El Nido Airport Information

El Nido Airport, also known as Lio Airport, is a private domestic airport serving the El Nido region, in the Palawan province of the Philippines. The airport is privately owned by AirSWIFT, which operates flights to Manila, Cebu, Clark, and Caticlan. Flights between Manila and El Nido are offered four times per day and the flight time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. It is located within the administrative district or barangay of Villa Libertad, which is 2 miles from downtown El Nido.

The airport terminal reflects El Nido’s rustic island vibes. The terminal building is a small open-air building in the style of a hut. While there are very few amenities, travellers can expect a warm welcome by AirSWIFT. El Nido is famous for its breathtaking views, coral reefs, and pristine blue waters, and as the less touristy alternative to one of the most popular beach destinations, Boracay. El Nido Airport is located approximately 5 km from the main downtown area. To get to there from the airport, travellers can either hire a van via their hotel, or take a local tricycle taxi, which is a motorcycle with a side car. AirSWIFT staff will be on hand to call for the tricycle taxis, which cost P200 to P250 for two people, with the journey taking only about 10 minutes.

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 Getting to El Nido Airport?

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There are tricycle drivers waiting for you upon your arrival at El Nido Airport after you get off your flight. This is a inexpensive way to get to your hotel and will take you about 20 minutes. Another option is to ride on the bus with locals and you will be able to choose from two companies that ply this route, the recommended company is Cherry Bus, which offers more comfort than vans listed below, but the journey can take up to 8 hours, and the terminal of departure is located 4km from the airport, which will require a tricycle or jeepney ride after you land.

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At present, there are no trains services in the area.

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There are numerous private van operators that shuttle passengers from Puerto Princesca to El Nido and this trip usually takes 5 or 6 hours. Look out for the company called DaytripperPalawan as they offer a terminal to terminal pickup and dropoff service. They also offer the option of hotel pickup from 10am every morning and with a stop for lunch so you'll be able to indulge in some beef stew or a juice to quench your thirst.

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However, if you are bringing a lot of luggage, the above options are not recommended as your tricycle driver will not be able to go fast with your luggage and there will not be enough space on the bus or van to have your baggage stored with you. As such, you are suggested to arrange a private taxi pick up to bring you to your resort and to send you off on the day of your departure.

 Who flies to El Nido

 Location Details

Longitude:119° 24' 46'' E
Latitude:11° 12' 20'' N
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 Airport Location

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