ILOILO CITY | How To Get There & Transportation Guide

Iloilo City, also referred to as the “Most Loyal, and  Noble City, is located in the southern shores of Panay Island. It is a hub for trade, and commerce, education, industry, and tourism in the Western Visayas Region. Not only is it a travel destination itself, but also a gateway to some of the travel destination islands in the country. Here is a transportation guide on how to get there details to help you travel to Iloilo City.

BY AIR: Manila / Cebu / Cagayan de Oro / Davao – Iloilo City

1] It takes 45-55 minutes from Manila, 25-30 minutes from Cebu, 45 mins from Cagayan de Oro, and 1H from Davao. The Iloilo International Airport is 30 minutes away from the city proper.

 2] From the Iloilo International Airport, you can take a van 50PhP/Pax to get you to one of the malls with public transport terminal to get you to where you’re staying.

BY SEA: Manila / Puerto Princesa / Cebu / Cagayan de Oro / Bacolod – Iloilo City

1] It takes 20H from Manila, 12H from Cebu, 14H from Cagayan de Oro, and 38H from Davao.

2] If you’re traveling from Bacolod City, the ferry is only 1H with several trips daily.

ILOILO CITY | How To Get There & Transportation Guide

  • If you can not get a direct flight to Iloilo City, the next best option is to get a flight to Bacalod-Silay International Airport.
  • From the airport, you can travel to to port, and take the 1H ferry to Iloilo City.
  • The thing I like about Iloilo City that every point of entry is a visible tourism information desk where there are available maps, and warm locals to help plan your next route or help you go around the city or to your next destination.