|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||September||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||£754||Average for round-trip flights in June 2022|
|Round-trip from||£552||From London to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl|
|One-way from||£8||One-way flight from London to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl (MNL)|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl.
Returning to United Kingdom from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - MNL
£684 - £987
30 - 34 °C
17 - 381 mm
Manila is hot and humid all year round, making it a popular destination for tourists. The busiest time of year is from December to May so cheap flights to Manila are harder to come by. It is also when Manila is most crowded. The price of your flights tickets can also fluctuate and increase during annual events or festivals, such as the Feast of the Black Nazarene in January, so make sure you book your flights to Manila as early as you can to secure a good price. The second week of April sees the Cocoa de Flores, or Chocolate and Flowers and shouldn’t be missed if you are travelling to Manila around then.
Due to the pleasant weather Manila doesn’t suffer from an off season too much, although you’ll find the cheapest flights to Manila between June and September. This is typically the typhoon season and sees the most rainfall.
You’ll find the cheapest flight deals in May or June, although March and April are only slightly more expensive. Book your flights to Manila well in advance if you intend to visit during an event or festival to avoid paying through the roof on your flight tickets. You’ll find the best deals on flight tickets if you can be flexible with your dates so if you don’t have your heart set on any specific period or date then you can find cheap flights to Manila. If you are governed by work or the school holidays, then try to book your flights to Manila for the Christmas period or early January as you’ll get warm and dry weather and if you secure your flight tickets early enough, the cost should be quite fair too.
Flights from London to Manila: 13 hours 05 minutes
Flights from Manchester to Manila: 13 hours 10 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Manila: 13 hours 10 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Manila: 13 hours 00 minutes
Air Canada, Etihad Airways, Delta, and Philippine Airlines are the four main airlines that operate flights to Manila. The prices can vary drastically depending on the airline and the time of year so make sure to do a bit of research in advance to see who gives you the best value for money. If you want to experience high comfort then flying with Etihad is a must. You might be paying extra but the service is set to a high standard.
Most international flights currently land in Terminal 1, although they are transitioning to Terminal 3 as Terminal 1 is ranked as one of the worst in Asia. It is confusing and difficult to navigate, however getting to the city is still a simple task. It is located around 7km South of Manila and the easiest way is probably a taxi. Don’t accept a ride from anybody approaching you in the arrivals terminal though, and make sure to agree on a fare before you get into the taxi. Getting a taxi is normally a safe thing, however if you are travelling alone you might opt for the public transport options. From Terminal 1 you can get a city bus service, or you can get a taxi to the metro station and continue your journey from there. There is an airport shuttle that leaves from Terminal 3, so if you do land there then that might be a good option. Check with your hotel before you take your flights to Manila and see if they provide a service to pick you up.
Ninoy Aquino International Airport is about 7km (4.3 miles) south of Manila, the cosmopolitan capital of the Philippines, and is a major gateway to the country. It serves as a hub for all Philippine airlines and is one of the 50 busiest airports in the world, serving 27 million passengers each year. Flights to Ninoy Aquino International Airport arrive from major hubs in Asia and the Pacific region, as well as a handful of cities a little further afield such as Amsterdam, Detroit and Dubai.
If you’re catching one of the many international flights to Ninoy Aquino International Airport, chances are you’ll go through the old Terminal 1, widely regarded as one of the worst terminals in Asia. It generally operates way over capacity, especially in peak season – so make sure you factor in lots of time. There are plans to shift more international flights to the sleek new Terminal 3, although so far, this has been hampered by red tape.
Overall, this airport is a little chaotic and can be confusing to navigate, but with a healthy dose of patience, you’ll get through it to your holiday in the Philippines without too much trouble.
For a flight to Manila, you will be flying into Ninoy Aquino Intl. Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl (MNL) is just 6.8 mi from the centre of the city.
There has been a 364% increase in demand for Manila flights over the last year.