Best airlines for flights to the Philippines
Long-haul flights are already tough, especially when flying with kids. The average flight length from the U.S. to Manila and Cebu is around 20 hours.
NON-STOP flights to Manila and Cebu
The only non-stop flights from the U.S. to the Philippines go from Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport and are operated by Philippines Airlines. These are also the shortest flights to the Philippines from the U.S.
- Non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Manila – 14 hours
- Non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Cebu – 17 hours
- Non-stop flight from San Francisco to Manila – 15 hours
Philippine Airlines also offer direct flights from New York to Manila – with a stop in Vancouver (you don’t change planes during the flight when booking a direct flight).
Popular flight routes to the Philippines
|Flights to Manila (MNL)||Flights to Cebu (CEB)|
|Los Angeles – Manila||Los Angeles – Cebu|
|San Francisco – Manila||San Francisco – Cebu|
|New York – Manila||New York – Cebu|
|Houston – Manila||Houston – Cebu|
|Chicago – Manila||Chicago – Cebu|
Popular flight routes from the U.S. to Manila and Cebu
How much does a flight ticket to the Philippines cost?
Always book in advance! I know, I know – you probably have heard this a million times. But it’s REALLY one of the best ways to be 100% sure that you’ll get the cheapest ticket.
Of course, you can always wait for a last-minute promo, but it may never come. That’s why it’s best to book your flight to the Philippines and other destinations worldwide well in advance (at least 1 month before departure)
The average cost of a round-trip flight to the Philippines is around $600. But, for example, if you book a round-trip flight to Manila with ASAPtickets 3 months in advance, the ticket will cost only $427.
Get a child discount
If you’re traveling with kids, you don’t have pay full price for the ticket. This is because all children under 12 years old can travel on international flights for a reduced fare.
- In general, the discount is 25% off the full price
- But infants under 2 years old can sit in your lap or in a car seat next to you – either for free or for a 75% discount off the full price.
Not all reduced children’s fares are advertised online… So, it’s best to contact airlines directly or book your flights with a travel agent.