There are 3 ways to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Sulu Archipelago by plane, ferry, car ferry, bus and ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Fly, ferry  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Zamboanga (ZAM) MNL - ZAM
  2. Take the ferry from Zamboanga to Jolo

₱3,734 - ₱11,484

Cheapest option

Car ferry, ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Zamboanga Manila
  2. Take the ferry from Zamboanga to Jolo

₱1,970 - ₱4,581

1 alternative option

Bus and ferry, bus, ferry  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
  2. Take the bus from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga
  3. Take the ferry from Zamboanga to Jolo

₱3,558 - ₱4,895

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Sulu Archipelago is to car ferry and ferry which costs ₱1,900 - ₱4,600 and takes 2 days 2h.

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The quickest way to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Sulu Archipelago is to fly and ferry which costs ₱3,700 - ₱12,000 and takes 6h 14m.

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The distance between Manila Airport (MNL) and Sulu Archipelago is 946 km.

The best way to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Sulu Archipelago without a car is to car ferry and ferry which takes 2 days 2h and costs ₱1,900 - ₱4,600.

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It takes approximately 6h 14m to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Sulu Archipelago, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Zamboanga Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 40m.

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Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Manila Airport to Zamboanga Airport.

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Map of how to get from Manila Airport (MNL) to Sulu Archipelago.
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  • Distance: 946.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 14m

What companies run services between Manila Airport (MNL), Philippines and Sulu Archipelago, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Manila Airport (MNL) to Sulu Archipelago. However, you can fly to Zamboanga, take the taxi to Zamboanga, then take the ferry to Jolo. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Manila Airport (MNL) to Jolo via Luneta Hotel, Museum of Philippine History, Rizal Park, T.M. Kalaw, Manila, Juan Luna, Manila, Isabelo delos Reyes Elementary School, Nicolas Zamora, Manila, Sto. Nino Church, Nicolas Zamora, Manila, Manila, Zamboanga, and Zamboanga in around 2 days 2h.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱3,300 - ₱11,000
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱3,800 - ₱12,000
Flights from Manila to Zamboanga via Davao
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₱3,800 - ₱12,000
Bus operators
Philtranco
Phone
(632) 851-8077 to 79
Email
marketing@philtranco.com.ph
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
Ave. Duration
45h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱2,100 - ₱3,000
Schedules at
philtranco.net
Book at
iwantseats.com
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Cagayan de Oro to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
₱550 - ₱850
Ferry operators
Weesamexpress
Phone
(032)231-7737
Email
info@weesam.ph
Website
weesam.ph
Ferry from Zamboanga to Jolo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱800 - ₱900
Schedules at
weesam.ph
Book at
ticketing.weesam.ph
First Class
₱900
Tourist
₱800
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila to Zamboanga
Ave. Duration
44h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱1,000 - ₱3,500
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
12go.asia
Super Value Class
₱1,000 - ₱1,500
Mega Value Class
₱1,500 - ₱2,000
Tourist Class
₱2,100 - ₱2,900
Cabin for 4
₱3,000 - ₱3,500

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