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Cebu City Budget Travel

Cebu City has an area of spanning 291.2 km and bordering Balamban, Compostela, Consolacion, Mandaue City and Talisay City. The city is home to the heritage site of Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Minore del Sto Niño de Cebu and Fort of San Pedro dating back to the Spanish Colonization.

In this budget travel guide, learn how to commute using jeep route code, bus, taxi or single (motor) going to Cebu City Tourist Spots, churches, malls and museums. You can also check the sample budget itinerary for 2-3 days including fares, hotels and entrance fees and walking tour.

Things to do and Places to go in Cebu includes Ayala Center Cebu, Basilica Minore del Sto Niño de Cebu, Casa Gorordo Museum, Cebu City Hall, Cebu Cordova Link Expressway Bridge CCLEX, Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral, Cebu Provincial Capitol, Colon Obelisk, Fort San Pedro, Guadalupe Church, Halad Museum, Mactan Cebu International Airport, Magellan’s Cross, Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex, Plaza Independencia, Robinsons Galleria, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside City, St Joseph Parish, Sugbu Museum, Taoist Temple, Temple of Leah, The Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints Temple, The Heritage of Cebu Monument, and University of the Philippines Cebu.

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Cebu City Arrival and Departure

Tourists going to Cebu City will arrive via Cebu Mactan International Airport, Cebu Pier 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Cebu North Bus Terminal NBT located in SM City Cebu and Cebu South Bus Terminal CSBT near Elizabeth Mall EMALL and City Mall Bacalso.

You may ride the MyBus in MCIA Mactan Cebu International Airport terminal 1 or 2 going to Cebu North Bus Terminal located in SM City Cebu and the fare is ₱50. There are no vans servicing the airport and the MI-05A jeepney route will only go to Opon Mactan Cebu Ferry Terminal.

If you travel by bus from Bacolod either via Toledo or Tabuelan Port, you will be arriving in Cebu North Bus Terminal NBT. If coming from Dumaguete, or Dapitan, you will be arriving in Cebu South Bus Terminal CSBT. If you choose to ride the ferry or Roro, you will be arriving in Cebu Pier 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

You will then be greeted by a shockingly numerous jeepney routes which you have no idea what to ride and with some going to the same location but with different codes.

Next stop, how to go to your hotel from the terminals.

Dumarating ang mga turistang pupunta sa Cebu City sa pamamagitan ng Cebu Mactan International Airport, Cebu Pier 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Cebu North Bus Terminal NBT na matatagpuan sa SM City Cebu at Cebu South Bus Terminal CSBT malapit sa Elizabeth Mall EMALL at City Mall Bacalso.

Kung ikaw ay galing sa MCIA Mactan Cebu International Airport Terminal 1 or 2, maaari kang sumakay sa MyBus na papuntang Cebu North Bus Terminal na matatagpuan sa SM City Cebu at ang pamasahe ay ₱50. Walang mga van sa airport at ang MI-05A jeepney route ay pupunta lamang sa Opon Mactan Cebu Ferry Terminal.

Kung magbibiyahe ka sakay ng bus mula sa Bacolod via Toledo o Tabuelan Port, darating ka sa Cebu North Bus Terminal NBT. May mga bus ang Ceres sa NBT papuntang Bacolod, Bantayan Island at Daan Bantayan kung ikaw ay papunta sa Malapascua.

Kung manggagaling naman sa Dumaguete o Dapitan, darating ka sa Cebu South Bus Terminal CSBT. May mga bus naman sa CSBT papuntang Oslob, Liloan, at iba pa.

Kung ikaw naman ay nakasakay sa ferry o Roro, darating ka sa Cebu Pier 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. May mga jeep dito papunta sa Ayala Cebu, Cebu City Hall at Cebu Provincial Capitol at SM City Cebu.

Pagdating mo sa Cebu City, sasalubungin ka ng napakaraming ruta ng jeepney na hindi mo alam kung ano ang sasakayan at ang ilan ay pupunta sa parehong lokasyon ngunit may magkakaibang mga code.

Next Stop, paano pumunta sa iyong hotel galing sa mga terminal.

Commute to Hotel from Cebu Bus Terminals

Your next challenge is how you will go to your hotel from the terminal. The first thing that comes to mind is to just grab a taxi and go to the hotel with your luggage. But if you are a budget traveler, you will want to minimize your expenses and save as much money as you can.

The first thing to consider to getting to your hotel is finding the general area of your hotel. Your hotel may be located in one of these areas using the map below

Once you have the area, then, your next job is to find the jeepney routes going to the area. Note that not all routes will have a jeep and you may need to combine 2 jeepney routes.

I have listed my blogs that can help you find your way to your hotel.

Cebu Jeepney Route Codes
How to commute to Cebu City Hotels
How to commute to and from CEBU NORTH BUS TERMINAL
How to commute to and from CEBU SOUTH BUS TERMINAL
SM City Cebu Jeepney Terminal

Ang susunod mong hamon ay kung paano ka pupunta sa iyong hotel mula sa terminal. Ang unang bagay na papasok sa isip mo ay sumakay ng taxi at pumunta sa hotel dala ang iyong bagahe. Ngunit kung ikaw ay isang budget traveller, maaari kang makatipid sa pagsakay ng jeep.

