How to go to Bacolod City Travel Guide

Do you want to explore and reminisce the Spanish Era?

Then, Bacolod is the right place to visit. The city is rich in architectural and cultural heritage and has many astounding landmarks that were constructed during the Spanish time.

Bacolod is the largest and the capital City of Negros Occidental, known as ‘The City of Smiles” because of its MassKara (several faces) Festival.

MassKara Festival is a Mardi Gras-like celebration featuring masks with smiling faces.


Picture from Bacolod City Government.

And Bacolod is the only city in the Philippines that wins the grand slam award for being the cleanest and greenest City in the country.


            The Ruins, ” the Taj Mahal of Negros”

How to go to Bacolod City

You can reach Bacolod City by plane, boat and thru a bus.

By Plane. It only takes 1 hr. and 15 minutes from Manila and 45 minutes from Cebu to Bacolod. The two airline companies that provide daily flights are Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific.

Cebu Pacific Airline Schedules

Manila to Bacolod City
  • Daily flight Schedule at 4:20AM/6:35AM/3:30PM/4:20PM/5:30 PM and 9:25 PM.
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday at 9:35 AM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday and Sunday at 12:10 PM
Bacolod City to Manila
  • 6:00AM/8:15AM/7:15PM/11:25 PM/5:10 PM and 6:10 PM for the daily flight schedule
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/ Friday and Saturday at 11:25 AM
  • Every Sunday at 12:10 PM
  • Every Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/ Saturday and Sunday at 2:20 PM
Cebu to Bacolod City 
  • 4:00 PM Daily
  • 5:50 AM every Monday/Wednesday and Friday
  • 8:20 AM every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday
  • 10:45 AM every Thursday/Friday and Sunday
Bacolod City to Cebu 
  • 7:00 AM every Monday/Wednesday and Friday
  • 9:30 AM every Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday and Sunday
  • 11:55 AM every Thursday/ Friday and Sunday
  • Daily flight schedule at 5:10 PM

Philippine Airlines Flight Schedules

Manila to Bacolod City


Bacolod City to Manila


Cebu to Bacolod City

  • 6:00 AM Daily
  • 3:10 PM every Monday/Wednesday/ Friday and Saturday

Bacolod City to Cebu 

  • 7:05 AM every Monday/Wednesday/ Friday and Saturday
  • 4:35 PM daily flight schedule
By Boat– an estimated 18-hour cruise from Manila aboard on the world class vessels of 2Go Travel/Superferry  Company. From Iloilo its one-hour voyage via fast craft.

2Go Travel Boat Schedule Manila to Bacolod City


Bacolod City to Manila 2Go Travel Ship Schedule


 Ferries Schedule and Ticket Rate to/from Bacolod 

SuperCat (2Go Travel) Boat Schedule Bacolod to Iloilo and vice versa

From Bacolod to Iloilo the boat will leave at 6:00 AM/ 9:00 AM/12:20 PM and 3:30 PM. For the Iloilo to Bacolod route ship sails at 7:30 AM/10:30 AM/2:00 PM and the last trip at 5:00 PM

OceantJet Boat Schedule and Ticket Rate Iloilo to/ from Bacolod


OceanJet_Bacolod_to_Iloilo_Trip_ScheduleWeesam Express Ferry Schedule and Ticket Rate Iloilo to/ from Bacolod
Weesam_Express_Boat_Schedule_and_Ticket_Rate_Iloilo_to_from_BacolodBy Bus (land and sea travel) – It takes a 7-hour land and sea travel via Ceres bus from Cebu City North Bus Terminal to Bacolod City.

Ceres Bus Direct Schedule and Ticket Rate from Cebu to Bacolod City

Ceres Bus Departure Schedule from Cebu  via Toledo
  • 3:30 AM
  • 9:30 AM
Ceres Bus from Cebu via Tabuelan Departure Schedule
  • 5:00AM
  • 8:00AM
  • 11:30AM
  • 5:30PM
  • 10:00PM

Ceres Bus Direct Schedule and Ticket Rate from Bacolod City to Cebu

Ceres Bus Departure Schedule from BACOLOD  via Toledo 
  • 4:30 AM
  • 7:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:00 PM
Ceres Bus Schedule from BACOLOD  via Tabuelan 
  • 8:00 AM
  • 6:00 PM
  • 9:30 PM

Regular Ticket Rate: Aircon Php420.00 

Student/Senior Citizen: Aircon Php340.00

Getting Around. The mode of transportation in the city are tricycles, jeepneys, taxi and private car (rent a car).

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