There are different ways to get from Bacolod to Cebu and Cebu to Bacolod. One is via airplane, another one is via land trip thru ferry / bus.
If you plan to take the land trip option, the roro buses of Ceres Liner can take you there. These are the bus route options:
via Escalante – Tabuelan route
via Escalante – San Carlos – Toledo route
via Don Salvador Benedicto – Toledo route
For those who will choose the airplane option:
Cebu Pacific offers two flights direct from Mactan airport to Silay airport in Bacolod at 4:05 AM and then again at 5:20 PM. On the other hand, the Cebu to Bacolod direct flight of Cebu Pacific is scheduled every 5:20 AM and 6:40 PM.
Philippine Airlines direct flight Cebu to Bacolod schedule is every 6 AM and 5 PM. While the Bacolod to Cebu flight schedule of PAL is every 7:05 AM and 6:15 PM.
Watch out for piso fare promos if you want to book cheap airfare via Cebu Pacific or PAL.
Check schedules of Ceres buses Cebu to Dumaguete and vice versa
SCHEDULES of CERES BUS CEBU TO BACOLOD
Passengers who wants to commute via the Don Salvador Benedicto route may proceed to Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) and take the bus that is bound for Bacolod via TOLEDO / Don Salvador. Travel time is estimated to be at 8 hours.
Cebu to Bacolod via Toledo – Don Salvador
The schedule of Ceres buses for this route starts at 2 AM, the first trip. Last trip is at 11:30 PM.
2018 fare on Ceres bus Cebu to Bacolod via Toledo / Don Salvador is P580 per person. The ferry ticket is already included in the bus fare.
Cebu to Bacolod via Tabuelan – Escalante
Another commuting option to go to Bacolod from Cebu is via the TABUELAN – ESCALANTE route. If you want to travel by Ceres bus on this route, you must proceed to the Cebu North Bus Terminal (CNBT).
The first trip for Cebu to Bacolod via Tabuelan and Escalante route is at 3:20 AM. Last trip is at 10:30 PM. These are the daily schedules of Ceres for this route:
*However, please be aware that the Ceres bus trips scheduled for 3:20 AM and 9:00 AM will take the Toledo – San Carlos – Escalante – Bacolod route, with estimated travel time of about 10 hours.
The 5 AM, 8 AM, 11:15 AM, 5:30 PM, 8:30 PM, and 10:30 PM will follow the route Cebu North Bus > Tabuelan > Escalante > Bacolod.
CERES BACOLOD TO CEBU DAILY BUS SCHEDULES
Ceres Bus Schedules Bacolod to Cebu via Don Salvador Benedicto – Toledo
You can also commute land trip from Bacolod to Cebu via Don Salvador Benedicto / Toledo. Arrival terminal is Cebu South Bus Terminal. First trip is at 1:30 AM, last trip at 9:30 PM. Estimated travel time is 7 hours.
The Ceres bus will pass by these towns:
Bacolod City > Murcia > Don Salvador Benedicto > San Carlos
*The Ceres bus will then be loaded to a RORO ferry / vessel in San Carlos Port, then will arrive in Toledo Port.
Toledo Port > Naga > Minglanilla > Talisay City > Cebu South Bus Terminal
The complete schedules of Ceres Bacolod to Cebu via Don Salvador are as follows:
Note: The Ceres bus scheduled for 8 PM and 9:30 PM will be boarding the same RoRo ferry in crossing the Tañon Strait. Which means, the arrival of these two buses in Cebu South Bus terminal will be about the same time.
Ceres Bus Schedules Bacolod to TOLEDO, CEBU via Escalante – San Carlos – Toledo
Ceres Bus Liner has another route from Bacolod to Cebu, this time the bus will be passing by Escalante and San Carlos City in Negros Occidental. The bus will ply through the following towns:
Bacolod City bus terminal Ceres > Talisay City > Silay City > Victorias > Manapla > Cadiz > Sagay > Escalante > Toboso > Calatrava > San Carlos
*The Ceres bus will be loaded to a RoRo vessel in San Carlos port. Arrival port in Cebu side is TOLEDO port.
Toledo port > Naga > Minglanilla > Talisay City > Cebu South Bus Terminal
The trip schedules for this route are as follows:
Ceres Trip Schedules Bacolod to Cebu via ESCALANTE – TABUELAN Route
This Escalante route is another option that Cebu bound passengers can take from Ceres Bacolod Northbound bus terminal to get to Cebu.
Ceres bus line offers trips from Bacolod to Cebu via Escalante – Tabuelan. Travel time is about 9 to 10 hours. The bus route is:
Bacolod City Ceres bus terminal > Talisay City > Silay City > Victorias > Manapla > Cadiz > Sagay > Escalante
*The Ceres bus will then be loaded into an RORO ferry / barge, this will arrive in Tabuelan Port in Cebu side.
Tabuelan port > Lugo > Sugod > Catmon > Danao City > Compostela > Liloan > Consolacion > Mandaue > Cebu North Bus Terminal
Ceres schedule Bacolod to Cebu via Escalante / Tabuelan are as follows:
Fare on Ceres bus Bacolod to Cebu via Escalante / Tabuelan is at P600, which already includes the barge ticket fee.
If you want to save money, we recommend that instead of flying, choose any of the land trip options offered by the Ceres Bus Line.
We hope that this post on updated schedules of Ceres for their Bacolod to Cebu and Cebu to Bacolod routes has help in your travel planning.
Buy bus tickets early especially during peak seasons!
In case you are planning to bring your car or motorcycle from Cebu to Bacolod or Bacolod to Cebu, check this post for more info on RORO Ferry Schedules Toledo to San Carlos City and vice versa
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