Iloilo Seaports: RORO, Ferry, Boat Routes and Schedule

Iloilo Seaports: RORO, Ferry, Boat Routes and Schedule

Iloilo is well connected to major cities in the Philippines by sea. Take your pick from large shipping boats, roll-on/roll-off (RORO), and fastcraft ferry operators that run direct trips to Manila, Bacolod, Guimaras, Cebu, Palawan, and Cagayan de Oro.

Iloilo is also major transit point along the Western Philippines Nautical Highway. Aside from direct sea routes, traveling to most destinations and islands in the Philippines without taking a single flight is possible through a combination of bus and RORO connections.

Get Oriented

There are three main seaports in Iloilo: the Iloilo Domestic Port, Iloilo River Wharf, and Dumangas Port.

Commonly known as Fort San Pedro, the Iloilo Domestic Port in Iloilo City Proper is the primary passenger seaport for large shipping lines that offer direct ferry routes to Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga.

The Iloilo River Wharf, also located in Iloilo City Proper, hosts the passenger terminals for Iloilo-Bacolod fastcrafts and RORO ferries bound for Guimaras and Palawan.

All seaports in Iloilo City Proper are easily reached by taxi or jeepney.

Meanwhile, Iloilo-Bacolod RORO ferries depart from Dumangas Port, located 24 kilometers away from Iloilo City.

Prices and schedule posted below may change without prior notice. Explore Iloilo recommends contacting the shipping companies directly for further inquiries. Contact details are posted on the bottom of this page.

Manila-Iloilo

By Large Ferry

Direct sea route from Manila to Iloilo is served by 2GO Travel. Travel time takes up to 27 hours.

2GO Travel Manila-Iloilo RORO Schedule
RouteFrequencyDeparture/sTravel timeOne-way Fare
Manila to Iloilo2x weeklyTue: 0900, Thu: 210027 hoursP35
Iloilo to Manila2x dailySun: 1600 , Wed: 0830
Last updated on December 1, 2013

By RORO

If you are looking for information about traveling from Manila to Iloilo by RORO, see Iloilo Bus and Jeepney Guide.

Bacolod-Iloilo

By Fastcraft

Taking the one hour fastcraft ferry is the fastest and most convenient option when traveling between Iloilo and Bacolod. This ferry route is one of the busiest in the Philippines. Multiple fastcraft companies operate daily trips from sunrise to sundown. Travel time takes 1 hour on average.

Supercat (2GO Travel) Iloilo-Bacolod Fastcraft Schedule
RouteFrequencyDeparture/sTravel timeOne-way Fare
Bacolod to Iloilo4x daily0600, 0900, 1240, 15401 hourP350
Iloilo to Bacolod4x daily0730, 1030, 1410, 1310
Weesam Express Iloilo-Bacolod Fastcraft Schedule
Bacolod to Iloilo6x daily0630, 0810, 0950, 1130, 1450, 16451 hourP330 (econ), P425 (1st class)
Iloilo to Bacolod6x daily0630, 0810, 0950, 1310, 1450, 1645
Oceanjet Iloilo-Bacolod Fastcraft Schedule
Bacolod to Iloilo8x daily0614, 0745, 0915, 1045, 1245, 1415, 1545, 17151 hourP500 (free return promo)
Iloilo to Bacolod8x daily0614, 0745, 0915, 1045, 1245, 1415, 1545, 1715
Last updated on December 1, 2013

The Iloilo-Bacolod fastcrafts depart from Muelle Loney (Iloilo River Wharf) in Iloilo City Proper and BREDCO Port in Bacolod City.

By RORO

Taking the RORO is a cheaper alternative when traveling between Iloilo and Bacolod. Travel time between Iloilo and Bacolod by RORO, takes around 2 to 3 hours.

