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There are 6 ways to get from Manila to General Santos by plane, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry or taxi

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Recommended option

Fly to General Santos  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to General Santos (GES) MNL - GES

$72 - $140

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  42 h 46 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port Manila
  2. Take the bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to General Santos Bulaong Terminal

$42 - $69

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Fly to Davao, bus  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Davao (DVO) MNL - DVO
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Digos
  3. Take the bus from Digos City to YBL General Santos

$49 - $199

Bus and ferry, bus  •  38 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Digos
  3. Take the bus from Digos City to YBL General Santos

$57 - $91

Car ferry, taxi  •  39 h 30 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port Manila
  2. Take a taxi from Cagayan De Oro to General Santos

$135 - $186

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Manila Cubao to Ormoc
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ormoc to Davao City
  3. Take the bus from Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal to YBL General Santos

$52 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to General Santos is to car ferry and bus which costs ₱2,200 - ₱3,700 and takes 42 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to General Santos is to fly which costs ₱3,800 - ₱7,500 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manila to General Santos. However, there are services departing from Valariano Fugoso, Manila and arriving at YBL General Santos via Senator Gil Puyat Ave, Lungsod ng Pasay, Manila, Manila Cubao, Ormoc and Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 0 h.

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The distance between Manila and General Santos is 1049 km.

The best way to get from Manila to General Santos without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 38 h 8 min and costs ₱3,000 - ₱4,900.

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It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to get from Manila to General Santos, including transfers.

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Manila to General Santos bus services, operated by Pintados Bus, depart from Manila Cubao station.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to General Santos Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Manila to General Santos bus services, operated by Yellow Bus Lines, arrive at YBL General Santos station.

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Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific offer flights from Manila Airport to General Santos Airport.

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Map of how to get from Manila to General Santos.
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  • Distance: 655.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 56 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and General Santos, Philippines?

Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific fly from Manila to General Santos every 3 hours.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to General Santos
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $280
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Bacolod–Silay
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to General Santos
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Manila to General Santos via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $250
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Manila to Davao via Mactan–Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Bus operators
Davao Metro Shuttle
Phone
+6382.2992961,+63922.8382416
Email
admin@davaometroshuttle.com
Website
davaometroshuttle.com
Bus from Davao City to Digos
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
davaometroshuttle.com
Yellow Bus Lines
Phone
(63) (83) 228-2511
Email
customerservice.ybl@yahoo.com
Website
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from Davao Ecoland Bus Terminal to Digos
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from Digos City to YBL General Santos
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Bus from Davao City Ecoland Bus Terminal to YBL General Santos
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6
Schedules at
yellowbuslineinc.weebly.com
Philtranco
Phone
(632) 851-8077 to 79
Email
marketing@philtranco.com.ph
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
Ave. Duration
34 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
philtranco.net
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Agora, Cagayan de Oro to General Santos Bulaong Terminal
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
facebook.com
Pintados Bus
Website
phbus.com
Bus from Manila Cubao to Ormoc
Ave. Duration
22 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$33
Schedules at
bicolisarog.com
Book at
bicolisarog.com
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus and ferry from Ormoc to Davao City
Ave. Duration
18 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
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 Cagayan De Oro Port
Ave. Duration
33 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$36
Super Value Class
$36
Tourist Class
$41
Cabin
$56
Stateroom for 2
$121
Suiteroom for 2
$125
Other operators
Taxi from Cagayan De Oro to General Santos
Ave. Duration
6 h
Estimated price
$100 - $130
Cagayan de Oro First Taxi Drivers Alliance (Cafitada)
Phone
+63 927 631 9852

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