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When is the best time to fly to Manila?

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The cosmopolitan city of Manila promises a beautiful bayside location and an impressive blend of cultures. Visitors are often overwhelmed by Manila’s traffic and urban sprawl. However, the city offers a generous choice of tourist-friendly accommodation and attractions. Manila experiences a typical tropical climate with distinct wet-dry seasons. At times, there is an overlap of a month or 2 between the seasons. June – November is officially the wet season, characterized by heavy rains and serial typhoons. However, the rains are not constant, and rarely impact travel plans. If you visit in the wet season, you will find less crowds and a lush, green landscape. From March – May, the weather is hot and humid and average temperatures soar as high as 95 degrees Fahrenheit. From late November – early March, the weather is dry and average temperatures are around 80 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit. This is a good time to explore the city and its surrounding islands.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Manila?

In general, September is the cheapest month to fly from United States to Manila. Due to it being the ‘off-season’ during this time, you can expect flight prices to be around $700. If you aren’t able to travel during the month of September, then book flights to Manila from United States during November instead. Flights to Manila in November, while not as cheap as those in September, still average around $700.

How far in advance should I book a flight to Manila?

The best time to book a flight to Manila from United States is 47 days out, which is when prices tend to be around $846. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Manila from United States for as low as $498 on momondo.

What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Manila?

The cheapest day to depart from United States to Manila is on a Tuesday when prices can be found for as low as $785. Flights from United States to Manila on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around $854. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Manila?

According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Manila is in the afternoon. momondo users have found flights departing from United States to Manila in the afternoon for as low as $578. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. In contrast, the most expensive time of day to depart to Manila is in the evening when prices are around $847.

What is there to do in Manila when it’s raining?

If you are planning a flight to Manila and are looking to avoid the rain, you should avoid traveling during the months of June, July, and August. These months will typically see 5.1 inches or more of rain, meaning that rain is likely. If you do run into rain while in Manila, there are still things to do and ways to enjoy your trip. Shopping centers like SM Mall of Asia are very popular destinations for those visiting the Manila area. SM Mall of Asia is a great place to go if you’re looking to spend some time inside. Many people find Manila Ocean Park to be a great place to check out while visiting Manila, especially on days where the weather does not quite cooperate.

Are there any amusement parks near Manila?

Manila Ocean Park is an amusement park near Manila, and is a perfect place to go enjoy a beautiful day with the family. Consider planning your trip to Manila for the months of May if you have interest in visiting amusement or water parks. Flights to Manila are very popular around then, and it is recommended that you plan early.


What are the current travel restrictions for Manila?

Currently, Philippines travel restrictions include travel to Manila. The Philippines has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Philippines nationals and their spouses and children. All arriving travelers and airline crew must present a Case Investigation Form upon arrival. They will be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and placed in quarantine while awaiting the results of the test. If you are planning to travel to Manila at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.


Manila flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Manila found recently by users on momondo
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Sep 2
LAX
Los Angeles
25h 40m
2 stops
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Sep 7
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
24h 14m
2 stops
LAX
Los Angeles
Cathay Pacific
Nov 2
SFO
San Francisco
19h 30m
1 stop
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Nov 9
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
17h 30m
1 stop
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
Nov 4
HNL
Honolulu
20h 20m
1 stop
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Nov 23
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
27h 10m
1 stop
HNL
Honolulu
Multiple Airlines
Oct 20
SFO
San Francisco
19h 24m
2 stops
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
May 6
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
25h 20m
1 stop
SFO
San Francisco
Cathay Pacific
Nov 12
SFO
San Francisco
24h 50m
1 stop
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Jan 20
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
20h 35m
1 stop
SFO
San Francisco
Japan Airlines
Nov 1
LAX
Los Angeles
27h 10m
1 stop
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Nov 30
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
22h 00m
1 stop
LAX
Los Angeles

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Japan Airlines
Sep 9
HNL
Honolulu
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MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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Sep 8
LAX
Los Angeles
17h 50m
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MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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HNL
Honolulu
31h 30m
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Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl

Which airlines fly to Manila?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Manila

Only Philippine Airlines offers direct non-stop international flights from some U.S. cities to Manila. Other airlines that offer flights with 1 or more stop are ANA (All Nippon Airways), Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Asiana Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Saudia, Korean Air, Turkish Airlines, Korean Air, Xiamen Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, KLM, Air China, Qatar Airways, and EVA Air.


How to get from the airport to Manila city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Manila along with the distance from the city center

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

Also known as Manila International Airport, MNL is located around 9 miles from the City of Manila. There are several options to travel from the airport to the city center. To travel between the various terminals, MNL offers the Airport Loop, a paid shuttle system with vehicles departing every 15 minutes.

