2019 WEESAM EXPRESS Ferry Schedules Bacolod to Iloilo / Iloilo to Bacolod

Here you can find the Weesam Express 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 OceanJet and SuperCat so if you want to check those out, I’ll be adding their links below this article.

Weesam Express
Weesam Express

The total travel time for Weesam Express between Bacolod and Iloilo is 1 hour and 30 minutes. The total fare depends on the class you are in either Economy, Tourist, or First class. 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.

Weesam Express Ferry Schedules

The schedule for Bacolod to Iloilo is the same as the schedule for Iloilo to Bacolod. It’s because Weesam Express has two ships that are alternating back and forth. Weesam Express has trips every day.

Bacolod to Iloilo and vice versa

06:30 AM 08:00 AM
08:10 AM 09:40 AM
09:50 AM 11:20 AM
11:30 AM 01:00 PM
01:20 PM 02:40 PM
02:50 PM 04:20 PM
04:45 PM 06:15 PM

Weesam Express Fare Rates

The ferry fare rates for Weesam Express depends on the accommodation and type of passenger. Only the Economy class is not air-conditioned. They also offer the option to purchase a returning trip ticket beforehand which are sometimes cheaper than that of a one-way ticket. So if you know how long you’ll be staying in Bacolod or Iloilo before heading back, then this is a good option.

Purchasing a round-trip ticket also allows you to avoid queuing later on especially during peak hours.

ECONOMY CLASS One-way Round trip
Regular ₱250.00 ₱480.00
Student ₱200.00 ₱380.00
Senior ₱200.00 ₱380.00
Minor ₱125.00 ₱250.00
TOURIST CLASS One-way Round trip
Regular ₱300.00 ₱570.00
Student ₱240.00 ₱460.00
Senior ₱240.00 ₱460.00
Minor ₱150.00 ₱300.00
FIRST CLASS One-way Round trip
Regular ₱350.00 ₱670.00
Student ₱280.00 ₱530.00
Senior ₱280.00 ₱530.00
Minor ₱175.00 ₱350.00
Weesam Express Schedule and Fare Rates

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

Personal Vehicles

Unfortunately, Weesam Express 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

6W ELF ₱3,020
MINI BUS ₱3,460
FORWARD ₱3,890
8W ₱4,750
10W ₱5,180
BUS ₱5,000
12W ₱5,615
14W ₱6,050
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

Ferry alternatives

If Weesam Express’s not for you, then there are other fastcraft ferries available such as OceanJet 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

Elmer Balbin

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