There are 6 ways to get from Manila to San Francisco by plane, bus, taxi, car ferry 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 Butuan, bus  •  5 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Butuan (BXU) MNL - BXU
  2. Take the bus from Butuan to Prosperidad Babak

$77 - $209

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Car ferry, bus  •  42 h 57 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Manila to Cagayan De Oro Port
  2. Take the bus from Cagayan de Oro to Butuan
  3. Take the bus from Butuan to San Francisco

$44 - $76

4 alternative options

Fly to Cagayan, taxi  •  8 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Cagayan (CGY) MNL - CGY
  2. Take a taxi from Cagayan to San Francisco

$143 - $294

Fly to Davao, bus  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Manila (MNL) to Davao (DVO) MNL - DVO
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Rosario

$49 - $201

Car ferry, taxi  •  36 h 10 min

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

$64 - $89

Bus and ferry, bus  •  39 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Philtranco Pasay to Davao
  2. Take the bus from Davao City to Rosario

$57 - $94

Questions & Answers

The distance between Manila and San Francisco is 865 km.

The best way to get from Manila to San Francisco without a car is to car ferry and taxi which takes 36 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 31 min to get from Manila to San Francisco, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manila Airport to Butuan Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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

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There are two+ hotels available in San Francisco. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manila to San Francisco.
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  • Distance: 540.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 31 min

What companies run services between Manila, Philippines and San Francisco, Caraga, Philippines?

There is no direct connection from Manila to San Francisco. 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 Butuan, take the taxi to Butuan, take the bus to Prosperidad Babak, then take the taxi to San Francisco. 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 Cagayan, then take the taxi to San Francisco.

Airlines
Cebu Pacific
Website
cebupacificair.com
Flights from Manila to Butuan
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $250
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 Davao
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Bacolod
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Iloilo
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Flights from Manila to Davao via Cebu
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $170
Philippine Airlines
Website
philippineairlines.com
Flights from Manila to Butuan
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $320
Flights from Manila to Cagayan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $260
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
AirAsia Philippines
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Manila to Cagayan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Manila to Cagayan via Cebu
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flights from Manila to Davao
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $430
Bus operators
Bachelor Express
Phone
+63(082) 285-6486
Bus from Butuan to Prosperidad Babak
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Bus from Davao City to Rosario
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Bus from Cagayan de Oro to Butuan
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Bus from Butuan to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
davaoterminal.page.tl
Philtranco
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
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 Nasipit Pier, Butuan
Ave. Duration
34 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
travel.2go.com.ph
Mega Value Class
$35 - $50
Tourist Class
$40 - $50
Cabin for 4
$45 - $55
Stateroom for 2
$105 - $115
Suiteroom for 2
$120
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
$35
Super Value Class
$35
Tourist Class
$41
Cabin
$56
Stateroom for 2
$120
Suiteroom for 2
$124
Other operators
Taxi from Cagayan to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Cagayan de Oro First Taxi Drivers Alliance (Cafitada)
Phone
+63 927 631 9852

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