How To Get From Caticlan AIRPORT To BORACAY 🏝️✅[2023]

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Want to visit the stunning tropical paradise of Boracay? Fantastic! Boracay is an absolutely gorgeous island.

It looks exactly like any dream of the perfect tropical island with light blue water, white sand, palm trees and more. It’s not surprising that it’s one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines.

However, Boracay is a tiny island, and it can feel a little confusing working out how to get here. If you book flights to Boracay Airport, you may not initially realize that it is not actually on Boracay Island. In fact, it’s more generally called Caticlan Airport as this is where it is located.

This means you need to work out how to get from Caticlan airport to Boracay.

White Beach, Boracay
Whit Beach, Boracay

Thankfully, it is very easy to get from the airport to Boracay. Many people make this journey daily. To make sure you find it very easy, there are exact instructions for your Caticlan airport to Boracay transfer below including how to get from the airport to the jetty then from the jetty to Boracay Island and then from the island jetty to your accommodation.

You can also make it easy and buy an airport transfer from Caticlan airport to Boracay here which will take you all the way.

If you want it ultra easy and fast, you can also buy private transfers from Caticlan Airport to Boracay here.

Or keep reading for how you can take this journey step-by-step yourself.

I also describe the reverse journey from Boracay island to Caticlan airport

Map: Boracay Airport To Boracay Island

You can see in the map below that the distance from Caticlan airport to Boracay is very short. It’s quick and easy to transfer from Caticlan Airport to Boracay.

Caticlan to Boracay map
Click the map above to open it in Google Maps

The Boracay Caticlan Airport to Boracay distance is only about two kilometers. Caticlan Airport is about 500 meters from Caticlan Jetty where you can take the boat to Boracay Island.

The Caticlan Airport to Boracay travel time is just 35 minutes.

What Is The Best Airport For Boracay?

If you are wondering what airport going to Boracay? The answer is Caticlan or Boracay Airport. This airport is super close to Boracay Island as you can see on the above map.

As I stated earlier, there is no airport on Boracay Island itself so this is the best choice.

You could also fly to Kalibo Airport but this is about 1.5-2 hours from Caticlan and then you still need to take the boat transfer to Boracay Island.

You can read more about traveling from Kalibo to Boracay here if you want to take this option.

How To Get From Caticlan AIRPORT To BORACAY

The easiest way to travel from the airport to Boracay is with a transfer that will take you from the airport to Caticlan jetty then by boat across to Boracay Island and then by taxi to your accommodation in Boracay. Otherwise, you can take each of these steps by yourself.

If you wish to book the transfer, click here for prices and options.

This is the easiest way to go. However, be careful when you are booking this that you book exactly what you want. The cheapest options will only take you from Caticlan Jetty to the jetty on Boracay. I recommend you book an airport transfer from Caticlan to Boracay that takes you all the way to your accommodation.

Otherwise, you can make your own way on transportation from Caticlan Airport to Boracay Island. It will just take a little longer and involve more effort. However, it is not difficult. Just take it step-by-step following the instructions below.

Note that Caticlan Airport has recently been renamed to Boracay Airport but, however you say it, it’s the same place. It is located in the tiny town of Caticlan very close to Boracay. It’s also called the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport.

Step 1: Boracay Airport To Jetty Port

Boracay Airport Caticlan
Boracay Airport, Caticlan

The good news is that this airport is very close to the jetty where you can take the boat to Boracay. Your first step when traveling DIY Caticlan airport to Boracay is to get to the jetty.

It’s only about 500 meters from Boracay Airport to the jetty so you can walk if you want and don’t have much luggage. It only takes about 10 minutes.

Otherwise, it’s very easy to take transport by either tricycle or van. This transport will take you directly to the jetty for the ferry to Boracay Island.

Most people arriving at this airport will make this journey so everything is set up here to make it easy.

As stated before, you can buy tickets in advance to make it extra easy. They can take you all the way to Boracay.

Click here to see the latest prices for this transfer from Caticlan airport to Boracay here.

Step 2: Ferry From Caticlan Jetty To Cagban Jetty, Boracay

From Caticlan Jetty, you can take a small bangka or boat.

Ferries usually run from about 5am to 9pm. They depart every 15 minutes or so and you shouldn’t have to wait too long.

