I used to travel always from Bacolod to Dumaguete via Mabinay by Ceres bus for work back in 2013, just after I graduated from college. I’ve long resigned but I still go there to meet up with old friends or for connecting trips to Bohol. I wasn’t writing then and it’s only recently that I’ve made it a habit to take pictures of schedules whenever I travel. There are trips every day and the buses will travel via Kabankalan City and the town of Mabinay.
There are two types of buses and you can either ride the aircon or non-airconditioned ones depending on the time of departure. However, even if the Ceres schedule says otherwise, don’t be surprised if the aircon bus is unavailable for some reason as that can happen sometimes.
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The total travel time from Bacolod City to Dumaguete City by Ceres bus is 6 hours, including stops. The buses will depart from the Bacolod South Bus Terminal and will arrive at the Dumaguete City Ceres Bus Terminal.
- Aircon bus fare – ₱380.00
- Non-aircon bus fare – ₱295.00
There is a 20% discount for students, senior citizens, and PWDs with valid IDs. If you cannot provide a valid ID, then you will be charged the regular fare.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, there are bus trips every day from Bacolod to Dumaguete via Mabinay by Ceres Liner.
The buses will make short stops at Hinigaran, Binalbagan, Kabankalan, and Mabinay.
Yes, but only if they’ll just sit on your lap and not occupy a seat. Otherwise, you will have to pay for that seat too.
No, there is no online booking.
I haven’t seen anyone bring a dog or cat along so I don’t think so. However, I’ve seen people bring roosters before but they were kept on the luggage compartment.
Only on some air-conditioned buses. The non-airconditioned buses do not have restrooms.
I can only update the article whenever I get a new copy of the schedule and if there are changes. I can’t assure you that the current schedule is on point or that the buses will always leave on time as sudden changes can happen.
I took the photo below at the Bacolod South Bus Terminal during one of my travels. This is where I based my content.
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