How to book flights to Manila

If you are wondering how to book flights to Manila, you’ve come to the right place! Our ASAP Tickets cheap travel blog is all about travel tips to help you find the best flight deals, and much more.

Searching for flights to Manila can seem confusing at first. There are so many choices to make, like which airline, nonstop or 1-stop, connection times, baggage allowance, etc.

However, finding cheap flight deals to Manila doesn’t have to be hard work. To help you out, we’ve put together this useful guide with tips and information. Find out all the tips & tricks you need to know to get the best deals.

So, read on to find out how to book flights to Manila at the best price and value.

Best flight routes to Manila

The best routes from the US to Manila are nonstop flights with Philippine Airlines. Philippine Airlines is the only airline that flies nonstop from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu, Vancouver, and Toronto to Manila.

Here are the approximate flight times for these nonstop flights to Manila:

  • Los Angeles ~15 hours
  • San Francisco ~15 hours
  • Vancouver ~13 hours
  • Toronto ~16 hours
  • Honolulu ~10 hours

Philippine Airlines also offers a direct flight to Manila from New York* (~20 hours) with a short stop in Vancouver.

* Philippine Airlines will be starting a ~15 hour NONSTOP route from New York to Manila from October 30th, 2018.

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Best airlines to Manila

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Other airlines to Manila include:

  • Air China
  • China Airlines
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • China Southern Airlines
  • Japan Airlines
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Korean Air
  • Qatar Airways
  • Qantas Airways
  • United Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines

Read more about the best economy airlines to the Philippines.

PAL flight timetables to Manila

As of April 11th, 2018

Philippine Airlines operates daily flights from LA and San Francisco to Manila.

Los Angeles to Manila (Nonstop)

Flight No. Frequency Depart Arrive
PR103 Daily 12:05am 6:10am (+1)
PR113* Daily 12:30pm 6:25pm (+1)

*Mo-Tu-Th will not operate from Sep 3 – Oct 25 & Nov 1 – 22

San Francisco to Manila (Nonstop)

Flight No. Frequency Depart Arrive
PR105 Daily 12:35am 6:10am (+1)
PR115 Daily 12:45am 6:10am (+1)

Timetables for other departures cities and airlines are available on their websites.

Most popular routes to Manila

According to our sales data, the following are the most popular departure cities to fly to Manila.

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), commonly known as Manila International Airport is the main hub of Philippine Airlines and the airport where most international flights to Manila arrive. If you are flying to Manila, you can also fly to Clark International Airport, located further out of the city.

How to Book Flights to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport NAIA

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) – Image by Idawriter

Transport from Manila Airport to Manila


There is an airport bus called the UBE Express that runs every 30 minutes to several stops in downtown Manila. Check the schedules here. If you need to travel between terminals there is a shuttle bus available for passengers.


There are three jeepney routes serving NAIA. Although it is not ideal to use a jeepney when you have lots of luggage.


The Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT) is located near the airport and can take you to downtown Manila.


There are metered and fixed fares available from the taxi ranks. You can also call an Uber through their app.

Rental cars

The major car rental companies offer rental cars from the airport.

Baggage allowance to Manila

Airline Checked Baggage Carry-on Baggage Personal Items
Philippine Airlines
2 pcs at 50lbs/23kg each
1 pc (max. 45″/115cm and 15lbs/7kg)
Max. 2 items, a small handbag, laptop, etc.
Cathay Pacific
Max. 1 item, a small handbag, laptop, etc.
Additional items, a small handbag, laptop, etc.
Asiana Airlines
1 pc (max. 45″/115cm and 22lbs/10kg)
Max. 1 item, a small handbag, laptop, etc.
All Nippon Airways
Additional items, a small handbag, laptop, etc.

When to book flights to Manila

The most expensive times of the year to fly to Manila are from May to July, and in December (especially New Year and Christmas). The cheapest times of the year to Manila are September to December, and February to April. It’s important to realize that this is also affected by how far in advance you book your flights to Manila. Find out more about which mistakes to avoid when booking flights to Manila.

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Pack personal and household items Pack jewelry, gadgets
Pack contents with a value of up to ?150,000 (both boxes) Pack firearms, ammunition, explosives
Send a maximum of two boxes at a time Pack prohibited drugs/substances
Send boxes up to three times a year Pack pornographic materials, gambling items, or toy guns
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Using a travel agent to book flights to Manila

Using a travel agent is undeniably one of the best ways how to book flights to Manila. As a matter of fact, there are many benefits to using a travel agent. Contrary to common knowledge, you can get cheaper prices than what is available through regular online booking websites.

