Search this site:


About This Blog
Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!

Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.

More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Highly Urbanized Cities

  • Angeles City
  • Bacolod City
  • Baguio City
  • Butuan City
  • Caloocan City
  • Cebu City
  • Cagayan de Oro City
  • Davao City
  • Dagupan City
  • Gen. Santos City
  • Iligan City
  • Iloilo City
  • Lapu-lapu City
  • Las Pinas City
  • Lucena City
  • Makati City
  • Malabon City
  • Mandaluyong City
  • Mandaue City
  • Manila City
  • Marikina City
  • Muntinlupa City
  • Olongapo City
  • Paranaque City
  • Pasay City
  • Pasig City
  • Puerto Princesa City
  • Quezon City
  • San Juan City
  • Tagaytay City
  • Taguig City
  • Tacloban City
  • Valenzuela City
  • Zamboanga City

  • Philippine Provinces
  • Abra
  • Agusan Del Norte
  • Agusan Del Sur
  • Aklan
  • Albay
  • Antique
  • Apayao
  • Basilan
  • Bataan
  • Batanes
  • Batangas
  • Benguet
  • Bohol
  • Bukidnon
  • Bulacan
  • Cagayan
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Camiguin
  • Catanduanes
  • Cavite
  • Cebu
  • Compostela Valley
  • Davao Del Norte
  • Davao Del Sur
  • Dinagat Island
  • Eastern Samar
  • Guimaras
  • Ifugao
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Kalinga
  • Isabela
  • La Union
  • Laguna
  • Lanao del Norte
  • Lanao del Sur
  • Leyte
  • Maguindanao
  • Marinduque
  • Masbate
  • Misamis Occidental
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Mountain Province
  • Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Northern Samar
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Occidental Mindoro
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Palawan
  • Pampanga
  • Pangasinan
  • Quezon
  • Rizal
  • Romblon
  • Samar
  • Saranggani
  • Siquijor
  • Sorsogon
  • South Cotabato
  • Southern Leyte
  • Sulu
  • Surigao Del Norte
  • Surigao Del Sur
  • Tarlac
  • Tawi-tawi
  • Zambales
  • Zamboanga Del Norte
  • Zamboanga Del Sur
  • Zamboanga Sibugay

  • Airlines
  • Airports
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Beaches
  • Bridges
  • Casinos
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Delicacies
  • Ferries
  • Festivals
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Golf Courses
  • History
  • Hotels and Resorts
  • Jose Rizal
  • Lighthouses
  • Mosques
  • Museums
  • National Artists
  • National Heroes
  • National Cultural Treasures
  • Parks
  • Public Transportation
  • Restaurants
  • Rivers
  • Seaports
  • Spanish Forts
  • Volcanoes
  • Watchtowers
  • Waterfalls
  • World War II

  • Philippine Tourist Spots
  • Boracay
  • Clark
  • Corregidor
  • Subic
  • Follow/Affiliations

    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)

    jeep sabang puerto princesa palawana 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

    sabang to el nido boat palawanBoat 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.

    Related Posts:
    How to get to Puerto Princesa Underground River
    How to get to El Nido, Palawan
    Palawan Eco-tourism
    Puerto Princesa Airport
    Accommodations and Beach Resorts in Sabang, Puerto Princesa, Palawan

    Labels: , ,

    posted by GingGoy @ 11:11 PM,


    At May 21, 2011, 10:01:00 AM, Blogger undomesticated bunny said...

    Hi! Thanks for posting this! I can't find a lot of info on this. My cousins and I are interested on taking the boat from Sabang to El Nido.

    At Dec 17, 2011, 10:38:00 AM, Anonymous explore el nido said...

    Thanks for this post. It is indeed very helpful for people who wanted to go to El Nido. Thank you for promoting tourism in El Nido. :)

    At Feb 15, 2012, 9:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I wonder if the boat operator is permanent at Sabang? I'm planning a trip in end March

    At Mar 14, 2012, 5:23:00 PM, Anonymous David said...

    I'm also wondering if the operator is permanent. Looking forward to booking a boat trip from Sabang to El Nido in end March

    At May 24, 2012, 2:50:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    do you know the travel time from el nido pp to Underground river via van? will it be really an 8 hour drive?


    Post a Comment

    << Home