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Travel to Philippines

Flying to Philippines

Philippine Airlines (www.philippineairlines.com) is the main carrier, with direct flights from multiple destinations, including the UK and the USA.

The period over Easter, from Good Friday to the following bank holiday (and sometimes beyond), is a major holiday in the Philippines, as are Christmas and New Year. There may be some difficulty booking a flight during these periods.

The major airport is: Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

Airport Guides

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Code

MNL

Location

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is situated 7km (4 miles) south of central Manila.

Tel

+63 2 877 7888

Address

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Mactan Cebu International Airport

Code

CEB

Location

The airport is 45km (28 miles) from the city centre.

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Flight times

From London - 13 hours 40 minutes; New York - 20 hours (including stopover); Los Angeles - 14 hours 20 minutes.

Departure tax

Php750 for international departures. Children under two years of age and transit passengers are exempt.

Travelling to Philippines by Rail

Driving to Philippines

Getting to Philippines by boat

Although the country is a fixture on international shipping routes, there are no significant passenger services.