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How To Get From El Nido To Coron {Coron To El Nido}


Traveling from El Nido To Coron or Coron to El Nido, whichever direction the backpacking trail has you headed in, is an essential trip for anyone visiting the Philippines.

Both Coron and El Nido are considered must visit destinations, therefore at some point during your trip you will be making this journey.

The only big decision is whether to take the El Nido to Coron ferry or to jump on a quick flight to Coron.

However, in this El Nido to Coron blog, we will show you all the best ways to get to Coron from El Nido and vice versa.

The information listed in this blog is the same for both El Nido To Coron and Coron To El Nido.  Therefore, just be sure to check the ferry times for each because they do differ. 

How To Get From El Nido To Coron


There are two options when travelling from El Nido to Coron. You can either take a ferry or a flight, though the majority of people take the ferry.

El Nido To Coron Map

 

Option 1: El Nido To Coron Ferry


When taking the El Nido to Coron ferry you can choose between either the fast or the slow ferry.

Slow Ferry From El Nido To Coron and Coron To El Nido

The slow ferry is a massive longtail wooden boat that lacks every bit of comfort possible.  It fits around 80-100 people and during high season can get quite full making the 6 – 8 hour journey that much more uncomfortable.

Not to mention that the sea can get pretty rough depending on the day, which leaves a lot of people feeling seasick.  Which isn’t the best thing when you’re crammed on a wooden boat with around 80 other people.

On the bright side, the slow ferry does serve a meal during the journey.  We were served a classic Filipino dish of chicken, rice and veggies. This was definitely the highlight of my first Coron To El Nido ferry ride.

Pro Tip
During my first trip to The Philippines, we waited too long to book the fast ferry and it sold out. Therefore, we had no other option but to take the slow ferry.

Fast Ferry From El Nido To Coron and Coron To El Nido

Compared to the dreaded slow ferry, the fast ferry is absolute relief. Despite that it is pretty much filled to capacity on every single trip, it is a quite comfortable 3.5 hour journey.

Though most people do still get seasick from the rough waves it is so much better than being aboard the wooden longboat that is the slow ferry if you happen to feel sick.

Not to mention there is decent bathroom, several flat screen tv’s, small snack shop and air conditioning aboard.

Pro Tip
I can’t stress this enough, but the fast ferries to and from El Nido and Coron are known to sell out. As soon as you arrive in either destination I recommend you book your ferry as soon as possible to avoid getting stuck taking the slow ferry.

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How Much Is The Ferry From El Nido To Coron and Coron to El Nido?

Slow Ferry – 1300 pesos (approximately $25 USD per person)
Fast Ferry – 1800 pesos (approximately $35 USD per person)

Despite the slow ferry being $10 less, I strongly recommend you book the fast ferry and save yourself the time and the headache of booking the cheaper option.

Just be sure to book it ahead of time otherwise the fast ferry will sell out.

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What Are The Ferry Times For El Nido To Coron and Coron to El Nido?

Slow Ferry
The slow ferry departs both El Nido and Coron at 7:30 am.  It takes anywhere between 6-8 hours to arrive depending on how bad the waves are.

Fast Ferry

El Nido To Coron
The fast ferry departs El Nido at 6 am and 12:30 pm every day.  It takes around 3.5 hours to arrive.

Coron To El Nido
The fast ferry departs Coron at 7:30 am and 12 pm every day. It takes around 3.5 hours to arrive.

Kayangan Lake Coron Island Boat Tour

Where Is The El Nido Port?

Address: El Nido Ferry Terminal, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

The El Nido Ferry Terminal is located next to the main beach on the left side. No need to worry about transportation since you can just walk there.

Where Is The Coron Port?

Address: Coron Port, Coron Town Proper, Coron, Palawan, Philippines

The Coron Ferry Terminal is located just a 10-minute tricycle ride outside of town and should cost no more than 50 pesos.  Be sure to set the price with the driver ahead of time otherwise they will try to rip you off.

Additional Information For El Nido To Coron Ferry

  • There is a toilet on board both the fast and slow ferries between El Nido and Coron, however don’t expect too much from either.
  • Each person is allowed two bags of luggage on board, however, they are not too strict about this.
  • You must report to the port 30 -60 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
  • There is air-conditioning and a snack shop aboard the fast ferry.
  • If you wish to book the fast ferry then I suggest you do so at least 2 days in advance because they do sell out quite quickly.

Kayangan Lake Coron Island Boat Tour

 

Option 2: El Nido To Coron Flight (or Coron To El Nido Flight)


Though it is possible to fly from El Nido to Coron or vice versa, it is much more common, affordable and simplistic for travelers to take the ferry. However, if getting on the ferry is not an option for you than yes flights are available.

Flight prices are typically range anywhere between $60 and $150 USD and take around 40 minutes for a direct flight.  However, the majority of the flights have layovers which increases the total travel time to around 5 hours.

Coron airport is located around 30-45 minutes to Coron Town and costs about 150 pesos to book transport.

El Nido Airport is around 45 minutes from El Nido Town and cost around 200 pesos to book transport.

Frequently Asked Questions


How Much Is The Ferry From Coron To El Nido?

The prices for the ferry from Coron To El Nido are the same as the prices listed above for El Nido to Coron.

How long is the ferry from Coron to El Nido? 

Ferries from Coron to El Nido are the same as listed above for El Nido to Coron.

How Rough Are The Waves During the El Nido To Coron Ferry?

The waves are pretty rough even on good day when taking the ferry between El Nido and Coron. For the exception of myself, the four other members of my group experienced queasiness.

There were several other passengers on board who even vomited so be sure to bring a bag and take a sea sickness tablet just in case.

Also, if you are prone to seasickness then I recommend you take the early ferry time, as the one around noon is said to be much worse for rough waves and sea sickness.

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