Unpublished airfares

The major reason why travel agents can get better airfares is that they can buy wholesale tickets direct from the airline. These private, unpublished airfares are not available to the public. So you won’t be able to find them online or even by calling the airline yourself. Compared to regular airfares, unpublished airfares can be up to 50%* off.

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Expert knowledge

Another major reason why travel agents are useful is their expert knowledge and experience. They are researching flight prices and routes to Manila every day. So of course, they know how to find the best deals and make the best itineraries for your needs.

Child discounts

Travel agents can usually get discounted tickets for children. However, in some cases there are bigger discounts available from a private fare, so the child discount is not needed. Usually, 2-11 year-olds are classed as children, and those under 2 years old are infants.

Complex bookings

Travel agents can also organize complex bookings for you. Complex bookings could be multi-city trips or group bookings. For example, if you’d like to visit Japan on your way to Manila. Group bookings are way quicker and easier with a travel agent.

Special arrangements

Your travel agent can organize special travel arrangements for you, such as your seat selection, meal selection, accessibility options, and more.

You can call one of our experts anytime, toll-free at 844-300-7983.

How To Book Flights To Manila With A Travel Agent

Travel requirements

Of course, to be allowed to fly to Manila, you must adhere to regular travel requirements, such as:

  • Valid passport
  • The name on your passport matches the name on your boarding pass
  • Bring your boarding pass or use a mobile boarding pass
  • Check your baggage allowance
  • Adhere to carry-on packing rules

Stay up to date with promotions and sales

Due to ever-changing flight prices, it’s important to stay up to date with airline promotions and sales. So,

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  • Follow us on social media to hear about the best deals first


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How to book flights to Manila

So, now you know how to book flights to Manila! Undoubtedly, you have also learned about the time and money savings of using a travel agent AKA the best way to book flights to the Philippines. Take advantage of our discounted unpublished airfares and book your next trip to Manila with the experts. Call us anytime, toll-free at 844-300-7983. And make sure to join the Facebook Group – Flight Deals to the Philippines – to never miss a hot flight sale again!

1 in 5 people who visit the Philippines book with ASAP Tickets – this means our travel agents have lots of experience in finding the best flight deals to Manila.

Travel safe and stay tuned for more travel tips from the ASAP Tickets team on our cheap flight blog.


  1. Planning a trip to Manila from Kansas City around Aug. or Sept.
    How much it would cost?

    1. Thanks for your request Gloria, an agent will be in touch shortly!

  2. Marichu Padilla May 17, 2018 at 9:16 am

    We’re planning our family trip to Philippines this coming December 21, 2018 return flight Jan 3, for 3 adults is there any low fare available on that particular.
    If you can send me an email ( my preferred than calling ) that would be great!

    1. Hi Marichu!
      We can send you a price quote via email, but we need to know your departure city or airport. If you let me know here, I can send the request for you.

  3. We are planning to go to the Phil .direct flight from SF to Manila 2 adults leaving Dec.17,2018, back Jan.17,2019 . I prefer Philippine Air Lines

  4. Huberto Ramos July 10, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    How much, RT from NYC JFK,La Guardia to Manila, depart Oct. 22,2018 return flight Feb 28, 2019 from Manila back to NYC? 1 pax. Economy class. Pls reply to email-

    1. Thanks for your request Huberto, an agent will be in touch soon!

  5. We are planning to go to the Phil. Las Vegas to Clark International Airport 2 adult 1 youth. leaving May 25 2019 back to Las vegas June 14 2019? Economy class. Please email me

    1. Thanks for your request! An agent will contact you shortly.

  6. Thank’s for the guide

  7. As a Korean living in the Philippines, I have grown to love this country and consider it my second home. I love the warmth not just of the weather but of the people as well.

  8. You’ve a promo as stated fare to Manila starts at $395 good between Feb 3 -March 31,2020. I plan on leaving Feb 5 ,2020 from JFK, NY. to Manila NAIA. I would like arrival to Manila on Feb 6, 2020 before late evening. Returning on Feb 23,2020 to JFK, NY preferably in the early evening hours around 6pm or 7pm or earlier if possible. Economy. One person.
    I prefer to receive email rather than phone calls.

    1. Dear Rose, thank you for your request! One of our agents will send you a price quote shortly!

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