Cheap flights to Philippines

Tue, 15 Aug 2017. Last updated Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:00

Cheap flights to Philippines are mostly offered by Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. As a beautiful country formed by over 7000 islands, Philippines is seen a tourism paradise with lots of cultural and historical elements and unique natural beauty.

The Philippines is a country located in South East Asia with lots of small and large islands. It borders Taiwan across Luzon Strait to the north, Vietnam across the South China Sea to the west, islands of Indonesia across Celebes Sea to the south and Borneo Island across Sulu Sea to the southwest, while to the east it is bounded by Philippine Sea. The Philippines is greatly affected by earthquakes and tropical storms happening every year, all due to the geofrafical location, on the Pacific Ring of Fire. However, the country is endowed with rich natural resources and high biodiversity. The country has a relatively large area of 300,000 square kilometers, with three large islands of Mindanao, Luzon and Visayas. The Philippines’ capital city is Manila. The Philippines is a multi-religious country, but Christianity is the national religion which is practized by around 85% of the population; meanwhile, Muslims account for 10%, Protestantism account for 5%, and the rest of other religions. English is the official language used at schools and offices; and it is widely used in this country.

Tourist attractions in Philippines

Bukidnon

Manila is located on the eastern bank of Manila Bay in Luzon Island. This is a vast metropolis with a population of about 14 million people. Traveling to Manila, tourists will have the opportunity to visit and explore famous places such as San Augustin Church and Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, and Intramuros Stone Citadel with very unique architectural style of Europe. Additionally, tourists who love art should visit museums in Manila as Marikina Shoe Museum, and Manila Contemporary Art Galleries to better understand the Philippine art. Tourists should not miss the opportunity to relax and contemplate beautiful sunsets at Manila Bay. Those who are interested in cuisine and shopping should visit Chinatown. Also, St. Joseph Church, Rizal Park, Manvila showrooms are indispensable attractions in Manila. Those wishing to stroll and on streets should pop in Baywalk Boulevard – the most famous boulevard running along romantic Manila Bay.

Manila Bay Sunset

Like Dalat in Vietnam, Tagaytay Highlands of the Philippines has the cool climate and fresh air. Tagaytay Highlands combined with emerald Taal volcano create very majestic and romantic scenery. This is an ideal place for those who love relaxing and resting. Visiting El Nido Bay with poetic beaches, stretching white sandy fields, mangroves and mysterious caves or relaxing in Boracay Island with various tourism services and fascinating cuisine will be a great experience in Philippines travel. Other stunning beaches should not be missed including Subic, Puerto Galera, Puerto Princessa, Siargao, Coron, etc.    

Popular airports in Philippines

Naga Airport, Naga (WNP) - PhilippinesTuguegarao Airport, Tuguegarao (TUG) - Philippines
Francisco B. Reyes Airport, Busuanga (USU) - PhilippinesGodofredo P. Ramos Airport , Caticlan (MPH) - Philippines
El Nido Airport, El Nido (ENI) - PhilippinesGeneral Santos International Airport , General Santos (GES) - Philippines
Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport , Tacloban (TAC) - PhilippinesTagbilaran Airport, Tagbilaran (TAG) - Philippines
Roxas Airport, Roxas City (RXS) - PhilippinesLegazpi Airport, Legazpi (LGP) - Philippines
Jolo Airport, Jolo (JOL) - PhilippinesMactan-Cebu International Airport, Cebu (CEB) - Philippines
Clark International Airport, Angeles City (CRK) - PhilippinesNinoy Aquino International Airport / Villamor Airbase, Manila (MNL) - Philippines
Pagadian Airport, Pagadian (PAG) - PhilippinesLaoag International Airport, Laoag (LAO) - Philippines
Dipolog Airport, Dipolog (DPL) - PhilippinesFrancisco Bangoy International Airport, Davao (DVO) - Philippines
Iloilo International Airport, Iloilo (ILO) - PhilippinesButuan Airport, Butuan (BXU) - Philippines

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Currently, there are many domestic and international airports in Philippines. Tourists can choose the suitable flights from Philippines to many destinations in the world at one of the following airports:

Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Mactan-Cebu International Airport

Francisco Bangoy International Airport

Zamboang International Airport

Puerto Princesa International Airport

Francisco Reyes Airport

Naga International Airport

Bagabag International Airport

Mandurriao International Airport

In Vietnam, there is currently only Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City serving flights from Vietnam to Philippines. Additionally, if tourists want to find the best airlines operating Vietnam - Philippines flights, they can choose Vietnam Airlines or Philippines Airlines. The ticket prices often vary for different time periods.

