Cheap Flights to Manila

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When is the best time to book a flight to Manila?

Peak Season:

Manila is hot and humid all year round, making it a popular destination for tourists. The busiest time of year is from December to May so cheap flights to Manila are harder to come by. It is also when Manila is most crowded. The price of your flights tickets can also fluctuate and increase during annual events or festivals, such as the Feast of the Black Nazarene in January, so make sure you book your flights to Manila as early as you can to secure a good price. The second week of April sees the Cocoa de Flores, or Chocolate and Flowers and shouldn’t be missed if you are travelling to Manila around then.

Off Season:

Due to the pleasant weather Manila doesn’t suffer from an off season too much, although you’ll find the cheapest flights to Manila between June and September. This is typically the typhoon season and sees the most rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Manila?

You’ll find the cheapest flight deals in May or June, although March and April are only slightly more expensive. Book your flights to Manila well in advance if you intend to visit during an event or festival to avoid paying through the roof on your flight tickets. You’ll find the best deals on flight tickets if you can be flexible with your dates so if you don’t have your heart set on any specific period or date then you can find cheap flights to Manila. If you are governed by work or the school holidays, then try to book your flights to Manila for the Christmas period or early January as you’ll get warm and dry weather and if you secure your flight tickets early enough, the cost should be quite fair too.

How long is the flight to Manila?

Flights from London to Manila: 13 hours 05 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Manila: 13 hours 10 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Manila: 13 hours 10 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Manila: 13 hours 00 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Manila?

Air Canada, Etihad Airways, Delta, and Philippine Airlines are the four main airlines that operate flights to Manila. The prices can vary drastically depending on the airline and the time of year so make sure to do a bit of research in advance to see who gives you the best value for money. If you want to experience high comfort then flying with Etihad is a must. You might be paying extra but the service is set to a high standard.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Most international flights currently land in Terminal 1, although they are transitioning to Terminal 3 as Terminal 1 is ranked as one of the worst in Asia. It is confusing and difficult to navigate, however getting to the city is still a simple task. It is located around 7km South of Manila and the easiest way is probably a taxi. Don’t accept a ride from anybody approaching you in the arrivals terminal though, and make sure to agree on a fare before you get into the taxi. Getting a taxi is normally a safe thing, however if you are travelling alone you might opt for the public transport options. From Terminal 1 you can get a city bus service, or you can get a taxi to the metro station and continue your journey from there. There is an airport shuttle that leaves from Terminal 3, so if you do land there then that might be a good option. Check with your hotel before you take your flights to Manila and see if they provide a service to pick you up.

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How much do things cost in Manila?

Transport
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 6.21
Taxi - fixed fee
R 12.42
Petrol (1 litre)
R 13.00
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 37.27
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1330.41
Pair of jeans
R 729.23
Markets
A dozen eggs
R 21.25
Bottle of wine
R 85.42
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 19.57
Restaurants
Cappuccino
R 34.99
3 course meal for 2
R 310.62
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 5.49
How much does a beer cost in Manila?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 29
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 13
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 34
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 15

More information about Manila

  • The nightlife in Manila is booming; there are plenty of vibrant bars and jazz cafes with live entertainment.
  • Why not search now for the cheapest deals on last minute flights to Manila, the ‘Pearl of the Orient’?
  • On hot days visit Manila’s Splash Island water park that is filled with huge swimming pools, rides and slides.
  • Journey round Rizal Park and the Zoological and Botanical Garden as well as many other fantastic plazas and parks
  • As the gateway to the Philippines, the capital Manila is a fantastic location for a city break full of vibrancy
  • Laze on Manila’s famous White Beach, popularly considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
  • Explore Manila’s fantastic array of museums, including the Bahay Tsinoy that traces the Islands’ influences.
  • Manila is a fantastic place to shop with a shopping mall every block or two in Metro Manila, open ‘til 9pm
  • For the Arts, visit the Metropolitan Museum of Manila and the many artefacts from the city’s cultural heritage.
  • Discover the remains of Manila’s old Spanish fort, Intramuros, which defended the city back in the 16th Century.

International departures to Manila

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