Cheap flights to Manila

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Plan for peak-hour traffic. Heavy traffic, which is typically between 7-10am and 5-10pm, can make what was a 15-minute journey from the airport to your hotel, an hour or more back the other way. Check with your hotel to give yourself enough time to avoid a missed flight!


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The dry season months (Jan to Apr) are generally considered to be the best time to visit Manila. The average temperatures range from about 22 to 34 degrees Celsius. This is the best time to visit if you want to enjoy outdoor activities, such as exploring the city's parks and gardens, or visiting local shopping hot spots. 

To get the best deal on a flight to Manila, it's generally recommended to book your flight at least a few months in advance. Prices can fluctuate daily, so it's a good idea to keep an eye on prices through the Flight Centre App & Website - then book when you see a good deal.

Yes! Direct flights to Manila operate daily from select major Australian airports such as Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane with some smaller regional airports requiring a stop on the way.

The best airport to get a connecting flight out of Manila is Ninoy Aquino International Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.

Your flight will land in and depart from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which serves as the main airport for Manila.

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The cheapest flight season is between February - it's the start of the dry season but school holidays will be over so expect less people travelling!

The best time of day to get the cheapest flight to Manila is either early in the morning or late at night - you'll beat the rush!

The closest airport to Manila is Ninoy Aquino International Airport which also serves as the best airport for all flight routes.

An IATA (International Air Transport Association) airport code is a three-letter code that is used to identify airports around the world. For example, MNL is the IATA airport code for Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Sometimes, it's just that simple!

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Local tips for exploring Manila

Best times to book

High Season: December-February
Low Season: June-September

Average temperature by month

Warm year-round (avg. 28°C)

Average rainfall by month

Highest: June-September (avg. 200mm)
Lowest: December-February (avg. 40mm)

How far in advance to book a flight

At least 2-3 months ahead

Airports in Manila

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Local etiquette tips

Polite and respectful interactions
Respect for family and social hierarchy
Casual attire common in the city

Hidden Gems

Intramuros for historical exploration.
Hidden art galleries and cafes like the Pinto Art Museum.
Taal Volcano and lake day trip.

Currency & exchange rates

Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
Exchange rates vary; check current rates

What to pack

Light, urban clothing for city life
Rain gear for wet season
Comfortable walking shoes