2018 CERES Schedules CEBU to BACOLOD and BACOLOD to CEBU

I only travel from Bacolod to Cebu and Cebu to Bacolod by bus because, among other personal reasons, it is cheaper than spending around β‚±1500 for an airline ticket. I travel every month and to keep this as accurate and reliable as possible, this post will always be updated whenever I’m at the Bacolod or Cebu terminals. So feel free to bookmark this page for your future reference πŸ™‚ If you want to know the full details of the trip, check out my travel guides. If you are only here for the schedule, then continue reading below.

Bacolod-Cebu Ceres bus
Bacolod-Cebu Ceres bus (45-50 seats)

There are five different bus routes that travel between Bacolod and Cebu but the Don Salvador route is the quickest one. The other routes are via Escalante-Tabuelan, via Escalante-Toledo, via Canlaon, and via Mabinay. Their corresponding schedules and fares are also listed in this article.

The total fare for Cebu to Bacolod via Don Salvador is β‚±580.00 while Bacolod to Cebu is β‚±585.00. The Ceres buses are air-conditioned and there are trips every day. Some of the bus units also have functional restrooms. They sell tickets or give out seat numbers ahead of time so it’s best to get to the terminal about 2 hours before the time of departure to secure a seat.

Are you only looking for the Cebu-Bacolod ferry schedules?

CERES LINER BUS SCHEDULES

BACOLOD TO CEBU

BACOLOD SOUTH TERMINAL to CEBU NORTH TERMINAL
via Don Salvador
TRAVEL TIME: 7-8 hours
TOTAL FARE:
β‚±585.00 Regular
DEPARTURE EST. ARRIVAL
1:30 AM
6:45 AM
9:30 AM
12:00 NN
2:30 PM
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
9:00 AM
2:00 PM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
10:00 PM
5:00 AM
5:00 AM
BACOLOD SOUTH TERMINAL to CEBU NORTH TERMINAL
via Canlaon
TRAVEL TIME: 9-10 hours
TOTAL FARE:
~β‚±600.00 Regular
DEPARTURE
4:00 AM
BACOLOD NORTH TERMINAL to CEBU NORTH TERMINAL
via Escalante
TRAVEL TIME: 9-10 hours
TOTAL FARE:
β‚±550.00 Regular
DEPARTURE
5:00 AM*
7:00 AM*
8:00 AM
10:00 AM*
6:00 PM
9:00 PM
Trips with (*) are via Escalante-Toledo. The rest are via Escalante-Tabuelan
BACOLOD SOUTH TERMINAL to CEBU SOUTH TERMINAL
via Mabinay
TRAVEL TIME: 11 hours
TOTAL FARE:
Suggest fare
DEPARTURE
2:00 AM

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CEBU TO BACOLOD

CEBU NORTH TERMINAL to BACOLOD SOUTH TERMINAL
via Don Salvador
TRAVEL TIME: 7-8 hours
TOTAL FARE:
β‚±580.00 Regular
DEPARTURE EST. ARRIVAL
11:30 PM*
4:30 AM
7:00 AM
9:50 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:00 AM
11:30 AM
2:30 PM
5:30 PM
8:30 PM
10:30 PM
1:30 AM
Trips with (*) will be on FastCat so it may cost fromΒ β‚±5 to β‚±70 more.
CEBU NORTH TERMINAL to BACOLOD SOUTH TERMINAL
via Canlaon
TRAVEL TIME: 9-10 hours
TOTAL FARE:
~β‚±600.00 Regular
DEPARTURE
4:40 AM
CEBU NORTH TERMINAL to BACOLOD NORTH TERMINAL
via Escalante
TRAVEL TIME: 9-10 hours
TOTAL FARE:
β‚±550.00 Regular
DEPARTURE
5:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:00 AM*
11:15 AM
5:30 PM
8:30 PM
10:30 PM
Trips with (*) are via Escalante-Toledo. The rest are via Escalante-Tabuelan
CEBU SOUTH TERMINAL to BACOLOD SOUTH TERMINAL
via Mabinay
TRAVEL TIME: 11 hours
TOTAL FARE:
Suggest fare
DEPARTURE
1:45 AM
2:30 AM

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Map Routes

Bacolod-Cebu via Don Salvador
Travel time: 7-8 hours
Ideal route for: Terraza Cafe (Don Salvador), Mambukal Resort (Murcia)
Bacolod-Cebu via Don Salvador Route Map

Bacolod-Cebu via Escalante-Tabuelan
Travel time: 9-10 hours
Ideal route for: Lakawon Island (Cadiz City)
Bacolod-Cebu via Escalante-Tabuelan Route Map

