There are 6 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

4 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 - $243

Car ferry  •  22 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cebu Manila

$22 - $50

Bus, Fast Ferrry  •  26 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Manila Cubao to Ormoc
  2. Take the Fast Ferrry from Ormoc to Cebu

$49

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to Cebu City is to bus and car ferry which costs ₱650 - ₱800 and takes 23 h 30 min.

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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.

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The distance between Manila and Cebu City is 572 km.

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

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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.

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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 29 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
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
Pintados Bus
Website
phbus.com
Bus from Manila Cubao to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
bicolisarog.com
Book at
bicolisarog.com
Ferry operators
OceanJet
Website
oceanjet.net
Ferry from Tagbilaran to Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
oceanjet.net
Tourist Class
$15
Business Class
$19
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
$22 - $50
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Book at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$22 - $45
Super Value Class
$26 - $30
Tourist Class
$30 - $45
Cabin for 4
$30 - $45
Cabin for 6
$35 - $50
Stateroom for 2
$95 - $105
Suiteroom for 2
$101 - $106
Super Shuttle Roro
Phone
63 (032) 231 0639
Website
supershuttleroro.com
Car ferry from Batangas Pier to Cebu
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
supershuttleroro.com
SuperCat Ferry
Website
supercat.com.ph
Ferry from Ormoc to Cebu
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
supercat.com.ph

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