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From Kalibo to Boracay – Easy Transfer to Island Paradise

Getting to the island paradise that is Boracay from Kalibo in the Philippines is as easy as one-two-three! Let us show you how to get to one of the world’s top islands, step by step.

Words and Photography: Ari Vanuaranu

Kalibo Airport to Caticlan Jetty

As you step out of Kalibo Airport, you will spot rows of stalls where tour operators offer various packages consisting of a bus / van ride to Caticlan Jetty and ferry to cross to Boracay. If you haven’t made any arrangements yet, head over to the Southwest Tours stand where they will whisk you away on a seamless transfer from the airport to your hotel.

SEE ALSOPlan Your Own Boracay Adventure! 

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Come and get your transfer package  outside the airport, ma’am and sir!

     Heads up, it’s a two-hour ride to the jetty. Prepare the playlist on your phone, catch up on your sleep or enjoy the scenery of the Aklan countryside along the way.

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The land transfer to the Caticlan Jetty is the longest stretch of the transfer, so come prepared for the ride!

Duration: approximately 2 hours. Fare: from PHP 200 by bus / van.

Caticlan Jetty to Cagban Jetty

Don’t forget that everyone coming to Boracay needs to pay the Terminal Fee (PHP 100) and Environmental Fee (PHP 75) at the counter just outside Caticlan Jetty, if the fee is not built into the package. After you settle all the fees, head toward the Tourist Registration Desk and fill in your personal details. Keep in mind the operation hours of the boats are from 5am to 10pm.

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Caticlan Jetty is the jump-off point from the main island of Aklan (where Kalibo is) to Boracay Island.

      Unless you avail of the package, it’s your choice whether you want to take one of the ferries that depart frequently according to each operator’s schedule, or the bangka (motorised outrigger boat), which you can charter as a group.

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Crossing over to Boracay’s Cagban Jetty takes less than 10 minutes with one of these babies!

Duration: approximately 15 minutes by ferry, 10 minutes by bangka. Fare: PHP 25-30 by public ferry, approximately PHP 100 by bangka.

Boracay Jetty to Your Hotel

Welcome to Boracay Island! Now all you have to do is find your way to your hotel. There are different modes of transportation which you can use, from simple tricycles to vans, great when traveling with friends and family.

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Hello, paradise! Time for fun in the sun!

     Expect to arrive at your hotel around 6:30pm. It’s quite a journey, but it’s worth your time, we promise.

Duration: up to 30 minutes. Fare: PHP 50 (van arranged from Kalibo Airport), PHP 100 (tricycle to stations 1, 2 and 3)

SMART TIP! Door-to-door Transfer

It is advised to take the all-in, door-to-door transfer to avoid the hassle of long queues and irregular transits. Flying in from Manila via a Z2 or PQ flight? Purchase an island transfer package onboard and be taken care of from the moment you step out of Kalibo Airport, all the way to your hotel doorstep, Terminal and Environmental Fee included, for only PHP 520. Just proceed to the Southwest Tours Boracay Inc. counter after collecting your baggage and they will take care of you from that point on. Easy peasy! For more info, visit the AskAirAsia Island Transfer Service page.

Contact: Southwest Tours (Boracay), Inc. +63 36 2685100, +63 999 9944966 

GETTING THERE AirAsia flies direct from Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Seoul, and Busan to Kalibo International Airport. Fly to Kalibo from Kuala Lumpur every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. For flight info and lowest fares, visit www.airasia.com.

Get great flexibility and perks with Hi-Flyer! Enjoy two flight changes (up to 2hrs before), Xpress Boarding, Pick A Seat, complimentary 20kg baggage allowance and earn 2x BIG Points! 

FIND YOUR BORACAY BLISS VIA KALIBO!
  • Bonny

    Thanks for sharing us the info x!

  • donna

    Hi, Im going to Boracay soon, any advise how to get to Boracay if I arrive at 21:55 at Kalibo airport? The hotel which Im going to stay in wants to charge me PHP3500 for one way transfer

    • Pete

      At 21:55 there are no publice boats anymore. So you have to stay the night in Kalibo, or pay a hefty 3,500 to your hotel.

  • She

    Hi, we’re planning to visit the island anytime soon, we’ll be arriving at Kalibo airport 6:40pm , will there be a chance to catch maybe the last trip going to Boracay? TiA! :)

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi! Transfers to Boracay will still be available at that time. :-)

  • Bell

    Hi , i am planning visit Boracay for 4 days and 3 days at Clark , is that any domestic flight from boracay to clark

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Bell, none that we are aware of. But Clark is only 2 to 3 hours away from Manila. You can fly from Manila instead. :-)

  • Shae

    Can we also bring food from manila airport via air asia to Kalibo?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      It should be fine as long as it is packed properly and fits the size and weight requirements. As for eating onboard, the no outside food policy applies to all AirAsia flights. :-)

  • Shella

    Shella. I am planning to visit Boracay in mid Sept’15 from Singapore, with an elderly person, what is the most convenient way to get there.

    • chenz

      Don’t take the Kalibo fight. Take Singapore – Caticlan. Kalibo to Boracay island may take 2 hrs drive. Caticlan to Boracay Island may take 30-40 mins only.

      I will goin there as well…i’m from singapore. My fight is Singapore – Cebu – Caticlan. :) see around!

