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Schedule of bus trips from Puerto Princesa to El Nido and El Nido to Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Philippines via Cherry Bus, Lexxus Shuttle, and other passenger vans.

El Nido is one of the hottest destinations in the Philippines. It’s best known for its white-sand beaches and coral reefs. It’s a cluster of over 40 islands and islets on the tip of Palawan Island. There are limited flights direct to El Nido since the airport can only accommodate small planes so people usually go to El Nido via Puerto Princesa. There are buses and vans that have a regular schedule from Puerto Princesa to El Nido and from El Nido to Puerto Princesa.

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While we strive to provide up-to-date information on our blog, it’s important to note that schedules for the Puerto Princesa to El Nido / El Nido to Puerto Princesa route may occasionally change without prior notice. To ensure the most accurate and current schedule, we recommend clicking here to access the latest information and booking platform for this route. This will enable you to check the updated schedule and conveniently book your ticket for a smooth and hassle-free journey.

Cherry Bus Schedule

Cherry Bus has three daily trips from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. To take this bus, you will need to go to the bus terminal from the airport. The bus is more comfortable than the van but it also takes longer to reach El Nido.

Puerto Princesa to El Nido bus schedule

6:45 AM
9:00 AM
9:30 PM

El Nido to Puerto Princesa bus

7:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 PM
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Passenger Fare Rates and Travel Time

The travel time between Puerto Princesa and El Nido is around 7 hours. The regular fare starts is Php670 one-way for an economy non-air bus and Php800 for an air-conditioned bus. BOOK NOW!

Cherry Bus Contact Number

For more details and inquiries, please contact Cherry Bus at:

  • cherrybus0228@gmail.com
  • Globe: 0977-794-3845
  • Smart: 0939-475-3845 / 0921-643-2542

Minivan schedule from Puerto Princesa Airport

Taking the van directly from Puerto Princesa Airport is the most convenient way to reach El Nido. It is faster by an hour compared to the bus. You’ll reach El Nido in about 5.5 hours. Book a seat now

These minivans are operated by Fortwally Travel & Tours and Eulen Joy Express

Puerto Princesa Airport to El Nido by Van

  • 5:00 am
  • 7:30 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm
  • 5:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm

El Nido to Puerto Princesa by Van

  • 5:00 am
  • 7:30 am
  • 9:30 am
  • 10:30 am
  • 11:30 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 1:30 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 5:30 pm
  • 6:30 pm

Lexxus Shuttle Van from San Jose Terminal

Lexxus Shuttle terminal is located in New Market, San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, just 100 meters behind the San Jose Terminal.

Puerto Princesa to El Nido via Lexxus Shuttle

  • 7:00 am
  • 8:00 am
  • 11:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm

El Nido to Puerto Princesa via Lexxus Shuttle

Lexxus Shuttle terminal is located in Corong-corong, about 5-10 minutes by tricycle from El Nido town proper.

  • 6:00 am
  • 7:00 am
  • 10:00 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 4:00 pm
  • 6:00 pm

The travel time between El Nido and Puerto Princesa by van is around 5.5 hours. The fare starts at Php670.

Information on this Bus route

Daily Bus Trips20
Bus Departures from Puerto Princesa (First/Last Trip)5:00 am / 9:30 pm
Bus Departures from El Nido (First/Last Trip)5:00 am / 9:00 pm
Cheapest farePhp670.00
Average Travel Time6 hours
Bus Companies on This RouteCherry Bus, Lexxus Shuttle, other vans

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to transfer from Puerto Princesa to El Nido?

Shuttle vans serve as an excellent and budget-friendly transportation choice between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. These vans, operated by different transportation companies, offer multiple trips throughout the day and have become a preferred mode of travel for tourists journeying between Puerto Princesa and El Nido. With a travel time of approximately 5-6 hours, shuttle vans provide a convenient option with a stopover in either Roxas or Taytay. Another option is to take the bus if you arrive late in the city. The travel time is longer but it is more spacious and comfortable.

How much does a Bus ticket from Puerto Princesa to El Nido cost?

The average bus and van ticket price from Puerto Princesa to El Nido and vice-versa is Php670.

Is there a direct flight from Puerto Princesa to El Nido?

There is no direct flight from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. The only direct flight to El Nido is from Manila, Cebu, Caticlan, and Coron. Alternatively, you can fly direct from Manila to El Nido via Airswift.

How long is the Bus or Van ride from Puerto Princesa to El Nido?

The average travel time between Puerto Princesa to El Nido is around 5-6 hours if you take the shuttle or van and around 7 hours if you take the bus.

What can I bring with me on the bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido?

Typically, you can take a suitcase and hand luggage with you for the Puerto Princesa to El Nido bus route for free.

How many daily Trips are there between Puerto Princesa to El Nido?

The number of bus and van trips from Puerto Princesa to El Nido can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 3 daily bus trips and 17 van trips on this route.

Which Bus companies travel from Puerto Princesa to El Nido?

When taking the bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido, you can travel comfortably and safely with Lexxus Shuttle, Cherry Bus, Fortwally Travel and Tours, and Eulen Joy Express.

What are the departure and arrival stations when taking the Bus from Puerto Princesa to El Nido?

There are several pick-up points when you take the van from Puerto Princesa. Fortwally Travel and Tours and Eulen Joy Express minivans are available at Puerto Princesa Airport. Lexxus Shuttle and Cherry Bus are situated at the City Bus Terminal which is only a few minutes from the Airport. You will arrive at the El Nido van/bus terminal but you can also get off at your accommodation if it is along the way.

What are the best sights and things to do in El Nido?

Once in El Nido, you can explore the town and its interesting sights. The top attractions and things to do in El Nido are El Nido Big Lagoon, Nacpan Beach, and Taraw Cliff. Check out the available discounted tours in El Nido below.

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Have you tried taking this bus service? How was your experience? Please let us know in the comment section below. Please take note that the schedule may change without prior notice, if you see any changes, please let us know to help our fellow travelers get the most accurate schedule. Thanks!

If you are traveling on a tight schedule, we highly recommend that you call the bus company to confirm the trip. Have a safe journey!

Hotels, Hostels, and Airbnb

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Discounted Tours and Activities in Palawan

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