To get from Cebu to Dumaguete you have three options to choose from: bus, ferry or flight. Since the two destinations are separated by the Tañon Strait, you will have to deal with a ferry either way unless you are flying. The cheapest options is going by bus, but it’s also the slowest way, taking approximately 6 hours. Taking the ferry from Cebu will save you some time for a slightly higher fare. The most convenient and quickest way is by flying which only takes 50 minutes, though it is the most expensive way to do the route.
There are many operators to choose from, but we recommend going with OceanJet if you prefer a ferry trip and the airline CebGo if you want to fly. There is only one bus operator that goes the direct route, Ceres Liner, so unless you want to add an extra stop they are the ones you should travel with.
Depending on which ferry company you use a ferry trip takes between 3 to 6 hours.
By bus it takes around 6 hours from Cebu to Dumaguete, including the ferry.
Flying between Cebu and Dumaguete is the quickest way, with a travel time of just 50 minutes.
The straight route from Cebu to Dumaguete is 130 kilometers, but if you go by bus the route will be 160 kilometers.
Flying, which is the quickest way, will cost around PhP 2500 (~50 USD).
The bus trip costs on average PhP 450 (~10 USD).
Taking the ferry will cost you around PhP 800 (~20 USD), depending on cabin class and departure time.
Daily Ferry schedule for Cebu to Bohol
|Ferry Cebu - Bohol ₱ 635–1,290 2h|
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