Cheap Flights from Calgary to Manila Ninoy Aquino in 2019
Flight information Calgary to Manila Ninoy Aquino
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Average flight time, total distance 10999 kilometers
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Manila Ninoy Aquino
Calgary to Manila Flight Information
If you’re searching for the cheapest flights from Calgary to Manila, consider planning your trip in May, when prices start as low as $745. All flights from Calgary International Airport to Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport have several stops and the average flight time between the two cities is 16 hours and 45 minutes.
Calgary to Manila Airline Information
Direct flights aren’t available from Calgary to Manila, so you’ll have to book an itinerary that includes at least one or two stops. Philippine Airlines offers flights from YYC to MNL with only one connection, so this is the best option if you’d like to minimize your travel time. Other major airlines — including China Airlines, EVA Air, and Cathay Pacific — also provide services between Calgary and Manila, however, they typically require two or three stopovers.
Calgary and Manila Airports Information
Calgary International Airport Information
Located approximately 17 km northeast of the city centre, Calgary International Airport is the busiest airport in Alberta. The airport is divided into two terminals, and all international flights depart from concourse D within the International Terminal. You’ll find free Wi-Fi, charging stations, premium lounges, ATMs, children’s play areas, and currency exchange kiosks throughout the airport, along with a varied range of shopping and dining options. Concourse D houses everything from duty-free shops to specialty boutiques, popular fast food concessions and fine dining options. Head to Starbucks or Tim Hortons if you’re in a hurry, or opt for a sit-down meal at Yakima or Vin Room Restaurant YYC Airport if you have time to spare before your flight. In terms of YYC parking, drivers can choose from short-term and long-term options, as well as a discounted Economy Lot located a short walk away from the terminal building. Alternatively, Park2Go offers convenient and affordable offsite parking with free 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport.
Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport Information
Also known as Manila International Airport, Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport is the main international gateway to the Philippines. A shuttle bus system connects the airport’s four terminals, but many travellers report the service is often slow and unreliable. If you’re rushing to meet a connecting flight in another terminal, you may want to hop in a taxi instead. When you book cheap flights to Manila, you’ll likely arrive in Terminal 1 or 3, the airport’s primary terminals for international flights. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Manila International Airport, along with banking facilities, information kiosks, duty-free shops, and VIP lounges. There are plenty of dining options on offer as well, but they do vary greatly by terminal.
Arriving at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Manila International Airport is notorious for being unorganized and difficult to navigate, but ongoing renovations have brought about some improvements. Once you disembark, your first stop will be passport control before heading to the baggage claim area and customs. If you’re Canadian passport holder visiting the Philippines for 30 days or less, you do not need a visa to enter the country.
When you arrive at the immigration area, you must present a passport with a validity of at least six months, and a round-trip flight ticket (or an outbound ticket to your next destination).
Yellow taxis — which are the official registered taxis from the airport — offer one of the best and safest means of transportation from the airport to the city centre. The fare typically costs approximately 200 - 300 PHP ($5 - $8 CAD) if you’re heading to one of the main metro areas of Manila, and the trip can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour depending on traffic. White taxis offer a slightly cheaper fare; however, they aren’t accredited and many drivers will refuse to turn on the meter. If you choose this option, be sure to exercise caution and negotiate a price with the cab driver before leaving the airport. Serving the city’s top hotels and key destinations downtown, the Ultimate Bus Experience (UBE Express) is another convenient and budget-friendly option. This bus service departs every 30 minutes from Terminals 1, 2 and 3, and the flat fare is 150 PHP per person one-way).
Things to Do in Manila
Beyond its sprawling shopping malls and infamous traffic jams, the Philippines’ frenetic capital offers a mix of fascinating historic sites, legendary nightlife, and bustling food markets that all combine to create an unforgettable destination. Here are some of the top things to do in Manila:
- Delve into the city’s Spanish heritage —Explore the key sights in and around the walled city of Intramuros for a taste of Manila’s Spanish colonial history .
- Watch the sunset from Baywalk — Lined with towering palm trees and open-air bars and restaurants, this seaside promenade is the perfect spot for a leisurely sunset stroll.
- Explore Manila’s best museums — A few of the city’s must-visit museums include the National Museum of the Philippines and Ayala Museum.
- Tour Fort Santiago — With its arched gateways, barracks, and surrounding manicured gardens, Fort Santiago is one of Manila’s premier historic attractions.
- Eat your way through Chinatown — Established in 1594, Manila’s Chinatown is reputedly the oldest in the world.
Read our Manila guide for more things to do.
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Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days. Information accurate as of April 2019.
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.