Cebu is a province of the Philippines, consisting of one large island, surrounded by over 150 smaller islands. The busy port of Cebu City is its capital, and is the gateway city for the province’s many resorts, beaches, and scuba diving sites. The city still retains a feel of its Spanish colonial past, and there are 16th century landmarks to explore, such as the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino, originally established in 1565, as the first ever church in the Philippines. The city is also home to a variety of nightlife, offering everything from karaoke bars and pubs, to adult entertainment bars and casinos.
Flying to Cebu
1. Which Airports serve Manila to Cebu?
The Mactan Cebu International Airport serves the region, and is located about a 40 minute drive from the city center. The airport is served by an efficient transport network including buses, shuttles and taxis. It is the southern hub for the Philippines domestic and international air travel. Flights leave Manila from the Ninoy Aquino Manila International Airport.
2. Which Airlines operate flights from Manila to Cebu?
Three airlines currently fly direct from Manila to Cebu: Philippine Airlines, Air Asia, and Cebu Pacific Airlines. Each carrier offers multiple non-stop flights from Manila to Cebu each day, throughout the year.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight from Manila to Cebu will take approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes from departure to arrival. It is also possible to book a flight with a layover in another city in the Philippines, such as Davao, if your travel plans require it. There is no time zone difference.
4. Climate changes between Manila and Cebu
There is no major climate change to worry about when flying between Manila and Cebu. Cebu is only around 350 miles South of Manila and average monthly temperatures and rainfall do not vary very much.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
You will not need to worry too much about other changes either. The Philippine peso is the national currency used throughout the Philippines, and cultural norms are also similar across the country. Most travelers do not require visas to enter the country as a tourist. It is wise for travelers resident outside the Philippines to carry passports, even when traveling domestically.
Manila and Cebu are both amazing cities to visit. While Manila is the capital, and the gateway to many of the country’s northern attractions, Cebu is the gateway city to all the stunning beauty and varied activities the southern part of the country has to offer. The islands of Cebu province are renowned among divers and snorkelers for their clear, warm, water and fascinating sea life. There are beautiful beach resorts and an endless array of watersports to choose from. Cebu province is about more than just fun in the sun though. Cebu city has many historical attractions including the oldest church, and even the oldest street, in the entire country. Don’t miss enjoying some delicious Philippine cuisine while you are in this area, too. The region is known for its sweet mangos and delicious local delicacies.
Manila, Philippines to Cebu Last modified: May 21, 2022 12:17 -04:00
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Manila, Philippines to Cebu?
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Manila, Philippines to Cebu.
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|< 7 days||₱1,567||₱5,118|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Manila, Philippines to Cebu
We've examined 52,042 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Manila, Philippines to Cebu is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Manila, Philippines to Cebu 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 Manila, Philippines to Cebu flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|July||Manila, Philippines||Cebu||Philippines Airasia||7/18/22||7/22/22||0||₱732|
|August||Manila, Philippines||Cebu||Cebu Pacific||8/12/22||8/16/22||0||₱2,664|
|September||Manila, Philippines||Cebu||Philippines Airasia||9/1/22||9/3/22||0||₱627|
|November||Manila, Philippines||Cebu||Cebu Pacific||11/2/22||11/9/22||0||₱888|
|December||Manila, Philippines||Cebu||Cebu Pacific||12/22/22||1/8/23||0||₱1,202|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Manila, Philippines to Cebu
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Manila, Philippines to Cebu
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 Manila, Philippines to Cebu is ₱1,411.
The average price for direct flights from Manila, Philippines to Cebu is ₱575.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Manila, Philippines to Cebu.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Manila, Philippines to Cebu
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 Manila, Philippines to Cebu. 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 Manila, Philippines to Cebu is ₱1,515.
The average price for round trip flights from Manila, Philippines to Cebu is ₱732.
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Manila, Philippines to Cebu Airports
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