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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
14:30
El Nido, Palawan
5h 30m
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09:20
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
16:30
El Nido, Palawan
7h 10m
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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
23:00
El Nido, Palawan
6h
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21:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
02:30
El Nido, Palawan
5h 30m
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22:00
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
05:10
El Nido, Palawan
7h 10m
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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
 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
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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

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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 3,861 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.

Mar 19, 2019
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★☆☆☆
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
Mar 19, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★☆☆
Xxz
Mar 15, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
The bus is incredibly comfortable. It was a very pleasant journey, despite its length.
Mar 13, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Cherry Bus from PP to El Nido was an excellent and efficient service, strong air con and good responsible driving. Thumbs up.
Mar 12, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Great experience. the service was amazing and on time. great leg space and comfortable seats. Just request you to provide small blankets to make overnight journeys more comfortable.
Mar 10, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Perfect flight!
Mar 10, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★☆☆☆
Bus is clean, staffs are so friendly. But the bus stopped many many times, so we took 6,5 hours for moving.
Mar 9, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
driver was very helpful and arrived as expected.
Mar 7, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Came to El Nido in time and a good bus trip, but I would like itif the staff told the passengers when we stop for a break and for how long you can have a break. Otherwise nothing to complain about.
Mar 7, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Good A/C, Very comfortable and perfect timing.
Mar 6, 2019
bus Economy Non AC, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
The driver was not slowing down for curves. Very dqngerous driving.
Mar 6, 2019
bus Economy Non AC, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
It was on time, a smooth drive with plenty of leg room. Our luggage was stowed inside the bus with us and the conductor helped us get a taxi to the airport
Mar 4, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★☆☆
I booked the Elite bus because it has WiFi and Restrooms. It turned out that the bus is not Elite but just regular aircon. They gave us 200 pesos back (each person). The seat is hard and uncomfortable.
Mar 3, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★☆☆☆
It was freezing cold inside the bus and although we asked the driver to turn of the AC he wouldn’t do it at all or only for a short period of time. Very uncomfortable journey
Mar 2, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★☆☆
The trip was ok but the luggage compartment was very very dirty and the suitcase is all dirty :( Let somebody wash the luggage space and everything will be great :)
Feb 27, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Everything was ok. Tickets buy via net, change my voucher in the station. Travel was a pleasure :)
Feb 26, 2019
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★☆☆☆
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.
Feb 26, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★☆☆
Went to the bus station a day earlier to change the time from 9am to 9pm. Everything seems ok until the actual day, the cashier insisted that we must pay the penalty of 30%+P100. I told her, we were told to only pay the P100. She insisted that if we don't pay then we cannot board. Luckily, we noted down the name and contact of the person who arranged for us, Val. He happened to be nearby when we were arguing with the cashier. Problem solved but unpleasant experience. Thought of changing for the return but decided not to as I don't want to encounter the same problem. The bus does not have leg rest so its not what I am expecting of the lazyboy. The driver is good and bring us to the destination safe and on time.
Feb 25, 2019
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★☆☆☆
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
Feb 23, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Spacious and comfortable seats with lots of legroom and reclining seats. Air con was great and the movie was good. We made it in 5 hours with two stops. Would highly recommend!
Feb 23, 2019
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★★★
Fast and funny
Feb 18, 2019
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★★☆☆
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.
Feb 14, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★☆☆
The staff at the terminal were friendly and helpful and helped us to change the time of our bus. The bus driver was awful though, we stopped while he had dinner for a very long time then when he finished and started to drive again he was driving like a crazy person. I know they can go a bit fast in Asia but it really was dangerous, he overtook a motorcycle down hill on a bend!
Feb 13, 2019
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★★☆
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..
Feb 12, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Very comportable bus with aircondition
Feb 11, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
It was not the Elite Bus we booked, this bus had no toilet, therefore we needed to stop more often
Feb 10, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Comfortable bus. Would do it next time again.
Feb 9, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Cherry Bus was the best decision we could've made coming home! The bus was very spacious, there was TONS of leg room, air conditioning and even WIFI (which didn't always work the entire time, but considering it's not to be found on most of the island, it was a very nice perk). It was even a little bit cheaper than the terribly cramped, uncomfortable bus we took on the way from Puerto Princesa which stopped about a 100 times and elongated the trip. I would take Cherry Bus every time, I totally recommend!
Feb 9, 2019
van Regional, Lexxus Shuttle
★★★★☆
Service van is a little bit old and air con is not good enough.
Feb 8, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
i booked the elite bus, depart on time. spacious and clean seat. worth the money i paid
Feb 8, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
i booked the elite bus, depart on time. spacious and clean seat. good experience.
Feb 6, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Very confortable ride, probably the best bus that I ever rode (eve compared to europe or us) - huge space for your legs, the seats are wide and confy and they recline as much as you can actually catch a good sleep.
Feb 5, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
What a great trip. Nice large seats and lots of leg room. Who would bother with a mini-van when you can go in luxury. Nicely done Cherry
Feb 5, 2019
bus Economy Non AC, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
There was apparently "no 7.20 am service" but there was a Cherry bus anyway at the time. Comfortable journey.
Jan 31, 2019
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★★★
Our plane was delayed several hours and we couldn't reach the airport in time for the last van. But after a phone call to recaro during a transfer in the airport they agreed to wait for us. We where picked up as agreed and transported to the destination the same day. Very grateful for the good service as we otherwise would have been forced to stay overnight near the airport.
Jan 29, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★☆☆☆
Not really what it says on the tin and stopped a lot but got us from A to B
Jan 27, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
I booked online. I got the new bus with lazyboy and toilet and non stop trip. It was very comfortable,spacious seat and leg room, seat reclines much than i expected, the AC is working well,clean toilet. The driver was so good, careful and kind to us. We left on time at 9am arrived in El Nido by 2pm. We stopped by for lunch by 1130. Highly recommendable.
Jan 24, 2019
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★★☆☆
I got picked up at the hotel as booked, but this was all thanks to my hotel receptionist as he called the company to reconfirm and they did not seem to be aware of the booking, so basically if my receptionist did not call, I would still be waiting in the lobby.. also the van was stuffed including grocerys and stuff
Jan 19, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Too cold in the morning but ok in the afternoon with the sun
Jan 17, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Everything perfect except for bumpy roads and mosquitoes, which I know sometimes can't be avoided. Cherry staff were all excellent. Will never use the small vans again.
Jan 9, 2019
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★☆☆
The Price on this website is twice as much as at the station
Jan 7, 2019
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
pros: with aircon, reclining seats, wifi onboard cons: many stops
Dec 28, 2018
bus Elite, Cherry Bus
★★★★★
Great trip and driver
Dec 24, 2018
bus Regular, Cherry Bus
★★★★☆
Nice journey with AC and confortable seats, But VERY loud music and movies during the 6h30
Dec 17, 2018
van Regional, Recaro Transport
★★☆☆☆
15 people for 12 seats and airco not working.
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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