Popular cities in Philippines

BacolodButuanCotabato
CebuCagayanAngeles City
DumagueteDipologDavao
El NidoGeneral SantosIloilo
JoloKaliboLaoag
LegazpiManilaCaticlan
PagadianPuerto PrincesaRoxas City
San JoseTaclobanTagbilaran
TuguegaraoBusuangaNaga

Popular airlines in Philippines and fly to Philippines 

Air Macau -> 212 USDShenzhen Airlines -> 214 USDJeju Air -> 148 USDEthiopian Airlines -> 639 USD
Lao Airlines -> 435 USDMalaysia Airline -> 159 USDJuneyao Airlines -> 368 USDChina Eastern Airlines -> 180 USD
Thai Airways -> 198 USDLucky Air -> 175 USDEtihad Airways -> 1,931 USDJetstar Airways -> 9 USD
All Nippon Airways <-> 1,114 USDCathay Pacific Airways -> 284 USDRoyal Jordanian -> 625 USDAir China -> 244 USD
Hahn Air -> 346 USDPhilippine Airlines -> 112 USDTiger Air -> 180 USDDragon Airlines <-> 306 USD

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are two major airlines in Philippines. Presently, these two airlines are operating domestic and international flights mostly to Asian countries. Popular airlines operate flights to Philippines including Air China, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Dragonair, EVA Air, Hong Kong Express Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Hawaiian Airlines, Korean Air, Japan Airlines operated by JALways, Etihad Airways, Royal Brunei Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.

Popular flights to Philippines 

CountryCity
Vietnam -> Philippines 175 USDBan Me Thuot, Ca Mau, Nha Trang, Dalat, Phu Quoc, Qui Nhon, Can Tho, Quang Nam, Quang Binh, Vinh
United States <-> Philippines 545 USDBoston, Los Angeles
Thailand -> Philippines 153 USDBangkok, Koh Samui
Cambodia -> Philippines 216 USDSihanoukville, Siem Reap
Malaysia -> Philippines 191 USDKuala Lumpur
Japan <-> Philippines 407 USDTokyo
China -> Philippines 180 USDShanghai
Taiwan -> Philippines 414 USDTaipei

Tourists can book flights to Philippines from following countries:

Country

City

Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu

Thailand

Bangkok Suvanarbhumi

China

Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xiamen, Quanzhou

Singapore

Singapore

Taiwan

Kaohsiung, Taipei - Taoyuan

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Japan

Osaka-Kansai, Detroit, Nagoya-Centrair, Tokyo, Fukuoka

Korea

Busan, Seoul

Indonesia

Jakarta

Brunei

Bandar Seri Begawan

Saudi Arabia

Dammam, Jeddah, Riyadh

Hawaii

Honolulu

United Arab Emirates

Dubai, Abu Dhabi

Qatar

Doha

Other useful information

Palawan

Filipino is quite friendly, and a large numer of them can communicate very well in English.

Tourists are advised not to come to Mindanao region in the South Philippines, especially Sulu and Zamboanga area because this is the "base" of Abu Sayyaf - an Islamic extremist organization. 

Price in the Philippines is more expensive than other countries in Southeast Asia. The Philippines is famous for pearl, so tourists can easily buy pearl at anywhere. Shopping in smaller islands helps tourists to save money.

In Philippines, there are many live music bands playing in the park or coffee shop. And, it is easily to find bars and discos with live music in the Philippines at night. 

Means of transportation in Philippines are metro, bus, and taxi. Taxi fares are quite cheap. Besides, there are several unique and interesting vehicles such as Jeepney, tricycle, pedicab, and Kalesa. 

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