Coron Transportation

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    Coron to/from El Nido by boat

    by DSwede Updated Jul 25, 2009

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    I came up to El Nido by jeepney and later flew to Coron/Busuanga. However, the very same day I did that, two of my friends came by the boat (M/V Jessabel) and we all met for a few days.

    They said the boat was very rough. The winds made the trip take 10 hours. They said that the seats were not comfortable and had to take clothes out of their bags to sit on and add cushion.

    Boat leaves ~5 times week (weather and season depending) and cost is approx 2200 PHP. Most hotels and travel desks in Coron and El Nido will help with bookings.

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    Pal Express

    by machomikemd Written Mar 12, 2015

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    PAL, what philippine airlines is called is older than cathay pacific making it Asia's Oldest Airline (and trivia-only PAL and Other Philippine Carriers are not subsidized by the Governent, bucking the trend in the rest of asia wherein other National carriers are heavily subsidiez by their Governments like Singapore Airlines, Thai Air, Malaysian Air, Royal Brunei, Emirates, Japan Airlines and others). Philippine Airlines is now Merged with the former Budget Carrier Air Philippines (which was renamed PAL Express) and This Subsidiary is their Low Cost Budget Model that competes with Cebu Pacific at certain Routes.

    PAL Express has daily flights to and from Francisco Reyes Airport to Naia Terminal 3 in Manila Utlilizing a Bombardier Q 400 Turbo Prop Aircraft, arriving at 9:15 am and leaving 9:45 am. Travel time is 55 minutes and 1 hour respectively.

    average price of a roundtrip ticket if not on promo fare is 4,500 pesos.

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    Cebu Pacific

    by machomikemd Written Mar 12, 2015

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    Cebu Pacific Air is the No. 1 Low Budget Carrier in the Philippines (in domestic travel but in international travel, Philippine Airlines is still the Number 1 and i still prefer Philippine Airlines). The airline is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JG Summit Holdings, controlled by the Gokongwei family - one of the richest Filipino-Chinese families based in the Philippines. Cebu Pacific is currently headed by Lance Gokongwei, it's CEO. Cebu Pacific has the largest domestic destinations It operates like a no frills airline where even the potable water inside the aircrafts are for sale.

    They have twice daily flights to and from Francisco B Reyes Airport to NAIA Terminal 3 in manila at 11:00 am and 3:30 pm using an ATR 72 Turbo Prop Plane.

    Price of a Round Trip Ticket without any promo fares is 4,200 pesos.

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    Private Vans

    by machomikemd Written Mar 12, 2015

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    Remember, there are no Tricycles or Public Jeepneys Plying the Airport to Coron Town Proper and vice versa, so you either book a private van in advance when you book your accomodations to Coron Town (the hotels and the resorts have their own contacts) and the average price of a DAILY van rental (which can sit up to 15 persons) is 4,000-5,000 pesos a day (regardless of the number of passengers, hence it is cheaper to have a van if you are 10 or more in a group). and the price includes the driver and the gasoline.

    again, you either hire the private vans which are many, just parked around the parking area of the airport or via your friendly resort in Coron (as other resorts like Two Seasons and club paradise resort have their own vans and include pick up and drop off in their package rates).

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    Coron Boat Jetties

    by machomikemd Written Mar 13, 2015

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    Coron Town has many mini boat Jetty's from various tour companies and local individual boat operators plying the tourist trade as most of the coron tours as Island Hopping Tours as unlik it's rivals in the Andaman Sea like Krabi or Pulau Langkawi, Coron Town (on Busuanga Island) does not have a decent beach, all the beaches of coron down are at the various Islands off Coron. The boat Jetties of the Various Tour Companies and Individual Boat Operators are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm everyday.

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    Boat Schedule

    by Boljakool Written Jun 2, 2008

    The boat trip back to Manila could sometimes experience delay as it comes from Puerto Princesa, which is 12 hours away from Coron.

    Be sure to call the pier for updates so you don't have to wait at the harbor for a long time. We had to wait for more than 3 hours because we didn't know about the adjusted schedule.

    stranded divers watching blue planet while waiting play cards to escape the boredom
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    19 Seater SEAIR plane

    by cherish_pineda Written Mar 28, 2008

    The only plane that travels to Coron during the time that we went there are Asian Spirit and SEAir. We took SEAair, and it's a very small 19 seater plane. The size is just like that of a small bus and the seating arrangement inside the plane is based on weight, should be balanced on both sides. Before, departing the stewardess conducted the briefing and gave candies and left us on our own. That's how small the plane was, no room even for the stewardess :-)

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    Bedst Travel Arrangement

    by cherish_pineda Updated Mar 28, 2008

    The best way to go, for those who just plan to stay in Coron for just 3 days and 2 nights, is to go there early Friday (or on your day 1), take the first or the only plane that goes there in the morning.

