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AussieLex

I wonder if anyone has any update information ... I need to go from Talisay in Cebu to Dumaguete on Negros by bus late next week. I heard that the South Bus Terminal has closed or relocated. Does anyone know for sure???

 

I don't want to be running around to wrong places when the time comes... any info or tips much appreciated ...

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cebulover2000

Nothing changed, I drove by yesterday. But you are going backwards first, maybe just wait on the hi-way for one the of the busses and flag it down.

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woodchopper

yep,,just wait at highway on the South Road and hail a dumaguete" marked bus,,if u want aircon u have to know the bus's appearance or u might end up in a "cattle class" bus,,or simply go to South Bus terminal and take your pick mate!

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Jeepney

From memory them buses did have a stop point across Gaisano, just past the pedx. 

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AussieLex

Thanks guys, his gives me what I wanted to know ... I have been seeing a girl for some time now and we are planning a trip on Dec 30 to visit her Lola, sister and brother in Pamplona   coming back Jan 2 or 3... I wanted to ride my motorcycle but she said she would rather take the bus...so the bus it is I guess....

 

I appreciate the input guys...

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shadow

Thanks guys, his gives me what I wanted to know ... I have been seeing a girl for some time now and we are planning a trip on Dec 30 to visit her Lola, sister and brother in Pamplona   coming back Jan 2 or 3... I wanted to ride my motorcycle but she said she would rather take the bus...so the bus it is I guess....

 

I appreciate the input guys...

Be advised that the Dumaguete bound and even the Santander/Bato bound AC buses are usually packed to the gills before they leave the bus terminal, you may not get one to stop, and if you do, expect to be sitting in the aisle until at least Car2x (1 hour). We make the trip a lot from Cebu/Duma, and personally I would spend the extra time and pesos to get on the bus at the terminal, thereby being able to pick a decent seat.

 

YMMV

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cvgtpc1

Just to add to the convo....how much is a car/driver between these points round trip?  If bringing/paying for enough people might be more cost effective for the convenience.

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shadow

Just to add to the convo....how much is a car/driver between these points round trip?  If bringing/paying for enough people might be more cost effective for the convenience.

 

P3000 seems to be the going rate.

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AussieLex

 

 

I would spend the extra time and pesos to get on the bus at the terminal, thereby being able to pick a decent seat.

 

My thoughts exactly ... thanks for the heads up  ... I am planning to go to the Terminal ...

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thebob

Put your bike on the ferry to Duma... then you will have transport at the other end!

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shadow

My thoughts exactly ... thanks for the heads up  ... I am planning to go to the Terminal ...

This is going to be especially true during the holidays, we spent an entire day trying to get on a bus at Christmas one year, and have never traveled to Cebu during the holiday season since.

 

On the thought of taking your motorcycle, if you go up over the mountain from Car2 to Moalboal then down, it is a very nice trip with much less traffic, terrific views, great lunch options in Moalboal, etc., and it takes no longer than going down the east coast. This is our preferred method/route if we don't have to go into Cebu City for anything.

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Lee From Cebu

do not do it traveling on the holidays is crazy take your bike . You could be at south bus for hours waiting to get one

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Ozbrum

You can get a Yellow Ceres bus at Gaisano mall as previously advised , or pick up a GTS express 12 seat Toyota van to Carcar , usually easy to get the Ceres at Carcar for Duma....this will chop an hour off the journey v going back to the terminal in Cebu

There are also Jeepneys going to Carcar via San Fernado from Talisay , these run every few minutes.

 

Alternately, maybe a member here is travelling south and can drop you off...we go to San Fernando regularly, private me with your details we might be able to help.

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Gus

Its not the South Terminal that relocated , its the VHire Terminal, Citilink, that was nearby that relocated .

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Woolf

Its not the South Terminal that relocated , its the VHire Terminal, Citilink, that was nearby that relocated .

 

The VHire   at least some of those going south are now here at center mark this map

 

http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=10.291496&lon=123.902773&z=19&m=b

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Bill H

Be advised that the Dumaguete bound and even the Santander/Bato bound AC buses are usually packed to the gills before they leave the bus terminal, you may not get one to stop, and if you do, expect to be sitting in the aisle until at least Car2x (1 hour). We make the trip a lot from Cebu/Duma, and personally I would spend the extra time and pesos to get on the bus at the terminal, thereby being able to pick a decent seat.

 

YMMV

 

Larry is spot on in his post.  If you want to ride the AC bus anywhere, South go to the terminal, if you stand on the street the odds of getting on the AC bus are small.  That said, I think the better way to get to Duma is just to take the bus to Bato, don't worry about waiting for the Duma bus.  The last stop before Bato is the ferry terminal for the fast ferry.  You can step off the bus and just about onto the ferry; it's that close.  For those who are a tad more adventuresome, walk a couple hundred meters to the North down the small road to the Pump Boat terminal and take the pump boat across the straight.  It's almost as fast as the fast ferry and cheaper.  It runs every hour, so you will save a lot of time over staying on the bus all the way to Duma.  Once you arrive at the ferry terminal at Duma walk around the terminal to the North side where you can catch the Jeepney for a few pesos or one of the many trykes sitting there for 70p, give or take.  They may ask for 100 or more because you're a foreigner, if they do, just smile and say, "No, I'm no tourist I live here I want the better rate."  Very few drivers will refuse you.  The Jeepneys will take you to the public market in the heart of the city where you can catch a tryke to anywhere in town.

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"No, I'm no tourist I live here I want the better rate."  Very few drivers will refuse you.  The Jeepneys will take you to the public market in the heart of the city where you can catch a tryke to anywhere in town. Like This Top Selective Quote Quote

 

in the words of the immortal "Daffy Duck",,"thats desspickabel,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :yahoo:

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Bill H

in the words of the immortal "Daffy Duck",,"thats desspickabel,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :yahoo:

 

To you perhaps, but I resent the foreigner tax and avoid it as often as possible.

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Lee From Cebu

I have to say it again if you have never traveled here at x-mas or Easter do not attempt it  .

 

The buses are packed even catching one at the terminal could take hours .

 

The traffic is unbelievable it can take 1 hour to just go through Carcar  now through into that mix a parade or funeral or accident and what should take 3 or 4 hours turns into 8 or 10 hours .

 

The first linc party I went to at x-mas took me 4 hours to get from Cebu to Carcar and i know if I was on my bike 1.5 hours tops

 

A motor bike will always get on the ro-ro just take your bike leave early and save yourself a huge nightmare .

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Vulle Vuojas

Thanks guys, his gives me what I wanted to know ... I have been seeing a girl for some time now and we are planning a trip on Dec 30 to visit her Lola, sister and brother in Pamplona   coming back Jan 2 or 3... I wanted to ride my motorcycle but she said she would rather take the bus...so the bus it is I guess....

 

I appreciate the input guys...

I used to play golf up there, but it's a decade+ ago. Don't know if it's still there... 

pamplona-plantation-golf-and-country-clu

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