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AIR


The easiest way to get to Palawan is by air. Palawan is connected by air from the international as well as domestic airports at Cebu, Manila and Caticlan (Boracay) through four gateways: El Nido Airport in El Nido, Puerto Princesa City Airport, and Cesar Lim Rodriguez Airport in Taytay and Francisco Reyes Airport in Busuanga. Most tourists get here through the capital (where the international airport is located) in the city of Puerto Princesa, located on the western side and the middle of the island.

 

MANILA TO PALAWAN
For the main Palawan Island, Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines all fly to Puerto Princesa City every day. Travel time is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Travel time between Puerto Princessa and El Nido usually takes 5 to 6 hours by van, 6-8 hours by bus, or however long you want with a self-drive car or motorbike rental. Air Swift also offers daily flights from Manila, Cebu and Boracay to El Nido. Travel time is around 1 hour on a 50-seater ATR aircraft. From Lio airport you can take a 20-minute tricycle ride into El Nido town.


LAND


For the main Palawan Island, Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines all fly to Puerto Princesa City every day. Travel time is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Travel time between Puerto Princessa and El Nido usually takes 5 to 6 hours by van, 6-8 hours by bus, or however long you want with a self-drive car or motorbike rental. Air Swift also offers daily flights from Manila, Cebu and Boracay to El Nido. Travel time is around 1 hour on a 50-seater ATR aircraft. From Lio airport you can take a 20-minute tricycle ride into El Nido town.


SEA


For the main Palawan Island, Air Asia, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines all fly to Puerto Princesa City every day. Travel time is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Travel time between Puerto Princessa and El Nido usually takes 5 to 6 hours by van, 6-8 hours by bus, or however long you want with a self-drive car or motorbike rental. Air Swift also offers daily flights from Manila, Cebu and Boracay to El Nido. Travel time is around 1 hour on a 50-seater ATR aircraft. From Lio airport you can take a 20-minute tricycle ride into El Nido town.