Cebu South Bus Terminal: How to Make Your Way to South Cebu

Cebu South Bus Terminal is where your journey starts if you’re going to the South of Cebu. Oslob? Swimming with the gigantic whale sharks? Moalboal? Kawasan Falls?

If you look like a tourist, the questions start as soon as you enter the square that is the South Bus Terminal. But not after you have made your way through a foyer full of travelers coming and going and of vendors selling snacks and pasalubong (souvenirs) into what is basically a big parking lot packed with buses. South Bus Terminal is certainly not a peaceful place, but it gets you where you need to go—if your destination is the South of Cebu Island. (Or even beyond, like Dumaguete!) You may have questions about the terminal—that’s what this page is for.

Note, if you want to go North, check out our guide to the Cebu North Bus Terminal.

What Time is the Terminal Open?

The terminal operates 24/7, even during holidays. Check this article from Cebu Daily News.

Where is Cebu South Bus Terminal Located?

N. Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City

Can I find Vans (V-hire) at South Bus Terminal?

There is no V-Hire at the South Bus Terminal. If you plan to travel by V-Hire you need to go to V-Hire South Terminal

Junquera St. corner Sanciangco St., Kamagayan, Cebu City

V-Hire Southern Routes:

  • Aloguinsan
  • Badian
  • Barili
  • Carcar
  • Lutupan
  • Moalboal
  • Naga
  • Oslob
  • Pinamungajan
  • Samboan
  • Simala
  • Toledo

and other municipalities.

What are the Popular Destinations in South Cebu?

Badian: Kawasan Falls

Badian is famous for its Canyoneering and Kawasan falls. It’s a 3 hours bus ride from Cebu. Here are the bus rides you should take.

Read Amazing Badian Cebu Tourist Spots for the Fearless Adventurer for more info.

Cebu to Bato via Barili:
  • Ceres Liner
Cebu to Bato/Barili:
  • Metrolink

Dalaguete: Osmena Peak

Osmena Peak is the highest mountain in Cebu.  If you like to do hiking this place should be on your bucket list. It’s also good for sunset watching. Here are the routes you need to take to get there.

Cebu to Bato/Oslob/Alcoy:
  • Ceres Liner
Cebu to Samboan/Oslob:
  • Sunrays
Cebu to Santander Liloan Port:
  • Sunrays

Tip: Ask the driver or conductor to drop you off at Dalaguete Junction (landmark 7/11 convenience store). From there take a haba-habal going to Osmena Peak  Trail.

Simala Shrine
Simala Shrine
Moalboal, Cebu
Moalboal, Cebu

Moalboal: Diving, Snorkeling, and Sardines Run

Moalboal is one of southern Cebu’s popular destinations. It’s famous for its diving, snorkeling, and swimming with sardines, if you’re lucky you will get to see turtles as well. To get there you need to take these bus routes:

Cebu to Bato via Barili:
  • Ceres Liner
Cebu to Bato/ Barili:
  • Metrolink

Oslob: Whale Sharks

One of the famous provinces in the Southern Cebu is Oslob — it’s famous for its whale sharks. Aside from the famous whale shark you can also go to Sumilon Island Sandbar. To get there take these routes:

Cebu to Bato/Oslob/Alcoy:
  • Ceres Liner
Cebu to Samboan/Oslob:
  • Sunrays

What Times are Buses Leaving for Oslob?

The first trip from Cebu South Bus Terminal is 01:00 AM by Ceres Liner, then every 30 minutes after.

Sibonga: Simala Shrine

Located in Lindogon, Sibonga is the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, or popularly known as the Simala. It’s also known for its castle-like architecture and as a miraculous shrine.  To get there take these bus routes:

Cebu to Sibonga: 
  • Allowie
  • Andrew Liner
  • EDC
  • Pioneer
  • Skippes
  • Yeoman

Tip: Ask the driver to take you off Simala, from there ride a Habal-habal going to Simala Shrine.

Other Bus Destinations and Operators

Cebu to Aloguinsan via Pinamungajan

  • Jhade

Cebu to Argao

  • Ceres Liner

Cebu to Balamban/Asturias

  • Corominas

Cebu to Balamban/Pinamungajan

  • Ceres

Cebu to Carcar

  •  Befel Liner
  • Dos Hermanos
  • Inday Jean

Cebu to Dumaguete

  • Ceres Liner

Cebu to Dumanjug/Barili


Cebu to Dumanjug

  • Chan Transit
  • Socorro

Cebu to Pinamungajan via Aloguinsan


Cebu to Santander Liloan Port

  • Sunrays

Cebu to Toledo

  • Canoneo

Cebu to Toledo/Pinamungajan

  • Jegans

Cebu to Toledo/Balamban

  • Calvo
  • Gabe Transit

Bus Destinations Outside Cebu

Cebu to Bacolod

  • Ceres Liner (Aircon)

Cebu to Dumaguete

  • Ceres Liner (Aircon)

Cebu to Zamboanga

  • Ceres Liner (Aircon)