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There are 5 ways to get from Manila to Cebu City by train, plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or ferry

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Train to Manila, fly

  1. Take the train from Doroteo Jose LRT to Edsa Lrt
  2. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Mactan–Cebu (CEB)

Bus to Clark International, fly

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

Car ferry

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cebu

Bus and ferry

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Manila Pasay to Liloan

Bus and ferry, ferry

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Marikina BFCT Terminal to Port of Masbate
  2. Take the ferry from Masbate City to Cebu

Manila to Cebu City by car ferry

3 Weekly Car ferries
23h 30m Average Duration
₱2,000 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Manila to Cebu City is to train and fly, which costs ₱1,200 - ₱3,400 and takes 3h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Cebu City is to train and fly which costs ₱1,200 - ₱3,400 and takes 3h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manila to Cebu City. However, there are services departing from Claro M. Recto Ave / T. Mapua Intersection, Manila and arriving at Cebu North Bus Terminal via Manila Pasay and Liloan. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30h 54m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Manila and arriving at Cebu. Services depart three times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 23h 30m.

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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 23h 30m and costs ₱2,000 - ₱2,700.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Manila to Cebu City, including transfers.

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Manila to Cebu City bus services, operated by Philtranco, depart from Manila Pasay station.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Mactan–Cebu Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Manila to Cebu City bus services, operated by Philtranco, arrive at Liloan station.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Cebu City.
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  • Distance: 571.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

Philtranco operates a vehicle from Manila Pasay to Liloan once daily. Tickets cost ₱1,700 - ₱2,500 and the journey takes 28h.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,500 - ₱5,500
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱2,300 - ₱9,500
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,700 - ₱4,900
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱2,400 - ₱11,000
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,400 - ₱4,400
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱3,600 - ₱14,000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱2,000 - ₱6,000
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
₱2,000 - ₱14,000
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₱2,700 - ₱11,000
Royal Air Charter Service
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,300 - ₱16,000
Train operators
Light rail Transit Authority
Phone
+63 (2) 647-3452
Email
pro@lrta.gov.ph
Website
lrta.gov.ph
Train from Doroteo Jose LRT to Edsa Lrt
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
₱15 - ₱30
Website
Light rail Transit Authority
Bus operators
Genesis Transport
Phone
+63 2 551 0842
Website
facebook.com
Bus from Trinoma to Clark International Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
₱210 - ₱300
Schedules at
genesistransport.ph
Philtranco
Phone
(632) 851-8077 to 79
Email
marketing@philtranco.com.ph
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Manila Pasay to Liloan
Ave. Duration
28h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱1,700 - ₱2,500
Schedules at
philtranco.net
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
RoRo Bus by Montenegro
Phone
(043) 723-4706
Website
facebook.com
Bus and ferry from Marikina BFCT Terminal to Port of Masbate
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₱1,250 - ₱1,350
Schedules at
phbus.com
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 Cebu
Ave. Duration
23h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
₱2,000 - ₱2,700
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Tatami
₱2,070
Tourist Class Premium
₱2,383
Business Class for 2
₱2,473
Business Class Premium
₱2,562
Stateroom for 2
₱5,932
Suiteroom for 2
₱6,200
Super Value Class
₱2,107
Mega Value Class
₱2,196
Cabin for 4
₱2,699
Cokaliong Shipping
Phone
(032) 232-7211
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Masbate City to Cebu
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱900 - ₱1,100
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
₱900
Tourist
₱1,100
Suite Room
₱4,255
Cabin
₱1,480

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Royal Air Charter Service, Turkish Airlines, Cebgo and three other airlines offer flights from Manila Airport to Mactan–Cebu Airport.

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