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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Manila to Cebu  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cebu (CEB) MNL - CEB

$37 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Jam Liner Buendia Bus Terminal to Batangas
  2. Take the car ferry from Batangas Pier to Cebu

$12 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus to Luzon Island, fly to Cebu  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Trinoma to Clark International Airport
  2. Fly from Luzon Island (CRK) to Cebu (CEB) CRK - CEB

$53 - $284

Fly Manila to Tagbilaran, ferry  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Tagbilaran (TAG) MNL - TAG
  2. Take the ferry from Tagbilaran to Cebu

$63 - $244

Car ferry  •  22 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cebu Manila

$23 - $50

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

Philippine Airlines, AirAsia Philippines and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila to Cebu City hourly.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Luzon Island to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Flights from Manila to Tagbilaran
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $600
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Luzon Island to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Luzon Island to Cebu via Busuanga
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Manila to Tagbilaran
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $430
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Cebu
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Luzon Island to Cebu via Caticlan
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Manila to Tagbilaran
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Bus operators
Jam
Website
jam.com.ph
Bus from Jam Liner Buendia Bus Terminal to Batangas
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
jam.com.ph
Ferry operators
OceanJet
Website
oceanjet.net
Ferry from Tagbilaran to Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
oceanjet.net
Tourist Class
$16
Business Class
$20
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
22 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$23 - $45
Super Value Class
$26 - $31
Tourist Class
$30 - $45
Cabin for 4
$30 - $50
Cabin for 6
$35 - $50
Stateroom for 2
$95 - $110
Suiteroom for 2
$103 - $108
Super Shuttle Roro
Phone
63 (032) 231 0639
Website
supershuttleroro.com
Car ferry from Batangas Pier to Cebu
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
supershuttleroro.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Manila to Cebu City?

The distance between Manila and Cebu City is 572 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Manila to Cebu City?

The cheapest way to get from Manila to Cebu City is to bus and car ferry which costs ₱600 - ₱800 and takes 23 h 30 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Manila to Cebu City?

The quickest way to get from Manila to Cebu City is to fly which takes 3 h 12 min and costs ₱1,900 - ₱8,000.

Is there a direct ferry between Manila and Cebu City?

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Manila and arriving at Cebu. Services depart three times a week. The journey takes approximately 22 h.

How long does it take to get from Manila to Cebu City?

It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Manila to Cebu City, including transfers.