There are 7 ways to get from Manila to Iligan by plane, bus, car ferry, taxi or bus and ferry

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

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Fly to Cagayan, bus  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cagayan (CGY) MNL - CGY
  2. Take the bus from Initao to Iligan

$63 - $187

Cheapest option

Car ferry  •  40 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Iligan Manila

$45 - $75

5 alternative options

Fly to Ozamis, car ferry  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Ozamis (OZC) MNL - OZC
  2. Take the car ferry from Ozamis Pier to Iligan Port

$77 - $259

Fly to Cotabato, taxi  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cotabato (CBO) MNL - CBO
  2. Take a taxi from Cotabato to Iligan

$128 - $414

Fly to Pagadian, bus  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Pagadian (PAG) MNL - PAG
  2. Take the bus from Pagadian City to Iligan City

$103 - $392

Car ferry, taxi  •  26 h 51 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Nasipit Pier, Butuan Manila
  2. Take a taxi from Nasipit Pier, Butuan to Iligan

$116 - $154

Bus and ferry, taxi  •  33 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
  2. Take a taxi from Cagayan De Oro to Iligan

$70 - $101

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manila to Iligan is to car ferry which costs ₱2,500 - ₱4,000 and takes 40 h.

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The quickest way to get from Manila to Iligan is to fly and bus which costs ₱3,300 - ₱10,000 and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Manila and Iligan is 794 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 11 min to get from Manila to Iligan, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Manila and arriving at Iligan. Services depart once a week. The journey takes approximately 40 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Manila to Iligan.
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  • Distance: 496 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 11 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and Iligan, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Manila to Iligan. 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 Cagayan, take the taxi to Initao, then take the bus to Iligan. Alternatively, 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 Ozamis, take the taxi to Ozamis Pier, then take the car ferry to Iligan.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Cagayan
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Manila to Cagayan via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Manila to Ozamis
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $290
Flights from Manila to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Manila to Pagadian
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $380
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Cagayan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Manila to Ozamis
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Manila to Cotabato
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Bus operators
RTMI (Rural Transit of Mindanao Incorporated)
Phone
+63 88 858 5887
Bus from Initao to Iligan
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
facebook.com
Bus from Pagadian City to Iligan City
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
facebook.com
Philtranco
Website
philtranco.net
Bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Cagayan De Oro
Ave. Duration
31 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
philtranco.net
Ferry operators
2 GO Travel
Phone
(+63 2) 528.7209
Email
info@2go.com.ph
Website
travel.2go.com.ph
Car ferry from Ozamis Pier to Iligan Port
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$1 - $20
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$2
Super Value Class
$2
Tourist Class
$2
Cabin for 4
$20
Car ferry from Manila to Nasipit Pier, Butuan
Ave. Duration
22 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$35 - $50
Tourist Class
$45 - $55
Cabin for 4
$45 - $55
Stateroom for 2
$105 - $115
Suiteroom for 2
$122
Car ferry from Manila to Iligan
Ave. Duration
40 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $75
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Super Value Class
$45 - $55
Mega Value Class
$45 - $55
Tourist Class
$45 - $60
Business Class
$50 - $60
Cabin for 4
$60 - $75
Stateroom for 2
$110 - $150
Suiteroom for 2
$130 - $160
Other operators
Taxi from Cotabato to Iligan
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70

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