Getting to Siquijor

3 Jun

If you are coming from Cebu City, there are several ways to get to Dumaguete City.

Dumaguete is where you can get a ferry to take you to the island of Siquijor.


Oceanjet leaves from Pier 1 in Cebu (Photo from Google)

Ocean Jet travels to Dumaguete via Tagbilaran twice daily. Travel time is approximately 4 hours. One way fare is at 920 PHP including the terminal fee.

You can contact them through (032) 255-7560 to confirm their trip schedules. Currently, though, this is what they are following:

CEBU- DUMAGUETE: 6:00 AM and 3:35 PM
DUMAGUETE- CEBU: 7:25 AM and 2:20 PM


Direct Cebu- Dumaguete flights are not available everyday so it would be better to check their site ahead.

Cebu Pacific has a flight that leaves Cebu at 6:30 AM and arrives in Sibulan (where Dumaguete airport in located) at 7:05 AM. From Sibulan, the plane leaves at 7:25 AM and arrives in Cebu at 8:00 AM.

Sibulan is about 10 minutes away from Dumaguete City.


Ceres bus (Photo from google); 130 PHP for a one-way ride

You can take a Ceres Liner Bus at the South Bus Terminal to reach Lilo-an, Santander. Then, take a motorcycle to get to the Ferry Terminal for about 10- 15 PHP.

Santander Express; One-way ticket costs 62 PHP

The boat ride to Sibulan takes about 30 minutes. From Sibulan, you can take a trike to get to Dumaguete.

Once you are in Dumaguete, you can choose between Delta Ferry and Jaylann to take you to Siquijor, Siquijor. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes to an hour.

Above: Delta ferry @ 160 PHP; Below: Jaylann @ 100 PHP

If you are coming from Dumaguete, the terminal fee is 20 PHP. But if you are coming from Siqujor, it is just 14 PHP.

Here’s the schedule of trips of Delta Ferry:


9:00 AM
10:30 AM
1:30 PM
3:30 PM
4:15 PM (from Mondays- Fridays, fare for this trip is only 120 PHP)
5:30 PM


5:45 AM
10:15 AM
12:30 PM
3:00 PM
4:30 PM

I don’t have the schedule for Jaylann but they also have almost as many trips as the Delta Ferry. Remember, though, that Jaylann do not make any trips on Saturdays.


5 Responses to “Getting to Siquijor”

  1. slaveboi June 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    This will definitely help if I ever get to Siquijor, Kat! 🙂

    • wanderingandhappy June 9, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

      Yeah. Surprisingly, I haven’t read anything about Santander Express from the Internet. But it is really convenient and cheap.

  2. Riva Raine MArtinez July 28, 2011 at 8:52 am #

    thank you so much 😀 this really helps.

    • Kat July 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

      You’re welcome, Riva. 🙂

  3. Riva Raine Martinez July 28, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    thank you so much this really helps.

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