Ground Directions from Cebu City (Quick Version)
From the North Bus Terminal Via taxi from Cebu City: make sure it’s a METERED taxi to avoid a price gouge, and insist the driver actually uses the meter - most drivers are courteous and the trips are without issue (if not, just get another taxi; there's plenty to choose from without a long wait time)
1. Go to the North Bus Terminal in Cebu City near SM Mall:
2. From the North Terminal, Ceres Coach Busses (yellow & white) & Cebu AutoBus Corp. (orange & white) run all day from aprox. 5am. onwards at aprox. P200 fare aircon from very early in the morning, to the port town of Hagnaya in Northern Cebu (travel time 3hrs. to 4hrs or longer, depending on road work on the main land)
3. From Hagnaya's Port you'll hop a 75min. Ferry Boat (aprox. P170 fare) to Santa Fe on Bantayan Island, and the boats run from 5:30am early morning until the last boat leaves Hagnaya at 5:30pm.
TIP: arrive at the Cebu City North Bus Terminal by 12 noon at the latest to catch the 12:30pm bus, in order to make the afternoon 3:30pm/4:30pm Ferry before 5:30pm (last Ferry) in Hagnaya Cebu.
Also, please be aware of road repair work being done through 2015-2016 on the Cebu City main highway north, and this will increase your travel time beyond 3hrs. especially when traveling later in the day (early am travel is always best)
This road work has increased the bus travel time to 3.5hrs/4.5hrs. on most days when traveling mid morning to mid afternoon.
For those who are driving their vehicle to Bantayan Island aboard the Island Shipping RORO in Hagnaya: