How to Get to Bacolod from Cebu: A Comprehensive Guide

Bacolod City, the vibrant capital of Negros Occidental, beckons travelers from Cebu with its rich culture and scenic landscapes. Whether you prefer a leisurely journey or a swift flight, here’s a complete guide on how to make your way from Cebu to Bacolod.

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Bus and Ferry Option

You can choose between a comfortable bus or a convenient van from Cebu’s South Bus Terminal to Toledo City Bus Terminal. 

You may take a bus that goes directly to Bacolod which costs ₱580, but of course, there are much cheaper options. The bus fare ranges from ₱70 to ₱90, while vans cost ₱110 to ₱120.

Buses run every 20-30 minutes with a travel time of around 2 hours; vans take approximately 1.5 hours with no actual schedule since if one van arrives, another one goes, so it may take a longer time to wait.

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Flight Option

Of course, the fastest way to get somewhere is for sure through air travel. You may opt for a 50-minute flight from Cebu to Bacolod via Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.

Cebu Pacific offers two daily flights, while Philippine Airlines operates 2 to 3 flights daily.

Combined Sea and Land Trip

For a unique experience, you can take a direct trip via buses and ferries, offering four route options: Escalante, Tabuelan, Canlaon City, and Don Salvador.

The cutting trip, involving a bus to Toledo, a pedicab to the sea port, a ferry ride, which were already discussed previously, and a final bus or V-hire to Bacolod, is a more economical choice.

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The following are the Fastcraft and LITE Ferry schedules for travel:

Fastcraft Schedule (45 minutes travel)

Departure (San Carlos)Departure (Toledo)
6:30 AM7:30 AM
9:30 AM9:30 AM
12:30 PM11:30 AM
2:30 PM3:30 PM

LITE Ferry Schedule (1.5 hours travel)

San Carlos – Toledo
5:00 AM (LITE FERRY 2)
7:30 AM (LITE FERRY 3)
10:00 AM (LITE FERRY 2)
1:00 PM (LITE FERRY 3)
3:30 PM (LITE FERRY 2)
Bacolod City, Philippines | Photo from Unsplash

Whether you prefer the scenic route by land and sea or the swiftness of the skies, various options cater to different preferences and schedules. Consider your priorities and embark on a journey that suits your travel style from Cebu to the charming Bacolod City!

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