There are hassle-free options to get to the stunning island of Coron, Palawan whether you are coming from Manila, Clark Pampanga, Cebu, and El Nido Palawan. Tourists can travel via plane or vessel. The main portal of travelers visiting Coron via plane is the Busuanga Airport (USU), also known as Francisco B. Reyes Airport. However, for visitors taking the ferry routes, their gateway is the Coron Port.
As soon as you are at the airport’s arrival area, you will be greeted by barkers looking for passengers. They will ask what hotel you will be staying in. They will instruct you which shuttle or van you will take. The fare is ₱150/ person.
BUT, if you will be staying at the “now-famous”Skylodge resort, their driver will fetch you as you ride the private van for FREE. However, Skylodge’s van can’t pick up their guests lesser than 6 per trip. Thus in that case; you will be assigned to any of their van partners waiting at the airport’s arrival area which costs ₱150/ pax.
From the airport, you will surely enjoy the 35-45 minutes ride before arriving at the Coron proper. On your way, you will be astounded by the highway’s heavy-forested surroundings. Indeed, a tranquil short joy ride in the countryside!
When you will arrive at Sitio Dinagpan, you will take a narrow road stretching to the uphill where Skylodge nestled.
Below are the routes going to Coron:
MANILA TO CORON
One would choose to travel quickly by taking the plane routing to Coron. In NAIA terminal, we have Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacificoffering trips to Busuanga Airport, which is the entry to Coron proper. The estimated time of trip doesn’t exceed to 1 hour and 10 minutes.
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CLARK TO CORON
For travelers near Clark Airport (CRK), you can book Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific’s trip going to Busuanga Airport (USU). Approximately, the trip will cover an hour and 5 minutes or lesser.
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CEBU TO CORON
Tourists taking off from Cebu via plane, they can check with Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines for their tickets going to Busuanga Airport (USU). The trip is estimated to last for an hour and 35 minutes upon take off.
But if you prefer to wander towards the ocean, you can take 2GO Travel and Atienza ferries taking off from Manila Pier to Coron Pier. Suffice yourselves with the ocean view while calmly journeying the vast sea for 12-15 hours before reaching Coron, Palawan.
FERRY SCHEDULE (Manila to Coron)
2GO Travel is scheduled weekly to take trip from Manila’s Harbor Pier 4. The Ferry departs at 7:00PM every Friday. Fare starts at ₱1032/ USD 20.38for Mega Value.
Aside from 2Go, Atienza Shipping Lines also sails forCoron every Wednesday at 6PM. The air-conditioned accommodation costs about ₱1300/ person while ₱ 1200 if without air-conditioner.
FERRY SCHEDULE (Puerto Prinsesa to Coron)
From Puerto PrinsesaPalawan, 2Go vessels sail to Coron twice a day. The ferry departs every Saturday at 11:59PM. Approximately, your expedition is expected to last for 15 hours. Fare starts at ₱1300 for Super Value Class accommodation.
FERRY SCHEDULE (EL Nido to Coron)
If you are coming from El Nido going to Coron, a ferry which is the Montegro Lines leaves at 6AM daily.The fare should be approximately ₱1760/ person. Other than Montenegro Lines you can aboard big boats namely Bunso and Jessabel that departs El Nido between 7:30-8:30AM daily. Approximately, the fare costs about ₱P1600/ person. For about 5-9 hours you can reach Coron Port.Jomalia Shipping Corporation is sails to Coroneveryday at 12:30PM. The fare is ₱P1800/ person. Phimal Fast Ferry also sails everyday at 8:20 in the morning with a fare amounting to ₱1760/ person.
From the port of Coron, you will be fetched by Skylodge resort’s accommodating driver for FREE to bring you to the serene place of the resort.