Car Hire at Bacolod–Silay International Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Bacolod, the capital of the province of Negros Occidental, is ranked as the “Best Place to Live in the Philippines.” When travelling within the city, get in via Bacolod-Silay International Airport and through the rent-a-car services offered, visit destinations and attractions within the area.
Where to hire a car at Bacolod–Silay International Airport
Rent-a-car companies that provide trusted, high-quality car rental services throughout Bacolod city include MECA-J Tours, MAB Rent-A-Car, and Nyala Tours. Although not from the airport, these providers serve Bacolod City and its surrounding areas. These providers can be reached by phone at 0933 529 4601; (034) 435 1491; and (034) 433 1049, respectively.
What to expect when hiring a car from Bacolod–Silay International Airport
When within Bacolod City, there are two main roads that serve the city namely Lacson Street, towards the north, together with Araneta Street towards the south. The city’s downtown area has mostly, if not all, one-way streets eliminating traffic congestion of any sort. However, even with the one-way streets, nowadays, there has been a bit of traffic congestion due to the addition vehicles to the total vehicles within the city, along with a possible lack of traffic rule implementation by the local government.
Driving around Bacolod–Silay International Airport
A major city around 50 kilometers from Bacolod City is Iloilo City. Iloilo City is known for festivals like the Feast of the Sto. Nino de Arevalo, which is held every third Sunday of January; Dinagyang Festival, held every fourth weekend of January; and Feast of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, celebrated every February 2nd, to name a few. It is possible to schedule your trip well enough to experience these festivities for yourself. Additionally, Iloilo City serves as the main tourist and business gateway to destinations within Western Visayas.
Getting to your destination
Drop by destinations like Dos Hermanas, Silay, and Eustaquio Lopez, and drive around with these directions:
Dos Hermanas is a “barrio” that is located within Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines. Dos Hermanas, along with San Fernando and Concepcion, has been established to accommodate the growing population within Talisay City. Reach the general Dos Hermanas area from Bacolod-Silay International Airport by driving down J. Pitong Ledesma Street for 850 meters, or approximately three minutes. Reach Talisay City by going down Bacolod Airport Access Road for 6.7 kilometers, or eight minutes, then get to Ramon Magsaysay Street after an additional 3.6 kilometers to reach your destination. Total travel time is around 18 minutes, with total distance at around 11.2 kilometers.
Often referred to as the “Paris of Negros,” Silay is a city located within Negros Occidental, Philippines. The city has also been declared a museum city, just after Vigan, in Ilocos Sur. Drive to Silay City from the airport by heading north towards the Bacolod-Silay Airport Perimeter Road, then turn left once at 74 meters, then right at 75 meters left and right again after 89 meters and 400 meters, then get to J. Pitong Ledesma St. to reach the destination.
Eustaquio Lopez is a “barangay” within Silay City, along with Kapitan Ramon, Patag, Balaring, to name a few. Getting to Eustaquio Lopez requires driving down J. Pitong Ledesma St. for 850 metres, then reach Eustaquio Lopez area after 5.8 kilometers, or approximately ten minutes.