Getting to Bohol
Bohol is located in the heart of Central Visayas, in the middle of the Philippines, and can be conveniently reached by air and boat. Bohol is approximately 803 km south of Manila and 79 km southeast of Cebu. Tagbilaran City is the capital of Bohol.
By Plane from Manila
There are two entry points when you are coming from abroad: you can fly to Manila or Cebu. Cebu is more convenient, but only a limited number of international flights will arrive there. Domestic flights from Manila to Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Air will take you to a 1 hour and 15 min. plane ride. From the Tagbilaran City Airport, it is only a 2 to 10 minute ride on a taxi or motorcar to any of the hotels in the city, and about 20 to 25 minutes by car to any of the resorts along the white beaches in Panglao Island.
By Plane from Manila via Cebu
If you come from Manila, you can also take a flight to Cebu, and then continue by boat bound for Tagbilaran City. There are many daily flights from Manila to Cebu. The flying time is about 50 minutes. The car transfer from airport to pier takes about 30 minutes in normal traffic conditions. The following airlines that serve Manila-Cebu route are: Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific,Air Philippines, Asian Spirit, Astro Air, and Grand Air.
When already at the Cebu Pier, you can take the fast ferry which has 10 trips daily to Tagbilaran City. Travel time via fast ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran is 1 hour and 30 mins. Or if you have enough time to smell the sea breeze, you can take the slow ferry (Trans Asia, Balite Shipping & Cokaliong) with a travel time about 4 hours.
By Ship from Manila Direct to Tagbilaran City
If you want more adventure, you can also take a ship from the Manila Seaport to Tagbilaran City. Travel time from Manila to Tagbilaran City will take 25 hours. The following shipping lines are: Super Ferry, Negros Navigation and Sulpicio Lines.
By Ship from Manila Via Cebu
There are also ships that travel from Manila to Cebu, and the most popular shipping lines is the Super Ferry. When the ship arrives in Cebu, you can continue your trip by taking another boat (fast ferry or slow ferry) bound for Tagbilaran City.
By Fast Ferries from Cebu to Tagbilaran
From Cebu City pier, fast ferries are available with 10 trips daily. Cruising time from Cebu to Tagbilaran is approximately 1 hour and 30 mins. The following fast ferry companies are: Supercat, Oceanjet and Weesam Express.