Storm Bacolod Iloilo Trips
Bacolod Iloilo RoRo Rates Passenger Car Vehicles How To

Updated Nov 18, 2019

Do you want to bring your car or motorcycle to Negros or Iloilo? Or transport your goods through a truck? Or cheaper ways to cross the Guimaras Strait? This is the ultimate guide for RoRo Bacolod to Iloilo. Go to Quick Navigations below to see all the menus.

Bacolod and Iloilo are twin cities. We think we are separated by the sea, but it actually in connects us. In fact, we share the same Ilonggo dialect. What’s interesting because Iloilo’s southern half is karay-a. The language crossed the sea to Negros Island. Also, the other half of Negros Island at the East speaks Bisaya/Visayan dialact. Ineed, the sea does not separate, but rather connects us. As a blogger, I can help our lands stay connected. Contact me for financial advise, real estate inquiry or guest blogging collab.

 Here are the information I constantly update from BREDCO (Bacolod Port), Dumangas (Iloilo Port), Iloilo City and Banago (Bacolod) ports.

RoRos are ships designed to carry vehicles such as motorcycles, trucks and four wheeled cars. They are also cheaper options for passengers, usually fare is 60 yo 80% lower. Now, RoRos have the same travel time compared to fastcrafts (my last ride RoRo is 2 hours Bacolod – Iloilo. Fastcrafts are also 2 hours). However, roros dock in Dumangas instead of Iloilo City. 

What are the Ways to Cross Bacolod and Iloilo?

 

  • All RoRos (except Fast Cat) are from BREDCO to Dumangas and Vice Versa
  • The RoRo called FastCat is from Bacolod Banago Pier to Iloilo City Ferry Terminal
  • All fastcrafts (BREDCO to Iloilo City and Vice Versa)

Use the routes above based on your cargo, budget and destination.

When to Use RoRo?

  1. If you wanna bring a car, so you can go directly to your destination in another island at your own pace, at your own time.
  2. Missed the last trip of the fast craft in Iloilo City or Bacolod? Worry not, choose RoRo! (But consider your arrival points)
  3. If you wanna transport bulk or truck-load of goods.
  4. Cheaper way of crossing the Guimaras Strait. (But consider your arrival point)

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How to Load Your Vehicle to RoRo

RoRo Iloilo Bacolod _ 3 Passenger Fare

Passenger Fare

RoRo Bacolod Iloilo Terminal Fees

Terminal Fees

RoRo Iloilo Bacolod _ 5 Contact Numbers

Reservation Rules & Contact Numbers

All Data were based on actual on-site displays and my personal touched experience

The Schedules of RoRo

🚢 Tristar RoRo (Daily Schedule)

Tristar RoRo Bacolod Iloilo

Departure Times from Bacolod BREDCO Pier*

Departure Times from Dumangas Port Iloilo**

Travel time is ~2 hours
2:00 AM
5:00 AM
4:00 AM
7:00 AM
5:30 AM
8:30 AM
7:30 AM
10:00 AM
9:00 AM
12:00 NN
11:00 AM
2:30 PM
1:00 PM
4:30 PM
3:30 PM
6:30 PM
5:30 PM
8:30 PM
8:00 PM
11:00 PM
9:30 PM
12:30 AM
11:00 PM
2:00 AM
*Pls note Dumangas is 23.5 km from Iloilo City, ~38 mins drive

🚢 Montenegro RoRo (Daily Schedule)

Departure Times from Bacolod BREDCO Port*

Departure Times from Dumangas Iloilo Pier**

*travel time is ~2 hours
12:00 MN
12:00 MN
2:00 AM
2:00 AM
4:00 AM
4:00 AM
6:00 AM
6:00 AM
8:00 AM
8:00 AM
10:00 AM
10:00 AM
12:00 NN
12:00 NN
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
4:00 PM
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
8:00 PM
10:00 PM
10:00 AM

🚢 Millenium Uno RoRo
(DAILY Schedule)

MV Millenium Lakbay Uno

Millenium Uno RoRo Bacolod Iloilo

Departure Times from Bacolod BREDCO Port

Arrival Time at Dumangas

3:00 AM
5:00 AM
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
11:45 AM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
9:00 PM
11:45 PM
1:45 AM

Departure Times from Dumangas Iloilo Pier

Arrival Time at BREDCO Bacolod

6:30 AM
8:30 AM
11:00 AM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM
3:15 PM
9:00 PM
11:00 PM
10:00 PM
12:00 MN
2:45 AM
4:45 MN

DUMANGAS to BREDCO
and VICE VERSA Route

Bacolod BREDCO to Iloilo Dumangas Pier & Vice Versa

Red Arrow = Land trip from Dumangas Pier to Iloilo City

Note: RoRo will dock at Dumangas, Iloilo Province which is 23.5km away from the city proper. 

