In Camiguin Itinerary

How to get to Camiguin Island

How to get to Camiguin Island, photo credits Lareen Uy

Camiguin is a remote island enriched with natural wonders and historical sites. It boasts of lush rain forests, hot and cold springs, majestic waterfalls, marine sanctuaries, and clear waters.

To visit this little paradise in Northern Mindanao, read on the transportation guide below: 

How to get to Camiguin Island

By Air

  • From Manila - There are no direct flights from Manila to Camiguin Airport. You may choose to connect flight from Cebu to Camiguin or get a flight to Cagayan de Oro (check further details below)
  • From Cebu - Cebu Pacific direct flights are available four times a week (M/W/F/Sun).

By Land and Ferry

1. From Cagayan de Oro. 

Option A. At Agora Terminal, ride Bachelor Tours liner that is bound to Butuan City. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Balingoan Public Terminal.
Option B. ...or ride bus liners that are bound directly to Balingoan Public Terminal such as Pabama Tours.

Cost. Bus Fare, P150.
Travel Time. Terminal to terminal, 1 hr 40 mins - 2 hrs

2. At Balingoan Public Terminal. Take note that buying of tickets for Camiguin-bound passengers is now centralized at the terminal. Meaning, you will ride whatever ferry is available for travel at the time of your purchase. You no longer have the liberty to choose the ferry of your choice (unless you badly want to) but it's actually one of a smooth transaction especially when you're in a hurry. Once you arrive at Balingoan, you will see the ticket booth stationed at the center of the public terminal. Step by step process is specified. Make sure to secure all tickets required for boarding such as ferry ticket, cash ticket (LGU ticket as per locals), and terminal fee before going to the port.

Barge Fee

  • Regular Fare: P170
  • Student Price: P145
  • Senior Citizen: P136
  • 3-11 years old: P85

Terminal Fee
  • Regular Fee: P15
  • 2y.o and below: exempted

LGU Fee: P2

3. From Balingoan Terminal, ride a motorela that will take you to Balingoan Port or better yet, walk.

Cost. Motorela, P8
Travel Time: To Balingoan Port: motorela, 3 mins; walk, 5 mins.
Balingoan to Benoni Port, 1 hr 20 mins

Upon Arrival: Benoni Port, Camiguin Island.

Different mode of transportations are available at Benoni port. You may choose from public utility jeepneys (PUJ), habal-habal, or contract van that will send you to mambajao or at your desired destination.

Cost. Jeep, P23; Habal-habal, P100-150; Van starts at P300
Travel Time. Jeep, 30-40 minutes to Mambajao

Photo credits to Ms Lareen Uy of Break My Style.


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