Bacolod-Cebu via Escalante-Toledo
Travel time: 9-10 hours
Ideal route for: Lakawon Island (Cadiz City)
Bacolod-Cebu via Escalante-Toledo Route Map

Bacolod-Cebu via Canlaon
Travel time: 9-10 hours
Ideal route for: Mount Canlaon/Kanlaon (Canlaon City)
Bacolod-Cebu via Canlaon Route Map

Bacolod-Cebu via Mabinay
Travel time: 10-11 hours
Ideal route for: Magaso Falls (Kabankalan City)
Bacolod-Cebu via Mabinay Route Map

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: For TOTAL FARE, does that include the ferry ticket and terminal fee?
A: Yes. But double-check with the bus conductor if the terminal fee is really included. Because on some occasions, they make you buy it yourself when you get to the pier.

Q: Are these daily trips?
A: Yes these are daily trips.

Q: Can I book tickets ahead of time?
A: No you can’t. Unless you personally know the conductor πŸ˜›

Q: Are toddlers/infants free of charge?
A: Yes if they’ll just sit on your lap.

Q: Are there student and senior citizen discounts?
A: Yes, students and senior citizens get a 20% discount.

Q: Are pets allowed?
A: Pets are generally not allowed.

Q: Is your content reliable?
A: I try to keep it as reliable as possible by taking note of any changes everytime I travel, which is every month.

Q: Your article says Cebu North Terminal but some sites say Cebu South Terminal for via Don Salvador. I’m confused?
A: It’s Cebu North Terminal. Cebu South Terminal to Bacolod is via Mabinay, which is a longer trip. There is no such thing as Cebu South Terminal to Bacolod via Don Salvador.

Q: Will the bus leave earlier than the expected departure time?
A: Sometimes. This usually happens at the Cebu North Terminal when there’s a bus available and all of the seats are already taken.

Q: What time is the first/last trip? How long? How much is the fare?
A: Please take time to read the post ΰ² β€Ώΰ²  Travel time, schedule, and fare are all listed above. If something’s unclear, then feel free to comment below or contact me πŸ™‚

Travel Guides

Here are some travel guides that I’ve written for the different routes. I hope you find them useful and helpful for your journey. Make sure to choose the one where you’re coming from and the route which you want to take.

Raw Image Reference

The images below are pictures I personally took with my phone. If you wish to post it on your blog or website, please provide credit as per my copyright.

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Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the company. I am just a traveler taking up-to-date snapshots of schedules for the convenience of others. Check out my about page to know more about me. Also, if you have any information that can benefit the post, please let me know!

Elmer Balbin

Web developer from Bacolod, Google Local Guide, and casual DotA 2 player.

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Kim
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Kim

Hello, do you have any idea how much is the fare ng Bacolod-Toledo only?

mae
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mae

kabankalan or bago city

mae
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mae

hi elmer! any idea if naa ba trip from cebu to bacolod na muagi sa kabankalan?

Rad
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Rad

galing

Eddie
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Eddie

Thank you gud for this blog. It helps a lot.

luisa
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luisa

Thank you for your updates sir! πŸ˜ƒ

eliza
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eliza

thank u po!

Lalaine
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Lalaine

Hello! Anybody knows if how much does it cost to go to Silay airport from robinsons place bacolod? And how many hours would it take? Is it traffic or not? We Will be there on October 1,2018, Monday.. I hope someone would help me.

Missha
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Missha

Hello po, does pets are allowed inside the bus even though it has a permit to travel?

Jane
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Jane

Does the Bacolod to Sipalay route pass thru Kabangkalan? If so, are there hotels/resorts/ pension houses you could recommend in Kabangkalan? Im coming from Cebu and will join friends coming theu Bacolod from Manila to Sipalay. Sorry if medyo off topic, desperate lang for info. Excellent job on your blog. It helps a lot.

Mech
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Mech

Hello. Good afternoon. Ask ko lang. Were planning to go in bacolod. My question is magdadala kami ng sasakyan.(whats the rule po nun. ) Magkano po ang fare nun?? From cebu po kami. Salamat

Chady
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Chady

Good evening! We will be going to Lakawon for our first day. Which best route will you recommend for us? Thank you!

Ma. Victoria Rivera
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Ma. Victoria Rivera

Hello! Dili raba lisud mukuha ug ticket? My husband will be on a business trip this saturday sa Bacolod and we’re planning muagi cya cebu before balik Manila. Maybe Sunday cya travel. Dili raba lisud especially holiday ang Monday? Dili mi ka advance booking kay wala mi kaila didto, on the day na mismo. Thanks!

Tin
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Tin

Hello guys pareho rba ug time schedule bskan sunday?