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    Your 1 Peso Fare to Bacolod!

    by matt10gonzalez Updated Mar 18, 2008

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    WATCH OUT FOR CEBU PACIFIC'S PROMOS!
    Sometimes they give out 1 peso fares! (If in this case, a round trip between Bacolod and Manila including taxes will be about 60 US only!)
    Of course, this will depend on your flexibility on the dates, your desired schedule your luck (if there's a promo) so you better keep searching!
    And if not, it might even be cheaper compared to Philippine Airlines or Air Philippines!
    However, if there's no promo available, it'll be about 100-120 US. (So you save money if you can take a discount flight or something)
    But of course, you should check all: Here are the sites:

    Philippine Airlines-www.philippineairlines.com/

    Air Philippines-www.airphils.com/

    Cebu Pacific also connects Bacolod and Cebu and it's important to note this because let's say, you're coming from Singapore or Hong Kong and you don't want to pass the hustle and bustle of Manila and just want to head straight to Cebu (and to the rest of the beautiful islands), if your luck is right, and your timing is right (If there's a promo available on your desired date) a Singapore-Cebu can just cost about the same as Singapore-Manila on Cebu Pacific and
    The CEBU-BACOLOD leg is usually cheaper than the BACOLOD-MANILA Leg.

    And of course, expect a fun and cozy flight on Cebu Pacific- just because it's listed as a budget carrier don't let that fool you! It's a very cozy airline with pretty and comfortable airline seats that can zip you to dreamland in minutes! And with the pretty, call center looking uniforms of the stewardess and their radiant smiles (As long as they're in a good mood!) and their fun games aboard, they sure make the flight more interesting! And yes, like what many people told me- it does get delayed, but what airline doesn't? And finally, don't forget to enjoy the Philippine archipelago- it's worth bringing a camera on board!

    You better enjoy the flight- you paid for it! Soaring over the Philippine air- Here's Mt. Mayon!
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    By air, sea and land to Bacolod

    by eversure Updated Mar 7, 2012

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    By air there are 4 flights daily to-from manila on Philippine airlines. 3 flights daily to-from manila on Air Philippines. 3 flights daily to-from manila on Cebu Pacific. Last flight in to Bacolod is 6ish in the evening. Last flight out is 6:30. On slow months, last flight is 5:40pm.

    From Cebu there are four flights flight daily via Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific. Two in the morning and two in late afternoon/night.

    By sea, from Iloilo there are 3 ferry companies; Weesam, OceanJet and SuperCat. Each company has more or less 4 trips to-fro. Its a one-hour trip. The pier is 5 minutes from city center. First trip departs Iloilo 6ish am.
    By sea (roll-on, roll off) from Iloilo there are 2 trips on Montenegro= travel time 2.5 hours. From Dumangas, Panay there are 2 trips on Jomalia= travel time 1.5 hours
    By land from Cebu there are 4 or 5 trips on Ceres transports. Trip takes 8 hours
    By land from dumaguete there are trips every hour on Ceres transports. Trip takes 5 hours

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    around bacolod

    by eversure Updated Mar 12, 2007

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    Taxis are everywhere. Flag down is 30 pesos. Normally 50 pesos within city center. Tips not required. You may flag down taxi anywhere.

    Jeepneys- 7 pesos per trip., tricycles 10 pesos per head- only available on side streets, no fixed routes.
    pedicabs - 5 pesos per head, only on side streets and no fixed routes.

    Walking around the city along main roads is safe. The main highway is well lit. (by Philippine standards and not by western standards)

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    MECA-J Car Rental

    by limledi Updated May 16, 2010

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    I highly recommend MECA-J Car Rental for its superb service. Aside from the cheap rental rates of their vehicles, the owner Mr. Jessie Jimenez is also very gracious. He doesn't hesitate to entertain any complaints. When we requested for a replacement vehicle, he provided one readily without hesitation. When I go back to Bacolod City, I will seek his service again. You can choose to have a driver or just self-drive. I prefer to self-drive coz the car is with you 24 hours. Better arrange for a pick-up & return in the airport for convenience. An Isuzu Crosswind rental price is P1500 per day.

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    Ferry from Iloilo to Bacolod

    by shohman Updated May 20, 2010

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    Oh, the ferry, let me tell you about the ferry. One thing I have noticed over the years is the stunning amount of ferry accidents in the Philippines. I now know why. We got on the first ferry, which had vehicles onboard. To say it was overcrowded is an understatement. We were the last vehicle on and there wasn't an inch to spare. As we made our way through the dangerous maze of vehicles (including a truck filled with pigs, who immediately shat all over the deck...yes, we had to walk through it) I though for sure we'd all be crushed between the trucks. Upstairs we crammed into a room with a lone TV playing a terrible, MTV type show.
    Two hours later, we climbed throught he poop again and we were on our way.

    There is another option, however. a high speed, passenger only boat that takes about an hour and costs about $1 more.

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    Van for Tours: NYALA

    by buenababe Written Jul 30, 2011

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    NYALA got vans and cars for rent. So if you go to Bacolod and want to go for an out of town trips, you can call up NYALA. Their van/car price varies, depending on the type of vehicle and if there's no driver or not.

    They also have shuttle vans going to and fro the Airport.

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    Car for Rent + Bacolod

    by jrom_ph Written Apr 20, 2007

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    Hello.

