Transportation and Accessibility

Philippines is the magnet of Asia,
flying to Philippines provides plenty of choices together with reliable convenience

Flying to Philippines

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Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)

Since Philippines recently becomes the main attraction spots of Asia and the world, Manila provides the well equipped airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), to support booming
of travel industry. Manila is the main gateway to the Philippines and other crucial destinations. Totally, there are 93 airports and 38 airlines around the world that have direct international flights to Manila, spread around 89 cities in 28 countries. Moreover, there are 39 domestic flights to Manila from various cities in Philippines. Major airlines that have direct flight to Manila are Philippines Airline (70 routes), Cebu Pacific (49 routes) and Air Asia (24 routes). From Thailand, traveller can choose Thai airways, Philippine Airlines, Cebu pacific and Air Asia for direct flight to Manila which have the duration of 3 hours.

Since Philippines recently becomes the main attraction spots of Asia and the world, Manila provides the well equipped airport, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), to support booming of travel industry. Manila is the main gateway to the Philippines and other crucial destinations. Totally, there are 93 airports and 38 airlines around the world that have direct international flights to Manila, spread around 89 cities in 28 countries. Moreover, there are 39 domestic flights to Manila from various cities in Philippines. Major airlines that have direct flight to Manila are Philippines Airline (70 routes), Cebu Pacific (49 routes) and Air Asia (24 routes). From Thailand, traveller can choose Thai airways, Philippine Airlines, Cebu pacific and Air Asia for direct flight to Manila which have the duration of 3 hours.

Other international gateways

  • Cebu Airport (IATA: CEB), also known as
    Mactan-Cebu International Airport, is the second largest airport in Philippines. It is an international airport and serves the area of Visayas, Philippines. Cebu Airport has direct international flights scheduled to 40 destinations in 11 countries.
    In total there are 21 airlines flying from and to Cebu. At present, there are 24 domestic flights from Cebu to other cities in Philippines.
    From Thailand, there is no direct flight to Cebu, only connecting flight via Manila airport is available. Flight duration is 1.5 hours for Philippine Airlines from Manila to Cebu.

    Cebu Airport (IATA: CEB), also known as Mactan-Cebu International Airport, is the second largest airport in Philippines. It is an international airport and serves the area of Visayas, Philippines. Cebu Airport has direct international flights scheduled to 40 destinations in 11 countries. In total there are 21 airlines flying from and to Cebu. At present, there are 24 domestic flights from Cebu to other cities in Philippines. From Thailand, there is no direct flight to Cebu, only connecting flight via Manila airport is available. Flight duration is 1.5 hours for Philippine Airlines from Manila to Cebu.

  • Davao Airport (IATA: DVO), named as Francisco Bangoy International Airport is a medium sized airport in Philippines. It is also regarded as
    an international airport. In total there are 11 airports around the world with 6 airlines that have direct flights to Davao City, spread around 11 cities
    in 2 countries. Currently, there are 9 domestic flights to Davao City.

    Davao Airport (IATA: DVO), named as Francisco Bangoy International Airport is a medium sized airport in Philippines. It is also regarded as an international airport. In total there are 11 airports around the world with 6 airlines that have direct flights to Davao City, spread around 11 cities in 2 countries. Currently, there are 9 domestic flights to Davao City.

Air port transfer service to central Manila

Shuttle bus in Manila Airport

Shuttle bus in Manila Airport

Shuttle bus to Metro Manila

Shuttle bus to Metro Manila

Airport buses to Metro Manila

Airport buses to Metro Manila

Travelling within the Philippines

Travelling within the Philippines

Travelling by Airline within Philippines is recognized as the fastest mode of transportation as Philippines are the archipelago of 7,000 islands. At present, there are 12 international airports and 32 domestic airports conveniently serving both international and local tourists. Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the busiest airport in Philippines and considered to be the main hub of domestic flight. Cebu International Airport and Francisco Bangoy International Airport International Airport recently gaining the importance in domestic market too. Philippines Airline, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia are the main domestic carriers. Skyjet is a newer carrier with good deals on some key routes such as Manila–Caticlan and Manila–Busuanga.