Montenegro Iloilo-Bacolod RORO Schedule*
RouteFrequencyDeparture/sTravel timeOne-way Fare
Bacolod to Dumangas6x daily0400, 0800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 00002 hoursP128
Dumangas to Bacolod6x daily0400, 0800, 1200, 1600, 2000, 0000
Tri Star Megalink Iloilo-Bacolod RORO Schedule
Bacolod to Dumangas10x daily0200, 0400, 0700, 0900, 1100, 1300, 1530, 1730, 2000, 24002 hours
Dumangas to Bacolod4x daily0200, 0500, 0700, 1000, 1200, 1430, 1530, 1830, 2030, 2400
Jomalia Iloilo-Bacolod RORO Schedule
Bacolod to Dumangas3x daily0530, 1130, 17002 hours and 30 minutes
Dumangas to Bacolod3x daily0830, 1400, 1530
Millenium Iloilo-Bacolod RORO Schedule
Bacolod to Dumangas3x daily0100, 1015, 06302 hours
Dumangas to Bacolod3x daily0400, 1315, 1730
To check prices for transporting vehicles, contact the shipping companies directy. Last updated on February 2011. *Last updated on December 1, 2013.

In Iloilo, the RORO ferries dock at Dumangas Port, which is located 24 kilometers away or up to 30 minutes by jeepney/van from Iloilo City Proper. The docking area for RORO ferries in Bacolod is at BREDCO Port.

For commuting tips to Dumangas from Iloilo City, see Iloilo Bus and Jeepney Guide.

By Large Ferry

Passenger terminal for large ferries is located at the Iloilo Domestic Port.

2Go Travel Iloilo-Bacolod Schedule
RouteFrequencyDeparture/sTravel timeOne-way Fare
Iloilo to BacolodOnce a weekSunday: 16004 hoursP449
*Last updated on December 1, 2013

Guimaras-Iloilo

By Pumpboat

Guimaras Island is a mere 15-minutes away from Iloilo City Proper by pumpboat (motorized outrigger boat). Pumpboats bound for Jordan, the capital town of Guimaras, dock at Ortiz Port in Downtown Iloilo (near University of Iloilo).

Alternatively, pumpboats bound for Buenavista, Guimaras are docked at Parola Port. Parola Port is located at the mouth of the Iloilo River near Fort San Pedro and the Iloilo Domestic Port.

Regular passenger fare for Iloilo-Guimaras pumpboat is P13 per person.

By RORO

There are also RORO services between Iloilo City and Jordan Port, Guimaras. The RORO ferry terminal is located along the Lapuz (district) side of the Iloilo River Wharf.

F.F. Cruz Iloilo-Guimaras RORO Schedule
RouteFrequencyDeparture/sTravel timeOne-way Fare
Guimaras to Iloilo7x daily0630, 0830, 1030, 1230, 1430, 1630, 183045 minutesP35
Iloilo to Guimaras7x daily0530, 0730, 0930, 1130, 1330, 1530, 1730
Montenegro Iloilo-Guimaras RORO Schedule
Guimaras to Iloilo8x daily
Iloilo to Guimaras8x daily
Last updated on December 1, 2013

Cebu-Iloilo

By Large Ferry

Direct sea route from Cebu to Iloilo is served by Trans-Asia and Cokaliong Shipping. Multiple trips depart weekly from the Iloilo Domestic Port.  Travel time takes up to 12 hours.

Trans-Asia Iloilo-Cebu Schedule
RouteFrequencyDeparture/sTravel timeOne-way Fare
Cebu to Iloilo3x weeklyMon, Wed, and Fri: 180012 hours and 30 minutesP800 (2nd class)
Iloilo to Cebu3x weeklySun, Tue, Thu: 1800
Cokaliong Iloilo-Cebu Schedule
Cebu to Iloilo3x weeklyTue, Thu, and Sat: 190012 hours and 30 minutesP760 (econ)
Iloilo to Cebu3x weeklyWed, Fri, and Sun: 1900
Last updated in December 1, 2013

By RORO

Traveling to Iloilo from Cebu is also possible by ferry+bus combination. There are no direct bus routes to Iloilo, passengers must break the journey into separate bus/ferry trips to cross from Cebu to Negros Island then finally Iloilo.

