Getting to Dumaguete City
The following are the most common methods of getting to Dumaguete City. Click a method below to see a detailed description of using that form of transportation.
The easiest way to get to the city is by air. Cebu Pacific, Cebgo and PAL Express offer daily flights to and from Manila and Cebu while Cebgo flies to Davao and Cagayan de Oro City three times a week.
Sibulan Airport can be accessed by tricycle, taxi, and multicab. From the airport to Dumaguete City, chartered tricycle (which can sit 6 persons) and taxi usually costs between P100-P200 ($2-$4 USD).
Alternatively, you can hail a multi-cab or tricycle outside the airport to take you to Dumaguete City. Fare is around P10-P12 ($.20-$.24 USD) per person. Understand that these two modes of transportation usually depart when the vehicle is already filled with other passengers and may pick up passengers along the way.
Manila to Dumaguete
2Go Ferry sails from Manila direct to Dumaguete every Sunday and Dumaguete to Manila every Wednesday. Travel time is approximately 36 hours.
Cebu to Dumaguete
From Cebu Port to Dumaguete Wharf
Weesam Express sails to Dumaguete once daily while Oceanjet sails twice a day. Travel time for fastcrafts is approximately 4 hours.
Cokaliong Shipping Lines sails once every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday while George & Peter Lines sails once every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Travel time is approximately 6 hours.
Dumaguete Wharf is located in downtown Dumaguete and can be accessed by a tricycle. It is near Silliman University and most business establishments.
From Liloan Port to Sibulan Port
From Cebu South Bus Terminal, take a bus to Liloan Port which is located in the municipality of Santander. Regular bus fare is P180 ($ 4 USD) while air-conditioned bus fare costs P280 ($6 USD). Travel time is approximately 3.5 hours. In Liloan Port, board a fast craft to Sibulan Port in Negros. Fare is P62 ($1.25 USD) and travel time is approximately 25 minutes.
Outside Sibulan Port, hail a multicab to Dumaguete City. Fare is P13 ($.26 USD).
Bohol to Dumaguete
Oceanjet sails from Bohol to Dumaguete City and vice versa twice daily. The ferry departs Bohol at 7:30 AM and 12:10 PM and departs Dumaguete at 9:50 AM and 2:30 PM. Fare is between P700($14 USD) and P1020 ($20 USD) depending on the type of seat. Travel time is approximately 2 hours.
Siquijor to Dumaguete
From Siquijor, passengers can get to Dumaguete City via fast crafts and ferries. Fare is between P230 ($ 5 USD) and P380 ($7 USD) depending on the type of seat. Travel time is approximately 50 minutes.
Dapitan to Dumaguete
Dumaguete is accessible from Dapitan through fast crafts and ferries. Fare is around P350 and travel time is approximately 3 to 4 hours.
Cebu to Dumaguete
Passengers from Cebu can get to Dumaguete by bus. In Cebu South Bus Terminal, there’s a bus departing every hour en route to Dumaguete from 6:00 AM to 5:30 PM, and last trip at 11:00 PM everyday. The bus then boards a barge from the town of Bato to cross Tañon Strait then disembarks at Tampi Port in Negros. Dumaguete City is less than an hour away from the port. Total travel time from Cebu to Dumaguete City is approximately 5-6 hours. Total fare is P330 ($6.5 USD), P250 ($5 USD) for bus and P70 ($1.5 USD) for barge.
Dumaguete Terminal can be accessed by tricycle and is near Robinsons Mall.
Bacolod to Dumaguete
In South Ceres Terminal in Bacolod City, there’s a bus that will take you straight to Dumaguete City. Travel time is approximately 5-6 hours. Fare is around P290 ($6 USD).
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