    I have my private vehicle where you can rent for a day in or around the city. I can offer you a day tour itinerary without worrying anything. I can assist you during your stay here in the province. I can arrange your airport/pier transfers to/from your hotels.

    I can also offer you a cheaper and fellow VTourister price.

    Hope to visit us here in the City of Smiles.

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    Cebu Pacific Air

    by limledi Updated May 16, 2010

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    Cebu Pacific Air has a direct Cebu-Bacolod flights landing in the New Bacolod Silay Airport. Better book early & avail of their cheap promos. A one-way all-in trip costs only around P500. It is just a short flight from Cebu City about less than an hour. More convenient than taking the 5 hours or more land trip from Cebu.

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    Out-town-trips!

    by buenababe Written Jul 7, 2011

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    Bacolod is the Capital of the province, Negros Occidental. People from neighboring towns and cities would usually flock in Bacolod for business transactions, shopping, eating, even for schooling. Going to and fro places outside Bacolod, there are buses which leave on scheduled trips.

    The largest bus liner in the province is Ceres. Fare depends on where you are going and how long the distance would be. There is the South terminal for places south of Negros and the North terminal as well.

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    Ferry to Iloilo

    by buenababe Written Jul 7, 2011

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    Bacolod is just a ferry away from Iloilo. Iloilo is in a neighboring island called Panay. So if you are in Bacolod, you might as well visit Iloilo City. It is a simple city, where most government offices for Western Visayas Region are located. Iloilo is also home to old churches, nice people and good food.

    Going there, there are plenty of fast ferries that operate everyday. They depart on scheduled time and are all located in BREDCO in the Reclamation Area of Bacolod. Such ferries are Weesam Express, Oceanjet and Supercat. Fare is usually P450-500, roundtrip and around P300 one way. They leave more or less after 2 hours. Travel time is usually 1hour 30minutes or depending on the sea condition.

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    Airplane

    by cyndymc Updated Oct 25, 2010

    We were lucky to have been able to get the promo fare of Cebu Pacific. Cebupac announced the discounted rates last June 2010, and hubby had to stay online to get slots for the promo fare. Double whammy! The travel period for the promo fare included the dates for the Masskara Festival! We got the earliest flight (4:55AM) so we can have an early start in Bacolod City. So if you intend to go to the Masskara Festival next year, be alert to book early. Watch for promo fares of Cebu Pacific.

    Early Check-In @ Cebu Pacific Counter, NAIA3 All My Bags Are Packed, Am Ready To Go... Our Plane
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    Airport Shuttle

    by cyndymc Updated Oct 25, 2010

    From the New Silay-Bacolod Airport, you can can take the air-conditioned vans going to Bacolod City. You will see them parked just after youi get out of the arrival area. We didn't use this shuttle service because we opted for a chartered taxi, but I gathered that fare is P150.

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    Chartered Taxi

    by cyndymc Updated Dec 20, 2011

    Upon recommendation of my cousin-in-law, we opted to charter a taxi going to Bacolod City. We used the services of Faith Taxi, which my cousin-in-law always uses when he has business trips. We could have taken the airport vans, but hubby wanted to make sure his bag for photography gear is not cramped with the bags of other travelers. The Faith Taxi unit we used was new, clean (and smelled clean,too), had really cool air condition, and a radio by which the driver and the office can communicate with each other in case of accident or car breakdown.

    Hubby and I were impressed the first time we used the services of Faith Taxi. The driver assigned to fetch us at the airport was very professional, clean-looking and a nice guy. When I asked if our taxi would be passing by the church or any old house along the way to Bacolod City, he said no, but he offered to bring us to the Silay Cathedral. He also drove us around the City to see some old houses. Faith taxi rate is P500 from the Airport to the hotel in Bacolod. Tip is optional; we gave P100 tip.

    From Bacolod City to the airport, we again got the services of Faith Taxi. Rate was the same, P500. We gave only P50 tip because we went straight to the airport, no favor asked for side trip elsewhere.

    Update: When we went to the 2011 Masskara Festival, we were fetched by my cousin from the airport. After the festival, we got the services of Faith Taxi again. I canvassed from other taxi/car rental and they were charging us much more than P500.

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    Metered Taxi

    by cyndymc Updated Oct 25, 2010

    Modern air-conditioned metered taxis can be hailed to go around the city. Flag down is P30. We didn't have a hard time getting a taxi from our hotel because many taxis park infront to wait for passengers. However, we had a difficult time hailing one when we came from the Masskara Festival. Some taxi drivers can be choosy; they son't want to use the meter sometimes, especially when they sense you are tourists...but you have to be choosy. too, Don't get old cabs, and make sure the aircon is working well.

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    Public Utility Jeepney (PUJ)

    by cyndymc Updated Oct 25, 2010

    Bacolod City's jeepneys looked longer than the ones you see in Manila. Minimum fare is P7 only. Before you set out to go around the city, ask the front desk or hotel security guard what route you should take. The route is painted on the sides of the jeepney.

    I gathered that there are four jeepney routes: Banago-Libertad, Mandalagan- Libertad, Bata-Libertad, and Shopping-Libertad routes. It is easy to learn which PUJ to take; they ply the direction of rectangular routes. PUJs are the most popular mode of transportation for travel around the city.

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