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is an island. It is therefore quite obvious that the fastest way to get
to Cebu if you are a foreign traveler is by air. Foreign visitors may
fly direct to Cebu from Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Kuala
Lumpur, and Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia thru the Mactan-Cebu
International Airport. This modern facility serves both
international and local flights. Passport control and baggage handling
is fairly fast and efficient. Facilities and amenities include a
shopping center, duty-free shop, souvenir shops, cafés, business
centers, food shops, communication facilities, banking facilities, car
rentals, hotel and resort reservations, beauty & health services.
Cathay Pacific Airways and Philippine Airlines, the Philippine's flag
carrier, fly between Hong Kong and Cebu daily while Silkair flies
between Cebu and Singapore daily. Philippine Airlines service between
Cebu-Tokyo daily except Mondays and Cebu-Seoul, four times a week,
Cebu-Kuala Lumpur twice a week, and Cebu-Kota Kinabalu 2x a week.
Malaysian Airlines fly from Kuala Lumpur via Kota Kinabalu to Cebu twice
a week as well. Qatar Airways meanwhile fly from Doha to Cebu via
is also the domestic air hub of the Philippines with close to 60 flights
daily on average to and from popular destinations and key cities all
over the archipelago such as Manila, Boracay, Siargao (Surigao),
Zamboanga, Davao, Bohol, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Gen.
Santos, Leyte, etc.
from North America, Europe, Middle East, and the rest of the world may
fly first to Singapore or Hong Kong or Kuala Lumpur to catch a flight to
Cebu. If you don't mind braving the horrendous traffic and the
cacophonic noise of Manila, you will get a faster connection to Cebu for
there are more than 20 flights daily between the two cities or almost
two flights every hour.
flights are also available in some select destinations especially China,
Russia and USA.
City's domestic port is the country's busiest. Cebu City is home to
almost 80 percent of the country's passenger vessels. The country's
largest namely WG&A, Sulpicio Lines, Trans-Asia, George & Peter
Lines and Lorenzo Shipping Lines are headquartered in Cebu.
cruise ships with a capacity of 2,000 to 4,000 passengers ply the more
distant routes such as Manila, Davao, Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro.
Medium-sized vessels such as the roll-on/roll-off (roro) types ply
nearer destinations while fast ferries transport passengers to and from
neighboring islands in two hours or less depending on the destination.
simplest way to get around is by hopping on a taxi. A typical trip can
cost about 60-70 pesos or slightly more than a U.S. dollar if one goes
by the meter. Drivers however may bargain if they notice that you are a
tourist, hence the cost of the trip may double in price. If you know the
name of the building, establishment, area or street you wish you reach,
this is still the fastest way to get to your destination.
if you opt for more adventure, then do as the locals and catch a
colorful jeepney. Simply ask around for which route to take. They are
available 24 hours and cover most of the nooks and crannies of the city.
This is the cheapest option for getting around as a typical fare cost
about 5-7 pesos.
are also available but these tend to ply exclusively along the