How to Travel from El Nido to Coron and Coron to El Nido - Flight, Ferry or Slow Boat (Expedition)

A trip to Palawan will not be complete without setting foot both on El Nido and Coron. Separated by over 100 islands, what is the best way to hop from one paradise to the next paradise?

1. Flight

The fastest way to cross these two destinations is via a 40-minute flight. Airswift is the only air carrier offering this flight three times a week in Francisco B. Reyes Airport in Busuanga (Coron), and Lio Airport in El Nido. The average fare is between PHP2,200-PHP3,000 one-way, with a complimentary 10kg check in and 7kg handcarry luggage.

2. Ferry (Fastcraft)

The second option is to hop on a ferry and travel on sea for 3.5 - 4.5 hours depending on sea and wind conditions. There are two ferries operating on this route - Montenegro and Phinmal. Montenegro offers two trips daily: first trip departing El Nido at 0600, and the second trip departing Coron at 1200. Phinmal offers two trips daily: first trip departing El Nido at 0820, and the second trip departing Coron same time at 0820. The average price is PHP1,848 per person.

3. Slow Boat (Expedition)

For a more relaxed trip, the highly rated slow boat (expedition) is available. The leisurely trip serves two purpose - it gets you from Coron to El Nido or El Nido to Coron, and it allow you to explore off the beaten track islands in between. The price is between PHP15,000-PHP20,000 per person for a three days two nights trip. It's an all-inlcusive trip with meals, basic accommodation and island hopping provided, making it more value for money compared to booking separately transfer, hotels and activities.

Keelooma offers three days two nights and four days three nights open group expedition from El Nido to Coron Coron to El Nido, and to the unspoiled islands of Linapacan with a maximum of 12 travelers aboard. Private charter and bespoke trips are also available upon request.

Depending on your time, budget, and priority activities, these three options are available when traveling from El Nido to Coron and Coron to El Nido in Palawan, Philippines.