Flights & getting there
If plans to build a bridge between Iloilo and Guimaras materialise (there's also talk of a bridge to be built between Iloilo and Bacolod on Negros, but this seems fantastical), this would certainly affect the nature of Guimaras. Iloilo, less so.
Iloilo Airport is 18km north of town in Santa Barbara. Cebu Pacific (www.cebupacificair.com) and Philippine Airlines (www.philippineairlines.com) serve Manila (hourly) and Davao (daily) and have several flights a week to Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Puerto Princesa, Singapore, Seoul and Hong Kong. The domestic departure tax is a relatively hefty P200 and P700 for international flights.
Airport shuttle buses (P70, 30 minutes) depart from the Travellers Lounge at SM City from 4am to 6pm. They leave when full so allow plenty of time, maybe at least two hours before your flight. A taxi from the city centre runs between P350 to P400.
Fastcraft to Bacolod operate out of the Lapuz Terminal (Iloilo River Wharf), as do the roll-on, roll-off ferries (RORO) to Guimaras and Puerto Princesa. The frequent RORO to Bacolod operates from Dumangas, 20km north of Iloilo City (P80 per person, P1000 per car, two hours).
Small pumpboats to Jordan Port on Guimaras leave frequently throughout the day from Ortiz Wharf.
The big malls have ticketing offices open 9am to 8pm daily. Boat tickets can be bought at the pier.
Boats from Iloilo
|Iloilo River Wharf||Bacolod||Weesam Express, FastCat, Ocean Jet||fastcraft||250-600||1hr||hourly|
|Port San Pedro||Manila||2GO||ferry||1243||27hr||Sun, Wed & Thu|
|Port San Pedro||Cagayan de Oro||2GO||ferry||1113||14hr||Sat|
|Port San Pedro||Bacolod||2GO||ferry||595||4hr||Sun|
|Port San Pedro||Cebu||Trans-Asia, Cokaliong||ferry||760-800||13hr||Tue-Sun|
|Ortiz Wharf||Jordan Port, Guimaras||various||bangka||14-28||25min||every 30min|
|Parola Wharf||Buenavista, Guimaras||various||bangka||29||20min||every 30min|
|Lapuz Terminal||Jordan, Guimaras||FF Cruz||RORO||70 plus vehicle||1hr||every 2hr|
|Lapuz Terminal||Cuyo/Puerto Princesa||Milagrosa, Montenegro||RORO||950-1220||12/24hr||Thu & Sat|
Bus & Jeepney
A taxi from the city centre to the Ceres Terminal in barangay Tagbak costs around P200.
Buses from Iloilo
|Departs||Destination||Fare (P)||Duration (hr)||Frequency|
|Ceres Terminal||Roxas City||180-205||2¾||hourly|
|Ceres Terminal||Antique (via Miagao)||275||5||every 30min|
|Molo Terminal||San José, Antique||110 (to San José)||3 (to San José)||daily|