If you are from Iloilo docking at BREDCO Bacolod, it is only ~5 minutes from SM Bacolod City Proper / Downtown area. 

🚢 FastCat Schedule (Different Docking Pier)

from LAPUZ (ILOILO CITY) to BANAGO (BACOLOD)

Departure Time from LAPUZ, ILOILO CITY

Arrival Time at BANAGO, BACOLOD CITY

8:00 AM
9:30 AM
2:00 PM
3:30 PM
8:00 PM
9:30 PM
2:00 AM
3:30 AM

from BANAGO (BACOLOD) to Lapuz (Iloilo City)

Departure Time from BANAGO, BACOLOD CITY

Arrival Time at LAPUZ, ILOILO CITY

5:00 AM
6:30 AM
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
5:00 PM
6:30 PM
11:00 PM
12:30 AM

BANAGO to LAPUZ, ILOILO CITY

BANAGO to LAPUZ and Vice Versa

Note: Banago Wharf, Barangay Banago, Bacolod City is 4.8km away from the SM City Bacolod, 3.8 km to Robinsons Place Bacolod, 5.8km to Ceres South Terminal and 2.1km to Ceres Northbound (Pertoda) Terminal.

If you are from Bacolod docking to Lapuz, Iloilo City, it is just ~2km from the downtown/centra area of Iloilo City such as Atrium Commercial Center.

AS OF SEPT 2019, THE 2AM TRIP FROM ILO was DISCONTINUED

Inside the waiting area of Fast Cat in Banago Port Bacolod. I took last Aug 24, 2018.

As of Sept 2019, The 11PM Trip from BCD wAS Discontinued

Car Fares

Vehicle Fares RoRo

🚖Tristar Car Fare

Vehicle on RoRo: Rates
Tristar
EmptyLoaded
2-Wheel RegularP250.00
2-Wheel Big BikeP550.00
3-Wheel (Tricycle)P350.00P550.00
4-Wheel SedanP800.00
4-Wheel TruckP1,100.00P1,400.00
6-Wheel Short ChassisP1,500.00P1,700.00
6-Wheel Canter / ElfP1,700.00P2,000.00
6-Wheel ForwardP1,900.00P2,200.00
6-Wheel Super LongP2,100.00P2,400.00
8-Wheel & 10 Wheeler TruckP2,100.00P2,400.00

🚖Montenegro Car Fare

Vehicle on RoRo: Rates
Montenegro
EmptyLoaded
2-Wheel RegularP403.00
2-Wheel Big BikeP576.00
3-Wheel (Tricycle)P605.00
4-Wheel SedanP1,152.00P1,152.00
4-Wheel TruckP1,155.00P1,155.00
6-Wheel Short ChassisP1,555.00P1,155.00
6-Wheel Canter / ElfP1,958.00P1,958.00
6-Wheel ForwardP2,203.00P2,203.00
6-Wheel Super LongP2,592.00P2,592.00
8-Wheel & 10 Wheeler TruckP2,592.00P2,592.00

🚖Millenium Car Fare

Vehicle on RoRo: Rates
Millenium
EmptyLoaded
2-Wheel RegularP250.00
2-Wheel Big BikeP550.00
3-Wheel (Tricycle)P350.00P550.00
4-Wheel SedanP900.00
4-Wheel TruckP1,100.00P1,400.00
6-Wheel Short ChassisP1,500.00P1,700.00
6-Wheel Canter / ElfP1,700.00P2,000.00
6-Wheel ForwardP1,900.00P2,200.00
6-Wheel Super LongP2,100.00P2,400.00
8-Wheel & 10 Wheeler TruckP2,100.00P2,400.00

🚖FastCat Car Fare

Vehicle on RoRo: Rates
FastCat
ClassificationRates
BicycleP170
Bicycle with SideCarP430
MotorcycleP860
TricycleP1,300
Light Cars / Multicab / OwnerP1,730
Van / Pick-up / SUV / SedanP2,160
4-Wheeled Elf PassengerP2,590
Mini BusP3,460
ForwardP3,890
Forward Long ChassisP4,320
8-Wheeled VehicleP4,750
10-WheeledP5,180
BusP5,000
12-WheeledP5,615
14-WheeledP6,050
20-Footer (22 Meters)P13,500
40-Footer (38 Meters)P16,415
Heavy Equipment (Small 10-15 tons)P12,600
Heavy Equipment (Small 15-20 tons)P17,100
Heavy Equipment (Small 20-30 tons)P22,600

