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Surigao City is located at the northeasternmost tip of Mindanao. This city is located in Surigao Del Norte province, CARAGA Region. Surigao City is popularly known as the City of Island Adventures for the reason that there are about 17 panoramic islands to choose from for your island adventure.

The City of Surigao is also the jump-off point for tourists going to Dinagat Island province, Siargao, Bucas Grande and other parts of Leyte Island. The city is also one of the ports of entry in Mindanao. Those who travel by public or private transportation from Luzon and Visayas can continue their land travel to Mindanao via Lipata Port in Surigao City.


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How to Get to Surigao City

By Plane:

Cebu Pacific Airline and Air Philippines has a daily flight to Surigao City from Manila or from Cebu. The travel time is 1.5 hours. The Surigao City Airport is located within the city and it’s just a 15 minutes tricycle ride from the city proper or from the downtown.

By Bus:

From Metro Manila, Philtranco Bus has a daily trip to Davao City and the bus will be passing through Lipata Port in Surigao City. You can find their terminal at Pasay City near the MRT Taft Station. The travel time from Metro Manila to Surigao City is about 25 hours to 35 hours and it depends on the travel speed of the bus and the ferry schedule in Matnog Port, Sorsogon and Benit Port in San Ricardo. The port of Matnog connects Luzon to the Visayas and then the Benit Port connects the Visayas to Mindanao. You can visit Philtranco Bus website at

If you’re coming from Leyte or Samar, you need to go to Benit Port in San Ricardo, Southern Leyte province or Liloan Port in Liloan and then ride a ferry to Lipata Port in Surigao City. From Tacloban City, the port of Liloan is about 4 to 5 hours of travel by bus or van.  Benit Port in San Ricardo is about 5.5 to 7 hours of land travel from Tacloban. The ferry in Liloan port takes about 3 hours to reach Lipata Port in Surigao while the ferry trip in Benit Port only takes 1 hour to reach Lipata Port. Bachelor Bus has a daily trip from Tacloban to Surigao City or Ormoc to Surigao.


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By Ship:

From Manila, there are ships bound for Surigao City. As of this writing, the ship bound for Surigao departs at Manila port every Sunday at 9pm and the estimated time of arrival in Surigao City is Tuesday, 1pm. You can visit for more information.

From Cebu, you can also catch a ferry bound for Surigao City. There are several ferry companies plying the Surigao-Cebu route.  Read More:






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