  • Via San Carlos Port, Negros Occidental (faster)
    • Cebu City to Toledo Port, Cebu (2 hours by bus or v-hire)
    • Toledo Port to San Carlos City Port, Negros Occidental (1 hour by fastcraft, 2 hours by RORO)
    • San Carlos City to Bacolod City via Don Salvador Benedicto (2.5 hours by bus)
    • Bacolod City to Iloilo City (1 hour by fastcraft or 2 hours by RORO)
  • Via Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
    • Cebu to Dumaguete City via Bato Port, Cebu and Amlan Port, Negros Oriental (4 to 5 hours)
    • Dumaguete City to Bacolod City (6 hours by bus)
    • Bacolod City to Iloilo City (1 hour by fastcraft or 2 hours by RORO)

Palawan-Iloilo

By RORO

The RORO (roll-on roll-off) ferry takes at least 24 hours from Iloilo City to Puerto Princesa taking a stop-over at Cuyo Island.

Two shipping companies ply the route namely “Montenegro” and “Milagrosa” Shipping Lines. Both Montenegro and Milagrosa offer twice weekly service. The RORO ferries depart from the Iloilo River Wharf (Lapuz Side).

Montenegro Iloilo-Palawan Schedule
RouteFrequencyDeparture/sTravel timeOne-way Fare
Puerto Princesa to Iloilo via Cuyo2x weeklyThursday and Sunday: 180012 hoursP1,226 (reg)
Iloilo to Puerto Princesa via Cuyo2x weeklyWednesday and Saturday: 0800
Milagrosa Iloilo-Palawan Schedule
Puerto Princesa to Iloilo via Cuyo2x weeklyThursday and Sunday: 150016 hoursP950 (econ)
Iloilo to Puerto Princesa via Cuyo2x weeklyMonday and Thursday: 1900
Last updated on December 1, 2013

For more information, visit Iloilo to Palawan RORO.

Cagayan de Oro-Iloilo

2GO Travel Iloilo-CDO RORO Schedule
RouteFrequencyDeparture/sTravel timeOne-way Fare
Iloilo to Cagayan de OroOnce WeeklySat: 030015 hoursP774
Cagayan de Oro to IloiloOnce WeeklySat: 2400
Last updated on December 1, 2013

Contact Details

2GO Travel and Supercat

  • Customer Interaction Center
    • Trunkline : (+63 2) 5287000
    • Email: [email protected]
  • Iloilo Office
    • Address: Fort San Pedro Drive, Arrastre Pier, PPA Terminal Building, Iloilo City
    • Landline: (033) 336-2110 / 336-2778
    • Mobile: 09172757873 / 09178892151
    • Email: [email protected] / [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: http://travel.2go.com.ph/

Weesam Express

  • Address (Iloilo Office): Muelle Loney St, Iloilo City Proper, Iloilo City
  • Landline: (+63)(033) 337-3282
  • Mobile: 09228660338, 0917-3080711
  • Website: http://www.weesamexpress.net/

Ocean Jet (Ocean Fast Ferries)

F.F. Cruz Company, Inc.

  • Address (Iloilo Main Office): Brgy. Loboc, La Paz, Iloilo CIty
  • Guimaras Address: Brgy. Hosyn, Jordan, Guimaras
  • Landline: (+63)(033) 336 4195,  336 9329, 300 6506
  • Fax: (+63)(033) 337 7877

Montenegro Shipping Lines

  • Address (Bacolod Office): BREDCO Port, Reclamation Area, Bacolod City
  • Landline: (+63)(034) 704-2322
  • Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.montenegrolines.com.ph/

Milagrosa Shipping Corporation

  • Address (Iloilo Office): Jarfel Bldg, Brgy Lapuz Norte, Lapuz, Iloilo City
  • Landline: (+63)(033)  335 0955, 337 8627

Jomalia Shipping Corp.

  • Landline: (034) 434-2542
  • Mobile: 0910-2812082

Millennium Shipping

  • Landline: (034) 433-9360
  • Mobile: 0927-4691461

Trans-Asia Shipping

  • Address (Head Office): M.J. Cuenco corner Osmeña Bvd., Cebu City
  • Landline (Cebu): (+63)(032) 254-6491
  • Landline (Iloilo): (+63)(032) 335-8499, 509-9909, 509-8808
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: http://www.transasiashipping.com/

Cokaliong Shipping

  • Address (Iloilo Office): PPA Terminal Bldg, Fort San Pedro Drive, Iloilo City
  • Landline: (033) 335-8833
  • Fax: (033) 509-3333 / (033) 509-3333
  • Mobile: (0927) 507-9898
  • Website: http://www.cokaliongshipping.com/