There are 6 ways to get from Manila to Cebu City by train, plane, ferry, bus, car ferry or bus and ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train to Manila, fly to Cebu  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Doroteo Jose LRT to Gil Puyat LRT
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cebu (CEB) MNL - CEB

$34 - $145

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Car ferry  •  22 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cebu Manila

$22 - $50

4 alternative options

Fly Manila to Tagbilaran, ferry  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Tagbilaran (TAG) MNL - TAG
  2. Take the ferry from Tagbilaran to Cebu

$62 - $243

Bus to Clark International, fly to Cebu  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Trinoma to Clark International Airport
  2. Fly from Clark International (CRK) to Cebu (CEB) CRK - CEB

$50 - $279

Bus, Fast Ferrry  •  26 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Manila Cubao to Ormoc
  2. Take the Fast Ferrry from Ormoc to Cebu

$49

Bus and ferry, ferry  •  32 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Isarog Lines Cubao to Masbate City
  2. Take the ferry from Masbate City to Cebu

$40 - $96

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Manila and arriving at Cebu. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 22 h.

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The distance between Manila and Cebu City is 572 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Cebu City without a car is to car ferry which takes 22 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to get from Manila to Cebu City, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Cebu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and AirAsia Philippines offer flights from Manila Airport to Cebu Airport.

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There are 1033+ hotels available in Cebu City. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Cebu City.
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  • Distance: 357.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 2 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Cebu City, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Manila to Cebu City. However, you can take the train to Gil Puyat LRT, take the walk to Jam Liner/Atrium, take the Airport Bus to NAIA Terminal 2, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Cebu, take the walk to Mactan–Cebu International Airport, then take the bus to Cebu City. Alternatively, you can take the train to Gil Puyat LRT, take the walk to Jam Liner/Atrium, take the Airport Bus to NAIA Terminal 2, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Tagbilaran, then take the ferry to Cebu City.

Airlines
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Manila to Tagbilaran
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Clark International to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Clark International to Cebu via Caticlan
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Manila to Tagbilaran
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from Clark International to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Manila to Tagbilaran
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Flights from Clark International to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Train operators
Light rail Transit Authority
Website
lrta.gov.ph
Train from Doroteo Jose LRT to Gil Puyat LRT
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
lrta.gov.ph
Bus operators
Pintados Bus
Website
phbus.com
Bus from Manila Cubao to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
bicolisarog.com
Book at
bicolisarog.com
Bicol Isarog
Website
bicolisarog.com
Bus and ferry from Isarog Lines Cubao to Masbate City
Ave. Duration
14 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
bicolisarog.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Ferry operators
OceanJet
Website
oceanjet.net
Ferry from Tagbilaran to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Schedules at
oceanjet.net
Book at
12go.asia
Tourist Class
$15
Business Class
$19
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila to Cebu
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$22 - $50
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$22 - $45
Super Value Class
$26 - $30
Tourist Class
$30 - $45
Cabin for 4
$30 - $45
Cabin for 6
$35 - $50
Stateroom for 2
$95 - $105
Suiteroom for 2
$100 - $105
SuperCat Ferry
Website
supercat.com.ph
Ferry from Ormoc to Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
supercat.com.ph
Cokaliong Shipping
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Masbate City to Cebu
Ave. Duration
14 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$14 - $70
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
$14
Cabin for 2
$64
Cabin for 4
$30
Suite Room
$69

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