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Surigao Airport: Flights, Terminal Fee, Getting There
Surigao Airport, located in Surigao City, was the landing point of Tutubi in his recent trip to the Surigao del Sur town of Cantilan, part of CarCanMadCarLan (Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen and Lanuza)
this the newbie guide to Surigao Airport, the gateway to Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat Island in Caraga region of Northeastern Mindanao
Surigao Airport Terminal Fee: PhP20.00
Flights to Surigao:
Manila to Surigao flight time is around 90 minutes
Philippine Airlines Flights: Manila to Surigao daily, Cebu to Surigao
Cebu Pacific Flights: Manila to Surigao daily, Cebu to Surigao
Cebu pacific uses a turbo-prop aircraft for this route to serve around 80 passengers per trip, the same airplane they use for the Manila-Caticlan flight.
Restaurants and pasalubong, souvenir shops:
there's only one small stall selling snacks, no real restaurant inside the departure area. there are several small eateries within the airport periphery in case your tummy complains.
How to get out of Surigao Airport to your destination:
Surigao Airport is just along the national highway. Just walk to the highway and board a multicab/jeepney/tricycle going to Surigao City proper
or to the Port of Surigao to catch the ferry to Siargao Island (for surfing fanatics) or to the bus terminal of Ceres Liner/Ceres Tours/Bachelor Express to get you to Butuan (which has an airport, so why bother?) or bus to Tandag, Surigao del Sur (fare is PhP240.00, travel time is 5 hours (with 1 hour of very rough road)) passing by the NPA-friendly mining town of Claver, Surigao del Norte then the so called towns of CarCanMadCarLan (Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen and Lanuza).