Cebu to Bantayan Bus Schedule

2024 Ceres Bus Schedule Cebu City to Bantayan Island

This 2024 Ceres Bus Schedule Cebu City to Bantayan Island highlights the fare rates and schedule of trips from Cebu City to Hagnaya Port, Bantayan town, and Madridejos and vice versa!
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Looking for the latest bus schedule from Cebu City to Bantayan Island? Our 2024 Ceres Bus Schedule Cebu City to Bantayan Island provides you with the latest fare rates and schedule of trips from Cebu City to Hagnaya Port and Bantayan town and Madridejos in Bantayan Island.

Ceres Liner is the only bus company that travels directly from Cebu City to Bantayan Island. However, there are other bus operators that can take you to Hagnaya Port in San Remigio, the most common jump-off point to Bantayan Island.

👉Get your ferry ticket from Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island!👈

You have at least two options to get to Bantayan Island from Cebu City by bus. Take a bus to Hagnaya Port or take a bus directly to Bantayan Island. The advantage of taking the direct bus to Bantayan Island is that you don’t have to lug your bags as you get on and off the ferry. It’s also more beneficial for groups of travelers.

Do note that when you take the direct bus to Bantayan Island, you still need to get off the bus at Hagnaya Port to pay your ferry ticket and terminal fee. You may also charter a private car with a driver to get you to Hagnaya Port.

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A bus from Cebu City to Bantayan Island (Photo by Mario Manlupig / CEBU INSIDER)

What to ride from Cebu City to Hagnaya Port?

You can either take a bus or charter a private plane to get to Bantayan Island. In March 2023, AirJuan started offering direct flights from Mactan Airport to Bantaya Island Airport. However, their scheduling seems to be unreliable, not to mention their website is constantly inaccessible. Or, you may charter a private vehicle to get to Hagnaya Port from Cebu City or Mactan Airport.

Take the 5-hour bus and ferry ride to Bantayan Island—it’s worth it! The bus terminal for Bantayan-bound buses is at Cebu North Bus Terminal (see map), near SM City Cebu.

👉Get your ferry ticket from Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island!👈

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Is there a ferry from Cebu City to Bantayan Island?

Unfortunately, there is no direct ferry from Cebu City to Bantayan Island. You need to take the ferry from Hagnaya, San Remigio (3 hours away from Cebu City) or Kawit, Medellin (3.5 hours away from Cebu City) to Santa Fe, Bantayan Island. The most common route is via Hagnaya. Check out our Hagnaya Port to Santa Fe Port Bantayan Island Ferry Schedule Guide!

How many hours to travel from Cebu to Bantayan Island?

The total travel time from Cebu City to Bantayan Island is roughly 5 hours. The bus from Cebu City to Hagnaya Port may take 3-4 hours, depending on the traffic and your departure time. We highly recommend leaving early in the morning to get there fast. The ferry from Hagnaya Port to Santa Fe Port takes approximately 1 hour.

If you are coming from Mactan Airport, it may take an additional 30-60 minutes. Chartered vehicles are faster and more convenient since they don’t have stops like buses. You may book a private car with a driver to get you to Hagnaya Port.

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How long is the ferry ride from Hagnaya to Bantayan Island?

Getting from Hagnaya Port in San Remigio to Santa Fe Port in Bantayan Island takes approximately 1 hour. Ferries are regular open-air RORO. As of now, there are no fastcraft ferries that travel from Cebu City or Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island.

👉Get your ferry ticket from Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island!👈

How much is the fare from Cebu to Bantayan Island?

The total cost to get from Cebu City to Bantayan Island is about 683 PHP (~12.5 USD), including the regular aircon bus fare, open-air RORO, and terminal fee. Meanwhile, a chartered taxi may cost around 4,000 PHP (~73 USD). A chartered private vehicle costs around 2,400 PHP (~43 USD), which we highly recommend since they already have insurance, are regulated, and are well-maintained.

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DISCLAIMER: The schedules and rates are subject to change without prior notice. We try our best to keep the information updated.

➡️2024 Ceres Bus Schedule – Cebu City to Hagnaya Port to Cebu City

Ceres Liner buses depart Cebu North Bus Terminal (see map) for Hagnaya Port in San Remigio starting at 2:30 AM daily and every 20 minutes afterward. From Hagnaya, buses start at 2:00 AM daily.

