Boracay Island is one of the most visited, and top tourist destination in South East Asia. Best known for its beaches, Boracay Island is located at the province of Aklan, Philippines. It is  one destination that I was not expecting to see myself in. The large crowds of tourists discourages me but it was an unexpected gift to Josiah and I when we got married, and let just say our local honeymoon destination was sealed.

How To Get To Boracay Transport Guide

There are no direct flights to Boracay Island. All visitors and locals must fly to either Caticlan or Kalibo airports.

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How To Get To Boracay Island by Plane:

From Manila City or Cebu City: From Manila NAIA Airport or Cebu’s Mactan International Airport, you may fly to Boracay via Kalibo or Caticlan airports. From both destinations, you will have to travel to Caticlan Jetty Port and ride a boat to get to Boracay Jetty Port.

Flights from Manila to Kalibo/Caticlan:
* Cebu Pacific
* Philippine Airlines

  • From Kalibo, you will find transfer services at the airport arrivals for air-conditioned vans and buses to take you to the Caticlan Jetty Port. Kalibo to Caticlan Jetty Port bus may take 3 hours and airconditioned vans is about an 1 hour 45 minutes ride to 2 hours.
  • From Caticlan Aiport to Jetty Porty, a motorized tricycle is only about a five minute ride.

South West Tours offers online bookings for transfers from Kalibo to Caticlan or  to Boracay and for your return transport. We booked with South West tours when we got off our flight at Kalibo airport.

From Iloilo City: Take a flight to Iloilo International Airport. There are air-conditioned buses and vans that provide transportation to Kalibo or Caticlan directly. This is the longer route to try but the flights can be cheaper than those going to Kalibo and Caticlan airports.

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How To Get To Boracay Island by Boat:

From Batangas: 2Go Travel operates about six times a week each way to Caticlan. It is an overnight ferry ride and the cheapest way to get to Boracay Island.

How To Get To Boracay Island by Road:

From Manila City: You can catch buses at the Philtranco terminal in Cubao or Pasay City. Buses run from Manila to Caticlan throughout the day with a travel duration of 12 hours.

quickest way to get to Boracay Island?

The quickest way to get to Boracay Island is via Caticlan. The Caticlan airport is the nearest airport to the Caticlan Jetty Port, which is the jump-off point to Boracay Island. Flying to Caticlan International Airport, you will be able to skip bus rides that will take hours from you. This route though is a bit expensive. Flights going to Caticlan is expensive than that of Kalibo & Iloilo.

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cheapest way to get to Boracay Island?

The cheapest way to get to Boracay Island is via Boat/Ferry. You can book a Batangas to Caticlan ferry via 2Go Travel. You will only spend 700+ PHP to 1200+ PHP/pax for the trip. This is an overnight ferry that leaves around 10:00PM at Batangas, and arrives at Caticlan Jetty Port at 8:00AM the next day. It might be the cheapest way to get to Boracay Island but it is also one of the longest travel duration. If you’re lucky and you score a cheap fare rate for Caticlan flight from  Manila City or Cebu City, I would recommend you take a shot at it. No better way to travel a shorter travel duration and at a cheap price.