  • Katrine Lao

    We are planning to go to Boracay on Sept 27. Is the 520 package from AirAsia doesn’t include the boat ride to Boracay?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Katrine! The one-way island transfer from Kalibo includes both bus and boat to Boracay. :-)

      • Katrine Lao

        Thanks so much!

  • Caren Leong

    Hi, we will travel to Boracay on 12 Sept, arrive at Kalibo Airport at 6.40pm. We would like to book the PHP520 package form AirAsia. Can you advise how to book?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Caren! The island transfer package will be available on board the Manila-Kalibo flight. Enjoy your trip! :-)

  • Nicola Kay-Newmarch

    Hello I have a Z2 713 flight, is it possible to buy it on board there too? How much will it cost?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Nicola! Yes, it should be available now for around PHP520. :-)

  • albertocane

    hi….what time does the last bus leave Kalibo for Boracay?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi! If you are taking an AirAsia flight, there should still be transport available when you land, barring delays. :)

  • AJ

    Is 520php a roundtrip fee for the transfer from airport to hotel and vice versa?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi AJ! PHP520 is for one-way transfer.

  • Ivy

    Is there any discount for a 4y/o?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Ivy! The service is free for toddlers and babies 2 years old and younger, but there is no discount over that age.

  • Bernard Fabillar

    Does the PhP520 island transfer package include the Terminal Fee and Environmental Fee, aside from the one-way bus and boat transfers from Kalibo airport to Boracay?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Bernard! Yes, the PHP520 is all-in, unless the hotel is not located close to the usual stations. :-)

  • kris

    hello. we are 3 pax going from Kalibo to Boracay. Our flight is at night. Can you still accommodate our transfer? Thanks.

  • gie

    hi, where can i book this, outside the airport or online?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Gie! It’s available onboard if you’re flying to Kalibo to Manila via AirAsia. You may also book it at the airport or online with the transport operators.

  • joanne

    how much po ung transpo from kalibo to boracay?
    ilang hours po byahe and via bus po ba or van?
    my discount po ba pag air asia ung airline namen?

  • ngmathilda@gmail.com

    Is this island transfer package available on AK flights? KL – Kalibo

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Unfortunately, it is not. But you can still avail of transport services when you arrive at Kalibo Airport. You may also book online if you wish to be sure. :-)

      • ngmathilda@gmail.com

        Thanks. Which website can I book online and is it at PHP520?

        • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

          You will have to search for the transport operators online and their fees may vary.

  • Muhamad Shahridzad Bara Pawaka

    Hi, if I arrived at 22:00 PM at Kalibo, should I stay overnight, or could I get a transport to Boracay straight away?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      There might not be any more transport operators at that time, unless you pre-book with an transport service. You could stay overnight in Kalibo and head out to Boracay first thing in the morning. Have a great trip!

  • Mandy

    Is the rate of PHP520 still valid for travel in Dec15? Is this price exclusive to Airasia passengers only?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Mandy! Yes to both. :-)

  • Sam Powers

    Hi, I am planning to take the 7.30pm return flight from Kalibo to Manila, from where I have an international flight. Do bus / van run from Caticlan to Kalibo 24/7? If not, what’s the last bus / van from Caticlan to Kalibo?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Sam! No, they do not run 24/7. What you can do is to book your transfer in advance from Boracay, to be on the safe side.

  • Steve

    Hi, how much dies it cost from Boracay Jetty to Hotel at Mt Luho, Bulabog

  • Joy MistyRose

    Hi there, just wondering if there will be a jetty near kalibo airport to boracay? As i have a friend with severe montion sickness, i am trying to find a way for a less hassle route from manila to boracay and after that, from boracay to have a direct flight to singapore, it seemed that caticlan airport does not have direct flights to singapore. appreciate your advice much! thank you!

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Sorry, Joy. Kalibo is inland, so the land transfer is essential.

  • Terry Woo

    Hi how much total i need to pay for transportation & airport tax when i leave boracay back to Malaysia?

  • Zbigniew

    Hi, I’m flying to Kalibo from Kuala Lumpur the 15th of December (AK608), arriving at 14:45.
    Can I by a transfer ticket to Boracay Island on line or on board?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      There are no onboard sales of the transfer on AK flights at the moment, so you can either buy online or at the airport itself. Enjoy your trip! :-)

  • Megan

    Hi! Regarding the island transfer service, is there a return transfer back to Kalibo airport as well? And where can I buy the tickets online?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Hi Megan! Yes, you are correct. The service is only available onboard Z2 flights.

  • Jolyn Longakit

    how much the fair kalibo airpot to boracay island? and how to get there? is need to book? or we can go anytime? please reply

  • Smitty

    Greetings. (Door-to-door transfer) We’re two passengers, Z2 711 on Wed. Jan. 27. Just looking to verify the procedure. I just pay php1,040 in cash during the flight to KLO?

    • http://www.airasia.com/travel3sixty Travel 3Sixty

      Affirmative, Smitty! Enjoy your trip. :-)

  • Marj

    Hi! We’ll be on board a Z2 flight that will arrive after 10 pm. If we purchase an island transfer package on board, will they still be able to transfer us on that same night?

  • abdulrahim alzarouni

    Hi,
    How much I need to pay per person from Kalibo airport to Boracay station 2 ? And what is total duration for that ? Please consider all fees and taxes

  • Erik

    Hi
    for door-to-door transfer is any additional fee for 20kg luggage?