The province of Bohol is located at the heart of the Philippines, which makes it highly accessible either by air, sea or land. Tourists come in and out of Bohol all the time and through different routes, which is why we narrowed down the most convenient ways for getting to Bohol.
The fastest and easiest way to get to Bohol is by direct flight to Tagbilaran City from Manila or Cebu. There are presently three airline companies that service these routes: Philippine Airlines, Asian Spirit and the Laoag International Airlines. These airlines provide daily trips to and from Bohol but schedules may vary so it is best to check with the airline companies.
Certain airlines also offer routes to Bohol coming from other countries. This is a good option to avoid going through the hassles at the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Book your flight to Cebu City as your entry point to the Philippines from your country of departure. From Cebu’s Mactan International Airport, take a connecting flight that heads directly to Tagbilaran City. Asian Spirit offers these kinds of flights daily. In the event that no connecting flight is available upon your arrival in Cebu City, consider the option of an overnight stay in Mactan or take a boat trip to Tagbilaran City.
Sea travel is a less expensive way for getting to Bohol. A number of shipping companies offer direct sea routes from Manila, Cebu, Dumaguete, Cagayan and Dipolog. Most of these ships and boats dock at the Tagbilaran City Pier while the others dock at the town ports of Ubay, Tubigon, Jagna, Buenavista and Jetafe. Aside from the regular boats and typical ferries, fast crafts are great options that also service the sea routes. Daily trips are offered coming from Cebu and back. Some companies also have trips coming from Manila and back so it’s better to check their points of destination as well as their schedules for the week.
Getting around the different islands in Bohol may require you to rent out smaller boats or bancas especially during activities such as island hopping or scuba diving.
The province of Bohol offers different modes of public land transportation. Tricycles, multicabs, jeepneys and taxis can take you to different destinations within the city. For the farther routes outside of Tagbilaran City, buses, air-conditioned vans and taxis are the best modes to use. Majority of the commuters make use of public buses and mini buses to get to Bohol when coming from different towns. Take a tricycle, taxi or multicab to get to the Tagbilaran City Bus terminal.
Hotel accommodations usually provide free hotel transports from airports to the hotels and back. Some hotels even offer your own private car to take you around any destination in Bohol. These may come at rather expensive prices but will definitely make your Bohol trip more comfortable.
There are multiple and convenient ways possible when getting to Bohol. The best mode of transportation will always depend on your desired destination as it will vary depending on road conditions. Choose your mode of touring around Bohol carefully and enjoy all Bohol has to offer.