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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Where to stay in Manila

Where to stay in Manila

Wondering where to stay in Manila to maximise your experience? Well, it depends on the kind of holiday you have in mind. Each neighbourhood also has its own Manila vibe to offer.

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Quezon City

It doesn’t get trendier and more exciting than Quezon City, northeast of the city centre. This area is for you if you’re keen on shopping at boutiques, being part of the energetic nightlife and hanging out at popular cafés and restaurants. The University Hotel at the University of the Philippines Diliman is ideal for young backpackers and is surprisingly welcoming and cosy, while the Seda Vertis North is the ultimate luxury hotel with all the frills!


First-timers flock to Makati because it’s one of the neighbourhoods packed with exciting things to do in Manila. It offers accommodation options to suit most budgets. Two good choices are The Peninsula Manila, a five-star hotel with plush suites and a world-class onsite spa, and the charming Park Avenue Guesthouse 2443, a 1920s Spanish-style residence that is all about home comforts and a quiet stay despite the busy-ness of Makati.


Staying inside the little walled city of Intramuros is an experience to brag about! Just be sure to book your accommodation well in advance, as the providers are limited. White Knight Hotel Intramuros is a good choice if you’d like something simple, affordable and conveniently located. It’s right in the middle of Intramuros for easy access to all the best sights. If you’d prefer something more lavish, set your sights on The Bayleaf Intramuros, a four-star hotel offering fancy rooftop dining. It’s won numerous TravelAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards over the years.

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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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