Bacolod the City of Smiles, a place much known for its famous and colorful Maskara Festival celebration, of Piyayas (a native delicacy made of flour with fillings) or Pinasugbo (crispy sugar coated sliced unripe bananas). Bacolod City is the capital of Negros Occidental and the Hub of Business and rich in Cultural Heritage and Tourist attractions. Take a visit at the world renown Silay’s Balay Negrense Museum and Ancestral Houses, drive to Talisay and enjoy a day’s stay at Campuestohan Highland Resort.
Bacolod is also the gateway to Negros Island Region. Tourist attractions are not limited to the city but it stretched to the towns and cities component of the island region to include parts of Negros Oriental and Dumaguete.
How to get to the city of Bacolod?
From Manila, you have the options to travel by commercial airline or by boat. Bacolod International Airport is located at Silay City, wherein upon arrival at the airport air-conditioned vans can be hired to take you to downtown Bacolod. There is also taxi waiting at the area.
Should you prefer to travel by sea, ships will dock at BREDCO port and you may ride on a taxi or tricycle to the downtown area.
Cebu Pacific Manila/Bacolod Flight Schedule
FLT #: ETD Manila: ETA Bacolod:
5J 473 04:20 AM 05:30 AM
5J 483 06:35 AM 07:55 AM
5J 485 09:35 AM 10:55AM
5J 487 12:05 PM 01:25 PM
5J 477 04:20 PM 05:40 PM
5J 479 05:30 PM 06:45 PM
5J 481 07:15 PM 08:30 PM
5J 471 09:25 PM 10:45 PM
Manila to Bacolod via Philippine Airlines
FLT #: ETD Manila: ETA Bacolod:
PR 2131 08:20 AM 09:35 AM
PR 2133 12:20 PM 01:30 PM
PR 2135 04:00 PM 05:15 PM
Manila to Bacolod via 2Go Travel Boat
With four trips in a week, Superferry takes you from Manila to Bacolod on the following schedule:
Days: ETD: Vessel Schedule:
Monday 10:00 AM St. Francis Xavier
Tuesday 09:00 AM St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Thursday 09:00 PM St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Friday 10:00 AM St. Francis Xavier
Cebu to Bacolod via commercial airline
Cebu Pacific Cebu to Bacolod schedule and Vice Versa flies for the route four times daily. You may check their website for flight schedule and fare tickets
Philippine Airlines Cebu to Bacolod and Bacolod to Cebu route – with two daily flights
Davao to Bacolod-Cebu Pacific schedule and vice versa- with two flights daily
Dumaguete to Bacolod
Dumaguete City is the capital of Negros Oriental has access to Bacolod via Ceres Bus Liner. With departures every hour, the trip from Dumaguete to Bacolod takes 5 to 6 hours.
Iloilo to Bacolod Via Fastcraft
OceanJet Iloilo to Cebu and Cebu to Iloilo
Scheduled daily trips starting at 06:00 AM, 07:30 AM, 09:00 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 02:15 Pm, 03:45 PM, and 05:15 PM
Ticket price – P230 one-way. Look out for possible Libre-Balik promo announcement.
Supercat of 2Go Travel sails for the route Iloilo to Bacolod on the following schedule, the trip starts at 7:30 AM, followed by 10:30 AM, 2:00 PM and last trip are 5:00 PM.
Bacolod to Iloilo Supercat schedule starts at 6:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 12:20 PM and last trip is 3:30 PM
Ticket prices differ on a particular voyage and accommodation, so you better check online and Book & Buy via their website supercat.com.ph or call Customer Service Hotline # (6332) 2337000 to avail of the discounts and latest promo offering.
Weesam Express Iloilo/Bacolod schedule and Bacolod/Iloilo trips
Daily schedules for the routes starts at 6:30 in the morning, then 8:10 AM, 9:50 AM, 11:30 Am,2:50 and 4:45 PM.
Ticket rate starts at P330 for Economy, P425 for First Class Accommodation.
Weesam Express offers promo fare at random, sometimes fare is offered at P565 for Economy Round-Trip voyage or P645 for first class accommodation (Roundtrip), thus you are advised to check or inquire a possible promo rate before you buy your ticket.
Bacolod had much sites and experience to offer – don’t forget to check on the best Beach Resort of the Island or a list of infinity pools and scenic landscapes. Bacolod is indeed a place to consider for a trip considering its accessibility to your point-of-origin. Check out your nearest access and go for the trip.
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