El Nido, creating its position as one of the amazing tourist destinations in the Philippines. The question of how to get to El Nido in Palawan 2020 has an excellent solution in this article.

Most people thought flight is the only way, and there are no other mediums to reach there. This concept doesn’t seem right. Based on our people’s visiting experience, we classified five possible ways to visit El N at the best time.

1.   By Flight- the fastest one

2.   By Van- the usual one

3.   By Bus- the cheapest one

4.   By Car- the personal one

5.   By Boat- the slowest one

All of those 5 have their different attribute. So, it’s your preference on which way you want to travel. We just here to help you by reflecting those fives character in depth.

road and transport for getting to El Nido

1. By Flight- the fastest one

To reach in El N, flights are the easiest and fastest way. The flight would be most effective for a person having fatty money.

There are so many flights run to El Nido from Manila, Coron, and other Philippines city. The company named Air Swift offers those luxury flights.

Manila to El N. by air is the fastest way. Four direct flights are available daily. It takes around one and a half hours to reach Lio airport that is 4km away from the town. Get midtown from the airport; It takes approximately 20 minutes. In the costing term, Manila to Lio airport costs $70 and the airport to the city $5. So around $75/76 budget, you need to spend.



Another airway is first Manila to Puerto Princessa by flight then from there to el n. by van. Manila to Puerto Princessa is around 1.5 hours required, and that cost $25. To reach your destination, you still have 220km to finish. And it can be done by van from Puerto Princessa. Van charges start from $11. So approximately, the second way needs $36 (1745 PHP).

From other places like Cebu and Coron, it is also possible to reach by flight.

2. By Van- the usual one

If you wanted to start your journey from Puerto Princessa to E. Nido, then a van is the easiest and most popular way. So how to get to El Nido from Puerto Princessa?

As we mentioned previously, there is a 220 km distance between those two places. At the terminal, you would notice different types of van companies are waiting off to your destination. Lexxus Shuttle and DaytripperPalawan are two well-known companies to provide a safe and luxurious journey. It takes nearly 5-6 hours to reach E.N. Usually, those vans take $11-$12 (around 580 PHP) for your destination.

Online booking is available through most of the travelers not to prefer it.

3. By Bus- the cheapest one

The bus is another choosy option to travel from Puerto Princesa. It’s comfortable and also the cheapest to compare with the previous two.

Busway has some advantages like the cheapest journey with a comfortable bus, more spaces for more luggage, possibility to close with the locals.

To start your trip, first, go to the San Jose Bus Terminal, which is about 4km far from the airport. Take a tricycle to reach there, which costs around $3.

From there, take a bus off to your leading destination. There are low numbers of buses available, so you need to go there in time.

We recommend two bus companies, Cherry Bus and RoRo Bus, which are well known for service. As the bus stopped several stoppages to in and out of passengers, more time might be needed. Averagely 6.5 to 7.5 hours are required. Then from there, you can go to your desire hotel where you can stay. And around $7 to $11 are cut off by each bus trip. So it can be the cheapest way.

4. By Car- the personal one

Car or motorbike is another option to travel in your own way.

It will be good options when you want to explore the roadside view of your desire way and also good at driving. It would be in your concern that you need to move 230km+ long way.

There are different types of rental cars available from Puerto Princessa. The cost and require time are dependent on you. It is not acceptable to travel at night.  So rent a car and enjoy your journey via beautiful villages and countryside.

5. By Boat- the slowest one

If your destination starts from Manila to El Nido by ferry, then it will be going to the slowest one.



First, you need to go to Coron by ferry, which takes almost 11 hours to reach Coron. There is only one trip 2Go in a week. It costs around $38 to get there. From there, take another ferry for your final destination. Manila to E. Nido by ferry isn’t such good options but still one possible way.

If you are searching for how to get to El Nido from Coron, then this way may be useful for you. From Coron, it’s a straightforward and effective way. 2 Ferries (Montenegro and Phimal) daily depart at midnight. It takes only 3.5-4 hours. From E. Nido, the departure time is at 6 am. The fare of each trip is in the range of $36 to $38 (around 1840 PHP).

So, above those are the possible ways of how to get to El N. Some other tough ways can be found, but those aren’t appropriated.

Getting Around El N.

So after reaching out to explore the town, it is essential to know about getting around to ensure your pace and safe journey. Being a small town, it offers many small vehicles to travel around. Alright, now take a look at the available options.

Motorbike:

Motorbike is the most uses vehicle for getting around. It’s suitable for land tours. You can enjoy your destination by motorbike driving by locals. But rental is also possible if you are good at driving. Its good to not rent a scooter. Depending on some factors, the cost for a one-day motorbike rental is between $8-$15.

Car:

Rent a car is also in your hand. Take a car and explore the beautiful destination in a self way.

Tricycle:

Tricycle in the Philippines is regarded as the cheapest and easiest way to getting around for short distances. It’s a good option for small groups. Tricycle rental for a day is also available.

Jeepney:

It is another medium to get around in El N. They are also cheap. The colorful decoration and painting quickly impressed one to feel its travel experience.

Van:

If you are traveling with a big group and want a luxury trip, then a van is highly recommended for you. It’s relatively high but able to worth your trip. For this, you just need to rent a private van.

Others:

Others mean ferry, bus, or flights. Those options are only applicable for a long way or one to another city.

Now it can tell E. Nido gives travelers so many traveling options to meet her beauty and wondering things to do.

I hope you got the solution to the question of how to get to El Nido. So stay safe and explore this Philippines beauty.

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