Thursday, April 5, 2012

I found the cheapest way to Bohol from Cebu (1 hr 15 mins for only P200)!


I rediscovered again the cheapest (and probably the shortest) way from Cebu to Tagbilaran City in Bohol!


Today (Maundy Wednesday), the crowd is expected to swell after breakfast, so I arrived early at the ferry terminal (pier 3). No long lines. No sweat.

This is not the boat. Silly.
How's that even possible? The answer: Cebu-Tubigon-Tagbilaran. Travel time is only one hour and fifteen minutes for boat ride plus one hour v-hire.

For this trip, I paid only two-hundred  (P200.00) for Cebu to Tubigon (Bohol) plus P90.00 for the v-hire Tagbilaran fare!

Fastcraft from Cebu to Tagbilaran (Supercat, Oceanjet or Weesam) takes an hour and 45 minutes. Fare wouldn't go lower than Php500.00 (unless there's promo).  For an hour more and a fraction of the fare from the convenient Cebu-Tagbilaran route, the alternative Cebu-Tubigon-Tagbilaran route is definitely the cheapest deal around.

This is the Php200.00 fully airconditioned economy accommodation:

For P25.00 more,  one gets to stay here at "deluxe" economy. Same legroom, less noise.

P280.00 for wider legroom and lesser noise, first class accommodation at the upper deck:

If you insist that you really have to take the ride because you are in a rush, this area is for you. Al fresco.

lady in green: I farted! What's funny, ha?!?! Palag ka, tumbling ka ron!
lady in sleeveless: *giggles*

One hour and fifteen minutes later, the ferry docked at the port of Tubigon. The local "sugar loaf" mountain greeted me. Hi mountain!

I took the tricycle (P10.00) to the v-hire terminal at the town center

In no time, the v-hire (P90.00) sped off to Tagbilaran City for the one-hour drive.

trivia: A decade ago, due to stiff competition, the boat fare from Tubigon to Cebu could go as low as Php50.00 ha! Ambilibabul! Yes.


 total expenses (Cebu-Tubigon-Tagbilaran):

  • boat fare (Cebu-Tubigon) P200.00
  • terminal fee P10.00
  • tricycle (Tubigon pier to terminal) P10.00
  • v-hire (Tubigon-Tagbilaran) P90.00
    • total: P310.00

Here are ticket rates and schedule for Cebu-Tubigon, Bohol via M/V Sea Jet:


Happy travels~


25 comments:

  1. San banda yang ferry terminal na yan? How to get there coming from Moalboal?

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    1. it's in pier 3, cebu city. just tell taxi driver to bring you there. tickets are sold outside the gate

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    2. Is that so? The link below shows daily schedules en route Cebu to Tubigon in Cebu Pier 1. Pier 3 is for regular ferries (or has it been moved?).

      http://www.boholferries.com/index.php

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    3. all tubigon-bound ferries leave cebu from pier 3 while the fast craft (above) leaves cebu from pier 1

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    4. Hi! just asking in connection to the above question about the schedules en route Cebu to Tubigon in Cebu Pier 1. It shows first trip from Cebu is 05:45 AM via Starcraft. Can we also ride the Starcraft? will it docked on the same pier as M/V Sea Jet?

      Thanks and more Power!

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  2. I almost did that route. Was in Cebu last January for sinulog, ang return ticket ko Tagbilaran-Manila. Dahil madaming tao, punuan mga ferries. Miski ung paTubigon. haha
    Ended up booking impromptu ticket worth 7k, para makauwi lang sa Manila. *facepalm

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    1. ang mahaaaaal naman! with the rate, ilang pabalik-balik na kaya yon Cebu-Manila. hihihi

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  3. this is definitely a lot cheaper... thanks for sharing RV! :)

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  4. Thank you for this info. I should try this next time! :) This is way cheaper than the direct Cebu-Tagbilaran route. :D

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  5. it depends din cguro sa paghabol ng time and effort wise, because in 2 hrs and 15 mins, u'll be spending P300 pesos if u take the cebu-tubigon trip. if u take the two -hr ferry boat from cebu-tagbi (supercat), u'll only spend P530 only for round trip. Yun lang, hahabulin mo yung two trips lang nila.. Weesam express is cheaper din for cebu-tagbi for only P500 roundtrip (non-aircon)/ P600 (aircon), for only 2-hr trip, with 3 trips daily.. may specific time kc. ang mgnda sa tubigon, hourly ang trip kya kung madelay ka, may option. :)

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  6. So economical trip, I would try this! Thanks for sharing

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  7. Hi thanks po for this...this is a great help for my upcoming trip to bohol..
    More power, More travel

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  8. Hi thanks po for this...this is a great help for my upcoming trip to bohol..
    More power, More travel

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  9. Hi! Im planning to go in cebu then bohol this december. i will try to do this for myself. Pero sa tingin mo ba punuan ferry ng dember? Nagiiba ba price pag peak season?

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  10. good day sir same route din po pabalik ng cebu?

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  11. how about with a motorcycle?? kc gusto magdala ng mtorcycle q suzuki lng poh naman.. magkano ang Fare?

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  12. hey do you know if theres is a busconnection from tubigon to jagna too? that would be very helpful to know in advance because i have to be there in time :-P cheers

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  13. Hey, cool thanks for the tips and information! I might go this way next time! :-)

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  14. Hi, how to go to Pier 1 from Mactan airport?

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  15. Hello, from tubigon may attraction na ba na madadaanan going to tagbilaran? Or maganda na magmula talaga sa tagbilaran? Thanks!!

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  16. Hello magkano po kung mag bus kami instead v-hire papunta carmen? pwedi po ba? at 90.00 pesos nalang ba ang fare pabalik Cebu? THANK YOU.

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  17. Just want to ask here, where in Tagbilaran City exactly will the v-hire drop us? Is there a van terminal in Tagbilaran City?

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  18. we will try this, we are heading to cebu tomorrow night then proceed to Bohol. thanks for sharing!

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  19. Hello po.. What if we are from simala shrine and decide to leave simala by 10am and go to baclayon church? What is the fastest means of transpo so we can experience baclayon , tarsier, man made forest and chocolate hills before the night which we can no longer see the hills if ever and so that we can avail the last trip of boats back to cebu.thank u very much po..

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