There are 8 ways to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos by plane, taxi, bus or car

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 Cauayan, taxi  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cauayan (CYZ) MNL - CYZ
  2. Take a taxi from Cauayan to San Carlos

$118 - $336

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Bus Partas  •  8 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Partas Bus Station Pasay to San Fernando La Union

$9 - $13

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Fly to Laoag, bus  •  8 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Laoag (LAO) MNL - LAO
  2. Take the bus from Laoag to Bacnotan

$87 - $243

Bus, taxi  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Philippine Rabbit Avenida to Alaminos
  2. Take a taxi from Alaminos to San Carlos

$37 - $47

Bus Genesis Transport  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Manila Cubao to La Union

$10 - $14

Bus via Mariveles  •  11 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Bataan Transit Cubao to Mariveles
  2. Take the bus from Mariveles to Caba

$18 - $19

Taxi  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take a taxi from Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos 164.3 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos 164.3 miles

$21 - $35

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos. However, there are services departing from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Departures Ramp, Lungsod ng Pasay, Manila and arriving at Caba via Partas Bus Station Pasay and San Fernando La Union. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 31 min.

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The distance between Manila Airport (MNL) and San Carlos is 227 km. The road distance is 262.9 km.

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The best way to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 7 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 37 min to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos, including transfers.

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Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos bus services, operated by Partas, arrive at Partas Bus Station Pasay.

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

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Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos bus services, operated by Partas, arrive at San Fernando La Union station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos is 263 km. It takes approximately 3 h 16 min to drive from Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos.

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Cebu Pacific offers flights from Manila Airport to Cauayan Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in San Carlos. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos.
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  • Distance: 141.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 37 min

What companies run services between Manila Airport (MNL), Philippines and San Carlos, Ilocos Region, Philippines?

Partas operates a bus from Manila Airport (MNL) to San Carlos every 4 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $12 and the journey takes 6 h.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Cauayan
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $130
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Laoag
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $420
Bus operators
Partas
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Laoag to Bacnotan
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
Bus from Partas Bus Station Pasay to San Fernando La Union
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
facebook.com
Book at
biyaheroes.com
Philippine Rabbit
Phone
+63 922 867 7358
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Philippine Rabbit Avenida to Alaminos
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bataan Transit
Website
bataantransit.com
Bus from Bataan Transit Cubao to Mariveles
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
bataantransit.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Bus from Mariveles to Caba
Ave. Duration
5 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
bataantransit.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Other operators
Taxi from Cauayan to San Carlos
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100

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