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How to Get to Dumaguete City in the Philippines

Written by Patrick

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.

Bus Terminal

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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Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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