The fastest way to get to Dapitan city 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, 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 Airport with approximate travel time of 80 minutes (Manila) and 45 minutes (Cebu).
Shipping companies such as Medallion, FastCat, GP, Montenegro, and Cockaliong offers routes from Dumaguete city, Cebu city and Manila port to Dapitan city Port or Dipolog city port.
Rural Transit of Mindanao Inc. (Mindanao), Bachelor Express (Mindanao), and Evergood Transit (Dapitan City – Dipolog City) provides air-conditioned and regular buses within the province and inter-provincial routes going to Cagayan De Oro, Zamboanga city, Ozamiz city, and Davao city.
Evergood Transit – For a 45 minutes bus transportation from Dipolog city to Dapitan City and vice versa.
Tricycles – For transportation within the city proper
Dapitan City is also easily accessible by land trip for private vehicles if in the Mindanao area.