There are many transportation options to get to General Santos City. One of the most convenient ways to get there is to travel by plane. The General Santos International Airport serves all flights coming in and out of the city. It is the Philippines’ second largest airport and has daily flights to and from Cebu and Manila.
The most viable air routes is to fly into the city are via the daily flights coming from the nation’s capital, Manila, or through the Queen City of the South, Cebu. You can choose from various airlines such as Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and Air Philippines. You may choose a flight according to schedule or according to fare price as some airlines offer cheaper rates than others.
Another option to get to General Santos City is travel by boat. The city’s Makar Wharf is one of the busiest in the Philippines and is also considered by many as one of the best wharfs in the country. This wharf’s docking length measures up to 740 meters with a width of 19 meters. It connects the city via waterways to major destinations in the country and a few destinations in nearby countries. This seaport has boat trips scheduled to and from Iloilo City, Manila, and Cebu City. The routes in and out of the city are served by at least four ferry companies. Negros Navigation, Sulpicio Lines, and Super Ferry serve passengers to various domestic destinations. Indonesian Shipping Lines serve routes to and from Indonesia.
One of the interesting options to get to the city from various locations in the country is via bus. If you’re traveling all the way from the island of Luzon then you will have to travel to Manila, the Philippine capital. From Manila you can buy tickets from one of the bus companies that ply a southern route like Philtranco. Buses heading to the southern islands of the country will take the route through the Bicol Region all the way down to the southernmost parts of Luzon. From there the bus will be ferried to Samar and the trip continues until you get to Leyte in the Visayas Region. The long trip doesn’t end there as it seems since you have to travel all the way to Davao in Mindanao. The three local bus companies that transport passengers to and from General Santos City are Husky Lines, Holiday Bus Lines, and Yellow Bus Lines.