You can buy your tickets in advance here or on arrival.

There are a few parts to the ticket price. It’s about ₱50 for the boat ticket, ₱100 for the port fee and an environmental fee which is ₱150 for locals and ₱300 for everyone else.

There is also a bigger ferry called the Boracay Express. This fare is a little higher at ₱80 for the fare plus the same port and environmental fees. These boats run every 1-2 hours 24/7.

You can also charter your own boat across to Boracay Island. This starts at ₱1,000 during the day and gets much more expensive during the night.

Click here to see the latest prices.

You’ll usually arrive at Cagban Jetty in Boracay. However, sometimes during the wet season due to heavy winds, you may arrive at Tambisaan instead. This is no big deal, and you still should take a tricycle onward as discussed in the next section.

Step 3: Cagban Jetty, Boracay To Your Accommodation

Whether you want to travel from Caticlan airport to Boracay Station 1, 2, 3 or elsewhere on the island, you’ll now need to take a tricycle to your accommodation.

This part of the fare from Caticlan airport to Boracay depends on where you are heading and usually costs ₱100-250 per ride.

If you want a more budget-friendly option, ride the multi-cab at only ₱40 per person.

Taking the tricycle from the jetty on Boracay to our accommodation by White Beach
Taking a tricycle from the jetty on Boracay to our accommodation by White Beach

Your hotel may also be able to arrange your transport on your behalf. However, really the easiest way is to just book the airport transfer-Boracay accommodation options here which include all parts of this journey.

Private Airport Transfer Boracay

If all these steps are making your head spin and you simply want to get from the airport to your accommodation in Boracay with no fuss, you can book a private Boracay transfer from Caticlan airport.

This will include your own land transfers on each of the journey and your own boat across to Boracay Island. This helps limit the amount of time waiting and lugging around suitcases and adds to the time you get to enjoy Boracay.

Click here to book your private Caticlan airport transfer to Boracay now.

You can also book Caticlan airport to Boracay hotel transfer here, but these are in a group so they will take a little longer. They are a great price though and cut down on the hassle of doing it yourself.

Caticlan Airport To Boracay Fare

To take a transfer from the airport to the jetty and then the boat to Boracay and on to your hotel, the fare starts at ₱850 for locals and ₱1,050 for foreigners.

Click here for more prices.

Caticlan Airport To Boracay Travel Time

While this seems like a complicated journey, each part is fairly quick so the travel time from Caticlan airport to Boracay is not big.

All up, you can expect it to take around 1.5 hours to get from the airport to your accommodation on Boracay. You may be able to do it faster or slower depending on how long you wait for a boat and exactly where you are staying on Boracay.

For example, Caticlan airport to Boracay Station 3 will take less time than traveling Boracay airport to Station 1 which is further from Cagban Jetty.

How To Get From Boracay To Caticlan Airport

The reverse journey from Boracay to airport is the same as above with three steps. You just need to reverse it.

By far the easiest way is to take an airport transfer in Boracay.

You can book a private transfer here or a group transfer here.

These can pick you up at your hotel and take you all the way to the airport.

You can also travel DIY Boracay to Caticlan airport by reversing the three steps.

Take a tricycle back to Cagban Jetty from your Boracay accommodation.

From Cagban Jetty, take a boat back to Caticlan Jetty.

From here, you can walk or take a tricycle or van to the airport.

Boracay
Boracay

Final Words

You now know how to go from Caticlan Airport to Boracay.

While it can seem complicated thanks to having three parts, it’s really quite straightforward and you will be surrounded by many other tourists making the same journey.

Just remember that when you are going to Boracay from Caticlan airport, you first need to get to Caticlan Jetty. From here, you take the boat to Boracay Island.

Finally, you’ll need a tricycle ride on to your hotel.

The easiest way to do this is to book a transfer here.

You can also make this journey yourself. Just take it one step at a time.

I hope you found this guide to getting to Boracay from Caticlan Airport useful. You can find our full guide to getting to Boracay from elsewhere in the Philippines here. You can also find our complete travel guide to Boracay here or a guide to things to do in Boracay here.

By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon first fell in love with the Philippines back in 2013 when she spent her son's first birthday on the beach in Boracay. Now she has visited many times and loves sharing her love of the Philippines here so others can enjoy it too