Ang unang bagay na dapat gawin ay tukuyin ang general area ng iyong hotel. Maaaring matatagpuan ang iyong hotel sa isa sa mga lugar na ito gamit ang mapa sa ibaba.

Pag nahanap mo na kung saan ang area ng iyong hotel, ang susunod na gawin mo ay hanapin ang mga ruta ng jeepney na dumadaan sa lugar na iyon. Tandaan na hindi lahat ng ruta ay magkakaroon ng jeep at maaaring kailanganin mong pagsamahin ang 2 ruta ng jeepney.

Commute in Cebu using Google Maps

Another way is to use google maps. First thing to do is put your location and the place you want to go. In the results, click on the icon with the bus and it will give you several routes.

Note

  1. The first result is not always the best route.
  2. The person icon with number will tell you to walk for how many minutes or waiting time.
  3. The bus with number will tell you the route code.
  4. Click the route to check the details
  5. If you see two or more codes 21A/22A beside each other, then that means you can use either of the two.
  6. If you see an arrow after the code, then that means you need to transfer to another jeep with the code 22D > 20A
  7. Google Maps will not tell you the actual route printed on the body of the jeep. You can use the route code cheat sheet below

21A / 22A > walk / wait 4mins > 06H means ride the jeep or modern jeep / mini bus with code 21A or 22A from Cebu North Bus Terminal to National Telecommunications Office, wait up to 4 mins and ride the 20A jeep to Ayala Center Cebu.

Isang malaking tulong ang pag gamit ng Google Maps para mag commute sa Cebu. Para gamitin ito, ilagay ang iyong lokasyon at ang lugar na gusto mong puntahan. Sa mga resulta, ilick ang icon na may bus at bibigyan ka nito ng ilang ruta.

Tandaan

  1. Ang unang resulta ay hindi palaging pinakamaganda
  2. Ang icon ng tao na may numero ay nagsasabi kung ilang minuto and paglalakad (base sa 1km per 15 mins na lakad) o oras ng paghihintay.
  3. Ang bus na may numero ay nagsasabi ng route code
  4. I-click ang ruta upang tingnan ang mga detalye
  5. Kung makakita ka ng dalawa o higit pang mga code i.e. 21A/22A na magkatabi, nangangahulugan iyon na magagamit mo ang alinman sa dalawa.
  6. Kung makakita ka ng arrow pagkatapos ng code i.e. 22D > 20A, nangangahulugan iyon na kailangan mong lumipat sa isa pang jeep pag dating sa tinakdang bababaan.
  7. Hindi sasabihin sa iyo ng Google Maps ang aktwal na rutang nakatatak sa jeep. Maaari mong tignan dito ang mga ruta – Jeepney Route Code

Halimbawa

21A / 22A > walk / wait 4mins > 06H – Ang ibig sabihin ay sumakay ng jeep, modern jeep / mini bus na may code 21A o 22A mula Cebu North Bus Terminal papuntang National Telecommunications Office, maghintay ng hanggang 4 na minuto at sumakay ng 20A jeep papuntang Ayala Center Cebu at maglakad ng 1 minuto papuntng Hotel Elizabeth.

Cebu City Walking Tour

  • Casa Gorordo Museum
  • Heritage of Cebu Monument
  • Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral
  • Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu
  • Magellan’s Cross
  • Cebu City Hall
  • Plaza Independencia
  • Fort San Pedro
  • Malacañang sa Sugbo
  • Cebu Cordova Link Bridge View

Cebu Transit Map

Joseph Ricafort designed a Transit Map of Cebu jeep routes with codes to help travellers navigate Cebu. You can also check the details routes by code below

Cebu City Jeep Route Code

Route CodeOriginDestinationOther Routes
01CPrivateColonUrgello, Pier
01KUrgelloParkmallColon, SM & NBT
02BSouth Bus TerminalColonPier
03AMaboloCarbonPanagdait & Manalili
03BMabolo
03LMaboloCarbon
04BLahug, Plaza HousingCarbon
04HLahug, Plaza HousingCarbonCapitol & Jones
04ILahug, Plaza Housing
04LLahug, Plaza HousingAyalaSM
04MLahugAyala
06BGuadalupeCarbonJones
06CGuadalupeCarbon
06GGuadalupeC Padilla
06HGuadalupeSM
07BBanawaCarbonCapitol & Jones
08GAlumnosColon
09CBasakColon
09FBasakPlaridel
09GBasakColonMagallanes
10FBulacaoColon
10GPardoMagallanes
10HBulacaoSM
10MBulacaoSMColon
11AInayawanColon
12DLabangonColon
12GLabangonSMColon Pier
12ILabangonSMColon & North Bus Terminal
12LLabangonAyala
13BTalambanCarbon
13CTalambanColonEchavez
13HPit-osMandaue Public Market
14DAyalaColonRamos
17BApas LahugCarbon
17CApas LahugCarbon
17DApas LahugCarbonTaboan
20AMandaueAyala
21AMandaueCathedral
22AMandaueCathedral
22DMandaueCathedral
22IMandaueGaisano Country Mall
23-Parkmall
23DParkmallOpon
62BPit-osCarbonColon
MI-01AMactan
MI-02BMandaueParkmall
MI-03ACordovaLapu Lapu
MI-03BMactan
MI-04AMactanTamiya
MI-04BMactan
MI-05AMactanOpon
Cebu Route Codes Jeep and Modern Jeep

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