Ceres Bus Liner rates and schedule: Bacolod-Cebu and Cebu-Bacolod updated September 2011

Finally, here’s an update on the Ceres Liner bus rates and schedule for the Cebu-Bacolod and Bacolod-Cebu routes. I know this is long overdue and a lot of you folks have been waiting for an update. This is the latest schedule as posted at the Cebu North Terminal for both Cebu and Bacolod departures as of September 13, 2011. Before anything else though, here are some important reminders:

1. This travel blog is not affiliated with the Ceres Liner (Vallacar Transit Inc.) bus company. If you have any related questions or you need additional information, I strongly suggest that you contact the company directly at the following numbers:
Bacolod City: (034) 433-4993 / 434-2386 / 434-2387
Cebu City: (032) 345-8650

2. Weather and other travel conditions may affect the bus schedule posted here and subject to change anytime by the Ceres Liner management, thus if you are concerned about the exact departure time, it is best to confirm with their office and contact them at the numbers provided.

3. Route details (maps, destination ports and municipalities passed by) are posted here: Bacolod-Cebu and Cebu-Bacolod Ceres Liner bus routes. I recommend you study the route details, these are practical information if you’re going on a Ceres bus trip for the first time or if you want to be acquainted with the cities and municipalities along the way. No need to be disoriented and overwhelmed just like a newbie tourist in an unfamiliar place, being in one of those all inclusive holidays to Egypt, Nepal or some exotic African destination. Analyzing the Negros and Cebu map details and routes will make one confident about taking bus trips between these two islands.

Ceres aircon bus bound for Bacolod via Toledo at the Cebu North Terminal

Ceres aircon bus bound for Bacolod via Toledo at the Cebu North Terminal

Ceres bus being loaded into the ferry/barge

Ceres bus being loaded into the ferry/barge

Bacolod to Cebu bus departure schedule

1:15 AM Deluxe (Non-Aircon) via San Carlos – Toledo – Cebu City
6:15 AM Aircon via Escalante – Tabuelan – Cebu City
7:15 AM Aircon via Don Salvador – San Carlos – Toledo – Cebu City
7:40 AM Deluxe (Non-Aircon) via Escalante – Tabuelan – Cebu City
8:15 AM Aircon via Escalante – Tabuelan – Cebu City
11:00 AM Deluxe (Non-Aircon) via San Carlos – Toledo – Cebu City
12:15 PM Aircon via Don Salvador – San Carlos – Toledo – Cebu City
11:00 PM Aircon via Escalante – Tabuelan – Cebu City

Cebu to Bacolod bus departure schedule

4:30 AM Aircon via Toledo – San Carlos – Don Salvador – Bacolod
5:00 AM Deluxe (Non-Aircon) via Tabuelan – Escalante – Bacolod
5:15 AM Deluxe (Non-Aircon) via Toledo – Escalante – Bacolod
5:30 AM Deluxe (Non-Aircon) via Toledo – Canla-on – Bacolod
9:30 AM Aircon via Toledo – Escalante – Bacolod
10:15 AM Deluxe (Non-Aircon) via Toledo – Escalante – Bacolod
3:00 PM Aircon via Toledo – San Carlos – Don Salvador – Bacolod
7:30 PM Aircon via Tabuelan – Escalante – Bacolod

Bus rates

Php420 for Aircon buses
Php380 for Deluxe (Non-Aircon) buses
Php390 for Aircon buses via Don Salvador
Note: Above bus rates are regular fare. For senior citizen discounts, Ceres Liner offers 20% off the regular fare.

Ceres aircon bus bound for Bacolod via Toledo at the Cebu North Terminal

Important reminder!

You also need to pay for the barge or inter-island vessel where the buses are loaded for sea travel between Negros and Cebu islands. The tickets cost from Php190 to Php210, depending on your chosen seat area and 20% discount is given to senior citizens. There’s also a terminal fee (about Php15) at the port of departure.

Contact numbers for Ceres Liner bus terminals

Bacolod City: (034) 433-4993 / 434-2386 / 434-2387
Cebu City: (032) 345-8650

Future updates on bus schedule and rates will be posted on this tag: Ceres bus updates (http://www.happysteps.net/tag/ceres-bus-updates/)

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