Fastcraft Iloilo to Bacolod and Vice Versa

Post modified: July 4, 2022

By Bryan Villarosa

By Bryan Villarosa

Bacolod-based and Accredited Real Estate Salesperson by PRC

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Bacolod to Iloilo

  • 5:45AM (Ocean Jet; 7:20AM on Sundays)
  • 8:10AM (Weesam)
  • 11:00 AM (Ocean Jet)
  • 1:10 PM (Weesam)
  • 4:00 PM (Ocean Jet)

Book tickets here in advance, especially first trips. Skip window #1. Then, go directly to window #5.

Tip: If you have a companion, have him/her pay for the terminal fees in a separate window already so you will save time.

Iloilo to Bacolod

  •  7:20 AM (Ocean Jet; 8:50AM Sundays)
  • 11:30 AM (Weesam)
  • 2:50 PM (Weesam)
  • 1:00 PM (Ocean Jet)
  • 5:30 PM (Ocean Jet)

For Fastcraft, usually 1 hour and 30 minutes. The destination is Bacolod is in BREDCO; in Iloilo, it’s in the Lapuz area, Iloilo City.

For RoRo, Dumangas in Iloilo or Lapuz (for FastCat); Banago Bacolod (FastCat) or BREDCO (other RoRos).

You can buy on the port itself or through online.

Skeds

Bacolod to Iloilo

Effective Apr 29, 2022

Requirement: Vaccination Card

  • Monday to Sat
  • Sunday
    • 7:20 AM
    • 11:00 AM
    • 4:00 PM
  • Terminal Fee (Simplicio Palanca Terminal): P40.00 for Regular

Iloilo to Bacolod

Effective Apr 29, 2022

Requirement: Traze App filled-out

    • Monday to Sat
    • Sunday
      • 8:50 AM
      • 1:00 PM
      • 5:30 PM
    • Terminal Fee:
      • Regular: P30.00 
      • Students, Armed Forces and Senior: Free
 
 
A shot I took around 5:40AM in BREDCO

Fares

as of May 28, 2022
  • Buy tickets at Window 1
  • If you already have a ticket, proceed to Window 5
  • Business Class
    • Regular: P700 P750
    • Senior: P614.29
  • Tourist Class and Non-Aircon
    • Regular: P450 P500
    • Senior: P364.29
    • Students: 390 (Post-graduate students not considered)
    • Minor: P300
I find the tourist class seats in ocean jet more spacious and comfortable than that of the Weesam but if you want a substantial upgrade, get the business class.
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Schedules

Bacolod to Iloilo

(Requirement: Vaccination Card)

    • Monday to Saturday
      • 8:10 AM
      • 11:30 AM
    • Sunday
      • 8:10 AM
    • Terminal Fee: P40.00 (Regular)

Iloilo to Bacolod

(Requirement: Traze App)

    • Monday to Saturday
      • 9:50 AM
      • 1:10 PM
    • Sunday
      • 1:10 PM

Basis: Weesam cashier poster March 2022

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Tip: If you have a companion, have him/her pay for the terminal fees in a separate window already so you will save time.

Terminal Fee: P30.00 (Regular)

Fares

  • First Class
    • Regular: P550
    • Senior and Stud.: P460
    • Non-aircon and minors (4-11 yrs old): P325
  • Economy Class
    • Regular: P450
    • Senior and Stud.: P380
    • Minor: 275
  • Requirements for minor
    • Birth cert
    • Must travel with parent or parent’s consent

Basis: Weesam cashier poster

If you prefer a more comfortable seat, I suggest you get the first class in Weesam because personally I find the seats of the economy class too small or narrow.

...2GO (Big Ship)

If you want to ride a big ship from Bacolod to Iloilo, there is a once-a-week ship. It departs at Wednesdays at 10AM. See tickets here.

Travel Requirements

...from Iloilo

...from Bacolod

  • You only have to present vaccination card upon buying your ticket
Download Traze App for Fast Craft
Satellite Map of Bacolod port with Legend
 
  1. RoRo Ticket Terminal 
  2. Old Terminal (Demolished)
  3. Old Terminal (Demolished)
  4. RoRo Ships Docking Area
  5. New Unified Shipping Terminal (All FastCraft here since Dec 2018)
  6. Entrance (Pay P12/ car)
  7. Bong Bongs and eating shops and pasalubong
  8. To SM and city proper
  9. Pay Parking (P30 per park / night)
  10. New Acacia Hotel
  11. Bacolod Pavilion Hotel
Sunset at BREDCO (Bacolod Port)

Contact Numbers

SuperCat

  • 09237498211
  • (033) 335-3077
  • 09423909945

OceanJet

  • 09237498211
  • (033)335-3255
  • (034)433-5359/708-8201

Weesam

337-3282 | 09253496250

Fast Cat RoRo

  • 09176515945
  • 09988453288

Terminal Fees

Bacolod Terminal Fees

Bacolod (BREDCO) to Iloilo City as of April 3, 2022

  • Regular: P50.00
  • Student: P30.00 (No ID No discount)
  • Senior/PWD: P30.00 (No ID No discount)
  • 4-11 years old: P30.00

Actual Reference BREDCO Terminal Fee

Iloilo Terminal Fees

  • RegularP30.00
  • Minor/Student- P24.00
  • PWD – P21.44

Exempted to pay Iloilo City Fastcraft terminal fees:

  • Students
  • Senior Citizens
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
  • Selected Uniformed Personnels (Army, PNP, Coast Guard)
Just present ID before entering the security check.

