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Cebu is accessible either by plane or by boat. Both of these are excellent options for arrival in the area, although more tourists arrive by plane than by boat.
By plane: The airport serving Cebu is the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (http://www.mciaa.gov.ph/MCIA/index.htm). This airport is served by major international airlines such as Singapore Airlines' subsidiary, Silk Air, and Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific, as well as the leading Filipino carrier, Cebu Pacific and others. There are no direct international flights from North America so North American travelers will need to transfer in one of the major world cities which flies to the area. This is standard travel fare and should not concern travelers.Upon arrival: The airport is located on Mactan Island so travellers will need to make arrangements to get from the airport over one of two bridges that link Mactan Island with Cebu City to their hotel destination. White metered taxis and more expensive yellow and red painted airport taxis are available by walking across the roadway outside the terminal and up the stairs. Many travellers opt to rent cars upon arrival from one of the major car rental companies with offices at the airport. A complete car rental company list is online at (http://www.mciaa.gov.ph/MCIA/rent%20a....
By boat: Travelers can reach Cebu by boat from nearby locations. Boats travel to Cebu regularly from Tagbilaran City (serving Alona Beach, Panglao Island plus Bohol), Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, Iligan, Manila and Ozamis. Boats come in through the Port of Cebu which is on the east coast, approximately halfway between north and south, in the straight which separates Cebu from Mactan.