Travel to Philippines

Flying to Philippines

Philippine Airlines ( 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.

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.

Airport guides

Airport Code: MNL. Location: Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is situated around 13km (8 miles) south of central Manila. Money: Banks at the airport provide bureau de change services during flight operations and there are also... Read more

Other airports in Philippines

Mactan Cebu International Airport

Airport Code: CEB. Location: The airport is 45km (28 miles) from the city centre. Website: Public transport description: Hotels and tour operators provide their own coaches; taxis can be hired.

Travel by rail

Getting to Philippines by boat

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

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.