A beautiful view from within central Cebu-mobile

How to get from
Bohol to Cebu

About the ride from Bohol to Cebu

If you want to take the 75km (46 mile) journey from Bohol to Cebu, the ferry is your only option.

After spending time in Bohol, the 10th largest island in the Philippines, with its lumps-and-bumps chocolate hills, wild jungles and outdoor adventuring, you might be keen to move on. Many tourists leave from Bohol to Cebu. It’s a popular journey for many travelers, and provides some great contrasts. 

Though Cebu also offers lots of outdoor adventures, it’s a hub for nightlife, street food and bustling city living. Many tourists visit Cebu to enjoy the excitement of Cebu City itself. So, after lots of wildlife in Bohol, you might be ready for lots of wild nightlife in Cebu.

Getting to Cebu from Bohol is very easy. And because there’s only one way to tackle the journey, you don’t have to go through the process of choosing between transport options. 

Taking the ferry from Bohol to Cebu is beautiful. A peaceful journey full of blue waters and even bluer skies, the ferry to Cebu from Bohol is calm, relaxing and a great way to get from one majestic island to another.

Though you might see some other ferries on your trip from Bohol to Cebu, you’ll spend most of your time feeling isolated, like a lone voyager cruising the unknown depths of an island nation’s seas.

When traveling from Bohol to Cebu, you will always arrive at Cebu City Pier. But for leaving Bohol, you have three options: you can depart from Tubigon Port, Tagbilaran Port and Getafe Port. These three different ports are in different parts of the island and the journey times vary.


What to see when traveling from Bohol to Cebu

The ferry ride to Cebu from Bohol is a beautiful one. Because the Philippines is an island nation, the country offers plenty of ocean-filled adventures for getting from one place to another. And this is one of the best.

The ride typically lasts anywhere between one and three hours, depending on which Bohol port you decide to depart from. The views you’ll be treated to are also dependent upon which port you leave from. But generally speaking, you’ll catch glimpses of idyllic island life, with lots of greenery, hills and forests. 

From time to time you may see locals going about their business, whether they’re fishing, farming or traveling. You’ll also spot rocky outcrops, fishing boats and ocean waves, for a fantastic ferry adventure.

On very clear days, the views can be particularly jaw-dropping.

Upon approaching Cebu, you’ll encounter a bustling port of people, boats and touts, all going about their business. Tourists mingle with locals for an exciting atmosphere of busy action and adventure. Before you know it, you’ll be part of the bustle, as drivers approach you offering a ride.

If you decide to take a taxi from the port, make sure you put your haggling skills to good use. Haggling is the way to do business here and, without doing it, you’ll be ripped off.

If you aren’t comfortable with haggling, getting a Grab is your best option. Southeast Asia’s answer to Uber, the Grab app is very easy to download and use.


How to get from Bohol to Cebu


Taking a ferry 

The ferry ride from Bohol to Cebu is typically a pretty short jaunt, but you still get lots of great amenities. All ferries have onboard toilets while most have AC. Other perks include TVs, English speaking staff and food and drink.

Most ferries have big windows for enjoying the views, while most also have outdoor areas for really taking in the sights!

Ferry rides can be a great place to meet other travelers and share stories. Sharing your tales and trials with other travelers is a great way to spend your time while you enjoy the breeze and beauty of the charming journey.

There are many different styles of ferry: Economy Ferry, Tourist Ferry, Business Ferry, Standard Ferry, Open Air Ferry and First Class Ferry. Different types of ferries offer different levels of luxury, different types of seats and different extras and amenities. You should check with each individual listing for the particular details of each journey.

It’s also important to remember that although all ferries arrive at the same port in Cebu, they don’t all leave from the same port in Bohol. There are three ports which service this journey in Bohol.

Travel Schedule Options from Bohol to Cebu

Bohol to Cebu Trip Overview

Distance72 km (45.0 miles)
Price range$8-$26
Ride Duration Range1h 15m-4h
Earliest Departure20:00
Latest Departure23:00

A short bus ride to the shore followed by a ferry ride across the Cebu Strait is the easiest and least expensive way to get you from Bohol to Cebu. Separated by 75km, the total trip should take you anywhere between three and four hours, pending weather and traffic. The ideal time to visit Cebu is between December and February, away from the rainy season and heavy crowds that flock the coastline the rest of the year. Bring a camera so you can take pictures of the beautiful waterfalls around the coastline, and pack your bathing suit as there are plenty of water activities you can experience while on the beaches.

Taking a ferry from Bohol to Cebu

Fastest ferry: 1h 15m

Cheapest ferry: $10

The fastest: 1h 15m

The cheapest: $10


Makes no stops

Weather cancellation insurance for small fee ($3)

Central location arrival/departure

Filipino hospitality


Long queues

Possible delays

Weak A/C

Narrow seats





English Speaking Staff


A beautiful view from within central Cebu

About the ride from Bohol to Cebu

Bohol to Cebu Route Information

The distance between Bohol and Cebu is 45 miles, or approximately 72 kilometers.

The only way to get from Bohol to Cebu is by Ferry

The earliest departure leaves at 20:00 and has a duration of 2 hours.

The fastest way to travel is by ferry, which takes approximately 1 hour 15 minutes.

Depending on how you choose to travel, the following amenities are available: .

Bohol to Cebu by ferry

  • Starting Price: $10.19
  • 161 departures a day, or 1127 departures a week

There are 10 travel classes for this journey, including: Tourist, Business, Open Air, Economy Non AC, Economy, Standard, Second Class Sleeper Fan, Tourist Plus, Second Class Seat Fan and Second Class Seat.

Each ferry ticket offers an individual seat with basic passenger necessities. Conditions and amenities vary by provider. For more detailed information and availability see all options.

Companies Operating from Bohol to Cebu

Average time

1h 15m - 2h

Average price



Average time

2h - 4h

Average price

$8 - $9


Popular stations and stops in Bohol and Cebu

Departure stations in Bohol

Tagbilaran City Port Terminal

Tubigon Port

Jetafe Port

Jagna Port

Tubigon port

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Arrival stations in Cebu

Cebu Pier 1

Cebu Pier 3

Port of Cebu Passenger Terminal 2 (Pier 3)

Cebu Pier 1

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