Ceres Bus Fares- From Cebu City North Bus Terminal to Hagnaya Port
165 pesos – Air-con bus to Hagnaya Port
140 pesos – Non air-con bus to Hagnaya Port
*Same fares for the return trip to Cebu City
These buses leave every hour day and night. Just jump on board. No need to buy a ticket ahead of time. The assistant conductor will collect the fare once the bus is underway.
Ceres Direct Bus – Cebu City North Bus Terminal to Bantayan Town – RORO
215 pesos – Direct bus to Bantayan Island
Ceres runs several buses a day that drive onto the ferry (RORO – Roll-On Roll-Off) and come all the way here to Bantayan Island. The end stop is in Bantayan Municipality, but you can get off at the Santa Fe Port and take a bicycle taxi to your resort.
You will pay the 215 pesos fare on board the bus. According to the drivers there is no way to purchase an advance ticket.
The bus passes by downtown Santa Fe as well, so you can get off anywhere along the way if you’re staying in the town center area.
Just let the conductor know when you want to stop and they’ll accommodate you.
Updated schedule as of October 2017:
|Cebu North Bus Station to Bantayan Town – Departs:||Bantayan Town to Cebu North Bus Station – Departs:|
|11:45 pm||5:00 am|
|12:15 am||7:30 am|
|3:00 am||9:30 am|
|6:00 am||11:30 am|
|8:00 am||1:30 pm|
|10:00 am||3:30 pm|
|12:00 pm||5:00 pm|
The benefit to the direct bus is that you don’t have to drag your bags onto the ferry by hand or negotiate with porters if you have a lot of luggage. It’s a bit more convenient to take the direct bus if you’re traveling with children or a larger group of people.
For backpackers and people traveling light, just jump on the next bus heading to Hagnaya.
If you’re returning to Cebu and are trying to get to the airport, the drivers recommend you get off at Pacific Mall. You can take a taxi to the airport from there. Just let the assistant conductor know that you’re going to the airport and he’ll make sure you get off at the right stop. The direct bus travels to the South Bus Terminal first, and then it goes to the North Bus Terminal.
Notes: ALL bus ticket prices listed above do not include the cost of the ferry ticket (170 pesos regular fare) or the port terminal fee (10 pesos).
Also, the buses sometimes advertise that they have free wi-fi on board, but in our experience it usually never works.
Contact Number for Valacar Transport (Ceres Buses): 032 345 8650
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