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 (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. P150 aircon from very early in the morning, to the port town of Hagnaya in Northern Cebu (travel time 2.5 to 3hrs. or longer - and buses depart every 30 to 45 minutes, or thereabouts)
3. From Hagnaya's Port you'll hop a 75min. Ferry Boat (P170) 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 1:15pm/2pm at the latest, in order to make the last Ferry of the day at 5:30pm in Hagnaya Cebu.
Also, please be aware of road repair work being done through 2014 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)
Aircon Busses currently run only occassionally from Cebu City - Non Aircon Busses run every day, all day long.
For those who are driving their vehicle to Bantayan Island aboard the Island Shipping RORO in Hagnaya: