The City is accessible by air with the rest of the country by the Dipolog City Airport which is situated only 12 kilometers away from the City’s urban core. At present, a daily commercial flight link Dipolog City to Metro Manila except Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The City proper is just 20 to 30 minutes drive from the airport by car on generally good, asphalt concrete roads.
Dapitan City hosted the Province of Zamboanga del Norte’s sole commercial seaport, the Dapitan Port, having 6.937 hectare area found in the coastal zone of Barangay San Vicente approximately nine (9) kilometers away from the poblacion. This port served not only passengers and traders from Dapitan but also those from Dipolog as well as from other municipalities of Zamboanga del Norte and the neighboring Provinces of Zamboanga del Sur and Misamis Occidental.
Another port situated in Barangay Taguilon is used only by interisland vessels seeking refuge during inclement weather and may serve as an alternate docking for leisure cruising.
Noticeably, passengers embarking/disembarking at Pulauan Port have been increasing over the years. Data showed that incoming cargoes generally consisted of cement, fertilizer, sugar, bottled cargoes, wheat flour and rice while outgoing cargoes included charcoal, copra, fruits and vegetables, corn and live animals.
Bridges, Barangay Roads and Existing City Roads
Bridges are the effective linkages of vehicles and people in areas where rivers and creeks provide hindrance to mobility and access. At present, the total length of the City’s bridges is 1,916.43 lineal meters. These are classified into national (843 lineal meters), city (150.00 lineal meters) and barangay (923.00 lineal meters). The Polo Jumbo Bridge served as the gateway to Dipolog, the provincial capital, while the Bagting Steel Bridge connected the urban core with the mainland of the north where the Rizal Shrine and the famous Dakak Park and Beach Resort are situated.