Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Guide (MNL)
The largest airport in the Philippines, Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport serves the country’s capital, Manila. Our Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport guide includes details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.
There are plans to construct a fifth terminal, alongside Terminal 3, solely for budget airlines, though no firm schedule for this is currently in place.
The airport and tourist information desks in each terminal are open during operational hours.
From central Manila, head towards the coast and take the Bulebard Roxas southbound, exiting left onto Airport Road. From here follow the signs to the required terminal.
Bus:An airport bus runs to Metro Manila, while the cheap and frequent Metrobus operates to the city from Terminals 1 and 2. The journey time to the city centre is around 45 minutes, but this can vary depending on traffic conditions.
Taxi:It is recommended to only take a taxi with Department of Tourism (DOT) accreditation – it is best to pre-book these taxis at one of the taxi desks before leaving the airport. Complimentary hotel cars can be arranged at the airport's hotel reservation desks.
The journey time into Manila varies enormously depending on the time of day. At peak times, it can take up to two hours; while at best it will take 30 minutes. The taxi fare is generally around PHP700 for central Manila locations.
Jeepney:Privately owned ‘jeepneys’ run to/from Baclaran, where there is a Metro Rail (tel: +63 2 929 5347; www.dotcmrt3.gov.ph) terminal along Quirino Avenue to connect to the city.
Banks at the airport provide bureau de change services during flight operations and there are also separate exchange facilities. ATMs are situated in the arrivals and departures area of the terminals (except Terminal 4, where these is an ATM in the departures area only).
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, although the service is not particularly reliable.
There are either restaurants, coffee shops, snack bars or bars both landside and airside in all terminals. A large concentration of eateries can be found in the departures level of Terminal 1, while the food court in the departures area of Terminal 3 has a range of options.
Extensive duty-free shopping is available in the international terminals, while a comprehensive range of retail outlets is provided in the domestic terminal.
There is no left-luggage service at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Luggage trolleys are available without charge and a free porter service is available on request. The lost property office (tel: +63 2 877 1109) is located in Terminal 1.
Other facilities available at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport include baby-changing facilities, a children's playroom, salon, sauna, massage services, 24-hour medical centres, chapels/prayer rooms and a pharmacy. There are also day rooms in Terminal 1 for transit passengers – these include showers and beds.
The airport houses an executive lounge with business facilities and showers, while VIP lounge access is available in all terminals.
The Manila Marriott Hotel (tel: +63 2 988 9999; www.marriott.com), which is close to Terminal 3, offers more comprehensive business facilities, including conference rooms for up to 850 delegates.
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is wheelchair-accessible, with ramps, lifts and disabled toilets. Wheelchairs are available on request from airline ground staff; passengers requiring this service or any special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel. For further assistance, contact the airport authorities (tel: +63 2 877 1109).
Short- and long-terms rates are available at parking areas in front of the terminals. Long-term parking is available at the corner of Domestic and NAIA Roads and is linked to the terminals via a free shuttle. For information on rates and reservations, contact the airport parking office (tel: +63 2 877 1109).
International car hire companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and National have representation at the airport, along with a number of local car hire outfits. Operators have desks in the arrivals areas of Terminals 1, 2 and 3.