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Cheap Flights to Manila in 2019

Flights to Manila, Philippines

There’s so much more to Manila than first meets the eye. Beyond the city’s mega malls and notorious traffic jams, you’ll find a lively metropolis brimming with fascinating history, a legendary nightlife scene, bustling markets and a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Flights to Manila Information

If you’re searching for direct flights to Manila, your options are somewhat limited; non-stop routes are only available from Toronto Pearson International Airport and Vancouver International Airport. Several other major Canadian cities — including Winnipeg, Halifax, Ottawa and Montreal — offer services to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport; however, these flights require at least one or two connections. Depending on your departure city and the number of stops your journey includes, flights to Manila can take anywhere from 13 hours 20 minutes to upwards of 19 hours or more. With prices starting as low as $562, September tends to be one of the best months to find cheap flights to Manila.

Flights to Manila from Canada

Flights to Manila Information

Shortest Flight Time 13 hours 20 minutes (from Vancouver)
Direct Flight Airline Philippine Airlines
Direct Flight Departure Cities Toronto and Vancouver
Arrival Airport Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL)
Cheapest Round-Trip Price $562 (from Vancouver)

Flights to Manila from Toronto (YYZ to MNL)

Travelling from Toronto to Manila takes approximately 16 hours 25 minutes on a non-stop service, and 4 flights are available every week from Toronto Pearson International Airport. Philippine Airlines is the only airline offering direct flights to Manila, while multi-stop routes are available with carriers such as EVA Air and China Southern Airlines.

Flights to Manila from Vancouver (YVR to MNL)

With 7 flights departing every week, Vancouver to Manila is a popular flight path for those looking to travel to the Philippines. The total distance between the two cities is 10,565 km, and the average flight time is 13 hours 20 minutes on a non-stop service. Direct flights are available from Vancouver International Airport on Philippine Airlines.

Flights to Manila from Calgary (YYC to MNL)

All flights from Calgary to Manila have several stops, and the average flight time between the two cities is 16 hours and 45 minutes. Philippine Airlines offers flights from YYC to MNL with only one connection, while other major airlines — such as China Airlines and EVA Air — offer multi-stop routes.

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Information

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the main international gateway to the Philippines, making it easy to travel to Palawan, El Nido and other popular destinations within the country. If you’re heading to one of Manila’s key metro areas, the journey typically takes between 30 minutes to one hour from the airport depending on traffic. Official registered yellow taxis offer one of the best and safest means of transportation from the airport to the city centre, and fares cost approximately 200 – 300 PHP ($5 - $8 CAD). Alternatively, you could travel on the Ultimate Bus Experience (UBE Express) — a convenient and budget-friendly service that departs every 30 minutes from Terminals 1, 2 and 3. The flat fare for the UBE Express is 150 PHP per person one-way.

Essential Manila Travel Information

Visa requirements for Canadian Citizens No visa required for stays up to 30 days
Time difference with Toronto and Montreal Manila is 12 hours ahead of Toronto and Montreal
Time difference with Vancouver Manila is 15 hours ahead of Vancouver
Manila Weather Manila has a tropical maritime climate, meaning the weather is typically hot and humid year-round. November through February is a relatively cooler period of the year, while April and May tend to be the hottest months
Exchange Rate 1 CAD = 38.64 PHP (as of May 2019)
Best Time to Travel to Manila Manila’s high season (and dry season) runs from November to April.

Things to Do in Manila

Kick off your sightseeing in Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown district. Not only is this area considered to be the oldest Chinatown in the world, but it’s also one of the best spots in the city to sample authentic Chinese Filipino food. Once you’ve had your fill of dim sum and other mouth-watering dishes, head across the Pasig River to Intramuros, a walled city that was formerly the heart of Manila during Spanish colonial times. Dating back to 1571, this area houses some of the city’s top historic sites — including Fort Santiago and San Agustin Church — and it’s best explored by bicycle. If you want to delve further into Filipino history and culture, the the National Museum of the Philippines and the Ayala Museum are two must-see attractions. With its towering palm trees and waterfront promenade, Manila Bay is the place to be at sunset. Hop on a twilight dinner cruise around the bay, or simply find a quiet corner to watch the sun dip below the horizon from the shore.

Where to Stay in Manila

No matter your budget, you’ll find accommodations for every taste and price range in Manila. Hotel H20 — a contemporary hotel situated alongside the beautiful Manila Bay — is a great mid-range option, while Go Hotels Ermita and Red Planet Manila Bay both offer affordable rooms starting around $50 per night. Visit our Manila Hotels page to search and compare more top-rated accommodation options for every budget.

Flights to Manila: Frequently Asked Questions

How much are flights to Manila?

It’s possible to find flight deals to Manila for as little as $562 on Skyscanner, however, prices vary depending on several factors, including your departure airport and how far in advance you’re searching for flight tickets.

When are flights to Manila cheapest?

According to our data, September is typically the cheapest month to fly to Manila. Flight tickets for travel in this month are 17% cheaper on average than in other months. That being said, several factors — such as your departure city and how far in advance you choose to book — will influence airfare prices.

When should I book flights to Manila?

Historically, data shows that January tends to be the cheapest month to book flights to Manila. Flights booked during this period are 8% cheaper on average compared to other months. However, prices will vary depending on a host of factors, including your departure airport, how far in advance you’re searching for flight tickets, and the day or time you decide to book.

How to find cheap flights to Manila?

Skyscanner allows you to find the cheapest flights to Manila all year round. If you want to maximize your chances of finding the best possible deal, we’d recommend booking your flights as far in advance as possible, being flexible with the dates of your trip, and setting up price alerts so you’ll be notified as soon as ticket prices drop.

How long are flights to Manila?

Flights to Manila can take anywhere from 13 hours 20 minutes to upwards of 19 hours or more depending on where you’re travelling from and how many stops your journey contains.

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