Flights from Manila to Cebu

Flight information Manila Ninoy Aquino to Mactan-Cebu International

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Average flight time, total distance 348 miles

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Mactan-Cebu International

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Cheap flights from Manila to Cebu are plentiful when you book with Philippine AirAsia. You can even book the day before and secure reasonable prices for a direct flight. Philippine Airlines and PAL Express also offer frequent non-stop flights from Manila to Cebu at reasonable prices. Direct flights depart nearly every hour from Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL).

Manila Airport, one of two international airports in the area, serves as the main international entrance point to the Philippines. The airport is about 4 miles south of the city and sees more than 36 million passengers per year. Terminal Two serves Philippine Airlines, which is one of the airport's flagship carriers. Flights from Manila to Cebu depart from this terminal.

You'll probably want to arrive at least an hour before your flight. While you're waiting, you can take advantage of several services available in Terminal Two. Services include medical care, immigration, banking and currency exchange, and ATMs. Passenger lounges are also available.

Travellers will arrive at Mactan International Airport (CEB), which is located only 3 to 4 hours from 14 Asia-Pacific cities. Stop in for a delicious meal at Zubuchon, Cafe Cesario, or Crave Burger. Visitors may enjoy a blind massage at the airport or some time shopping for pasalubong. Rental cars and taxis are available for travellers to reach their final destinations.

Weather in Cebu

Those who live in Manila will know that the weather is hot year-round with average temperatures around 26 degrees Celsius. The temperatures are comparable both cities. The difference between the two cities is in terms of rainfall. Cebu sees more consistent rainfall year-round while Manila's wet season peaks in August.

What to Expect in Cebu

Both Manila and Cebu are in the same time zone. Manila is a densely populated city with about 1.7 million people living within 12 square miles. In comparison, about 800,000 people live in Cebu, but the centre city is spread out to 121 square miles. The prices of most things in the two cities are comparable. Whether you're planning on eating out, purchasing gifts, or taking local transportation, you'll pay about the same in both cities.

During your visit to Cebu, you might want to visit the Basilica del Santo Nino, which is a popular destination. Other visitors relax on the white sand beaches of Kalanggaman Islet.

Folks from Manila might be trading familiar foods like balut and helmet for Cebu favorites like betamax and kwek-kwek. A complex train system in Manila helps locals and visitors navigate the big city. In contrast, you'll be probably no more than a 15-minute taxi ride from just about anywhere important in Cebu.

With cheap flights from Manila to Cebu so abundant, it's worth considering a vacation to this lovely area. Stop by Skyscanner to get more information on flights, car hires, and hotels to make your trip from Manila to Cebu an easy one.

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