    Going back (on your day 3; in our case Sunday), take the ferry that leaves at around 9PM. You will reach Manila at 8AM.

    Taking the plane on your way back would mean preparing to go to the airport at around 11AM on your day 3 to be in the airport by 1PM which will be waste as there are a lot of places to explore.

    This way, your 3 days stay is maximized.

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  • Ferry to Coron

    by greys Updated Apr 4, 2011

    One of the cheaper ways to go to Coron is via Superferry or Negros Navigation. My friend recommends Superferry. It takes you about 12hrs for a 1-way trip but since departure from Manila is late afternoon, and arrive in Coron 6-7am the following day. Going back to Manila, your departure from Coron is 10:45pm, and you arrive at Manila pier the following day 1:30pm. You travel & sleep. By the time you wake up, you're at your destination. It will be a different travel experience. You can book your tickets online.

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    Francisco B. Reyes Airport

    by machomikemd Updated Mar 12, 2015

    The Francisco B. Reyes Airport is the only Airport Gateway serving the Calamianes Islands in Northern Palawan and is located at the middle of Busuanga Island (Busuanga Island is composed of Busuanga Town on the northern 1/3 and coron town on the southern 2/3). The Airport is a small Class 2 principal (minor domestic) airport and with no night landing facilities and a single runway. there are no international direct flights to it and you must make your point of arrival either at Manila or Cebu as your entry if you are coming from abroad. The Airport has a small one room arrival area and a larger two room depature area and is not air conditioned.

    Local Airlines that have flights to the Airport are Cebu Pacific, PAL Express, Sky Jet and Air Juan from Puerto Princesa (all use turbo prop planes like Dorniers or Bombardiers or ATR's as the runway is short and could not accomodate Airbus Air 320's.

    There are no Airport Taxis here, you either rent a private van or car to be able to go to your destinations in Coron, Calauit, Busuanga or to the other islands.

    address: Coron, Busuanga Island, 5316 Palawan, Philippines

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    Native Banca for Island Hopping

    by machomikemd Written Mar 14, 2015

    The Main Things to do in Coron Town is Island Hopping and Snorkelling and Wreck Diving and this is done via the native philippine banca, which is made of sturdy wood and with bamboo poles as balancing beams at the sides and a single diesel engine at the back, the seating configuration is along the sides of the boat and an average large banca can seat 14 people (excluding the boat crew) and have life jackets and snorkelling gear for guests.. The Native Bancas are used for the various Island Hopping Tours around Busuanga, Coron, and Culion Islands and around the other Calamianes Island Chain.

    There are many Boat Jettys in Coron Town and a big Jetty at the Coron Pier.

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    Tricycle

    by DarleneCMF Updated Apr 13, 2007

    Tricycles is the primary mode of transportation around Coron town. The fare is P6.50 per person for short distances. There's a terminal close to the market and pier but a lot or tricycles just drive around so you can hail one from just about everywhere.

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    Vans at the airport

    by brownkoala Updated Dec 19, 2009

    The trip from Manila to the Busuanga National Airport takes about 1 hour. The airline we used was Cebu Pacific and they were on time. Outside the airport are vans for hire that will take you to your accommodation in the town of Coron. Fare is 150 pesos per person and per way and the ride is comfortable. The view is also amazing. The provincial government is finishing up the construction of the highway from and to the airport but the ride is still comfortable because of the airconditioned vans and there are not that much vehicles on the road. The trip takes 30 to 45 minutes per way. The drivers are nice and helpful.

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    Boatmen

    by JaneCajuguiran Written Mar 2, 2010

    For going Island hopping, you have to get in touch with either a tour operator or a boatman. here're are the recommended ones:

    1. Mang Jhong, 09084499523 - he is highly recommended by someone in Pinoy Exchange and the others have also recommended him.

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    Boatman / Tour guide / cook

    by shomalabanan Written Mar 4, 2010

    hello..

    I think i was the one who told you regarding the boatman in Coron, his name is Kuya Jong - 09084499523

    if you also intend to go to Calauit, i heard it was nice there, and i also plan on going there when i go back to coron.

    You can negotiate terms with him, but it will depend on the date, how many you are and the weather of course..

    make sure you contact him earlier so he can reserve that day for you.

    i hope this helps. :)

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