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Palawan: How to Get to El Nido from Sabang, Puerto Princesa (Boats, Jeeps, Bus, San Jose New Market)
For people looking forward to visiting Palawan, here's the latest fare and rates information to expect when traveling in Palawan using public transportation, plus other tips gathered by Tutubi when he visited Palawan a few weeks ago.
Note that the Puerto Princesa public transportation terminal is at San Jose New Market, a jeepney ride (signboard: New Market, fare PhP12.00) or tricycle ride from Puerto Princesa Airport (fare: around PhP15.00)
At San Jose New Market, you can ride jeepneys, buses and vans to several points of Palawan.
Puerto Princesa to Sabang jeepneys fare: PhP125.00 (first trip at 7am, last trip at 3pm, travel time: 2 hours) Return trip from Sabang to Puerto Princesa last trip is at 2pm daily. Sabang to Honda Bay is by the same jeepneys but there's another tricycle ride or walk.
Puerto Princesa to El Nido: vans, travel time around 6 hours. Fare: PhP700.00 (best to be at the van terminal before 10am)
V-Hire: vans for hire to El Nido from Puerto Princesa round trip rate: PhP12,000.00 (van good for 14 people, per Tutubi's contact)
Sabang, Puerto Princesa (gateway to Palawan Underground River)
a jeepney in Sabang waiting for passengers to Puerto Princesa city proper. Ride the same jeeps when going to Honda Bay from Sabang
Sabang to Salvacion Junction jeeps fare: PhP100.00 (first trip at 7am)
Salvacion Junction to El Nido (bus) Bus Fare: PhP300.00 travel time: around 8 hours
Boat trips to El Nido and other points in Palawan as displayed in Sabang Beach
Sabang to El Nido Boat/Ferry Schedules and fare: Departure time: 7am daily Sabang to El Nido fare: PhP1,400.00 (travel time 6+ hours)
Sabang to Coconut Garden fare: PhP850.00
Sabang to Port Barton fare: PhP850.00
Note: Prices, Costs and Fares may change without prior notice, mainly due to skyrocketing gasoline prices. Expect fare hikes anytime soon. Tutubi will update this from time to time by calling his friend in Palawan (sorry, can't post his contact number here for privacy)
Coming soon: El Nido to Coron, Busuanga and Calamianes Group of Islands bus, boat and ferry information.