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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.

Boat

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

Destination

Bacolod

Company

Weesam Express, FastCat, Ocean Jet

Type

fastcraft

Fare (P)

250-600

Duration

1hr

Frequency

hourly

Port San Pedro

Destination

Manila

Company

2GO

Type

ferry

Fare (P)

1243

Duration

27hr

Frequency

Sun, Wed & Thu

Port San Pedro

Destination

Cagayan de Oro

Company

2GO

Type

ferry

Fare (P)

1113

Duration

14hr

Frequency

Sat

Port San Pedro

Destination

Bacolod

Company

2GO

Type

ferry

Fare (P)

595

Duration

4hr

Frequency

Sun

Port San Pedro

Destination

Cebu

Company

Trans-Asia, Cokaliong

Type

ferry

Fare (P)

760-800

Duration

13hr

Frequency

Tue-Sun

Ortiz Wharf

Destination

Jordan Port, Guimaras

Company

various

Type

bangka

Fare (P)

14-28

Duration

25min

Frequency

every 30min

Parola Wharf

Destination

Buenavista, Guimaras

Company

various

Type

bangka

Fare (P)

29

Duration

20min

Frequency

every 30min

Lapuz Terminal

Destination

Jordan, Guimaras

Company

FF Cruz

Type

RORO

Fare (P)

70 plus vehicle

Duration

1hr

Frequency

every 2hr

Lapuz Terminal

Destination

Cuyo/Puerto Princesa

Company

Milagrosa, Montenegro

Type

RORO

Fare (P)

950-1220

Duration

12/24hr

Frequency

Thu & Sat

Bus & Jeepney

A taxi from the city centre to the Ceres Terminal in barangay Tagbak costs around P200.

Buses from Iloilo

Ceres Terminal

Destination

Kalibo

Fare (P)

300

Duration (hr)

4-5

Frequency

hourly

Ceres Terminal

Destination

Caticlan

Fare (P)

420

Duration (hr)

5-6

Frequency

hourly

Ceres Terminal

Destination

Roxas City

Fare (P)

180-205

Duration (hr)

Frequency

hourly

Ceres Terminal

Destination

Antique (via Miagao)

Fare (P)

275

Duration (hr)

5

Frequency

every 30min

Ceres Terminal

Destination

Carles

Fare (P)

300

Duration (hr)

2-2½

Frequency

hourly

Molo Terminal

Destination

San José, Antique

Fare (P)

110 (to San José)

Duration (hr)

3 (to San José)

Frequency

daily