MECA-J Tours is one of the known shuttle service providers for trips from Bacolod to Silay International Airport. MECA-J has two pickup depots:1. SM City - North Wing ( facing Manokan Country)
2. Araneta St. Singcang - located beside Phoenix Gas Station near Old Aiport
If you do wish to be picked-up from your hotel, just contact MECA-J in advance for arrangement. Would cost an additional fee. MECA-J Mobile Number is (+63)918.928.2560.
MECA-J Tours van service schedule: Bacolod to Silay Airport
|4:20 AM||1:00 PM|
|6:20 AM||3:30 PM|
|8:00 AM||4:30 PM|
|10:00 AM||5:30 PM|
Note: This schedule was taken from MECA-J website, on Aug 28,2014.BASIA Transport and G&C Shuttle. BASIA's main station is at Robinsons Place in Mandalagan. While G&C is situated in Lopuest East area.
Van trips from Bacolod to Silay airport should take an average of 30 minutes.
With MECA-J the fare is 100 per person. This is a better rate to taxis charging 500 pesos per trip. Nope taxis don't do metered trips for drop-offs at Silay Aiport. But if you do wish to have a more private and comfortable trip the taxi is your option. Try asking taxi driver to make it 450 and give em a puppy face - usually works :)
Please note that this post is written in Aug 2014.
My Last Experience with MECA-J
Since I live in the Southern side of the city, MECA-J's branch has been my option after I left my apartment in Mandalagan. I have used MECA-J's service for maybe 7 or 8 times.
|took this photo at MECA-J located on Araneta st Singcang|
They have this schedule posted prominently in front of their depot along Araneta St - one of the big streets in Bacolod. They have the 6:00AM schedule that I wanted to take which was just perfect for my morning trip.
Arrived at their station about 5:40AM which was just good enough for their supposed-to-be 6:00AM departure. So I got in there, only to be told that there is no 6AM trip, and that they will be departing 6:20AM. Any typical traveler would ask "Why?!" and all I got was "6:20AM trip lang. Wala na 6AM". I got curious & with hopes to get a better answer so I asked again, unfortunately I got the same response.
And I was like:
I didn't know if their sched was messed up or they were doing a new sched. Nobody explained really. It was my cue to get a taxi.
MECA-J have had years of being in this service and I wish they'd come up with a better way of handling travelers on situations like this.
It was only today that I have had a visit to their website to verify their schedule due to this post. I am happy to find that their website seem to show an updated schedule.
For schedules and trip arrangements, I would highly suggest that you get in touch with MECA-J Tours (+63)918.928.2560.
Secure a worry-free travel by booking an earlier sched.
Take van trip that is 2 hours prior to your departure timeMy other concern with MECA-J, as far as my previous trips were concerned, is with regards to their special pick-up service which could inevitably cause a bit of delay. At one instance, the guest who requested for pickup, was just checking out at the reception when the van arrived.
Another trip I had with them had to pick-up two passengers from 2 different hotels. MECA-J drivers will ask about your flight schedule and they'd hurry up a bit if the time seems tight for one passenger.
The reason why I have had several history with MECA-J is because their service used to be really prompt and friendly. Please note that incidents in this post were my personal experience and that it should not represent the general passenger.