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Did you mean flights from Manila, Philippines to Cebu?

As the capital city of the Philippines, Manila is a bustling place that is both lively and energetic. Manila also makes a great base for seeing all the other sights in the area, including some excellent beaches. The popular destinations for tourists tend to be the Enchanted Kingdom theme park and Rizal Park. For vacationers who want to hit the nightspots, the Roxas Boulevard is the place to be. The walled quarter of Intramuros is a little taste of history, while one of the more prominent districts in the city is Binondo, home to Chinatown where the largest population of Chinese immigrants live and work.  

Flying to Manila

1. Which airports serve Cebu to Manila?

The airport for Cebu City is actually located in Lapu Lapu City but is within a reasonable travelling distance. This is the Mactan-Cebu International Airport which handles all international flights to the Cebu region as well as domestic flights. Flights to Manila will land either at Ninoy Aquino International Airport or Subic Bay International Airport.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Cebu to Manila?

Cebu Pacific is the main airline operating direct flights between Cebu and Manila, and the flights are offered frequently. Air Asia Zest also offers direct flights, while Philippine Airlines offers an indirect flight via Lumbia.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes, but if you opt for an indirect route this time can more than double as you wait for connecting flights. Cebu and Manila are in the same time zone.

4. Climate changes between Cebu and Manila

The climate in Cebu and Manila is very much the same, with temperature ranges in both cities throughout the year at 27 to 30°C. Both cities are prone to heavy rain and the humidity is high.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

As these cities are in the same country, there is no difference in currency – both use the peso. There is a slight difference in language, with Filipino being the main language in Manila, but in Cebu the language is Cebuano. In terms of culture, life is very much the same in Cebu as it is in Manila. No visa is required to enter the Philippines provided you are visiting as a tourist for 30 days or less. If you are visiting for longer or for business purposes, then a visa will be required.

Manila Information

Built by the Spanish when they ruled the Philippines, Intramuros, located on the south bank of the river that cuts through the city, is truly a must-see place for anyone who is interested in history. There are several attractions to visit there but one of the most prominent and interesting is Fort Santiago.

You can also head to Tondo, which is one of the city’s oldest areas, it is largely undeveloped and is where many of the city’s slums are located. It is worth a visit though because hidden there are some unique attractions like Plaza Morga. Head to the beaches, in particular the resort of Cavite, where the water is crystal clear. If you enjoy scuba diving one of the best places to be is Anilao, while one of the best entertainment areas is Ermita, packed with great shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions.

Cebu to Manila, Philippines Last modified: Jan 25, 2022 1:41 -05:00

We've scanned 25,826 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Manila, Philippines. Philippines Airasia & Cebu Pacific frequently offer the best deals to Manila, Philippines flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Philippines Airasia
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Wed 2/23
nonstop
MNLCEB
Wed 3/2
nonstop
₱1,232
Cebu Pacific
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Thu 1/27
nonstop
MNLCEB
Thu 1/27
nonstop
₱2,155
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Tue 2/15
1 stop
MNLCEB
Tue 2/22
1 stop
₱3,130
Philippine
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Sun 1/23
1 stop
MNLCEB
Sun 1/23
1 stop
₱7,131

How Much is a Flight from Cebu to Manila, Philippines?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cebu to Manila, Philippines, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be ₱2,514.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Cebu to Manila, Philippines based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Cebu to Manila, Philippines?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Cebu to Manila, Philippines.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days ₱1,796 ₱3,232
7-14 days ₱1,283 ₱3,232
14-21 days ₱1,488 ₱3,078
21-30 days ₱1,232 ₱3,232
30-60 days ₱2,155 ₱4,053
60-90 days ₱1,591 ₱2,565
90+ days ₱1,796 ₱5,335

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cebu to Manila, Philippines

We've examined 51,652 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Cebu to Manila, Philippines is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
₱2,309₱1,283₱1,232₱2,155₱1,437₱6,720₱2,360

Compare Flight Prices from Cebu to Manila, Philippines by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Cebu to Manila, Philippines flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
January Cebu Manila, Philippines Philippines Airasia 1/25/22 1/28/22 0 ₱1,796
February Cebu Manila, Philippines Philippines Airasia 2/8/22 2/22/22 0 ₱1,283
February Cebu Manila, Philippines Philippines Airasia 2/11/22 2/14/22 0 ₱1,283
February Cebu Manila, Philippines Philippines Airasia 2/18/22 2/21/22 0 ₱1,591
March Cebu Manila, Philippines Philippine 3/31/22 4/16/22 1 ₱2,719
June Cebu Manila, Philippines Philippines Airasia 6/19/22 7/2/22 0 ₱1,591
July Cebu Manila, Philippines Philippines Airasia 7/23/22 7/31/22 0 ₱1,796
June Cebu Manila, Philippines !! 6/11/22 6/13/22 0 ₱2,155

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Cebu to Manila, Philippines. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

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₱1,437 ₱1,847
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₱1,437
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
₱1,437

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines is ₱3,694.

The average price for direct flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines is ₱1,591.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines.

Weekly Direct Flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Philippine 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 01:10 22:40

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Cebu to Manila, Philippines. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines is ₱565.

The average price for round trip flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines is ₱1,591.

Cebu to Manila, Philippines Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Cebu to Manila, Philippines?
Answer: The average Cebu to Manila, Philippines flight time is an hour and 16 minutes.
Question: How far is Manila, Philippines from Cebu?
Answer: The distance from Cebu to Manila, Philippines is 566 kilometers (352 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines?
Answer: There are 70 direct flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines.
Question: What are the most popular Cebu airlines for direct flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines?
Answer: Philippine Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Cebu and Manila, Philippines.

Cebu to Manila, Philippines Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cebu and Manila, Philippines. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap International Flights from Cebu - CEB Last modified: Jan 25, 2022 1:41 -05:00

Cheap Flights from Cebu to Manila, Philippines