Tacloban is a "Waray" speaking city. The dialect is officially called "Leyte-Samarnon". Majority speaks English and Tagalog.
Philippine Airlines, Air Philippines, and Cebu Pacific Air serve Tacloban with daily 1-hour flights from Manila and half-an-hour flight from Cebu.
Public utility jeepneys (PUJs) or Jeep ply the major thoroughfares of the city and to its suburbs.
Another available transportation is Motorcabs or Tricycle. Minimum fare is P5.00 (in 2007). Car rental companies have offices at strategic locations in the city.