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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

The car ferry journey time between Manila and Cebu City is around 22h 55m and covers a distance of around 734 km. The fastest car ferry normally takes 22h. Operated by 2 GO Travel, the Manila to Cebu City car ferry service departs from Manila and arrives in Cebu. Typically six car ferries run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Car ferry route information

Average car ferry time:
22h 55m
Fastest car ferry time:
22h
Car ferry distance:
734 km
Car ferries per week:
6
Cheapest price:
₱750
Carbon emissions:
113 kg CO2

First and last car ferries

First car ferry departs at:
09:00
Last car ferry departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manila to Cebu City car ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Manila to Cebu City is to train and fly, which costs ₱500 - ₱1,600 and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Cebu City is to train and fly which costs ₱500 - ₱1,600 and takes 3h 55m.

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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 four times a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 22h 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 22h 30m and costs ₱750 - ₱1,900.

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It takes approximately 3h 55m 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 55m

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
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱700 - ₱2,800
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu via Tacloban
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
₱700 - ₱2,800
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu via Butuan
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₱700 - ₱2,800
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu via Boracay
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
₱700 - ₱2,800
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
₱1,400 - ₱12,000
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱550 - ₱1,700
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu via Boracay
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₱550 - ₱1,700
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu via Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
₱550 - ₱1,700
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱1,200 - ₱7,000
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu via Boracay
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
₱1,200 - ₱7,500
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱500 - ₱2,100
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱900 - ₱6,000
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
₱4,200 - ₱10,000
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
₱1,400 - ₱110,000
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
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
22h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
₱750 - ₱1,900
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Tatami
₱771
Tourist Class Premium
₱1,121
Business Class for 2
₱1,722
Business Class Premium
₱1,822
Stateroom for 2
₱4,413
Cokaliong Shipping
Phone
(032) 232-7211
Website
cokaliongshipping.com
Ferry from Masbate City to Cebu
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
₱850 - ₱1,100
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
₱860
Tourist
₱1,025
Suite Room
₱4,255

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Cebgo, AirAsia Philippines, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines offer flights from Manila Airport to Mactan–Cebu Airport.

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