2018 Iloilo ↔ Bacolod FAST CRAFTS (Weesam, FastCat, SuperCat Boats etc.) Schedules, Fares, Cargo Rates, Porterage

Created: Aug 2018 | Updated Oct 4, 2018

The fastest way to cross Bacolod to Iloilo or vice versa is through fast crafts. There are four major fastcrafts that travel from Bacolod to Iloilo or from Iloilo to Bacolod. They are WeesamSupercatOceanjet and FastCat. 

If you are after cost – savings regardless of time, or if you carry with you a vehicle, it’s better to take the RoRo Vessels which I made in a separate blog.

At the bottom part, I also made a side-by-side schedule comparison of all the fastcraft companies. 

If you want to send boxes, envelopes, padala or freight to Iloilo or Bacolod just like LBC or JRS, I placed the rates below also.

Hopefully, this guide will help you save money and time. Thank you in advance for visiting my blog, I work part-time to support my charity called Great Commission Ministries – a charity dedicated to help the Gospel Work here in Negros, Visayas and beyond.

I made another post for RoRo Schedules and Fares (Bacolod Iloilo and Iloilo Bacolod)

Map Legend

  1. Weesam Terminal
  2. Super Cat Terminal
  3. Ocean Jet Terminal
  4. RoRo Ships and Terminal
  5. New Shipping Terminal (Currently 2GO uses this)
  6. Entrance (Pay P12/ car)
  7. Bong Bongs and eating shops and pasalubong
  8. To SM and city proper
  9. Pay Parking
  10. Hotel
  11. Bacolod Pavilion Hotel

Weesam FastCraft

Weesam Schedules and Cargo Rates with Passengers

Weesam
(from Bacolod)
Weesam
(from Iloilo)
6:30am6:30am
8:10am8:10am
9:50am9:50am
11:30am11:30am
1:10pm1:10pm
2:50pm2:50pm
4:45pm4:45pm

Vessel 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
50kg Php 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.

Bacolod to Iloilo Logo Fastcraft

OceanJet Passenger Schedule

Ocean Jet Schedules
(from Bacolod)(from Iloilo)
06:05am06:05am
7:35am7:35am
9:05am9:05am
10:35am10:35am
12:30pm12:30pm
2:15pm2:15pm
3:45pm3:45pm
5:15pm5:15pm

SuperCat Passenger Schedule

While onboarding the vessel from Bacolod BREDCO on a rainy day
Super Cat from Bacolod
Super Cat from Iloilo
(please note that the schedules are not the same after the 10:30am trip)
6:00am6:00am
7:30am7:30am
9:00am9:00am
10:30am10:30am
12:20pm12:40pm
2:10pm2:20pm
3:30pm3:40pm
5:10pm5:00pm

Here’s the proof of the new sked of Super Cat at the window of the cashier. Check out this marketing banner which they placed containing a +1 promo scheme.

Inside Supercat which I think the most spacious among the competition.

Bacolod to Iloilo

Schedule of Departures (BREDCO Port)

Super Cat
Ocean JetWeesam
I placed the three side by side so you can see which schedule to catch
6:00am06:05am6:30am
7:30am7:35am8:10am
9:00am9:05am9:50am
10:30am10:35am11:30am
12:20pm12:30pm1:10pm
2:10pm2:15pm2:50pm
3:30pm3:45pm4:45pm
5:10pm5:15pm

FastCat Schedule from Banago, Bacolod

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

Iloilo to Bacolod

Schedule of Departures (from Iloilo FastCraft Terminal)

Super Cat
Ocean JetWeesam
I placed the three side by side so you can see which schedule to catch
6:00am06:05am6:30am
7:30am7:35am8:10am
9:00am9:05am9:50am
10:30am10:35am11:30am
12:40pm*12:30pm1:10pm
2:20pm*2:15pm2:50pm
3:40pm*3:45pm4:45pm
5:00pm*5:15pm
*Different from BCD-ILOILO

