Cheap flights to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Philippines
Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is the largest airport in the Philippines serving both international and domestic flights. It is along the border between Pasay City and Parañaque City in Metro Manila and is approximately 8 kilometres from downtown Manila.
The airport has four terminals (NAIA Terminal 1, 2, 3, 4) which are almost 5 kilometres apart. There is a free airside shuttle bus service for those with Manila flight connections in another terminal. This comes every 30 to 50 minutes, 24 hours daily.
To get to the centre of Manila, you may take a bus going to Pasay, then take the train (LRT/MRT). Alternatively, you may get a taxi outside the terminals. Be warned, though – taxis in Manila have a bad reputation for scamming such as overcharging and not using the taxi meter for the exact fare calculation. Please check out these airport transfers with Skyscanner instead.
Airlines that fly to Manila (Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL), Philippines
Travelling to Manila
Best time to visit Manila
Manila has a tropical climate year-round with two seasons: dry and wet seasons. If you want to enjoy a trip without weather disturbance, visit during the dry season, from late November to May. During this period, most attractions in and around Manila are open and easily accessible. However, it is considered the peak season so it might be a little hard to score cheap flight tickets to Manila.
The wet or rainy season which starts from June to October may not be the ideal time to explore Manila as some places are prone to flooding. But if you’re still looking for cheap Manila flights, your best bet is to travel during this period, when it’s easier to find cheap flights to Manila.
Things to do in Manila
Manila has a plethora of attractions that will entice different travellers. You will find many shopping malls, theme parks and cool cafes set alongside historical landmarks.
The airport is just minutes’ away from SM Mall of Asia, one of the largest shopping malls in the country. While you’re here, why not catch the famous Manila Bay sunset? Proceed to Manila Baywalk for a more intimate sunset viewing with your loved ones.
For cultural immersion, visit Intramuros, the Walled City of Manila, which was built to protect the city during the Spanish colonial era. Then, drop by Rizal Park or Luneta Park, a historical urban park dedicated to Jose Rizal, the national hero of the Philippines. If you have kids in tow, the Museo Pambata, Manila Ocean Park, and Star City are also worth a visit.
Lastly, never leave Manila without having a taste of its local food. Head over to Binondo, the world’s oldest Chinatown, to sample Chinese-Filipino cuisine. Go to Pateros and dare yourself to try the popular balut, a developing duck embryo. For more Filipino food options, find restaurants along Kapitolyo in Pasig City, and Maginhawa Street in Quezon City.
Manila travel budget
Philippine Peso (PHP) is the currency in Manila, Philippines. As of 30 April 2019, RM1 equals PHP13.
On average per day, expect to spend around PHP350-500 (RM28-40) on food. Opt for budget meals in food stalls to save more. They usually cost PHP100-150 (RM8-12).
Hostels and homestays are the cheapest accommodation options in Manila. The cheapest hostel room costs PHP770 (RM62) per night while a bunk bed in a local homestay costs PHP325 (RM26).
If you do not mind spending more, you can choose to stay at three or four-star hotels. Prices range from PHP4,000 to PHP7,000 (RM320-600) per night.
Manila, Philippines visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian passport holders do not need to apply for a visa to enter Manila, Philippines. Manila is visa-free for Malaysians for up to 30 days. Upon arrival, present your passport and return air tickets to Manila at the immigration counter. Make sure your passport has at least six months validity.
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