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.
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.
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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
|DEPARTURE TIME||ARRIVAL TIME|
|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|
|TOURIST CLASS||One-way||Round trip|
|FIRST CLASS||One-way||Round trip|
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, 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
|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 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