Cebu’s North Bus Terminal is an experience: leaving travelers trying to find the right bus, arriving travelers arranging for onward travel (maybe to the airport), vendors selling chicharon, otap and other souvenirs, all to the back set of honking buses and shouting conductors. Outside the craze continues: with fruit and balut vendors everywhere. But North Bus Terminal is also your chance to escape the city going to places such as Malapascua, Bantayan or even Bacolod.
Cebu North Bus Terminal serves all routes going North and West of Metro Cebu, complementing South Bus Terminal. From here you can take major bus lines like Metro Cebu Autobus, D’ Rough Riders, Sugbo Transit Expess and the most popular one, the yellow Ceres Bus Liner. If you need an alternative to buses, you’ll find vans for hire, V-hire as they are called, and mini buses that go to Catmon, Sogod and Tuburan.
CNBT Address & Map
North Bus Terminal is located between SM City and Parkmall. Every taxi driver knows where to find the terminal.
The specific address is:
Subangdaku, Mandaue City, Cebu
Cebu to Danao City Port / Camotes
If you plan to go to Camotes Island, you need to go to Danao Port and take a ferry from there going to the island. You can take any busses at the North Bus Terminal, as all busses pass through Danao Port. You just need to ask the conductor or driver to drop you there.
Cebu to Maya / Malapascua
Planning to go to Malapascua? Malapascua is one of the best known islands in the northern part of Cebu. Visitors love it for its beaches and the diving spot for thresher sharks. To get there you need to take a ride on the Maya/Daanbantayan route, for example with the yellow Ceres Buses. Just look at the signboard on the buses. You might also ask the driver or conductor to drop you off the Maya port and from there get a boat going to Malapascua Island.
Cebu to Hagnaya / Bantayan
If you’re going to Bantayan Island, you need to take a bus that goes to Hagnaya. Ceres Bus and Sugbo Transit serve that route. One option is to drop off at Hagnaya port and then to take a ferry going to Bantayan island. The other possibly more convenient route is a direct Ceres bus that travels all the way to the island.
Also, if you’re going to Bantayan Island you should leave early as Hagnaya Port doesn’t operate 24 hrs. The last trip in Hagnaya port is at 4:30 pm thus you should take a bus before 1:00 pm as the travel time will take 4 -5 hours.
Cebu to Cataingan via Polambato Wharf (Roro)
RORO bus that travels from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Cataingan, Masbate City.
Cebu to Bacolod
Here are different routes you can take going to Bacolod from Cebu North Bus Terminal.
- Cebu to Salvador/Bacolod via Toledo
- Cebu to Bacolod via Tabuelan
You can take any bus in Cebu North Bus Terminal that goes to northern part of Cebu such as Bogo, Medellin, San Remegio and any other destinations.
If you are a tourist traveling I would advice you take the aircon bus as it is comfy and more spacious compared to V-hire. It also has wifi and tv on board.
Most buses like Ceres and Sugbo Transit always stop by at Carmen Bastap for 10 – 15 mins. Here you can buy some snacks and use the restroom if you need to.
Did you know that North Bus Terminal will likely move in 2020? The lease contract of the bus terminal in Mandaue will soon expire in October this year. The Mandaue City government decide not to renew the contract as they plan to build a police station and fire station on the area.