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2020 Ceres Schedule & Fare: Bacolod to Dumaguete

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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.

Inside the Ceres bus from Bacolod to Dumaguete
Inside the Ceres bus from Bacolod to Dumaguete

Schedule

Bacolod to Dumaguete
Departure Time
Bus Type
1:00 AMAIRCON
2:40 AMNON-AIRCON
3:20 AMNON-AIRCON
4:00 AMNON-AIRCON
4:30 AMNON-AIRCON
5:15 AMAIRCON
5:40 AMNON-AIRCON
6:00 AMNON-AIRCON
6:30 AMAIRCON
7:00 AMNON-AIRCON
7:15 AMNON-AIRCON
7:45 AMAIRCON
8:15 AMNON-AIRCON
8:30 AMNON-AIRCON
9:00 AMAIRCON
9:30 AMNON-AIRCON
9:50 AMNON-AIRCON
10:15 AMAIRCON
10:40 AMNON-AIRCON
11:00 AMNON-AIRCON
11:30 AMAIRCON
11:50 AMNON-AIRCON
12:15 PMNON-AIRCON
12:45 PMAIRCON
1:10 PMNON-AIRCON
1:30 PMNON-AIRCON
2:00 PMAIRCON
2:25 PMNON-AIRCON
2:50 PMNON-AIRCON
3:15 PMAIRCON
3:45 PMNON-AIRCON
4:30 PMAIRCON
5:00 PMNON-AIRCON
5:30 PMNON-AIRCON
6:00 PMNON-AIRCON
6:30 PMNON-AIRCON
7:00 PMNON-AIRCON
8:30 PMAIRCON

Travel Time

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.

Fare Rates

  • 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.

Travel Guide

Map Route

Bacolod to Dumaguete Ceres Bus Map Route
Bacolod to Dumaguete Ceres Bus Map Route

Frequently Asked Questions

Are these daily trips?

Yes, there are bus trips every day from Bacolod to Dumaguete via Mabinay by Ceres Liner.

Where will the bus make a stop?

The buses will make short stops at Hinigaran, Binalbagan, Kabankalan, and Mabinay.

Are infants or small children free of charge?

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.

Can we book days before our trip?

No.

Is there an online booking?

No, there is no online booking.

Can I bring pets?

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.

Is there a comfort room inside the bus?

Only on some air-conditioned buses. The non-airconditioned buses do not have restrooms.

Is this article always updated?

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.

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Reference

I took the photo below at the Bacolod South Bus Terminal during one of my travels. This is where I based my content.

Bacolod to Dumaguete Ceres Bus Schedule
Bacolod to Dumaguete Ceres Bus Schedule

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27 Comments

  1. Babes Babes

    Thank you so much for this post. 😊 🙏

  2. Marjonh Marjonh

    Thanks so much sir for this info. God bless

  3. suny suny

    how much is the fare going to sipalay if i start the travel in bacolod? (both air-con and non-aircon

    • Hi po. Sorry for the late reply as I’ve been busy during the holidays. It’s around P200 for the aircon. Not sure for the non-aircon.

  4. Kevin Kevin

    Thank u so much. Its a big help. Pls keep up the good work. I wish such details are available for all the places in philippines.

  5. Steve Steve

    How much fare going to mabinay of a child 5 yrs old? Tnx.

    • Hi Steve. I have no info on the exact fare so it’s better to ask the conductor when you get to the bus terminal. Just prepare the regular fare for your child but I’m sure there is a discount for minors.

  6. toniacap toniacap

    Hi, is there any online reservation? we are going during holy week so just want to ensure that we have tickets on hand… thanks

    • Hi toniacap. Sorry there’s no online reservation.

      • Diane Diane

        Hi sir good day.may trip kamo april 18-19?

        • Hi Diane. I do not work for Ceres but there are trips every day.

  7. Sunshine Sunshine

    Hi! No 10:00 PM trip anymore? Thanks!

    • Hi Sunshine. I don’t remember seeing a 10pm trip before. But I do recall people lining up as early as 10:30 pm for the 1 am trip.

  8. Jah Jah

    THANKS for updating for 2019!

  9. Marichu Marichu

    May byahe po b Ng December 22-23,2018

    • Hi Marichu. Can’t say for certain but from past experience from when I was still working in Dumaguete, there are trips around those dates.

      • Marichu Marichu

        Ok thank you

  10. STEPH STEPH

    THANK YOU

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