Manila MRT & LRT

With in the metro manila, there are 2 rapid transit systems serving nearly 14 million resident, namely, Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT) and  Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRTS). MRT consists of one line (North Avenue to Taft Avenue line) composed of 13 stations and LRTS consists of two lines, which are Roosevelt to Baclaran line (20 stations) and Santoran to Recto line (11 stations). Most stations under MRT and LRTS cover the main commercialized area, department store and tourist attractions in Metro Manila.

Bus

At present, there are 35 routes for city bus transportation, most of them operated by private companies, in Metro Manila. Moreover,
there is Express point-to-point buses (express buses, P2P buses) providing non-stop or limited stop travel along Metro Manila.
As of 2019, there are 52 points in the Greater Manila Area served by P2P buses.

For the inter-city and regional operation, provincial buses play an important role in reaching tourist destinations.

For more information, you can check timetable and routes at www.pinoytravel.com.ph or www.biyaheroes.com.

At present, there are 35 routes for city bus transportation, most of them operated by private companies, in Metro Manila. Moreover, there is Express point-to-point buses (express buses, P2P buses) providing non-stop or limited stop travel along Metro Manila. As of 2019, there are 52 points in the Greater Manila Area served by P2P buses.

For the inter-city and regional operation, provincial buses play an important role in reaching tourist destinations.

For more information, you can check timetable and routes at www.pinoytravel.com.ph or www.biyaheroes.com.

Taxi

Taxis in Metro Manila are cheap and plentiful, most of them are metered and air-conditioned taxi. The white and green ‘MGE’ taxis are said to be the more trustworthy and it is widely recommended to travellers. Uber is popular in Metro Manila and charges similarly low rates. Here is the list of destination city where taxi is available; Palawan, Cebu, Bohol, Laoag and Davao.

Jeepneys

Riding a Jeepney is a must-try if you come to the Philippines.
These customised jeeps are the most popular means of transportation in the country. Nowadays, it becomes the symbol
of Philippines. Jeepney works like buses, so each Jeepney has a designated route and the rates are relative cheap but faster than buses.

Riding a Jeepney is a must-try if you come to the Philippines. These customised jeeps are the most popular means of transportation in the country. Nowadays, it becomes the symbol of Philippines. Jeepney works like buses, so each Jeepney has a designated route and the rates are relative cheap but faster than buses.

Ferry service

The Philippines is a sophisticated network consisting of more than 7000 archipelago which interconnected by a strong network of ferry routes. Traveling between the main regions of Luzon, Visayas, and Palawan by ferry is frequent and recognized as the lifeblood of Philippines tourism. Currently, there are 4 types of ferries operated in Philippines

Bangka

Bubbed as the Jeepneys of the sea, is the cheapest ferry mode and travel within the short distance. They are small wooden boats with two wooden or bamboo outriggers. Sometimes, it also available for hire per day for diving, snorkelling and sightseeing.

ROROs

Abbreviated from Roll On Roll Off ferries, are large ferries that are transport both passengers and vehicles. These ferries run short to medium distance routes. It is slow but passengers can enjoy the oceanic scenery while traveling.

Fastcrafts

Is air-conditioned vessels provide transportation of passengers-only between the larger islands of the Philippines. it is faster than ROROs but cost is twice due to its well-equipped amenities.

Passenger liners

Is a long-haul liner, which carry up to 4000 passengers as well as cars. It has two multi-deck option where Lower Deck bunk accommodation is available in the form of economy class tickets. With a first-class ticket, you can expect an air-conditioned stateroom in the upper deck.

The major players in the Philippines Ferry transport are 2Go and Oceanjet in which 2GO regarded as the largest ferry operator in the country. other operators, namely, SuperCat, StarLite Ferries and Lite Ferries, sharing the ferry market. However, 2Go and Oceanjet together offering the widest coverage throughout Philippines. For the ferry booking, travellers can check details on schedule.ph. 2GO and Oceanjet also have their own website for the convenience of the customer.

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