Dumaguete City can be reached via air and sea transportation from Metro Manila and Cebu. Hotel accommodation in the city is never a problem. There are several hotels to choose from with all basic amenities such as air condition, hot and cold bath, cable TV and telephone connections.
There are two daily flights direct to and from Metro Manila to Dumaguete, one in the morning for Cebu Pacific Air and one in the afternoon for Philippines Airlines. Travel time is only an hour and 10 minutes.
From Cebu is an early morning flight to Dumaguete and vice versa on Monday, Wednesday and Friday available.
If one chooses to travel by sea, there are also ships that can be boarded from Metro Manila to Dumaguete with a travel time of 36 hours. From Cebu City, one can take a fast ferry craft that reaches Dumaguete in 4 hours.
By Land From Cebu to Dumaguete City
For those who would like to travel by road to do some sightseeing and to have a little adventure, there is a bus liner that leaves every hour from its Cebu terminal to the town of Bato where it boards a barge that will cross Tañon Strait. The barge then docks at Tampi, a port in Negros, the bus liner disembarks and takes you all the way to Dumaguete City in less than an hour. Total travel time is approximately 5-6 hours at regular speed.
Transportation in Dumaguete City
The public mode of transportation in the city is a tricycle, otherwise known as the pedicab. It is a 4-seater cab powered by a 2-wheel motorcycle. However there are also vans or other vehicles for hire.
For touring the city, there are motorbikes that you can rent for the day with very minimal fees. Motorbikes are also the most popular modes of transport and can be seen almost everywhere in the city.