Porter Rates

If you are carrying a heavy load, better to get a porter. You’ll save your back and body from further stress so you can devote your time for your next work. Plus, you help the local community and economy. 

Iloilo Fastcraft Terminal Standard Porter Rates

I see that Iloilo City has a more centralized system for Fast Crafts. Their terminal porters have this rates on a tarp so you won’t have to worry if you pay too low or too high. Feel free to add tip if you want. See guides below. 

  • Small (up to 10kg): P33.60
  • Medium (up to 25kg): P44.80
  • Large (up to 50kg): P61.60

Actual Reference of Iloilo Porter Rates as of Dec 2 2019.

Charges for Cargoes Carried by Passengers

When a passenger onboards stuff on the ship with him/her, here are the rates below:

Unit / ItemSize / WeightPrice
Sacks (Rice, Fruits, Crops, Vegetables, etc)70kg and heavierPhp 100.00
50kgPhp 50.00
Box/ Carton - cigarette box size or bigger / frozen productsbig but heavyPhp 100.00
big but lightPhp 50.00
balikbayan boxPhp P100.00
bundled small boxes (heavy)Php 100.00
bundled small boxes (light)Php 50.00
Styro foam boxfullPhp 100.00
Appliances (TV, stereo, ref, generator, etc.)big / heavyPhp 200.00
small / lightPhp 100.00
Fighting CockPhp 50.00
Cage with AnimalsbigPhp 100.00
smallPhp 50.00
Empty Animal CagePhp 50.00
Bikebig (mountain)
Php 100.00
small (BMX)Php 50.00

You can also send freights, boxes, envelopes or any padala items to or from Iloilo using Weesam.

Weesam Porterage and Freight Rates

Weesam Porter's Charges

The rates below reflect when you request porters to carry your stuff over their shoulders.

Weesam Padala Rates (like LBC)

If you need to send something to Iloilo or Bacolod, you may not need to onboard. Send through the freight service and save money. The rates below indicate the amount you need to pay when you send a package without a passenger. Usually, your receiver will just pick it up at the other side of the sea (either in BREDCO Bacolod or Dock Iloilo). Please make sure no highly-important stuff are sent.

Dedicated Pages:

Travel Tips

Bring these items

  • Hot and Cold Tumbler. Here’s an eco friendly bamboo tumbler. Help save the oceans and pawikans. Feel good. Stewardship of the environment is cool. 
  • Bonamine (if you’re a believer). 
  • Travel Pillow – so you won’t have stiff neck!
  •  Bag-size Umbrella
  • Sun Glasses

Pay Parking

...in Bacolod

If you are after security of your vehicle, you can park your car in Bacolod City  just across Merzci or Ocean Jet building. Below is the picture of the parking space. Just enter, find a place and give your name at the security guard. 

  • Parking Fee as of Mar 2022: P30 | P100 if overnight

...in Iloilo

Parking policy in iloilo sea terminal
Parking policy inside the Iloilo fastcraft terminal

There is no available overnight parking inside the Iloilo terminal, only for day parking or for those who wait for their guests. However, the guard suggested that you can park at near the Iloilo Grandstand area. 

See this image for the details.

Gallery

The Space between my knees and the frontal seat. I think the most spacious and comfortable economy class of all the fast crafts in BREDCO (Bacolod to Iloilo and Vice Versa) is the SuperCat. I think the same level with Fast Cat in Banago.
The Iloilo Seaport Terminal when I arrived

Upon arriving Iloilo, there’s a Jeepney Lane and a Taxi Lane where you can select your own transportation means of your choice. Please remember that Iloilo has no Grab Car, only Grab Taxi. 

If you are arriving to Bacolod, you can easily grab some taxis, Grab taxi or jeepneys at the BREDCO pier. Please note that Bacolod has BOTH Grab Car and Grab Taxi. For cheaper options, you can also opt Tricycle or Trisikad to SM/ Manokan Country which is around 5 minutes away. I advise not to use Trike or Trisikad feature if you are not familiar with Bacolod City because the arrival point (Father Ferrer Street will be unfamiliar to you as well. Just use Taxi or Jeep). 

Prohibited Items inside the Ferry Vessels

The following commons items are NOT ALLOWED for handcarry given by DoTC (Department of Transportation and Communications) Office for Transportation Security. 

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By Bryan Villarosa

By Bryan Villarosa

Bacolod-based and Accredited Real Estate Salesperson by PRC

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