How to Survive the Van Transfer from Puerto Princesa to El Nido How to get to El Nido from Puerto Princesa? Get a van! It's a 5 to hour ride, so here are some tips to help you survive the van transfer to El Nido.

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How To Survive The Van Transfer From Puerto Princesa To El Nido

Getting to El Nido is a bit tricky. You can get direct flights through AirSwift, but the airfare and inconsistent schedule may turn you off. The most reliable way is to get to El Nido from Puerto Princesa Airport with a van transfer service, which is a 5 to 6-hour drive. Here are some travel tips to help you manage that:


Once you’re at the airport, you can ask around to take you to the van terminal for El Nido. However, you’re on vacation. This commute shouldn’t be a commute at all. Just book a roundtrip van transfer (or a package that includes it!) with Destination Philippines and a van will be waiting for you in the airport parking lot. It’s that easy! 


Once you’re at the airport, the bathrooms will be outside of the airport, to your left. The lines will be long once everyone figures this out so be quick! Once you’ve touched down, make a beeline for the restrooms. Once you’re done, your bags should be starting to make their way down the luggage belt. 


If you’re prone to motion sickness, pack your medication with you and some sick bags. If you don’t have medication on hand, tell the driver to make a pit stop at any drugstore in Puerto Princesa, as soon as you step foot in the van. Remember: between Puerto Princesa and El Nido, there are only small rural towns and untouched nature. It’s best to make the most of the big city convenience while you’re in it. 


You’ll be peckish after your flight so make some pit stops at open fast food chains while you’re in PPS. This is also the perfect time to get some Baker’s Hill hopia for the road. Again, tell your driver as soon as possible so they can have the routes ready and it will be smooth driving. 


During the 5 to 6-hour drive, you will only have 1 break. Your driver will use this for a quick restroom break or snack break. We advise that you follow suit. If you’re not feeling like using the restroom or getting a snack, go outside of the van and stretch your legs. You’re still a good two hours away from El Nido. Just do it and thank us later. 


We assure you – you will miss the rural Palawan views. If you want to see the views of farmland and forests on your trip to El Nido, sit on the right-hand side of the van. After your break, we recommend sitting on the left-hand side of the van – this way, you’ll get a nice sneak peek of the El Nido waters once you’re nearing the town. 

That’s it! Now that you’re ready, we’ll see you in El Nido! [] travel-bulletin news article Travel Bulletin {"id_events_item":"57","date_cal":"18-9-2016"} {"id_events_item":"56","date_cal":"1-7-2016"}