Borongan can be reached from Manila or Tacloban City principally by means of land or sea transport. The Borongan Airport is already minimally serviceable, however, there are currently no commercial airplane flight services available to and from the city although earlier there was a short-lived twice-weekly direct airplane flights to and from Manila but was abruptly stopped due to paucity of passengers apparently discouraged by the extremely expensive fare rates.
The Port of Borongan is classified as a national port and can accommodate medium-draft sea vessels, linking the town with other towns of the province as well as major cities in the Philippines.
Bus transport is the dominant means of public land conveyance to Borongan from Manila (and vice-versa) passing overland through the Pan-Philippine Highway (Maharlika Highway) through southern Luzon, a short ferryboat hop across the San Bernardino Strait from Matnog, Sorsogon to Allen, Northern Samar, then southwards to Catbalogan, Western Samar, east across the main geographical spine of the island, then southwards again from Taft until finally into the town on the eastern coast of Samar. There are also mini-buses and air-conditioned shuttle vans from Tacloban City going to Borongan (and vice-versa). The main forms of public mass transport in and around the city are motorized tricycles, jeepneys and multicabs. There is no taxicab service available within the city.
Travellers to and from Borongan must still take the airplane flight from Manila to Tacloban City and vice-versa in order to reach and/or depart from the place and then take either a connecting mini-bus or air-conditioned shuttle van ride from Tacloban City to Borongan and vice-versa. There is still no direct airplane flight service between Manila and Borongan City up to the present.