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2020 Ceres Schedule & Fare: Bacolod to Zamboanga / vice versa

I haven’t experienced traveling between Bacolod and Zamboanga by Ceres bus but I’m only creating this article for those who are planning to take the trip. I was able to acquire the bus schedule and fare for the route at the Bacolod South Bus Terminal recently during one of my Bacolod-Cebu trips. I’ve provided the departure times, fares for the bus and boat, and the total travel time. For the frequency of trips, there are trips every day.

Bus Schedule

Bacolod to Zamboanga
(via Mabinay-Dipolog)
Zamboanga to Bacolod
(via Dipolog-Mabinay)
10:00 PM12:00 NN

The bus from Bacolod will depart from the Bacolod City South Terminal at 10:00 PM. For travelers coming from Zamboanga City, the bus will depart from the Zamboanga Divisoria Terminal at 12:00 NN or 12:00 PM. The buses will travel through Kabankalan City, Mabinay, Dumaguete City, and Dipolog City.

Issuance of tickets (Bacolod)

  • Seat number – 5:00 PM
  • Ticket – 7:00 PM or 8:00 PM

Travel Time

The travel time for a one-way trip between Bacolod City and Zamboanga City is 22 hours. This already includes the travel time of the ferry boat.

Fare Rates

Bus Fare

  • Regular – ₱1000.00
  • Student/Senior Citizen – ₱800.00

Barge/Ferry Fare

The ferry prices below are for the Montenegro Lines RORO vessel.

  • Regular – ₱440.00
  • Student – ₱375.00
  • Senior Citizen – ₱315.00

Adding the bus and barge fares, the total passenger fare will be ₱1440.00. But always bring extra money in case you will be taking a different ferry boat. To avail of the discounted rates, students, senior citizens, and PWDs must provide or show their valid IDs.



Bacolod-Zamboanga Ceres Bus Schedule
Bacolod-Zamboanga Ceres Bus Schedule
Bacolod-Zamboanga Ceres Bus and Barge/Ferry Fare Rates
Bacolod-Zamboanga Ceres Bus and Barge/Ferry Fare Rates


So, for summary purposes, the Ceres buses will depart from Bacolod City at 10:00 PM and from Zamboanga City at 12:00 NN. The travel time for the whole trip is 22 hours and there are trips daily. The total regular fare for each passenger is ₱1440.00 but there are discounts if you are a student, senior citizen, or a PWD. For the terminals, the buses will depart and arrive at the Bacolod South Bus Terminal and the Zamboanga Divisoria Terminal.

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