Here you can find the OceanJet ferry schedules & fares for Bacolod to Iloilo and Iloilo to Bacolod. My older brother Hilary recently traveled to Iloilo and it was kind enough of him to take pictures of the schedules and corresponding fares. He also took photos of the other fastcrafts such as SuperCat and Weesam Express so if you want to check those out, I’ll be adding their links below this article.
The total travel time for OceanJet between Bacolod and Iloilo is 1 hour and 30 minutes. The total regular fare is ₱300 for a one-way trip. The fastcraft ferry departs from the Simplicio Palanca Seaport Terminal in Bacolod; while in Iloilo, it departs from the Iloilo Fastcraft Terminal in Lapuz.
I prefer taking photos onsite rather than getting the schedules online because their website doesn’t always get updated right away. Also, make sure to bring extra money as fares could slightly change unexpectedly.
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OceanJet Ferry Schedules
The schedule for Bacolod to Iloilo is the same as the schedule for Iloilo to Bacolod. It’s because OceanJet has two ships that are alternating back and forth. There are trips every day.
Bacolod to Iloilo and vice versa
|DEPARTURE TIME||ARRIVAL TIME|
|06:05 AM||07:35 AM|
|07:35 AM||09:05 AM|
|09:05 AM||10:35 AM|
|10:35 AM||12:05 PM|
|12:30 PM||02:00 PM|
|02:15 PM||03:45 PM|
|03:45 PM||05:15 PM|
|05:15 PM||06:45 PM|
OceanJet Ferry Fares
The fare rates for OceanJet from Bacolod to Iloilo and vice versa varies depending on the passenger. The total fare for regulars is ₱300.00, senior citizens/PWDs ₱214.29, students ₱240, and ₱150 for minors. There’s a Tourist area and an Open-air area but the rates are the same for both.
You can also purchase a round-trip ticket for Tourist so that you don’t have to queue for a returning ticket when you go back to Bacolod or Iloilo.
See the full fare rates/prices below:
|TOURIST CLASS||ONE-WAY||ROUND TRIP|
|OPEN AIR||ONE-WAY||ROUND TRIP|
OceanJet Promo Fare
OceanJet offers discounted fares for the first 50 passengers in the open-air area. Instead of ₱300 for regulars, you’ll only be paying ₱250. However, the promo fare is not applicable for returning tickets so you can’t buy them ahead of time.
Port Terminal Fees
Before or upon entering the ferry terminals in Bacolod and Iloilo, you have to pay a port terminal fee. The terminal fee for Simplicio Palanca Seaport in Bacolod is ₱40, while the terminal fee in the Iloilo Ferry Terminal depends on whether you are a regular, student, minor, a senior citizen, or a PWD.
These are the terminal fees for each port:
- Bacolod Simplicio Palanca Seaport Terminal – ₱40.00
- Iloilo Fastcraft & Roro Terminal – ₱30.00 Regular, ₱24.00 Minor/Student, ₱21.44 Senior/PWD
Unfortunately, OceanJet is a passenger-only ferry. If you have your own vehicle and wish to travel between Bacolod and Iloilo, you should take another ferry/roro like FastCat. The travel time for FastCat is 2 hours.
FastCat Freight Rates
|BICYCLE WITH SIDECAR||₱430|
|4W ELF PASSENGER||₱2,590|
|FORWARD LONG CHASIS||₱4,320|
|20 FOOTER (22M)||₱13,500|
|40 FOOTER (38M)||₱16,415|
|HEAVY EQUIP (SMALL 10-15 TONS)||₱12,600|
|HEAVY EQUIP (15-20 TONS)||₱17,100|
|HEAVY EQUIP (20-30 TONS)||₱22,600|
If OceanJet’s not for you, then there are other fastcraft ferries available such as Weesam Express and SuperCat. Below are links to their corresponding articles.
Do you want to see all the ferries’ schedules in one article? Check out the Bacolod-Iloilo Ferry Schedules