The fastest way to get to Dapitan from Manila or Cebu is by plane via Dipolog City which is just 14 kilometers away from Dapitan City. It is about 404 nautical miles southwest of Metropolitan Manila and 111 nautical miles from Cebu City. 156 nautical miles to Zamboanga City and 44 miles to Dumaguete City. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have daily flights bound for Dipolog with an approximate travel time of 80 minutes ( Manila ) and 45 minutes ( Cebu).
Serviced by 7 major shipping companies in the Philippines going to Zamboanga City, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo, Iligan, Cebu, and Manila plus commercial Fast Crafts which also ply Dapitan-Cebu via Dumaguete and Tagbilaran.
Rural Tours ( Mindanao), Bachelor Express, and Evergood Transit ( Dapitan City – Dipolog City)
Provides air-conditioned and regular buses within the province and inner-provincial routes going to Manila via Dumaguete, Iloilo, Kalibo, Caticlan, Calapan, and Batangas through the Western Nautical Highway
Evergood Transit – For 45 minutes bus transportation from Dapitan to Dipolog City and vice versa, with fare ranges of 35-40 pesos per person.
Tricycles –for transportation within the city proper, with a regular fare of 15 pesos per person anywhere around the city proper.