Bacolod City isn’t one of the most popular destination in the Philippines especially for foreigners. But we realized that there are many things to do in Bacolod City. We will write how to get to Bacolod City by plane or by ferry step bu step if you are coming from Manila, Cebu, Iloilo, Guimaras Island or Dumaguete. Read here Bacolod itinerary!
Bacolod City is rich in history and culture. You can try the most tasty chicken inasal. Here in this another article for traveling Bacolod City. We will give you our insights of prices and schedule for transportation going to Bacolod.
How to get to Bacolod City
How to get to Bacolod City by Plane
Bacolod City is a 45-minute plane ride away from the capital city of the Philippines, Manila. There are many flight companies flying to Bacolod-Silay Airport. From airport to the city you will take a 20-minute van, Grab or taxi ride that will take you to the heart of Bacolod City. Most of the tourists come from Iloilo City and Manila. But there are also plenty of foreign visitors in the city throughout the year.
There are airlines like Philippines Airlines with flights from Manila, Davao and even from Clark (where we are based, in Angeles City) We bought a cheap airfare Clark-Bacolod City for 4000 PHP the three of us with Philippine Airlines one way ticket from Clark to Bacolod. And also Cebu Pacific Air offers flights from those coming from Manila and Davao.
How to get from Silay Airport to Bacolod City
To get to the airport you should know is located in Silay City outside the city 15 kilometers far from Bacolod City. Prices for riding a van will cost you 150 PHP per person and it will drive you to SM in Bacolod City.
There are also available Grab and taxis. Grab and taxis could be your best option if you are traveling with 2-3 people especially if you are bringing luggage. Grab prices are around 350-500 PHP. Taxis are available for around 450 PHP. Just choose the option which adapts better to your comfort and budget.
How to get to Bacolod City by Ferry from Iloilo
To get to Bacolod City from Iloilo, you can take a fastcraft ferry with regular schedules to and from both islands. The fees vary but the cheapest one you can get as a tourist is worth around 4.30 USD only. It depends on the company you choose prices can go until 6 USD and the travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
How to get to Bacolod City from Guimaras Island
To get to Guimaras Island from Bacolod City first you have to ride a jeepney to Libertad Market the ride is 8.50 PHP per person. From Libertad Market you have to go walking to SaveMore and ask for the jeepneys going to Pulupandan. Thetravel time is less than an hour it costs 30 PHP to the ferry port. There are two ferries going to Guimaras Island: the first ferry going to Sibunag in Guimaras leaves early morning before 8 am. The second ferry going to San Lorenzo leaves around 11 am, so take note of the schedule since there is only one boat leaving daily. The boat takes an hour and it costs 100 PHP for an adult and 50 PHP for a 6 years old if you are traveling with a kid and we were doing going from Bacolod to Guimaras Island.
The boat ride was really hard with water coming inside the boat since it’s so windy on the way to San Lorenzo in Guimaras Island. Maybe it’s better if you choose the route coming from Iloilo City based in our experience we can advise this. If not just expect a hard ride! The boat is limited to 55 people but there are also motorbikes, sacks and we think is overloaded based in what we saw apart of getting dizzy during the ride.
How to get to Bacolod City from Dumaguete
There are buses going to Bacolod City from Dumaguete. The fare is around 300-400 PHP depending if the bus has air aconditioning. The travel time is around 5-6 hours. The bus leaves from Dumaguete Terminal and it will get to Bacolod South Terminal. There are a few buses leaving almost 24 hours.
Read here how to get from Dumaguete to Bacolod
Read here how to get from Bacolod to Boracay!
Where to Stay in Bacolod City
Ideal if you are traveling as a couple with these prices: Room with a queen bed (good for 2 persons) starts at P1,100 / night
It’s rated as best value in Bacolod for the price and breakfast is included: Standard studio room per night starts from P1,050.
The pool area with infinity pool is so beautiful. Ideal for a getaway and prices are starting: Rooms per night costs from P2,000.
You can also try AirBnB in Bacolod City.
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