SM North Bus Terminal to Hagnaya Port
260 pesos – Air-con bus · Ceres Liner
210 pesos – Non air-con bus · Ceres Liner
*Same fares for the return trip to Cebu City
These buses leave every hour day and night. Just jump on board. The assistant conductor will collect the fare once the bus is underway.
SM North Bus Terminal to SANTA FE, Bantayan Island
280 pesos – Air-con bus · Ceres Liner
SM North Bus Terminal to Bantayan Town, bantayan island
295 pesos – Air-con bus · Ceres Liner
SM North Bus Terminal to MADRIDEJOS, bantayan island
330 pesos – Air-con bus · Ceres Liner
The benefit to the direct bus to the island is that you don’t have to carry your bags onto the ferry by hand at Hagnaya Port 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 Port.
Notes: ALL bus ticket prices listed above do not include the cost of the ferry ticket (359 pesos regular fare) or the port terminal fee (25 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
Return bus Trip to Cebu City
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.