CEBU CITY TO HAGNAYAHAGNAYA TO CEBU CITY
2:30 AM (First Trip)2:00 AM (First Trip)
10:00 PM (Last Trip)6:00 PM (Last Trip)

👉Get your ferry ticket from Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island!👈

➡️2024 Ceres Bus Fare – Cebu City to Hagnaya Port to Cebu City

FARE RATES
Regular260 PHP (~5 USD)
Senior Citizen/Student/PWD208 PHP (~4 USD)
Children (3-11 years old)130 PHP (~2.5 USD)
Children (3 and below)Free
TERMINAL FEE
Regular25 PHP (~0.5 USD)
Senior Citizen/Student/PWD20 PHP (~0.5 USD)
Children (3-11 years old)20 PHP (~0.5 USD)
Children (3 and below)Free

👉Get your ferry ticket from Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island!👈

For the complete schedule and fare matrix of ferries, check out our Hagnaya to Santa Fe Bantayan Island Ferry Schedule and Fare Guide!

➡️2024 Ceres Bus Schedule – Cebu City to Bantayan to Cebu City

Ceres Liner buses depart Cebu North Bus Terminal (see map) for Bantayan town in Bantayan Island starting at 8:00 PM daily and every 20 minutes afterward. From Bantayan town, buses start to leave at 5:00 AM daily.

CEBU CITY TO BANTAYANBANTAYAN TO CEBU CITY
8:00 PM (First Trip)5:00 AM (First Trip)
12:15 PM (Last Trip)4:30 PM (Last Trip)

👉Get your ferry ticket from Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island!👈

➡️2024 Ceres Bus Fare – Cebu City to Bantayan Island to Cebu City

FARE RATES
Regular299 PHP (~6 USD)
Senior Citizen/Student/PWD239 PHP (~5.5 USD)
Children (3-11 years old)150 PHP (~3 USD)
Children (3 and below)Free
REGULAR AIRCON FARE
Cebu City to Santa Fe280 PHP (~5.5 USD)
Cebu City to Bantayan Town295 PHP (~6 USD)
Cebu City to Madridejos330 PHP (~6.5 USD)
TERMINAL FEE
Regular25 PHP (~0.5 USD)
Senior Citizen/Student/PWD20 PHP (~0.5 USD)
Children (3-11 years old)20 PHP (~0.5 USD)
Children (3 and below)Free

👉Get your ferry ticket from Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island!👈

➡️2024 Ceres Bus Schedule – Cebu City to Madridejos to Cebu City

Ceres Liner buses depart Cebu North Bus Terminal (see map) for Madridejos in Bantayan Island starting at 7:00 PM daily and every 20 minutes afterward. From Madridejos, buses start to leave at 1:00 AM daily.

CEBU CITY TO MADRIDEJOSMADRIDEJOS TO CEBU CITY
7:00 PM (First Trip)1:00 AM (First Trip)
1:15 PM (Last Trip)3:30 PM (Last Trip)

👉Get your ferry ticket from Hagnaya Port to Bantayan Island!👈

Where to Stay in Bantayan Island

Where to Stay in Cebu City

How to Transfer From Cebu City to Bantayan Island

To get to Bantayan Island, take a Ceres Liner bus from Cebu North Bus Terminal (see map) bound for Hagnaya or Bantayan Island. The total travel time from Cebu to Bantayan Island is approximately 4-5 hours, and the total cost is approximately 683 PHP (~12.5 USD), including the regular aircon bus fare, open-air RORO, and terminal fee.

Whether you are taking a direct bus to Bantayan Island or Hagnaya, you need to get off at Hagnaya Port to pay your ferry ticket and terminal fee. For the complete schedule and fare matrix of ferries, check out our Hagnaya to Santa Fe Bantayan Island Ferry Schedule and Fare Guide!

On your return, if you are coming back straight to the airport, buses can drop you off at Pacific Mall and then take a taxi to the airport. You don’t need to get off at Cebu North Bus Terminal, which is farther from the airport, unless you want to take the MyBus to the airport. MyBus Terminal is right beside Cebu North Bus Terminal. Also, if South Cebu is your next stop (Moalboal, Badian, Oslob, etc.), you can get off at Cebu South Bus Terminal. Just tell the driver or conductor.

Got more questions about getting to Bantayan Island? Drop them in the comments. We will get back to you ASAP!

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