LAS - PPS
$830 - $2,135
Flights from the United States to Palawan, Philippines range from about 27.5h-52h. The length of your flight will depend on your city of departure, as well as the number and length of stopovers you experience en route. If you’re departing from the west coast, such as out of Los Angeles, your flight time is likely to be on the shorter end of the range due to distance. The opposite can be said if you’re departing from the east coast, with flights out of the east coast more likely incurring an extra stopover due to distance.
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Palawan from an airport in the United States. To try to limit the amount of time you spend flying to Palawan, consider departing from your nearest international airport. Also, try to book a flight on an airline that regularly flies into Palawan, such as Philippine Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, and American Airlines. Flying with these airlines may help reduce the number of stopovers you make to just one or two. You can expect to make your stopovers in cities common to this route, such as San Francisco, Hong Kong, Manila, and Cebu.
When your destination is Palawan Island, you’ll fly into Puerto Princesa International Airport (PPS). From there, you can head to your accommodations, with the most popular destinations on Palawan including Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and San Vicente. To reach downtown Puerto Princesa from the airport, the best option is to take a taxi, which will only take a few minutes and cost $2-$4. To reach San Vicente from the airport, a wonderful option is to book a shuttle ride, which will only cost about $16 and take under two and half hours to reach your San Vicente destination. El Nido is the furthest from the airport, so a taxi here will cost about $80-$100 and will be more than a five-hour drive. You can also opt to book a minivan service that will take six hours and cost just $12.
Palawan is an archipelago in the western reaches of the Philippines. Its incredible natural beauty and rich culture make it a destination with plenty to see and do. Enjoy crave-worthy modern Filipino fare in restaurants throughout Puerto Princesa. Go island-hopping off El Nido, where limestone islands complete with azure waters and lush greenery await. No matter what part of Palawan you visit, keep an eye out for the beautiful and exotic birds that consider the island home. Ornithophiles from across the globe consider Palawan a superb location for spotting and photographing some of the globe’s rarest birds.
United States citizens traveling to Palawan, Philippines need a valid passport, although a visa is not required for visits under 30 days.