EXACTLY How To Get From Kalibo To Boracay Island [2023]

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Want to visit a tropical paradise and wondering how to travel from Kalibo to Boracay? We can help!

While it’s not far from Kalibo Aklan to Boracay, this journey can seem complicated – at least until you take it step-by-step. It’s actually quite straightforward with many people taking this trip every day.

Below, I break up the exact way of going to Boracay from Kalibo so you know exactly what you need to do, how long the Kalibo to Boracay travel time takes and how much the fare from Kalibo to Boracay 2023 is.

Whether you are looking for a flight from Kalibo Airport to Boracay Island, a Kalibo to Boracay ferry, the cheapest Kalibo to Boracay transfer or a bus from Kalibo to Boracay, you’ll find it in this guide. This way, you will be in paradise as quick as possible!

I also describe the reverse journey from Boracay to Kalibo.

Boracay, Philippines

Kalibo Boracay Map

Kalibo to Boracay island map
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This map will show you the distance when you travel Kalibo to Boracay.

The distance between these two places is  57.3 kilometers, and the approximate driving time from Kalibo going to Boracay is 3 hours and 12 minutes.

BEST OPTION: How To Get From Kalibo To Boracay Island

In terms of your Kalibo Boracay transfer, the best way is to travel via direct ferry.

Option 1: Flight From Kalibo International Airport To Boracay

Kalibo International Airport

There are currently no flights from Kalibo Airport to Boracay Island. However, if you need to know how to travel from Kalibo airport to Boracay, don’t worry. It is straightforward to take a Kalibo airport to Boracay transfer straight to the ferry at Caticlan for Boracay. Learn more about getting the boat from the Caticlan ferry here.

Option 2: Ferry From Kalibo To Boracay

Manoc-manoc, Boracay

Taking the Kalibo ferry to Boracay is the easiest and fastest way of getting from Kalibo to Boracay.

The boat from Kalibo to Boracay significantly cuts the usual driving time of 3 hours time to only 1.5 hours. The ferry is run by the Mabuhay Maritime Express, although fast, it is by no means the cheapest way from Kalibo to Boracay.  This is a very expensive method of transport with a single ticket costing around ₱750.

The Kalibo to Boracay ferry schedule is also limited. Previously the ferry ran two trips per day, however this has been significantly reduced to only 5 trips per week.

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Option 3: Bus From Kalibo Airport To Boracay

Kalibo to Boracay bus

When it comes to how to commute from Kalibo to Boracay, a popular, and probably the easiest way to travel is to take a bus transfer from Kalibo to Boracay. From the airport, these buses will take you directly to Caticlan Jetty.

Travel time is approximately 2-2.5 hours, and the Kalibo to Boracay bus fare costs around ₱250. The buses are usually timed to meet the flights so you never have to wait too long.

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Alternatively, another cheap transfer from Kalibo to Boracay is to take the local bus. From the airport, ride a tricycle that will take you to the Kalibo town proper and to the Ceres bound terminal that’s bound for Caticlan. The fare costs only about P120.

Once you arrive at Caticlan Jetty, take a small bangka or boat that will take you directly to Boracay island. Travel time is 10-20 minutes, and costs ₱250.

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Option 4: Kalibo to Boracay Van / Taxi / Private Car

Van bound to boracay From Kalibo

Another option to reach Boracay is to take a private van from Kalibo to Boracay or a private car from Kalibo to Boracay.  To do this, you can pre arrange or when you come out of the airport, you’ll come across stalls where different tour operators offer a transfer service from Kalibo to Boracay.  The private transfer will take you to Caticlan Jetty, and from there you can take a boat directly to the island.

This is an excellent option if it’s your first time travelling to the island, or if you’re travelling with children or elderly. Just be mindful of the operators you’re dealing with as some of them may top off the original price. It’s better that you book online in advance to secure your tickets beforehand and avoid this kind of situation.

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Travel time by private transport is approximately 2 hours.

Once you arrive at Caticlan Jetty, take a small bangka or boat that will take you directly to the island. Travel time is 10-20 minutes, and costs ₱250.

Boracay To Kalibo


Now, suppose you’re wondering how you can do a Boracay to Kalibo transfer.  If you want to know how to get from Boracay to Kalibo airport, in that case, the above transportation options are the same in reverse.

But instead of Caticlan Jetty, you need to catch a ferry from the Cagban Jetty on Boracay Island. For precise ferry times, it’s best to check the Boracay to Kalibo ferry schedule in advance.

The Boracay to Kalibo travel time will take about 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Final Words

In this post, we’ve covered the different transportation options that you need to take to help you get your transfers from Kalibo to Boracay and vice versa.

The fastest way to get to your destination is to take one of the direct boat rides from Kalibo to Boracay. But if you want a budget-friendly alternative, then you can take the bus either at the airport, or the local bus at the Kalibo town proper.

I hope you found this guide to traveling from Kalibo to Boracay useful. You can find our complete travel guide to 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