Traveling from Cebu to Dumaguete is actually easier than you probably thought. The travel time is only about 6 hours and the fare is reasonable and cheap. There are basically 3 ways to travel from Cebu to Dumaguete depending on your budget and preference.
3 Ways to Travel from Cebu to Dumaguete
The easiest and most convenient way to go to Dumaguete from Cebu is by taking a direct flight from Cebu Mactan Airport. The travel time is less than an hour and the fare is quite affordable. This is your best option if you do not have much time. You can book a flight here.
The second option is by taking a combination of bus and ferry. From the Cebu South Bus Terminal, you can take a Ceres bus to Dumaguete City. The travel time is around 6 hours. It’s a comfortable journey and ideal if you are traveling on a budget. The bus trip from Cebu City to the port is around 4-5 hours and the ferry ride is only about 30 minutes. From the ferry terminal in Sibulan, it will take around 30 minutes to reach Dumaguete City.
There is no direct ferry from Cebu to Dumaguete. If you want to travel by ferry from Cebu City, you can buy a Cebu-Tagbilaran-Dumaguete ticket from OceanJet. Total travel time is around 5 hours. You can check the schedule and book here.