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Cheap Flights to Philippines

Popular in December High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £474 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from £428 From London to Manila
One-way from £284 One-way flight from London to Manila
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Philippines related to COVID-19?

There are current restrictions for travel to Philippines at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Philippines citizens and travellers alike and are as follows: The Philippines has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Philippines nationals and their spouses and children. Accredited diplomats or officials of international organizations may still enter the country. All arriving travelers and airline crew must present a Case Investigation Form upon arrival. They will be tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and placed in quarantine while awaiting the results of the test. Commercial flights to the Philippines can only land on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday and need approval from CAAP 48h before departure. Chartered flights can only land on Monday or Thursday and need clearance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and CAAP.. If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.

Cheapest prices for Philippines flights by month

January
£489
February
£465
March
£473
April
£493
May
£488
June
£509
July
£578
August
£526
September
£482
October
£478
November
£470
December
£578
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Philippines. At this moment in time December 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?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - MNL
Price
£465 - £863
MNL
Temperature
30 - 34 °C
MNL
Rainfall
17 - 381 mm

Peak season:

This varies a lot depending on where you are visiting, Manila is hot and humid almost all year round. Cheap flights to the Philippines are difficult to come by, especially during the peak months of a location such as from December to May. A lot of tourists escape the cooler weather of the UK and book flight tickets during these months. You’ll have to decide on a location and then book your flights to the Philippines in advance to have a chance of saving money. Check for events and festivals too as this can drive the costs of your flight tickets up dramatically.

Off season:

Again this varies on the location, but if you book your flights to the Philippines in advance you’ll find cheaper flight tickets regardless of the time of year. June to September is known as the typhoon season and typically sees the most rainfall although it will still be hot and humid for most of the time. The cheapest flights to the Philippines are found by being flexible and booking early.

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

It can be very hard to find cheap flights to the Philippines because of the pleasant weather. In order to make any savings you need to be flexible with your dates and locations if you can, and then book your flight tickets as early in advance as possible. Once you’ve settled on a location it’s worth doing some research into any events or festivals that might be taking place before you book your flights to the Philippines as this will increase the prices. Book your flights to the Philippines around August or September if you wish to visit in December time.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Philippines?

Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Philippines. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Philippines?

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

How long is the flight to Philippines?

Flights from London to Mactan-Cebu, Philippines: 15 hour 55 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Manila, Philippines: 13 hour 10 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Mactan-Cebu, Philippines: 18 hour 30 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Manila, Philippines: 13 hour 00 minutes.

 

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Which cities offer direct flights to the Philippines from the UK?

Currently, there are no direct flights to the Philippines from the UK. However, there are several cities that offer flights with one, two, or more stopovers. London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham, and Glasgow are all options. Note that even a single stopover can increase your travel time substantially. For instance, one stopover in China will increase your travel time to 37h 25m with Virgin Atlantic. Two stopovers can increase your travel time to 42h. Some of the more common stopover points include Zurich, Shanghai, Vienna, and Wuban.

What is the best way to get around the Philippines?

Travelers will find a number of ways to get around during their stay in the Philippines. Buses are the primary mode of travel but can be slower and more crowded than many Westerners would prefer. Ferries can also be arranged for most ports. Domestic air travel is the fastest option, though, since the Philippines is made up of multiple islands, but not all islands are served by airports.

What are some things to do in the Philippines?

The Philippines is rife with opportunities for exploration and enjoyment. However, because the island nation actually consists of over 7,000 different islands, it can be challenging to do all that you might want. Some of the top attractions here include visiting the Batad Rice Terraces and exploring the Milea Bee Farm. The Motag Living Museum offers a look at traditional life in the Philippines, and those who want a bit more adventure can explore the Tubbataha Reef. Mayon Volcano is good for hiking and exploration, as well.

Do I need a passport to fly to the Philippines from the UK?

Yes, you will definitely need a passport to enter the Philippines from the UK. However, unless your visit will exceed 30 days, you do not need a visa. For longer stays, a tourist visa will give you up to 90 days. If you intend to live and work in the Philippines, you’ll need additional documents. Note that overstaying or staying without a permit is punishable with fines and/or deportation.

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