AirAsia also offers direct services from Manila.
The Tagbilaran City Tourist Pier handles more than 4,000 travelers on a daily basis. Nine daily ship calls from Cebu City are processed efficiently, with other ships from Manila, Cagayan de Oro City, Dumaguete, Dipolog, Iligan City, Larena, Plaridel and Ozamiz City also welcomed on a regular basis. Another four port terminals cater specifically to Cebu City and northern Mindanao routes. Additional berthing space for fastcraft ferries is currently under construction.
Sunday ferries from Tagbilaran to Cebu are often fully booked, so book ahead or use the port in Tubigon if leaving on a Sunday.
Tagbilaran is about 2 hours away by direct bus from Tubigon, port city with ferries going to Cebu. Jagna is also approximately an hours bus away, and has a daily direct ferry to Balingoan on the island of Mindanao.
Buses and Jeepneys also regularly travel between Tagbilaran and the other towns on Bohol.
There are very limited taxis in downtown, most are found at Tagbilaran pier and airport. You can hire a taxi for a full day for under $35.
Tagbilaran has plenty of tricycles that can take you around. A trip from downtown to Dao bus terminal is about P30. Shorter rides within the city are P8 per person.
Jeepneys to Panglao Island can be taken from the Jeepney terminal or by the National Museum opposite St. Joseph Cathedral. Fare to Alona Beach is P25.
There are various small bus terminals scattered around town. Long distance busses are in Dao terminal, quite far from downtown. Small express busses can take you from downtown to Dao bus terminal for P8. From Dao there are busses to Loboc, Loboc Tarsier foundation, Carmen, Chocolate Hills, Tubigon and other places of interest in Bohol.
Car / Motorbike Rental
Most accommodations can assist guests with booking a car or a motorbike / scooter for a day or for multiple days. Some rental agencies will provide discounts on rentals of three to five days, or more. Most rental companies will bring the scooter, motorbike or car to the accommodations and will pick it back up too. There will be no need for you to go to the rental agency, unless you want to see all their stock in person. If you do go to the rental shop note that taking a Tricycle to a rental agency may add a cost. If you just ask a Tricycle driver to take you to a rental agency they will take you to one that will pay them for delivering you to their door. The commission price the rental agency pays the Tricycle driver will be added to your rental fee. As of July 2016 daily rentals range from 350 to 600 depending on the vehicle, the agency, if it is automatic or manual, the number of days you will take it for, and of course your bargaining skills. Always check that the vehicle is in good working order, check the tires, ensure the vehicle is registered to the rental company (if stopped by police you must be able to provide this paper work), ensure you have your own license on you, take photos of any damage that was present before you take out the vehicle (and let the owner see you taking these, so they know they can't take you for a rider later) and, finally, ensure there is enough gas in the tank before you hit the road.
There is not much for a tourist in the city, other than food rest and shopping, but once you leave the city there is much in Bohol to see and do.
There are a few nice malls, Island City mall is the larger of them and offers nice shopping and decent food.
There are several boats from Tagbilaran Pier daily to Cebu, 2 boats daily at 7:30am and 12:10pm to Dumaguete and 1 boat daily to Larena in Siquijor. Fare to Cebu with OceanJet is P500, P700 to Dumaguete and or Larena in Siquijor.
There are several flights daily to Manila.