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How to get to Boracay

Boracay is located 2km (1.2mi) off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Visayas region of the Philippines, around 315km (195mi) south of Manila.

The most convenient route from overseas to Boracay is by air to Manila International Airport (MNL), followed by a connecting flight to Caticlan Airport (MPH) on Panay Island, then a short 10-minute boat ride from Caticlan jetty to Boracay.

Alternatively, you can fly from Manila to the much larger Kalibo International Airport (KLO) located in the capital city of Aklan, a 90-minute bus ride from Caticlan jetty.

Travel to Boracay from overseas usually entails an overnight stopover in Manila.


Flight times to Boracay

Within the Philippines: Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia Philippines operate daily flights between Manila Airport (Terminal 3) to Caticlan and Kalibo airports (Boracay).

Manila to Caticlan is 50 min, direct flight
Manila to Kalibo is 50 min, direct flight


Flight times to Manila

From Australia: Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Cebu Pacific and Singapore Airlines (from Perth) offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Manila.

Brisbane to Manila is 8 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Sydney to Manila is 8 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Manila is 8 hrs 40 min, direct flight

Adelaide to Manila is 10 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Perth to Manila is 11 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Philippine Airlines offers the most convenient weekly scheduled flights to Manila.

Auckland to Manila is 10 hrs 55 min, direct flight


From China: Philippine Airlines, Air China, Air Asia Philippines and Cebu Pacific offer the most convenient flights to Manila.

Beijing to Manila is 4 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Shanghai to Manila is 3 hrs 35 min, direct flight
Hong Kong to Manila is 1 hrs 50 min, direct flight


From Singapore: Philippine Airlines and JetStar Asia Airways operate regular flights to Manila.

Singapore to Manila is 3 hrs 55 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: Philippine Airlines and Cathay Pacific offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Manila.

London to Manila is 13 hrs 20 min, direct flight


From Ireland: Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, British Airways and Thai Airways offers the most convenient flights to Manila.

Dublin to Manila is 16 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Cathay Pacific offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Manila.

Paris to Manila is 16 hrs, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: British Airways, Lufthansa, Thai Airways, Philippine Airlines and Eurowings offer the most convenient flights to Manila.

Berlin to Manila is 15 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Manila is 16 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Frankfurt to Manila is 15 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Manila is 16 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Manila is 15 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: Philippine Airlines, United Airlines, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Manila.

San Francisco to Manila is 14 hrs, direct flight
Los Angeles to Manila is 14 hrs 30 min, direct flight

Atlanta to Manila is 20 hrs 18 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Manila is 19 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ
Charlotte to Manila is 19 hrs 50 min, connecting flight
Chicago to Manila is 20 hrs, connecting flight
Dallas-Fort Worth to Manila is 18 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Houston to Manila is 19 hrs 20 min, connecting flight
New York to Manila is 16 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Seattle to Manila is 15 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada and Philippine Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Manila.

Toronto to Manila is 16 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Vancouver to Manila is 13 hrs 30 min, direct flight

Montreal to Manila is 21 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time)


Boracay locator map

Flying in to Boracay

Ninoy Aquino International Airport is situated 7km south of Manila CBD.

Two airports service Boracay Island: the closest is Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (Caticlan Airport), while Kalibo International Airport is located around 68km (42mi) from Caticlan.

Tricycles and taxis ferry passengers the short distance from the airport to Caticlan Jetty Port.

From Caticlan Jetty Port, a ferry service runs every three hours to Boracay's Manoc Jetty Port, taking 10 minutes.

In addition, a small fleet of bancas (outrigger-style boats) offer a direct service from Caticlan jetty to White Beach on Boracay, taking just 15 minutes. Tip: Ask your hotel is there’s a free boat transfer.

One-way shared departure transfers from Boracay Island to both Caticlan and Kalibo airports are available for around US$30, taking about 60 minutes to Caticlan Airport and about 1 hour 45 minutes to Kalibo Airport. Pick-ups are from the hotel reception area and include cost of ferry.


Entry requirements to Philippines

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 21 days; a visa can be issued on arrival for up to 59 days.


Getting around Boracay


On foot. Or take a pedicab along the walking strip (P10 to P100) or wave down a tricycle. Tricycles cost P10 provided you keep clear of the 'special trips' offered by stationary tricycles (P100).

Most of the upscale resorts on the northern part of the island offer a complimentary van shuttle service to D'Mall for guests. Bikes are also available for hire.

Boracay Island Map


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Latest update: How to get to Boracay: 14 August, 2020


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