Those who have been in Bacolod City and have  witnessed  the Masskara Festival will surely think to visit and experience once again the grand festival of masks. Each year, a multitude of tourists would flock to the  City of Smiles  to join  the merry-making in Masskara Festival .

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For those who will be coming to the city  for the first time here’s some useful  information you might need.


“The New Bacolod-Silay Airport

New Airport

For people who will be travelling by plane, the  city is  just 45 minutes flight  from Ninoy Aquino International Airport and 30 minutes flight  from Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Upon reaching the airport, you have the option to get a taxi for an approximately PhP 5000 , or take a van along with other passengers for PhP 150 in going to the city. The trip would take an approximately  20 minutes Bacolod-Silay Airport to city proper.



Sea Ports

If you will be travelling by boat, the Banago  and BREDCO Ports are the entry points in Bacolod City . It has daily access to and from  Iloilo City , with various  shipping lines such as Supercat, Weesam Express, and  Ocean Jet. Below are their rates and schedules:

By boat, the City of Smiles is 18 hours from the Port of Manila and 45 minutes from the Port of Iloilo depending on sea conditions .


Land routes

Bacolod City has two main roads, Lacson Street to the north and Araneta Street to the south.

By land-RORO-land, the city is approximately 3 hours from Iloilo City via Dumangas route.There are four ROROs servicing Bacolod-Dumangas Route every day” Millenium hipping, Montenegro Shipping, Jomalia Shipping, and Tri-star. One can bring their car to and from Panay Island via these ROROs.

Millenium  Schedule                                                    Jomalia Daily Schedule

Montenegro Line Daily Schedule                             Tri-Star Daily Schedule

By land-ferry-land, Bacolod City can be reached at  approximately 4 hours and 30 minutes from Cebu City via Toledo CitySan Carlos CitySalvador BenedictoMurcia route. By land-RORO-land, the city can be reached at  approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes from Cebu City via TabuelanEscalante City route.


  1. likhang pinoy

    Its nice to visit western visayas especially that you can bring your car through RORO!!!

    • jojo vito

      from negros, you can bring your car to visit panay and even up to caticlan if your planning to visit Boracay!!!:)

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