There are 3 ways to get from Manila to Butuan by plane, car ferry, bus or bus and ferry

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Fly  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Butuan (BXU) MNL - BXU

$72 - $200

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  22 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Nasipit Pier, Butuan Manila

$42 - $62

1 alternative option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  30 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Philtranco Pasay to Ormoc 005 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ormoc to Lipata
  3. Take the bus from Surigao to Butuan

$43 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Manila to Butuan is to bus and bus and ferry which costs ₱2,300 - ₱3,600 and takes 30 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Butuan is to fly which costs ₱3,900 - ₱11,000 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The distance between Manila and Butuan is 801 km.

The best way to get from Manila to Butuan without a car is to car ferry which takes 22 h 51 min and costs ₱2,200 - ₱3,400.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Manila to Butuan, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Butuan Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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There are 22+ hotels available in Butuan. Prices start at $25 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Butuan.
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  • Distance: 500.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Butuan, Philippines?

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila to Butuan every 4 hours.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Butuan
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Butuan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Bus operators
Philtranco
Website
philtranco.net
Bus from Philtranco Pasay to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
21 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
philtranco.net
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus and ferry from Ormoc to Lipata
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Bus from Surigao to Butuan
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Ferry operators
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Manila to Nasipit Pier, Butuan
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$35 - $50
Tourist Class
$40 - $50
Cabin for 4
$45 - $55
Stateroom for 2
$105 - $115
Suiteroom for 2
$120

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