How To Get To Boracay Island Guide

How To Get To Boracay Island Guide

Boracay Island is one in 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 in the Philippines and is accessible by several entry points. If you’re planning to visit Boracay whether peak or off-peak season here is a detailed guide on how to get to Boracay Island and some helpful tips if time is of the essence.

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.

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 either Kalibo or Caticlan. From both destinations, you must travel to Caticlan Jetty Port to ride a boat to get to Boracay Jetty Port, you Boracay Island point of entry.

Carriers from Manila to Caticlan:
* Cebu Pacific
* Philippine Airlines
Carriers from Manila to Kalibo:
* Cebu Pacific
* Philippine Airlines

  • From Kalibo, you will find transfer services at the airport arrivals for air-conditioned vans and buses to bring you to the Caticlan Jetty Port. Kalibo to Caticlan Jetty Port bus may take 3 hours and airconditioned vans is about an hour and 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.You can also book an all inclusive Boracay package at and they’ll take care of all transfers for you, as well as make sure you find the best flight and hotel deals.

From Iloilo City: Take a flight to Iloilo International Airport. Take air-conditioned buses and vans that provide transportation to Kalibo (1 hour 45 minutes from Caticlan) or Caticlan directly.

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: Buses run from Manila to Caticlan throughout the day. The journey is about 12 hours. You can catch buses at the Philtranco terminal in Cubao and Pasay City in Manila.

What is the 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.

What is the 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.