Boracay – Getting there and around
Boracay is located around 315km south of Manila and 2km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Visayas region of the Philippines – the second-largest archipelago in the world, with more than 7000 tropical islands.
The most convenient way to reach Boracay is via Manila International Airport, with a connecting flight to Caticlan Airport, followed by a short boat ride to the island.
Daily flights link Manila to Caticlan town, gateway to Boracay Island. Alternatively, you can fly from Manila to Kalibo (a 90-minute bus ride from Caticlan jetty) or Roxas city (two to four hours drive from Caticlan).
A regular fleet of bancas (outrigger-style boats) service Boracay on the 15-minute trip from Caticlan jetty on neighbouring Panay Island to White Beach.
From Australia: The most convenient flights from Australia are on Philippine Airlines and Qantas, with connecting flights to Boracay from Manila or Cebu. Singapore Airways offers flights via Singapore and Cebu.
From New Zealand: Air New Zealand flies direct to Manila, with connecting flights to Boracay on Philippine Airlines.
From the UK: British Airways, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates and KLM offer indirect flights to Manila from London as well as connecting flights from other major centres in the UK.
From the USA: Philippine Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines offer direct flights to Manila from Honolulu. Singapore Airlines flies from San Francisco and New York, and Qantas has indirect flights to the Philippines from New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Flight time to Boracay, Philippines
From Manila (Terminal 3) to Caticlan Airport is 1 hour, direct
From Brisbane to Boracay is 14 hours 50 minutes, with connecting flight
From Sydney to Boracay is 13 hours 45 minutes, with connecting flight
From Melbourne to Boracay is 15 hours, with connecting flight
From Perth to Boracay is 14 hours 45 minutes, with connecting flight
From Auckland to Boracay is 16 hours 30 minutes, with connecting flight
From London to Boracay is 21 hours 50 minutes, with connecting flight
From New York to Boracay is 25 hours 56 minutes, with connecting flight
From Los Angeles to Boracay is 20 hours, with connecting flight
Flying in – Ninoy Aquino International Airport is situated 7km south of Manila CBD. Hotel courtesy buses meet flights if prearranged. Taxis and hire cars are also available. Godofredo P. Ramos Airport (Caticlan airport), the main airport in the province of Aklan, services Boracay Island.
A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 21 days; a visa can be issued on arrival for up to 59 days.
Jump in a tricycle taxi for a short ride along the main street. Motorbikes and mountain bikes are available for hire.