2019 BACOLOD to MANILA / MANILA to BACOLOD Ceres Schedules

I have yet to experience riding a Ceres bus from Bacolod to Manila and Manila to Bacolod. I just think it’s more convenient and faster to ride a plane, even though I much prefer land travel to air travel. But understandably, I get why some people would opt for the bus. It could be that the last-minute plane tickets are too expensive and they need to get to Bacolod or Manila as soon as possible. That’s why it’s really great that Ceres Bus Liner offers these types of trips.

Bacolod South Bus Terminal
Bacolod South Bus Terminal

As mentioned above, I haven’t experienced the trip personally but I’ve tried to gather as much information I could. This includes the bus schedules, the total bus fare, and the total travel time. I actually saw the bus once at the Bacolod South Bus Terminal and I’ve seen some of their promotional tarps in the past. If you are from Manila, the trip starts from the Ceres terminal in New York Cubao Avenue. If you are coming from Bacolod, the trip starts at the Bacolod South Bus Terminal.

The total fare from Bacolod to Manila is ₱2,400 but from Manila to Bacolod it’s ₱2,500. The bus departs at 5 AM from Cubao and 5 PM from Bacolod. The total travel time is around 24-26 hours as long as there are no delays when it comes to the ferries.

CERES BUS SCHEDULES

BACOLOD TO MANILA

BACOLOD SOUTH TERMINAL to CUBAO CERES TERMINAL
TRAVEL TIME 24-26 hours
TOTAL FARE ₱2,400.00 Regular
₱2,112.00 Senior/Student/PWD
DEPARTURE 5:00 PM
FREQUENCY Daily

MANILA TO BACOLOD

CUBAO CERES TERMINAL to BACOLOD SOUTH BUS TERMINAL
TRAVEL TIME 24-26 hours
TOTAL FARE ₱2,500.00 Regular
DEPARTURE 5:00 AM
FREQUENCY Daily

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Route

The bus from Cubao will travel all the way to Dumaguete City of Negros Oriental. Here are some of the municipalities it will pass through:

  • Cubao
  • Turbina
  • Batangas
  • Calapan, Mindoro
  • Caticlan, Iloilo
  • Bacolod
  • Hinigaran
  • Kabankalan
  • Mabinay
  • Dumaguete

Ticketing/Booking Outlets

Passengers can book their tickets at ticket outlets located at the respective terminals. At Bacolod, you can book your tickets at the South Bus Terminal or North Bus Terminal. At Manila, you can book the tickets at the Ceres Terminal in New York, Cubao Avenue Anapoliz Street.

Other Fare Rates

Anyone not planning to go all the way to Cubao, you can actually disembark at Batangas, Turbina, and Alabang. From Cubao, you can also choose to be dropped off at other municipalities aside from Bacolod as the bus will travel all the way to Dumaguete anyway.

  • Bacolod to Alabang – ₱2,400 (Regular) / ₱2,112 (Senior/Student/PWD)
  • Bacolod to Turbina – ₱2,350 (Regular) / ₱2,072 (Senior/Student/PWD)
  • Bacolod to Batangas – ₱2,300 (Regular) / ₱2,032 (Senior/Student/PWD)
  • Cubao to Iloilo – ₱1,900 (Regular)
  • Cubao to Hinigaran – ₱2,600 (Regular)
  • Cubao to Kabankalan – ₱2,700 (Regular)
  • Cubao to Dumaguete – ₱2,800 (Regular)

Contact Information

Below are the contact numbers they’ve provided on their Facebook page for anyone with questions regarding the bookings or general inquiries about the Bacolod-Manila trip. I would suggest to avoid calling in the middle of the night.

For Cubao

Cubao Ceres contact numbers
Image from Bacolod to Manila Ceres Transport Facebook page

For Bacolod

09472544974

References

Most of the gathered information in this article is from the Bacolod To Manila Ceres Transport Facebook page. Aside from posting pictures and schedules, they also occasionally run a live Q&A feed to answer any questions.

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Elmer Balbin

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Janee Catimbang
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Janee Catimbang

hello po..daily po ba talaga yung departure ng bus from cubao to bacolod?. Di po ba nagkakaubusan ng sea. Thank u po

Jenny
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Jenny

How many hours from Bacolod to Batangas?

Donna
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Donna

Great blog!Mahirap eto pag may batang kasama kc madami stops at lilipat pa from bus to ferry,ilang terminal ports ang dadaanan.pero masaya to for groups lalo na pg barkda ang ksama,for senioer at kids,sobrang nkakapagod

Donna
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Donna

Great blog!!i did this once,ang saya lng ng roadtrip,,pag may bata po mukhang nkakapagod po para sa knila,ksi matagal po ang byahe at madami stop kc minsan baba pa sa mga terminal ports den sakay ng ferry,etc..mainam to pg ikaw lng ngbyahe or ksama mo barkada,

elvie suelto
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elvie suelto

hello po gud aftie .. tanong lng po . kung may byahe po ba ang ceres bus cubao to kabankalan sa linggo(20) ano po oras alis

Victor olvina
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Victor olvina

Daily ba ang manila to bacolod?

JONVE
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JONVE

HELO..INQUIRE KO LANG PO PWEDE PO MAGDALA NG PANGSABONG MANOK..FROM BACOLOD TO CUBAO PO.MAY BAYAD PO BA? SALAMAT

Kristine
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Kristine

Sir may bayad po ba yung 4 years old? Manila t bacolod

Kristine
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Kristine

Sir may bayad po ba yung 4 years old ?/manila to Bacolod po

Maria Ruziendra Sorrera
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Maria Ruziendra Sorrera

tanong ko lang is it possible that i can bring my dog shitzu ? i was planning to take CERES cubao to bacolod… please do reply thanks

Rodemar tamba
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Rodemar tamba

Hello poh good day! Hmm.. ask LG poh sna no need na poh b Yung valid I’d?to represent.. only ticket LG pasok na? 😉

Menchie Timtiman
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Menchie Timtiman

May senior citizen discount & student discount¿

Ronel de leon
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Ronel de leon

Mron ba byahe cubao to kabankalan at magkanu po?tnx.

Ronel de leon
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Ronel de leon

Meron ba byahe cubao to kabankalan at magkanu po?tnx,

kristopher paulo yong
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kristopher paulo yong

wala pa po akong na tanggap na print ng tiket ko for today flight

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