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Flights to Philippines in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price₱3,591Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from₱1,310From Cebu City to Manila
One-way from₱873One-way flight from Cebu City to Manila

Cheapest Prices for Philippines flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Philippines found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
₱4,706
February
₱4,686
March
₱4,690
April
₱5,479
May
₱5,895
June
₱4,744
July
₱4,327
August
₱4,508
September
₱4,069
October
₱4,131
November
₱4,196
December
₱4,741
September is currently the cheapest month to fly to Philippines. At this moment in time May is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Philippines?

Average Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
CEB - MNL
Price
₱4,069 - ₱6,674
MNL
Temperature
30 - 34 °C
MNL
Rainfall
17 - 381 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, September is seen as the time to fly to Philippines, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. April sees the temperatures in Philippines peak to their warmest. August tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Philippines?

The best time to book flights to Philippines is 24 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Philippines?

At the moment, Wednesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Philippines. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Philippines?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the morning when visiting Philippines. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

With more than 7,000 islands making up the Philippines, the hardest decision will be which ones to visit. Manila is capital and main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. A Catholic country, its people are warm, hospitable and family-minded; its cuisine a delicious blend of Chinese, Spanish, Mexican, Japanese, Indonesian and Indian.

The islands have several international gateways. Ninoy Aquino is the airport at which many flights to the Philippines (and its capital Manila) land. Mactan in Cebu handles flights from Japan, Singapore, and Australia, Davao – regular flights from Indonesia and Singapore.

Manila, on Luzon, boasts one of the best preserved medieval cities in the world. Intramuros, the walled city, covering almost 160 acres, was built by the Spanish in 1571. Damaged during the Second World War, restoration work was started by Imelda Marcos, of shoe fame. Manila Cathedral is at the centre and Fort Santiago at the northwestern tip. Its colourful Chinatown is north of the Pasig river.

The islands have some of the best diving. Internationally recognised spots include Tubbataha Reef; Malapascua Island (Cebu); Balicasag Island (Bohol); Anilao, Batangas; and Puerto Galera (Mindoro).

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Philippines climate

The Philippines have a tropical climate, which varies by region. The dry season runs from November to April, and the wet season from May to October. Northern islands such as Baguio and Luzon, as well as the centre, have temperatures between 16 and 32 degrees during the wet season. The temperature range drops a bit in the dry season, ranging between 13 and 23 degrees. Typhoon season lasts from June to December.

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When is the best time to fly to Philippines?

Peak season:

The best time to search for cheap flights to the Philippines and visit the northern and central islands is during the dry season when the days are clear and bright and rainfall is minimal.

The south (Davao) has no distinct wet or dry seasons. Weather is constant year-round and temperatures are about 23-32 degrees. There is no bad time to visit this part of the Philippines.

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Getting around Philippines

The flag carrier, Philippine Airlines, flies domestically as well as internationally. It links Manila with 19 destinations including Naga, Cebu, Butuan, Davao, Zamboanga and Puerto Princesa.

Other airlines offering domestic flights include Air Philippines, Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific and Asian Spirit Airlines. Charter (helicopter and small-to-medium sized airplanes) flights are also available.

Ferry services connect the islands while cruise liners dock at the port of Manila.

Philippine National Railways operates the Metrotren. It stretches south to Carmona and Cavite and north to Meycauayan, Bulacan. In Metro Manila, the Light Railway Transit runs from Caloocan to Baclaran.

Other ways of getting around the country include taxis, buses, trikes and the jeepney. The jeepney is a classic, inspired by the American World War II army jeeps. When the American soldiers left the Philippines, surplus jeeps were sold or given to local people. The stripped-down jeeps were fitted with seats, decorated with ornaments and painted in bright colours.

The calesa is a rather touristy way of getting around. It is a traditional horse-drawn carriage brightly decorated that was introduced during the years that Spain was ruler.

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Cheap flights to Philippines in April, May 2021

The best prices found for MNL flights for April, May
24 Apr - 26 Apr
₱1,504pp
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
Philippines AirAsia
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Philippines AirAsia
Direct
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
17 Apr - 21 Apr
₱1,844pp
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
3 May - 10 May
₱1,990pp
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
Cebgo
Direct
CGY
Cagayan de Oro Laguindingan
CGY
Cagayan de Oro Laguindingan
Cebgo
Direct
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl

Philippines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philippines found for this year
17 Jul - 9 Aug
₱1,213pp
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
DVO
Davao City Francisco Bangoy
DVO
Davao City Francisco Bangoy
Cebu Pacific
Direct
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
1 Dec - 8 Dec
₱1,213pp
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
Cebgo
Direct
CGY
Cagayan de Oro Laguindingan
CGY
Cagayan de Oro Laguindingan
Cebgo
Direct
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
12 Jul - 28 Jul
₱1,262pp
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
DVO
Davao City Francisco Bangoy
DVO
Davao City Francisco Bangoy
Cebu Pacific
Direct
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl

Last minute flights to Philippines

Late deals on round-trip flights to Philippines, departing today and this week
24 Apr - 26 Apr
₱1,504pp
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
Philippines AirAsia
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Philippines AirAsia
Direct
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
20 Apr - 25 Apr
₱2,087pp
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
23 Apr - 23 Apr
₱2,135pp
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
CEB
Cebu City Mactan Intl

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