How to Onboard Your Vehicle to RoRo

  1. Present OR/CR and Drivers License (Photocopy or Xerox)
  2. CoastGuard will provide stub
  1. Present OR/CR only
  2. If you have PWD/ Student / Senior Citizen ID, please present them for Discount
  1. Present WayBill 
  2. Provide P129.00 for PPA Stub

How to Load Your Car to RoRo

How to Onboard Your Car to RoRo

Below are my practical first-hand experience in how to load car to RoRo. 

  1. Head to BREDCO or Dumangas Pier. If you’re from Iloilo, I suggest take the coastal road so you travel faster. It’s a good highway. 
  2. Pay Terminal Fee at the Security Guard.
    1. I thought I have to meet the coast guard first but both Bacolod and Iloilo no longer requires.
    2. At Dumangas, after guard, turn right and go down. You have to pay at a container van office for the terminal fee. 
    3. At BREDCO, you’ll just pay at the security guard over your window. 
    4. I noticed BREDCO has higher fees compared to Iloilo
    5. There’s a “landing fee” in BREDCO. (You pay when you’re from Iloilo)
  3. Proceed in front of your chosen RoRo. Park your car along the road markings.
    1. Don’t park your car and wait on the terminal building. It will delay you.
    2. Wait on your car while your AC is running. This way, you enlist first.
  4. When the RoRo arrives, look for the person who lists the cars. They’re usually holding a paper board, have sunglasses and cap.  
  5. This time, it will get random. Other passengers will rush to him too. Be gentleman but firm. Do it with grace. Approach him and say, “Boss, pa lista ko.” Point your car and have him list your plate number. Wait for your car to be called. Or, you can open your window and constantly stare at him until he does a hand gesture for you to come.
  6. If you have reserved, confirm from the man. Then wait to be called. 
  7. Load your car by running on reverse. Four or five people will assist you in. Usually they put the long trucks first. Then the 4 wheelers.
  8. After your car settles on the boat, wait for the man to bill you. Pay and get the receipt. Some may pay while at the passenger area. Go up to the seaman control deck and ask where to pay.
  9. Keep your receipt and go up to the passenger area. Usually a part is non-aircon, sea-viewing deck and aircon area. 
  10. Some passengers stay inside their car, turn the engine on and turn the AC on for 2 hours while chatting.
  11. The downside of reserving is you may not know if an earlier RoRo arrives compared to your trip.
    1. I met someone who arrived at 3:20 but he actually reserved at 4:30. A boat came at 3:30 which is not in the sked. The lister knows he’s at 4:30 and said, “just wait if you can still onboard”
    2. Sadly, I was the last one to onboard and he had no more space. He had to wait for another hour. 
    3. So, you can reserve, but you can also be a chance passenger if you arrive earlier. 
    4. But if you arrive late, I think your reservation is forfeited. You must wait manually.
    5. I suggest reserve during peak season to ensure you don’t wait for many hours. 
    6. Scroll down below to see each of their reservation policy and contacts

🚶🏻‍♀️Passenger Rates

For those who travel as passenger alone without a vehicle.

If you on board with a 4-wheel vehicle, 2 passengers are free. 

2-wheel, free one passenger. 

🚶🏻‍♂️Tristar

Age / ClassificationFare
Adult / ProfessionalP70.00
Children (4 - 11 yrs old)P35.00
Student (ID Required. No ID = No Discount)P55
Senior CitizenP50

🚶🏻‍♂️Montenegro

ClassificationConditionsFare
Regular / AdultP160.00
Studentwith IDP136.00
Seniorwith IDP114.00
Kids(3-7 years old)P80.00

🚶🏻‍♂️Millenium

ClassificationConditionsFare
Regular / AdultP90.00
Studentwith IDP75.00
Seniorwith IDP70.00
Kids(4-11 years old)P45.00

