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There are 4 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  •  3h 51m

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

$34 - $145

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Car ferry  •  22h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cebu Manila

$22 - $50

2 alternative options

Bus to Clark International, fly  •  6h 27m

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

$50 - $279

Bus and ferry, ferry  •  32h 10m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Isarog Lines Cubao to Masbate City
  2. Take the ferry from Masbate City to Cebu

$42 - $46

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to Cebu City is to car ferry which costs ₱1,200 - ₱2,500 and takes 22h.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Cebu City is to train and fly which costs ₱1,800 - ₱8,000 and takes 3h 51m.

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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, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 22h.

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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 and costs ₱1,200 - ₱2,500.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Manila to Cebu City, including transfers.

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

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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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There are 1171+ hotels available in Cebu City. Prices start at $23 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to Cebu City.
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  • Distance: 357.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

There is no direct connection from Manila to Cebu City. However, you can take the train to Gil Puyat LRT, take the walk to Jam Liner/Atrium, take the Airport Bus to NAIA Terminal 2, take the walk to Manila airport, fly to Mactan–Cebu, take the walk to Mactan–Cebu International Airport, then take the bus to Cebu City. Alternatively, you can take the bus to West Avenue, Quezon City, take the walk to Trinoma, take the bus to Clark International Airport, take the walk to Clark International airport, fly to Mactan–Cebu, take the walk to Mactan–Cebu International Airport, then take the bus to Cebu City.

Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $260
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu via Francisco B. Reyes
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu via Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $370
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $320
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu via Boracay
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $330
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu via Puerto Princesa
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $140
Flights from Clark International to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Cebgo
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $290
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 Gil Puyat LRT
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
lrta.gov.ph
Bus operators
Bicol Isarog
Phone
(02) 7278194 / (02) 4232957 / 0908-8512643 / 0917-8894713
Email
customerservice@bicolisarog.com
Website
bicolisarog.com
Bus and ferry from Isarog Lines Cubao to Masbate City
Ave. Duration
14h 56m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
bicolisarog.com
Book at
pinoytravel.com.ph
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
Frequency
4 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
$100 - $105
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
$16 - $20
Schedules at
cokaliongshipping.com
Economy
$16
Tourist
$20
Suite Room
$80

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