Buses

The airport is served by several city bus routes that take you to various parts of Metro Manila. Visitors arriving at MNL should look for buses with ‘MIA/6-11/Tambo’ signboard posted on the dashboard. Bus fares start at approximately ₱12.00 PHP and ply though Terminals 1 and 2. For Terminal 3, you will be able to use the jeepney. Ultimate Bus Experience (UBE Express) offers bus transportation service connecting all the airport terminals with several hotels located in the City of Manila, as well as neighboring Makati, Pasay, and Parañaque. Fares range from ₱200.00 PHP – ₱300.00 PHP per person.

Trains

The Airport Loop shuttle transports arriving passengers from all terminals to the EDSA-Taft LRT station for a fare of ₱20.00 PHP. The journey takes anywhere between 20 – 40 minutes depending on traffic. From here you can ride the LRT Line #1 to Central Terminal LRT station in the City of Manila. Trains arrive every 5 minutes. The one-way fare is ₱20.00 PHP and the ride takes 15 minutes.

Taxis

Official, metered or pre-booked taxis from the airport terminals to City of Manila charge approximately ₱185.00 PHP – ₱200.00 PHP. The ride can take anywhere between 30 – 60 minutes depending on traffic. Ride share with Uber is also available from the airport.

Car rentals

Several leading car rental companies are present at the airport. You can also look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Manila

Most frequently searched flights to Manila along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Iloilo City to Manila Flights
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Okinawa to Manila Flights
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Hongqiao Intl to Manila Flights
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Kuala Lumpur to Manila Flights
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Osaka to Manila Flights
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Bangkok to Manila Flights
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Yangon to Manila Flights
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33h 00m
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How to get around in Manila?

Manila is a busy and sprawling city with a fairly well developed public transportation system. The best way to get around in the city is to rely on the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) that connect most of the popular tourist attractions and shopping destinations in the city. Fares are based on distance traveled, and range from ₱15.00 PHP – ₱25.00 PHP. When exploring Manila, remember that as long as you can see an MRT or LRT line, you will not be lost.

Metered taxis are available everywhere and you can hail a taxi anywhere on the streets. You can also rely on the app-based services such as Uber. To cover shorter distances, try a ride in one of the colorful jeepneys which are one of the key modes of public transportation in the Philippines. Jeepney fares start at ₱7.50 PHP for the first 4 kilometers. With constant traffic jams, gridlocks, and aggressive driving style of locals, it is best if you can avoid driving in the city and rely on other modes of transportation.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Manila?

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to visit Philippines for up to 30 days. For foreign nationals, please check the Republic of the Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting Manila

Things to do and places of interest in Manila

Manila, also called the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, is a typical Asian megacity that moves at a hectic pace. The newer and developed parts of the city feature glossy high-rises and contemporary architecture which stand in stark contrast to the shanty towns in the less developed parts of the city. However, its rich culture and heritage reflects in its many monuments, museums and parks, which are a ‘must-see’ when you travel to Manila.

  • Visit the popular tourist attractions such as Malacañang Palace, Greenbelt Chapel, Ayala Museum, National Museum of The Philippines, Museum of the Filipino People, National Library of the Philippines, and Manila Metropolitan Theatre.
  • Admire the architectural styles of old Roman Catholic churches such as Quiapo Church, San Sebastian Church, and San Agustin Church.
  • Enjoy a stroll in the Washington Sycip Park or put on your hiking boots and enjoy the beautiful trails of Arroceros Forest Park.
  • If you’re traveling with kids, visit Rizal Park, Manila Zoological and Botanical Garden, Museo Pambata children’s museum, and Manila Ocean Park.
  • Go on a walking trip to the Intramuros to explore the historic sites within the walled Spanish settlement.
  • Stroll along the lively seaside promenade, The Baywalk, in Malate, and stop by for a drink or meal at the open-air cafés and eateries that line the promenade.
  • Indulge in retail therapy at Bonifacio High Street in Fort Bonifacio or Glorietta mall or Greenbelt mall, both housed in the Ayala Center complex. Also make a trip to street markets such as Divisoria Market, San Andres Market, and Baclaran Market.

Tips and tricks for visiting Manila

Travel safe

Manila is a developing city and certain parts of the city are prone to petty thefts. Try to stay within the tourist-friendly locations, watch out for your personal belongings in crowded, public places, and if you are out in the night, try to avoid secluded, unlit streets. Avoid drinking tap water and ice from street vendors. It’s best if you purchase bottled water at your hotel as well as when you move around exploring the city.

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