Travel Guide: How to Get to Coron, Palawan

How to get to Coron

Cheers! For thinking about going to Coron. Allow me to entice you further by describing the turquoise waters, lush landscapes, abundant marine life, and prime location of some of the world's best diving spots in the Philippines.

In this Coron travel guide, I will go over how to get to Coron, whether you are coming from Manila, Cebu, Puerto Princesa, or El Nido.

Weather Tip

A quick weather tip: Coron Palawan has its best weather from December to May, making it ideal for snorkelling with good visibility and sailing to islands. However, if you enjoy rain or prefer less crowded tourist destinations, June to November are ideal.

How to Get from Manila to Coron

By Plane

Flying direct from Busuanga Airport (USU) to Coron is the most convenient option. The flight will take an hour from any of the following airlines: Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, SunlightAir, and AirSwift. To get to Coron Town, take a 45-minute van ride from Busuanga Airport.

By Ferry

How to get to Coron from Manila

Take a ferry from Manila to Coron with 2GO Travel for a more leisurely journey. Sailing every Tuesday and Saturday, with comfort options ranging from Tourist Class to Cabins. The journey lasts approximately 11 hours, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the scenery.

How to Get to Coron from Cebu

By Plane

Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines offer one-hour and thirty-minute direct flights from Cebu to USU.

How to Get to Coron from Puerto Princesa

How to Get to Coron from Puerto Princesa

By Plane

If you begin in Puerto Princesa, fly to USU, usually via Manila. It is not the most direct route, but it will get you there in 3-4 hours.

By Ferry

2Go Travel provides sea transportation from Puerto Princesa to Coron. Every Thursday, the ship departs at 5 am and arrives at 10 pm at Coron Port.

By Road

Take a scheduled public bus for 7-8 hours or a shared or private van for 5 hours. You can catch a ferry to Coron once you arrive in town. The journey may be longer, but the scenery is unparalleled.

How to Get to Coron from El Nido

By Plane

Air Swift is the only airline that operates direct flights from El Nido to USU, which take approximately 40 minutes.

By Ferry

Regular ferry services run from El Nido to Coron, with Montenegro Lines departing at 12:noon every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, with Atienza Lines departing at 12:30 pm every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The sailing trip takes about 4-5 hours to reach Coron.

El Nido to Coron Boat Expedition

Coron to El Nido Boat Tour

And, by the way! If you are looking for an unforgettable experience and enjoy meeting new people, join Big Dream Boatman on a 4-day, 3-night El Nido to Coron boat expedition, which has received five stars on TripAdvisor with over 500 reviews. This journey allows you to visit remote islands and hidden beaches, turning it into more than just a mode of transportation for exploring Palawan.

How to Get Around in Coron

Tricycles: Tricycles are the primary mode of transportation in Coron town. Fares can range from less than a dollar to $3, depending on distance and whether or not it is rented. Local drivers are courteous and knowledgeable about the best spots in town.

Private Transportation: If you want more freedom, consider renting a car or a motorcycle. In Coron, there are numerous rental services.

Island hopping by boat: You can either join a group tour for a lower price or charter your own private boat to explore the Coron Islands and nearby white-sand beaches.

You can also join this incredible trip to visit other neighbouring municipalities in Calamianes, get away from the crowds, and enjoy camping on the most beautiful beaches in Palawan. The top-rated Big Dream Boatman Expeditions - Palawan brings to the table a Coron Island Life Expedition for 3 days- 3 nights.

Now, you are all set for your trip to Coron, Palawan by learning best ways to travel to Coron with this guide. Regardless of your starting point, each route offers distinct experiences and adventures.

Once you arrive in Coron, the island's natural beauty and warm hospitality will make the trip worthwhile. So start planning, pick the best route for you, and start looking forward to an extraordinary tropical vacation!

Best wishes, adventurer!

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Join Big Dream Boatman's El Nido to Coron Tour to experience a 4-day/3-night journey of discovering hidden paradises between El Nido and Coron. Enjoy engaging activities with friends and like-minded travellers, savour the delicious local food exclusively prepared by our chef, and fall asleep under the stars.


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