Let me be poetic for a start: Airports are portals of goodbyes and exciting meetups. For many, it’s a personification of tears and of sorrows. For others, it’s a kiss of gladness and new beginnings. So, to not add to the drama or pain, let’s make your experience at Bacolod-Silay airport a well-informed one through this article.
So, Welcome to the City of Smiles! My city, my beloved hometown.
As a Freelance Salesman and Marketing Officer of a software startup based in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, I am frequently traveling in and out of the city and Bacolod-Silay Airport is my constant hang-out place.
I wait, sleep, buy, fetch, park and do things in and around this airport for many times and I would like to share my knowledge and tips through this blog.
Airport to Bacolod City
Upon landing at the Bacolod-Silay Airport, you will most likely see this scenario after you go outside the sliding door.
Cross the street to where the canopy is located. The drivers already know the arrival time of your plane so they are better prepared for your coming.
The places below are the dropping points based from my conversation with the drivers last November 2018.
|Silay Proper (take the van at the left side)||6 KMs||P50.00|
|Villa Angela Arcade / Lopues East, Bacolod City|
(take the van at the right side)
|Robinsons Place, Bacolod City (take the van at the right side)||24 KMs||P150.00|
|SM City Bacolod (take the van at the right side)||26 KMs||P150.00|
1. Visit the Ancestral Houses in the Museum City of Silay and The Ruins Mansion in Talisay. Rout to take: Bacolod Airport to Silay Proper
- via Tricycle: P12
- via Van: P50
2. Silay Proper Tour
3. Silay Proper to Bacolod City North Terminal
- via non-aircon bus: P17
- via aircon bus: P25
- via taxi pool: P30 / head
from Airport to Different Parts of Bacolod City or Negros Occidental
Below are the rates suggested by the LTFRB. Please note that the drivers may top-up airport charges and other fees. See link below for the picture of LTFRB tariff.
|Destinations within Bacolod City||Rate|
|Palmas Del Mar||P470|
|San Miguel Brewery||P450|
|Destinations within Negros||Rate|
|Destinations within Negros||Rate|
Pay Parking / Overnight Parking in Bacolod Airport
Parking Fee: P40.00
Overnight Parking Rate: P200.00
To be honest, I don’t like the fact that you cannot wait inside the airport without parking in the pay parking area.
Those who fetch arriving passengers wait outside the gate just beside the highway. There is no official place to wait inside the airport for free.
If you hazard just in-front of the arrival dock without having the your passenger going out yet, you may be called on by the security personnel to get out of the zone- the next option is this pay parking or wait outside the gate.
Van / UV Express from Bacolod City to Silay Airport
Van companies have pickup points around Bacolod City that will take you to the Airport.
- Villa Angela Arcade / Lopues East
- by G&C Taxi
- Bangga Cory by Eau Pur
- Passes by Robinsons Place Bacolod
- Robinsons Cybergate (front of old airport) – no longer operating as of December 2018 according to my conversation with G&C but Eau Pur Shuttle is passing by there
From Villa Angela Arcade / Lopues East to Silay Airport
G & C Airport Shuttle
Pickup Address: Villa Angela Arcade / Lopues East (just across Jollibee)
- (034) 446 – 1675
- (034) 707 – 4670
|TIme of Departure||Fare|
From Bangga Cory to Robinsons to SIlay Airport
Basia Airport Shuttle
Pickup Address: Bangga Cory, Bacolod City and Drops by at Robinsons Place Mall
- (034) 213-4871
Times of Departures and Fares
|Time of Departure from Bangga Cory||Passes by Robinsons||Fare|
|4:15am||~15 mins after||P130|
|7:30am||~15 mins after||P130|
|9am||~15 mins after||P130|
|12noon||~15 mins after||P130|
|3:30pm||~15 mins after||P130|
|5:30pm||~15 mins after||P130|
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