How to get to Surigao

Last updated on November 12th, 2019 at 01:05 pm

How to get to Surigao

Surigao is divided in two: there is Surigao del Norte which capital is Surigao City and  Surigao del Sur its capital is Tandag City. Surigao del Sur is situated at the eastern coast of Mindanao and faces the Philippine Sea to the east. We already wrote Surigao tourist spots and today we will write how to get to Surigao from Manila, Cebu and other destinations in the Philippines.

Read here how to get from Surigao City to Siargao!

How to get to Surigao

How to get to Surigao from Manila

If you want to get to Surigao from Manila the faster way is booking a flight to Surigao either via Cebu Pacific Air or Philippine Airlines. They have both direct flights everyday to Surigao. You will have to do a stopover in Cebu before going to Surigao.

If you want to get to Surigao from Manila the cheapest way. You can take a bus from terminals in Cubao or Pasay. The trip will be 2 days or more with ferry rides included. It will be a bit tiring that’s why we don’t recommend this option so much. 

How to get to Surigao from Cebu City

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How to get to Surigao from Cebu by Ferry

If you want to get to Surigao from Cebu you will have to take a ferry. There are daily trips going from Cebu to Surigao at 7pm and it will take at least 9 hours. Prices starts from 825 PHP for economy or regular ticket, 1200 PHP for business class. And for a cabin for two would be at least 3,500 PHP for the whole trip.

How to get to Surigao from Cebu by Plane

If you want to get to Surigao from Cebu by plane is only one hour flight. You can get great deals starting from 1,200 PHP. The plane is the fastest way to reach Surigao.

How to get to Surigao from Cagayan de Oro

If you want to get to Surigao from Cagayan de Oro. You have to first take a bus or a van going to Butuan City. The fare will be 400 PHP and will take 6 hours there are a few daily buses and vans. From Butuan City you will have to ride a bus or a van going to Surigao. The fare will be 210 PHP and will take less than 3 hours of travel time. There are also a few daily buses and vans. Prices are similar, buses have more comfort and the van is usually faster than the bus.

How to get to Surigao from Camiguin

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If you want to get to Surigao from Camiguin. You have to ride a ferry from Benoni Port in Camiguin going to Balingoan Port. It will only take 1 hour and 40 minutes. The fare is 205 PHP. From Balingoan Port you can either hire a private van to take you directly to Surigao or take a bus to Butuan, it costs 230 PHP for 3 hours journey. From Butuan, you can ride a bus 250 PHP for 3 hours or van 170 PHP for 2 hours and a half to take you to Surigao directly. Both they will stop in the bus terminal 3 kilometers far from Surigao city center. You can ride tricycle from the terminal and there are multicabs going to Surigao city for 10 PHP

This is the way that we did coming Camiguin Island on the way to Surigao City where we spent a few days before going to Siargao Island in Surigao del Norte.

How to get to Surigao from Siargao Island

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If you want to get to Surigao from Siargao Island from Dapa Port in Siargao. You will have to take a ferry to Surigao Port. Regular ticket rate is around 300 PHP while for children who are 3-7 years old is half of the price. Estimated travel time is 3-4 hours and there are a few ferries per day. We got lucky and we got a Peso fare going from Surigao to Siargao Island and we were able to do it for 100 PHP each of us.

How to get to Surigao from Davao

If you want to get to Surigao from Davao the fastest way is to booking a flight. It’ll costs at least 3,000 PHP one way. But it will only take a few hours since you have to do a stopover in Cebu. The longer but the cheapest way is to travel via bus. It’ll take 9 hours and the fare price ranges from 480 PHP to 700 PHP depending on what type of bus you are riding. So it can be worth it going by bus if the stopover in Cebu is long you will be able to save a few pesos and it will take same time. It depends on the comfort that you want and the budget for the trip.

Where to Stay in Surigao

If you want to stay in Surigao City there are a few options if you go on a budget starting from $10-15 USD for a room for two people. Mid budget options start from $20-50 USD. If you want to have a luxury experience will cost you starting from $50 USD. Read more about all the places to stay in Surigao and book your staying with Booking and Agoda!

There is also Airbnb available in Surigao. If you want to sign up for Airbnb, we give you $30 USD credit with your first booking!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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