Last updated on November 26th, 2023 at 07:03 pm
How to get from Puerto Princesa to El Nido Best Way – You can go by shared van the most popular way and by bus and jeepney.
What is The Distance From Puerto Princesa to El Nido?
The distance from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is 268 kilometers and the travel is around 5 hours. Click here to book online El Nido activities and Day Trips
What Is The Cheapest Way From Puerto Princesa to El Nido?
The cheapest way from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is by bus for $10 USD you can book online and it will take 6 hours and 30 minutes.
What Is The Best Way From Puerto Princesa to El Nido?
The best way from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is by van for $12 USD you can book online and it will take 5 hours.
WHERE TO STAY IN EL NIDO
Prices for accommodation start at $20 USD (cheaper you can find a dorm). Getting mid-budget places to stay in El Nido is $20-50 USD for a room with breakfast included. Read here a full blog post where to stay in El Nido.
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HOW TO GET FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO EL NIDO
By Shared Van From Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido (Best Way)
The best way from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is by van. The shared vans are leaving from Puerto Princesa airport when they are leaving very often anytime during the day. It’s easy to find them at the airport and you can also book online.
SHARED VAN SCHEDULE FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO EL NIDO
The shared van schedule from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is starting at 5 am to 7 pm and running every 20-30 minutes since there are a few companies doing this service. After this schedule prices can increase but still you will find vans!
The van fare from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is 600-700 PHP or around $12 USD. The van travel time from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is around 5 hours to get to El Nido Bus Terminal (check the exact location in Google Maps).
The vans always stop half of the way 20-30 minutes for a quick lunch/breakfast and you can use the bathroom and buy snacks too. But it’s included in the Puerto Princesa to El Nido travel time of 5 hours.
The main problem in the van if you don’t get a sit in the first line (there are 3-4 lines). It can be uncomfortable especially if you are tall. If you are bringing a lot of luggage you will have to pay an extra seat. But the vans are little bit faster than the bus!
BY BUS FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO EL NIDO (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is by bus. There are just two companies Ro Ro and Cherry Bus leaving during the day and at night but it takes longer than the van and you will have to get them at Puerto Princesa Bus Terminal which is little bit outside the city center.
BUS SCHEDULE FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO EL NIDO
The bus schedule from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is starting at 6 45 am, 9 am and 9 pm.
The bus fare is around 500-700 PHP which is $10-14 USD you can book online depending on the comfort that they offer. The bus travel time is around 6 hours and 30 minutes!
The buses from Princesa to El Nido are leaving from Irawan Bus Terminal (check the exact location in Google Maps) which is 12 kilometers far from the airport.
It will take 25-30 minutes by tricycle from Puerto Princesa airport to Irawan Bus Terminal and it will cost around 250 PHP which is $5 USD or less if you shared the tricycle and by multicab the transportation in Puerto Princesa will be 30 PHP which is half of dollar.
The bus will offer more space and comfort if you get with aircon but it will take longer if you take the local bus with no aircon. It will take longer time and you will have to go outside the airport or accommodation area in Puerto Princesa to get the bus.
Puerto Princesa to El Nido By Jeepney (Real Experience)
If you want to get from Puerto Princesa to El Nido in a real local experience will be by jeepeny (it can be jeepney and bus). It will take a long time. There are jeepneys and buses going from Puerto Princesa early morning to Roxas. The travel time will be around 4-5 hours and the price is 250 PHP. You will have to get the bus and jeepney from San Jose Bus Terminal.
You can get a bus or jeepney from Roxas to El Nido. The price can be 170-200 PHP. It will take so long but it’s an authentic way to travel from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. The total Puerto Princesa to El Nido travel time by jeepney/bus can be 8-9 hours from San Jose Bus Terminal to reach el Nido Bus Terminal.
BEST WAY FROM PUERTO PRINCESA TO EL NIDO – BUS VS SHARED VAN
The best way from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is by van for $12 USD you can book online and it will take 5 hours direct from the airport.
The best way from Puerto Princesa to El Nido is by bus for $10 USD you can book online if you are on a budget but wish more space with the bus than the van and it will take longer around 6 hours and 30 minutes.
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