🚶🏻‍♂️FastCat

Passenger Rates
FastCat
Adult / ProfessionalBusiness Class: P335
Premium Econ: P290
Economy: P240
StudentBusiness Class: P268
Premium Econ: P232
Economy: P192
Child(3-7 yrs old)
Business Class: P168
Premium Econ: P145
Economy: P120
(Below 3 yrs old = FREE)
Senior CitizenBusiness Class: P239
Premium Econ: P207
Economy: P171

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🏃🏾‍♂️ Comparison of Passenger Fares

Passenger Rates
MilleniumFastCat
Adult / ProfessionalP90.00See FastCat Section
StudentP75.00
ChildP45.00
Senior CitizenP70.00
Passenger Rates
TristarMontenegro
Adult / ProfessionalP70.00P160.00
StudentP55.00P136.00
ChildP35.00P80.00
Senior CitizenP50.00P114.00

Satellite Map of the BREDCO RoRo Area

  1. RoRo Dock and Departure Area (to Dumangas)
  2. Old Fast Craft Area (Demolished on January 2019)
  3. Integrated SeaPort Terminal – where Weesam, OceanJet, SuperCat and 2Go to Manila Passengers converge (started December 2018).
  4. Entrance and Exit to BREDCO Terminal (Vehicle pass ticket is P12.00)
  5. BREDCO Terminal Fee Gates
  6. CoastGuard Area where you pay and Montenegro RoRo Area and Tristar RoRo Area
  7. RoRo Company Area (Millenium)

NATIONWIDE: Other Schedules of Fast Cat RoRo

Other Schedules of Fast Cat Roro

Is your priority more on saving money? I’ve compiled this list of cheap but comfortable hotels in Bacolod. You don’t want cheap but dirty. You don’t want cheap but unsafe. So it’s better to research and read reviews first. You can’t see some of these in online bookings. If you’re looking for standard hotels, see them here.

💵 BREDCO Fees

Fee NameConditionAmount
Passage FeeP10.00 per person
(Free 2 if with vehicle)
Terminal Fee for Vehicles (Outgoing from BCD
Note: You have to pay this at the CoastGuard Office. Present ORCR of Car. This is separate from the RoRo Freight Fee.
2 WheelsP93.30
3 WheelsP140.00
4 WheelsP375.50
6 WheelsP742.80
8 WheelsP814.60
10 WheelsP855.30

📞 Contact Numbers and Reservation Policy

👨🏻‍💼TriStar

  • For reservations, call:
    • (034) 4930-414
    • 0920-947-8500
    • (034) 4930-497
  • Reserve at least one day before scheduled trip
  • STRICTLY: Reservations will not be accepted on the day of the trip at the port
  • Reservation Times
    • Mondays to Saturdays: 7:30am to 5:00pm
    • Sundays: 7:30am to 3:00pm

👨🏻‍💼Montenegro

  • Contact numbers:
    • (034) 704-2322
    • 0920-969-5122
  • NO ADVANCED BOOKING
  • First Come-First Served Policy
  • Tickets are issued 1 hour before

👨🏻‍💼Millenium Shipping

  • Telephone number: (034) 433-9360
  • RESERVATIONS ALLOWED: For reservations, contact:
    • May-may: 0920-969-5122
    • Vessel: 09228231420

👨🏻‍💼FastCat

Contact Numbers for Storm Alerts or Trip Cancellations

Coast Guard Contacts

Bacolod Coast Guard (Banago)

Bacolod Coast Guard (BREDCO / Reclamation Area)

Pulupandan Coast Guard

  • 0917-8083378
  • 0998-5858207
PAGASA Weather Station (DOST) 
  • Negros Occidental Office: (034) 707-0170
  • Iloilo Office: (033) 508-7183
  • Trunkline: (033) 320-0093 local 105

So those were the relevant information that you would need when you cross the sea to or from Bacolod City.  

Hopefully, after you scanned or read these Bacolod – Iloilo RoRo information, you will have a well-informed journey ahead. 

Do you have anything to ask or suggest? 

Just comment below and have a grace-filled journey! 

4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide: RoRo Bacolod Negros and Iloilo Schedules and Fares 2019”

  1. Hi mam, sir good evening ask lg kmi tani kon pila charges e pa karga tani namon longgon sg amon nanay fm iloilo to Bacolod how much is the charges? Thank you for your reply, bst regards

  2. Gud evening po ma’am or sir ask ko lang ano oras byahi from iloilo to bacolod ang roro October 16 tonight thank you.

  3. Hi, Bryan. Just want to know if RoRo from Dumangas to Cebu is in operation on Dec. 31, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020. Thanks. PM me please.

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