Iloilo is one of the most accessible cities in the Philippines. Iloilo can be reached by plane on regular commercial international flights from Hong Kong and Singapore to the Iloilo International Airport. Direct domestic flights connect Iloilo to major cities in the Philippines including Manila, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Puerto Princesa, and Cagayan de Oro. Direct ferry routes and roll-on roll-off connections on the Philippines’ nautical highway are also available between Iloilo and all major cities in the country.

By plane, travel time to the Iloilo takes around 1 hour from Manila, 30 minutes from Cebu, 2 hours and 30 minutes from Hong Kong, and 3 hours and 30 minutes from Singapore. By direct ferry, Iloilo is approximately 1.5 hours away from Bacolod, and 15 minutes away from Guimaras. By land, Iloilo is around 4-5 hours away from Boracay, 3 hours away from Kalibo, and 2 hours away from Roxas City.

Iloilo Transportation Gateways

Iloilo International Airport – The Iloilo International Airport is the primary gateway to Iloilo. It serves regularly scheduled direct domestic flights to Iloilo from major Philippine airlines including Manila, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Puerto Princesa, and Cagayan de Oro. The airport also serves international flights from Iloilo to Hong Kong and Singapore. Flights to Iloilo are served by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, and CebGo. Promo fares are frequently announced by these airlines for travelers looking for a good deal on flights. The Iloilo Airport is located approximately 19 kilometers or 20 minutes away by taxi from Iloilo City.

Read more: Iloilo Airport Guide.

Iloilo Seaports – Ferries in Iloilo depart and arrive at various seaports in Iloilo City and Iloilo Province depending on the route and vessel type. (1) Ferry terminals along the Iloilo River in Lapuz district, Iloilo City serves fastcraft ferries from Bacolod, RORO ferries from Guimaras, and ferries from Palawan. (2) The Iloilo Domestic Port in Fort San Pedro, Iloilo City Proper serves shipping companies with routes from Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga. (3) Pumpboat (motorized outrigger) ferries from Jordan, Guimaras arrive at Ortiz Port in Iloilo City Proper, while pumpboat ferries from Buenavista, Guimaras arrive at Parola Wharf at the mouth of the Iloilo River in Iloilo City Proper. All ferries from Guimaras will soon relocate to the Guimaras Iloilo Ferry Terminal in Parola after its completion. (4) RORO ferries from Bacolod are stationed at Dumangas Port in Iloilo Province.

Read more: Iloilo Seaports Guide.

Iloilo Land Terminals – Commuter buses, shuttle van, and jeepney services operate at various land transport terminals in Iloilo City and its outskirts. (1) Tagbak Terminal in Jaro District serves routes from Manila, Northern Panay provinces, Northern Iloilo towns, and Central Iloilo towns. (2) Molo Terminal in Molo District serves routes from Antique. (3) Mohon Terminal in Arevalo District and the Iloilo Market Terminal in Iloilo City Proper serves routes from Southern Iloilo towns. (4) Ungka Terminal in Jaro, Jaro Big Market Terminal, Hibao-an Terminal in Mandurriao District, and Pavia People’s Terminal serves routes from Central Iloilo towns.

Read more: Iloilo Bus, Jeepney, Van Guide.

How to Get to Iloilo

 

From Western Visayas

How to get to Iloilo from other airports, seaports, and popular gateway destinations in Western Visayas region:

Bacolod, and Negros to Iloilo – The fastest way to travel from Bacolod to Iloilo City is by fastcraft ferry. Travel time on a fastcraft ferry from Bacolod to Iloilo takes around 1 hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Boracay, Caticlan, Kalibo, and Aklan to Iloilo – The most popular way to travel from Boracay, Caticlan, and Kalibo to Iloilo is by land on commuter buses, vans, or private vehicles. Travel time by land to Iloilo takes 4-5 hours from Caticlan, and 3 hours from Kalibo.

Guimaras to Iloilo – The most popular way to travel from Guimaras to Iloilo is by pumpboat ferry. Travel time from both Buenavista Wharf and Jordan Wharf to Iloilo City Proper takes around 15 minutes.

Roxas City and Capiz to Iloilo – The most popular way to travel from Roxas City and Capiz to Iloilo is by land on commuter buses, vans, or private vehicles. Travel time by land to Iloilo City takes 2-3 hours from Roxas City.

Antique to Iloilo – The most popular way to travel from Antique to Iloilo is by land on commuter buses, vans, or private vehicles. Travel time by land to Iloilo City takes 2 hours from San Jose, Antique.

From Luzon

Manila to Iloilo – The fastest and most convenient way to travel from Manila to Iloilo is by plane. Travel time on a direct flight from Manila to Iloilo takes around 1 hour.

Puerto Princesa and Palawan to Iloilo – The fastest and most convenient way to travel from Palawan to Iloilo is by plane. Travel time on a direct flight from Puerto Princesa to Iloilo takes around 1 hour.

From Visayas

How to get to Iloilo from other airports, seaports, and popular gateway destinations in the Visayas group of islands:

Cebu to Iloilo – The fastest and most convenient way to travel from Cebu to Iloilo is by plane. Travel time on a direct flight from Cebu to Iloilo takes around 30 minutes.

From Mindanao

Davao to Iloilo – The fastest and most convenient way to travel from Davao to Iloilo is by plane. Travel time on a direct flight from Davao to Iloilo takes around 1 hour.

Cagayan de Oro to Iloilo – The fastest and most convenient way to travel from Cagayan de Oro to Iloilo is by plane. Travel time on a direct flight from Cagayan de Oro to Iloilo takes around 1 hour.

General Santos to Iloilo – The fastest and most convenient way to travel from General Santos to Iloilo is by plane. Travel time on a direct flight from General Santos to Iloilo takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes.