Ferry to Coron

How to get from El Nido to Coron by boat.

A great onward destination and full of WWII ship wrecks Coron is an excellent add-on to your El Nido trip. There are several companies now running ferries and boats between the two islands.

Check out our Coron guide here.

There are a few ways to get between El Nido and Coron. One of the cheapest and most popular is by boat. What used to be a really long trip fraught with danger has now become a much easier affair. Especially now the fast ferry is running and can get you there in under 4 hours!.

Unless you are really trying to save money we suggest getting the fast ferry.


Slow Ferry Fast Ferry
Description Large outrigger boats that depart El Nido every morning. A faster boat that departs El Nido every morning
Boat Names Bunso and Jessabel Montenegro Lines
Departure Leaves El Nido: ~7:30 – 8:30 am Leaves El Nido: 6 am
Return Leaves Coron: 7:30 – 8:30 am Leaves Coron: 12 pm
Duration 5 – 9 hours 3 1/2 hours
Capacity 70 – 80 passengers 110 passengers
Price 1,400 Pesos 1,760 Pesos

Booking Details

Fast Ferry:

Montenegro Lines


6.00 am Boarding time


they can also be booked at the Art Cafe here

Slow Ferry:

Bunso 1,2,3 and 4 (4 is the slowest one)

8:00 am boarding, 8:30 am departure
Booking office downtown Coron/El Nido

MBCA Jessabel 2

7:30 am Departure
Smart: 0918-967-6837 / 0918-967-6838
Globe: 0915-850-1391

Via Linapacan

One last option is to travel to the town of San Fernando (also known as Dipnay) from here there is a ferry running every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The great thing about this one is that it normally makes a stop at Linapacan. Another beautiful island chain which is supposed to have the clearest waters in the Philippines! This is also the location of Santeria Guesthouse a great place for lunch or to stay the night before your trip.


9.00 am Departure  Mondays, Wednesday, Friday (dependant on weather)