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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 to Boracay is by air to Manila International Airport (MNL), with a connecting flight to Caticlan Airport (MPH) on Panay Island, which is a short 10-minute ferry ride away from 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.

Flying to Caticlan (Boracay) from overseas typically entails an overnight layover 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 Airport (Boracay).

Manila to Caticlan Airport is 50 min, direct flight


Flight times to Manila

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

Atlanta to Manila is 20 hrs 18 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Manila is 19 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Manila is 20 hrs, with connecting flight
Dallas-Fort Worth to Manila is 18 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Manila is 16 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Manila is 14 hrs, direct flight
Los Angeles to Manila is 14 hrs 30 min, direct flight


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
Montreal to Manila is 21 hrs 30 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Manila is 13 hrs 30 min, direct flight


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

Adelaide to Manila is 10 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
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
Perth to Manila is 11 hrs, with 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 Singapore: Philippine Airlines and JetStar Asia Airways operate regular flights to Manila.

Singapore to Manila is 3 hrs 55 min, direct flight


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

London to Manila is 13 hrs 20 min, direct flight


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

Paris to Manila is 16 hrs, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Boracay locator map

Flying in to Boracay

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

Two airports service Boracay Island: Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (Caticlan airport) and Kalibo International Airport, around 68km (42mi) from Caticlan.

Tricycles and taxis ferry passengers the short ride to Caticlan Jetty Port.

From the ferry terminal a 10-minute ferry ride connects Caticlan Jetty Port to Boracay (Manoc Jetty Port), every three hours.

A fleet of bancas (outrigger-style boats) offer a service from Caticlan jetty to White Beach, Boracay – a 15-minute trip.

Tip: Ask your hotel is there’s a free boat transfer.


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


Jump in a tricycle taxi for a short ride along the main street. Motorbikes and mountain bikes are available for hire.

Boracay Island Map


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Latest update: How to get to Boracay: 5 June, 2019


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