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 PM

Weesam Porterage and Freight Rates

Iloilo (033)337-3282 / 09338690330

Bacolod (034)433-9125 / 09228200270

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.
DescriptionPrice
Box/ Karton 5kg approx.Php 150
Box/ Karton 15kg approx.Php 150
Box/ Karton 20-30kg approx.Php 150 – Php 200
Brown EnvelopePhp 50

Weesam Fares

Iloilo (033)337-3282 / 09338690330

Bacolod (034)433-9125 / 09228200270

 One Way Promo
(Tourist Class | Aircon)​
Roundtrip Promo
(Tourist Class | Aircon)​
Tourist Class (Aircon)
Full (Adult): P335



P605
Gov't Employee:P335P605
Student (present school ID):P290P515
Senior Citizen: P275P495
Minor (4-11 years old):P185P335
Economy / Non-Aircon
Full (Adult): P270P500
Gov't Employee:P270P500
Student (present school ID):P230P420
Senior Citizen: P220P400
Minor (4-11 years old):P220P270

BREDCO Bacolod Terminal Fee: P15.00
Iloilo Terminal Fee: P30.00 (Regular) | P24.00 (Minor/Student) | P21.44 (Senior/PWD)

Bacolod to Iloilo Logo Fastcraft

OceanJet Fares

Iloilo (033) 335-3255 / 09237088054

Bacolod (034) 433-5359 

 One WayRound Trip
Tourist Class
Regular / AdultP300P600
Senior Citizen / PWDP214.29P428.57
StudentP240P480
Minor (4-11 yrs old)P150P300
Open-Air
RegularP300NOT APPLICABLE
First 50 Passengers (Promo)P250NOT APPLICABLE
StudentP240NOT APPLICABLE
Senior/ PWDP214.29NOT APPLICABLE
MinorP150NOT APPLICABLE

BREDCO Bacolod Terminal Fee: P15.00
Iloilo Terminal Fee: P30.00 (Regular) | P24.00 (Minor/Student) | P21.44 (Senior/PWD)

Reference: Actual Photo of Ocean Jet Fast Craft Fares

SuperCat Fares

SuperCat FastCraft Bacolod Iloilo

Iloilo (033) 335-3077 / 09331463311

Bacolod (034) 707-7227 / 09423909944

 One WayRound Trip
Economy Class (Non-Aircon)
Promo
(First 10 pax)
P230P460
Regular RateP250P488
Tourist Class
(Aircon-Lowerdeck)
Promo 1
(First 15 pax)
P260P520
Promo 2P290P550
Promo 3P310P570
Regular RateP390P650
Business Class
(Aircon-Upperdeck)
P420P770
Discounts to seniors, students, gov't employees and PWD's apply: ~%20

BREDCO Bacolod Terminal Fee: P15.00
Iloilo Terminal Fee: P30.00 (Regular) | P24.00 (Minor/Student) | P21.44 (Senior/PWD)

PROMO INFO: Check out this picture I took from SuperCat Cashier which contains some promos on various seat classes.

FastCat RoRo Fares

Please note that Fast Cat functions more like a RoRo (Roll-on Roll-off rather than a Fast Craft. But for me, I think it can be fast cat too because the travel time lasts around 1:30 hours which is almost the same as the other vessels classifed as fast crafts. 

FastCat Bacolod Iloilo

Iloilo: 918-9086973 / 917-6515945 / iloilo.port@fastcat.com.ph

Bacolod: FRANCO RIVERO 0918-9064982 / 0917-6515973 / 0998-8453288

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

Pay Parking

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. 

  • Park Fee ranges from 20-50
Simplicio Palanca Terminal at BREDCO is now done at first stage. Currently, only 2Go trips to Manila and CDO are working here, but could accommodate the Bacolod-Iloilo soon. When I talked with the personnel here, they said it might Oct 2018 during Masskara, or later.

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). 

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