Cebu to Bohol Ferry DIY Travel Guide

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In this travel guide, we will provide you with detailed information as to how to get to Bohol Province from Cebu.

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If you are coming from Metro Manila, there are direct flights bound for Bohol, but since most of the promo flights being offered by airlines are bound for Cebu, a lot of tourists prefer flying to Cebu first and just take a ferry to Bohol.

Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines, and the main center of commerce, trade, education, and industry in the Visayas. This island province provides easy access to other provinces in the Visayas Region such as Leyte, Bohol, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, and Siquijor.

When you are in Cebu, the fastest and cheapest way to get to Tagbilaran Bohol is via a ferry ride from Pier 1 in Legazpi Extension, Cebu City.

How to Get to Pier 1

From South Bus Terminal or E-Mall, ride a 02B jeepney. These jeepneys are bound for Piers 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5. Just tell the driver to drop you off to Pier one.

You can also book online a taxi from From Mactan Cebu Airport to Cebu Pier 1.

Two ferry companies, Oceanjet and Supercat, ply Cebu-Tagbilaran route. OceanJet is slightly more expensive because they have newer and more comfortable ferries.


Cebu to Tagbilaran Ferry Schedule

Morning Schedule5:10 — 6:00 — 7:00 — 8:00 — 8:20 — 9:20 — 10:40 — 11:40
Afternoon Schedule1:00 — 2:00 — 3:20 — 4:20 — 5:40 — 6:40

Tagbilaran to Cebu Ferry Schedule

Morning Schedule6:00 — 7:05 — 8:20 — 9:20 — 10:40 — 11:40
Afternoon Schedule1:00 — 2:00 — 2:40 — 3:20 — 4:20 — 5:00 — 5:40 — 6:30

The trip takes two hours and the fare rates as follows:


  • Open Air Accommodation: ₱450.00
  • Tourist Class Accommodation: ₱500.00
  • Business Class Accommodation: ₱1,000.00

We do not know what is included in the business class. Maybe it comes with some food and refreshment on board. We only experienced tourist class accommodation and open-air accommodation.

Tourist Class (₱500) – this is for the passengers who want an air-conditioned room while watching a movie in a small flat-screened TV without audio. This class is, of course, more comfortable as compared to its cheaper counterpart.

Get your Cebu to Bohol ferry ticket online below and save time and effort from going through the long queue of passengers at the port.

Open-air (₱450) – this is for the passengers who prefer to look at the view of the seas while cruising. This class is assigned to the upper deck of the boat with no air-conditioning. For safety freaks like us, we prefer this type of ferry accommodation as we can easily jump off the boat should it get capsized by huge waves, which I think is impossible to do when you are at the lower deck.

From Bohol Tagbilaran Port, there are taxis and tricycles which you can rent to bring you to your hotel. Tricycle rate is around ₱250-₱300 while taxi rate is around ₱500-₱700.

If you do not want to go through all the hassle of going through the ticket line and looking for a ride upon reaching Tagbilaran port, you can opt to book a package from Cebu Pier 1 to any hotel in Bohol here.

Help us keep this travel guide updated. If there are changes in rates and other information indicated in this post, please leave a comment below for the reference of other travellers.

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