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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, 33% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop
Average price$532Average for round-trip flights in May 2021
Round-trip from$568From Sydney to Philippines
One-way from$13One-way flight from Sydney to Philippines

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
$639
February
$589
March
$580
April
$622
May
$571
June
$608
July
$571
August
$571
September
$562
October
$557
November
$577
December
$798
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Philippines is currently October; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

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.
SYD - MNL
Price
$557 - $1,231
MNL
Temperature
30 - 34 °C
MNL
Rainfall
17 - 381 mm
Flying to Philippines in October is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Philippines then April is statistically the hottest. August is historically the period with most rainfall.

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

The best time to book flights to Philippines is 49 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?

The cheapest flights to Philippines are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Friday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Philippines?

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

When to fly to the Philippines?

Peak season:

The best time to visit the Philippines and 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.

Reasons to fly to the Philippines:

With more than 7,000 islands making up the Philippines, the hardest decision will be which ones to visit. Manila is the capital and the main island groups are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The country’s people are warm, hospitable and family-minded; its cuisine is 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).

How long is the flight to the Philippines from Australia?

There are numerous flights that go from Australia to the Philippines so flights can range in duration. Travellers planning to visit Manila from Sydney will find quick flights that reach the destination in 8h 05m, as well as flights that are longer at up to 28h 25m. Flights are also available to the Philippines from Melbourne which can range from 8h 20m in length to 16h 30m for longer flights. Other cities that offer Philippines flight deals include Perth, Brisbane, Darwin, and the Gold Coast.

Which cities offer direct flights to the Philippines?

Several nonstop, direct flights are available from Australia to Manila in the Philippines. Direct flights from Sydney are provided by airlines like Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Qantas, and others. Flights out of Melbourne into Manila are offered by Philippine Airlines, AirAsia X, and Cathay Pacific. Travellers starting their trip in Brisbane can choose flights from Philippine Airlines, Philippines AirAsia, and Air Niugini.

What is the best way to travel around the Philippines?

Flying is a popular way to travel in the Philippines with domestic flights by Seair, Philippine Airlines, and Cebu Pacific. Flying is an affordable and efficient way to reach various places in the Philippines like North Luzon, South Luzon, Palawan, and Davao. Some places can only be reached by air travel. Many cities and towns offer taxis and there are many private bus companies to use while in the country. Transport in most cities is offered by pedicabs, jeepneys, and tricycles. Philippine National Railways is the only train operator in the country with services across Southern Luzon to Legaspi.

What are some things to do in the Philippines?

There are many fiestas throughout the year in the Philippines with food and costumed parades. The top options are Dinagyang in Iliono, Sinulog in Cebu City, and Ati-Atihan in Kalibo. Lovers of the outdoors can take a hike up Mount Apo to see the forest, mountain lakes, and waterfalls or enjoy one of the longest ziplines in Asia. Travellers who prefer to stay in Manila can visit Old Manila to get an idea of the history of the country. The Calamian Islands are also a popular destination located north of Palawan. There are numerous shipwrecks there from World War II. Visiting Cebu, the second-largest city, is also popular as the city is known for festivals, guitars, and diving.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to the Philippines?

When travelling into the Philippines from Australia, a passport is required but it only needs to be valid for the extent of the stay. Those coming in from Australia do not need a visa for business or tourist stays of up to 30 days. Those staying longer will need to have a single-entry visa available. Typically these stays can last up to 59 days but this can vary. In addition to a passport, travellers to this destination will need to have a return ticket ready.

What is the climate like in Philippines?

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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What is the best way to travel around Philippines?

Domestic flights are a good way to get around the Philippines. 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.

The Metrotren 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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How popular are flights to Philippines this year?

Flights to Philippines have seen a 86% decrease in demand compared to the previous year.

Cheap flights to Philippines in May, June 2021

The best prices found for MNL flights for May, June
15 Jun - 15 Jul
$1,572pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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19 Jun - 11 Jul
$1,581pp
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19 Jun - 11 Jul
$1,587pp
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Philippines 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Philippines found for this year
2 Nov - 20 Nov
$568pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Cebu Pacific
Direct
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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Cebu Pacific
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Nov - 17 Nov
$577pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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1 STOP
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Cebu Pacific
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
31 Oct - 16 Nov
$583pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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1 STOP
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
Cebu Pacific
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to Philippines

Late deals on return flights to Philippines, departing today and this week
18 May - 14 Jun
$3,675pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 May - 14 Jun
$3,795pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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2 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 May - 28 May
$3,846pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
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3 STOPS
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
MNL
Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl
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3 STOPS
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

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