About Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (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.
The airport and tourist information desks in each terminal are open during operational hours.
From central Manila, head towards the coast, follow Roxas Boulevard southbound and then turn right onto Bradco Avenue. From here, turn left onto Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard and follow the road signs to NAIA Road. From here, follow the signs to the required terminal. The journey takes around 35 minutes.
Transfer between terminals:
A 24-hour shuttle service operates between the terminals.
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is situated around 13km (8 miles) south of central Manila.
+63 2 877 7888
Public transport road:
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. The Ultimate Bus Experience, which leaves from terminals 1, 2, and 3 every 30 minutes, serves the main hotels in Manila as transport for guests.
Taxi: It is recommended to only take a taxi with Department of Tourism (DOT) accreditation – it is best to pre-book an airport metered 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.
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.
Public transport rail:
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport does not have a direct line on the light rail. The closest stop to the airport is Baclaran Station on line 1 which can connect travellers with downtown Manila. Baclaran Station is about 15 minutes from the airport via car and about 30 minutes via the Route 2 bus from terminal 3 depending on traffic.
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 terminals 1, 2 and 3.
There are either restaurants, coffee shops, snack bars or bars both landside and airside in all terminals.
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 the departure hall of 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.
Conference and business:
The airport houses an executive lounge with business facilities and showers, while VIP lounge access (+63 2 853 5998) is available in all terminals.
The Manila Marriott Hotel (tel: +63 2 988 9999; www.marriott.com), which is close to Terminal 3, offers 43 meeting and event rooms with a maximum capacity of 3,700 in the Marriott Grand Ballroom.
Free Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, although the service is not particularly reliable.
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is wheelchair-accessible, with ramps, low-hanging phones, 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 1111).
Short- and long-term rates are available at parking areas in front of terminals 1, 2 and 4. 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 and Hertz 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.
Browse our Video Guides