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El Nido To Coron By Ferry: Everything You Need To Know

El Nido To Coron By Ferry: Everything You Need To Know

I had heard there was no ferry from El Nido to Coron, we would have to travel back to Cebu then fly to Coron. Definitely not true! To help you avoid the confusion and get a clear idea of how to get to Coron from El Nido I wrote this short blog post.


There are two ferries leaving daily from El Nido to Coron. One ferry takes 6 hours and the faster ferry takes 3-4 hours. I took the slow ferry, which turned out to be a pretty comfortable journey.

The link to book this ticket online is here


The slow ferry is a wooden longboat capable of seating 80. There are benches on either side of the boat with padded seats, windows and you can sit outside or on the roof. The day I traveled there was only 20 of us so we could sleep on the padded seats. It wasn’t very rough despite a decent swell in the ocean.

We were served a meal of chicken, rice, and vegetables. I often get seasick and up until receiving the food I had actually been able to lay down and sleep which is unusual.

Normally I need to watch the horizon to keep from getting sick. I thought twice about eating and ruining the trip but went for it anyway. The food was really good and didn’t upset my stomach at all. Huge win.

We were able to pick up some 3G out in the middle of the ocean and post some Instagram stories which were really important..

The fast ferry arrives in 3-4 hours and reportedly has air conditioning. However, it is also 400-600 pesos or $8-12USD extra. That might not seem like much but it is two nights of accommodation in El Nido or 6-7 Mango smoothies. Priorities.


Slow Ferry: 1300 pesos or $25 USD

Fast Ferry: 1700 pesos or $33 USD

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You can also book a roundtrip if you know you are headed back to El Nido. Therefore all of this information is also relevant for the Coron to El Nido ferry journey. Once in Coron you can also travel with Montenegro Lines company back to Mindoro.

The crew were all really friendly, cooked us a great lunch and helped us on and off the boat. We left on time and arrived on time in what was a great journey from El Nido to Coron.

Emi Harnianti

Wednesday 21st of February 2024

Hi do you know if theres morning schedule for the ferry from el nido to coron

Patrick Sullivan

Wednesday 31st of January 2024

Hi ! I have a 125 motorcycle, will they allow it on the boat between Coron


Thursday 8th of February 2024

@Patrick Sullivan, I have the same question. Hopefully they will.If you an update please let me know :)

Ty Howard

Monday 18th of December 2023

I was wondering if I could get to Quran today from El Nido?

Anisa Hadiputri

Thursday 17th of October 2019

Hmm, I used the link to purchase tickets online but only managed to find tickets for the fast ferry instead. Does anybody here know how I could purchase the slow ferry instead?

Tammy Wilkings

Saturday 10th of August 2019

Hi Jackson. Question for you. We are headed to Philippines from Canada to meet friends who moved to KL. We are a family of 4; kids 7&9(active boys). We have booked all bar the first 8 nights. We're having a hard time deciding on where to go. Been told by many we should book accommodation and travel as its Dec 17-24 thats left unbooked. We land in Manila. We are thinking either Bantayan and Malapascua Islands via Cebu. Or Malapascua and Bohol. Although we have also looked at Manjuyod Sandbar and Apo Island. Not sure what to add to latter destination (likely Bohol). For a family, what would you suggest? Is there even a wrong choice? We are going to Boracay, El nido and Coron after. Thx