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Travelling to the Philippines

IJsselstein, Sunday, 24 March 2002

International flight schedules are too complex and change too often to be able to give you an up-to-date overview on this website. Please visit one of the airline's websites for details. We give some general information here.

From North America

TODO.

From Asia

Regular flights connect the Philippines with most Asian mainports.

From Singapore, it is three and half hours. The flight goes over Borneo and the Sulu archipel in the Southern Philippines, which is a beautiful view from the air.

From Europe

Daily or weekly flights to Manila are available from major European capitals. Direct flights are available, but many flights will have one stop-over, either in the Middle East, or in Singapore, Taiwan or Hongkong. Bargain rates for up-and-down tickets start at about 500. Don't expect to get one way tickets any cheaper than that (you won't be allowed into the country without a ticket out anyway). A direct flight will take about 13 hours. If you have a stop-over, it can take up to 24 hours to reach your destination.

If you want to avoid the hassle and annoyances of flying via Manila, you can fly directly to Cebu or Davao via Singapore, Hongkong, and Kuala Lumpur. Prices on this route are slightly higher, but if want to go to the South, it can often save you two days of staying in Manila and catching a connecting inland flight.

Jeroen Hellingman

What readers think...

Bok wrote:
Sunday, 29 January 2006 13:03:26 PHT
You might want to look at http://www.jozzua.com/serendipity/archives/7-How-to-get-Around-Metro-Manila.html for additional info on getting around the Philippines.

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