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Travel Guide on How to Go to Dumaguete

Are you interested in embarking on a new journey and experience new possibilities?

Well, here’s a place that shows simplicity, serenity and most of all safety. A perfect place to unwind and forget all the worries in life.

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Dumaguete City is one of the top most visited tourist destinations in the country due to its spots for adventures and heritage places.

It is the capital City of Negros Oriental Province. Dubbed as “the City of gentle people”, it lives up to its name for you can feel the warmth and hospitality of the residents.


The Rizal Boulevard named after Dr. Jose Rizal the Philippines great National hero.

The city is also known as the “University Town” for most of its universities are located in one small area. They have the first American Private University in Asia, the Silliman University.


The oldest American Private University and the first Protestant School founded in a predominantly Catholic country.

Traveling to Dumaguete nowadays is a no worry. Why? Because there are so many options to choose from, you can either go there by plane, by boat or by bus.

Traveling to Dumaguete City by Plane

There are five (5) flights in a day going to Dumaguete at 1hr. and 25 minutes duration. The two airlines serving are the Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Airlines.

Manila to Dumaguete City/Dumaguete to Manila flight schedule

Philippine Airlines Manila to/from Dumaguete Flight Schedule


Cebu Pacific Manila to Dumaguete Flight Schedule


Cebu Pacific Dumaguete to Manila Flight Schedule


Cebu City to Dumaguete City/Dumaguete City to Cebu Flight Schedule

For the Cebu Pacific Airline, there are two daily schedules from Cebu City to Dumaguete at 5:55 AM and at 3:30 PM departure time. The return flights are  at 10:25 AM and 4:30 PM.

Flight schedule shown above is only for reference and is subject to change without prior notice.

Going to Dumaguete City by Boat

There are available trips from Manila to Dumaguete with estimated travel time of 36 hours.

Other voyages from Cebu, Dapitan, Tagbilaran, and Siquijor are also available but Cebu had the many options and trips. Fastcrafts leaves daily from Cebu City, via the main port terminal with an estimated 4 hours sailing time with a stopover in Tagbilaran city.

Boat Schedules Direct for Dumaguete City and vice versa

  • 2Go Travel – From Manila going to Dumaguete every Sunday at 8:00 PM and from Dumaguete to Manila every Wednesday at 1:00 PM.
  • Cokaliong Shipping Lines leaves Cebu every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday at 7:00 PM. For the return trip, Cokaliong ship sails away from Dumaguete every Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday and Saturday at 12:00 AM.
  • George and Peter LinesCebu to Dumaguete boat sails every Monday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 PM. Dumaguete to Cebu ship departs on Mondays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 11:00 PM.

Ferry/FastCraft Schedules Cebu to Tagbilaran to Dumaguete and vice versa

OceanJet Boat Schedule and Ticket Rate Cebu to Tagbilaran


Tagbilaran to Dumaguete Boat Schedule and Ticket Price


OceanJet FastCraft Boat Schedule and Ticket Fare Dumaguete to Tagbilaran


Tagbilaran to Cebu Boat Schedule and Ticket Price


Bus from Cebu to Dumaguete

For those who want to have an adventure and do some sightseeing, a road trip/land trip is available via Ceres Bus that leaves every hour at Cebu South Bus Terminal with an estimated travel time of 5-6 hours. And also, this is the much cheaper option.

The Bus leaves from Cebu to Dumaguete as early as 3:15 AM and the last trip is at 2:00 PM with several trips in between.

How to get from Mactan Airport to Cebu South Bus Terminal

From Mactan, Cebu International Airport, you can ride a taxi going to South Bus Terminal. But if you are on the budget you can ride a yellow cab going to Marina Mall. Then you ride a jeepney bound for Park Mall Terminal then transfer an OIK jeepney. Please take note that the O1K jeepney will not go inside the terminal you will be dropped off at the corner just across the terminal. If you have lots of things or baggage to bring better ride a taxi.

Enjoy your vacation!

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