There are 3 ways to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef by plane, ferry, bus 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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Fly to Cairns, ferry  •  14h 22m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cairns (CNS) MNL - CNS
  2. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$464 - $664

2 alternative options

Fly to Cooktown, bus, ferry  •  21h 38m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cooktown (CTN) MNL - CTN
  2. Take the bus from Cooktown to Smithfield
  3. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$560 - $1,555

Fly to Proserpine, bus and ferry, ferry, bus  •  27h 49m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Proserpine (PPP) MNL - PPP
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
  3. Take the ferry from Hamilton Island Marina to Port of Airlie
  4. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns
  5. Take the ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island

$969 - $2,174

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The cheapest way to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef is to fly and ferry which costs ₱14,000 - ₱21,000 and takes 14h 22m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef is to fly and ferry which costs ₱14,000 - ₱21,000 and takes 14h 22m.

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The distance between Manila Airport (MNL) and Great Barrier Reef is 4427 km.

It takes approximately 14h 22m to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Manila Airport to Cairns Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 30m and has one stopover.

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Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Philippine Airlines and five other airlines offer flights from Manila Airport to Cairns Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Great Barrier Reef. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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What companies run services between Manila Airport (MNL), Philippines and Great Barrier Reef, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Manila Airport (MNL) to Great Barrier Reef. However, you can fly to Cairns, take the walk to Cairns Airport, take the shuttle to Palm Cove, take the walk to Williams Esplanade at Caryota St, take the line 110 bus to Cairns City Bus Station Platform 1, take the walk to Cairns, take the ferry to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, then take the walk to Great Barrier Reef. Alternatively, you can fly to Cooktown, take the taxi to Cooktown, take the bus to Smithfield, take the walk to Smithfield Shopping Centre, take the line 110 bus to Cairns City Bus Station Platform 1, take the walk to Cairns, take the ferry to Great Barrier Reef Green Island, then take the walk to Great Barrier Reef.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Port Moresby
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,600
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
19h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$800 - $2,700
Okapi Airlines
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Port Moresby, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14h 20m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,500
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Singapore Changi, Cairns
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Tokyo Narita, Cairns
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,900
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Ngurah Rai, Cairns
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Manila to Cooktown via Osaka Kansai, Cairns
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,800
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,700
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Singapore Changi, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$850 - $2,900
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Port Moresby, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,800
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,800
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Port Moresby, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$1,200 - $2,800
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Ngurah Rai
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Manila to Proserpine via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $2,000
Air Niugini
Website
airniugini.com.pg
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Port Moresby
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Japan Airlines
Website
jal.com
Flights from Manila to Cairns via Tokyo Narita
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Website
transnorthbus.com
Bus from Cooktown to Smithfield
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com
Cruise Whitsundays
Phone
+61 07 4846 7000
Email
reservations@cruisewhitsundays.com
Website
cruisewhitsundays.com
Bus and ferry from Proserpine Airport to Hamilton Island Marina
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$83
Schedules at
cruisewhitsundays.com
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $150
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$90 - $110
Premium
$100 - $150
Advantage
$110 - $140
Ferry operators
Green Island Adventures
Phone
(61) 7 4044 9944
Email
central_ga@quicksilvergroup.com.au
Website
green-island.com.au
Ferry from Cairns to Great Barrier Reef Green Island
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$96
Schedules at
green-island.com.au
Cruise Whitsundays

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