Getting Around Bacolod City

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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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    Joyride around Bacolod!

    by buenababe Written Jul 7, 2011

    When you are in Bacolod and you plan to go to places around the City, transportation is not a problem. Plenty of jeepneys that operate on specific routes usually pass by the downtown area where most shops are located.

    Some jeepneys operate 24 hours and there are others which are only until midnight. So it depends on where you are going.

    Standard fare within the City irregardless of the distance is P7.50 pesos, around $10cents.

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    Ever-reliable Tricycle!

    by buenababe Written Jul 7, 2011

    In areas which the jeepneys dont pass by, especially going to Subdivisions or Housing, there are always tricycles ( improvised motorcycle with a side-car) which can be relied on. A tricycle can accommodate 5 passengers but sometimes it can reach up to 10, which of course depends on the size of people it carries. Filipinos are usually small so it can fit.

    Fare is usually P7.00, but on special trips or you are the only passenger, the driver may charge up to P50.00.

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    Shocking Taxi Fare

    by brownkoala Updated Sep 30, 2008

    We had no idea that we had to pay 500 pesos for a 1 way trip to Bacolod-Silay City International Airport. We boarded a taxi from our bed and breakfast Inn near Lacson Street to the airport and thought that we would only pay the amount on the meter plus 10 pesos but when we arrived at the airport, the driver said that we have to pay 500 pesos because that's the fare for a booked taxi. What's irritating about this is that the driver didn't inform us at all, that we have to pay a fixed amount. We were all at awe and we couldn't do anything because we had no time to argue, we were on a tight schedule to catch our flight.

    We are so frustrated about this experience in Bacolod. This incident would definitely not happen here in Manila. Although some Taxi drivers would bargain for an amount before you get in, but what's good about that is both parties agreed on a certain price.

    What would happen if a passenger is short in cash? Or like in our case, we were pressed for time and had no choice but just to pay the fare.

    Dealing with local Taxi drivers is also difficult because not all of them speak good tagalog but make sure that before boarding a taxi in Bacolod and your destination is the airport, ASK first if he will be using the meter or will ask for a fixed price of 500 pesos, to make sure you will have enough cash on hand and avoid delays. Or better yet, ask help from your hotel to make arrangements for you.

    The fixed fare of 500 pesos is just too much for a 20 minute 1 way ride to the airport.

    The name of the taxi company that we used is FAITH Taxi.

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    Cruising Twin Cities

    by yellowbell Written Aug 30, 2007

    Bacolod, a major seaport and sugar capital of the Philippines, is an hour ferry ride away from Iloilo.

    There are daily and hourly ferries between the two cities. Just ask the cab driver to take you to the port and you can choose from several ferry companies.

    Aboard the ferry, you can order your usual chips, instant noodles in styro cups, and beverages in cans.

    Bacolod-Iloilo was my first ferry ride back in the early 90's and boy it felt like I was doing a short cruise. From then on, I never visit one city without the other because each one has a distinct local flavor and culture. Iloilo's university students can always enjoy Bacolod's lively night life. Bacolod's elite can always pray in Iloilo's century old churches.

    Fare is P220 or roughly USD 5 one-way (includes insurances, tax and port charges)
    Executive class would have you sitting in the deck of the ferry which affords magnificent views of the sea and the islands. Be prepared to pay 30% more of your usual fare.

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    Jeepney

    by tidzy Written Oct 31, 2007

    I classified this transportation as "other" because its somehow like a bus, only smaller and the seats are two long cushioned benches at the sides.

    Fare is usually P7.00 and can take you around Bacolod.

    Learning the different jeepney routes is definitely important because you can go anywhere you wish around the city. Lots of different sights and sounds to be heard and experienced when you're riding this mode of transportation.

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    way way to go

    by ahnntootz Updated Apr 11, 2008

    *we got different means of transportation getting around Bacolod.
    ~~ good looking and very comfortable jeepney..i mean really comfy, its too far better compare to the jeepney here in manila

    * taxi ofcourse

    * bus if you wanna go around the bush or outside the city ( well actually there more good views and venue outside the city..

    ~~ if ur fun of hiking, sight seing or swimming to some really good resorts, or if ur a nature lover better get out of the city and explore ( vhire transpo is more applicable for this)

    * vhire or van for hire

    ~~ this is just one of the common transpo being use not only in Bacolod City but in any major cities and country as well. normally being used by tourist or some bunch of friends or family who doesnt have there own car but want to explore so they prefer hiring a van

    ..... if you happened to rent or hire a van i know someone who can help you.. just send me your email and ill be moer than happy to assist you
    **

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    van for hire

    by ahnntootz Updated Apr 11, 2008

    ohh too bad i just read this post.
    i know where u can hire a van or any type type of car.
    but hey incase ul be back in town of any of ur friends or family pls keep in touch. im just one email away. ill help you find a transpo..

    take care

    ** this is a reply from one of those asking question

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    From Dumaguete to Bacolod by land

    by thomyorke Updated Apr 4, 2004

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    Just go to the bus terminal and take the aircon bus to Bacolod via Mabinay which took around 5 hours. I think the reliable aircon bus is only til 2pm.

    Bus to Bacolod from Dumaguete

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