Saturday, January 28, 2012

roro schedule between Santander in Cebu and Sibulan in Negros

30 minutes. That's how long it takes now to cross Tanon Strait from Cebu to Negros!



Before the new route was opened, the only way to cross if one drove his own car or motorcycle from Cebu to Dumaguete in Negros was via Bato-Tampi. Ro-ro from Bato-Tampi takes 40 minutes then 30 minutes drive from the port of Tampi to Dumaguete. 



Since December last year, a shipping company has been making the route way shorter. Actually, travel time has been cut to half with the opening of Liloan-Sibulan ro-ro service by Maayo Shipping.    


My travel buddy and I sped off to Liloan ro-ro port hoping to catch the 9:00am schedule (we left Cebu City three hours earlier). It was a slow day at the port and thankfully the boat was still docked. That day, the other boat was being repaired so there was a slight change of schedule. To cut the story short, in less than 30 minutes the ship ramp was lowered, I had the engine running and off we roll to Dumaguete! 



Rates are as follows:
for cars: regular Php800.00 one-way + Php56.00 port fee
PROMO: 1,086 roundtrip

for motorcycle: Php240.00 one way
PROMO: Php300.00 roundtrip (inclusive of passage for 2 passengers) + Php22.50 port fee

Ro-ro Boat Schedule between Liloan and Sibulan (vice-versa)
6:00 am
9:00 am
12:00 noon
3:00 pm
6:00 pm
9:00 pm

You may contact Maayo Shipping at 0917.710.7080 or telephone number (035) 419.7371 for inquiries.


27 comments:

  1. Ang galing talaga ng Ro-Ro. Connected ang lahat, hehe. And parang masaya mag-motor using ro-ro ah.
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    Regards, Edmar @ EDMARATION

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    1. yeah! magandang ideya yang mag motor cebu-negros. at kung alam mong mag bike, walang charge daw yon sa roro na to! ang saya!

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    2. hello available pa po ba tong roro?

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    3. Can I ask as to where it will drop off in Dumaguete? SA city NA?

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  2. wow! this is a very useful post... thanks for sharing... :)

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  3. I need this! I've gone back and forth from Cebu to Negros countless times, pero I still need to look up schedules everytime I go. Thanks for this useful post!

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    1. you're welcome, joselle. many readers have inquired also about the fast craft schedule between liloan and sibulan. i will post it soon as well. safe travels~

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  4. ilang oras ang ro-ro negros - cebu? :)

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    1. which port of origin and port of destination?

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  5. Just what I need, be swinging by Duma en route to the Mystique Island between Feb.4-8, wui basig libre ka for meet up.. :)

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    1. that would be awesome! i'm sure you will be passing by Cebu. i'm temporarily based here. do shoot me a message, Nathalie. See you in Cebu ha :D

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  6. aw sige sige naa ko Cebu sa Saturday afternoon, will pm you my no. :)

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  7. wow this will come handdy wheen I go to cebu on april! thanks for the info!

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  8. This is a stupid question, but how about those who don't have cars? Pwede bang sumakay na lang? Hahaha.

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    1. pag walang car, dapat they have to buy a car, Robbie! hahaha. seriously, a few minutes walk lang from the RORO port ang pumpboat and fast ferry to (Sibulan) Dumaguete. if mag commute from Cebu, sakay na lang ng Ceres Bus with Liloan signboard. doon bababa talaga sa gate ng fastcraft terminal. no worries :D

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  9. this is very good to know... by the way, how do we get to oslob via santander-sibulan route?

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  10. Yes, passengers are allowed on the roro. It is about the same price as the fastcraft tho.

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  11. Inclusive na rin po ba ang passengers for the roundtrip sa cars?

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  12. 1,086 roundtrip the same pa rin for cars???

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  13. I like this. Rather then taking the ferry all the way to Cebu City, take a drive up the coast. Last time our bus driver fell asleep in Naga at noon on the way to the ferry, almost cost my wife her leg.

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  14. The drive south is very scenic except the area between Oslob and Santander when the road gets snaky. My head always spins. My commute between Cebu City to Dumaguete has been really good so far. Happy travels~

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  15. Could someone communicate with me? Im planning to go to dumaguete and im thinking of 2 possible route.

    1. Ceres to Liloan -> small baot -> then to Sibulan -> get another Ceres to Dumaguete
    2. Ceres Bus -> Ride on RoRO -> same bus to Dumaguete

    ... now, if i choose 1, specially peak season, then it will be super rush and chase for a bus seat, i think ill choose 2 but my question is... will there be that scheme?

    I remembered i tried option 2 but i forgot how i did it. Will there be a ceres bus from south bus terminal that says.... To DUMAGUETE?

    i need info. anyone...thank you

    cyclotron05 at yahoo.com

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    1. hi james. both of your options mean fighting for a bus seat. it's the holy week season! beat everyone by getting to the south bus terminal in cebu very early and look for a bus with a DUMAGUETE signage. takes you direct to Dumaguete without the hassle of transfer. happy travels~

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  16. is there an additional charges for my Mountain Bike in Ro-Ro?

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