SIARGAO ISLAND | How To Get There & Transportation Guide

Siargao Islands is a group of islands that boasts not only as surfing destination, but of pristine waters, lagoons, and protected landscape, and seascape. The mainland Siargao is one of the popular surfing destinations in the Philippines with a worldwide reputation for it’s thick, and hollow tube, or “Cloud 9”. Annually, a surfing domestic, and international surfing competition is held there. But not only is it a destination for surfers, it is also ideal for any type of vacationers, and travelers up for some good time in the beach, and salty waters.

Here is a detailed Siargao Island how to get there, and transportation guide to get to, and around mainland Siargao Island.

Directions, and Siargao Island How to Get Thereย and Transportation Guide:
***Fares may change depending on approved rates.
*** Travel Date: February 2014

BY AIR: The fastest, and most convenient way to get to Siargao to take a flight from Cebu City to Sayak Airport at Del Carmen, Siargao. If you can not get a direct flight to Siargao, you can opt for a flight to Butuan City or Surigao City.

CEBU CITY – SIARGAO
Daily Flights via Cebu Pacific to Siargao Island
Travel Duration: 45 minutes

BY SEA: Ferry departs daily from Cebu City to Surigao City at 7PM, except on Sundays.

CEBU CITY – SURIGAO
Monday to Saturday via Cokaliong Shipping Lines
Travel Duration: ~12 H (Overnight trip)

BY LAND: There is a 24 hour bus service from Cagayan de Oro, or Davao City via Butuan, or Surigao City. From Surigao City you can take a RoRo to Dapa Port, Siargao.

CAGAYAN DE ORO – BUTUAN CITY – SURIGAO CITY
Agora (CDO) – Butuan Bus Terminal
Bus (5H); Fare: 350Php/AC
Butuan – Surigao Bus Terminal
Bus (3H); Fare 170PhP/non-AC
205PhP/AC
First Trip: 2AM
Last Trip: 9PM

DAVAO to SURIGAO CITY
Bus (9-10); ~600PhP/AC
(10-11); ~550PhP/non-AC

SURIGAO CITY – DAPA PORT, SIARGAO
Take a multicab, or tricycle to get to Surigao Port. Daily trips from Surigao City to Dapa, Siargao. Check for schedules, and current fare here: http://www.surigaoislands.com/fastcraft.html
RoRo Ferry: Fare Range: 200 – 300 PhP/Pax
First Trip: 5:30 AM (Surigao – Dapa, Siargao)
7:30 AM (Dapa, Siargao – Surigao)
Last Trip 12:00 NM (Surigao – Dapa, Siargao)
1:30 AM (Dapa, Siargao – Surigao)

TRANSPORTATION GUIDES:
  • There are available motorcycles to rent.
  • There is only a slight difference on van transfer, and habal-habal rates from, and to the airport. Take the van transfer for convenience, and arrange it with the accommodation you’re staying at ahead of time.
  • Going around the island is best done with habal-habal. Here is the regulated rates for habal-habal, or motorcycle, the main public transport around the island. Rodel ( habal-habal driver) contact details: +63909 423 5305

SIARGAO ISLAND How To Get There & Transportation Guide

The locals are fairly accommodating to travelers and tourist. If you find lacking information from this Siargao Island how to get there, and transportation guide, I suggest that you ask your hotel/resort/host help you arrange transportation around the island. They will most likely have a list of trusted drivers, and locals they can recommend to their guest.
  • Franko Villanueva

    i have been to Surigao City from Sugod , LEYTE … took a barko to Surigao City . . . ..stayed there for only 10hours….. wala pang Internet nuon….. heh,heh,,, pagdating sa Tandag…. palakpakan kaming mga pasahero ng Jeep ,,,,,,,, kasi pagpag namin mga damit sa sobrang alikabok ……lol…..

  • Iona Therese Mendoza

    Hi lisa marie!! Did I read your blog right? Is there a ferry or roro that will go to dapa from surigao later in the afternoon like 2pm???

    • Hi Iona, please check the post again, wala pong 2PM for Dapa-Surigao roro or ferry. You can also check the link above to see if there is any updates on the schedule sa ferry po.

  • marisol b

    Hi Lisa, how long is the boat trip from Surigao to Siargao? I don’t think it’s mentioned here.

  • Yunyce De Jesus

    hi ๐Ÿ™‚
    1:30 AM po ba talaga last trip ng Ferry from Dapa port – Surigao pier?

    • Hi Yunyce, at the time of my travel yun yung travel schedule. I suggest you get there early, and take the first trip out, and not rely on the last trip. The weather can get bad in the afternoon, and they just cancel the last trip. I hope that helps.

  • Victor Naive

    Wow.. been wanting to visit siargao island since last year … I really wanted to visit their cloud9 and to try surfing.. maybe next month.. how I wish!

    • Hi Victor, kaya yan! you can plan out as early as now para you will know how much you need to save up, and plan your itinerary to maximize your time when you’re there. Happy travels!

  • regina

    Hi. I’m planning to take Cagayan de Oro as a drop off point. Is the 2am first trip your’re referring to CDO-Butuan-Surigao is the first trip to CDO-Butuan? or Butuan-Surigao? Thanks for your reply. Planning to travel by September next year ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sah

      Hi Regina,
      Good day! How’s your trip to CDO – Butuan- Surigao? We are planning to do the same.

  • Alyeskas

    Hi Lisa! Pinay here looking to travel to Siargao solo. Any tips or recommendations? Planning to go sometime next year, maybe around May. Already have ideas for accommodations (Kermit Resort) and a rough budget. Thanks!

  • Mae

    Hi, I will arrive to Cagayan with ferry on Dec 25 early morning. Is there any bus to Surigao on that day and time? Please help me to plan my trip thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Juliet Cosmo Gelicame

    I went to Siargao twice, Dec. 2013 and Oct. 2014 …it was a very nice place to chill! Sand, sun and sea!

  • mickeynaise

    Can i book online for a flight in Cebu City to Sayak Airport at Del Carmen, Siargao?

  • Argelyn Olape

    hi yung habal habal fare ba per head yun maam ? thanks

    • Hi Argelyn, nakalimutan ko na if per habal-habal or per person yung fare. But best if you prepare per person nalang. I hope that helps

  • wheresjeane

    How much po yung airfare from manila to cebu then cebu to siargao po? Thanks

  • Kim Ryan Yasay

    Pwede ba isakay yung car sa ferry? Planning on a land trip via car. Cdo-but-srgo

    • eun eun

      kelan mo balak punta ng siargao? im planning kasi, from cdo to siargao.

  • eun eun

    punta ako august 12 sa siargao sino kaya pwede kasabay? ๐Ÿ™‚ text me 09175400135

    • eun eun

      cdo to siargao

  • Justice Martin Schaikovsky Ope

    Good afternoon, matanong ko lang po. Aside sa Montenegro shipping lines may iba pa ba shipping company from surigao to dapa siargao?

  • Chen

    Hi! So yung ferry from Surigao to Dapa (and vice versa) once a day lang or every hour siya?

  • Ivy Faivy Mash

    Hi planning to go there with my daughter, Baka may pupunta this coming May-22 from Cagayan de oro?

    • Maria

      Hello po sino po dito naka punta na ng siargao from surigao .. natung ko lang of isasakay namin ng ferry yung van namin magkanu po kaya bayad one way? Please help me to been trying to search online alang mas yadong info about sa vehicle just per person thanks ng marami